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Early Dismissals in the Mid-South due to severe weather | Check your school here

Storms could become strong this evening in the Memphis area, and several schools are closing early as a precaution.

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Severe thunderstorms are possible in the Memphis area later today, with the best chance of strong storms between 4pm and 11pm.

Meteorologist say damaging winds, heavy rain, and even tornadoes are possible, especially in Mississippi.

Some schools in the area are dismissing early to take precaution ahead of severe weather. Here is the most current list of early dismissals. 

Memphis-Shelby County Schools

MSCS is dismissing early on Tuesday, Nov. 29 due to the threat of severe weather.

Schools that begin at 7:15 a.m. will dismiss at 1 p.m., schools that begin at 8:15 a.m. will dismiss at 1:45 p.m., and schools that begin at 9:15 a.m. will dismiss at 2:30 p.m.

MSCS Superintendent Toni Williams tweeted, "Due to today’s severe weather forecast and out of an abundance of caution, MSCS will dismiss all schools early today, November 29, 2022. All after-school activities, including after-care and Y-Care are also canceled. District offices will close today at 3 p.m."

Operation Warm Hearts will also stop in-person donations at 2 p.m. Donations may be sent online here.

Frayser Community Schools

Due to inclement weather, Frayser Community Schools will dismiss early at 1:45pm, November 29. All after-school activities are also canceled.

Beacon College Prep Charter School

Beacon College Prep will operate on a Friday schedule and dismiss at 1:15 today. Buses will run on a Friday schedule today as well. 

There will be no aftercare today.

University of Mississippi - Oxford

The Oxford campus of the University of Mississippi will close at 2:30 p.m. (11/29/22) due to severe weather forecast for the region.

Clarksdale Municipal School District

All Clarksdale elementary schools will close at 12:00 p.m.  Secondary schools will dismiss at 1:00 p.m.

Lunch will be served. Buses will still provide transportation. 

All after-school activities and events are canceled.

Marshall County Schools

The Marshall County School District will dismiss at 1:30 p.m., November 29, 2022 due to the threat of severe weather.

Fayette County Public Schools

All Fayette County Public Schools will close early.

EJHS, FWCHS, and JILC will dismiss at 12:30 p.m. BCES, LMES, OES, SWES, and WJHS will dismiss at 1:30 p.m. 

All after school activities, including Beyond the Bell, are canceled.

Lafayette County School District

Lafayette County schools will dismiss at 1:00 p.m.

Elementary car riders will be dismissed at 12:45 p.m.

North Panola School District

The North Panola School District will close at 2:00 p.m.

All after-school activities are canceled.

Oxford School District

OECC, BES, DDES, and CES will dismiss at 12:20 p.m.

OIS, OMS, and OHS will dismiss at 1:45 p.m.

South Panola School District

All South Panola schools will dismiss at 1:00 p.m.

Christ Trinity Christian Academy

CTCA will close at 12:30 p.m. as a precaution due to the severe weather alert.

Benton County Schools

Due to inclement weather, the Benton County School District will release car riders at 12:45 PM and bus riders at 1:00 PM.

Southwest Tennessee Community College

Southwest Tennessee Community College will shift to virtual learning at 1:30 p.m.

Tennessee College of Applied Technology Memphis

Closing at 2 pm and shifting to virtual learning and work for evening classes

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