Mr. Dorsel: Wednesday Classes Canceled

October 6, 2015

Dear GSSM Family,
Even as the rains leave our state we know that families in the most severely flooded areas are finding it difficult, if not impossible, to travel safely on roads that remain closed, flooded, or washed out.

Under no circumstances do we want students to travel on roads that are not yet known to be safe in order to return to campus. It is also necessary to provide some structure for the more than 100 students who have already returned to campus and for those who are able to return to campus today or tomorrow. Therefore, we are implementing the following schedule for the rest of the week:

  • Wednesday: All classes cancelled
  • Thursday: Class schedule resumes for review only, using the Friday class schedule
  • Friday: Review classes using normal Friday class schedule

 During Thursday and Friday classes, no new material will be covered. Teachers will send notes from their review sessions to students in their classes via Canvas or email.
It is normal for students to be concerned about falling behind in their school work, but students who need to remain home because of travel concerns or to help their families recover from the flooding can rest assured that they will not be penalized. Our primary concern remains the safety and well-being of our families.
Families should call the RLC duty phone (843 858-1603) AND email Mr. Staples ( on the day they plan to return so that we will know when to expect them on campus.  For your safety, please plan to arrive on campus no later than 7:00 PM.
If your family has suffered significant loss or damage, please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you and that we stand ready to help in any way that we can.  If you have any questions about returning to campus or transitioning back to a normal schedule, please contact me ( or 843 857-4675) or Emilye Mobley ( or 843 383-3905).
Danny Dorsel, Class of 1990
Vice President for Academic Affairs

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