Inclement Weather Policies & Procedures
Cabarrus County Schools wants to help parents, staff and the community prepare for any changes to the school schedule that might occur as a result of inclement weather.
The superintendent uses information obtained from weather forecasts and district personnel about road conditions when determining whether school should be cancelled or delayed due to snow, ice or other severe weather.
Decisions about delaying or canceling school as a result of inclement weather or even the threat of inclement weather are never easy. However, we always err on the side of caution to keep our students and employees safe.
Information about school cancellations, delays and early dismissals will be posted to the district website at www.cabarrus.k12.nc.us. Additionally, the CCS Information Office will contact students and staff via the Blackboard Connect notification system with an appropriate message. Information also will be posted to Time Warner Cable Channel 21, CCS social media sites (Facebook and Twitter), and shared with local media outlets.
Please keep in mind that no announcement means school is operating on a normal schedule. However, when school must be dismissed early or is closed, parents should make arrangements for childcare, as the KIDS:PLUS after-school and before-school programs will not operate that day.
As a general reminder, the CCS Information Line, 704-784-6197, is also updated with current information about any district-wide school closings or delays. To hear current information about district-wide school closings or delays in Spanish, call 704-784-6171.
In order to comply with state law, students are required to days missed when school is cancelled. The superintendent may elect to use a Saturday following a missed school day as the make-up day rather than using one of the scheduled make-up days that are designated on the academic calendar for the current school year.