HAMPTON ROADS, Va. (WAVY) – Several school district across Hampton Roads announced they would be closed Friday, September 30 due to the inclement weather from the remnants of Hurricane Ian.

That includes all Tidewater Catholic schools.

Christ the King Catholic School in Norfolk posted to their Facebook page, as well as sent out an email to parents, Thursday afternoon stating that they, along with their sister Tidewater Catholic schools will be closed on Friday.

Here is a list of the other Tidewater Catholic schools that announced closures for Friday:

  • Jarvisburg Christian Academy
  • Saint John the Apostle Catholic School
  • St. Pius X
  • Start of the Sea Catholic
  • Catholic High School in Virginia Beach
  • Portsmouth Catholic Regional School
  • St. Gregory the Great School in Virginia Beach

Several school districts in Northeastern North Carolina also announced they will be closed Friday because of the weather, but most will be offering remote learning.

The following school districts announced that all afterschool activities would be canceled for Friday, Sept. 30:

Chesapeake Public Schools: All after-school activities for Friday, September 30 are canceled including YMCA afterschool programs. All Saturday extra-curricular activities are canceled as well; however, SAT testing will continue.

Gloucester County Public Schools: All afterschool activities, events, athletic practices, games, and competitions are canceled Friday, as are all activities, events, athletic practices, games, and competitions scheduled for this weekend.

Hampton City Schools: All after-school and evening activities on Friday, September 30 and Saturday, October 1, have been canceled. The City of Hampton’s School-Aged Programs are canceling all after-school care and programs on Friday, September 30.

Isle of Wight County Schools: All Isle of Wight County schools and offices will be dismissing 3 hours early on Friday, Sept. 30.  Students will receive lunch before leaving school.  

Newport News Schools: All after school activities, events, athletic practices, games and competitions are canceled for Friday and Saturday, October 1.

Norfolk Public Schools: Norfolk Public Schools will dismiss students and staff early on Friday, September 30, in accordance with the school division’s established early release schedule. This means that students will be dismissed two hours earlier than their regular dismissal time. Also, all after-school and athletic activities are cancelled, including YMCA, Norfolk Parks and Recreation, Champions, Boys and Girls Clubs of Southeast Virginia, Southside Boys and Girls Club, and Berkley/Campostella Early Childhood Education Center.

Portsmouth Public Schools: All weekend events and after-school activities for Friday, Sept. 30 are cancelled.

Virginia Beach Public Schools: All after-school activities are cancelled for Friday, Sept. 30. All Parks & Recreation outdoor field allocations (for recreational use) are cancelled for Friday and Saturday.

Williamsburg-JCC Public Schools: All schools will follow an Early Release schedule on Friday, September 30, and all afterschool activities are cancelled. Each school’s schedule can be found here:  https://wjccschools.org/…/enrollment/school-zones-hours/

York County School Division: All YCSD after-school activities and athletics for today, Friday, September 30, are canceled. Childcare programs operating on school campuses will communicate scheduling changes, if any, to participating families. Saturday events will continue as scheduled unless otherwise announced by individual programs


Tidewater Community College: TCC will close at 2 p.m. today, Friday, September 30 and will remain closed on Saturday, October 1. All in-person and online classes and activities are canceled.

For a full list of school closures and delays shared through our Weather Watch system, click here. If you need to make an announcement about a school schedule change due to the forecast and you already have a login, you can enter your information here.

Ian, as of Thursday afternoon, was downgraded to a Tropical Storm. It is expected to bring several inches of rain along with wind gusts of 35-45 mph to the Hampton Roads area starting Friday, continuing through the weekend. The potential for isolated tornadoes is also possible for parts of the area, according to the Super Doppler 10 Weather Team.

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