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School Closures announced following Monday storms in Acadiana

Posted at 5:10 PM, May 17, 2021
and last updated 2021-05-18 11:11:37-04


All Calcasieu Parish schools and facilities will be closed tomorrow Tuesday, May 18. With many of our campuses still in need of permanent hurricane repairs, we are conducting building assessments and evaluations following today’s severe weather. We will notify families tomorrow as to the status of school on Wednesday, May 19.

"After careful consideration, Iberia Parish School District will have normal operations today. Any student who cannot get to school due to hazardous conditions will be excused. We will monitor conditions throughout the day today." Superintendent Carey Laviolette

Jeff Davis:

In-person classes for Jeff Davis Parish Schools will be canceled tomorrow. Because of flooded roads, all in-person classes will be canceled for Tuesday, May 18. Virtual school will continue, a spokesman said. An announcement will be made tomorrow regarding Wednesday classes, he said.


The Lafayette Parish School System announced that the entire district will participate in virtual learning tomorrow, Tuesday, May 18, 2021 due to flooding and inclement weather. Read more here

The Lafayette Renaissance Charter Academy have announced that it will be closed Tuesday because of the weather.

Willow Charter Academy will follow LPSS and have virtual instruction only on Tuesday, May 18.

All four locations of Sugar ‘n Spice Children’s Academy (Lafayette, Broussard, Carencro, Youngsville) will be CLOSED on Tuesday, May 18th.

Acadiana Renaissance Charter School in Youngsville is closed Tuesday, May 18.

Carencro Catholic School will be closed Tuesday, May 18. Facilities personnel will report to campus at 10 a.m.

All Ascension Episcopal School campuses will be closed and all school activities canceled for Tuesday, May 18. At this time, administrators expect to return to school Wednesday, May 19.

Sts. Leo-Seton Catholic School will be closed Tuesday, May 18.

Lafayette Christian Academy will be closed Tuesday, May 18.

Kids Only II and Kids Only III in Lafayette will be closed Tuesday, May 18.

The Cade and Lafayette campuses of Episcopal School of Acadiana will be closed Tuesday, May 18.

Gethsemane Christian Academy and Lapetite Child Care Center will be closed on Tuesday, May 18.

St. Cecilia School in Broussard will be closed Tuesday May 18.

Mimi's Preschool in Scott will be closed on Tuesday May 18 due to weather conditions.

St. Landry:

Cankton Elementary will be closed Tuesday, May 18, because of heavy flooding and impassable roads. All other schools are open at this time.

Due to extreme weather conditions in the area, JS Clark Leadership Academy's campuses will be closed on Tuesday, May 18.

St. Martin:

St. Martin Parish schools are OPEN Tuesday, May 18. Students who can't make it in will be excused.


VPSB Superintendent Tommy Byler has announced that all Vermilion Parish schools will be closed on Tuesday, May 18, due to flooding, electrical issues, and the forecast for more rain overnight. The uncertainty of already flooded roads makes us a little cautious with buses on the road before dark.

Due to flooding and electrical issues, both Vermilion Catholic and Mt. Carmel will be closed tomorrow, Tuesday, May 18.

Multiple parishes

St. Mary/Vermilion Community Action Agency Central Offices and Head Start Centers will be closed Tuesday, May 18, 2021 due to inclement weather and flooding.

Districts that are so far planning to remain open on Tuesday include:

Acadia Parish:

After careful consideration of a number of variables associated with today's weather, the Acadia Parish School System is planning to conduct normal operations tomorrow, Tuesday, May 18th. Any student that is unable to get to school safely due to hazardous conditions associated with Monday's rainfall will be excused. We will continue to monitor weather conditions in Acadia Parish and report any changes in plans through our school system messaging system and the local media.

St. Landry Parish:

Cankton Elementary - closed

Due to forecasted precipitation causing possible hazardous road conditions and widespread flooding parish-wide, The St. Landry Parish School Board says that all schools and head start centers will dismiss early today, May 18, 2021. The overall safety of our students and employees necessitates the early dismissal of schools.

Dismissal times are as follows:

  • SLATS/Alternative - 1:30 PM;
  • MACA/BioMed - 1:40 PM;
  • High School/Junior High - 2:00 PM;
  • Head Start - 2:00 PM;
  • North Central/Palmetto - 2:00 PM;
  • Elementary/Middle Schools - 2:20 PM - 2:40 PM (This is dependent on bus arrival from first routes.);

*Car riders should contact the school for pick-up times.

"We will continue to consult with school administrators, the National Weather Service, and the Office of Emergency Preparedness in the decision-making progress regarding the closing of schools," the school system said.