• Classes to continue as scheduled, delayed release possible due to severe weather threat

    Classes to continue as scheduled, delayed release possible due to severe weather threat
     
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
     
    For more information, contact Jason Halcombe at 478.353.8384 or at pr@dcsirish.com
     
    DUBLIN, GA, MARCH 17, 2020 — Dublin City Schools will have classes as scheduled Thursday, with the possibility of a delayed release due to a possible severe weather threat that is expected to be in the area during the regularly-scheduled dismissal time.
     
    Will Lanxton, GEMA State Meteorologist, provided a forecast that has severe weather passing through Middle Georgia from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. 
     
    “These storms will be capable of tornadoes, some of which could be significant or long-tracked, damaging winds in excess of 60 mph, flash flooding, frequent lightning, and hail,” Lanxton said. “The line of storms is projected to arrive in western Georgia between 2-6 a.m., the Metro Atlanta area between 6-10 a.m., the Athens and Macon areas between 8 a.m. - 12 p.m., and eastern Georgia through the afternoon and early evening.”
     
    Should weather be a factor, then regularly-scheduled dismissal times between 2:30 and 3 p.m. would be adjusted accordingly, and communicated broadly, as soon as updated information becomes available via Remind and social media.
     
    Should a parent choose to keep their student at home tomorrow, those students will still be required to login to their teacher’s Google Classroom to avoid being counted absent for the day.
     
    “We feel the safest place for students during these times is in the classroom,” said Dr. Fred Williams, Superintendent. “We can provide meals, a safe space, and dedicated emergency planning.”
     
    For more information, or if you have questions, please email pr@dcsirish.com.
     
    #StayingShamrockSafe
     
    ABOUT DUBLIN CITY SCHOOLS
    Dublin City Schools is a five-campus charter school system operating in Dublin, GA. The system currently serves roughly 2,400 students from Pre-K to 12th grade at Hillcrest Elementary, Irish Gifted Academy, Susie Dasher Elementary, Dublin Middle, Moore Street and Dublin High Schools. The system is led by Superintendent Dr. Fred Williams, along with the Dublin City Schools Board of Education including: Chairman John Bell III and members Bill Perry, James Lanier, Peggy Johnson, Laura Travick, Kenny Walters and Nelson Carswell IV. For more information, visit dcsirish.com
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