School districts will resume classes on Thursday, Sept. 14, in the wake of Tropical Storm Irma, but some schools in those districts will remain closed due to ongoing power outages.

Atlanta Public Schools will re-open Thursday and follow a normal operating schedule, but there are four schools without power. APS said in a Facebook post it was expecting to them have power back Wednesday night at South Atlanta HS, M. Agnes Jones, Brandon, and Sutton Middle School. School officials will let parents know by 5 a.m. on Thursday morning if school will be in session at those locations. Because 35 buildings were without power, an alternate menu may be provided for breakfast and lunch. Also, there may be  delays in bus routes due to driver staffing shortages.

City Schools of Decatur will also reopen on Thursday, although one school will remain closed – College Heights – and two others – Clairemont and Westchester – will bus students to other schools for the day. Clairemont students will go to Renfroe and Westchester will send students to Decatur High School. Parents should drop off and pick up their students at their normal schools. Students from any schools  unable to attend school due to power outages will have absences excused with proper notification.

Fulton County Schools will also reopen tomorrow, with only one school still on the “maybe” list – Woolf Creek Elementary. DeKalb County Schools will be closed for a fourth day due to power outages at schools across the county.

Collin Kelley

Collin Kelley has been the editor of Atlanta Intown for two decades and has been a journalist and freelance writer for 35 years. He’s also an award-winning poet and novelist.