Below is a list of Acadiana school districts and schools that have announced closures in the wake of Hurricane Delta.
We'll be updating this story daily as more information comes in.
DIOCESE OF LAFAYETTE SCHOOLS
Three Catholic schools in the Diocese of Lafayette will remain closed October 15-16, 2020, due to extended power outages. While the school itself may have electricity restored, many of the students and faculty are still without power.
Here are the three schools closed for the rest of the week:
Our Mother of Peace (Church Point)...Thursday & Friday
Rayne Catholic...Thursday & Friday
St. Edmund (Eunice)...Thursday & Friday
An updated list is also available on the Diocese of Lafayette Facebook page and on their website, www.diolaf.org [diolaf.org].
UPDATE - 10/14 at 4 p.m.: Acadia Parish Superintendent Scott Richard says repairs are underway at several schools throughout the parish. Their biggest concern is power restoration which, as of 4:00 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2020, affects Midland High School, Estherwood Elementary and Egan Elementary. While many schools had minor issues, such as lost shingles and windows needing repairs, some suffered major damage. Richard tells KATC that Crowley High School had significant roof damage, including the cover for buses. Roof damage was also reported at Egan Elementary School and Estherwood Elementary School. Midland High School had damage to their metal buildings and their bus cover. Richard said he appreciates everyone's patience and hopes to restart all classes on Monday, Oct. 19 2020.
The Acadia Parish School System will remain closed through Friday, October 16th, 2020 due to a number of variables associated with Hurricane Delta. Operations will resume on Monday, October 19th, 2020. The extended closure, Superintendent Scott Richard says, "will allow our communities and schools to have power restored and fully assess damages associated with the storm."
The Calcasieu Parish School Board is adding six additional schools to the list of those reopening for students following Hurricanes Laura and Delta. Those schools are listed below by the date students will return. The previously announced blue/gold schedule will remain in place for all 7th-12th grade students, while students in Prekindergarten through 6th grade will report to campuses five days a week.
DeQuincy Middle School
Jake Drost Early Childhood Center will open for faculty and staff on October 26. Staff will contact families directly on when students will return.
Moss Bluff Middle School
Sulphur High 9th Grade Campus
Maplewood Elementary School
Maplewood Middle School
S.J. Welsh Middle School
J.I. Watson Elementary
LeBleu Settlement Elementary
Oak Park Middle
Pearl Watson Elementary
If a school is still closed at this time, we are working alongside contracting companies to expedite repairs. Estimated timelines are difficult to provide at this time due to uncertainties in the repair process. The School District says it is hoping to have nearly all schools open for students by the second week of November.
Online learning remains available for all of our students as all of our schools continue to work toward offering classes in our regular face-to-face environment. For more information, visit www.cpsb.org [linkprotect.cudasvc.com].
Bell City High
Brenda Hunter Head Start
College Oaks Elementary
College Street T&I
Cypress Cove Elementary
E.K. Key Elementary
Henry Heights Elementary
J.J. Johnson Elementary
Kennedy Early Childhood Center
Lake Charles Boston Academy
Moss Bluff Elementary
Ralph Wilson Elementary
R.W. Vincent Elementary
S.P. Arnett Middle
St. John Elementary
T.S. Cooley Elementary Magnet
All Evangeline Parish public schools are OPEN
If there are students, who cannot attend school due to road conditions, unsafe situations or issues caused Hurricane Delta, they will be excused from attending school by principals.
All Iberia Parish Public Schools are OPEN
Power has been restored and Coteau Elementary School in Iberia Parish will reopen Thursday, October 15, 2020.
JEFF DAVIS PARISH
The Jeff Davis Parish School Board announced that all Jeff Davis Parish Schools will be closed for rest of the week due to repairs being made from Hurricane Delta. They will return to school on Oct. 19, 2020.
The Lafayette Parish School System will reopen Charles M. Burke Elementary School to all students on Monday, October 19, 2020.
Hurricane Delta caused roof damage that did not allow third- and fourth-grade students to attend school while crews worked to remediate the buildings. Now that the repairs are complete, all students will report to school. Charles M. Burke Elementary School is the final school in the district to reopen.
"With Hurricane Delta sweeping through South Louisiana only one week ago, LPSS has been working diligently to return school facilities to a safe and secure environment in order to resume learning. We want to thank everyone for their continued patience during this time Students who are unable to attend school due to extenuating circumstances caused by Hurricane Delta should contact their school directly."
Willow Charter Academy reopened on Wednesday, October 14
First Baptist Christian School in Downtown Lafayette reopened Wednesday, Oct. 14.
Episcopal School of Acadiana Lafayette campus reopen on Tuesday, Oct. 13, but the Cade campus reopened on Wednesday
Westminster Christian Academy in Lafayette resumed on-campus classes and athletic activities on Tuesday, Oct. 13.
ST LANDRY PARISH
All St. Landry Parish School District schools will be open Friday, October 16, 2020.
ST. MARTIN PARISH
All St. Martin Parish Schools reopened on October 13.
ST. MARY PARISH
St. Mary Parish students went back to class on Tuesday October 13
Vermilion Parish schools will be open on Thursday October 15, 2020 with one exception. Eaton Park Elementary in Abbeville is scheduled to be reopened on Monday, October 19. On Tuesday, Superintendent Byler said that power outages were what kept several schools closed on Wednesday.
Thursday is a "B" day for hybrid students. There will be no meals to go pick-up this week.
South Louisiana Community College
All South Louisiana Community College campuses reopened and classes resumed as usual Wednesday, Oct. 14. If you are a student and are unable to attend or participate in class, please contact your instructors.
If you are an employee and are unable to report for work, please contact your supervisor or department head.
SCLC is remember everyone that when returning to a campus, masks should be worn and check-in with security prior to entering the building.
University of Louisiana at Lafayette:
The University of Louisiana at Lafayette reopened on Monday, Oct. 12.
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