Schools announce early dismissal ahead of inclement weather

Published: Oct. 27, 2021 at 11:06 AM CDT|Updated: Oct. 27, 2021 at 2:14 PM CDT
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BATON ROUGE, La. (WAFB) - Schools surrounding the WAFB viewing area are announcing early dismissal ahead of inclement weather that will hit the area Wednesday afternoon into the evening.

Below is a list of schools who have announced early dismissal. We will continually update this story as more schools announce closures.

Due to the anticipated rain that is expected to arrive in East Baton Rouge Parish, Baton Rouge City Court will close at 3PM on Wednesday, October 27, 2021

Southern University Baton Rouge campuses to close at 2 p.m. today due to weather

St. James Parish Schools and Central Office:

  • All Head Start students will be dismissed at 11:45 am.
  • All high school students will be dismissed at 12:50 pm.
  • All elementary students will be dismissed at 1:30 pm.


  • Baton Rouge International School will dismiss at 1 p.m.
  • Impact Charter School will dismiss at 1 p.m.
  • Hosanna Christian Academy will be close at 12 p.m.
  • Dalton Elementary School will dismiss at 1 p.m.
  • Lanier Elementary School will dismiss at 1 p.m.
  • Glen Oaks Middle School will dismiss at 1 p.m.
  • Dunham School will dismiss at 2:15 p.m. today (WED 10/27). All after-school activities will be canceled including Aftercare and Study Hall.
  • All of today’s after-school activities at schools in the East Baton Rouge Parish School System will be canceled or postponed.

We anticipate reopening tomorrow Thursday, October 28, after we ensure the safety of our campus. If you have questions or need additional information, please contact me. Thank you!

East Feliciana Parish

All East Feliciana Public Schools will dismiss at 1 p.m. All afterschool activities are canceled.


LSU will close at 3 p.m. today, Wednesday, Oct. 27, due to the forecast for severe weather and heavy rain this evening. All classes and activities scheduled for 3 p.m. or later are canceled.

Iberville Parish

All Iberville Parish schools will dismiss 30 minutes early today due to the recommendation received moments ago from the Office of Emergency Preparedness

Pointe Coupee Parish

All Pointe Coupee Parish public schools will dismiss at 12:30 p.m. All after-school activities are canceled.

Zachary Community School District:

  • NMS/ZHS-11:15 AM
  • CME/ ZES -12:15 PM
  • RPES - 1:00 PM
  • NES/ZELC 1:15 PM

All afternoon activities are cancelled and there will be no extended day.

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