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Some SC schools switching to virtual learning on Friday due to weather

With Ian approaching the Carolinas, some school districts are taking measures to keep students safe.

SOUTH CAROLINA, USA — Several school districts in South Carolina are changing schedules this week due to expected impacts from Tropical Storm Ian. 

The following school districts in South Carolina will switch to virtual learning Friday as a precaution ahead of Ian: 

Chesterfield County had an early release day Thursday before Friday's remote learning day. All Chesterfield County School District campuses dismissed students at 11:30 a.m. Thursday. All extracurricular activities that were scheduled for Friday have been canceled. 

Fort Mill Schools have not decided on their plan at this time. 

RELATED: Gov. McMaster declares state of emergency in South Carolina

The South Carolina Department of Education (SCDOE) has guidance for districts regarding inclement weather and what conditions can be unsafe for school buses. Winds over 30 mph can greatly impact a bus's handling while driving, according to the SCDOE.

More information will be provided when it is released by the districts.

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