Juneau schools, UAS closed due to dangerous weather

Harborview Elementary School on Monday, Jan. 10. Schools were closed for the day and other services were canceled due to hazardous weather and slippery road conditions. (Photo by Bridget Dowd/KTOO)

Update — Monday, Jan. 10, 2:50 p.m.

Juneau schools and district offices will be closed again on Tuesday because of hazardous roads and sidewalks. One school, Riverbend Elementary, will also be closed Wednesday because of a burst pipe that caused flooding in the school.

Crews at Riverbend will be cleaning up and repairing the damage. The elementary school will contact families about its plans for reopening.

After-school programs are canceled for all students and employees. The school district says there will be no online classes during the closure.

Original story — Sunday, Jan. 9, 5:46 p.m.

Juneau School District schools and offices are closed Monday for all students and staff because of hazardous weather in the city. After-school programs and activities are also canceled.

Monday was supposed to be Juneau students’ first day back from winter break. The district’s chief of staff said in an email that classes will not move online during the closure.

University of Alaska Southeast also closed buildings Monday following the school district’s announcement. There will be some university services available through phone and email. According to an email from the university, employees are encouraged to work remotely.

The university sent automated messages to students who are taking classes online saying they should check Blackboard to see if they have class on Monday.

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