School Closings and Inclement Weather Procedures

Inclement Weather video link

Check out the GCPS inclement weather information video here.

Goochland County is blessed as one of the most scenic localities in the Commonwealth, and we enjoy the full experience of all four seasons, from rain to heat, and of course, snow.

On this page you can find all the information you need to answer any questions you may have about emergency school closings.

How do I find out if school is closed or schedules change?

First word of any changes will be seen on the GCPS social media outlets and the GCPS website.  Make sure you follow us at Twitter and Facebook to receive notifications, and bookmark our website.

We will also dispatch important announcements with SchoolMessenger. SchoolMessenger can send e-mails to parents and phone calls. If you do not receive these messages during inclement weather, be sure to contact your child’s school’s office to update your e-mail and phone numbers in our PowerSchool system.  Families can expect calls as early as 5:30 a.m. on days when closings are announced.

Radio and television announcements will also be made through normal local outlets.

Will families receive any communication sent home about these procedures?

You can see the memo from GCPS that is being sent to all families here.

If school has been closed for several days and my road is still not accessible to buses but a nearby road is clear, can my child still be transported to school?

During prolonged school closures due to weather, we will activate our emergency snow routes for bus transportation as  needed.  You can find your child’s snow route on PowerSchool under your child’s bus information with the heading “inclement weather”.

For any questions about the inclement weather and emergency closing process, contact Andy Armstrong, Assistant Superintendent of Business Operations, at or 804 556 5605.