Acadiana school closures due to Hurricane Delta’s impact

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Catholic schools in the Diocese of Lafayette

UPDATE 10/12: Additional Catholic schools in the Diocese of Lafayette will remain closed tomorrow (Tuesday, October 13, 2020) due to ongoing efforts to restore power and repair damage from Hurricane Delta.  Here’s a complete list of Catholic schools closed tomorrow, additions to the list are *starred.

  • Carencro Catholic*
  • Mount Carmel*
  • Notre Dame
  • Our Mother of Peace
  • Rayne Catholic
  • Schools of the Sacred Heart*
  • St. Cecilia*
  • St. Edmund*
  • St. Ignatius
  • St. John Berchmans*
  • St. Michael
  • St. Pius*
  • Vermilion Catholic*

Each school will reassess daily, according to Director of Communications Blue Rolfes.

Lafayette Parish

UPDATE 10/14: Ernest Gallet Elementary School reopening Thursday, October 15 for all grade levels.

UPDATE 10/13: As of Monday afternoon, the following schools will reopen on Wednesday, October 14, 2020. Buses will be operating and lunch will be served as usual.

*Due to structural damage, Charles M. Burke Elementary School will welcome only kindergarten, first, second, and fifth-grade students tomorrow. The repairs have already begun and LPSS anticipates completion early next week to welcome back all students. Until then, the school will provide materials and further details regarding distance learning for third and fourth-grade students.

At this time, schools that will remain closed due to either power outages or other maintenance issues are listed below.

Duson Elementary School and Ernest Gallet Elementary School.

*Duson Elementary School will distribute home-learning packets to students on Thursday, Oct. 15 from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Vermilion Parish

UPDATE 10/12: Due to damages sustained to schools and electricity availability, school will also be canceled for Wednesday, Oct. 14. B-day students will start school on Thursday, and A-day students will resume classes on Friday. All 12-month employees are scheduled to work a full day. Principals will be getting in touch with other employees.

ABBEVILLE, La. (VPSS)- Superintendent Thomas Byler announced to the Vermilion Parish
School Board that due to Hurricane Delta, the Vermilion Parish Public Schools and the
Vermilion Parish School Board Central Offices will be closed on Monday, October 12, 2020
and Tuesday, October 13, 2020
. Regular operational schedule will resume on Wednesday,
October 14, 2020.

Jeff Davis Parish

UPDATE 10/12: All Jeff Davis Parish Schools will be closed for rest of the week due to repairs being made from Hurricane Delta. We will return to school on Oct. 19th.  

John G.Hall
Assistant Superintendent
Jeff Davis Parish School Board

(Jeff Davis Parish School District)- Due to most schools not having electrical service and not projected to have service soon, the need to clean schools, and numerous community members still in the process of returning from mandatory evacuations, we are canceling school on Monday, October 12, and Tuesday, October 13. The district said it will reassess conditions for further announcements on Monday. We hope all of our families are safe.

St. Landry Parish

UPDATE 10/13: While some of our St. Landry Parish Schools and communities are prepared to start school Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2020, the district still has several schools that will have to remain closed.

All schools in the Northwest Zone will be open. These schools include Lawtell Elementary, Grand Prairie Elementary, Plaisance Elementary, and Northwest High School.

North Central High School, Washington Elementary, Washington Career and Tech, and Palmetto will be open.

All schools in the Eunice Zone will have school. These schools include, East Elementary, Eunice Elementary, Central Middle School, Highland Elementary, Glendale Elementary, and Eunice High School. In addition, Eunice Jr. High School will begin classes tomorrow virtually and remain virtual for the remainder of this week.

In the Beau Chene High School zone, Beau Chene High, Leonville Elementary, and Arnaudville Middle School will be open, however, Cankton Elementary, Sunset Middle, and Grand Coteau Elementary will remain closed.

In the Port Barre Zone, all schools will be open with the exception of Krotz Springs Elementary.

The following schools in the Opelousas Zone will remain closed Wednesday, October 13th: Creswell; Park Vista Elementary; Northeast; CAPS; Opelousas High School; Opelousas Middle School; Grolee Elementary; and Opelousas Junior High. Magnet Academy for Cultural Arts and SLATS will be open.

The virtual academy for grades 6-12 will have classes for those students who have connectivity. The virtual academy for grades K-5 will be closed.

All Head Start Centers will remain closed tomorrow.

For those students taking classes at LSUE, those classes will be in session. Transportation will also be provided for these students.

Students who cannot attend school due to unsafe road conditions, damage incurred, or power outages and/or lack of water, will be excused from attending school.

Acadia Parish

UPDATE 10/13: Acadia Parish schools will remain closed through Friday, Oct. 16 due to a number of variables associated with Hurricane Delta. Classes will resume on Monday, Oct. 19

Iberia Parish

UPDATE 10/14: Coteau Elementary, the last Iberia Parish school to still be closed due to Hurricane Laura, will reopen Thursday, Oct. 15. 

St. Martin Parish

UPDATE 10/12: All St. Martin Parish Schools will be open Tuesday. Power has been restored to all schools and all facilities are ready to open, Superintendent Allen Blachard announced.

Due to continuing power outages, all St. Martin parish schools will be closed tomorrow, Monday, October 12, 2020.  All principals, custodians, and 12 month employees report to work.

Evangeline Parish

All Evangeline Parish public schools will be open Tuesday.
If there are students, who cannot attend school due to road conditions, unsafe situations or issues caused Hurricane Delta, they will be excused from attending school by principals.

St. Mary Parish

All St. Mary Parish Schools will be opened, Tuesday, October 13, 2020.

SLCC

UPDATE 10/12: All South Louisiana Community College campuses will be closed Tuesday, Oct. 13 because of wide-spread power outages across Acadiana following Hurricane Delta. Classes will resume Oct. 14.

While all campuses will be closed, essential services such as security, maintenance, and custodial must report to their respective campuses, unless otherwise directed by their departmental supervisor.  Various departmental personnel throughout the college may need to report to their respective campus due to workload demands and priority deadlines.  Such employees would only report as directed by their department supervisor with clearance from the respective Vice Chancellor. 

LSUE

With much of the area still recovering from Hurricane Delta, in the best interest of students and the LSU Eunice community, classes are canceled for Monday, October 12 and Tuesday, October 13. The LSUE campus will remain open for those that need internet connectivity or assistance from staff on hand.

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