In response to a Winter Weather advisory issued by the National Weather Service, Cobb County school officials announced all schools' closures on Tuesday, January 16th, 2024.

In response to a Winter Weather advisory issued by the National Weather Service, several school districts have announced closures for Tuesday, January 16th, 2024. The advisory warns of potentially dangerous conditions, including freezing rain, ice accumulations, and hazardous travel conditions.

As of this evening, the following schools have announced closures, with more anticipated into the night.

Atlanta Public Schools: Please be advised that all APS schools and district offices will be closed on January 16, 2024. Thank you for your patience and understanding as we navigate inclement weather. #AtlantaPublicSchools

Bartow County Schools:  Due to a winter weather advisory, Bartow County Schools will be closed to students and staff tomorrow, Jan. 16, 2024. All after-school activities are also canceled.

Cherokee County Schools: Due to Cherokee County’s inclusion in the National Weather Service’s Winter Weather Advisory for potentially dangerous/hazardous conditions, all Cherokee County School District schools/facilities will be closed tomorrow, January 16, 2024.

Clayton County Public Schools: Through the monitoring and evaluation of forecasted weather conditions, Clayton County Public Schools (CCPS) announces students to engage in virtual learning on Tuesday, January 16, 2024. All 12-month employees will report to their respective locations.

Additionally, as a result of anticipated temperatures and severe wind chill on Wednesday, January 17, 2024, the district will delay school operations for 2 hours. All 12-month employees will report to their respective locations with regular reporting hours.

The District is providing instructional materials for all grade levels to support independent at-home learning:

K-2nd Grade Instructional Resources: http://tinyurl.com/K2WritingCCPS

3rd-5th Grade Instructional Resources:http://tinyurl.com/3-5WritingCCPS

6th-8th Grade Instructional Resources: http://tinyurl.com/6th-8thGradeResources

9th- 12th Grade Instructional Resources: http://tinyurl.com/9th-12thGradeResources

Cobb County Schools: To protect Cobb students and staff, and due to the possibility of dangerous winter weather, including freezing rain, ice accumulations, and travel conditions that could impact buses and student drivers, all Cobb schools will be closed tomorrow, January 16th, 2024. All after-school programs and activities have also been canceled, and all students and staff should remain home. If staff have specific questions, they should contact their immediate supervisor. 

We understand unscheduled changes to school days impact families differently and do not make this decision lightly. Nothing is more important than the safety of our 107,000 students, their families, and our 19,000 Team members. 

Dekalb County Schools: Due to the Severe Weather advisory, #DCSD will be closed on Tuesday, January 16, 2024. After-school and athletic events are also canceled. Student and staff safety remains a top priority. We will continue to monitor weather conditions and will resume normal operations as weather conditions permit.

Douglas County Schools: To protect the safety of our school community, all Douglas County schools will be closed on Tuesday, January 16, 2024. This includes all after school activities and events. All 12 month school system employees must report to work at 10:00 am.

We are dedicated to maintaining the safety of our students and staff. As a result, we will continue monitoring weather conditions.

Any additional changes to the school schedule will be promptly communicated with our school community. These updates will be sent by email or text. Information will also be shared on our social media platforms and in collaboration with our media partners.

Fulton County Schools: Fulton County is under a Winter Weather Advisory, which has raised concerns about potentially unsafe driving conditions during the early morning hours. What does this mean? As a reminder, tomorrow is a non-student day in our district. Teachers and other school-based staff with virtual professional development sessions will work remotely and their scheduled trainings will begin on time. All other district personnel will adhere to a two-hour delay in their report time. Where can I get more information? Employees should contact their supervisors if they have questions.

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