Per our closing procedures, we close whenever Cobb closes, or whenever 2 of the following close: Bartow, Cherokee, Fulton, or Paulding.
We were in the process of deciding based on teacher and family issues with conditions, as well as those having flu. However, Paulding and Bartow closed. So we closed based on our procedures. Then Cobb, Cherokee, and Fulton called it too.
Stay warm, and we’ll see you Monday!
It’s only 18°F (-7.8°C) right now and not predicted to get above freezing until noon tomorrow with single digit to sub-zero wind chills. It is highly unlikely we will see enough sublimation (evaporation without melting) to make road conditions safe, AND it will be terribly cold.
Out if concern for the safety of students, families, and staff, we will not be having school tomorrow. STAY WARM!
WWUS42 KFFC 171740
URGENT – WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Peachtree City GA
1240 PM EST Wed Jan 17 2018
Including the cities of Calhoun, Rome, Cartersville, Gainesville,
Marietta, Atlanta, Lawrenceville, Carrollton, Douglasville,
East Point, Decatur, Conyers, Newnan, Peachtree City, and Griffin
1240 PM EST Wed Jan 17 2018
…WIND CHILL ADVISORY NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 AM EST THURSDAY…
* WHAT…Very cold wind chills expected. The cold wind chills will
cause frostbite in as little as 30 minutes to exposed skin. Expect
wind chills to range from 10 above zero to around zero through the
afternoon, dropping to between 5 above zero and 5 below zero
* WHERE…Portions of north central, northwest and west central
* WHEN…Until 10 AM EST Thursday.
* ADDITIONAL DETAILS…Due to the snowfall that has occurred, roads
will remain icy and treacherous as temperatures remain below
freezing the remainder of today through Thursday morning. If you
must drive, use extreme caution. The cold wind chills may cause
frostbite in as little as 30 minutes to exposed skin.
A Wind Chill Advisory means that cold air and the wind will combine
to create low wind chills. Frost bite and hypothermia can occur if
precautions are not taken. Make sure you wear a hat and gloves.
We are closing tomorrow. Cobb government offices are closing, it’s snowing here, low temps plus sub zero wind chills presicted. Stay warm!
After careful consideration we have decided to cancel school tomorrow. The school is right on the line of projected start times anywhere between 10AM and 4PM, along with very cold and possibly sub-zero wind chill.
The potential risks far outweigh any academic benefit.
After the most recent update from National Weather Service, we have decided in the interest of everyone’s safety to close Monday. Sleet/Wintery Mix is expected to start early in the morning and temperatures will not rise above freezing until after opening, or later. The early models would affect opening, the late ones could create problems with pick up, especially with the potential traffic drama from the game.
Of course, this could change in next 48 hours, but we felt with the circumstances surrounding the game and its accompanying events and traffic, we needed to let families know early in order to make any necessary arrangements.
We are still monitoring the weather situation for Monday. We should have a definitive decision tomorrow evening, early Sunday at latest. Thanks. 😊