Severe Weather

  • The safety of all children and staff members is the first concern of Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools (CMS) when making decisions about closing school or dismissing early. Therefore, CMS asks families to partner with the district if a decision is made to close school or dismiss early. In addition, an emergency might affect the entire school system or, more frequently, just a small number of schools (as in a gas leak, water outage or power loss.)

  • Severe weather at a glance

  • Severe weather timeline

  • Severe weather procedure summaries

  • Severe weather codes and make-up days

  • How severe weather affects departments

  • Tornado Safety