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School Closures Due to Severe Weather Threat

School Closures Due to Severe Weather Threat

Posted: Mar 17, 2021 8:02 AM
Updated: Mar 17, 2021 1:44 PM

EVANGELINE PARISH - All Evangeline Parish public schools and district offices will close at 2 p.m. March 17.

According to a release from superintendent of schools Darwan Lazard, schools and offices will reopen Thursday for normal operations.

Wednesday night's school board meeting has been postponed.

OPELOUSAS, LA -- All St. Landry Parish School District schools, head start centers, pupil appraisal, and the central office will dismiss early today, March 17, 2021, due to the forecasted threat of severe weather.

The dismissal schedule is as follows:

Biomed/Maca Shuttle Bus Only- 12:30 PM

Trade Schools -12:00 PM

Slats, Alternative School -12:00 PM

All High Schools except North Central - 12:45 PM

Junior High Schools - 12:45

North Central High, Palmetto Elementary, Opelousas Middle Schooll, Creswell Middle School - 1:15 PM

All other elementary and middle schools will dismiss at 1:25 PM.

All Headstart Centers - 1:00 PM

All Administrative Offices - 2:30

Opelousas Catholic School will be dismissing at 1:30 pm today

The following Boys & Girls Clubs are closed today due to inclement weather, Lafayette’s Jackie and Granberry Clubs, Abbeville, New Iberia and Opelousas.

Severe Weather Prompts LPSS Early Dismissal

Due to threats of severe weather, LPSS will dismiss students early today. Please review the list of schoolcarefully to see the dismissal times:11:00 a.m. Dismissal Time

●High Schools, including:

●David Thibodaux STEM Magnet Academy

●Lerosen Preparatory School11:35 a.m. Dismissal Time

●All Elementary Schools, ​excluding Alice Boucher Elementary School J. Wallace James Elementary School Myrtle Place Elementary French Immersion Academy Truman Early Childhood Education Center

●This does include:Milton Elementary /Middle School Early College Academy (ECA) - no busses running today12:15 p.m. Dismissal Time

●All Middle Schools, ​including ​the following Elementary Schools: Alice Boucher Elementary School J. Wallace James Elementary School○Myrtle Place Elementary French Immersion Academy Truman Early Childhood Education Center Other Important Dismissal Announcements

●Edward J. Sam Accelerated School - the second session is canceled today

●W. D. & Mary Baker Smith Career Center - students attending the second half of the day will stayat their base schoolBusses will be sent to the schools at the dismissal times listed above to return students home. Parentsare able to pick up students who are car riders.
If your child attends after-care, students will be dismissed at the times listed above and parents will beresponsible for picking up these students. These students will not be able to ride busses home due tolimited capacity due to COVID restrictions.All afternoon activities, such as after-school care, tutoring, sporting events & extracurricular activities,have been canceled. Individual schools are also notifying famalies

Lafayette Christian Academy

Lafayette Christian Academy will close at noon due to severe weather threat.

Acadia Parish School System

All Acadia Parish Schools will dismiss at 11:30 AM

Westminster Christian Academy (Lafayette and Opelousas campuses) will be dismissing today at 12:00

Vermilion Parish

All Vermilion Parish Schools will be closed at 12:30PM due to severe weather.

Iberia Parish

Iberia Parish High Schools will close at 12:30PM and Elementary Schools will close at 1:15PM

St Mary Parish Schools

Schools in St. Mary Parish will close early on Wednesday, March 17, 2021, due to the potential of severe weather at usual dismissal time.

Elementary Schools: Dismissal at 1:30 PM
Middle and High Schools: Dismissal at 1:00 PM

St. Martin Parish Schools

Due to impending weather conditions, Superintendent Blanchard has made the decision to close schools. Schools will be dismissing early at 1:00 PM today. Please make arrangements for your children.

Jeff Davis Parish Schools

Due to a potential severe and quick moving weather event this afternoon, parents and guardians with concerns about their child’s safety will be allowed to check their students out of school as early as noon and will not be charged with an absence. Although these weather events are common in Southwest Louisiana, the frequency of experiencing many of these events this year have left our communities very cautious.

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