Here's a list of all the schools closed Thursday due to weather concerns: All Lafayette Parish Public Schools, St. Landry Parish Public Schools, Iberia Parish Public Schools, St. Mary Parish Public Schools, St. Martin Parish Schools, Fatima, St. Thomas More Catholic School, Episcopal School of Acadiana, St. Cecilia in Broussard, St. Bernard School in Breaux Bridge, Highland Baptist School in New Iberia, Carencro Catholic School, Lafayette Christian Academy, Westminster Christian Academy, Teurlings Catholic, Catholic High-New Iberia, Sacred Heart in Grand Coteau, Epiphany Day School, all 3 campuses of Ascension Episcopal, LARC/Acadian Village in Lafayette, and all four Sugar and Spice locations will be closed tomorrow. Whether these schools will reopen Friday has yet to be determined.
Acadia Parish Public Schools, Evangeline Parish Public Schools, and Vermilion Parish Public Schools will stay open Thursday. UL-Lafayette, according to spokesperson Christine Payton, will be open Thursday.
Here is what Charlie Skipper Headmaster at Episcopal School of Acadiana has to say about the closure and scheduled events:
In advance of the fast approaching winter storm with ice accumulations anticipated, Lafayette Parish Public Schools has announced the closing of schools for tomorrow, Thursday, February 3. As is our policy, for good, sound and appropriate reasons, we will follow suit and close tomorrow. The decision on opening for Friday will be made tomorrow based on the storm and any lingering effects.
Regarding scheduled events, we have made the decision to move the Senior Night basketball game to next Wednesday, February 9. We are also going to move Grandparent Day which was scheduled for this Friday. We will let everyone know the reschedule date for that event shortly. The girls’ soccer game scheduled for Friday has been moved to Saturday. The NAEP testing scheduled for Friday is still on pending the decision on classes for Friday.
We will use the IRIS system tomorrow, as well as an email blast, to let everyone know about classes for Friday as soon as we know. We do have some room in the calendar for make-up dates, and we will also advise you on that soon.
Michael D. Nassif, Superintendent of St. Landry Parish Public Schools, sends the following message:
All St. Landry Parish Schools will be closed all day, Thursday, February 3, 2011. A decision will be made on Thursday concerning the possibility of also closing on Friday, February 4th, depending on weather conditions.
All Central Office staff members, Pupil Appraisal staff members, Resource Center staff members, Supervisory Staff, Principals, maintenance workers, and custodians are to report to work as usual. The regularly scheduled Board Meeting will be held as scheduled on Thursday, February 3rd at 4:00 p.m. in the Resource Center.