School Closures Policy

Our Preschool, Kindergarten, Kindergarten Enrichment and Extended Day programs generally follow Loudoun County Public Schools closure policies for holidays, vacations, and in-service days.


Common Holidays

Please consult the list of common holidays below and consult the school calendar for specific dates:

New Year’s Day

M.L. King Day

President’s Day

Memorial Day

Independence Day

Labor Day

Columbus Day

Thanksgiving Day, plus the days before and after

Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, the day after Christmas

Winter Break (determined each year)


In-Service Training Days

We may elect to close for two in-service training days per year for staff training. Parents will be given at least one month’s advance notice of school closure for in-service training.


Inclement Weather Policy

In addition to holidays, it may be necessary to close the school due to severe weather conditions, disasters, or failures of electrical, water, or heating systems.

GPS follows Loudoun County Public School (LCPS) closing/delayed opening decisions. Parents of  Stay & Play, Private Kindergarten with Extended School, and LCPS K-3rd Grade Extended School students can opt for Snow Insurance which follows the Federal Government’s unscheduled leave/telework policy for inclement weather closing/delays. Only students with Snow Insurance may attend GPS during operating hours corresponding with the Federal Government’s schedule when LCPS is closed. See Snow Insurance Policy for additional details. Snow Insurance must be elected in advance and payment is collected in two equal installments, payable on or before August 01, 2018 and January 1, 2019.

For detailed information about your specific program, please read our School Snow Policy

For other emergency situations, the Principal will determine whether and when the school will be closed based on the best available information.


Communication during Inclement Weather or Other Emergencies

Golden Pond School will communicate school closings or delayed opening information via a school-wide email, local radio and television, and by a message on our telephone answering system. School closing information will also be posted on the WTOP radio website,