What You Missed Wednesday

January 7, 2014

As arctic air recedes, Dalton and Whitfield schools resume classes

Murray County Schools on two-hour delay

A winter break prolonged by dangerously cold weather is coming to an end today for students at all three local school systems.

Officials with Dalton Public Schools and Whitfield County Schools said families can expect normal operating hours this morning, including bus pick-up and drop-off. Murray County Schools is running on a two-hour delay, according to the school system’s website (www.murray.k12.ga.us) and Facebook page.

“A two hour delay means that everything happens as usual, just two hours later,” a school system official posted on Facebook. “Buses run two hours later than usual, schools open their doors two hours later than their usual time, classes begin two hours later than normal. School will be dismissed and buses will run at the usual time in the afternoon.”

Dalton and Whitfield schools used Tuesday as a training day for teachers and administrators. Because a snow make-up day was scheduled into the 2013-2014 school calendar, students and staff will attend school on Friday, March 14.

The remainder of the week is expected to be increasingly warmer. Today’s temperature is expected to reach a high of 42 degrees, according to the National Weather Service. A possible high of 58 degrees is expected on Saturday, according to the forecast, showing expected relief from the frigid weather for the area.

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