Local school districts cancel classes ahead of winter storm

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CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, Va. (WRIC) — In anticipation of another winter storm on Thursday, local school districts have started announcing closures. If you do not see your district below it still could be closed, check our closings and delays page for the latest updates.

Chesterfield County Public Schools

Chesterfield County Public Schools will be closed on Thursday, February 18 in anticipation of the winter storm expected to hit our area.

“Teachers will prepare asynchronous learning opportunities for their students in anticipation that the school closure could last beyond Thursday,” CCPS said in a letter to Chesterfield staff members and families Wednesday afternoon.

The learning opportunities will be communicated by teachers and would help the school district meet the minimum number of instructional hours required by the state, CCPS said.

Caroline County Public Schools

Caroline County Public Schools announced they will be closed on Thursday due to the winter storm warning. They said staff should follow Code 3, essential employees only report in as needed.

The district said it would continue to monitor the weather in the region and provide further updates as needed.

Richmond Public Schools

Richmond Public Schools is preparing for yet another winter storm to hit the city. All school buildings and offices will be closed to staff and students on Thursday.

The school district says they will continue monitoring weather and make additional updates as needed.

Henrico County Public Schools

Henrico County Public Schools will be closed on Thursday. There will be no virtual or in-person learning. The closure is made in anticipation of more winter weather heading for the area this week.

The school district says freezing rain and ice accumulation is expected in the area and this could impact power and internet access.

No employees will be asked to report in-person or virtually with the exception of facilities personnel specifically advised to come in by a supervisor.

Hanover County Public Schools

School buildings will be closed in Hanover County on Thursday due to a forecasted winter storm.

The school district warns families to staff off the roads and be wary of possible power outages caused by downed trees.

Other local districts have already announced closures. Take a look here.

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