Severe weather causes schools to dismiss early Wednesday

A number of school districts plan to release students early or have canceled after-school activities due to Wednesday's threat of severe weather.

Clarendon School District Three

Clarendon School District Three will dismiss schools early Wednesday. Walker Gamble Elementary will dismiss at 1 p.m. and East Clarendon Middle High School will dismiss at 1:30 p.m.

Darlington County Schools

Darlington County Schools canceled all after-school student activities due to the threat of severe weather, including home and away games. All Darlington County School District schools and offices will close at 3 p.m.

Darlington Technical College

Darlington Technical College will cancel classes beginning at 1 p.m. Wednesday because of inclement weather.

Florence School District 1

According to a release from the district's public information office, elementary students will be dismissed at 11:10 a.m., middle and high school students will be dismissed at 12 p.m. Faculty and staff members will be dismissed from schools after all students have left the school buildings.

All after-school activities and programs have also been canceled for Wednesday, according to the district.

Florence One Administrative Offices will close at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday. For more information, call 843-669-4141.

Florence School District 2

Florence School District Two has also announced plans to dismiss early on Wednesday. According to a release from the district, all Florence County School District 2 schools will dismiss Wednesday at 11:30 a.m.  All district events, to include, after-school programs and athletic events, are canceled.

Florence School District 3

Florence School District 3 announces elementary schools will dismiss at 11:30 a.m. The Alternative Center for Education will dismiss at 12:10 p.m. Ronald E. McNair Junior High and J. Paul Truluck Intermediate schools will dismiss at 12:15 p.m. and Lake City High will dismiss at 12:40 p.m.

In addition, all after-school activities, including after-school programs and athletic games and practices, are canceled.

Florence School District 3 will operate on a one-hour delay, for students only, on Thursday.

Florence School District 4

Florence County School District 4 Four will dismiss Wednesday at 1:00 p.m. for students. Staff may leave at 1:45 p.m. There will be a one-hour delay for students, Thursday, April 6.  All staff report at 7:30 a.m.

Florence School District 5

Florence County School District Five will release school early Wednesday due to the threat of severe weather. Johnsonville Elementary School will release at 11:30 a.m. and Johnsonville Middle and High Schools at 12:15 p.m.

Horry County Schools

All Horry County Schools' extracurricular activities and events are canceled for Wednesday. Schools will dismiss at their regularly-scheduled times. Afterschool childcare programs at elementary schools will maintain regular operational hours.

Horry Georgetown Technical College

All night classes and evening activities at Horry Georgetown Technical College are canceled, and all three campuses will close Wednesday at 5 p.m.

Marion County School District

A statement on the school district's website says all after-school activities are canceled:

Given the prediction of severe weather late this afternoon, the Marion County School District has canceled ALL after-school programs today. Schools will dismiss at the regular time but there will be no after-school clubs, sports (including practices) or meetings this afternoon.

The Marion County School District will operate on a two-hour delay on Thursday, April 6 for all staff and students.

Marlboro Academy

Students and staff will dismiss at 1:00 p.m. Wednesday due to impending severe weather.

Marlboro County School District

Marlboro County School District is announcing that schools for students and staff will be dismissed early Wednesday at the following times:

Name of School  Early Dismissal Schedule
McColl Elementary Middle School  1:10 p.m.
School of Discovery  12:45 p.m.
Clio Elementary Middle School  1:00 p.m.
Blenheim Elementary Middle School  1:15 p.m.
Marlboro County High School  1:15 p.m.
Bennettsville Primary School  12:45 p.m.
Bennettsville Intermediate School  1:00 p.m. 
Wallace Elementary Middle School   1:00 p.m.
AMIKids Infinity  2:15 p.m.
Miller Motte Technical College

All Evening Classes are canceled for Wednesday.  Campus will be closed at 5:30 and classes will resume as scheduled on Thursday.

Williamsburg County School District

Williamsburg County School District will dismiss Wednesday at 1:30 p.m. There will be a 2-hour delay for students Thursday, April 6, and all staff will report at 9:00 a.m.


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