At the J, the safety of our members, guests, and staff is our first priority. For that reason, in the event of severe inclement weather, the published hours of operation may have to be modified. The decision to close the facility, delay openings, or close early is based on the weather forecast, current unstable weather, and projected unsafe driving conditions. Because our organization is complex, inclement weather may affect each department and service differently. We endeavor to provide whatever programs and services are possible, given the specific requirements of the program and the effect severe weather can have on the facility, accessibility, and staff availability. To that end, the standard policies for each department are listed below and are subject to change as necessary.
Basic delayed openings and closings are announced on WTOP: www.WTOP.com or listening to 103.5FM or 820AM (WTOP Radio).
Best Practice: Please call the J’s inclement weather hotline for the most up-to-date information at 703.425.3763 or visit theJ.org and watch the news crawl at the top for the scheduling alert. Make sure to check for updates before proceeding to your designated program.
J-Care (preschool and school-age children):
The Pozez JCC will look to the weather-related decisions of Fairfax County Public Schools, and those of the Federal Government as guides in its own decision making around weather-related closures, delayed openings or early closures. In addition, the Pozez JCC will consider internal operational factors in the decision-making process. Safety of staff and children in regard to arrival and departure, as well as the number of staff able to arrive for work, will contribute to the decision regarding opening. Families will be notified via text message and email of any closures by 7:30am (or earlier) of closures. If an early closure is necessary, families will be notified via text message and email.
Health, Fitness, and Aquatics
The Pozez JCC Health, Fitness and Aquatics team will strive to offer classes and services on inclement weather days depending on instructor availability. Should a class need to be cancelled due to weather, that information will be posted on the Pozez JCC website at www.http//theJ.org and at the front desk. Please check for updates before proceeding to your designated class or activity.
Rentals run as scheduled unless the organization decides to cancel.
For questions regarding group exercise classes or scheduling, please contact Petya Ivanova.
Camp Achva and
Chai 5 After-School Program and Camp