LIST: School closures ahead of Hurricane Zeta

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BATON ROUGE, La (BRPROUD)- Ahead of the landfall of Hurricane Zeta, schools are making decisions to close their campuses.

Here is the list of school closures

Ascension Public Schools

Due to the expected impacts from Hurricane Zeta beginning sometime tomorrow afternoon and through the evening, Ascension Public Schools will be closed with students learning virtually on Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2020. Schools will communicate to parents specific virtual learning instructions designed to keep students engaged in productive activities.

This adjustment will allow students to receive virtual instruction from the safety of their homes on Wednesday. The Technology Helpdesk will be operating. Students with any technology issues can either visit, email, or call 225-391-7090.

All offices will be closed to the public on Wednesday, and 12-month employees will receive information from their immediate supervisors relative to work responsibilities. Although we expect a normal day on Thursday, a decision about operations will be made tomorrow afternoon.

We recognize that predictions regarding weather events may change. We encourage you to monitor our website,, and local media should any adjustments to operations need to occur. 

*We will continue to update this list as we receive information from the districts.

Assumption Parish Schools:

Due to the latest Office of Emergency Preparedness Weather Advisory, which shows a shift in Tropical Storm / Hurricane Zeta’s path, all Assumption Parish schools and offices will be closed tomorrow, Wednesday, October 28. All Assumption Parish schools and offices will resume normal operations on Thursday, October 29, unless communicated otherwise. Stay safe, everyone.

Episcopal School of Baton Rouge:

Due to the increased threat of Hurricane Zeta, Episcopal School of Baton Rouge will dismiss students at 1 pm today. Normal school hours will resume tomorrow, October 29th.

Lafourche Parish School District:

Due to the latest forecast and threat of tropical weather from Tropical Storm Zeta, all offices and schools of the Lafourche Parish School Board will be closed on Wednesday, October 28, 2020. However, all employees will work remotely Wednesday, 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 cancelled. Also, any student that is unable to complete the assignments will be excused and allowed to make up any missed work.

Livingston Parish Public Schools: (early dismissal)

Due to the threat of tropical weather in the late afternoon and evening hours from TS Zeta, Livingston Parish Public Schools will dismiss early on Wednesday, October 28, 2020.
Your schools will notify guardians about specific dismissal times.

St. James Parish School System:

St. John the Baptist Parish Public Schools

Due to Tropical Storm Zeta, all St. John the Baptist Parish Public Schools and offices will be closed on Wednesday, Oct. 28. 

Virtual learning will be offered to all scholars. Kindergarten-3rd grade scholars will be given work packets to be completed on Wednesday. Scholars unable to complete assignments will be given the opportunity to make up missed work.

Decisions regarding school closures for Thursday, Oct. 29, will be made Wednesday at noon.

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