LIST: School closures due to incoming severe weather


BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) – Schools in the area are cancelling school because of Hurricane Marco and Tropical Storm Laura.

Below you will find a list of all of the school closures in the area with relevant information:

UPDATE: EBRSS will remain closed Wednesday August 26 and Thursday August 27.

EBR Public: Monday and Tuesday

Based on current weather forecasts and storm tracking updates from state and local agencies,
The East Baton Rouge Parish School System’s facilities will be closed at noon on August 24 and
will remain closed August 25.

Updates for EBRPSS students

  • UPDATE: The Dunham School will be closed on Wednesday, August 26, and Thursday, August 27, as Tropical Storm Laura makes landfall. 
  • A decision about our Friday schedule will be made by Wednesday afternoon. I will get back to you then to update our closure information if necessary. 
  • Virtual classroom schedules will not be followed on Monday and Tuesday to allow
    families and staff the opportunity to prepare for the potential impact of severe weather.
  • During this time, students may review previous work or additional review materials at
    their own pace and will not be penalized for the inability to participate. Teachers are
    encouraged to provide enrichment activities for students to work on independently via
    district online-learning platforms. These opportunities are to provide students with
    supplemental and review materials.
  • 10-day, semi-shelf stable meal boxes will be available to EBRPSS students for pickup on
    Monday, August 24 from 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., while supplies last.
    Updates for EBRPSS employees:
  • EBRPSS employees are expected to follow school/facility check-in and check-out
    procedures on Monday morning and follow supervisors’ directives for next steps.
  • Prior to facility closures at noon on Monday, employees will have the opportunity to
    pick up necessary materials and secure workspaces.
    The district is also actively tracking and monitoring the development of Tropical Storm Laura
    and will release additional guidance by no later than Tuesday evening. Please stay tuned to
    local news outlets, and the EBR Schools Facebook Page (@EBRPschools) for
    more information. As always, the safety of our students and faculty is our top priority.

Diocese of BR: All Week

It is expected that two weather systems (tropical storms and/or hurricanes) will affect South Louisiana during this week. The current forecast indicates that TS Marco will affect our area beginning mid-day on Monday, and TS Laura may affect our area beginning on Wednesday. If both systems land on the Louisiana coast, our area will be affected for several days.

In the interest of everyone’s safety, both during and after the storms, Catholic schools in the Diocese of Baton Rouge will be closed for the entire week (August 24 – 28), with classes resuming on Monday, August 31. Principals will communicate directly with parents about any changes or updates in schedule for students.

Ascension: Monday- Thursday

All schools and offices of Ascension Public Schools will close Aug. 24-27, due to the projected impacts of Tropical Storm Marco. These closures include the suspension of all instructional services, both in-person and online, so that staff and families can prepare for and respond to storm impacts. Twelve-month employees will remain on call during the closures.

District personnel are working closely with local and state emergency officials to monitor the path of Marco as well as the predicted path of Tropical Storm Laura. A decision on additional school closures will be made after monitoring the path of Tropical Storm Laura on Monday and Tuesday and consulting with emergency officials.

St. Joseph’s Academy:

At this time, SJA is closed Thursday and will resume Friday.

East Feliciana: Wednesday

East Feliciana Public Schools and offices will remain closed Wednesday. Students will work from home virtually. 

Episcopal School of Baton Rouge: Monday-Thursday

Due to the threat of tropical weather, Episcopal School of Baton Rouge will be closed Monday, August 24th through Thursday, August 27th. School administrators will continue to monitor the situation, and families can expect further updates if changes are necessary. 

Tangipahoa: Monday

Due to the approaching storms, schools and TPSS offices will be closed Monday, August 24th. There will be no Chromebook distribution while schools are closed. We are monitoring the weather and will give an update regarding additional closures Sunday evening. Please stay connected to our website and Facebook page for the latest information.

Livingston: Thursday

Due to the uncertainty of forecasted weather conditions for much of South Louisiana, Livingston Parish Public Schools will remain closed Thursday Aug. 27, School Superintendent Joe Murphy announced.

Murphy said school officials will review weather conditions on Wednesday to determine plans for the remainder of the week.

Hurricane Laura is forecast to be a Category 3 storm, with effects being felt as early as Wednesday morning along the Louisiana-Texas coast. It is expected to bring much wind damage, heavy rainfall, and potential flash floods in its path.

Murphy said school officials will continue to work closely with state and local Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness officials to get the latest information on weather conditions for the area.

West Baton Rouge: Thursday, closed

All WBR Schools will be closed on Monday, 8/24/20 and Tuesday, 8/25/20 due to Hurricane Marco. Please monitor our website and social media outlets for further information. As of today, classes will resume on Wednesday, 8/25/20.

Baton Rouge Community College: Monday and Tuesday

BRCC Announces Closure of All Sites Wednesday, Thursday Due to Hurricane Laura

Due to a threat of severe weather related to Hurricane Laura, all Baton Rouge Community College (BRCC) educational sites will remain closed Wednesday, Aug. 26 and Thursday, Aug. 27. The closure includes all remote work and the cancellation of all instructional activities (face-to-face, online, and workforce).

The BRCC educational sites include: Mid City Campus, Acadian Site, Ardendale Site, Central Site, Frazier Site, Jackson Site, New Roads Site, and Port Allen Site.

All BRCC students, faculty, and staff are encouraged to monitor their college-wide email, the college’s website (, social media sites, and local media sources for the latest updates and announcements made related to the weather conditions.

Students, faculty, and staff are also urged to adhere to city- and state-wide recommendations concerning the weather and safety precautions.


Parkview Baptist School and Parkview Preschool will be closed on Monday, August 24 through Thursday, August 26. No on-campus activities will take place during this time.

Baker Schools:

We are monitoring weather developments. Currently, this is the plan to be followed:

City of Baker Parents & Guardians:

The City of Baker School System classes will operate from home during the storm this week. All assigned instruction will be posted for the entire week of the storm. Please know that our students will NOT be penalized for assignments doing this period, – due to potential technical problems regarding connectivity. In that we are currently operating in a virtual educational environment, our teachers will operate from home Wednesday and Friday. The weather conditions will not permit regular operations on Thursday (Closed). Stay Safe!

City of Baker School System Employees. Current Action Plan:

Operate your classes from home during the storms this week with the exception of Thursday.
Post your assignments for the week (be sensitive to students’ connectivity).
Students shall not be penalized for problems related to fulfilling assignments doing this period.
All essential staff members shall remain home until Monday August 31, 2020.
The COBSS will be closed on Thursday due to expected flooding and inclement weather conditions. Facility managers shall secure the properties for potential flooding.

Capitol High School will be closed on Monday, August 24 and Tuesday, August 25 due to the pending storms. Students may access their lessons in Google Classroom and can complete assignments at their convenience. 

Baton Rouge International School will be closed Monday August 24 – Thursday, August 27, due to the projected impacts of tropical weather systems in the Gulf. These closures include the suspension of both on-campus and virtual instruction. 

In conjunction with the Office of Emergency Preparedness, Iberville Parish School System had made the decision to close all schools Monday, August 24th till August 27th as Hurricane Marco approaches. The School System will announce the possibility to return Friday, August 28.

We are continuing to closely monitor Tropical Storm Lara’s progression and will notify everyone as the decision is made for Thursday, August 27, 2020.  Our parents, faculty, and staff, should watch our district website and social media accounts as we will provide more information as it becomes available. 
We hope that everyone stays safe!! 

River Parishes Community College:

Due to the expected weather conditions, all RPCC facilities will be closed tomorrow and Tuesday, August 24 – 25. Staff are instructed to work remotely both days. Classes will proceed online at the discretion of the instructor. We will continue to monitor Tropical Storm Laura and keep our community updated on any further modifications to our normal operating procedures.

The Emerge Center and The Emerge School will be closed in advance of severe weather on Monday, August 24 and Tuesday, August 25. A decision will be made on Tuesday about the rest of the week. Updates will be posted on as well as Emerge’s Facebook and Instagram pages.

Kenilworth Science and Technology school will be closed for the remainder of the week.

The St. John the Baptist Parish School Board office and all schools will remain closed Wednesday, August 26, and Thursday, August 27, due to possible inclement weather. Due to Hurricane Laura’s forecast intensity and cone of uncertainty, we want to ensure that our staff and students remain safe. We will continue to communicate updates via text messaging, social media and our website at


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