BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) — The following school systems will be going virtual or closing on Friday, Jan. 21 due to winter weather.

Ascension Parish Schools

Ascension Public Schools and offices will be closed on Friday, Jan. 21, 2022, due to the winter weather moving into our area this evening and potentially hazardous driving conditions tomorrow. This closure includes the suspension of all instructional services, both in-person and online.

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

Please continue to check our website,, where official decisions are posted.

Assumption Parish Schools

Due to the highest possible risk of severe weather and the potential risk for poor road conditions in our parish during the early morning hours, we will close all Assumption Parish schools and school board offices on Friday, January 21, 2022. Please remain safe during the high risk of severe weather conditions in our parish.

Baton Rouge Community College

BRCC Alert: Due to the anticipated winter weather conditions throughout the local area, all Baton Rouge Community College campuses will transition to virtual instruction and employees will work remotely on Friday, Jan. 21. All other scheduled BRCC activities and events are cancelled on Friday.

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

Diocese of Baton Rouge

All Catholic schools in the Diocese of Baton Rouge will have virtual learning tomorrow because of inclement weather. 

UPDATE: Out of an abundance of caution and pending winter weather, Cristo Rey Baton Rouge will move to virtual instruction tomorrow, January 21. Students, please check your emails for additional information regarding classes tomorrow. Thank you for your patience and understanding and please stay safe during this inclement weather event.

East Baton Rouge Parish Schools

UPDATE: Due to the impending weather and multiple road closures, all EBRPSS schools and administrative sites will switch to remote learning and work Friday, Jan. 21, 2022. As a result, all after-school activities and athletic events scheduled to take place Friday, Jan. 21, 2022, will also be postponed or canceled. In addition, all essential district personnel will report to their worksites when road conditions are safe. 

As always, the safety of our students and staff is our top priority. Please stay tuned to local news outlets,, and the EBR Schools Facebook page (@EBRPschools) for more information.

All EBR Head Starts Closed

Due to anticipated weather conditions the City of Baton Rouge Head Start Program will be closed Friday at all centers for children and staff.

All Centers will re-open on Monday, January 24th with the exception of Wonderland and CDLC Head Start Centers.

East Feliciana Parish Schools

Based on guidance from emergency management officials and out of an abundance of caution due to the threat of severe weather, all East Feliciana Public Schools facilities will be closed on Friday, January 21. Your child’s school will provide information and materials regarding distance learning for the day.

Episcopal School of Baton Rouge

Due to the potential of icy road conditions, Episcopal School of Baton Rouge will be closed Friday, January 21st. Middle and Upper School students should check Canvas for virtual learning instructions. All students will return to campus on Monday, January 24th. 

Hosanna Christian Academy

 Due to inclement weather, Hosanna Christian Academy will be closed tomorrow.

Iberville Parish Schools

After conferring with the Office Of Emergency Preparedness and out of an abundance of caution, all Iberville Parish Schools and Offices will have a virtual day with distance learning on Friday, January 21, 2022. All school-related activities will end by 5:00 PM today, January 20, 2022.

IDEA Public Schools in Baton Rouge

All IDEA Public Schools in East Baton Rouge will BE CLOSED and students will participate in virtual learning. We will re-open and operate on a normal schedule on Monday, January 24, 2022.

Kenilworth Science and Technology Charter School

Due to inclement weather, Kenilworth students will attend instruction virtually tomorrow, Friday, January 21, 2022. Attendance will be taken. Please make sure students log in at 8 am.

Lafourche Parish Schools

We will continue to monitor the anticipated strong winter weather approaching this evening and early Friday morning. Unless conditions deteriorate drastically, we do not anticipate any school closures. In the event that we experience road closures, we will close school parish-wide. We will stay in close contact with parish officials and will be prepared to close if roads are unsafe for travel. Please continue to monitor our website and social media outlets for updates.

Livingston Parish Schools

Due to possibly of winter weather later this evening and into the early morning hours of Friday, Jan 21, and the threat of lingering ice until noon over the vast majority of Livingston Parish, Livingston Parish schools will be closed on Friday, Jan 21. We will reopen on Monday, Jan. 24.

“Out of an abundance of caution for the safety and wellbeing of our students, parents and employees, Livingston Parish Public Schools will close tomorrow,” Superintendent Joe Murphy said.

Murphy noted that the district is unable to institute its “late arrival” plan that would delay the start of school by two to three hours because hazardous weather conditions are forecast to extend later into the day than can be avoided by a delayed start.

Louisiana State University

We have weighed several options for tomorrow in light of the latest weather forecast, and we have decided the best course of action is to keep campus open and rely on each of you to use your best judgment when it comes to working remotely or traveling to campus safely.

Some of you may have school-aged children whose schools are either closing outright or opening later than normal, and that may factor into your decision. Depending on the condition of the roads, some of you may find it difficult to travel.

Students should talk to their professors, and employees should coordinate with their supervisors, and we should all remain flexible to accommodate each other’s needs.

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LSU Lab School & LSU Early Childhood Education Preschool

Due to the impending winter weather expected tonight and into tomorrow morning, LSU Laboratory School and the LSU Early Childhood Education Preschool will be closed tomorrow, January 21. This closure is out of an abundance of caution to keep students, parents, faculty and staff off of the roads during icy weather conditions.

Pointe Coupee Parish Schools

With an abundance of caution, due to the forecast of inclement weather, the Pointe Coupee Parish School System has closed school Friday, January 21, 2022.

Southern University

Due to forecast inclement weather, Southern University and A&M College in Baton Rouge will delay opening for normal operations until 10 a.m. on Friday, Jan. 21. SU Online classes will continue as scheduled.

Southeastern Louisiana University

With the forecast for possible freezing precipitation this evening and in the early morning hours tomorrow, Southeastern will shift to remote operations and instruction for all locations beginning 6:00 p.m. Thursday, January 20, through Friday, January 21. Staff who cannot work remotely but have been previously identified by supervisors as essential should report to duty on campus.

St. Helena Parish Schools

Due to impending wintry weather, tomorrow, Friday, January 21, will be an eLearning day. Please make sure learners are logged onto our eLearning platform, Microsoft Teams, and ready to learn at 8 a.m. We hope everyone stays safe and warm! See you Monday, January 24 in person!

St. James Parish Schools

Due to the potential for hazardous weather conditions, all St. James Parish School Board schools and buildings will be closed tomorrow, Friday, January 21, 2022. However, all employees are expected to work remotely and all students should participate in virtual learning to the greatest extent possible.

Students should log onto Google Classroom for attendance purposes and access their assignments for the day. Teachers will be available to communicate with students via Google Classroom throughout the day. All after-school activities are also canceled.

We anticipate a return to in-person learning on Monday, January 24, 2022. Please continue to monitor our district website, Facebook page, and download our district app for continued updates. Please stay safe and warm.

St. Joseph’s Academy

St. Joseph’s Academy will have a virtual school day tomorrow, Jan. 21. 

Tangipahoa Parish Schools

With a forecast calling for the possibility of freezing rain and icy roads, Tangipahoa Parish School Superintendent Melissa Stilley said the district will hold classes remotely this Friday, January 21.

West Baton Rouge Parish Schools

Due to the possibility of unsafe travel conditions as the result of icy roads in the morning, all WBR Schools will be closed on Friday, January 21, 2022. Please stay safe! School will resume on Monday, January 24, 2022.

Zachary Schools

Due to the threat of inclement weather, all ZCSD facilities will be closed on Friday, January 21, 2022. All schools will be in communication with students and families regarding remote learning activities.