It is important to know when schools close or have delayed openings because of weather or other emergencies. You may sign up to receive alerts via email, texts and other messages. Please check the list below for the school system your host children go to and follow the link to register. If your children go to a private school, check with your host family to find out if they follow the county closings or not.
Anne Arundel County Public Schools – Register HERE (email is free, text there is a fee)
Montgomery County Public Schools – Register HERE
Prince George’s County Public Schools – Register HERE
December 22 is the first day of winter.
Animals handle cold winter weather in a variety of ways. Some travel to a warmer climate. Others grow thicker fur coats so they can stay warm and active during the winter. Many animals hibernate during the coldest weather – they spend the warmer months eating and storing as much body fat as they can and then live off this extra weight as they sleep.
Au pairs *** do not *** hibernate this winter-call a new au pair or someone you haven’t met yet and go get a hot chocolate.
Photo: Stashabella (Flickr)
Where is Maryland?
Maryland is on the East Coast of the US, south of Pennsylvania and north of Virginia & Washington, DC.
What time is it in Maryland?
Maryland is Eastern, Daylight-Saving Time (View current time here)
What’s the weather like in Maryland?
Maryland has a fairly moderate climate and we experience all four seasons. The warmest month is usually July, with average temperatures in the upper 80s Fahrenheit (30 Celsius.) During our coldest month, January, temperatures can go down to the low 20s Fahrenheit (-6 Celsius. ) View current Maryland weather here.