Inclement Weather Procedure

  • School Closings/Weather Delays Frequently Asked Questions (pdf)
    State Department of EducationExtreme Weather Memo (pdf)
     

    What District One Will Do

    School Closings

    When the school district has been notified by  the S.C. Highway Patrol and the U.S. Weather Service that the weather conditions will be such that roads are hazardous and/or more severe weather is indicated, the Administration will close all schools.Decisions are normally made between 4-5:00 a.m.
         Each school's administration will be notified.
         Each of the news organizations listed below will be notified.
         The District's Webmaster will be notified to update the home page.
         Parents will be contacted by the district's notification system when a decision is made.

     

    Two Hour Delay of School

    In the event weather indications warrant it, schools will open at the following times.

    *Take in/report time for students: 
    Elementary---9:45 am
    Middle/High/Career Ctr.Adult Ed-------10:30 am
     
    *Teachers/Staff Report
    Elementary----9:15 am
    Middle/High/Career Ctr.Adult Ed-----10:00 am


    District Office opens at 8:00 am

    REACH classes and half-day programs will be cancelled on these days.

    Breakfast should be available through take-in time.
      

    Florence One’s telecommunications system is designed to notify parents in case of an emergency, school closing, or delay.  Parents will receive calls and e-mail  notices about school closings or delays through the Parent Link System.

    In addition, parents will be able to receive messages instantly by downloading the Florence One App.  To prepare for instant messages, parents with mobiles,  ioS ( iphone) or Android, should be prepared by downloading  the app as soon as possible.    

    Directions: On an Android, open the google play app store and search for Florence One Schools.  Tap the install button.   You may be asked for your google play password.  On an ioS (iPhone) go to the App store and search for Florence One Schools.  Tap on the free button or install.  You may be asked for your Apple ID password.  The App will download onto your home screen. 

    Or use these links...

    Download the FSD1 App from iTunes

    Download the FSD1 App from Google Play

    By downloading the Florence One App, you will receive instant messages through Florence One’s daily news feeds.  When a school closing or school delay takes place, parents with mobile phones are automatically notified, no matter where they may be located.

    Each of the following news organizations will be notified:

    TELEVISION STATIONS:   

    WBTW-TV 13
    WPDE-TV 15
    WMBF-TV 10
     

    RADIO STATIONS: 

    iHEART MEDIA
    CUMULUS BROADCASTING
    MILLER COMMUNICATIONS
    WPDT Gospel 105.1.
     

    What Parents and other Citizens should do

    Tune to one of the local television or radio stations and listen for news bulletins.

    District One asks that citizens not call the local school or district administration during this time so that phone lines can be kept open for emergencies.