Hurricane Harvey: Southeast Texas school closures
Harvey has now intensified into a hurricane, and school schedules across our area will likely be affected by the storm.
Below is a list of updates on school closure notices we have received:
Classes are cancelled for Monday, Aug. 28 and Tuesday, Aug. 29
Hurricane Harvey is predicted to impact Beaumont and Jefferson County with heavy rains and the potential of roadway flooding starting Friday night.
As a precaution, Lamar University is cancelling classes scheduled for Monday, August 28 and Tuesday, August 29. Events scheduled for resident students will be held as scheduled. All other campus events scheduled for Saturday and Sunday are cancelled. Check-in will be available for students wishing to move into residence halls, however students are urged to check local weather and highway conditions.
Normal business operations will be suspended and all faculty and non-essential staff should not report to work on Monday.
Lamar staff and contracted recovery teams are on standby to prepare the campus for normal operations as soon as the system has passed.
Monitoring of the situation is ongoing. Notifications and updates will be communicated through the university’s website, social media networks and Connect-ED.
LAMAR INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
Classes canceled next Monday and Tuesday at LIT.
LAMAR STATE COLLEGE-PORT ARTHUR
Lamar State College-Port Arthur is cancelling class on Monday and Tuesday.
LAMAR STATE COLLEGE-ORANGE
Due to concerns over the impact of Hurricane Harvey, Lamar State College – Orange is cancelling classes scheduled for Monday, August 28, and Tuesday, August 29. We will closely monitor the weather situation to determine if it will be safe to resume classes on Wednesday, August 30. We will keep you informed of our plans via this alert system, our website, social media, and local news media. Please monitor your LSC-O email for additional information regarding access to course content and assignments
Liberty ISD has cancelled school and school activities for Friday, Aug. 25th, as well as activities over the weekend.
An announcement for Monday, Aug. 28th will be made during the day on Sunday, Aug. 27th.
PORT ARTHUR ISD
Port Arthur Independent School District bus routes will run on a one-hour delay due to inclement weather on the first day of school on Monday, Aug. 28th.
Please refer to the times posted on the district's website and adjust accordingly.
PAISD campuses will be open at the regularly scheduled time in the event parents need to drop their children to school. Breakfast and lunch will be served at the regular scheduled times, but all students will eat, regardless of the time they arrive to school. The safety and security of students and staff are of upmost concern.
Please follow the district's social media pages, website and download the mobile app for up-to-date district information and watch the local news for more updates on Hurricane Harvey.
Beaumont ISD says decisions regarding a delay in the schools start time or closing will be made as more information becomes available.
The district released the following statement Thursday night on Facebook:
The District is closely monitoring the approaching weather. Decisions regarding a delay in the start time or closing will be made as more information becomes available.
In the event of a delay or closure, parents will be notified through the phone messaging system and local media. Additionally, information will be posted on the District's website, Facebook, Twitter and push notifications will be sent through the BISD mobile app.
Download the BISD mobile app today to receive push notification updates.
Harmony Science Academy has cancelled school and closed offices for Friday, August 25th.
BRIDGE CITY ISD
No decision made yet.
PORT NECHES ISD
The Port Neches-Groves Independent School District released a statement Thursday indicating it does not plan to close schools with Hurricane Harvey threatening the Texas Coast.
School officials are, however, leaving open the possibility of closures if the path of the storm progresses.
No decision yet.
The district said in a statement at 10 a.m. Friday that "a decision about a delayed start or closure of our campuses on Monday is premature at this time."
LITTLE CYPRESS-MAURICEVILLE CISD
It seems we are going to have a wet first week back to school. Since there is no way now to know what kind of road conditions we will have on Monday, we ask that you check the district’s website for updates on delays or cancellations.
We will also send out School messenger e-mails and phone calls to parents of all the students registered online and will post updates on the District’s Facebook page as we have information to pass along.
Please take the time to verify that your e-mail and phone numbers listed in Parent Access are correct, so you are sure to get any messages that are broadcast through the School Messenger system.
If there is any question of high water on our bus routes, our Director of Transportation, in the wee hours of the morning, drives the routes that are the lowest to assure they are safe for buses to travel.
WEST ORANGE-COVE CONSOLIDATED ISD
No decision made yet.
Bob Hope Elementary will start classes as regularly scheduled and release at 1:00 pm tomorrow Aug. 24.
Monday, Aug. 28 school will start at 9 a.m.
Bob Hope Middle and High School will start classes as regularly scheduled and release at 1:20 pm tomorrow Aug. 24.
Monday, Aug. 28 school will start at 9:15 am
The district released the following information on bus routes:
No decision yet.
No decision made yet.
LEGACY CHRISTIAN ACADEMY
Legacy Christian Academy is rescheduling SATs from Saturday to Sept. 16 due to the anticipated Hurricane Harvey.
EVOLUTION ACADEMY CHARTER SCHOOL
Evolution Academy Charter School Beaumont Campus afternoon classes are canceled today Aug. 25 due to inclement weather.