Superintendent George Arlotto today reminded parents of all Anne Arundel County Public Schools students that the semester break for students – now scheduled for January 25 and 26, 2016 – could shift if there is inclement weather that forces schools to close on any of the four days preceding the break.

The Board-approved calendar calls for four consecutive days of high school semester exams for high school students on the days before the break. Thus, if inclement weather forces a closing of schools on any of the testing days – January 19 through 22 – the semester break will be shifted forward accordingly.

High school exams will be administered according to the following schedule:

  • Tuesday, January 19: A Day, periods 1 and 2
  • Wednesday, January 20: B Day, periods 1 and 2
  • Thursday, January 21: A Day, periods 3 and 4
  • Friday, January 22: B Day, periods 3 and 4

Should inclement weather force a closing on one of the exam dates, the schedule will be shifted but exams will still be administered in the order listed above.

Should inclement weather force a two-hour delay on one of the exam dates, all schools will open two hours late and close at their normal time. The high school exam schedule will remain intact.

There will be no classes for half-day, afternoon prekindergarten, or ECI students from January 19 through 22. Morning half-day sessions will be held as scheduled, but will be canceled if schools open two hours late on any of those four days.

All AACPS schools and offices are closed on Monday, January 18, for the Martin Luther King, Jr., holiday.