School Closing Codes

In the event that school is cancelled due to inclement weather or another event, the following codes will be used implemented:

Code 0 – No one reports to work.  The whole school district is closed for everyone.
Code 1 – Only designated emergency personnel report to work at the earliest possible time.
Code 2 – All twelve-month employees report to work two hours late.
Code 3 – All twelve-month employees report to work on regular schedule.
Code 4 – All employees (except bus drivers and cafeteria staff) report to work on regular schedule.
Code 5 – All employees report to work two hours late (except Custodial, Maintenance and 12 month staff - See description of codes below)
Parents should monitor the local television and radio stations as well as the school division Web site (www.dinwiddie.k12.va.us) for the most current information on school closings or delayed openings.

Description of Codes

Code 0 – All Day Closing (All Schools and Offices Closed)

  • All day and evening school activities are canceled. No buses will operate.
  • All nonschool activities, day and evening, are canceled including adult education, college classes, and recreational programs scheduled in school buildings and school grounds.
  • Central Office, schools, and all support offices are closed. No employees shall report to work.

Code 1 – All Day Closing (All Schools and Offices Closed)

  • All day and evening school activities are canceled. No buses will operate.
  • Central Office, schools and all support offices are closed.
  • All nonschool activities, day and evening, are canceled including adult education, college classes, and recreational programs scheduled in school buildings and on school grounds.
  • Certain administrators and emergency personnel, as designated by the Director of Facilities Operation and the Director of Transportation, will report at specified times to perform emergency services. (Such emergency personnel and report times will have been identified beforehand and will be designated from the transportation, maintenance and custodial staff).


Code 2 – All Day Closing (All Schools Closed)

  • All day and evening school activities are canceled. No buses will operate.
  • All administrative and classified twelve month employees will report to work two hours late.
  • School/central office custodial and maintenance staff shall arrive early to prepare for opening of administrative offices on a two-hour delay.
  • All nonschool activities, day and evening, are canceled including adult education, college classes, and recreational programs scheduled in school buildings and on school grounds.

Code 3 –All Day Closing (All Schools Closed)

  • All day and evening school activities are canceled. No buses will operate.
  • All twelve month employees will report to work on regular schedule.
  • All nonschool activities, day and evening, are canceled including adult education, college classes, and recreational programs scheduled in school buildings and on school grounds.

Code 4 – Schools Closed for Students

  • All staff report with the exception of bus drivers, bus aides, and cafeteria workers.


Code 5 -Two-Hour Late Opening

  • Students report two hours late.
  • Custodial and maintenance staff shall report at their normal times.
  • All other twelve month staff shall make every reasonable effort to arrive at work one hour late.
  • All other employees report to work two hours late.
  • No breakfast served.
  • Lunch will be served.
  • Regular field trips during the day are canceled. An exception may be made for trips and contests scheduled for after-school hours. Such exceptions MUST have the approval of the Superintendent.
  • Students will be dismissed at regular times.