LIST: School closures due to Hurricane Sally


BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) – With Hurricane Sally expected to hit the Gulf Coast on Tuesday, districts are making decisions about whether to open school or not.

If a school district closes, it will be added to the list below:

Ascension Parish Public Schools:

Ascension Public Schools will resume normal operations on Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2020, following closures from Hurricane Sally.

Students will return to school as originally scheduled. That means all primary students will return to school, and middle and high school students on an alternating schedule should attend in person if they are in the first group, usually identified as “A” group for most schools. The second “B” group will remain virtual on Wednesday.

This decision was made in consultation with emergency officials. Ascension Parish is no longer under a Hurricane Warning or a Tropical Storm Warning.

For all official decisions regarding school closures, please visit the district website,

Assumption Parish Schools:

All Assumption Parish Schools and the School Board Office will be closed Monday, September 14 through Tuesday, September 15 due to the impending impacts from Tropical Storm Sally, which is expected to become a hurricane prior to making landfall. All school and district activities and events are cancelled during this time.

Students enrolled in our virtual academy are not required to log in and complete assignments on days when schools are closed.

City of Baker School System:

Superintendent Brister advised that the City of Baker School System will resume normal operation Tuesday through Friday due to the improved weather reports for the Baker area concerning Hurricane Sally.

Diocesan Catholic Schools:

East Baton Rouge Parish Schools:

Lafourche Parish School District:

Due to the latest forecast and threat of tropical weather from TS Sally, all offices and schools of the Lafourche Parish School Board will be closed on Monday, September 14th, and Tuesday, September 15, 2020. All employees will work remotely Monday and Tuesday, and virtual learning will be offered to all LPSD students to the best of our ability. However, if we experience power outages, all virtual activities will be canceled. Also, any student that is unable to complete the assignments will be excused and allowed to make up any missed work. A decision will be made later concerning the remainder of the week.

Livingston Parish Schools:

St. Charles Parish Public Schools:

After consulting with the parish’s Emergency Operations Center and out of an abundance of caution, all St. Charles Parish Public Schools (including both in-person and virtual/eLearning) and the School Board Office will be closed Monday, September 14 through Wednesday, September 16, 2020, due to the impending impact from Tropical Storm Sally. All school and district activities and events are cancelled. A reopening date will be communicated once determined as well as any potential make-up dates if needed.
Please stay tuned to the district’s website ( and our social media pages (Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram) for the latest information. We will continue to use the Blackboard Connect messaging system to communicate the latest information directly to our parents/guardians and employees. Once again, thank you for your continued support, patience, and understanding.
Thank you, and stay safe.
Dr. Ken Oertling
St. Charles Parish Public Schools

St. James Parish School System:

St. John the Baptist Parish Public Schools:

All St. John the Baptist Parish Public Schools will reopen on Wednesday, Sept. 16. Students who have evacuated and who have not returned by the start of school tomorrow will be allowed to enter school late and make up any necessary assignments.

St. Tammany Parish Public School System:

All STPPS schools, including the STPPS Virtual School, and offices will be closed Tuesday, September 15, due to expected impacts in our parish from Hurricane Sally. Decisions about Wednesday will be made tomorrow. We are closely monitoring the situation and remain in close communication with St. Tammany Parish Emergency Preparedness Officials and the National Weather Service as these difficult decisions are made.

Tangipahoa Parish School System:

All Tangipahoa Parish public schools and district offices will be closed Tuesday, Sept. 15, due to weather associated with Hurricane Sally. Tangipahoa Parish School Superintendent Stilley said the district continues to monitor the progress of the storm and will make an announcement regarding Wednesday classes on Tuesday afternoon.She encouraged the public to stay tuned to the district website,, as well as the TPSS social media channels for updates.


West Feliciana Parish Schools:

West Feliciana Parish Schools will be OPEN today, September 15.

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