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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) or

Trey Holloway (202-939-8821) or

Marjo Talbott (cell: 202-494-5719; home: 202-686-4130)

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 emergency notifications.

Please keep your emergency email and phone contacts current. Changes to this information should be made online by logging into the Parents/Guardians Portal. If you need assistance, contact Director of Technology and Information Services Jean-Philippe Fontaine at 202-939-8807 or

In cases of inclement weather, announcements will be posted to the school website and also called into the radio stations—WTOP 103.5 FM/820 AM, WASH 97.1 FM—and television channels—NBC-4, FOX-5, and ABC-7).

We will make an independent decision about closing school due to weather conditions; however, if the DC public schools are closed, Maret may also be closed. 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.

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