Who do we consult before making decisions?
Glynn County Schools works with a variety of national and local weather and safety experts.
We consult with:
- National Weather Service
- Glynn County Emergency Management
- Federal Law Enforcement Training Center
- Southeast Georgia Health System and Coastal Health Department
- Area law enforcement
- Neighboring school districts
What are your priorities for determining whether or not to delay or close school?
- Safety of both students and staff
- Providing basic necessities for our students (food and shelter)
- Preserving instructional time
What is your process for determining whether or not to delay/close/dismiss schools?
- Obtain information and recommendations from experts
- Consult with weather and safety experts including neighboring school districts
- Drive designated bus routes thoroughly throughout the county
- Notify parents and employees once a decision is made
When are decisions made to delay/close/dismiss school?
Decisions are made as soon as conclusive information is available. We make every effort to provide families and employees with time to plan for childcare and work situations. If possible, we send notifications out the evening prior to inclement weather. One Call Now can take up to one hour to distribute calls to all student and employee numbers which is impacted by variables beyond the district's control.
What is the process for notifying families and employees?
- *One Call Now notification (phone call, email, & SMS messaging)
- *Notification on the Glynn County Schools website homepage & school homepages
- News Outlets (including television & radio)
- *Glynn County Schools Social Media (Facebook, Twitter & Instagram)
- *Employee Email
While Glynn County Schools will always attempt to get school schedule changes reported to as many organizations as possible, the information posted to communication methods marked with an asterisk are considered authoritative. When in doubt, always defer to what's posted by Glynn County Schools on district and school websites, received via One Call Now automated calls, and via official Glynn County Schools social media accounts.
How can I change my contact information or method of contact for One Call Now?
Any One Call Now changes must be made on a school level. Please contact your school’s secretary to change phone numbers or request a particular method of contact. Schools may ask clarifying questions or request that parents/guardians appear in person to verify their identity.
How can I follow Glynn County Schools on social media?
In case of a closing/dismissal/delay:
- Athletic and extracurricular events will be canceled if schools are closed or dismissed.
- After-school programs run through the YMCA and the Boys & Girls Club of Southeast Georgia follow independent protocols. Please contact your site administrator for details.
Make Up Time Decisions Are Made On A Case-By-Case Basis
Variables impacting the decisions for student make-up time include, but are not limited to, number of missed days and our 178-day instructional calendar. Decisions affecting staff make-up days are made in accordance with state calendar requirements related to employees.
What should parents do?:
- Make sure all emergency contact information is up to date, such as address, phone numbers, and names of emergency contacts
- Monitor communications sites as listed above and avoid calling schools to keep phone lines open
- Have a backup plan for childcare and school transportation in case of schedule changes
- Although we do our absolute best in this process, we know that often no perfect decision exists. If you do not feel as though it is safe for your child to attend school, use your best judgment on whether he or she should attend. Also, discourage teenagers or inexperienced drivers from driving in potentially bad conditions.