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Here's what schools are doing ahead of Irma

Palm Beach County

  • All Palm Beach County public schools and district offices will be closed Thursday, Sept. 7, and Friday, Sept. 8, in an effort to allow families to prepare for Hurricane Irma.
    • All afterschool activities, including sports and school meetings, are canceled for Wednesday, September 6th in advance of schools closing on Thursday and Friday. All afterschool aftercare programs will remain operational through Wednesday at 6 p.m. “We have been watching Hurricane Irma closely before making our decision to close schools,” said Superintendent Robert Avossa. “While landfall is not expected until Sunday, we have a responsibility to ensure our personnel have ample time to prepare before tropical force winds arrive in the area”.
  • The Benjamin School will be closed Thursday, Sept. 7 and Friday, Sept. 8.
  • Sacred Heart School will be closed Thursday, Sept. 7 and Friday, Sept. 8.
  • Rosarian Academy will be closed Thursday, Sept. 7 and Friday, Sept. 8.
  • Baldwin Prep School will be closed Thursday, Sept. 7 and Friday, Sept. 8.

St. Lucie County

  • St. Lucie Public Schools will be closed on Thursday, Sept. 7 and Friday, Sept 8.
    • All after-school activities and athletic events are canceled on Wednesday, Sept. 6. with the exception of Boys and Girls Clubs and 21st Century.  Students in these two afterschool programs must be picked up by 5:30 pm. Please monitor postings as SLPS will continue to publish updates via our website, social media outlets, and School Messenger to help you stay informed about local conditions and plans for school operations.
  • Renaissance Charter School of St Lucie and Renaissance Charter at Tradition will be closed on Thursday, Sept. 7 and Friday, Sept. 8.
    • All after-school activities and athletic events with the exception of aftercare are canceled on Wednesday, Sept. 6.

Indian River County

The School District of Indian River County schools will be closed on Thursday, Sept. 7 and Friday, Sept. 8 in preparation for Hurricane Irma. 

All essential personnel are required to report to work during this time.

“In an abundance of caution, we want to give all of our families the time they need to respond to Hurricane Irma.  This will also allow us to prepare schools that may be used as shelters if necessary,” Superintendent Dr. Rendell said in a statement.

Vero Beach High School and Sebastian River High School football games, and all other school activities are canceled for Thursday and Friday.

Martin County

Due to Hurricane Irma, schools will be closed on Thursday, Sept. 7 and Friday, Sept. 8.

All before-school and after-school activities, including Extended Day, and athletic events are canceled on these days as well.

We will continue to monitor the weather and update you daily through social media and the District’s website. Follow the District on Facebook or Twitter at @MCSDFlorida.

Parents and guardians will receive emergency phone calls or text messages using the contact information provided to your school.

Okeechobee County

Okeechobee County School District officials say the district is working on getting school and facilities ready for the possibility to open as shelters.

Officials say they will announce any school closings and shelter openings on Sept. 6 before 3 p.m.

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