CMS closed for students and staff Monday due to impacts of Florence

- 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. 

RELATED: Local officials, Red Cross convert schools into shelters for evacuees 

Five high schools that are a part of CMS have been transported into emergency shelters: 

  • Olympic
  • 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. 

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