Hurricane Ian prompts Atlanta Public Schools to cancel some events

Atlanta Public Schools announced that it will cancel all athletic events, after-school activities and field trips on Friday and Saturday because of bad weather expected from Hurricane Ian.

The district on Wednesday sent out an alert that classroom instruction on Friday “will proceed as normal, in person.”

The Category 4 hurricane made landfall Wednesday on Florida’s west coast.

“Due to forecasted high winds and substantial rain from Hurricane Ian, Atlanta Public Schools is canceling or postponing all athletic events, after-school activities, and field trips scheduled for Friday, September 30, and Saturday, October 1,” the statement said. “District administrators will continue to participate in calls with the National Weather Service and continue to monitor the path of the storm and related weather conditions associated with this evolving situation.”

APS said it expects to resume normal operations on Monday.