Emergency Closing Policy

Use the following information if you think school may have an alternate schedule because of snow or other weather-related situations. For information on schedule changes, check your email and/or text messages for announcements from Temple Beth Ami.

If Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) close, then Gan Ami will adhere to MCPS’ decision to close for the first two days of a weather incident and will make an independent decision based on the conditions around our facility on the third day and after.

If MCPS chooses to offer online learning, because they cannot open schools safely due to hazardous weather, then Gan Ami will follow the closing protocol above.

If Montgomery County Public Schools has a delayed opening for inclement weather, then Gan Ami will open at 9:30 am. There will not be any Early Arrival.

If Montgomery County Public Schools has an early dismissal due to inclement weather, then Gan Ami classes will end at their regular times.  AfterCare will end at 4:00 pm at the latest, though we encourage you to pick up your child as early as possible. If we must close before 4:00 pm, we will contact each parent.

We ask that you always use your judgment when weather is inclement. If you feel that driving is hazardous, please stay home, even if school is open.

Gan Ami may need to modify schedules for other types of emergency situations. Such changes may be made independent of MCPS decisions. Please check email announcements and/or text messages from Temple Beth Ami for pertinent details.