Updated Sept. 29; 6:55 p.m.:
Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools announced that in-person classes on Friday, Sept. 30, will be canceled due to expected hazardous conditions. CHCCS Community Schools and other after-school programs and activities are also canceled.
Friday will be an optional remote teacher workday for staff. Employees have the option to work remotely, take available leave or work with their immediate supervisor to make alternate arrangements.
Orange County Schools has canceled in-person classes on Friday, Sept. 30, due to expected hazardous conditions from Hurricane Ian. Friday will now be a teacher workday.
The district also announced that before the end of school on Thursday, teachers will provide devices for students in third grade and above to use to complete asynchronous instruction at home. K-2 students will be provided take-home packets and information.
Orange County is currently under a Tropical Storm Warning.
"With expected wind gusts of 39 to 57 mph and potential for significant impacts from flooding, this will create hazardous conditions where we may not be able to operate schools safely," a Sept. 29 statement from OCS said.
Additionally, all OCS events on Thursday, Sept. 29, have been canceled, including family nights and athletic events. Orange High School's Homecoming will be rescheduled.
Durham Public Schools also canceled in-person classes on Friday, opting for asynchronous learning.
Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools has not yet announced canceled classes, but the district will continue to monitor Ian and will make a full statement on Thursday evening.
"At this time, there are no CHCCS announcements or district schedule changes," a Sept. 29 Tweet from CHCCS said.
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