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Schools cancel in-person classes for Friday in advance of winter storm

Homewood and Flossmoor schools have canceled in-person classes for Friday, Jan. 12, after the National Weather Service issued a winter storm warning for the area. Six or more inches of wet snow and high winds are expected through Saturday morning.

Flossmoor District 161 officials said buildings will be closed and students will participate in e-learning classes from home. 

The school day will begin at 8 a.m. and end at 1:30 p.m. 

The district announcement on Facebook also noted that temperatures are expected to be dangerously low on Tuesday, Jan. 16. The district will communicate with families if classes are affected next week.

Homewood District 153 schools will also hold e-learning classes Friday so students and staff do not have to travel to school during the storm.

Marian Catholic High School in Chicago Heights announced on Facebook that classes will be canceled Friday.

As of Thursday evening, no announcements were made regarding after-school sports-related activities.

At 8:45 p.m. there had been no public announcement regarding Homewood-Flossmoor High School classes.

Area schools will also be closed Monday, Jan. 15, for the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday.

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