Schools closures announced ahead of Thursday’s severe weather threat

Updated: Apr. 17, 2019 at 10:43 PM CDT
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NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) - The following schools have decided to close Thursday, April 18, due to the threat of severe weather. For the latest on the forecast, click here.

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Jefferson Parish Schools will operate on a half-day schedule

Orleans Parish School Board Schools (Cypress Academy, Edgar P. Harney and McDonogh 35) will dismiss at Noon.

LSU Health New Orleans academic downtown and dental campuses close at noon. Appointments and events are cancelled.

UNO canceling classes starting at 3 p.m.

Bogalusa City schools

Tangipaghoa Parish public schools

Livingston Parish Public Schools

St. Helena Parish Schools

Southeastern Louisiana University

Nicholls State University will close campus at 4:30 p.m. and cancel night classes

St. Tammany public schools and school system offices

Catholic schools in St. Tammany and Washington parishes

First Baptist Child Development Center and First Baptist Christian School in Slidell

All Catholic schools in the Diocese of Houma-Thibodaux

Houma Christian School

Messiah Montessori School in Houma

Terrytown Academy

Athlos Academy of Jefferson Parish will dismiss at 11:30 a.m.

Northshore Charter School and Bens Ford Christian School will dismiss at 11 a.m.

Concordia Lutheran School will close on Thursday April 18th at 12:30 p.m.

Einstein Charter School

First Line Schools will dismiss two hours early

  • Samuel J. Green, First Line Live Oak and Langston Hughes Academy dismisses at 11 a.m.
  • Arthur Ashe and Phillis Wheatley dismisses at 12:15 p.m.

New Orleans Military and Maritime Academy will dismiss at Noon

Lusher Charter School (Freret St. campus and Willow St. campus)

John Curtis Christian School

Fannie C. Williams Charter School

Lake Castle Private School will dismiss at Noon

New Orleans Adventist Academy

Algiers Charter Schools will dismiss early

  • McDonogh #32: Noon
  • Fischer: Noon
  • Landry-Walker: 12:45 p.m.
  • Behrman 1 p.m.

All KIPP Charter Schools will dismiss at 1 p.m.

International High School of New Orleans will operate on a half-day schedule

Young Audiences Charter School will operate on a half-day schedule

Audubon Charter Schools will dismiss early

  • Audubon Uptown - Upper School - 11:30 a.m.
  • Audubon Uptown - Lower School - Noon
  • Audubon Gentilly - Noon

All YEP programs in Orleans Parish and St. Charles Parish will close at Noon

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