By CBS3 Staff

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — All Archdiocesan high schools and parochial elementary schools in Philadelphia will be closed on Friday due to projected winter weather. The Archdiocese of Philadelphia made the announcement on Thursday afternoon.

“Due to projected inclement weather, Archdiocesan high schools and parochial elementary school buildings in the City of Philadelphia will be closed on Friday, January 7, 2022,” the statement said.

READ MORE: Philadelphia Police Officer Has Strong Message For Son's Killers After Hyram Hill Killed In Targeted Shooting

The Archdiocese says secondary schools in Philadelphia will be on a “flexible day of instruction.” Students and parents should use their local school website for information.

READ MORE: Manor College Students Past, Present 'Very Angry And Frustrated' About Ukraine-Russia Tensions

Parochial elementary school parents should refer to their school’s plan in an emergency closure.

MORE NEWS: Philadelphia Police Officer Injured After Being Dragged By Vehicle During Traffic Stop: Police

All Archdiocesan high schools and parochial elementary schools in suburban counties follow the decision of their corresponding local public school district and submit closing status independently.