Stewart County Director of Schools Leta Joiner has decided to close Stewart County schools the rest of this week because of widespread flu cases. After tonight's basketball games, which is also Senior night, all after school activities will be canceled as well, including Jr. Pro basketball. "Dr. Lee's office called and told us to give it five days because it is so widespread in the county. Christa Blane's office concurred that there would be a lot of absences if we were open. Symptoms are so severe and can be life threatening we decided to close," Joiner said. Schools will reopen Monday February, 12. Joiner did say this will put them one day over there allotted stockpile of days so they will have to make it up and plan on now going on President's Day, Monday, February 19, which was originally a scheduled day off.