School districts close, move to remote learning Friday due to expected inclement weather

SOUTH CAROLINA — Several local school districts in North Carolina and South Carolina will move to a remote learning day Friday due to the potential threat from Hurricane Ian.

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Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools said it has been following the National Weather Service and local emergency management offices for the latest developments on the storm, and has decided to more to remote learning Friday.

All schools and facilities will also be closed through Sunday, and all services and activities have been canceled.

“Following the storm, district teams will assess all school sites to assess damage and clear debris which will allow employees and families to do the same. Another update will be provided Sunday via phone, email and social media,” the district said.

Anson County Schools

Due to being under a Tropical Storm Warning with potential damaging wind gusts, Anson County Schools said students will transition to a remote learning day Friday.

“Hard copy work packets with instructions for completing assignments for Friday will be given to students before leaving school today. Staff will need to follow the email communication guidance that will be sent out from the district office today,” the district said.

The SAT scheduled for Oct. 1 at Anson High School has also been canceled.

Burke County Schools

Burke County Schools said it will move to remote learning Friday in anticipation of the storm.

Cabarrus County Schools

Due to the weather forecast, all Cabarrus County Schools will be closed Friday. All athletic and extra-curricular activities have also been canceled.

The district said there will be no makeup day for Friday.

Caldwell County Schools

Due to threatening weather conditions, Caldwell County Schools will operate on a remote learning day Friday. Campuses will be closed for students.

Catawba Schools

There will be no school for students at Catawba Schools Friday, with an optional teacher workday, the district said.

Chesterfield County School District

The Chesterfield County School District said students would be dismissed at 11:30 a.m. on Thursday “out of an abundance of caution.”

On Friday, CCSD schools will be closed but the day will be used a remote learning day, officials said.

Also beginning on Friday, all extracurricular activities will be canceled until further notice.

“We thank you for your patience as we strive to keep the safety and welfare of our students and staff in mind,” CCSD said.

Chester County Schools

Due to the threat of the storm, Chester County Schools will switch to an eLearning Day Friday. All after school activities have also been canceled.

Clover School District

The Clover School District said it is converting to a remote learning day Friday due to the potential of severe weather, including high winds that could cause unsafe traveling conditions for buses and cars.

“Students will receive directions from their school’s administration and teachers about the instructional schedule for the day,” the district said.

Fort Mill Schools

Officials at Fort Mill Schools said it will transition to remote learning on Friday due to the storm.

“Current forecasts for Hurricane Ian indicate that our area may experience severe weather and high winds tomorrow afternoon that could cause unsafe traveling conditions for buses and car riders,” the district said.

Gaston County Schools

Gaston County Schools said it will be closed to students Friday.

It will be an optional teacher workday. The district said employees have the option to work remotely, if they have the ability to do so.

Iredell-Statesville Schools

Iredell-Statesville Schools said it will operate on a remote learning schedule Friday due to the Tropical Storm Warning.

Kannapolis City Schools

Closed on Friday

Lancaster County School District

The Lancaster County School District said Friday will be an E-Learning Day for schools.

Lincoln County Schools

No school for students and an optional teacher workday on Friday.

Mooresville Graded School District

Students at the Mooresville Graded School District will not learn in-person Friday due to the potential threat of weather.

“We understand that this can be an inconvenience for our parents; however, the Iredell County Emergency Management is forecasting wind gusts of 60 mph, as well as flooding due to the forecasted 3 to 6 inches of rainfall. When weather conditions exist or are forecast to exist resulting in sustained winds above 35 mph, school buses should not be operated,” district officials said.

Rowan-Salisbury Schools

Due to the forecast for heavy wind and rain, Rowan-Salisbury Schools said it will be closed for students Friday. Staff will have an optional remote workday.

All Friday afternoon activities have also been canceled.

Rock Hill Schools

Rock Hill Schools will move to online learning Friday due to weather. Click here for more information.

Stanly County Schools

All schools will be closed for students and there will be no activities on Friday.

Union County Public Schools

With a Tropical Storm Warning issued for the area, Union County Public Schools said it will be closed for students and staff Friday. There will be no remote instruction.

“The safety of our students and staff is extremely important. In anticipation of high winds, 4-6 inches of heavy rainfall, power outages and flash flooding, UCPS has made the following decision about the school schedule for Friday, Sept. 30,” the district said.

All district, school, after school and athletic events are canceled Friday and Saturday, including SAT testing.

There will be no make-up day for Friday, according to the district.


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