Fayetteville Public Schools closed Thursday and Friday

Photo: Todd Gill, Fayetteville Flyer

Fayetteville Public Schools officials today announced that all schools will be closed Thursday, Feb. 18 and Friday, Feb. 19 due to winter weather, road conditions, and power outages.

All buildings will be closed, all activities are cancelled, and no virtual learning will take place on Thursday or Friday, according to an email sent to district families.

From the message:

In order to meet the state requirement for 178 student contact days, the school year will now be extended through Wednesday, June 2, 2021.

It’s only the second time the district has announced a full closure of classes this year. Wednesday marked the first complete closure, as public schools had previously pivoted to virtual instruction during inclement weather.

The University of Arkansas also announced today that the campus will remain closed Thursday, Feb. 18. Face-to-face classes and bus services will also be suspended.

Resident dining halls and and safety services will remain open, and the Arkansas Union and HPER will be open on a limited basis from 12-5 p.m. Thursday.

Students should contact their instructors about the status of remote and hybrid classes.