Severe weather: Local schools announce early dismissal, cancellations due to potential storms

ASCENSION PARISH — School districts are announcing early dismissals due to the threat of severe weather across south Louisiana Monday.

ASCENSION PARISH

Ascension Parish middle schools will dismiss at 11 a.m., primary schools at noon and all school offices will close at 1 p.m. The district says that all after-school activities will be cancelled.

High school students were already off on Monday.

LIVINGSTON PARISH

Livingston schools will also follow a half-day schedule Monday due to the severe weather threat.

The district says schools will follow their half-day schedule and there would be no after school activities.

ZACHARY COMMUNITY SCHOOL DISTRICT

Out of an abundance of caution and to ensure the safety of our students and staff, all schools in the Zachary Community School District will be closed tomorrow, Monday, January 8th.

In addition to school and office closures, all after school activities are cancelled as well as Extended Day services.

EAST BATON ROUGE PARISH

EBR schools canceled all afternoon-school activities for Monday, but the district says students will have regular class schedules and dismissal.

“Superintendent Sito Narcisse’s decision was based on the latest weather forecasts and guidance from state and local agencies,” the district announced. “EBR Schools is actively monitoring the storm system, and updates will be provided if the situation changes.

IBERVILLE SCHOOLS

Schools will be dismissed early with all afternoon activities canceled.

– IAPPS will release at 10:15 a.m.
– White Castle High School, MSA West High School, North Iberville Elementary and High Schools, MSA East, Plaquemine High School, and Crescent Elementary will release at 10:30 a.m.
– Dorseyville Elementary, MSA West Elementary, Iberville Elementary and East Iberville will release at 11:30 a.m.

The swearing in for incoming Parish President Chris Daigle has also been postponed to Tuesday, Jan. 9 at 7 p.m. instead of Monday.

Same time and place, only instead of being held tomorrow, the event will be held Tuesday.

Severe weather threat

The National Weather Service has placed the Baton Rouge area under an enhanced risk (3 out of 5) for severe weather Monday afternoon through Monday night. The NWS says there are two waves of severe weather possible: Monday afternoon and overnight Monday into early Tuesday morning.

Damaging winds, tornadoes and large hail are possible. A flood watch is in effect from noon Monday through 9 a.m. Tuesday for all of Southeast Louisiana and Southwest Mississippi.

This is a developing story. Check back often for new information.

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