Emergencies

Inclement Weather Information

During the winter months, inclement weather can result in an unexpected modification in school operations and schedules. In the event that snow and/or ice are in evidence or expected on any morning, district employees, students and parents should tune in to the stations specified below. These stations will report weather-related instructions and information provided by the district superintendent. District officials will attempt to make a decision by 6:00 a.m. and post it on the School District web site.   http://www.pickens.k12.sc.us/

Radio Stations:

WELP (1360 AM), WTLT (103.9 FM),WCCP (1560 AM), WFBC (93.7 FM),  WORD (1330AM), WESC (660 AM & 92.5 FM), WSSL (1440 AM & 100.5 FM), WLFJ (89.3 FM), WMUU (1260AM & 94.5 FM), WSPA (910 AM & 98.9 FM, WAIM (1230 AM), WCKN (101.1 FM), WANS (1280 AM & 107.3 FM), WBSN (1150 AM), WTBI (1540AM), and WBFM (98.1 FM).

TV Stations:
WYFF-TV (Channel 4), WHNS-TV (Channel 21), WSPA-TV (Channel 7), and WLOS-TV (Channel 13).

In the event that snow, ice or other adverse weather conditions materialize during the school day, district and local school officials will monitor conditions closely. If it is determined that it is necessary to dismiss schools early, the decision will be broadcast on the above-specified stations. Please do not call the district office, individual schools, or the media, as this ties up telephone lines and delays the dismissal process.

Please remember that the school district is a countywide system serving all of Pickens County's 504 square miles with its varied terrain. The weather may seem fine in one area, while other areas are becoming hazardous. Our responsibility is not taken lightly, and our number one priority in making a decision to close schools will always be student safety!