Inclement Weather Policy

BWS makes its own decisions about canceling classes, opening late or closing early due to snow or inclement weather conditions. BWS ONLY post messages when there is a change to the normal day. We strive to post message by 5 am on our school website,, through the School Messenger service**, our Facebook page, our school phone (202.678.1515) and WTOP 103.5 FM.

BWS will strive to remain open once the school day has started. Should that become unwise or impossible, we will notify parents through a phone chain or by email. Parents must be sure that the School Office has their most current home, work, cell, and emergency numbers and email addresses.

** School Messenger service:

School Messenger will enable us to quickly notify you about BWS closings, delayed openings, your child's attendance, special events, important news, etc. The system will enable us to contact you using your preferred communication vehicle, i.e., text message, email, cell phone or landline.

How to Opt-in for School Messenger updates via text:

  1. Text SUBSCRIBE, OPTIN or YES to 68453
  2. You will receive the following message: You are registered to receive approx 3 msgs/mo. Txt STOP to quit or HELP if you need assistance.
  3. Now you are registered for School Messenger text messages and can receive texts to notify you of important BWS news.