DeKalb Schools Closed Tuesday

All scheduled events, including after school programs and extra-curricular activities are now canceled.

Just announced by Superintendent Michael Thurmond:

The DeKalb County School District will be closed on Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2014 due to high winds and extremely cold temperatures. The District will close to protect the health and well being of students and staff because of the potential risks associated with frostbite and hypothermia. All scheduled events, including after school programs and extra-curricular activities are canceled. 

The District consulted with the National Weather Service and Dr. Sandra Ford, Director of DeKalb County Board of Health. According to Dr. Ford, “As wind speeds increase, heat is carried away from the body faster, which lowers skin temperature, increasing risk for frostbite and hypothermia.

In the weather we are expecting, children would need hats, gloves, coats, and even face coverings, as well as appropriate shoes and socks to protect those areas at greatest risk for damage from exposure: fingers, toes, earlobes, and the tip of the nose.” 

The District’s Inclement Weather Advisory Team will continue to monitor all district and school operations including facilities, maintenance, and transportation.


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