Schools releasing classes early Friday in anticipation of storms

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TYLER, Texas (KETK) – Several East Texas school districts have announced they are releasing students early Friday in anticipation of strong storms.

Tyler ISD has canceled all after school activities and sports.

The cancellations include out of town athletic events as well as Boys and Girls Club after school care. Boys and Girls Club staff will be at campuses to assist with students as they wait for parent pick up. All campus dismissal times and bus routes will continue as usual. 

Alto ISD will release all classes early at all schools.

The announcement was made in a Facebook post.

Car riders may be picked up at 12:30 p.m. and buses will run at 12:45 p.m.

“We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause, but student and faculty safety are our priority,” the post said.

Friday night’s girls’ basketball game will be played on Monday at 5:00 in New Summerfield. The boys’ basketball game will be played at a later time.

Bullard ISD posted to Facebook on Friday morning that they are closely monitoring the situation to see if they would be releasing any students early.

Bullard ISD is aware of possible severe weather today, and we are closely monitoring the forecast. Safety of our students and staff is our top priority. Stay tuned for possible early dismissal and possible cancellation/rescheduling of after-school activities.

Leverett’s Chapel said in a statement to KETK News that they would be releasing students early at 2 p.m. on Friday to allow students to get home.

Martinsville ISD also is releasing classes early. Elementary will release at 12:45 p.m. and junior high and high school will release at 1 p.m.

Mount Vernon ISD will be releasing elementary students at 2:00 with Junior High and High School students being let out at 2:15.

New Summerfield ISD posted to Facebook Friday morning that they would be monitoring the situation closely and that student safety was their “top priority.”

Pittsburg ISD announced Friday morning they will be releasing students at 1 p.m.

They did so to “ensure that our busses are able to deliver students home and return safely.

Sulphur Springs ISD announced on Facebook that they would be releasing students at 1 p.m., the earliest district will be releasing their students today.

Van ISD announced it is looking at the possibility of releasing classes early due to the same storm system.

“We are closely monitoring the weather tomorrow due to the increased risk for severe storms. The safety of our students, parents, teachers and bus drivers is our top priority. An early release may be necessary to ensure that our buses are able to deliver students safely home and return to the bus barn before the storm hits.

“We will continue to update you with information as we assess the situation.”

Winnsboro ISD announced late Thursday that it was joining the list of schools releasing early due to the severe weather. They will be letting students go at 1 p.m.

Many East Texas high schools have also made changes to their basketball games this evening, in an attempt to make traveling safer. For all updated game times, check here.

LaPoynor ISD joined the list mid-morning Friday, saying they will release students at 1:30 p.m.

Also, their game against Apple Springs ISD was rescheduled to Saturday at 3:00 p.m.

Brownsboro ISD has decided to release students at 2 p.m. so their students can get home before the weather escalates.

Winona ISD has informed KETK News they will be letting school out at 2:30 p.m. due to the approaching inclement weather.

Frankston ISD called to inform KETK that students will be released at 2 p.m.

Laneville ISD will be letting school out at 1:30 p.m.

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