Closing and Cancellations

LightningVirginia Beach City Public Schools (VBCPS) is committed to providing a safe environment for students, staff and visitors. We work closely with national, state, and local safety officials - police, fire, emergency medical services, and public health - in order to ensure our schools are well prepared for an emergency. Together, we have developed a comprehensive emergency response plan that covers a wide variety of emergencies.

The information included here provides an overview of the many safety measures VBCPS has implemented and serves as a guide for parents, students, and staff should there be a school emergency or if schools are closed/cancelled due to inclement weather.

Should school operating hours change due to weather conditions or other emergencies, parents and staff will be notified by phone and email via the school division’s parent notification system AlertNow. The phone call/message or email delivered to you will include the most current information available at the time. All parents are encouraged to check with the office staff at your child’s school to make sure your home, cell and work phone numbers and email addresses are correct.

Parents also may call the VBCPS Emergency Hotline at 757.263.1000. This phone number is manned by staff Monday – Friday from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Information will also be available on and via Facebook and Twitter.