UM to delay opening on Feb. 15, school systems share updates ahead of winter weather

Published 4:51 pm Sunday, February 14, 2021

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Local school systems have shared their plans for Monday, Feb. 15, as residents prepare for the potential impact of winter weather over the next couple of days.

The University of Montevallo will delay opening until 10 a.m. on Feb. 15 in light of the threat of winter weather and potentially dangerous road conditions in and around the city of Montevallo.

Students and faculty are urged to monitor local media for updates on weather conditions and to utilize their best judgment based on the weather conditions in their immediate areas.

UM will continue to monitor weather conditions and will provide updates via UMAlert, email and UM official social media should further communication be necessary.

Regarding Shelby County Schools, all schools will be closed on Feb. 15 for President’s Day.

School district officials are also monitoring the potential for winter weather and will communicate any changes for Tuesday if it becomes necessary.

Alabaster City Schools and offices will be closed on Feb. 15 in observance of President’s Day.

ACS leadership is aware of the forecast for winter weather and is monitoring the situation for potential impacts on Tuesday’s schedule.

Students and staff are urged to monitor and ACS social media for additional updates.

For Pelham City Schools, Feb. 15 is an e-learning day, according to a Feb. 14 post on the school system’s Facebook page.

Traditional students will not attend school on campuses. All students will complete lessons and coursework at home.

“Our district administrators are monitoring the weather situation,” read a post on the PCS Facebook page on the morning of Feb. 15. “If any changes to the school schedule on Tuesday, Feb. 16 are necessary, the information will be communicated via phone call and email to parents and posted on and district social media pages.”

Due to icy conditions, all Jefferson State Community College campuses will close on Feb. 15 at 5 p.m. and will remain closed on Tuesday, Feb. 16.