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Metro Atlanta districts adjust, cancel after-school activities because of weather

Atlanta, Fulton and Marietta schools announced they will cancel extracurricular and after-school activities Tuesday because of anticipated bad weather, while other districts announced modifications to their schedules.

Gwinnett County Public Schools will finish Tuesday evening events by 8 p.m. The district said schools and coaches will communicate any changes to scheduled events.

Clayton County Public Schools will cancel most activities, but its “Campus Kids” program will remain open, the district said.

DeKalb County School District said all after-school activities and athletics are canceled, and its after-school extended day program will close early.

Cobb County School District cancelled afternoon and evening events except its after-school program, which it said would operate on a normal schedule. It encouraged parents to pick their children up from the after-school program “as early as possible.”

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Cherokee County School District said all evening and extracurricular activities are cancelled Tuesday, but the elementary after-school program will remain open. Still, the district urged parents to pick up students before 5:00 p.m.

Douglas County School System said all after-school activities and programs have been cancelled, and students should be picked up by 4 p.m, including those who stay for the after-school program.

City Schools of Decatur said it is monitoring the weather and told parents and students to check with after-school activity sponsors to make sure the event is still happening.

Fulton County Schools announced the cancellations just after noon Tuesday and said the closures apply to after-school programs, athletic practices, competitions, and a community meeting with two school board members.

 “Parents who have children in after-school programs should be prepared to pick them up or make other arrangements,” Fulton schools said, in a statement. 

Marietta City Schools cancelled a board meeting scheduled for Tuesday as well as after-school events. Atlanta Public Schools cited in its announcement “light snow and bitterly cold temperatures that may cause icy road conditions.”

The forecast calls for dropping temperatures that could feel as cold as -7 degrees in Atlanta by Wednesday morning. 

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