Beacon News

Hurricane Update – September 6, 2017 4:00 PM

| Emergency Updates

To the Beacon community:

Members of the Beacon Crisis Response Team met this afternoon to continue coordinating the College’s Hurricane Irma response announced earlier this afternoon.

President Hagerty conducted a community meeting at 2 p.m. today. He apprised students, faculty, and staff of the College’s dates of closure and walked them through protocols for sheltering in place during the course of the storm.

The College’s Information Technology department is testing our e2Campus school mass alert texting system with the updated student list. The system will be fully operational by end of business Wednesday.

Meanwhile, parents who intend to bring home their sons or daughters until the storm passes, should inform them of their plans so that the students in turn may advise their learning specialists. This ensures that our student census of who is on campus and who isn’t remains accurate.

Hurricane Irma also has forced the College to adjust departure plans for students attending our inaugural semester abroad Beacon in Tuscany program in Prato, Italy.

  • The College will bus our Beacon in Tuscany students most likely on Friday morning (sooner if required) from the campus to JFK Airport to ensure an on-time departure to Italy.
  • Lodging and meals will be provided as necessary prior to the group’s flight from JFK.

We trust that these arrangements will minimize disruption and limit the prospect of Hurricane Irma interrupting what promises to be an exciting adventure for our students exploring “The Boot.”

Again, we will keep you up to date as we continue to hone our Hurricane Irma plan for protecting the Beacon community.