The Greenville County Schools Inclement Conditions Evaluation (ICE) team is closely monitoring forecasts including the predicted path of Hurricane Florence to ensure that they are positioned to respond to any conditions that may impact operations.
Impacts to operations may be direct from water or wind or indirect by assisting in evacuation or sheltering.
The county has cancelled or rescheduled all field trips that would take GCS students, staff, and athletes toward the coast. They do not want to create an additional burden for the Lowcountry by sending people to an area that may require evacuation.
At this time they have received no indication from the Governor’s Office or SC Emergency Preparedness that the state-owned school buses assigned to GCS will be needed for evacuations. Should that order come, they would handle it as they did when the buses were commandeered two years ago by continuing with regular schedules and excusing transportation-related absences.
The Greenville County Schools system is in close communication with Greenville County Emergency Preparedness. They will post updates to their website and social media accounts. Parents can sign up for alerts by texting follow @gcsalerts to 40404. Be sure to include a space between the word follow and the @ sign.