UPDATE Friday, 9.30.22
GCS events and activities within Greenville County will proceed as planned on Saturday, October 1, 2022
UPDATE Thursday, 9.29.22
Greenville County Schools on eLearning Friday, September 30. All activities are canceled. Facilities closed.
Greenville County Schools will have an eLearning day tomorrow, Friday, September 30. Schools and office buildings will be closed to the public and all activities, including athletic events and field trips, are canceled. The District’s ICE (Inclement Conditions Evaluation) Team evaluated the forecasts related to Hurricane Ian, and the decision was made based on the wind conditions and potential for power outages. The wind conditions are predicted to be up to 48 MPH, which is greater than the parameters for safely operating buses as required by SC Dept of Education (sustained winds 30 MPH or greater, or frequent wind gusts exceeding 40 MPH). Numerous schools across the county experienced intermittent power outages due to wind conditions today, and the forecasts predict the potential for additional power outages due to downed trees and powerlines, which could further inhibit safe travel and building operations tomorrow.
Because we are an approved eLearning district, this day will not have to be made up and instruction will be provided through Google Classroom. Students will complete eLearning assignments later if they are unable to participate due to power outages, lack of internet service, or other barriers. Once operations resume, school personnel will begin rescheduling events as appropriate. In the meantime, GCS District personnel will continue to monitor conditions across the county and compare forecast models to determine if there will be impacts to any events on Saturday. Please check local media, the district website, and the district’s social media for the latest information on school closings or delays. The Inclement Weather Instructional Plan can be viewed below.
As of Wednesday, 9.28.22:
Greenville County Schools is monitoring Hurricane Ian’s progress as it makes landfall in Florida today. GCS will proceed with normal, planned operations on Thursday.
Based on forecasts for Friday, there will be no outside activities or events after school that day. Athletic events have been moved to Thursday night, and football games will kick off preferably at 6:30 pm and no later than 7 pm on Thursday. Each school will communicate details related to specific athletic events. Extended Day Programs and events will proceed inside on Friday, but they will dismiss in time for everyone to be home by 7 pm.
Any changes impacting Friday’s school day and decisions about events on Saturday will be determined no earlier than 2 pm on Thursday.