Schools Reopening Across Tampa Bay Area After Eta
Here is a listing of schools that are reopening across the region.
Schools across the greater Tampa Bay region are announcing their reopening plans after Tropical Storm Eta hit Florida's West Coast.
Here's a summary of plans, as provided by school districts across the region (this list will be updated):
Hillsborough - Schools are closed on Thursday so some of the school buildings can be used as hurricane shelters. Students have transitioned to remote learning. As of Thursday morning, a similar plan is scheduled for Friday.
Pinellas - Pinellas County public schools are closed on Thursday. They will reopen Friday.
SCHOOLS OPEN FRIDAY, NOV. 13— Pinellas County Schools (@my_pcs) November 12, 2020
We hope everyone remained safe while Tropical Storm Eta crossed over Pinellas County.
This morning, Pinellas County Schools plant operations staff conducted a full assessment of our schools and confirmed that we are ready to welcome students (1/2) pic.twitter.com/EruDGXxTV9
Pasco - Schools and all district offices are closed on Thursday. They will reopen Friday.
Hernando - Schools and district offices will be closed on Thursday. They will resume normal operations Friday.
Sarasota - Sarasota County Public Schools opened schools and district offices Thursday.
UPDATE 11/11/20 7:22 PM— Sarasota Schools (@sarasotaschools) November 12, 2020
After careful monitoring of Eta’s track and projected impact, we’ve determined that traditional public schools will be opening on-time tomorrow (Thursday, November 12th), as will our district offices.
Manatee - Manatee County students shifted to eLearning for Thursday, but the district announced that on-campus, hybrid, and eLearning will take place Friday.
IMPORTANT UPDATE - 11/12 12 PM— Manatee Schools (@Manateeschools) November 12, 2020
SCHOOLS TO REOPEN ON FRIDAY 11/13
The School District of Manatee County will be reopening schools tomorrow, Friday, November 13th for on-campus and hybrid instruction as well as eLearning.
Hardee - Hardee County schools opened Thursday.
Polk - Polk County schools are closed Thursday, but will reopen Friday.
Citrus - Schools are closed on Thursday, with students shifted to e-learning. Schools will reopen Friday.
#EtaUpdate: Based on information from Citrus County Emergency Management regarding the storm, all school campuses and district offices will be open, Friday, November 13th. This includes all extra-curricular activities, including athletic games and practices. #CCSB pic.twitter.com/FU8NnoJpEe— CitrusSchools (@CitrusSchools) November 12, 2020
Highlands - No updates at this time
DeSoto - No updates at this time