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Acadiana schools dismissing early due to weather

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Posted at 9:07 AM, Oct 27, 2021

Some schools have decided to dismiss early on Wednesday, October 27, due to the threat of possible severe weather in Acadiana.

See the list below. It will be updated as more schools announce early dismissals.

CALCASIEU PARISH

There will be early dismissal at Vincent Settlement Elementary today, October 27, due to a power outage on campus. School will be dismissing at 2 p.m. Normal dismissal procedures will be followed, and students will be dismissed following normal transportation plans. Please note that phone lines are also down at this time.

There will be early dismissal at LaGrange High School today, October 27, due to a power outage on campus. School will be dismissing at 2 p.m. Normal dismissal procedures will be followed, and students will be dismissed following normal transportation plans.

IBERIA PARISH

Iberia Parish Schools will dismiss early today, October 27, 2021, due to possible high winds and tornado activity. Middle and high schools will dismiss at 12:00 p.m. and elementary schools will dismiss at 12:45 p.m. Student care will be closed today.

LAFAYETTE PARISH

LPSS schools will REMAIN OPEN and follow regular dismissal times. After-school care will remain open. Schools will communicate to parents regarding extracurricular activities.

Please expect delays in buses. Any effort to dismiss early at this point could potentially put our bus routes on the roads during severe weather conditions. In the event that we need to delay any bus routes, parents will be notified. As always, if you have concerns regarding your situation and the weather, you may choose to check your student out of school. Your child will receive an excused absence.

ST LANDRY PARISH

St. Landry Charter School in Opelousas is dismissing early today. A spokeswoman said the school is closing at 11 a.m. due to inclement weather.

ST MARY PARISH

Glencoe Charter School school will close at 12:30 pm.

St. Mary Parish Community Action Agency Head Starts will close at 1 pm

Chitimacha Tribal School will dismiss early at 12:30 pm.

VERMILION PARISH

Here's what VPSB officials have said:

Under advisement from NWS and OEP, it looks like the weather is projected to come in possibly around 1pm and move quickly through the area. Based on this information, we are planning to keep our students in school as the safest option. Any effort to dismiss early at this point would put our elementary routes on the road in the middle of the weather. If for some reason we have to delay routes, you will receive a text from the school or central office.

SLCC

SLCC has no plans to close early, administrators say.