(WFXR) — Whether due to the wintry weather forecast or rising coronavirus cases, a number of schools around southwest and central Virginia have decided to stay closed, dismiss early, or operate remotely on Friday.

Here is a list of school districts around the region that have announced closures, schedule changes, or virtual instruction as of 2:44 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 28:

Alleghany County:

Alleghany County Public Schools will close two hours early and cancel all afterschool activities on Friday because of the impending inclement weather.

Amherst County:

Monelison Middle School in Amherst County will hold a remote learning day on Friday due to the number of coronavirus cases and requests to quarantine among students and staff. Staff should report at their assigned times while students will participate in virtual instruction per the schedule provided by the school.
In addition, meals will be made available from 10 a.m. to noon at any Amherst County public school.

Amherst County Public Schools will be closing two hours early due to Friday’s weather forecast, with the high school and middle schools dismissing at 12:45 p.m., the elementary schools dismissing at 1:45 p.m., and all afterschool activities canceled.

Bath County:

Bath County Public Schools will dismiss at 12:30 p.m. on Friday because of an inclement weather forecast.

Bland County:

Bland County Public Schools will dismiss at 1 p.m. on Friday due to the weather forecast.

Botetourt County;

Botetourt County Public Schools has canceled all practices, games, and extracurricular activities for Friday. In addition, all buildings will be closed by 6 a.m.

Buena Vista:

Buena Vista City Public Schools has already scheduled a teacher workday for Friday, which means there will be no school for students.

Carroll County:

Carroll County Public Schools will close at noon on Friday because of the potential inclement weather. In addition, all afterschool activities for Friday and for Saturday, Jan. 29 are canceled.

Charlotte County:

Charlotte County Public Schools says that all afterschool activities for Central Middle School and Randolph-Henry High School are canceled for Friday. Meanwhile, the basketball games are being postponed until a later date.

Covington:

Covington City Public Schools will closed two hours early on Friday.

In addition, Covington Parks and Recreation says that all games and practices will be postponed or canceled for Friday and Saturday due to the inclement weather.

Craig County:

Craig County Public Schools will be closed on Friday.

Floyd County:

Floyd County Public Schools plans to release students early on Friday, with outlying schools dismissing at 11:30 a.m. and town schools dismissing at noon.

Franklin County:

Franklin County Public Schools will dismiss two hours early on Friday, according to Franklin County High School.

Galax:

Galax City Public Schools will dismiss at 11:30 a.m. on Friday due to possible inclement weather.

Giles County:

Giles County Public Schools will release two hours early on Friday.

Grayson County:

Grayson County Public Schools will dismiss at noon on Friday due to the impending weather.

Henry County:

Henry County Public Schools has canceled Friday’s afterschool activities due to the potential for inclement weather during the early evening hours.

Highland County:

Highland County Public Schools will close the school building on Friday due to the impending afternoon snow, but this will be a virtual learning day.

Lexington:

Lexington City Schools will dismiss two hours early on Friday because of the winter weather forecasted for the afternoon.

Martinsville:

Martinsville City Public Schools has canceled all extracurricular activities for Friday.

Montgomery County:

Montgomery County Public Schools will dismiss early on Friday, with middle and high schools releasing at 11:30 a.m. and elementary schools dismissing at 12:30 p.m. The district says the weather forecasts for the day are predicting snow in the early afternoon that will quickly turn to ice, creating hazardous road conditions.

Nelson County:

Nelson County Public Schools will be closed on Friday with no afterschool activities, due to a snowy forecast and Gov. Glenn Youngkin’s state of emergency declaration. However, students will still have a virtual learning day.

Pulaski County:

Pulaski County Public Schools will be closed (Code 2) on Friday because of the inclement weather forecasted in the afternoon, but students will still have virtual instruction from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Meanwhile, all 11-month and 12-month employees should report at their regular time and teachers and paraprofessionals should report by 9 a.m. unless they are told to work from home.
For more information about the student meal distribution plan for Friday, click here.

Roanoke City:

Roanoke Catholic School will not be able to offer afterschool care Friday afternoon, so parents are asked to pick up their elementary and middle school students when school dismisses.

Rockbridge County:

Rockbridge County High School will hold a virtual learning day on Friday due to limited staff availability.

However, the rest of the public schools in Rockbridge County will operate in-person and dismiss two hours early, with no afterschool activities, because of Friday afternoon’s impending weather.

Wythe County:

Wythe County Public Schools will release students at noon on Friday due to the forecasted winter weather.

In addition, Wytheville Community College will close at 1:30 p.m. on Friday. Meanwhile, classes and events are canceled for Friday evening and for Saturday.

For a list of any weather-related closures or operational changes around the region, click here.