For the second day in a row, Arlington Public Schools will open on a two hour delay.
With Arlington and the D.C. region under a Wind Chill Advisory, the two hour delay on Thursday is intended to help protect students from the extreme cold.
APS issued the following statement about the decision tonight.
Because of the weather forecast for extreme low temperatures tonight and in the morning, Arlington Public Schools will open two hours late on Thu, Jan. 8, and all schools will end at the normal dismissal time. This will again will ensure that students are walking to school or bus stops in the daylight, especially because some neighborhood roads and sidewalks remain icy. The Extended Day program will also open two hours late and all morning field trips will be canceled. Administrative offices will open on time. For updates about Pool Operations, go to www.apsva.us/aquatics. For information about Arlington County programs and operations go to www.arlingtonva.us.