Most schools to reopen Wednesday as storm threat diminishes

Most schools to reopen Wednesday as storm threat diminishes

NEW ORLEANS, La. (WVUE) -With the threat of Sally quickly diminishing for the metro area, most school districts will reopen Wednesday, Sept. 16.

This story will be updated as additional school districts announce plans moving forward.

PLAQUEMINES PARISH

The Plaquemines Parish School Board Central Office, Belle Chasse Primary School, Belle Chasse Elementary School, Belle Chasse Middle School, and Belle Chasse High School will reopen Wednesday. The employees and students, both virtual and brick-and-mortar, will resume their daily schedules.

Phoenix High School, South Plaquemines Elementary School, South Plaquemines High School, Boothville-Venice Elementary School, and Plaquemines Parish Learning Center will remain closed until further notice.

ST. BERNARD PARISH

St. Bernard Parish Public School System will resume regular operations Wednesday.

ST. JOHN PARISH

All St. John the Baptist Parish Public Schools will reopen on Wednesday, Sept. 16. Students who have evacuated and who have not returned by the start of school tomorrow will be allowed to enter school late and make up any necessary assignments.

JEFFERSON PARISH

All Jefferson Parish Schools and Administration Buildings will reopen on Wednesday, September 16. All school and district activities will resume as scheduled. Special accommodations will be made for families and employees who live or work in Grand Isle given that the area is under a mandatory evacuation at this time.

Additionally, JP Schools announced a new academic calendar to account for the storm closures related to Tropical Storm Marco and Hurricane Laura in August. With 8,762 respondents, 57 percent of the JP School community voted for a revised academic calendar that removed Fall Break. The calendar included accommodations for any additional weather-related school closures. The two days of closures this week will be made up on November 23 and November 24. The updated calendar is available here. 

ORLEANS PARISH

All distance learning classes will resume on Wednesday, Sept. 16th and the reopening of the NOLA-PS central office and school buildings.

Additionally, this past Monday, some schools were set to begin in-person instruction for PreK-4th grade students, yet those plans are delayed through at least Wednesday of this week. Those schools that planned to reopen in-person instruction this week have made adjustments, with some schools planning to initiate in-person instruction starting Thursday, Sept. 17. Families impacted should receive communications from their schools on the revised reopening timelines for those grades. Grades 5th -12th will remain in distance learning per the current re-opening plans laid out by the District earlier this month.

Food service will resume on Wednesday, Sept. 16th.

HANCOCK COUNTY

Hancock County School District will remain on schedule for distance learning tomorrow, Wednesday, September 16th. All students are scheduled as distance learners on this day and we will remain on schedule.

Delgado Community College will resume normally scheduled operations on Wednesday, September 16.

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