APS STATEMENT REGARDING HURRICANE IRMA’S IMPACT ON SCHOOL OPERATIONS FOR MONDAY SEPTEMBER 11, 2017

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Media Contact: Pat St. Claire

Executive Director of Communications 404.802.2855  cell 770.833.0084

Pat.Stclaire@atlanta.k12.ga.us

 

For Immediate Release                               September 10, 2017

 

APS STATEMENT REGARDING HURRICANE IRMA’S IMPACT ON SCHOOL OPERATIONS FOR MONDAY SEPTEMBER 11, 2017

 

 

ATLANTA – Based on information from the National Weather Service, heavy rains, high winds and the strong possibility of tornados associated with Hurricane Irma are predicted for the metro Atlanta area beginning Monday, September 11th

 

In the best interest of our students Atlanta Public Schools has made the decision to close schools and offices until the weather threat has subsided and allows for the safe return of our students and staff. This decision extends to all afterschool programs and extracurricular activities. 

 

The latest reports indicate that the Atlanta area is expected to experience sustained high winds and wind gusts. This high wind will be paired with rainfall and thunderstorms over several days and will likely cause widespread downed trees and powerlines.  In the interest of the safety and wellbeing of all APS students and staff, the district will close to allow our families to take shelter and keep safe as this severe storm passes through our area. We will continue to monitor and assess forecasts as we make decisions on the status of school on Tuesday, September 12th and the remainder of the week.

 

Parents, guardians and employees will be updated via our parent app, robocalls, emails and/or text messages as well as on the APS website, social media channels, and through local media outlets.  APS charter schools’ parents and guardians are encouraged to contact their schools directly for scheduling information.

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