Calhoun, Gordon County, school systems opening two hours late today because of storms.
Area school systems either opened a bit later on Tuesday or closed for the day because of flooding concerns. With severe weather — and more rain — expected overnight, several school systems are taking proactive steps regarding Thursday’s operations.
- Please email any schedule changes to firstname.lastname@example.org before 8:30 this evening.
Calhoun City Schools: Two-hour delay. “CHS participated in a weather briefing earlier this afternoon. Emergency Management shared the potential for severe weather late this evening into Thursday which may include damaging winds, possible tornadoes and flash flooding. Winds could down trees and power lines due to heavy ground saturation. Out of an abundance of caution and concerns for student and staff safety, Calhoun City Schools will operate on a two-hour delay Thursday, Feb. 13. We encourage parents, staff and young drivers to exercise extreme caution on roadways. Again, students and staff should arrive two hours later than they would on a regular school day. Busses will operate on a two hour delay. Grab and go breakfast will be available to all students. Due to the delayed start, PreK and Junior Jacket Academy early morning KEEP will not be held; however KEEP will operate in the afternoon.”
Gordon County Schools: Two-hour delay. “Following a weather briefing with emergency management officials this afternoon indicating a significant chance of severe weather during the early morning hours, Gordon County Schools has made the decision to operate on a 2-hour delay tomorrow, Thursday, February 13. This means that busses will arrive at stops 2-hours later than normal, and school drop-offs will begin 2 hours later. Grab and go breakfast will be provided for all students. Faculty and staff will also be delayed and will report 2 hours later than normal.”
Cherokee County Schools on two-hour delay on Thursday.