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Decisions on school closures for Wednesday, May 19

Posted at 1:02 PM, May 18, 2021
and last updated 2021-05-19 22:05:06-04

Schools are beginning to announce whether they will remain closed or open to students on Wednesday, May 19, following severe weather.

Below is a list of school districts in Acadiana and their decisions:

Calcasieu Parish

All Calcasieu Parish School Board schools and facilities will remain closed tomorrow, Wednesday, May 19.

"With areas of our parish still dealing with flooding and more rain being predicted, we feel this decision is best for the safety of our students, faculty and staff. In addition, we know that many of our staff members and families are dealing with flooding issues in their own homes. We will notify families tomorrow as to the status of school on Thursday, however we do anticipate reopening all schools and facilities."

Jeff Davis Parish

All Jeff Davis Parish schools will be canceled tomorrow, Wednesday, May 19.

According to Assistant Superintendent John Hall, around 50% of the parish's bus routes remain impassible.

Lafayette Parish

UPDATE: 5/19 - The Lafayette Parish School System announced that the entire district will be closed on Wednesday, May 19, 2021, due to the potential for severe weather and flooding in the area.

"With the potential of flooding and rain throughout the day, and with student and staff safety being our top priority, we feel this is the best decision in this uncertain situation. LPSS district offices and facilities will be closed, but essential personnel will still report to work. As a reminder, essential personnel should report to work only when it is safe to do so and should contact their immediate supervisor if unable to report. Please continue to remain safe, and we will reopen schools as soon as it is safe to do so."

Willow Charter Academy will follow LPSS and be fully closed Wednesday, May 19.

Gethsemane Christian Academy and Gethsemane LaPetite is closed today due to weather

All locations of Sugar 'n Spice Preschool will be closed Wednesday, May 19, due to severe weather and the threat of localized flooding.

St. Cecilia School in Broussard will be closed on Wednesday, May 19.

Sts Leo-Seaton Catholic School will be closed on Wednesday, May 19.

First Baptist Christian School in Downtown Lafayette will be closed on Wednesday, May 19.

Cathedral-Carmel Catholic School is closed Wednesday, May 19.

St. Thomas More Catholic School will have a virtual learning day on Wednesday, May 19, due to inclement weather. Classes will resume in person on Thursday, May 20.

Carencro Catholic School will remain closed on Wednesday, May 19.

Lafayette Christian Academy will be OPEN on Wednesday, May 19, 2021.

Teurlings Catholic High School is OPEN on Wednesday, May 19. Students, faculty and staff will report to school today.

Ascension Episcopal School is OPEN on Wednesday May 19. Parents of students are asked to check emails for more details.

St. Landry Parish

As of now, all St. Landry Parish schools will be open on Wednesday, May 19. Officials are continuing to get information from the National Weather Service and will monitor the weather and road conditions throughout the night to determine if roads are unsafe for travel. Administrators will notify parents/students if closures are in effect.

Students who are unable to attend due to weather conditions will be excused. Please communicate absences with your child's school. If you feel like conditions are not safe, you always have the option to keep your child home, administrators say.

Vermilion Parish

At this time, all Vermilion Parish schools will be open on Wednesday, May 19. Superintendent Tommy Byler tells students if high water conditions still exist in your area or if buses are unable to pass, students will be excused from school, but asks that students communicate with the school. Also, if the electrical outages in Gueydan caused issues or if students left their home, they will also be excused.

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