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Published on February 07, 2024
San Diego County Schools Close Amid Icy Weather, Schedule Delayed Starts for ThursdaySource: Google Street View

In San Diego County, the chilly embrace of Old Man Winter has prompted several school districts to hit pause on school bells. The icy roads have brought safe travel to a frosty standstill for buses and cars, leading some local schools to declare a snow day on Wednesday, Feb. 7. The decision was rooted in the priority of ensuring the safety of students and staff.

Schools affected by winter's grip include Julian Union Elementary, Julian Union High, Mountain Empire Unified, Spencer Valley, and Warner Unified School Districts. These districts have officially announced closures due to the frosty conditions, as reported on the San Diego County Office of Education's website. While the Jamul-Dulzura School District remains open, it faced a hiccup as one of its bus routes had to halt operations amid the icy conditions.

With forecasts predicting a rise in temperatures, the snowbound districts plan to resume with delayed starts on Thursday, Feb. 8. Although it's a slow return to normalcy, it provides an opportunity for Jack Frost to linger in the morning air a bit longer.

Taking a cautious approach, Julian Union High students can expect a later start time of 9:10 a.m., followed by Julian Union Elementary students at 9:20 a.m. Warner Unified aims for a tentative 9:30 a.m. start, keeping an eye on evolving weather forecasts. Parents and guardians are advised to keep their phones handy for updates directly from the districts.

Stay informed about the latest school-related weather developments by following @SanDiegoCOE on X (formerly known as Twitter) for real-time announcements that can transform a winter wonderland into just another day at the desk.