Atlanta Public Schools has announced it will cancel classes on Thursday, Jan. 18 due to winter weather conditions.
It is the second day of weather-related school closures this week. APS closed its doors today, Jan. 17, due to snow.
Here’s the full announcement from APS:
ATLANTA —In coordination with Governor Deal’s decision to close state offices as outlined in this press release, Atlanta Public Schools (APS) will remain closed for Thursday, January 18. Due to inclement weather, including continued extreme cold temperatures and icy road conditions which will not be cleared in Atlanta and the surrounding metro area where many of our staff members live, all APS campuses and administrative offices will remain closed. The Atlanta Board of Education (ABOE) meeting scheduled for January 18 has also been cancelled and will be rescheduled for a later date. This includes the board work session, community and legislative meeting.
APS anticipates welcoming students back to school on Friday, January 19.
Parents, caregivers, and employees are encouraged to be mindful of road conditions and to exercise caution when traveling throughout the metro Atlanta area. APS takes the safety and security of all our students and staff very seriously. We will continue to monitor the weather forecast and will keep parents and staff updated via the APS website, robocalls, the media, and other communications channels on any potential weather impact on future school schedules.
For APS charter schools, parents, caregivers, and employees are encouraged to contact their schools directly for scheduling information.