Most Jacksonville-area schools closed rest of this week
Nassau County among a few that will reopen on Friday
All northeast Florida and Southeast Georga school districts will remain closed Wednesday, and several are closed the rest of the week as their communities recover from Hurricane Irma.
Duval County Public Schools announced Wednesday afternoon that all schools and the district office will remain closed through Friday.
"At this time we are diligently working with our community partners to ensure that schools, facilies, staffing and transportation are prepared to receive students," Duval County posted on its website at 2:30 p.m. "Our goal is to safety repair schools on Monday.
Check the district's Hurricane Irma Announcement webpage for more info. DCPS will continue to provide updates regarding the reopening of schools via www.duvalschools.org, automated calls to our parents and guardians, on social media and announcements via News4Jax and other local media.
St. Johns County
All public schools and district offices are closed through Friday due to Hurricane Irma and will reopen Monday.
All Flagler Schools campuses will remain closed through Friday. The district said many schools sustained some water damage but custodial and maintenance teams are working to ensure affected areas are clean. Five schools were utilized as shelters, so those sites must be thoroughly sanitized before students can return.
All public schools and district offices in the Nassau County School District will reopen Friday, officials announced Wednesday afternoon.
After preliminary post-hurricane assessments, the district recovery team has found significant damage to Clay County. With the majority of our community without power, evidence of major flooding, and the inability to access many roads, all schools and offices will remain closed through Friday.
The district's schools are closed through Thursday. The area has a lot of roads that are still impassable and thousands of homes without power. The district hopes to open Friday, but that has not been determined yet.
Superintendent Rick Surrency has made the decision to cancel schools in Putnam County through Friday.
Seven of the schools in the county were used for emergency shelters. While three have closed, four remain open:
Browning Pearce Elementary,100 Bear Blvd, San Mateo
Interlachen Elementary, 126 N State Road 315, Interlachen
Putnam Busness Complex, 7220 PRC Way, Palatka (pet friendly)
Kelley Smith Elementary, 141 Kelley Smith School Road, Palatka, (special needs only)
Bradford district public schools will now be closed on Wednesday, Sept. 13, and Thursday, Sept. 14, to allow for repairs, cleanup and restocking of the cafeterias.
Columbia County Schools will be closed through Friday.
Union County School Board Member Becky Raulerson said after consulting with surrounding school districts, emergency management officials and the Union County Sheriff's Office, the decision was made to close Union County schools for the remainder of the week. Classes will now resume on Monday, September 18. Teachers will also report back Monday, September 18.
After consulting with Dixie County school and athletic officials, the varsity football game at home (Union County High School) versus Dixie County High School on Friday will still be played at 7:30 p.m. as scheduled.
Due to Hurricane Irma, all Alachua County Public Schools are closed through Friday. Twelve-month employees should report to work on Wednesday if they can do so safely.
Schools will remain closed through Thursday.
Neither faculty nor staff are to report to work through Thursday unless directed to do so by supervisors for assessment and repairs. The plan to open schools will be evaluated based on the restoration of services to the community and to school buildings.
Schools closed through Wednesday. They hope to reopen Thursday but that decision will be made on a day-by-day basis. There continue to be many homes without electricity, and roads are damaged due to the storms.
The Glynn County School System has canceled school for through Friday, due to the impacts from Irma.
"With the amount of damage we're seeing already, it is unrealistic to think that we could safely open schools this week," said Glynn County Schools Superintendent Dr. Virgil Cole. "Our main concern now is the safety of residents and we don't want people trying to get back to Glynn County thinking that schools may reopen. We will need to conduct thorough damage assessments of our school facilities, and likely won't be able to begin that process until Wednesay at the earliest. We will make an official announcement at schools reopening as soon as possible."
Residents are urged to monitor local media, the Glynn County School System web site (www.glynn.k12.ga.us) and social media platforms Facebook and Twitter for further information about schools reopening. Residents are also urged to monitor official announcement from the Glynn County Emergency Management Agency regarding re-entry and travel within Glynn County. The Glynn County Board of Commissioners Facebook page is also a reliable source of accurate information.
All Ware County Schools will be closed through Wednesday, September 13. Both public American Red Cross shelters will remain open at Ware County High School and Waycross Middle. Ware Middle will continue serving as a shelter and outpost for GDOT, and Center Elementary will continue serving as a shelter and outpost for Glynn County Government.
Episcopal School of Jacksonville is closed through Wednesday. This closure includes the cancellation of all extracurricular activities. The senior retreat at Camp Weed planned for Monday and Tuesday is also canceled.
The Bolles School announced it will reopen its campus on Thursday.
Trinity Christian Academy is closing the school through at least Wednesday. The school will continue to post future updates on TCAJAX.org.
Seacoast Christian Academy will follow Duval County schools schedule. Many other private schools will do the same. Check with your child's school for
Florida State University said all campuses are closed until Friday, Sept. 15, due to potential power outages.
University of North Florida canceled classes, including online classes, this Wednesday, Sept. 13. Classes will resume on Thursday, Sept. 14. Offices will reopen on Wednesday, Sept. 13, and University staff who are able to return to work are expected to report on Wednesday. Residential students will be notified of directions via an email by the Department of Housing and Residence Life. There are many down trees limbs and as the University continues to assess damages from the storm, the campus community and the public are asked to stay away from the core of campus. Students who are unable to make it safely back to campus should contact their instructors as soon as possible.
Due to evacuations throughout the state, the University of North Florida won't resume classes until Wednesday, Sept. 13. Between now and Wednesday, offices and the Thomas G. Carpenter Library will remain closed. Most events and activities have been cancelled with the hopes of resuming normal operations Wednesday. Residential students who are still on campus should check their emails for specific instructions. Employees don't need to return to work until Wednesday, unless contacted by a supervisor.
The Jacksonville University will officially remain closed and will not reopen until Monday, Sept. 18. Classes are canceled. For updates on activities and other information, please check http://www.ju.edu/weather.
Due to the extensive recovery efforts throughout northeast Florida, the decision has been made for all Florida State College at Jacksonville campuses and centers to remain closed through Sunday, September 17 to allow time for our students, faculty and staff to travel back to the area and focus on their recovery and restoration. The College will reopen and classes will resume on Monday, September 18, at regularly scheduled times.
All St. Johns River State College campuses (Orange Park, St. Augustine and Palatka) were closed through at least Wednesday.
The main campus of Florida A&M University will now be closed through Friday, Sept. 15. Any events scheduled to take place on campus for the week of September 11-15, 2017 are canceled. A campus-wide curfew is in effect from 11 p.m. Sunday until 7 p.m. Monday.
Nova Southeastern University is working toward re-opening all campuses in Florida and Puerto Rico on Monday.
If you have a school that will be closing because of Hurricane Irma, please fill out the information form HERE.
Copyright 2017 by WJXT News4Jax - All rights reserved.