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In Case of any Emergency Call:

Campus Security: 202-769-9474

Switchboard: 202-939-8800 (x8800)

Main Office: 202-939-8848 (x8848)

After Hours Call:

Campus Security: 202-769-9474 

Alternate After Hours Number: 202-939-9102 

Give your name, location, and nature of the emergency

In any case of emergency, the Main Office will make sure that the appropriate division director has been notified of the situation and vice versa. 

Weather and Emergency Messages

When inclement weather or another emergency prevents the opening of school, requires early closing, or activates an alternate school schedule, information will be available on Maret's homepage ( Parent/Guardian phone numbers and/or email addresses also will be used for email and text notifications.

Families should keep emergency email and phone contacts current. Changes to this information should be made online by logging into the Parent Portal. If you need assistance, contact

We will make an independent decision about closing school due to weather conditions. We will try to make the decision of “No School” by 5:30 a.m. If an announcement is NOT posted to the website, families should assume that school is operating on schedule.

In inclement weather or other emergencies, parents/guardians should always use their own judgment about road conditions and the safety of bringing their children in to school and picking them up early.

How to Talk to Children About Difficult Topics

Resources for Talking About the News and Traumatic Events with Children and Youth

Helping Children Cope with Frightening News
Child Mind Institute

Helping Children Cope After a Traumatic Event
Child Mind Institute

Explaining the News to Our Kids
Common Sense Media

Talking to Children About Violence: Tips for Parents and Teachers
National Association of School Psychologists