Another day off from school for some kids in Hampton Roads

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HAMPTON ROADS, Va. - Some kids in Hampton Roads will have another day off on Wednesday.

Several school districts have already canceled school with more snow headed our way.

Some parents forced to make arrangements if they need to work.

“I wish they'd go back to school," said parent of three Curtena Gibbs.

Gibbs doesn’t her kids to miss school because of the snow again.

She said she has got one in high school, another in middle school and the youngest is in elementary school.

“I’m scared, for my refrigerator. That's really the truth. My kids eat all day long when they're home,” said Gibbs.

School districts around the region are making the decision of how to handle the possibility of intense weather.  Some have decided to close – while others waited until Wednesday to make a decision.


After closely monitoring the National Weather Service and local forecasts, the city of Hampton continues to be under a winter weather advisory with the potential of accumulating snow beginning later today.

Based on these predictions and the high possibility of hazardous road conditions, all HCS schools and offices will be closed on Wednesday, January 17, for all students and personnel. This includes after-school and evening activities.


Because of forecast for snow and the timing of when it is supposed to arrive in Suffolk, Suffolk Public Schools will be closed tomorrow Wednesday, January 17.

Please understand that the safety of our students on school buses is of utmost concern to us when roads are slippery and potentially icy, and when visibility for drivers is reduced.


Due to the current weather forecast, Chesapeake Public Schools will be closed for all students and staff on Wednesday, January 17, 2018. The school division will operate on a CODE RED on Wednesday. Essential personnel report on time and check with supervisors regarding schedules. All athletic events and after-school activities will be cancelled.


All schools and offices will be closed tomorrow, Wednesday, Jan. 17. Granted the coming snowfall will not be as significant as what the city has experienced recently. However, ensuring the safety of students and staff requires significant caution. As always, thank you for your patience and support.

Virginia Beach:

Based on the weather forecast, all schools and offices will close three hours early today. High schools will dismiss at 11:10 a.m., followed by “A” elementary schools at 11:40 a.m. and “B” elementary schools at 12:10 p.m. Middle schools will release at 1 p.m. Morning kindergarten students will go home during the general school dismissal. Afternoon kindergarten classes and all afternoon and evening classes at the Adult Learning Center and Renaissance Academy will be cancelled along with all after school activities and events. Art and dance programs at Old Donation School are cancelled and students should report to their home schools. Finally, please note that the Achievable Dream Academy extended day program at Seatack Elementary School and all elementary after school programs run by parks and recreation will also be closed today.

District officials say they watch the weather forecast closely and consult with emergency service departments. They say the decision on canceling or closing early is based on student safety.

Click here to view the latest updates on closings in our area. 

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