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ACPSD closed Monday; 2-hour delay Tuesday

With heavy rain and wind gusts up to 60 mph expected throughout Aiken County on Monday, September 11th, all Aiken County Public Schools and offices will be closed.

District administrators will continue monitoring the course of Hurricane Irma and work in collaboration with Emergency Management officials to evaluate projections and conditions throughout the weekend and Monday.

On Tuesday, September 12th, Aiken County Public Schools will operate on a two-hour delayed schedule in order to ensure adequate time for the storm to pass and road conditions to allow safe transportation for all students and employees.

The delay pushes all operations back by two hours, including school bus pick up times, as well as student and employee arrivals.

The bell schedule for Tuesday, September 12 for students will be as follows:

Elementary: 9:30 a.m.

Middle: 10:00 a.m.

High: 10:20 a.m.

Our two schools with combined grade spans, Busbee Corbett Elementary/Middle and Ridge Spring-Monetta Middle/High, will begin at 9:45 a.m. and 10:00 a.m., respectively.

Parents and guardians: please note that due to Tuesday’s delayed start, breakfast will not be served.

A two-hour delay does not extend the school day and all schools will dismiss at their regularly scheduled times.

Should there be further updates related to the impact of this storm on school operations, information will be shared with families via BlackBoard Connect, our automatic calling system, as well as through our website,, local media and social media outlets.

Please stay safe and we look forward to seeing everyone back at school following a delayed start on Tuesday.