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School closure, opening decisions for Wednesday, Sept. 15

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Posted at 5:36 PM, Sep 12, 2021
and last updated 2021-09-15 09:09:25-04

As rains from Tropical Storm Nicholas move through Acadiana, school districts are updating on openings/closures.

Below is a list of decisions from school districts for Wednesday, September 14. We have reached out to each district and will update this list with information as we receive it.

ACADIA PARISH

The Acadia Parish School System will be open Wednesday, September 15th. We will continue to monitor weather conditions overnight and announce any changes - if needed - as early as we possibly can in the morning. Students that have difficulty getting to school due to any reasons associated with the weather will be excused.

CALCASIEU PARISH

All Calcasieu Parish schools and facilities will be open Wednesday, September 15.

All SOWELA campuses were closed Tuesday, September 14, in preparation for Tropical Storm Nicholas. For official updates, students, faculty, and staff are encouraged to follow SOWELA.edu. If assistance is needed, contact info@SOWELA.edu. All SOWELA Technical Community College campuses will be open on Wednesday, September 15. If students, faculty, or staff need assistance, please contact the College at info@sowela.edu.

EVANGELINE PARISH

Evangeline Parish Schools and District offices will be closed on Wednesday, September 15. According to Superintendent Darwan Lazard, the closure is due to flooded roads and road closures in the parish from Nicholas. Schools will implement remote learning where possible, he says.

Sacred Heart School in Ville Platte is also closed Wednesday due to road closures.

IBERIA PARISH

Iberia Parish Public Schools will have remote learning on Wednesday, September 15.

JEFF DAVIS PARISH

All Jeff Davis Parish Schools/Offices will be open on Wednesday, September 15, 2021. We understand that there will be low-lying areas where excessive water prevents buses from passing or parents from being able to transport students to school. Students in this situation will be excused from school tomorrow as student safety is our primary concern. All students who checked out Chromebooks from the school are expected to return Chromebooks tomorrow. Students unable to get to school tomorrow are strongly encouraged to continue to participate in virtual learning. In these cases, Chromebooks will return to school when students return.

LAFAYETTE PARISH

All Lafayette Parish schools and facilities will be open on Wednesday, September 15, 2021. As a precaution, buses will not travel on roadways that appear to have high water levels because drivers cannot accurately determine the depth of standing water. Based on your individual circumstances, parents and guardians may decide attendance is not best for your family at this time. If you feel conditions are not safe, you may choose to keep your student home.

Carencro Catholic will be open on Wednesday, September 15.

Lafayette Renaissance Charter Academy will be open on Wednesday, September 15.

Westminster Christian Academy will resume on-campus classes on Wednesday, September 15.

Lafayette Christian Academy will reopen on Wednesday, September 15th.

ST. LANDRY PARISH

All St. Landry Parish schools and facilities will be open Wednesday, September 15, 2021.

St. Landry Charter School will be closed Wednesday, Sept. 15 due to water damage. The school will resume classes on Thursday, Sept. 16.

All JS Clark Leadership Academy - Opelousas schools and facilities will be open Wednesday, September 15.

ST. MARTIN PARISH

All St. Martin Parish Schools will be open Wednesday, September 15.

ST. MARY PARISH

All St. Mary Parish schools will open as scheduled on Wednesday, Sept. 15.

VERMILION PARISH

Vermilion Parish schools will be open Wednesday, September 15. It will be a full day, not a 1/2 Professional Development day as previously planned. Students will report all day. Leblanc Elementary and JH Williams Middle will be closed as they were previously scheduled to be closed all day for School Wide In-Service

Vermilion Catholic will return to school Wednesday, September 15th.

DIOCESE OF LAFAYETTE

Due to weather, some Catholic schools in the Diocese of Lafayette will be closed on Wednesday, September 15:

Catholic High in New Iberia
St. Edwards in New Iberia

OTHER DECISIONS

LSU Eunice will be open on Wednesday, September 15 for normal instruction and business hours.

All South Louisiana Community College campuses will be open Wednesday, Sept. 15 and classes will be held as planned. If you are a student living in a low-lying area and can't attend class, please contact your instructors. If you are an employee who lives in a low-lying area and can't make it to work, please contact your supervisor.