TWS Jacksonville - Hurricane Irma
September 12, 2017 – The power has been restored at the campus. Today we are removing the boards from all the windows in preparation to reopen tomorrow for classes. As always, we want our students to be safe, if you have special considerations – please contact the campus TOMORROW at 904.345.5555 so we can work with your circumstance.
September 11, 2017 – TWS Jacksonville will be closed on Tuesday, September 12, 2017. There was some damage to the building and loss of power. We plan on reopening on Wednesday if we are able to make repairs and power is restored. Check this page and facebook for updates.
September 9, 2017 – TWS Jacksonville is closed Monday, September 11, 2017: Today we made the determination that for the safety and security of our students, staff, and faculty the campus will remain closed on Monday September 11th. Please check facebook and this page over the weekend for further updates.
September 8, 2017 – We are CLOSED for Hurricane Irma. For reopening announcements, please check our Facebook page and Announcements page.
If you do evacuate, please email me Jill.Popwell@twsweld.com to let us know you are safe and include your plans of return.
September 7, 2017 – The school will remain open tomorrow, September 8th, with classes running as normal. We will not be taking attendance so there will be no penalty for those who miss class. We will have a better idea of next week’s schedule this weekend and will update our Facebook and Announcements pages accordingly. Stay safe out there!
September 6, 2017 – Student safety is our number 1 priority. Below is the update as we stand right now:
Currently, the school plans to remain open each day with classes running as normal.
Thursday’s (tomorrow’s) update will state if the school plans to close on Friday and/or Monday.
As safety from the storm and traffic are concerns that we share, we understand if you decide to evacuate now. If you choose to do so, please send us an email informing us that you have arrived home safely arrive AND include your updated plans for date of return.
Attendance will be counted Wednesday and Thursday as normal. If you choose to leave Friday, all Friday absences will be excused. Monday absences and excuses will be determined over the next few days as we track Irma more closely.
For VA students, if we are open, the VA counts attendance. If we are closed, the VA considers you present. School closures will not affect attendance certifications.
If you choose to leave, it is imperative that you return within 14 CALENDAR DAYS of your last date of attendance. If you are gone longer than that, you would be unenrolled from the school. This is why we want you to email us and let us know your planned return date once the hurricane passes.
Grades and Rephases:
As we are not planning to close as of now, grading remains the same. If the school does close, make-up days may be scheduled on the weekends to help you catch up. Remember, all projects must be completed to move on to the next phase. If the school is closed multiple days, the President will make a determination for how and when students can complete a phase. Stay tuned to these emails regarding this.
Staying in Jacksonville:
If you choose to stay or are unable to leave, please consider food, water and loss of electricity. Please consider going to a shelter for safety. Shelter updates and links for Jacksonville may be found here: http://www.coj.net/departments/fire-and-rescue/emergency-preparedness/be-jaxready/shelter-information
September 5, 2017 – We should have a better idea of Irma’s path on Wednesday or Thursday. Currently we are scheduled for business as usual. President Thornhill is monitoring the storm, if it appears that we are in line to be hit, and the school closes, students will be notified by email and text as soon as the decision is made.
Please make sure you check our Facebook page and monitor your email’s junk/spam folders daily for updates from firstname.lastname@example.org.
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September 1, 2017 – We will be handing out food and supplies to students and staff in need on September 4 from 2-7 p.m. at the campus.
August 29, 2017 @7:58 PM CST – We take our students safety very seriously. Due to road closures in the area surrounding Greenspoint we have determined that we will be closed until Tuesday, September 5th. We still have not been able to access the campus, however we have been able to review security footage and it appears that the campus did not sustain serious damage. We look forward to resuming a normal schedule next Tuesday. Stay safe and continue to check this site or Facebook for further updates.
August 28, 2017 @10:21 AM CST – Due to the current weather conditions, the school will be closed until Wednesday. We will continue to monitor the weather and road conditions daily, and will provide updates regarding further class cancellations. Stay safe. We will be posting on Facebook as well.
Below are numbers to First Response as provided by the City of Houston government. Remember to stay put if you are in safe, dry place and only call 911 for EMERGENCIES only (evacuations/rescues).
We have been reaching out to students, staff and instructors asking if they are safe and/or if they need anything. Some of you had questions, so here are the answers to the most asked ones.