With snow falling in some parts of metro Atlanta and North Georgia, many parents and students are wondering if school will be closed.

Many factors go into school closures. In both Forsyth and Cobb County, the superintendent and administrative staff carefully watch the weather conditions during possible inclement weather. Based on meteorologists reports and after transportation road tests early in the morning, they will determine whether it is safe for teachers and students to go to school that day.

In the end, the superintendent of the district is responsible for the final decision.

In both Forsyth and Cobb County, the final decision will be made by 5:30 a.m. except in the situations when weather may force school closings during the school day. If that’s the case, radio and TV stations will be notified.

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UPDATE:

White County Schools have confirmed they are canceling classes for Friday.

Bartow County Schools are closed for Friday.

Carman Adventist School is closed for Friday.

Carroll County Schools will dismiss early

Chattooga County Schools are closed for Friday.

Cherokee County Schools are dismissing early and have canceled all evening activities.

Cobb County Schools are dismissing early.

Dawson County Schools are closed for Friday.

DeKalb County Schools are closing early.

Discovery Point will be closing at 2:30 p.m. on Friday.

Habersham County Schools are closed for Friday.

Fannin County Schools are closed for Friday.

Fulton County Schools are dismissing early.

Floyd County Schools are closed for Friday.

Forsyth County Schools are dismissing early.

Gilmer County Schools are closed for Friday.

Gordon County Schools are closed for Friday.

Gwinnett County Schools are closing early

Habersham County Schools are closed for Friday.

Haralson County Schools are closed for Friday.

Lanier Christian Academy is closed for Friday.

Lumpkin County Schools are closed for Friday.

Marietta City Schools have canceled all evening activities.

Philadelphia Christian School is closed for Friday.

Pickens County Schools are closed for Friday.

Polk County Schools are closed for Friday.

Rabun County Schools are closed for Friday.

Rockmart Children Academy is closed for Friday.

Walker County Schools are closed for Friday.

The Walker School is closed for Friday.

Towns County Schools is closed for Friday.

Union County Schools closed for Friday.

White County Schools closed for Friday.

Young Harris College is closed for Friday.

Closing factors include:

  • Information on road conditions from the director of transportation and from law enforcement, including whether roads are icy, flooded, or impassable;
  • Time that precipitation begins to accumulate and the amount;
  • Weather predictions;
  • Building conditions (e.g., whether schools have power and heat);
  • Parking lot conditions;
  • Temperature and wind-chill.

Thankfully for parents, there are multiple resources to use to find out whether your child’s school is closed. For one, 11Alive will have a running list of all the schools that are closed or delayed due to inclement weather.

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Parents are also advised to sign up for the automatic contact system with the school system and subscribe to schools’ text alerts. Following your school district on social media is another easy way to get updates.

As of Friday, December 8, 11Alive StormTrackers predict some light rain mixing with snow flurries that will most likely melt as it hits the ground. At this point, they do not expect any travel issues in the metro area during peak travel times. Things are expected to be clear later after the morning on Friday with highs in the low to mid-40s.

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