Tropical Storm Elsa

Updated July 8 | 7:40 a.m. 
Due to numerous power outages and road closures resulting from Tropical Storm Elsa, all Beaufort County District facilities and summer school programming will be closed today, Thursday, July 8.

The district plans on resuming all normal operations tomorrow, Friday, July 9.  


Updated July 7 | 6:40 p.m. 

Out of an abundance of caution, BCSD will operate on a two-hour delay tomorrow, Thursday, July 8, as school buses cannot safely operate in tropical storm force winds.

  • Elementary summer school programming will start at 9:45 a.m. and end at the normally scheduled time.

  • Middle and high school summer school programming will start at 10:45 a.m. and end at the normally scheduled time.

  • School buses will run two hours later than their normally scheduled morning pick-up times.

  • District Office staff is expected to report to work as normal.  

Please continue to monitor Elsa’s trajectory and check your surroundings after the storm passes to make the best decisions for your family tomorrow morning. If you have any issues, please reach out your supervisor.

BCSD will continue to monitor Tropical Storm Elsa and will communicate any changes if necessary. The most current information will always be posted to the district website and social media.


Updated July 6 | 7:11 p.m. 

As a follow-up to our earlier communication today, the district is continuing to monitor Tropical Storm Elsa.

Based on current forecasts, please be advised of the following for Wednesday, July 7:

  • Summer school will continue as normally scheduled.

  • All BCSD school facilities, including the District Office, will close at 4 p.m.

BCSD will communicate a decision tomorrow evening regarding the status for Thursday, July 8.

The most current information will always be posted to the district website and social media. BCSD will continue to monitor Tropical Storm Elsa and will communicate any changes if necessary.


Updated July 6 | 12:55 p.m. 

Please be advised that BCSD is currently monitoring Tropical Storm Elsa. Because we know your family needs to plan accordingly, we wanted to let you know when BCSD will be making decisions regarding the status of summer school this week. (This may include an early dismissal or closure.)

  • BCSD will communicate a decision this evening about the status of summer school tomorrow, Wednesday, July 7.

  • BCSD will communicate a decision tomorrow regarding the status of summer school on Thursday, July 8.

Families will receive a follow-up communication later this evening. Any announcements will also be posted to the district’s website Facebook and Twitter.