It's official. Bryan County Schools have announced all classes and extracurricular activities have been canceled Thursday due to Hurricane Michael.
Here is the full announcement:
The safety of our students and staff continues to be our highest priority as we make decisions regarding the weather. In our most recent interaction with Bryan County Emergency Services and National Weather Service regarding Hurricane Michael, we learned there is still a possibility of strong winds impacting our area late tonight and all day tomorrow. Considering this most recent update, we do not want to take a risk with student and/or staff safety.
As a result, Bryan County Schools will be closed tomorrow for all students and staff. Also, all extracurricular activities are cancelled for Thursday.
Whenever we make a determination about cancelling school and closing our district, Bryan County School District officials spend hours studying as much quality information as possible prior to making this determination. Particularly in the case of making a future decision based on projections and predictions, it is important that we study as much information as is available to us. It is also important to remember that making decisions based on weather predictions can be a very difficult call. Even though we understand that tomorrow’s weather could turn out very differently than we have been advised at this point, we feel that closing the district tomorrow is in everyone’s best interest.
Also, based on the most current information we have right now regarding Hurricane Michael, we do plan for the district to reopen on Friday. Again, we understand the track of this hurricane could change at any minute and require us to remain closed on Friday. Therefore, it is very important for you to pay attention to our multiple notification systems for any required updates on the circumstances.
We hope all of our students, staff, parents and the entire Bryan County community remain safe as Hurricane Michael passes through our area. Our thoughts go out to the schools, students, staff and parents in the Florida panhandle and south Georgia.
Other events impacted by the storm:
* The Richmond Hill Bryan County Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours, scheduled for Thursday, Oct. 11 at the Bryan County Library in Richmond Hill has been cancelled due to the threat of severe weather, organizers announced Tuesday.
* All Georgia Southern campuses will be closed and classes cancelled on Wednesday, Oct. 10 and Thursday, Oct. 11.
*Pembroke City offices will be closed Thursday.