Strong storm advisory for Tuesday, Charleston area schools move to remote learning

Charleston, South Carolina – Charleston and South Carolina will be hit by strong storm on Tuesday into Tuesday evening and local residents are advised to take precaution measures to make sure they are safe on January 9.

According to the Weather Forecast Office, a strong low-pressure system is expected to develop across the Mississippi River Valley on Tuesday and track through the eastern Great Lakes. A strong cold front associated with the system will push through the Southeast U.S. Tuesday into Tuesday night. Ahead of the front, very gusty winds and dangerous marine conditions are expected to develop. Additionally, a line of strong thunderstorms could impact the region Tuesday afternoon into Tuesday evening.

The office further announced that severe thunderstorms are expected in Charleston and parts of South Carolina Tuesday afternoon into Tuesday evening. Coastal Flooding is expected for Tuesday morning high tide occurring around 6 AM while winds are expected Tuesday morning, persisting into Tuesday night for land and marine areas.

Charleston schools move to remote learning Tuesday

Due to this forecast, most of Charleston area school decided to switch to remote learning on Tuesday. This is a list of some school districts and their plans for Tuesday:

Lowcountry School Districts

Charleston County School District: In light of current circumstances, this district is shifting to e-learning and remote work starting Tuesday. All school buildings will be inaccessible, and any planned extracurriculars or after-school programs are off the table.

Berkeley County School District: Students here will also be engaging in home-based e-learning on Tuesday, with all school facilities remaining shut.

Dorchester School Districts (Four and Two): Both districts are adopting an e-learning approach for Tuesday. This means no access to school buildings and a pause on all extracurricular and afterschool activities. Dorchester District Two also offers tech support at 843-695-4340 and online assistance.

Beaufort County School District: Echoing similar measures, this district will operate remotely on Tuesday. All after-school activities are canceled, and buildings will stay closed.

Williamsburg and Georgetown County School Districts: Both districts have declared an e-learning day for Tuesday, with all extracurricular activities being canceled. Georgetown also notes a closure due to a post-winter break period to organize student devices.

Orangeburg County School District: Remote learning is scheduled for Tuesday, with a subsequent two-hour delay on Wednesday due to environmental safety concerns. All extracurriculars and athletic programs are suspended, and buildings will be closed.

Lowcountry Colleges

Charleston School of Law: All on-site activities are suspended for Tuesday, including library access. Classes will move to Zoom, and events may follow suit at the discretion of the organizers.

Charleston Southern University: The campus will close on Tuesday, transitioning all classes to online formats. While in-person events are canceled, dining services will remain operational for residents.

Trident Technical College: Tuesday will see a shift to virtual operations, affecting classes and services, with a planned return to normal operations on Wednesday.

Orangeburg-Calhoun Technical College: The college will be closed on Tuesday, with plans to reopen on Wednesday morning.

Individual Schools

First Baptist School of Charleston: Both the downtown and James Island campuses will have an e-learning day on Tuesday, with the campuses being closed.

Palmetto Christian Academy and Green Charter School Lowcountry: These institutions will also be closed on Tuesday, opting for e-learning approaches.

These measures, adopted by various educational institutions in the Lowcountry, reflect a concerted effort to maintain educational continuity while addressing current challenges.

Alex Tuhell

Co-founder and publisher

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