Hurricane Michael impact

 

UPDATE THURSDAY, Oct. 11, 2018 — 11:45 am

It appears that our outdoor activities this afternoon and this evening will be able to go on as scheduled, despite the storm that blew through. If you have a question about whether a specific event is taking place, please call your child’s school.

Parents of bus riders: Please be aware that with a number of “away” events for our student-athletes, some afternoon bus routes have been adjusted to accommodate the travel needs. Check for known delays online at bit.ly/JCSSTransportation (scroll down to Thursday afternoon) — and understand that the continuing removal of trees may impose some additional delays with our afternoon runs.

Thanks for your patience!


UPDATE THURSDAY, Oct. 11, 2018 — 5:30 am — 

We will hold classes on a regular schedule today. Based on the information available from local law enforcement and our power providers, it appears that Jackson County has escaped much of the damaging effects of Hurricane Michael.

Please be patient as our bus drivers run their routes this morning and use extra caution on the roads if you are driving your children to school.

While the rainfall totals MAY necessitate cancellation of some outdoor activities this afternoon/evening, we will make those decisions and post again by noon.


 

Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2018 –  Updating as we continue to watch the weather events Hurricane Michael is creating …

* Wednesday afternoon and evening events will continue as scheduled.

* Unless the projected storm path changes or we experience significant power outages and/or transportation issues, we expect to go to school on a regular schedule on Thursday, October 11.

* We anticipate rainfall today and tomorrow will cancel all outdoor events scheduled for Thursday; we will confirm tomorrow morning.

Since the greatest impact to our area is expected to take place during the overnight hours, and because fallen trees and power outages that are the greatest concern may not be evident until sunrise, we will be in constant contact with local law enforcement, Jackson EMC, and Georgia Power throughout the night.

Should a change in the storm’s path or other conditions require that the school day must be delayed or canceled, we will notify parents/guardians and staff through the information in our Infinite Campus data management system, posts on social media and our websites, and through local media.

We expect to make that decision no later than 5:30 AM Thursday.

Thank you for your patience as we navigate somewhat unpredictable conditions. And please hold good thoughts for our Florida and South Georgia neighbors. They are likely to experience significant devastation and will need our help in the days and weeks to come.