Schools in Orangeburg Consolidated School Districts Three, Four and Five will be closed all day on Monday, Sept. 11, and Tuesday, Sept. 12, in anticipation of the expected impacts to the area by Hurricane Irma.
Heavy rains and high winds are expected to impact the area beginning Sunday evening and ending on Tuesday.
Due to the hazards related to extreme weather conditions and heavy traffic issues associated with southern and coastal evacuations, all district employees are excused from reporting to work on these dates unless they receive specific instructions otherwise.
These conditions also make it unsafe for school buses to operate and transport children to and from school.
• In OCSD3, the Lake Marion High School football game scheduled for Friday, Sept. 8 has been postponed due to concerns about travel on I-95. In addition, the OCSD3 Board of Trustees meeting scheduled for Tuesday, September 12th has been cancelled and will be rescheduled at a future date.
• In OCSD5, all afterschool activities and athletic events scheduled for Friday, Sept. 8 will go forward as regularly scheduled. The OCSD5 Board of Trustees meeting scheduled for Tuesday, Sept. 12 has been cancelled and will be rescheduled at a future date.
For the latest information about Hurricane Irma, stay tuned to your local media or visit the website of the South Carolina Emergency Management Division at www.scemd.org.