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Delays, digital learning days announced ahead of severe weather

Damaging winds, tornadoes, hail and heavy rain will be possible as storms move through the area Wednesday evening through early Thursday.

ATLANTA — A significant severe weather outbreak will take place across the south Wednesday into Thursday. 

In Georgia, damaging winds, tornadoes, hail and heavy rain will be possible as storms move through the area Wednesday evening through early Thursday

With the threat of severe weather, several school districts are announcing delays or full virtual learning days as a result.

11Alive is keeping track of the changes and will add details here.

Atlanta Public Schools

Due to the anticipated inclement weather overnight & in the morning, including the potential for heavy rains, damaging winds, & tornadoes, APS will observe virtual teaching & learning on Thursday, March 18. All after-school activities, including athletics, are canceled tomorrow. 

Banks County Schools

Banks County Schools will operate on a two hour delay on Thursday, March 18th due to the predicted weather and storms.  It is advisable to be prepared for a full day cancellation should the inclement weather continue throughout the morning hours.

Calhoun City Schools

Out of an abundance of caution and concern for student and staff safety, Calhoun City Schools will operate on a two-hour delay Thursday, March 18th, 2021.

Clarke County Schools

All Clarke County School District (CCSD) schools will be operating on a Virtual Learning schedule on Thursday, March 18, due to weather forecasts of intense storms which are expected to move through Clarke County in the morning between 8 a.m.-10 a.m.

Cobb County Schools 

All Cobb students will learn remotely on Thursday, March 18, 2021. 

As a digital learning day for students and staff, all students, teachers, and District staff will work remotely. Essential workers will be contacted directly by their supervisors with specific direction and work schedules.

DeKalb County Schools

All DeKalb County School District schools will be closed on Thursday, March 18, 2021. Students will learn remotely, and staff will report at 10 a.m.

Emory University

Emory University, including Oxford College, will delay opening until 11 a.m. Thursday, March 18, due to potential inclement weather. Online courses will continue as scheduled. Students with in-person classes should contact their professors to learn if classes moved online.

Fayette County Schools

Students will not report to school on Thursday, March 18 due to strong storms that are predicted to move through our area during the morning hours. Afternoon and evening extracurricular activities will be decided by 12 p.m. Employees should report to work by 11:00 a.m. Normal school operations will resume on Friday, March 19.

Habersham County Schools

School system officials have made the decision to do a 3 hour delay Thursday morning which means buses would not run until the worst of the storms have passed. The delay also allows buses to run in daylight since it is now dark until almost 8:00am with the recent time change.

Haralson County Schools

All Haralson County Schools will have a delayed two hours start due to inclement weather. Buses will run 2 hours later than your child’s normal pick up time. 

Henry County Schools

All Henry County Schools students and staff will be learning and working remotely on Thursday, March 18.

Newton County Schools

All Newton County Schools and the central office will be closed Thursday, March 18, for students and staff due to the threat of severe weather.

Rockdale County Schools

Classes will be virtual for all students Thursday, March, 18. 

Rome City Schools

Rome City Schools is observing a system-wide two-hour delay to class start times on March 18, 2021.

The two-hour change to class start time includes faculty and staff.

Walton County Schools

Out of an abundance of caution, tomorrow, March 18, will be a remote learning day. No students or staff are to report in person. 

Students should monitor Schoology and their school email accounts for additional information on assignments. Due to the timing of predicted storms and the district’s ability to hold school remotely, all after school extracurricular activities and events on March 18 will be held as scheduled. 

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