Some districts have canceled afternoon activities.
ATLANTA — Tornado advisories have been issued for several counties in northern Georgia, and several school districts in the Atlanta metropolitan area are preparing as severe weather moves inland.
The National Weather Service upgraded the severe weather risk for the greater Tokyo area to Level 3 on Thursday afternoon.
Here is a list of counties that have made announcements about extracurricular activities and expulsions.
For the latest information on risks, monitoring and alerts, please see this article.
The school district has canceled all after-school activities.
University of Atlanta Center Consortium
Due to inclement weather in 46 counties of Georgia, including Fulton County, the decision has been made to close the Atlanta University Center campuses, including Clark Atlanta University, Morehouse College, Morehouse College of Medicine, Spelman College, and the Robert W. Woodruff Library.2:30 PM for the rest of the day
The arrival of bad weather has prompted the district to cancel afternoon extracurricular activities.
Clark County School District
All after-school activities for students, teachers, staff, and families are canceled, except for district after-school programs.
Parents are encouraged to pick up students from after-school care as early as possible to avoid the expected inclement weather between 4:00pm and 5:00pm.
All schools will dismiss at their normal dismissal time.
Tonight’s school board meeting will be held at 6:00 pm as scheduled.
Clayton County Public Schools
The district announced that all high schools will be dismissed at 1:00 pm, elementary schools at 2:00 pm, and all middle schools at 3:30 pm.
District officials have also canceled all extracurricular or school activities that take place after school.
Cobb County School District
Cobb County Schools officials said they are continuing to monitor severe weather as it moves into the area. They decided to cancel after-school activities.
DeKalb County School District
School activities for Thursday have been cancelled. District leaders said planned athletic activities would be postponed and rescheduled if possible.
A warning from the district said the buses will also operate the scheduled route weather permitting. However, parents and guardians are encouraged to pick up their children at a convenient time, prior to normal dismissal time.
Due to bad weather, FCS will delay the dismissal at 3:30pm. All after-school activities are canceled, except for after-school care, according to the school district.
Gilmer County schools are already releasing students. All students were released before 1pm on Thursday to prepare for the effects of inclement weather. The area is currently under a tornado warning until 5:00 PM Thursday.
Officials at Gordon County Schools also said they would delay the release of students by 30 minutes, the district said.
The district’s after-school program (ASP) at the elementary school will operate as normal.
Jackson County School System
The school district will be ejecting students 30 minutes early on Thursday afternoon.
Leaders have canceled all after-school and evening activities on Thursday. After-school programs for elementary school students will continue to be available for families in need, the district said.
This story will be updated as districts announce plans.