As Hurricane Idalia approaches the Orlando area, parents are naturally concerned about safety. Several school districts and colleges in Orlando have announced closures. Here is the latest information on school closures, helping you stay informed and prepared during this challenging time.
Also, check out how to prepare a Hurricane kit and activities you can do with kids.
Orange County Public Schools:
In alignment with safety measures, Orange County Public Schools will be closed on August 30.
Families are advised to stay connected with the district’s communication channels for updates on the reopening of schools.
Seminole County Public Schools:
Seminole County Public Schools schools closed on August 30.
Keep an eye on official announcements for information about the resumption of classes.
Lake County Schools:
Lake County Schools has taken a proactive approach by announcing the closure of all schools on August 30.
While classes are expected to resume on August 31, it’s crucial to stay updated on any further developments through official communication channels.
As of 11 a.m. on August 29, the School District of Osceola County has declared that its schools will remain open on August 30.
However, situations can change rapidly during a hurricane, so it’s advisable to stay vigilant and follow official updates for any changes in the district’s stance.
Local Colleges and Universities:
Several colleges in the Orlando area have also taken steps to ensure the safety of their students, faculty, and staff.
University of Central Florida:
UCF classes and campus will close on Wednesday Aug. 30, with plans to resume on Thursday.
Lake-Sumter State College:
All campuses of Lake-Sumter State College will close at 5 p.m. on August 29 and remain closed on August 30.
Valencia College and Seminole State College of Florida: These institutions will also be closed on August 30, aligning with the precautionary measures taken by other educational institutions in the region.
Nova Southeastern University (Orlando Regional Campus):
The Orlando Regional Campus of Nova Southeastern University will close at the end of the business day on August 28. This proactive measure aims to ensure the safety of its students and staff.