Schools announce closures and virtual instruction on Thursday due to severe weather threat

Schools announce closures and virtual instruction on Thursday due to severe weather threat
(Source: WTOC)

Savannah, Ga. (WTOC) - School districts throughout the Coastal Empire and Lowcountry have announced closures and transitions to virtual instruction on Thursday, March 18 due to the threat of severe weather.

  • Beaufort County School System will dismiss schools early on Thursday, March 18. Elementary schools will be dismissing at 11:45 a.m. and middle and high schools at 12:45 p.m. All afterschool activities are canceled. District buildings will be cleared and shut down by 1:30 p.m.
  • Bulloch County School System will dismiss early on Thursday, March 18. Schools are open half-day, but parents can make the best attendance decisions for their family, according to the school system. Click here for more dismissal information.
  • Bryan County School System students will observe a half-day instructional model on Thursday, March 18th. All extra-curricular and after-school activities have also been canceled.
  • Effingham County School System will moved to an all-virtual learning model on Thursday, March 18.
  • Evans County School System will be closed on Thursday, March 18 according to a statement from the system. All activities, including extracurriculars, are canceled. Evans County School System plans to resume normal operations on Friday, March 19. Students will make up the day on Thursday, May 27.
  • Hampton District One schools will conduct all classes virtually on Thursday, March 18 according to a statement from the district. Students should log on Thursday morning to receive instructions from their teachers. Meal deliveries have been canceled because buses will not be running.
  • Hampton County School District 2 will be all virtual on Thursday, March 18.
  • Jasper County School System will be all virtual on Thursday, March 18.
  • Liberty County School System will move to virtual learning on Thursday, March 18, according to a statement from the system. Students should log in to the Canvas platform according to their regular school schedule to receive instructions from their teachers. Families with questions are encouraged to reach out to their child’s teacher, principal or call the LCSS Customer Service Line at 912-318-1942.
  • Long County School System will be closed on Thursday, March 18, according to a statement from the system. All extracurricular activities are canceled. Classes will resume on Friday, March 19.
  • Savannah-Chatham County Public School System will move to virtual instruction on Thursday, March 18 according to a statement from the system. Start times for virtual learning remain unchanged, but all remote work will end at 12:00 p.m. All SCCPSS facilities will be closed, and all extracurricular and after-school activities are canceled.
  • Screven County School System will be closed for students and staff on Thursday, March 18.
  • Tattnall County Board of Education has announced that all Tattnall County schools will be closed on Thursday, March 18 in a Facebook post. Schools will reopen on Friday, March 19.

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