County by County: Schools announce post-storm plans for Friday

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Now that Michael is out of the area, schools have made their decisions about Friday classes.

Below is a list in alphabetical order by county of the latest school updates.

SOUTH CAROLINA

Beaufort County School District schools will reopen Friday on normal schedules. According to Jim Foster, the remnants of Michael caused some power outages and downed tree limbs, but the problems were addressed. Visit the district website here.

Jasper County School District schools will operate on a normal schedule Friday.

Hampton School District One will reopen on their regular schedule Friday.

John Paul II Catholic School will reopen Friday with an 8:15 a.m. start. (Blue Day & Mass Day)

All USCB classes and business operations – Bluffton and Beaufort campuses – will be closed Thursday and resume as normal on Friday.

GEORGIA

Appling County:

Public schools will be closed Friday due to low hanging power lines, downed trees and power outages. Extracurricular events will be coordinated through the Athletic Director and Principal of each school.

For information on all Appling County schools, visit appling.k12.ga.us or their Facebook page.

Bacon County:

The school district will resume their normal schedule on Friday.

Bryan County:

Schools in the district will return on Friday. For more information go to bryancountyschools.org.

Bulloch County:

All Georgia Southern campuses will be closed on Thursday and will resume normal operations on Friday. Those who are unable to return to work or class for individual reasons are reminded to work with their supervisor or professor.

At this time, GSU says there are no power outages on any of the campuses. Dining Commons on the Statesboro Campus will be open and serving a limited menu Thursday from 5 to 8 p.m.

Bulloch County Schools will be closed through Friday for all faculty, staff and students. According to Hayle Greene, the school system’s main transportation hub and data center sustained damage. Power won’t be restored for Friday and some schools will be without power.

Portal and Statesboro high school varsity football games are away and will proceed as scheduled.

Fall break will occur as scheduled from Oct. 15 to Oct. 19. The school system will discuss makeup days at the November Board of Education meeting.

You can find updates online on their website, social media, or through their electronic telephone and email messaging system.

Candler County:

Candler County Schools will be closed for all after-school activities Wednesday and will be closed all day Thursday, including all after-school activities. Normal schedule will resume on Friday, Oct. 12.

Candler County Schools have an app used to text parents about upcoming events, school closures and emergency situations. It’s called REMIND101.

The main website for Candler County Schools is metter.org

Chatham County:

Savannah-Chatham County Public Schools (SCCPSS) will reopen on Friday. Officials say there was no significant damage from the severe weather in the area.

“Please take time today to make sure your child is well-rested and prepared to return to the regular school schedule,” said a statement from SCCPSS.

Private schools: 

  • St. Andrew’s School will reopen Friday with a regular start time.
  • Benedictine Military School will open Friday on its regular schedule.
  • Blessed Sacrament Catholic School, St. James Catholic School and St. Peter the Apostle Catholic School in Savannah will reopen on Friday.

All Georgia Southern campuses will be closed on Thursday and will resume normal operations on Friday. Those who are unable to return to work or class for individual reasons are reminded to work with their supervisor or professor.

At this time, GSU says there are no power outages on any of the campuses. The Galley on the Armstrong Campus will be open and serving a limited menu Thursday from 5 to 8 p.m.

Savannah State University classes and business operations will resume on Friday.

Students are urged to download the LiveSafe app on Google Play or the App Store to receive SSU emergency alerts.

SCAD Savannah will resume classes on Friday.

Mercer University‘s Savannah Campus will reopen on Friday.

Savannah Tech will resume normal operations on Friday.

Saint Leo Univeristy-Savannah will reopen on Friday.

Effingham County:

The Effingham County School System will resume normal school operations for students and employees on Friday. Visit effinghamschools.com for the further updates.

Emanuel County:

East Georgia State College will resume normal business operations and class schedule on all campuses on Friday. Those who are unable to return to work or class are reminded to work with their professor or supervisor on an individual basis.

Evans County:

Evans County Schools will be closed through Thursday. Plans are in place for the football game against Calvary in Savannah to be held as scheduled. Any other changes will be posted on Facebook and the district’s webpage.

Glynn County:

The Glynn County School System will reopen Friday with normal start times and operating hours. All athletic and extracurricular activities will be canceled as well. Unless otherwise stated, schools are set to resume on Friday, Oct. 12.

Athletic activities will return to their normal schedules, but some games may be altered or canceled due to Hurricane Michael. Check glynncountyathletics.com for more information.

St. Francis Xavier Catholic School in Brunswick will reopen Friday.

Jeff Davis County:

Jeff Davis County Schools will be closed Friday for staff and students.

Extracurricular activities:

  • Cross Country will be attending meet at Amelia Island on Friday
  • JD vs. Washington County softball game will be played Friday at 4:00 p.m.
  • Cheerleading competition in Carrollton is canceled
  • Band competition in Effingham on Saturday is TBD

Check their Facebook page or website for further updates.

Liberty County:

The Liberty County School System will open on Friday. The latest information is posted on the Liberty County School System website as well as LCSS social media outlets.

All Georgia Southern campuses will be closed on Thursday and will resume normal operations on Friday. Those who are unable to return to work or class for individual reasons are reminded to work with their supervisor or professor.

At this time, GSU says there are no power outages on any of the campuses.

Long County:

Long County Schools will resume their normal schedule and operations on Friday. For information go to the Long County Schools Website

McIntosh County:

School district will resume normal operations on Friday. For more info, please call the McIntosh County Schools hotline at 912.437.9000 or go to their website at mcintosh.schooldesk.net or their district Facebook page at facebook.com/mcintosh.schools.

Montgomery County:

Montgomery County Schools will be closed Friday. The football game has been rescheduled to Saturday at noon at Jenkins County.

School officials hope to resume normal operations on Monday. Further updates will be posted on the Facebook Page and the school district’s website. 

Screven County:

For the latest information on Screven County Schools, go to their website or Facebook page.

Tattnall County:

Tattnall County Schools will be on their normal schedule Friday.

For more information on updates, check Tattnall County Schools Facebook Page. Tattnall Schools website: www.tattnallschools.org.

Toombs County:

The school district will return to normal operations on Friday. Officials say parents can send a note with students when they return from fall break. This will count as an excused absence and won’t count against the student.

The school posted the following message on their Facebook Page: “We understand that a limited number of people are still being affected by power outages and we ask that you use discretion if you feel that you cannot safely attend tomorrow. The safety of our students and staff is the first priority, and we have been given the all clear to proceed with school tomorrow. Above all, stay safe!”

The football game of Toombs vs. Vidalia that was scheduled for Thursday night has been rescheduled for Friday, Oct. 12 at 7:30 p.m. at the pit. 

Wayne County:

Wayne County Schools will resume on their regular school schedule Friday.

Due to inclement weather, the Department of Transportation has rescinded the permit for Thursday’s Homecoming parade. The school system is working to make alternate arrangements for the Homecoming Court and other parade entrants and, as soon as those arrangements are finalized, they will be made public.

For the latest on Wayne County School closings, go to the Wayne County School System website.

News 3 will continue to update this page as new information is provided.

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