CMS to close all schools early on Friday - | WBTV Charlotte

CMS to close all schools early on Friday

CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) -

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools is slated to close all schools early on Friday, due to impending weather.

The following message was sent to parents early Friday morning:

Good morning CMS parents. This is an important message from the CMS Communications Office.

We have been working closely with local weather and police officials since yesterday to monitor the winter storm that is expected to pass through the Charlotte area this afternoon, bringing a mix of freezing rain and sleet to our region.

Ensuring the safety of our students and staff is our number one priority. So today Friday Jan 25, all Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools will operate on a two-hour early release schedule.

That means all schools will release students two hours earlier than their normal release times, and all afternoon bus routes will operate two hours earlier than their normal route times.

All field trips, after school clubs, athletic practices and games, and all after school enrichment programs will be canceled.

If your child is normally transported to an alternate ASEP site, you should plan to pick up your child at that site unless other arrangements are made with the school. No makeup days for students will be necessary.

Again, all CMS schools will release students two hours earlier than their normal release times, and all afternoon bus routes will operate two hours earlier than their normal route times. Please make arrangements to ensure that your child gets home safely.

Thank you and safe travels this afternoon.

  • Local NewsMore>>

  • Educators from 12 states take 3-day firearms course

    Educators from 12 states take 3-day firearms course

    Wednesday, September 20 2017 8:46 AM EDT2017-09-20 12:46:19 GMT
    A middle school teacher faces off with a mock school shooter. (CBS)A middle school teacher faces off with a mock school shooter. (CBS)

    Eight states allow kindergarten through 12th-grade school staff who have a concealed carry license to be armed. But of the 40 states prohibiting firearms in schools, many have a loophole that can allow it.

    More >>

    Eight states allow kindergarten through 12th-grade school staff who have a concealed carry license to be armed. But of the 40 states prohibiting firearms in schools, many have a loophole that can allow it.

    More >>
  • Armed man killed in officer-involved shooting in Union County

    Armed man killed in officer-involved shooting in Union County

    Wednesday, September 20 2017 8:36 AM EDT2017-09-20 12:36:18 GMT
    Nick Bunting | WBTVNick Bunting | WBTV

    According to the Union County Sheriff's Office, the fatal shooting occurred just before midnight at the Metro PCS on Roosevelt Boulevard in Monroe.

    More >>

    According to the Union County Sheriff's Office, the fatal shooting occurred just before midnight at the Metro PCS on Roosevelt Boulevard in Monroe.

    More >>
  • NC soldier’s remains found decades after he vanished in WWII. Now, he’s coming home.

    NC soldier’s remains found decades after he vanished in WWII. Now, he’s coming home.

    Wednesday, September 20 2017 8:13 AM EDT2017-09-20 12:13:36 GMT
    The Owen Stanley mountain range in Papua New Guinea is where ill-equipped Australians fought against a much larger Japanese force in World War II. (Credit: Photo provided to the Observer courtesy of Alex Hutchinson - NYT)The Owen Stanley mountain range in Papua New Guinea is where ill-equipped Australians fought against a much larger Japanese force in World War II. (Credit: Photo provided to the Observer courtesy of Alex Hutchinson - NYT)

    The remains of a Rowan County soldier who vanished during World War II have been found and are being brought home this week for burial in his hometown of Gold Hill, 60 miles northeast of Charlotte.

    More >>

    The remains of a Rowan County soldier who vanished during World War II have been found and are being brought home this week for burial in his hometown of Gold Hill, 60 miles northeast of Charlotte.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly