Guilford County Schools (GCS) is cancelling all after-school activities for Thursday, Jan. 17, 2013. That includes all extracurricular activities and athletics practices and contests.
Classes are also cancelled for Twilight School, the district's school that operates on an evening schedule. The ACES after-school enrichment program will operate on a regular schedule. Early/middle colleges and the SCALE programs will dismiss no later than 4 p.m.
GCS has a comprehensive inclement-weather plan in place that focuses on the safety of students and staff. Whenever inclement weather is forecasted, staff evaluates the situation and plans for the event as early as possible.
The Piedmont Triad area is under a Winter Storm Watch, with rain turning to snow by the late afternoon and evening on Thursday, so district leaders want to have all school and activity buses parked by 6 p.m.
Staff will continue to monitor the situation and will provide updates through the local media, GCS website, GCSTV and, in the case of closing or delay, the Connect-ED phone-message system.
For more information about the inclement weather policy, including the steps GCS takes to determine whether to close or delay school, click here.