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Vermilion Parish School System Announces Changes Due to Tropical Storms

Vermilion Parish School System Announces Changes Due to Tropical Storms

Posted: Aug 24, 2020 9:07 AM
Updated: Aug 24, 2020 10:48 AM

(ABBEVILLE, LA) Superintendent Thomas Byler announced to the Vermilion Parish School
Board that the Vermilion Parish School System offices and schools will be closed at 11:00 a.m. on
Monday, August 24, 2020, for the remainder of the week. Due to this situation, the start of the
Vermilion Parish school year will be pushed back one week until Thursday, September 3, 2020. We
will use the same Thursday and Friday schedule that was originally in place, just one week later. The
inability to complete COVID preparations, the delay in delivery of goods, and the possible uses of
buses for mandatory evacuations played a role in this decision, but safety is our top priority. The
Vermilion Parish School System wants everyone to take precautions for a possible direct hit and/or
large storm surge from Tropical Storm Laura. In addition, it’s not certain what Hurricane Marco will
do in the days preceding Laura. The Vermilion Parish School System offices and schools are scheduled
to be open on Monday, August 31, 2020, and we hope to finalize our preparations for our Strong Start
2020 plan.


Summarizing Important Dates:
August 31st - Offices reopen
September 1st - Distribution of Virtual computers for qualified students in high school
September 2nd - Virtual School Orientation for HS. Distribution of computers for qualified students
in middle school
September 3rd - "A" Day students on hybrid plan, Elementary girls, HS Virtual start, MS Virtual
Orientation; Distribution of computers for qualified 3rd-5th graders
September 4th - "B" Day students on hybrid plan, Elementary boys, MS Virtual Start; Distribution of
computers for qualified K-2 elementary students
September 7th - LABOR DAY - NO SCHOOL
September 8th - "B" Day Students, All elementary students, Virtual Elementary orientation
September 9th - Virtual Elementary Start

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