LIST: Schools closing early due to severe weather threat



BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) – Schools are already announcing early closures on Wednesday due to the threat of inclement weather.

Assumption Parish Schools

“Due to the inclement weather approaching our community, we will have early dismissal for all schools and office buildings. Assumption High School will start dismissing students at noon. Please follow the directives from your school building level administrators. According to our OEP office, the severe weather will start in our community around 4:00 pm. By starting dismissal at noon, we should have enough time to get home safely. Mask Mandate Update: Effective tomorrow, masks are optional. We will send out an official statement by the end of business today. We are required to follow the CDC quarantine guidelines.”

Baton Rouge International School

“Baton Rouge International School will dismiss early today at 1 p.m.”

East Baton Rouge Parish Schools

“Because of the potential for inclement weather, all East Baton Rouge Parish School System after-school activities and events will be canceled or postponed today, Wednesday, October 27th. Additional details on rescheduled activities will be provided by each school and on the district’s website at”

East Feliciana Public Schools

“In consultation with meteorologists and due to the threat of severe weather, all East Feliciana Public Schools will dismiss at 1:00 PM today (Wednesday, October 27). All afterschool activities are canceled.”

Iberville Parish Schools

“All Iberville Parish schools will dismiss 30 minutes early today due to the recommendation received moments ago from the Office of Emergency Preparedness.”


“LSU will close at 3 p.m. today, Wednesday, Oct. 27, due to the forecast for severe weather and heavy rain this evening. All classes and activities scheduled for 3 p.m. or later are cancelled. Any classes that are still in progress at 3 p.m. should end at that time.

Students and employees are encouraged to go home at 3 p.m. to avoid any flash flooding, and to stay off the roads this evening. If you must drive, please use caution and watch for flooded streets. Stanford Ave. near the campus lake and Burbank Dr. near Walk-Ons tend to flash flood, as well as other campus streets and parking lots.

On-campus residence halls and apartments will remain open, and on-campus residents should check their email for instructions from Residential Life on possibly moving their vehicles to higher ground. Please check the LSU Dining website for any updates regarding dining hall hours.

LSU plans to be open as usual on Thursday, Oct. 28.”

The Dunham School

“Based on the updated weather report, The Dunham School will dismiss at 2:15 pm today (WED 10/27). All after-school activities will be canceled including Aftercare and Study Hall. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause, however, student and family safety remains our top priority. 

We anticipate reopening tomorrow Thursday, October 28, after we ensure the safety of our campus.”

Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic School

“Parent Alert: Due to the threat of severe weather in our area this afternoon, we will dismiss today at 1:30 p.m. All after-school activities are canceled, including extended care.”

Southern University- Baton Rouge Campus

“Due to inclement weather and forecasted storm conditions in the area, Southern University’s Baton Rouge campuses will close today at 2 p.m.  This includes Southern University and A&M College, Southern University Law Center, and Southern University Agricultural Research and Extension Center. The community COVID-19 testing and vaccine site located in the Horace Moody Intramural Sports Complex will also close at this time. For more updates, continue to check campus emails, official Southern University social media, and local news stations. Register for Jags Safe emergency messages at or download the free mobile app.”

Southern University- New Orleans

Due to potentially hazardous weather, Southern University at New Orleans will close today at 2:30 p.m. Faculty and staff will work remotely. Only essential personnel performing weather-related tasks will report to campus. 

The University has developed an Emergency Preparedness Plan that will guide the operations of the campus during these types of emergencies. The Plan is outlined below:

·           In-person classes and activities scheduled beginning at 2:30 p.m. are canceled. Online classes will remain virtual. 

·           Students that reside within the residential hall will be provided with pre-packaged meals, bottled water, and healthy snacks while sheltering in place. 

Weather permitting, the SUNO campus will re-open for normal operating hours on Thursday, October, 28, 2021. The University’s Emergency Preparedness Committee will continue to monitor the storm and make the appropriate adjustments to changing weather conditions.

St. James Parish Schools

“All St. James Parish Schools and Central Office will operate under an early release schedule today due to the expected inclement weather. The dismissal schedule is as follows:

All Head Start students will be dismissed at 11:45 a.m.

All high school students will be dismissed at 12:50 p.m.

All elementary students will be dismissed at 1:30 p.m.”

Zachary Community School District

“Due to forecasted inclement weather, ZCSD will dismiss early today.

  • NMS/ZHS – 11:15 AM
  • CME/ ZES – 12:15 PM
  • RPES – 1:00 PM
  • NES/ZELC – 1:15 PM

All afternoon activities are canceled and there will be no extended day.”

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