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RCPS open Friday (RCPS abre el viernes)
Posted on 09/14/2017
UPDATE 9/14/17:   Rockdale County Public Schools (RCPS) will be back to normal operations on Friday.  All RCPS schools will open as regularly scheduled on Friday 9/15/17. 

Las escuelas Publicas de Rockdale (RCPS) volverán a las operaciones normales el viernes. Todas las escuelas de RCPS se abrirán según lo programado regularmente el viernes 9/15/17.


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9/13/17:  Superintendent Richard Autry has been informed by local emergency management officials that there are many remaining power outages along with fallen, low hanging, and energized power lines around the county, making some areas unsafe for travel. Due to concerns for the safety of our students, staff and families, the Superintendent has closed Rockdale County Public Schools for Thursday 9/14/17. All 11 and 12 month (210 days or more a year) employees should report to work if safe to do so. 

Escuelas Públicas del Condado de Rockdale (RCPS) está cerrado jueves 9/14/17. Todos los empleados de 11 y 12 meses (210 días o más al año) deben reportarse al trabajo si es seguro hacerlo. El superintendente Richard Autry ha sido informado por funcionarios locales de manejo de emergencias que hay muchos cortes de energía restantes junto con líneas eléctricas caídas, de bajo colgante y energizadas alrededor del condado, haciendo que algunas áreas no sean seguras para viajar. Debido a preocupaciones por la seguridad de nuestros estudiantes, personal y familias, el Superintendente ha cerrado las Escuelas Públicas del Condado de Rockdale para el jueves.


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9/12/17:  Due to remaining power outages, trees down, and hazardous road conditions, RCPS will be closed Wednesday 9/13/17.

Debido a los cortes de energía restantes, árboles caídos, y condiciones peligrosas de la carretera, RCPS será cerrado miércoles 9/13/17.


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9/12/17: RCPS is assessing the situation of our roads and schools and is working with utility companies to restore power to our schools. We will make a determination later today about the schedule for Wednesday and will post the decision here on our website, on our social media  (@rockdaleschools on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram), and will send a call through our SchoolMessenger call system. Thank you for your patience and please stay safe.

RCPS está evaluando la situación de nuestras carreteras y escuelas y está trabajando con compañías de servicios públicos para restaurar el poder a nuestras escuelas. Haremos una determinación más adelante hoy sobre el miércoles y fijaremos la decisión aquí en nuestro Web site, en nuestros medios sociales, y enviaremos una llamada con nuestro sistema de la llamada de SchoolMessenger. Gracias por su paciencia y por favor mantenerse a salvo.


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9/9/17:  Rockdale County Public Schools will be closed Monday, 9/11/17, and Tuesday, 9/12/17. Las escuelas y oficinas de RCPS estarán cerradas lunes 9/11/17 y martes 9/12/17.

This decision was based on the most recent information from the National Weather Service, in conjunction with various Emergency Management Agencies (SEE BELOW). The timing of this announcement is also critical as RCPS wants to allow all parents to focus on whatever needs they may have to secure the safety and welfare of their families. In addition, RCPS wants to make sure that local law enforcement and emergency services have ample opportunity to identify and utilize all available assets to assist the community if needed.

The school system will continue to monitor the situation throughout the expected storm and make decisions on the continuation of school as the situation dictates. Updates at www.rockdaleschools.org/irma

Primary Impacts predicted for our area as of 9/9/17:

•  Based on this track and the strength of the storm, destructive winds, tornadoes and flash flooding all appear likely.
•  Destructive Winds - Sustained winds of 35 to 55 mph with gusts of 50 to 75 mph are likely across much of north and central Georgia. Winds of this magnitude will cause impacts comparable to those of Hurricane Opal in 1995 when wind gusts of 50 to 75 mph occurred in the Atlanta metro area. Thousands of trees and power lines will be downed.
•  Power outages may last over 24 hours.
•  Travel disruptions and delays due to downed trees may be substantial.
•  Rain Impact: 4.5 to 5.5 inches with higher localized amounts
•  Gusts Timelines:
Mon 8 a.m. – 8 p.m. wind gusts 49/51 mph.
Mon 8 p.m. – Tues 8 a.m. wind gusts 55/56 mph.
Tues 8 a.m. – Tues 8 p.m. wind gusts 51-53 mph
•  Wind and rain bands ahead of the storm can start impacting as early as Sunday evening.


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9/8/17:  Please be aware that RCPS is closely monitoring Hurricane Irma and the potential for severe weather in our area on Monday and Tuesday. We expect to learn more from state officials tomorrow and will make any necessary adjustments to protect the safety of all of our students, staff and families. Any schedule changes will be posted to our website, Facebook, Twitter and mobile app, as well as sent through our automated call system and local media outlets. Please take all necessary precautions to prepare your family for this potentially severe weather. Please see the links below for more information and resources.

Escuelas Públicas del Condado de Rockdale está monitoreando de cerca el huracán Irma y el potencial de tiempo severo en nuestra área el lunes y martes. Esperamos aprender más de los funcionarios del estado mañana y haremos los ajustes necesarios para proteger la seguridad de todos nuestros estudiantes, personal y familias. Cualquier cambio de horario se publicará en nuestro sitio web, Facebook, Twitter y la aplicación móvil, así como enviados a través de nuestro sistema de llamadas automatizadas y medios de comunicación locales. Por favor tome todas las precauciones necesarias para preparar a su familia para este tiempo severo potencialmente. para obtener más información, consulte estos sitios web:


Sign up for CodeRed emergency alerts for Rockdale CountySuscríbase a las alertas de emergencia CodeRed para el Condado de Rockdale: https://public.coderedweb.com/cne/en-US/0A49F2D4078C

Sign up for Nixle alerts from the Conyers Police DepartmentRegístrese para recibir alertas de Nixle del Departamento de Policía de Conyers: http://www.conyersga.com/government/conyers-police/be-informed/sign-up-for-nixle-alerts

Make a Preparedness Kit
Haga un Kit de Preparación: https://emergency.cdc.gov/preparedness/kit/disasters/index.asp

Georgia Emergency Management Agency / Agencia de Gestión de Emergencias de Georgia: http://www.gema.ga.gov

http://ready.ga.gov


Social Media Links / Enlaces de medios sociales :

Rockdale County Sheriff's Office  
Facebook @rockdalesheriff
Twitter @rockdalesheriff

Conyers Police Department
Facebook @conyerspolice
Twitter @conyerspolice