(WFXR) — Due to concerns about the forecasted winds and flooding from Hurricane Zeta on Thursday, numerous schools in southwest and central Virginia have announced they will either be closed or operating virtually for the day.
Check out a list of the current school announcements for Thursday, Oct. 29:
Amherst County Public Schools
Amherst County officials say schools will be closed Thursday for all in-person and remote learners due to inclement weather resulting from Hurricane Zeta.
Bedford County Public Schools
According to the school district’s website, Bedford County schools are closed for in-person learning Thursday due to the tropical storm warning and the potentially dangerous weather conditions throughout the day.
However, school officials say the offices are opening at 8 a.m., adding that students should catch up on their assignments and keep an eye out for learning activities from their teachers.
Campbell County Public Schools
The school district’s Facebook page says Campbell County Public Schools is closed Thursday for all students and teachers. In addition, due to the uncertain weather conditions and potential power or internet outages, there will not be any remote instruction on Thursday.
Carlisle School (Martinsville)
Carlisle School will be closed as a precautionary measure due to expected rain and high winds, but instruction will reportedly continue. The school’s website says teachers will notify students of class assignments and/or scheduled Google meetings by 8:30 a.m.
Charlotte County Public Schools
Because of the tropical storm warning in Charlotte County and a forecast for several inches of rain and high winds, Charlotte County Public Schools will be closed for all students and staff on Thursday, including 12-month employees. However, students are asked to keep working on remote learning assignments.
Danville City Schools
Danville City Public Schools will be closed Thursday and employees are asked to not report to work. In addition, because of potential power outages, school officials say virtual learning and food truck services will not be available.
Halifax County Public Schools
While students are told not to come to the school buildings, Halifax County teachers are asked to work from home on Thursday, so virtual sessions will be held as scheduled.
In addition, there will not be food deliveries or meal pickup on Thursday.
However, essential personnel are asked to report to work.
Henry County Public Schools
Henry County Schools have announced that schools in the county will run operate virtually on Thursday.
The change is due to adverse weather conditions expected in the area due to Zeta and its associated weather that could bring strong, damaging winds and some flooding.
Ten-month staff should plan to work virtually from home on Thursday.
Lynchburg City Schools
School officials say Lynchburg City Schools buildings will be closed Thursday for both students and staff due to some flooding and downed trees in the area. However, teachers will continue remote instruction for all students on Thursday.
Therefore, if your student is entirely remote or in hybrid Cohort A, they will continue instruction as normal, but if your hybrid student is in Cohort B, they will learn remotely instead on Thursday.
In addition, 12-month employees are asked to report to work as usual.
Pittsylvania County Public Schools
According to the school district’s website, due to the forecasted impact of Hurricane Zeta throughout Pittsylvania County, schools will be closed on Thursday.
In addition, school officials say all employees — except for teachers — who work more than a 200 day contract should report at their regular time or as soon as possible based on road conditions. Ten-calendar month custodians are also expected to report, Pittsylvania County Public Schools says.
Westover Christian Academy (Danville)
Because of the dangerous winds and flooding forecasted between noon and 3 p.m. from Hurricane Zeta, Westover Christian Academy will be closed on Thursday.
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