As classes began this morning, both the Marietta and Cobb school systems announced that all after-school evening activities were canceled due to a weather forecast of snow, sleet and possible ice.
The cancellations include the 47th annual STAR Student and Teacher banquet, which honors 27 seniors from each of Cobb’s high schools for high SAT test scores and grade point averages, as well as community service activities.
A new date for the banquet held at the First United Methodist Church has not been announced.
As of noon today, all public schools within Cobb planned to have normal dismissal times.
Some Marietta schools were originally supposed to have early dismissals this week for parent-teacher conferences, but according to the Marietta City Schools website, “due to the number of missed school days resulting from the recent winter storm, Marietta City school conference weeks scheduled for Feb. 10 - 14 are canceled. Schools will contact parents regarding individual conference needs of their students.”
Today's region basketball games are also postponed and tonight's Cobb County Touchdown Club banquet has been rescheduled for Feb. 24.
Tonight’s forecast calls for an 80 percent chance of rain with temperatures in the mid-30s. But, according to the national weather service, the worst part of an impending ice storm will occur late Tuesday afternoon into Wednesday morning.
Tuesday the forecast predicts a 100 percent chance of sleet and snow accumulation of up to an inch. By night fall the sleet is expected to turn to freezing rain, continuing as late as Wednesday afternoon.