LAFAYETTE, La. (KLFY) — The following closures have been announced due to expected freezing temperatures and possible freezing rain on Friday, Jan. 21.
Last updated: 1/20/22, 8:03 p.m.
Lafayette Parish — CLOSED
“After consultation with weather authorities, all LPSS schools and facilities will be closed tomorrow,
Friday, January 21, 2022, due to the possibility of early morning unsafe driving conditions. This is a
complete system shutdown and will not be a virtual learning day.”
Willow Charter Academy will be closed.
Lafayette Christian Academy will be closed.
United Christian Academy in Carencro will be closed.
St. Cecilia School in Broussard will be closed.
Lafayette Renaissance Charter Academy will be closed.
Acadiana Renaissance Charter Academy will be closed.
Episcopal School of Acadiana, Lafayette and Cade campuses will be closed.
JCFA-Lafayette Charter High School will be closed
Sugar ‘n Spice Preschools, All Campuses will be closed.
Gethsemane Christian Academy will be closed.
Acadia Parish — CLOSED
“Out of an abundance of caution based on the most recent cold weather forecast and due to the possibility of unsafe driving conditions early Friday morning, the Acadia Parish School System will be closed Friday, January 21,” said Superintendent Scott M. Richard. “We will resume normal operations Monday, January 24.”
Our Mother of Peace in Church Point will be closed.
Evangeline Parish — OPEN
“Unless weather conditions deteriorate or circumstances dictate otherwise, all EPSB schools are scheduled to be OPEN tomorrow (1-21-2022).”
Iberia Parish — REMOTE LEARNING
“The Iberia Parish School District will have a virtual learning day on Friday, January 21, 2022 due to uncertain early morning weather conditions.”
Epiphany Day School in New Iberia will be closed.
Catholic High School in New Iberia will be closed.
Jeff Davis Parish — REMOTE LEARNING
Superintendent Kirk Credeur announced on the Jeff Davis Parish School Board Facebook that Friday will be a virtual learning day for students.
“After conferencing with local weather and police jury officials, we are making the decision to cancel schools tomorrow,” said Credeur. “Significant rainfall last night and ongoing light rain has produced standing water on bridges and overpasses. Falling morning temperatures in conjunction with standing water and wind gusts up to 30 mph will result in frozen bridges and overpasses which makes transporting students and traveling for employees too dangerous. Although face-to-face learning on school campuses is canceled, tomorrow, Friday, January, 21, 2022 will be considered a virtual day with virtual educational lessons and interactions provided to all of our students. Extra curricular activities scheduled after 1 p.m. tomorrow will be allowed.”
St. Landry Parish — CLOSED
“After further consultation with the Office of Emergency Preparedness and receiving the latest reports from the National Weather Service, all St. Landry Parish School Board schools, Head Start centers, and administrative offices will be closed tomorrow, January 21, 2022. Students will not have remote learning tomorrow.”
St. Martin Parish — REMOTE LEARNING
“Out of an abundance of caution, all St. Martin Parish schools will be closed to in-person instruction tomorrow, Friday, January 21, 2022. The district will have a virtual instruction day and teachers will be providing instruction via Google Classroom. Central Office staff are to report at 10:30 as the office will be open.”
St. Mary Parish — CLOSED
“St. Mary Parish Schools and offices will close tomorrow, January 21st out of an abundance of caution given potential weather conditions in the early morning hours. Students and staff will return to school as scheduled on Monday, January 24th.”
V. B. Glencoe Charter School will participate in virtual learning. All students will return to in-person, face-to-face learning at school on Monday, January 24, 2022.
Vermilion Parish — CLOSED
“In consultation with the National Weather Service and the Office of Emergency Preparedness, we have made a decision to close all Vermilion Parish Schools on Friday, January 21st,” said Superintendent Thomas Byler. “While much of our parish may not see icy conditions, the bottom half of our parish is expected to have frozen precipitation well into the time our buses would be on the road. Therefore we will err on the side of caution. “It will be an emergency day tomorrow and not a virtual learning day. Hope to see all of you back on Monday.”