Effective December 1, HCPSS is launching a color-coding notification system for emergency and other non-scheduled school closings, including for inclement weather. The new system standardizes the school system’s operational status to five possibilities to enhance consistency, while promoting the safety of HCPSS students and staff, and adhering to negotiated agreements on staff availability.
The HCPSS operating status will be identified on a new website: https://status.hcpss.org/. The HCPSS operational color code options are:
Code Green – Normal Operations (in accordance with the HCPSS calendar)
Code Red – Schools and Offices Closed
Code Orange – Schools Closed; Offices Open with Liberal Leave in Effect
Code Blue – Schools Open Two Hours Late
Code Yellow – Schools Dismiss Early
All notifications regarding emergency closings will include both the code and operating status.