Coweta County Schools

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Contact: Dean Jackson Office of Public Information
Phone: 770.254.2736
Fax: 770.254.2807

December 7, 2017

A letter from the Coweta County School Superintendent

During severe weather watches or warnings, our school system works with local authorities to monitor conditions and proceeds with arrival and dismissal based upon known conditions. Adjustments are made as needed.

The school system tries to make such determinations as quickly as possible. If the school system cannot make a final determination on the evening before a school day, a determination early the following morning is necessary. The school system will notify parents immediately once a determination to close or delay school is made.

In the event that schools are delayed, closed or released early, there are a variety of ways that the school system notifies parents, including:

  • Automated phone call (OneCallNow)
  • Media outlets (television, radio and media websites)
  • District website (
  • Twitter (@CowetaSchools)

In the event of a school delay, the system will notify parents of the length of the delay. For a delay of two hours, for example, parents and students should assume that all normal school procedures are delayed two hours. Bus pick-up is two hours from usual times. School classes would also start two hours later (at 10:00 a.m. for elementary schools and 10:30 a.m. for middle and high schools), though school dismissal times would remain the same (2:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m.).

Parents are urged to make sure that their child’s school has their latest contact information, including new phone numbers, so that they can be contacted during such events.
The school system will make every attempt to reach this decision regarding school status as early as possible, based on known conditions. With the potential for winter weather in the forecast, we urge you to continue to monitor the channels of communication mentioned above.

Dr. Steve Barker
Superintendent, Coweta County School System

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