*** Important Notice ***

DURING COVID-19: While MCPS is operating virtually, the Archdiocese of Washington will make decisions about school closures, delays, or early dismissals. We will notify parents by phone and email no later than 7 a.m. on affected days.

School Closure: During Covid-19, we follow ADW decisions regarding canceling school.

Delayed Opening: SRS and SRNS open at 10 a.m. with temperature checks starting at 9:30 a.m. Before Care is closed.

Early Dismissal: SRS dismisses at 1 p.m. via SRS carpool lane. SRNS dismisses at 12:45 p.m. after lunch ends via SRNS carpool lane.


SRS students playing in the snow


School Closure

During inclement weather, St. Raphael School and Nursery School (including Stay & Play) will close when Montgomery County Public Schools are closed.


Delayed Opening

In the case of a delayed opening, St. Raphael School and Nursery School classes will begin at 10:15 a.m., and Stay & Play will be canceled. Early Care will open at 8 a.m. for SRS and SRNS; Before Care will open at 9:30 a.m. for SRNS.

  • SRS: Students may be dropped off at the reception area beginning at 9:30 a.m. They will move to the Trumpet Room and proceed to their classrooms at 10 a.m.
  • SRNS: Walk your child to the classroom as usual for class to begin at 10:15 a.m.
  • Stay & Play: Classes are canceled

 Note: If there is a delayed opening when SRS has a scheduled half day, we will still open at 10:15 a.m. unless you are notified by us.


Early Dismissal

  • SRS: Will close at 1 p.m., and After Care will be canceled.
  • SRNS: Will close at 12:45 p.m. for students attending Lunch Bunch and 11:45 a.m. for students not attending Lunch Bunch. Afternoon classes and After Care will be canceled.
  • Stay & Play: Will finish as usual at 11:30 a.m.


What if MCPS is Not in Session?

In the event that Montgomery County Public Schools are not in session on a day when SRS and SRNS are in session, adhere to Archdiocese of Washington announcements for school closings, early dismissals, or delays.

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