UPDATE 10:55 p.m. (March 17, 2021): All health department locations in the West Central Health District will open at 9:00 am tomorrow, unless threatening weather continues.
UPDATE 10:45 p.m. (March 17, 2021): Brookstone School will have a delayed start on March 18 with students arriving at 9:00 AM and faculty at 8:30 AM.
UPDATE 9:40 p.m. (March 17, 2021): Columbus State University delaying in-person classes and on-campus activities before 11:00 a.m. on Thursday. All classes before 11:00 a.m. will transition to virtual learning when possible.
UPDATE 5:45 p.m. (March 17, 2021): Auburn City Schools will close all facilities at 6:00pm on Wednesday, March 17, 2021. Additionally, schools will be closed on Thursday, March 18.
UPDATE 5:44 p.m. (March 17, 2021): Columbus Consolidated Government announces that due to severe weather conditions on Thursday, March 18, 2021, METRA will be closed until 10:00 a.m
UPDATE 5:35 p.m. (March 17, 2021): Columbus Technical College will delay opening until 10:00 a.m. on Thursday March 18.
UPDATE 5:22 p.m. (March 17, 2021): Eufaula City Schools will delay start of school Thursday, March 18 until 10 a.m. due to severe weather, officials confirmed this afternoon to News 3. Buses will begin running at 9 a.m. and staff is asked to report at 9:30 a.m. Dismissal will be at the regular time for all schools, and after school activities will continue as scheduled.
UPDATE 4:45 p.m. (March 17, 2021): Phenix City Schools will observe a virtual learning day for all students, Thursday, March 18, 2021 due to severe weather. Thursday meals will be available for curbside pickup at each school at 12:30 p.m..
UPDATE 3:31 p.m. (March 17, 2021): Auburn University has canceled classes and normal operations as of 3:00 p.m. Wednesday due to severe weather. Classes and operations will resume on Thursday at 9:00 a.m.
UPDATE 3:25 p.m. (March 17, 2021): Chattahoochee Valley Community College will convert to online instruction and remote office work on Wednesday, March 17, 2021 and will resume normal operations on Friday, March 19, 2021.
UPDATE 2:45 p.m. (March 17, 2021): The Marion County School system in Georgia will switch to distance/virtual learning for teachers, staff, and students on March 18 due to the potential for severe weather, according to the Marion County Superintendent.
Columbus Technical College will delay opening until 10 a.m. on March 18 due to the threat of severe weather.
UPDATE 2:18 p.m. (March 17, 2021): All students at St. Anne-Pacelli Catholic School will learn virtually on Thursday, March 17, due to the inclement weather. As of this update, all after school programs and practices on Thursday are still scheduled to take place, and on Friday in-person classes will resume.
Muscogee County School District will have all students learn virtually on Thursday, March 17. All students should log in for their regular classes at regularly scheduled times. Parents are encouraged to notify teachers if the weather causes any absences. All athletic and extracurricular activities are scheduled to continue as planned on Thursday. Student meals will be available for curbside pickup on Thursday at 12:30 p.m. Meals are free for all students through June 30, 2021.
UPDATE 11:27 a.m. (03-17-21): The Chambers County School District will close all of their schools and facilities beginning at 2:00 p.m./1:00 p.m. CDT, and buses will be running early to take students home before “the expected weather pattern” arrives locally.
School District events, such as after-school activities and the Board of Education meeting, have been canceled, according to District officials.
The School District will remain closed through Thursday, March 18, 2021 and reopen on a normal schedule on March 19.
UPDATE 10:08 p.m. – God’s Glory Development Center in Opelika will be closed Wednesday due to weather.
UPDATE – Barbour County Schools will transition to virtual learning for Tuesday March 16 and Wednesday March 17 due to the severe weather threat, according to the school district’s official Facebook page. Students are asked not to report to school and to post all assignments on either Google Classroom or Schoology.
UPDATE – Lee County Schools will suspend all afterschool programs, activities and events for Wednesday, March 17 due to severe weather moving into the area. This announcement came in a Tuesday afternoon Facebook post.
In a Wednesday email, Lee County Schools said all facilities will be closed Thursday, March 18.
Lee County Schools will continue normal operations Tuesday through dismissal on Wednesday. The decision is based on guidance from the Lee County Emergency Management Agency.
RUSSELL COUNTY, Ala. (WRBL) – Russell County Schools are temporarily going virtual ahead of severe weather moving into the area.
In an email Tuesday afternoon, the school district announced all schools will dismiss at noon on Wednesday, March 17. Instruction will move online for the remainder of Wednesday and all day Thursday.
All after school activities are canceled for both Wednesday and Thursday.
Russell County Schools will return to its regular schedule on Friday, March 19, including in-person learning.
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