School Closings and Delays

  • Weather-Related School Closing or Cancellation


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    It is important to know what to expect from GCPS in case of inclement weather. If weather conditions pose a potential safety concern, the decision to cancel school or delay opening might be made.

    It is more likely for school to be canceled in the early morning — due to dangerous road conditions that formed overnight — than for school to let out early because bad weather is moving in.

    If bad weather causes school to be canceled or dismissed early, public announcements will be made on GCPS TV, on the school system’s website (, on Twitter and Facebook, through SchoolMessenger calls and optional texts, and via metro-Atlanta radio and television stations. Full-day cancellations usually are announced by 6 a.m.

    GCPS TV can be found on the following Gwinnett County cable channels:

    • Charter - Channel 180

    • Comcast - Channel 24 or 26 (depending on location)

    • Visit us on our GCPS TV app on Apple, Android, Amazon Fire, and Roku devices or view the live stream at

    You can access current or potential weather hazards for north and central Georgia here.