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Too Cold For School Tuesday? Fairfax County Makes Decision

Find out if Fairfax students are going to school Tuesday.

Find out if Fairfax students are going to school Tuesday. Patch file photo
Find out if Fairfax students are going to school Tuesday. Patch file photo
The National Weather Service is expecting dangerously cold temperatures beginning Monday night and through the day Tuesday. The NWS warns of the potential for frostbite and hypothermia, in particular.

See the forecast for Fairfax from the Weather Channel.

Fairfax County Schools will be closed Tuesday, Jan. 7, according to a statement from the district.

Should Fairfax schools be closed on Tuesday? Tell us in the comment section below!

Full statement: 

All Fairfax County public schools will be closed Tuesday, January 7, due to dangerously low temperatures and wind chill. Offices will be open. The following activities in schools and on school grounds are canceled:
  • extracurricular activities
  • interscholastic contests
  • team practices
  • field trips
  • middle school after-school programs
  • professional learning and training courses
  • all adult and community education classes
  • recreation programs and community use by outside groups not affiliated with FCPS

School Age Child Care (SACC) centers are closed. 

g2reg January 06, 2014 at 07:45 PM
P U $ $ I E $ - This is ridiculous. This world is going down the tube. Everyone gets trophies. No more dodge ball. You close school for potential flurries, now we are closing school because of cold air........ Who the heck is running this ship? Lazy teachers who don't want to work?!?!?!?!?!?
g2reg January 06, 2014 at 07:54 PM
I walked 5 miles uphill to school and 5 miles uphill back home. I got my junks smashed in with a rubber ball at PE. I didn't get a trophy when my loser team lost. What types of lazy people are you people trying to create????? Seriously. This country is going down the $hlt3R!!!!! As a taxpayer, I'm am OUTRAGED that a school district would close schools because its "COLD OUTSIDE"!!!!!!! That is the most INSANE thing I've ever heard in my life. Have any of you other taxpayers think that this is an easy way for school superintendents and teachers to get a "free" day off???? Will they still be paid? OF COURSE THEY WILL!!!!!!! A decade ago it was SNOW.. 3 years ago it was a potential for snow. NOW!!!! Its COLD outside?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?! W + F !!!! Whats going on?!?!?!
Terry French January 07, 2014 at 09:24 AM
You should come check out one of these schools - you will see that a whole lot of these "lazy" teachers are at school anyway - even though we have the day "off." Some of us are even holding on-line classes with our students.

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