Volusia & Flagler County Schools Closed Friday & Monday For Hurricane Irma

By on September 6, 2017 in Community Stories, WNDB News
Volusia County, FL – All Volusia district public schools will be closed Friday, September 8, and Monday, September 11, due to Hurricane Irma. Several schools will open as shelters on Saturday; those schools and opening times will be announced by Volusia County Emergency Management.
Any decisions regarding further changes to school schedules will be made on Monday.
All activities, events, and programs scheduled for Friday through Monday are canceled or will be rescheduled:
• All JV football games have been moved to Wednesday, Sept. 6, or rescheduled for a later date
• All varsity football games have been moved to Thursday, Sept. 7
• All weekend athletic competitions and practices and extra-curricular activities are canceled
• The extended day programs at elementary schools will be closed on Friday, Sept. 8, and Monday, Sept. 11
• The ACT test scheduled for area high schools on Saturday, Sept. 9, has been postponed and will be rescheduled for a later date.  FSA retakes and EOC makeup tests have also been postponed.
 A Connect-ED message will be sent to notify all families of the cancellations.  A recorded message on the district’s main phone lines at (386) 734-7190, 255-6475, 427-5223 and 860-3322 will have updated information, as well as the district’s website at www.volusia.k12.fl.us.  Follow Volusia County Schools on Facebook and Twitter for the latest school-related updates.
Families and employees are encouraged to be fully prepared for what course Hurricane Irma may take.  Prepare your homes, stock your emergency kits (including medications, water, food, first aid kits and batteries) and make a family emergency communications plan.

Flagler County, FL – Flagler Schools Superintendent James Tager announces all schools will be closed Friday and Monday in advance of Hurricane Irma. While we are not expected to feel the effects of the storm until later in the weekend Superintendent Tager says, “Out of an abundance of caution, I want to give our families the additional time to prepare their homes for this storm or to evacuate if they feel that decision is in their best interest.”

All after-school activities planned for Friday and Monday, as well as all weekend activities, have been canceled.

Shelters are being prepared to provide a safe environment for our Flagler Community. These emergency shelters, which are shelters of last resort are not expected to open until Saturday morning at the earliest. We are preparing Rymfire Elementary School as a special needs shelter and Bunnell Elementary School as a general population/pet shelter. Additional sites may be opened, as necessary.

We encourage all Flagler County residents to prepare for this massive storm. You can find additional information at www.flaglercounty.org.

 Copyright Southern Stone Communications 2017


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