LIST: School closings in the Midlands
CALHOUN COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS
On Thursday, Sandy Run K8 and St. Matthews K8 will dismiss at 12:15 p.m. and Calhoun County High School will dismiss at 12:30 p.m.
On Friday, Calhoun County Public Schools will have an eLearning day for all students and faculty and staff will work from home.
CLARENDON COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT
Due to the threat of inclement weather, Clarendon County School District will dismiss early on Thursday and will have an eLearning day on Friday.
Thursday’s dismissal schedule is below:
- MECC, SECC, WGES AND RWESA - 11 a.m.
- MPS - 11:10 a.m.
- ECMHS & MES- 11:25 a.m.
- SBHMS - 11:25 a.m.
- MJHS - 11:30 a.m.
- MHS - 11:45 a.m.
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ORANGEBURG COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT
All Orangeburg County School District schools will close early on Thursday.
Kindergarten through 5th grade will dismiss at 11:30 a.m., except Dover Elementary which will dismiss at 12:30 p.m.
High schools will dismiss at 1 p.m. except for Orangeburg-Wilkinson High School which will dismiss at 1 p.m.
Friday, September 30 will be an eLearning day for all students, faculty, and staff in the Orangeburg County School District.
SOUTH CAROLINA STATE UNIVERSITY
South Carolina State University has announced the cancellation of Friday, Sept. 30 classes due to the Orangeburg area possibly receiving heavy rains from Hurricane Ian. The football game against the Gamecocks has been moved up to 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 29, and the volleyball match previously scheduled for Friday has been moved to 1 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 2. The Presidential Inauguration Investiture is postponed until Saturday at 2 p.m.
Claflin University has announced all classes on Thursday, Sept. 29 will end at noon and on Friday, Sept. 30 all classes will be held virtually. The university will be closed due to the possible impact of Hurricane Ian.
ORANGEBURG CALHOUN TECHNICAL COLLEGE
Due to Hurricane Ian, all evening classes are canceled for Thursday, Sept. 29, and will be closed Friday, Sept. 30. The college will resume its normal schedule on Monday, October 3.
SUMTER SCHOOL DISTRICT
The Sumter School District is announcing a change in the school schedule for the next two days due to possible inclement weather by Hurricane Ian.
All Sumter schools will dismiss early on Thursday, Sept. 29. Elementary schools will dismiss at 11 a.m., middle schools will dismiss at 11:30 a.m. and high schools will dismiss at 12:30 p.m.
Friday, Sept. 30 will be an eLearning day for all students in the Sumter School District.
Students will have the opportunity to complete eLearning assignments later if unable to due to power outages, lack of internet service, or other barriers. All after-school activities on Thursday and Friday are canceled.
LIBERTY STEAM CHARTER SCHOOL
The Liberty STEAM Charter School will dismiss early on Thursday at 12 p.m., according to officials.
Friday will be an eLearning day for all LSC students. Lessons and assignments will be posted to Dojo and social media.
KERSHAW COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT
Kershaw County School District (KCSD) will switch to an eLearning Day for Friday, September 30, for all students. All school buildings and offices will be closed.
PACE Academy will not have any after-school activities on Thursday. Students will have a home-learning day on Friday.
Richland Two School District schools will have an eLearning day on Friday. All school buildings and district facilities will be closed and all after-school activities are canceled on Friday.
Richland One will dismiss early Thursday. The dismissal schedule is below:
- A.C. Moore and Rosewood elementary schools – Students will be dismissed at 11 a.m.
- Olympia Learning Center – Students will be dismissed at noon. (Note: The Evening High School Program is canceled for Thursday.)
- Hand Middle School – Students will be dismissed at 12:30 p.m.
Staff at A.C. Moore, Rosewood, Olympia, and Hand, as well as staff at the Central Services Facility (CSF) and Central Kitchen, will be dismissed at 1 p.m.
All Richland One schools and administrative buildings will be closed Friday. Students will have an eLearning day and employees will work from home. Breakfast and lunch meals for Friday will be sent home with students Thursday.
All in-person classes scheduled on Friday will now be remote classes. The student dining hall will remain open for service to residential students. Family and Friends Weekend is postponed.
Benedict college is going virtual on Friday, Sept. 30, students will be using the Canvas platform to do remote learning. Campus operations will be suspended but the dining hall, health center, and Police Department will remain open.
UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH CAROLINA
Due to possible inclement weather associated with Hurricane Ian, all classes scheduled for the Columbia campus on Friday, Sept. 30 is canceled, including all in-person and virtual classes.
Campus operations like food service, housing, health services, and virtual academic support services will remain available throughout the closure. Essential employees are required to report to campus.
LEXINGTON-RICHLAND DISTRICT FIVE (LR5)
Lexington-Richland School District Five will have an eLearning day on Friday. Teachers will post assignments on google Classroom or Seesaw by 10 a.m. Friday.
All after-school programs and events scheduled from Friday to Sunday have been cancelled or postponed.
Lexington Two schools will move to an eLearning day on Friday, September 30. All after-school programs and events scheduled from Friday to Sunday have been cancelled or postponed.
Lexington Four will transition to an e-Learning day for all schools in the district on Friday, Sept. 30.
All afterschool activities and athletic programs are canceled for Friday.
All Lexington District One schools will shift to e-learning on Friday, Sept. 30 and all afterschool activities and sports activities are canceled for Friday through Sunday (Sept. 30 – Oct. 2). SAT sessions on Saturday, Oct. 1 at Lexington High and Gilbert High, are also canceled.
Lexington County School District Three will have eLearning on Friday, Sept. 30 for all students and staff members across the district due to the potential for severe weather resulting from Hurricane Ian.
Students in grades first through twelve will be able to take home devices on Thursday, Sept. 29.
Fairfield County School District will have an eLearning day on Friday. Schools and offices will be closed. All scheduled programs and events will be rescheduled. More information will be sent to parent’s emails.
Lee County School District will have eLearning for all schools on Friday, Sept. 30 due to the probability of heavy wind and rain extending from Hurricane Ian. All schools and office buildings will be closed, and all activities, including athletic events and field trips, are canceled.
Homecoming activities and the football game scheduled on Thursday, Sept. 29 will still take place.
Lee Central High School has rescheduled its Homecoming Activities to Thursday.
More information can be found here.
Newberry schools will be closed Friday, Sept. 30 and students will participate in eLearning. There will be no school-related activities, including athletics and Boys and Girls Club on Friday, Sept. 30.
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