LIST: Schools dismissing early due to severe weather threat

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BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) – Schools in the area are dismissing early Wednesday out of an abundance of caution due to the threat of severe weather.

A list of the closures can be found below:

Ascension Parish:

Ascension Public Schools will have a one-hour early dismissal today, Wednesday, March 17, 2021, due to the threat of severe weather in our area.

Middle and high schools will dismiss at 1:30 p.m. and primary schools will dismiss at 2:30 p.m. All district offices will close by 3:30 p.m. Please note, this does not impact Dutchtown High School’s previously scheduled early release at 12:55 p.m.

This decision was made in consultation with emergency officials and out of an abundance of caution.

East Baton Rouge Parish

  • 11:30 a.m. (Middle & High Schools)
  • 12:45 p.m. (Elementary Schools)
  • All after school enrichment activities and athletic events will be postponed

Baton Rouge Community College

Due to the threat of severe weather in the local area, all Baton Rouge Community College Sites will close at 1 p.m. today. All classes and activities are cancelled.

The eight BRCC locations that will close include the following: Mid City Campus, Acadian Campus, Ardendale Campus, Frazier Campus, Port Allen Campus, New Roads Campus, and Jackson Campus.

Baton Rouge International School

  • 1:00 p.m.
  • All after-school enrichment activities and athletic events will be postponed.

East Feliciana Parish

  • 1:00 p.m.

Iberville Parish

After consultation with the Office of Emergency Preparedness,

And because of an enhanced risk of impacts from today’s expected storm, we will have an early dismissal. Early dismissal will begin at 1:00PM for White Castle High School, MSA West High School, Crescent, North Iberville, Iberville STEM, MSA East, Plaquemine High School, and Iberville Alternative Positive Program for Students. 2:00PM dismissal includes Dorseyville, MSAWest Elementary, Iberville Elementary, and East Iberville. All after school activities are canceled for today! Please stay safe!

West Feliciana Parish

  • 1:00 p.m.

Pointe Coupee Parish

  • 1:00 p.m.

River Parishes Community College

Due to the threat of severe storms this afternoon and evening, RPCC is announcing early closure and class cancellations starting at 2 p.m. today. Our goal is to keep students, faculty, and staff safe and off the roads.

Zachary Schools

  • ZHS and NMS – 11:15 a.m.
  • CMES and ZES – 12:10 p.m.
  • RPES – 1:10 p.m.
  • NES and ZELC – 1:25 p.m.
  • All afternoon activities including extended day are canceled

This list will be updated as more changes are announced.

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