Glynn County schools will reopen Monday. 

That was the word from the school system just after 3 p.m. Friday. 

"Barring any unexpected circumstances over the weekend, all public schools in Glynn County will resume on Monday, Sept. 18," a release from the system said. "All Glynn County Schools employees are expected to return to work on Monday." 

In the release, superintendent Virgil Cole said getting back in the classroom is important for normalcy. 

“We made the decision to open schools on Monday after careful consideration and with recognition of the difficulties residents are facing trying to recover from the storm,” Cole said. “We believe that resuming school is an important component in helping the community to begin to return to normal, and are confident that we can open schools safely and provide all of normal services to our students and staff.”

The Glynn County Health Department cleared all school cafeterias to provide meals, but schools will have a limited breakfast and lunch menu. Cole asked all parents to be patient and understanding of transportation delays. 

The Glynn County Board of Education will consider whether or not to make up the school days lost due to the storm at its next regular board meeting on Sept. 26.