With storm approaching, Baltimore County Public Schools cancels weekend activities

Opening day still planned for Monday, Aug. 29

August 26, 2011

Baltimore County Public Schools announced on Friday, Aug. 26, that all of its weekend activities for Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 27-28, at county schools would be canceled due to the pending arrival ofHurricane Irene.

The school system sent out an alert that, "Because of anticipated inclement weather, all activities … are canceled.

The school system is scheduled to have opening day of the new school year on Monday, Aug. 29, and that's still the plan, according to Charles Herndon, a spokesman for the school system.

He said that as of Friday afternoon, the school system was planning the first day, as scheduled.

In fact, BCPS Superintendent Joe Hairston and County Executive Kevin Kamenetz are currently slated to visit several schools on Monday to mark the start of the new school year.

Slated on that tour of visits are Perry Hall, Essex Hillcrest, Glyndon and Warren elementary schools, Halstead Academy and Eastwood Center Elementary Magnet School.

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