Given the escalation of the severity of the weather, we will implement an early dismissal of students and staff today. Also, all extracurricular activities for this evening and tomorrow morning will be cancelled.
12:00 pm – Elementary Schools
12:45 pm – High Schools
1:30 pm – Middle Schools
DeKalb County Schools’ primary concern is the safety of all students and employees-those who ride buses, those who walk, and those who are driven or drive their own cars to school. When severe weather creates hazardous conditions in DeKalb County, regular school scheduling may be altered or suspended.
The final decision for closing schools is made by the Superintendent. The Superintendent consults with an emergency weather team, and is in contact overnight with DeKalb County security specialists (the National Weather Service, the DeKalb County Police Department, DeKalb County Emergency Management, the Georgia State Patrol, and others) who monitor reports of existing weather hazards.
The decision regarding school operations is made prior to 5:00 a.m. and sent through all communications channels. This information is normally broadcast on local radio and television stations by 6:15 a.m. The Communications department informs parents, students, employees and other stakeholders through a variety of channels including:
- Local news media
- District website
- Calling Posts
- District Mobile App
- Social Media
Parents are encouraged to monitor local news reports or to contact the local school to find out whether the District has closed in the event of severe weather.