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Back-to-School Nights Postponed Due to Weather

The National Weather Service is forecasting heavy winds with gusts as strong as 40 mph. Four local schools have canceled back-to-school nights.

A severe weather forecast has caused Anne Arundel County Public Schools (AACPS) officials to cancel all after-school activities for Tuesday, including back-to-school nights at several local schools. 

The National Weather Service (NWS) issued a coastal flooding advisory Tuesday morning due to anticipated rain and wind gusts that could reach 40 mph. 

The closing affects all after-school sports events, band practices, rehearsals and the like. Parents with children in after-school day care should check with corresponding agencies to learn of any closings, AACPS said. 

Five back-to-school nights were scheduled for Tuesday night:

  • Meade Middle
  • MacArthur Middle
  • Seven Oaks Elementary
  • Old Mill Middle North
  • Chesapeake Bay Middle
Alan Simpson September 18, 2012 at 06:48 PM
I can't believe we have reached a point where we cancel indoor activities due to thunderstorms.
Teresa Milio Birge September 18, 2012 at 06:59 PM
Actually, there is also a tornado watch until 7pm.
Alan Simpson September 18, 2012 at 07:36 PM
I still think it is ridiculous to cancel indoor activities meant for adults for thunderstorms. Most of the storms will be through the area by 5pm. Overreaction as always.
Thea Warner September 18, 2012 at 09:00 PM
Last year Arundel Middle School lost power due to a storm shortly before back to school night. At that point it was too late to cancel it, so parents wandered through the dark halls trying to find their children's teachers so they could at least meet them. It was pretty much a waste of time and it would have been much better had it been rescheduled.

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