District News & Information
Lafayette Parish Schools to Re-open for Students on Monday, August 22
The Lafayette Parish School System will re-open for students on Monday, August 22. School system officials are continuing to assess flood damage to school sites and are also surveying staff to determine how many school system employees and students have been impacted by this historic flooding event. The Lafayette Parish School Board will receive public comment on re-opening schools at a special board meeting on Wednesday, August 17. Employees are being asked to return to work in phases. Custodians and school-based administrators reported to work today. All Central Office staff and employees at satellite offices are to report back to work on Tuesday, August 16. Counselors will report back on Wednesday, August 17. All teachers, support staff, and bus drivers will report back to work on Friday, August 19.
On Thursday, August 18, and Friday, August 19, the school system will open a registration center for temporarily homeless or displaced students. The registration center will be in the Large Conference Room at the Vermilion Conference Center (326 Gauthier Road, Lafayette) and will be open from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. each day. The office of Homeless Education will be available at the Vermilion Conference Center to provide support to families experiencing homelessness due to the disaster. Families may also contact the Homeless Education department staff at 337-521-7251. School counselors will be available beginning Wednesday at all 42 schools across the district for students and staff who need assistance or may need counseling services.
Screening for pre-kindergarten and kindergarten students will resume on Monday, August 22. Day 2 of screening for pre-kindergarten and kindergarten students on Monday. Testing, make-ups, or orientation will take place on Tuesday, August 23. Those students who were originally scheduled to report on August 16 will report on Wednesday, August 24, and those students who were originally scheduled to report on August 17, report on Thursday, August 25. All pre-kindergarten and kindergarten students will report on Friday, August 26.