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School closures due to Ida

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Posted at 10:09 PM, Aug 26, 2021
and last updated 2021-08-30 13:08:31-04

As Ida moves closer to the Louisiana coast, closures may be announced for schools in the Acadiana area. Potential impacts from the storm would be felt Sunday afternoon and late Sunday night.

This information will be updated as more school systems announce closures or changes in learning.

ACADIA PARISH

LSU EUNICE: Out of an abundance of caution due to the expected path and severity of Tropical Storm Ida, the LSU Eunice campus will be closed on Monday, August 30. Normal business hours are expected back on Tuesday, August 31.

The Acadia Parish School System will close all facilities on Monday, August 30th, 2021. Students will be provided remote learning assignments and activities upon dismissal on Friday to work on during the closure. We will update everyone Monday evening if there is a need to extend closure beyond Monday, but, at this time we are planning to resume operations on Tuesday, August 31st, 2021. We hope all remain safe and we will provide important updates as needed moving forward.

Northside Christian School in Crowley will be closed Monday, August 30.

Our Mother of Peace Elementary School in Church Point will be closed Monday, August 30.

CALCASIEU PARISH

Due to the possibility of inclement weather, all Calcasieu Parish Public schools and facilities will be closed on Monday, August 30. While they do anticipate returning to school on Tuesday, August 31, we will provide an update to families by Monday afternoon.

EVANGELINE PARISH

All schools & district offices in the Evangeline Parish School District were closed Monday, August 30. All schools & district offices in the Evangeline Parish School District will be OPEN Tuesday, August 31, 2021.

IBERIA PARISH

Due to Hurricane Ida, schools and all office buildings in the Iberia Parish School District will close on Monday, August 30, 2021. Faculty and staff are not to report to work on Monday. The district administration requests that all employees and parents monitor local news stations for alerts regarding the return date.

Acadiana Christian School in New Iberia will close Monday due to Ida.

Catholic High School in New Iberia will close Monday, August 30, due to Ida.

Epiphany Day School in New Iberia will close Monday, August 30, due to Ida. It will possibly be closed Tuesday, August 31, depending on Ida's impacts. Officials will alert parents via the school's emergency alert system.

JEFF DAVIS PARISH

All public schools in Jefferson Davis Parish will be closed on Monday, August 30, 2021. Provided we have electricity and accessible Internet services, Monday will be a virtual learning day for all students through Google Classroom. All schools are prepared to handle device checkout for students who indicated a need for a device in case of emergency school shutdowns. Home Internet/Wifi access is required for device checkout as well as all signed device usage agreement/optional maintenance plan forms. Devices checked out by parents/students are expected to be returned when schools reopen.

LAFAYETTE PARISH

In anticipation of the severe weather resulting from Hurricane Ida, all Lafayette Parish School System schools, facilities, and district offices will close Monday, August 30, 2021.

As a result, Saturday’s meals pickup has been rescheduled from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the same locations.

The SAT assessment scheduled to be held at Acadiana High School tomorrow, August 28, 2021, will still take place as planned.

The LPSS website and Facebook page will be updated as the system makes landfall.

"We urge everyone to closely monitor the weather and take all necessary precautions for your family," LPSS says. "Please stay safe, and we look forward to welcoming students and staff back as soon as possible."

For My Child Learning Center locations in Lafayette are closed on Monday, August 30.

Acadiana Renaissance Academy in Youngsville will be closed on Monday, August 30.

St. Thomas More will be closed on Monday, August 30 to allow families to prepare for and/or evacuate the area if needed and to recover from the storm.

Carencro Catholic School will be closed on Monday, August 30 out of an abundance of caution for the safety of our faculty, students, and staff. Continue to check your emails for additional updates.

Willow Charter Academy's building will be closed Monday, August 30, but students should complete assignments virtually if weather permits.

All three Ascension Episcopal School campuses will be closed & all activities canceled for Monday, August 30, 2021.

Teurlings Catholic High School will be closed on Monday, August 30th. We will send updates as needed over the weekend.

First Baptist Christian School in Lafayette will be closed Monday, August 30.

St. Pius Elementary in Lafayette will be closed on Monday, August 30.

Kids Only II and III Preschool in Lafayette will be closed Monday, August 30.

Both campuses of Episcopal School of Acadiana will be closed Monday, August 30th.

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UL LAFAYETTE: In response to Hurricane Ida, the University of Louisiana at Lafayette has announced the following instructional and operational changes beginning Sunday, Aug. 29, through Monday, Aug. 30.

Classes

  • All classes will be canceled on Monday, Aug. 30.
  • Classes will resume on Tuesday, Aug. 31.

Students with classes on Saturday should communicate directly with their instructors regarding any changes to the class schedule or delivery.

Operations

  • On-campus operations and departmental offices will be closed Sunday, Aug. 29, and Monday, Aug. 30. On-campus operations will resume on Tuesday, Aug. 31.
  • Only essential personnel performing weather-related tasks should remain on campus Sunday afternoon and report on Monday, if needed. Contact your supervisor with questions.

On-Campus Residents

  • Housing and on-campus dining will be operational and information will be communicated directly to residents.
  • Students living on campus must complete the Emergency Form in the StarRez Housing Portal and indicate whether they plan to stay on campus during the weather event or if they plan to leave.
    • Access the StarRez Housing Portal via ULink, on the Campus Services tab, and in the Residence Life section.

Buildings

  • All campus buildings, except residence halls, will be closed on Sunday, Aug. 29, through Monday, Aug. 30. This includes Edith Garland Dupré Library and Bourgeois Hall.
  • All buildings will reopen on Tuesday, Aug. 31, on a regular schedule.

Parking

  • Campus residents and University employees who are essential personnel may park their vehicles in a parking garage on campus starting at 5 p.m. on Friday in anticipation of Hurricane Ida.
    • Parking garages include Girard Park, Taft Street, and Oliver.
    • Transportation Services encourages students who usually park near the coulee to move their cars to higher ground or into the garages. Heavy rainfall for an extended period could cause flooding in parking areas near the coulee.
    • All vehicles will need to be moved back to their permitted locations once the storm has passed and campus returns to normal operations on Tuesday, Aug. 31.

Campus Events

All in-person campus events are canceled from Sunday, Aug. 29, through Monday, Aug. 30.

University Communications

The University will continue to monitor the storm and issue communications as needed. Updates and emergency information will be posted on the University’s website and official social media accounts. Information will be communicated to you through your University email account and possibly the University's Emergency Notification System (ENS).

ENS emergency alerts are sent by email, telephone and text message. If you have not signed up to receive emergency alerts, please do so. View directions on how to sign up for ENS alerts on the Office of Environmental Health and Safety website.

ST. LANDRY PARISH

All St. Landry Parish schools and facilities will be closed Monday, August 30, due to the impending landfall of Hurricane Ida. Continue to follow our district app, district Facebook page, local news outlets, and the district website for updates on the reopening of schools next week.

Both campuses of Episcopal School of Acadiana will be closed Monday, August 30th.

St. Landry Charter School will be closed Monday, August 30

ST MARTIN PARISH

All St. Martin Parish schools will be closed on Monday, August 30, 2021 due to the approaching hurricane. Parents and staff should monitor the district's website, facebook page for further information. Automated calls will be sent out with information regarding the reopening of schools.

ST. MARY PARISH

St. Mary Parish Schools will close on Monday, August 30th. Parents should monitor the school district’s website for further updates as the storm passes the area and a return to school date is announced. District officials will survey any damages once the storm exits and immediately communicate with staff and parents on school reopening through the St. Mary Parish Schools website and JCampus messaging system.

As a result of the predicted forecast for Hurricane Ida, V. B. Glencoe Charter School will be closed on Monday, August 30, 2021. We will dismiss at our regular time Friday, August 27, 2021. The board meeting scheduled for Monday, August 30, 2021, will also be canceled. This will not be a virtual day as we expect many of our families to be impacted by possible power outages.

We anticipate returning to school on Tuesday; however, please watch for updates through our school-wide calling system, Facebook, and local media outlets.

As a result of the predicted forecast for Hurricane Ida, V. B. Glencoe Charter School will be closed on Monday, August 30, 2021. School will dismiss at the regular time Friday, August 27, 2021. The board meeting scheduled for Monday, August 30, 2021, will also be canceled.This will not be a virtual day as we expect many of our families to be impacted by possible power outages.We anticipate returning to school on Tuesday; however, please watch for updates through our school-wide calling system, Facebook, and local media outlets.

VERMILION PARISH

All Vermilion Parish Schools will be closed on Monday, August 30th and Tuesday, August 31st due to Hurricane Ida. We want to allow time for families to make necessary preparations. Stay safe and we looking forward to seeing everyone back at school on Wednesday, September 1st.

On Wednesday, September 1st, Thursday, September 2nd and Friday, September 3rd, North Vermilion High School will be conducting class in a full distance learning model based on collection of data from COVID positives and quarantines over the past week. Details on this process will be shared by school personnel.

William Scholar Academy in Abbeville will be closed Monday and Tuesday, August 30 and 31.

ADDITIONAL CLOSURES IN/AROUND ACADIANA

All schools in the Diocese of Lafayette will be closed on Monday, August 30, 2021. We will continue to monitor the approach of the storm and notify you of any changes. We continue to pray for the safety of all.

South Louisiana Community College will close all campuses and cancel classes Saturday, Aug. 28, and Monday, Aug. 30, in anticipation of Hurricane Ida’s impact on Louisiana’s coast. Continue to monitor college email, social media, and www.solacc.edu for any updates. The community COVID-19 testing and vaccination site located in the Horace K. Moody Intramural Sports Complex will be closed on Saturday, August 28 through Monday, August 30. Operations are anticipated to resume on Tuesday, August 31.

Preparations have been made for on-campus residential students to shelter in place. However, if students currently residing on campus can return to their homes, they are encouraged to do so. Students should contact their academic instructors directly with any concerns about classes. Continue to check campus emails, official Southern University social media channels and Jags Safe text messages/emails for communications. If you are not registered for Jags Safe messaging, you can register at subr.edu/jagssafe or download the free mobile app.

Due to Hurricane Ida, Southern University's Baton Rouge campuses will close Friday at 3 p.m. and remain closed on Monday, August 30 and Tuesday, August 31. Campuses include Southern University and A&M College, Southern University Law Center, and Southern University Agricultural Research

LSU will be closed Saturday, Aug. 28, through Monday, Aug. 30. All weekend events and activities on campus will be canceled, all campus facilities will be closed, and all classes and activities scheduled for Monday -- whether in-person or virtual -- are canceled. We will make a decision on any further closures after the storm.

Our LSU residence halls and on-campus apartments will remain open and food will be available to on-campus residents. Please check https://dineoncampus.com/lsu/ for updates regarding dining operations. Students who live on campus should shelter in place during the storm by remaining indoors and keeping in contact with Residential Life staff for any instructions.

Essential employees should check with their supervisors regarding their schedules during the closure. Non-essential employees should not report to campus during the closure. Please watch your LSU email account, www.lsu.edu, LSU’s official social media channels, and LSU emergency text messaging for any updates.

Louisiana School for the Deaf and Louisiana School for the Visually Impaired will be closed on Monday, August 30, 2021 due to weather conditions from Hurricane Ida. Please include our schools, with students from all across the state, in your listings of school closures.

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