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School closures due to Hurricane Delta

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Posted at 4:47 PM, Oct 06, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-22 14:40:11-04

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].

ACADIA PARISH

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."

CALCASIEU PARISH

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.

October 23

DeQuincy Middle School

October 26

Jake Drost Early Childhood Center will open for faculty and staff on October 26. Staff will contact families directly on when students will return.

October 27

Moss Bluff Middle School

Sulphur High 9th Grade Campus

October 28

Maplewood Elementary School

Maplewood Middle School

S.J. Welsh Middle School

October 29

Barbe High

Fairview Elementary

J.I. Watson Elementary

LaGrange High

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].

October 19
Barbe Elementary
Bell City High
Brenda Hunter Head Start
College Oaks Elementary
College Street T&I
Combre-Fondel Elementary
Cypress Cove Elementary
DeQuincy Elementary
DeQuincy Primary
Dolby Elementary
E.K. Key Elementary
Frasch Elementary
Henry Heights Elementary
Iowa Middle
Iowa High
J.J. Johnson Elementary
Kennedy Early Childhood Center
Lake Charles Boston Academy
Molo Middle
Moss Bluff Elementary
Positive Connections
Ralph Wilson Elementary
R.W. Vincent Elementary
S.P. Arnett Middle
St. John Elementary
Starks High
T.S. Cooley Elementary Magnet

EVANGELINE PARISH
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.

IBERIA PARISH
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.

LAFAYETTE PARISH

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."

Private Schools:

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

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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