Inclement Weather: School Closing Information

  • Marietta City Schools Inclement Weather Procedures

    When Marietta City Schools (MCS) is advised by the National Weather Service of possible inclement weather in the coming hours or days, our MCS team will implement a district protocol focused on communication and preparedness.  Such efforts include but are not limited to bus transportation, school meal service, extracurricular events, and school building readiness. 

    MCS will also make every effort to over-communicate with you regarding inclement weather and potential school closings.  In an effort to best support your student and family, you can expect the following weather-related updates:

    Evening communication: When we have been advised of inclement weather for the following day, you can expect a update from MCS by 9:00 p.m. (the night before potential snow/ice).  The purpose of this email is to provide you with our most recent information and timeline regarding possible school closings.

    Morning communication: You will receive an email update by 5:00 a.m. on the morning we are expecting possible inclement weather that could result in school closings.  In such situations, we will be collaborating with the National Weather Service, Marietta Police Department, Cobb County School District, and other metro-Atlanta school districts.  Our goal is simple – make an informed, cautious decision as early as possible so you and your family can plan accordingly.

    How will I know if/when schools are closed?

    When a final decision is made regarding school closings, all MCS families will be notified through the following mediums:

    1. Email
    2. Automated text and phone call message
    3. District website – www.marietta-city.org
    4. Local television and radio broadcasts
    Additionally, you can expect frequent updates through social media.

    Please know the safety of our students and your family is our priority. We will always make decisions out of an abundance of caution and, at the same time, communicate with you early and often.