MURPHY, N.C. – Cherokee County Schools announced on its Facebook page earlier today (Jan. 16) the early release of schools due to incoming winter weather:
Schools closing at 11:30 a.m.
The Cherokee County School System is closely monitoring today’s weather. The National Weather Service webinar held this morning at 4:00 a.m. indicated the winter weather is expected to arrive in our area between 1 and 5 p.m. We are grateful to have been able to get most of our kids in after the long weekend in order to give some of them the first breakfast and lunch they have had in several days, however in the interest of safety of travel all Cherokee County Schools will release today at 11:30. This will give all bus drivers a chance to complete their routes and get safely home before the risk of winter weather becomes a factor.
In addition, all after school activities are cancelled today- including 21st Century After School, and Community Night at Rib Country (Tuesday), January 16.
We realize this is a serious inconvenience to working parents and families and appreciate your support and patience. Thank you and travel safely.
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