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Area Lockdowns and Cancellations

Updated 5:54 a.m. EDT
Friday, Oct. 25, 2002

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M A R Y L A N D    S C H O O L S

Public
Anne Arundel County:
All lunches, recess, and PE classes will be on a normal schedule.
Scheduled adjustments for Athletic and other outdoor activities will remain in effect for today, Friday October 25, 2002 and Saturday, October 26, 2002.
As of Monday, October 28, all after school evening events may return to their original schedule. Details of the restrictions are available on the school system's Web site at www.aacps.org.

Calvert County:
Effective immediately and until further notice, there will be no outside activities (recess or physical education) during the day.
All after-school activities will continue as usual.
All field trips are canceled.
Vocational Technical classes will be conducted as scheduled.
Kindergarten classes will be conducted as scheduled.
If no adult is present at a bus stop, kindergarten students will be returned to their school.
Dismissals will proceed as usual.
Students will not be penalized if they or their parents decide to skip an extracurricular activity.
Principals are asked to be in their buildings for the remainder of this week.
Meetings away from the school site should be rescheduled whenever possible. The Division of Parks and Recreation will conduct all scheduled activities.
Details of the restrictions are available on the school system's Web site, www.calvertnet.k12.md.us/.

Charles County:
Heightened level of security.
Sheriff’s officers and Maryland State Police officers will be visible at each school and during scheduled activities.
After school activities are scheduled to continue as usual.
Details of the restrictions are available on the school system's Web page at www.ccboe.com.

Frederick County:
Effective Friday, Oct. 25, schools will lift the "precautionary lockdown" and return to a normal routine.
Details are available on the school system's Web page at www.fcps.org/.

Howard County:
All schools will continue on modified lockdown until further notice.
Field trips will be approved on a case by case basis. Work study and mentorships have resumed.
All after school and evening activities have resumed, including high school interscholastic athletic practices and games.
This includes marching band practices. Parents may elect to exclude their children from extracurricular activities without penalty.
Details of the restrictions are available on the school system's Web page at www.howard.k12.md.us/.

Montgomery County:
All indoor and outdoor activities for Friday have been returned to normal schedules.
Previous restrictions on outdoor student activities, including outdoor recess, physical education, open lunch for high school students, and field trips in the Washington area have been removed.
Outdoor athletic programs will also resume.
Details are available on the school system's Web page at www.mcps.k12.md.us/.

Prince George's County:
Schools have resumed normal indoor and outdoor activities.
Details are available on the school system's Web page at http://www.pgcps.pg.k12.md.us/.

St. Mary's County:
Schools will resume in-county and out-of-county field trips.
Outdoor activities during the school day, including recess, will also resume on this day. Full participation in after school, evening, and weekend activities will continue.
Details of the restrictions are available on the school system's Web page at www.smcps.k12.md.us/.


D I S T R I C T    S C H O O L S

D.C. Public:
Schools are open today as scheduled.
Regular bus transportation will resume today.
Details are available on the school system's Web page at www.k12.dc.us/dcps/home.html.

Archdiocese of Washington Schools:
For this week, schools in Montgomery County will follow the opening and operations guidelines of the Montgomery public schools, while schools in Prince George's County and the District will follow the guidelines of the Prince George's County public schools. CYO will make a decision on a daily basis.

V I R G I N I A    S C H O O L S

Alexandria:
Schools have resumed normal operations.
Weekend activities scheduled for October 26 and 27 will also resume.
Normal operations will mean the return to outdoor activities, including recess, physical education classes, sports practices, athletic events, and field trips.
Details are available on the school system's Web page at www.acps.k12.va.us/.

Arlington County:
Schools have resumed normal operations.
An announcement will be made on Friday about schedules and plans for athletic events.
Details are available on the school system's Web page at www.arlington.k12.va.us/.

Fairfax County:
Schools have resumed normal operations.
Cross country district meets will be conducted at Fort Belvoir (South Post golf course). The Patriot and National District meets were held today, and the Concord and Liberty District meets are scheduled for tomorrow, Friday, October 25.
2. Field hockey makeup games scheduled for the Quantico Marine Corps Base will remain at that site. Twenty games will be played on Saturday, October 26, and 20 additional games will be played on Sunday, October 27.
A football makeup game involving Stuart High School will be played Saturday, October 26, either at Fort Belvoir or at Stuart High School.
Varsity football games will resume Friday, November 1. The remainder of game dates will be released to the press in the near future.

Details are available on the school system's Web page at www.fcps.k12.va.us/.

Falls Church:
Schools have resumed normal operations. The GMHS football game scheduled for Friday is still postponed.
Details are available on the school system's Web page at www.fccps.k12.va.us/.

Fauquier County:
All outside activities during and after school, and field trips canceled until further notice.
Details of the restrictions are available on the school system's Web page at www.fcps1.org/.

Hanover County:
Normal operations resume. Friday football games remained postponed. Henricor County:
Normal operations resume. Friday football games remained postponed. Loudoun County:
LCPS schools will not hold any outside activities through Friday, October 25, 2002. Scheduled practices may be held if they are moved inside the school building.
LCPS employees will continue to be vigilant about activities surrounding school campuses and will provide as much supervision as possible during opening and closing times both for regular school and late activities.
Sheriff's deputies and police officers are patrolling all schools before and after opening and before closing.
This outside cancellation applies to all school levels, all practices, all games, and all field trips to outdoor activities involving Loudoun County Public School students.

Details of the restrictions are available on the school system's Web page at www.loudoun.k12.va.us/.

Manassas Park City Schools:
Schools are scheduled to open on time this morning but will remain in a limited lock down status.
No field trips, no outside activities, etc. until further notice. A
All exterior doors will remain locked and visitors must show identification prior to entering the buildings.
Details of the restrictions are available on the school system's Web page at www.mpark.net/.

Manassas City Public Schools:
operate in a limited lock down status for Friday, October 25, 2002. No field trips, outdoor recess, or other outside activities. Schools will remain in limited lock down status until further notice.
All outdoor activities and field trips are canceled.
There will be no field trips and no outdoor activities.
Indoor activities will be held as normal during the school day.

Details of the restrictions are available on the school system's Web page at www.manassas.k12.va.us.

Prince William County:
All outside activities are canceled until further notice. Indoor activities will be held.
All field trips scheduled for today have been canceled.
Details of the restrictions are available on the school system's Web page at www.pwcs.edu/.

Richmond Public Schools:
Schools will be open. Outdoor and evening activities are canceled.

Spotsylvania County:
Until further notice, all schools continue to be locked-down.
Students will be kept inside the school buildings. Students and staff will be free to move about inside the building as usual. All classes will be held according to the school’s daily schedule.
Outdoor after-school activities will be canceled or moved inside. This includes athletic practices, club meetings, etc. Those activities that can be conducted inside will be moved.
All doors (including the front entrance to the school building) will be kept locked.
The credentials of all visitors to schools will be closely checked unless the office staff positively recognizes that person.
All field trips have been canceled.
Details of the restrictions are available on the school system's Web page at www.spotsylvania.k12.va.us/.

Stafford County:
Until further notice, all outside activities must be moved inside or canceled.
All schools continue to have a heightened sense of awareness and security.
The Stafford County Sheriff’s Department continues to provide officers at all schools during arrival and dismissal times.
All visitors must present proper identification at the front entrance.
Field trips to the north are canceled. Field trips to indoor sites within Stafford County and field trips to points south (indoor or outdoor) are permitted at the principal’s discretion.
Athletic events are being rescheduled, moved to a neutral site outside the county or canceled. The cross-country district meet will be held at Albemarle High School on Wednesday, Oct. 23.
The field hockey district tournament will be held next week at Albemarle High School. The volleyball season continues. Home football games will be held at alternate sites away from the area when possible.
Details of the restrictions are available on the school system's Web page at www.pen.k12.va.us/Div/Stafford/.


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