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Region’s schools adjusting to weather conditions

UPDATE:  Spotsy school chiefs just came out of a meeting with no decision yet on tomorrow’s teacher workday. Schools spokeswoman Rene Daniels said they will continue monitoring to see if the snow develops and will distribute information as soon as a decision is made.


UPDATE: Forecast downgraded. Maximum snow now is 2 to 4 inches per National Weather Service.


UPDATE: Germanna closing at 2 p.m. today.


UPDATE: All Spotsylvania after-school and evening activities for today are canceled.


UPDATE: Spotsylvania Superintendent Scott Baker will be meeting with staff at 1:30 p.m. today and taking into account the weather at that point before deciding what to do about teachers scheduled for a workday on Friday, schools spokeswoman Rene Daniels said.

All options will be considered including sticking with a regular teacher workday, allowing teachers to work from home or even calling a Code 0, which means staff get the day off.

It is also possible a decision won’t be reached at the 1:30 p.m. meeting, Daniels said.

Spotsylvania and Culpeper county school divisions are scheduled for a student holiday on Friday and a teacher workday.

All schools are off on Monday for the federal Martin Luther King Jr. holiday.

So far, the immediate Fredericksburg area is getting rain.


Two school divisions in the region have announced early dismissals today and one has canceled after school activities. Spotsylvania County is already scheduled for early dismissals. Below is a quick rundown as of 9:15 a.m.

Spotsylvania County: High schools were already scheduled to dismiss at 11:15 a.m. because of exams. Middle schools release at 11:45 a.m. Elementary at 12:30 p.m.

Louisa County: Early closing at 1 p.m.

Orange County: Closing two hours early

Fredericksburg: No after-school activities

Check back here for updates or at’s closings page.

I’ll also be providing updates via twitter. Follow me @GettgSchooled.

Some forecasts are still calling for 4 to 8 inches of snow with the heaviest coming late afternoon and through the evening.

But, as Little Orphan Annie sang, “The sun will come out tomorrow.”


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