Hurricane Dorian Updates

Hurricane Dorian Updates
Posted on 09/04/2019

(Update, 12:10pm, September 4th)

Flagler Schools Superintendent James Tager has announced school will resume Friday, September 6th. This comes as school district teams continue to clean the campuses used as emergency shelters during mandatory evacuations in advance of Hurricane Dorian.

“We are grateful that the most powerful part of Hurricane Dorian remained well offshore,” says Superintendent Tager. “I cannot say enough how much I appreciate how unselfishly and collaboratively Flagler Schools employees and volunteers treated all of our shelter guests with dignity and respect. We will now get to work helping those who sought shelter with us get back to their homes.”

Damage to Flagler Schools campuses was minimal and can be repaired over the coming days.

Superintendent Tager adds, “We are busy at coming up with a plan on how to make up the three days of instruction we missed. As soon as that has been determined, we will let our administrators, teachers, staff, and families know.”

(Update, 10:15am, September 2nd)

Flagler County Emergency Operations managers have opened the county’s special needs shelter at Rymfire Elementary for nursing homes, assisted living facilities, and group homes in zones A, B, F, and flood-prone areas effective Monday morning as Hurricane Dorian continues to move towards our area.

We anticipate further evacuations and the need for additional shelter space in the coming days.  For that reason, Flagler Schools Superintendent James Tager announces schools will be closed Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday.

A scheduled School Board workshop and a state-mandated budget meeting scheduled for Tuesday are also postponed.
Additionally, all District offices are closed Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday. Supervisors will be in contact with employees who are needed in support of the cleanup efforts.

“Our Flagler community needs us now to provide shelter from the approaching storm,” says Superintendent Tager. “We have a team of administrators and staff ready to go as we all face the uncertainty which still remains.”

When it comes to reopening schools and resuming our normal operations, Flagler Schools will continually evaluate and those decisions will be made in a timely manner.

Superintendent Tager adds, “Please stay safe and continue to follow the information from our county’s emergency management.”

(Update, Noon, August 31st) Flagler Schools continues to work with the county Emergency Operations Center in monitoring the path of Hurricane Dorian. There remains a great deal of uncertainty on the potential impact on our county and our schools. However, out of an abundance of caution, Flagler Schools Superintendent James Tager has decided to cancel classes for Tuesday, September 3rd. 

For our teachers and staff, our principals and directors will keep you updated on scheduling as we move forward.

Please continue to monitor our website and social media channels for any additional updates from Flagler Schools and heed the warnings coming from Flagler County Emergency Managers.

We thank you for your patience and continued support.

(Update, Noon, August 30th)
Hurricane Dorian's path has slowed and shifted some, yet there's still not a clear path as we head into next week.

All activities on our campuses Saturday, August 31st through Monday, September 2nd remain canceled.

We are getting many questions regarding school on Tuesday. There is still not enough certainty on the storm's path to make that determination at this time. As soon as a decision is made, we will forward that on to our families, administrators, teachers, and staff through our various communication avenues.

Flagler Schools encourages everyone to monitor communications coming from Flagler County's Emergency Operations Center and take time now to make their homes and property storm-ready.

(Update, Noon, August 29th): 
After consultation with our local emergency managers, Flagler Schools has decided to cancel all on-campus activities Saturday, August 31st through Monday, September 2nd. This includes all Use of Facility agreements.

School for Friday, August 30th, and after-school activities to include on-campus football games will go on as scheduled.

Please monitor and our social media channels for plans for Tuesday, September 3rd.

(Original Release)
Flagler Schools is closely monitoring the progress of Hurricane Dorian. This has the potential to become a major hurricane and current models show it striking somewhere along the Atlantic Coast later in the weekend.

Now is the time to prepare for this storm.

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We continue to work with county emergency managers to respond to any requests for shelters, should that be needed.

At this point, there have been no school cancellations or cancellations of athletic events. Should that change, we will notify our families through this site, as well as our social media pages and through local media outlets. Now is also a good time to download our Flagler Schools app, which can be found on Google Play and the Apple App Store. © 2019 Flagler County Public Schools.