School Closures Announced Ahead of Hurricane Ian

UPDATE as of 3 p.m. Sept. 27:

Based on the latest forecast model of Hurricane Ian and continued communication with local emergency management officials, Glynn County Schools will remain open on Wednesday, Sept. 28. This includes after-school programs, extracurricular activities and athletic events. Additionally, all buses will run according to their regular schedules.
Schools will be closed on Thursday, Sept. 29 and Friday, Sept. 30, along with all after-school and athletic programs. Barring any unforeseen circumstances, we anticipate resuming school on Monday, Oct. 3.
We will continue to closely monitor the storm’s projected path and any potential effects here locally, and communicate updates through One Call, our district website, our Facebook page and our media partners. As always, please keep a watchful eye on weather-related updates from the Glynn County Emergency Management Agency and National Weather Service in Jacksonville.


Hurricane Ian is currently forecast to make landfall on the west coast of Florida by midday Thursday. Due to the expected unsafe weather conditions, all schools in Glynn County Schools will be closed on Thursday, Sept. 29 and Friday, Sept. 30. At this time, all schools will remain open on Wednesday and buses will run according to their regular schedules. All afterschool, band and athletic programs will be cancelled on Thursday and Friday.  

Glynn County School System employees should not report to work on Thursday or Friday.

Glynn County Schools officials made the decision following a webinar by the National Weather Service in Jacksonville, Fla., at 9 a.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 27. The decision on when to resume will be made as soon as possible after the storm has passed the area, a through damage assessment has been completed and it is determined that school can resume safely. We will communicate any updates through One Call, our automated phone/email alert system, district website, and Facebook page. 

As always, coastal residents should also closely monitor media outlets for further updates regarding Hurricane Ian’s projected path and impacts and are urged to heed the advice of local emergency management officials.