GREENSBORO, N.C. — Several Triad schools announced they would move to online learning Friday because of a snowy forecast. Other districts are announcing snow days for students and are closing.
Winter Storm Watches are in effect as a mix of heavy, wet snow and rain is heading toward the Triad. It will likely last all day.
Slick and difficult travel is possible throughout the day. Totals will range from a few inches in some areas to several in others.
Asheboro City Schools will close on Friday, Jan. 8. The day will be an optional teacher workday.
Randolph County Schools will close on Friday, Jan. 8.
Mount Airy City Schools announced it will be closed on Friday for a snow day.
Surry County Schools closed on Friday with an optional teacher workday.
Yadkin County Schools closed on Friday.
Elkin City Schools closed on Friday with an optional teacher workday.
Patrick County Public Schools is closed on Friday, Jan. 8.
Wilkes County Schools closed on Friday with an optional teacher workday.
Alamance-Burlington Schools also announced it will switch to remote learning Friday for students pre-K through 12th grade due to the inclement weather forecast.
The Child Nutrition grab and go meals program and bus stop meals will not operate on Friday. All afterschool activities, including athletic activities and competitions, are canceled, the district said.
Teachers may choose to work remotely.
School nutrition will send two meals home with students on Thursday. Families of students currently learning remotely may pick-up two meals today for each child.
Teachers may work remotely from home. Central Offices will operate on a normal schedule.
For more information about the inclement weather policy, including the steps GCS takes to determine whether to close or delay school, click here.
Davie County Schools said all students will learn remotely Friday.
"We have been monitoring the forecast and understand that getting this information as far in advance as possible is ideal for planning," the district said. "We will continue to try to make these calls the day/night before whenever possible. Our plan remains to have “snow days” when we have true snowy days. We feel strongly about the importance of children enjoying that time playing in the snow. However, this week we must balance the importance of end of semester testing and protect students’ exam schedules at the high school level."
The district also said, "certified staff should work remotely on a regular schedule or report to work at your discretion."
Guilford County Schools announced all students will switch to remote learning on Friday, Jan. 8 due to expected inclement weather.
Rockingham County Schools said, "All students will learn remotely on Friday, January 8, 2021. Central office, school-level administration and other departments will report to work at 10 am. This is subject to re-evaluation if the inclement weather conditions change. All staff should evaluate their ability to travel safely."
Three meals for families are available to pick up Friday. All buildings will be open for school-level administrators and other essential personnel, like custodial and maintenance staff, the district said.
Child Care will open at 9 am. If weather conditions worsen during the day, child care sites may close early, the district said. Site Coordinators will call guardians or send messages through Class Dojo, the district said.
Davidson County Schools will switch to remote learning on Friday, Jan. 8.
"Due to the forecast for winter weather, Friday, January 8, 2021 will be a remote learning day for students. High school students scheduled for orientation will attend each course remotely."
Thomasville City Schools will move to a remote learning day.
Stokes County Schools will also move to remote learning.
WFMY News 2 will add to this story as more school districts make decisions about Friday.