School closures, early dismissals Friday due to winter weather advisory

Early dismissals for Friday, January 6, 2017

(WJTV) — Some school districts have decided to dismiss classes early or cancel classes Friday, January 6, 2017 due to the possibility of inclement weather.

The Metro area is under a winter weather advisory.

Below is a list of changes WJTV has gathered so far:

  • Adhiambo School to dismiss at 1 p.m.
  • Bell’s Educare & Preschool to dismiss at 1:30 p.m.
  • Brookhaven Academy to dismiss at 12:30 p.m.
  • Brookhaven School District will dismiss at 1 p.m.
  • Canton Academy to dismiss at 1 p.m.
  • Canton Public School District:
    • Elementary Schools: 12:30 p.m.
    • Middle Schools: 1:00 p.m.
    • High School: 1:30 p.m.
  • Clinton Public Schools:
    • Officials will begin dismissal at each school when buses arrive for pickup approximately 10-15 minutes early. If your child is a bus rider expect them to get home a few minutes early today.
    • All after-school activities have been canceled. Today’s basketball games will be made up tomorrow at 1 and 2:30 p.m. at home.
  • Discovery Christian School in Florence to close at 11
  • Durant Public Schools to dismiss at 1 p.m.
  • Forest Community Head Start is closed
  • Foundation First Development Center in Jackson closed
  • Hinds County Human Resource Agency Head Start Centers (all locations) will close at 1 p.m. Central Office will close at 2 p.m.
  • Hinds County School District Changes:
    • Raymond High School; Raymond Freshman Academy; Main Street Restart Center, Byram Middle School and Terry High School have already dismissed.
    • All other schools will dismiss at 11:00 a.m. once parents and daycare centers have been notified. Parents may pick their children up beginning now.
  • Jackson Academy to dismiss at noon
  • JPS canceled all extra-curricular activities for students for Friday
  • Lake Village Learning Academy in Brandon to dismiss at 1 p.m.
  • Lincoln County Schools will dismiss at12:15 p.m.
  • Madison County Schools
    • Elementary Schools to dismiss at 12:30 p.m.
    • Middle Schools to dismiss at 1:30 p.m.
    • High Schools to dismiss at 2:00 p.m.
    • All after school activities are cancelled
  • Mt. Salus Christian School in Clinton will close at 2 p.m.
  • Meadowbrook Preschool to dismiss at 11
  • Midway Head Start Center is closed
  • New Summit School in Jackson to dismiss at noon
  • Park Place Christian Academy in Pearl:
    •  Elementary at 1:15pm
    • Secondary at 1:30pm
    • After Care at 3pm
  • Rebul Academy in Learned, Miss. is closed
  • Simpson County Schools to dismiss at 11:30 a.m.
  • Smith County Schools to dismiss at noon
  • St. Joseph Catholic School in Madison to dismiss at 11:30 a.m.
  • St. Richard Catholic School in Jackson will dismiss at 11:30 a.m. There will be no after-school care.
  • Yazoo County Schools to dismiss at 11:30 a.m.


  • Alcorn State University:
    • All three campuses will close today, Friday, Jan. 6 at 11 a.m.
  • Delta Technical College in Ridgeland will not have night classes
  • Hinds Community College:
    • All locations of Hinds Community College closed on Friday, Jan. 6 because of icy road conditions.Classes begin on Monday, Jan. 9. Current students or students who have talked to a counselor may register online at My.Hinds or may use the Hinds Mobile App to register for classes. Late registration continues Jan. 9-13. New students muse see a Hinds counselor. New students taking online classes must visit a Hinds campus to see a counselor; or email for class registration through Jan. 13. Online classes begin Tuesday, Jan. 17.
  • Holmes Community College will close at 1:30 p.m. today.


  • All Jackson-Hinds Comprehensive Health Center locations will be discontinuing operations Friday at 2 p.m. and will resume normal hours Monday, January 9, at 8:00 a.m.
  • The Jackson Hinds Library System will be closed today due to inclement weather; all 8 public libraries in Jackson and libraries in Bolton, Byram, Clinton, Byram, Raymond, Terry and Utica.
  • Hiring Day scheduled Saturday, Jan. 7, 2017, at the three state prisons (Central Mississippi Correctional Facility, Mississippi State Penitentiary at Parchman, and South Mississippi Correctional Institution) is canceled because of the weather.
  • Hinds County offices will close today at 12:00 noon due to the inclement weather, per Mrs. Carmen Davis, County Adminstrator.
  • The Scotts Miracle-Gro Pearl Manufacturing Facility will close at noon today.
  • The Mississippi Department of Public Safety has closed for the remainder of Friday, January 6.

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