Weather Update and how it may impact schools
Weather Update and how it may impact schools
Posted on 01/06/2010
Floyd County School System administrators are watching the weather situation closely and working with Emergency Management personnel to determine any changes in school activities or plans that may need to be altered. Superintendent Dr. Lynn Plunkett wanted to provide you with advance notice of school plans in the event that the area does receive significant frozen precipitation on Thursday. 

At this time, the regular school day will go on as scheduled for Thursday. However, all after-school activities and after-school care will be cancelled for Thursday in anticipation of frozen precipitation to arrive Thursday afternoon. Current weather predictions call for the best chance of measurable precipitation between 3:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. on Thursday. The forecast continues to vary as to exactly how much, if any, frozen precipitation the area may receive. The chance that the area will receive measurable frozen precipitation during the school day tomorrow is still too small to call off the school day for Thursday. A decision on Friday will be made after assessing the situation on Thursday afternoon and evening. 

System personnel will continue to monitor the weather overnight and meet with Emergency Management again at 10:00 a.m. Thursday. If there are changes in the weather that bring the bad weather system into the area earlier than expected, it may be necessary to dismiss school early on Thursday. Parents are encouraged to make back-up plans for Thursday in the event that there is a need to close school early. Currently, there are no plans to release schools early on Thursday. However, if weather forecasters change the timeframe that frozen participation may move into the area, those plans could change. 

The school system will use all media outlets, the school system website and our automated calling system to provide teachers, parents, students and the community with updates as any change may be dictated by the weather. Again, due to the uncertainty with the weather forecast, please make contingency plans, in the event that it is necessary to close school early on Thursday.

Floyd County Schools has the safety of our students and personnel as our number one priority. Any change in school activities will be made with that as our primary concern. Please monitor the media for weather updates and check your telephone answering machine for update calls today and tomorrow. You can also check the school system website or call the school system telephone number after business hours to get updates. The telephone number is at 706-234-1031. The system website is www.floydboe.net. A weather update message will be available on the school system telephone system between the hours of 4:30 p.m. to 8:00 a.m.