CHARLOTTE, NC (FOX 46 WJZY) - Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools announced on Friday that they will be closed for students and staff on Monday, Sept. 17 to protect the safety of students, staff and community members due to the impacts of Hurricane Florence.
CMS canceled classes for Thursday and Friday this week as Florence moved toward the coast.
Five high schools that are a part of CMS have been transported into emergency shelters:
- Ardrey Kell
- East Meck
- North Meck
- South Meck
CMS' initial announcement came just after 3:30 p.m. Wednesday. School officials said they have taken measures "to protect the safety of students, staff, families and community members."
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Make-up days will be designated at a later time, according to school officials. They will continue to update families, students, staff and the community through phone-call messages, the CMS website, CMS social media, emails and the CMS mobile app.
Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools will be closed for students and staff on Monday, September 17 to protect the safety of students, staff and community members due to impacts of Hurricane Florence.— CMS (@CharMeckSchools) September 14, 2018
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