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Tree removal trucks stage in Baton Rouge off Airline Highway following Hurricane Ida, Monday, August 30, 2021.

Baton Rouge-area schools were announcing plans Monday for staff and students to return to campus after the disruptions of Hurricane Ida.

Schools canceled class all last week as Ida's fearsome winds knocked out power and put debris on roads throughout the region.

Most of the Baton Rouge area was spared Ida's worst damage, and some schools in the western part of the region were planning to reopen soon. But parishes to the east, where winds were more ferocious, were still working to restore power, and their schools were planning to resume later.

Schools in Pointe Coupee Parish, public and private, as well as St. John Interparochial Catholic School in Plaquemine and St. Jude the Apostle Catholic School in Baton Rouge were the only schools in the region to reopen last week.

Here's the latest information from local school districts as of Monday morning. We'll be updating this as we learn more.

East Baton Rouge Parish 

For the parish school system, all staff will return to work on Tuesday. Students will return to class on Wednesday. After an extensive assessment of EBRPSS school facilities, and round the clock work from our facilities and technology teams EBRPSS will be able to safely welcome back all staff on Tuesday September 7, 2021 and students on Wednesday September 8, 2021.

Baker public schools are reopening Tuesday.

Central public schools are reopening Tuesday.

Zachary public schools are reopening Tuesday.

West Baton Rouge

Public schools are reopening Tuesday.

Ascension Parish

Public schools staff will return to work on Tuesday. The district is tentatively planning for students to return to class on Wednesday, but school officials are assessing power restoration and other storm recovery efforts — a final decision will be announced by Tuesday afternoon. Some extra-curricular activities could resume Monday; individual principals, coaches and sponsors will provide information.

Livingston Parish

For parish public schools, all 12-month employees will return to work Tuesday. That includes central office staff, principals and some custodial staff. All other school employees will return to work on Thursday. The district plans for students at many schools to return by Friday. School officials are working to determine which campuses have power, clean drinking water and basic internet access. The list of schools that will open Friday will be announced Wednesday. Athletic activities will resume this week, but no competitions will be held before Thursday.

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Tangipahoa Parish

Schools won't re-open until next week at the earliest, parish officials said. Ida hit Tanagipahoa particularly hard.

East Feliciana

For parish public schools, all staff will return to work Tuesday. Students will return to class Wednesday.

West Feliciana Parish

Public schools are reopening Tuesday.

St. Helena Parish

St. Helena Parish public schools are planning to have staff return to work Monday, Sept. 20, but students aren't to return until Monday, Sept. 27.

Iberville Parish

Parish public schools are reopening Tuesday.

Assumption Parish

For parish public schools, 12-month work Wednesday, all staff work Thursday and students return Friday.

Other schools

  • Advantage Charter Academy in Baker is reopening Tuesday.
  • Ascension Christian School in Gonzales is reopening Wednesday.
  • Baton Rouge International School is reopening Thursday.
  • The Brighton School in Baton Rouge is reopening Tuesday.
  • Catholic High School in Baton Rouge is reopening Tuesday.
  • Capitol High School staff returns Tuesday and students return Wednesday.
  • Central Private School is reopening Tuesday.
  • The Christian Academy in Addis is reopening Tuesday.
  • The Church Academy at St. Amant is reopening Tuesday.
  • Collegiate Baton Rouge is reopening Monday, Sept. 13.
  • Cristo Rey Baton Rouge Franciscan High School staff returns Tuesday and students return Wednesday.
  • Dalton Elementary in Baton Rouge is reopening Wednesday.
  • Democracy Prep in Baton Rouge is reopening Wednesday.
  • The Dunham School in Baton Rouge is reopening Tuesday.
  • The Emerge School for Autism in Baton Rouge is reopening Tuesday.
  • Episcopal High School in Baton Rouge is reopening Tuesday.
  • GEO Next Generation High School in Baton Rouge staff returns Tuesday and students return Wednesday.
  • GEO Prep Academy of Greater Baton Rouge staff returns Tuesday and students return Wednesday.
  • GEO Prep Mid City in Baton Rouge staff returns Tuesday and students return Wednesday.
  • Helix Aviation Academy in Baton Rouge staff returns Tuesday and students return Wednesday.
  • Helix Legal Academy in Baton Rouge staff returns Tuesday and students return Wednesday.
  • Holy Family Catholic School in Port Allen is reopening Tuesday.
  • Hosanna Christian Academy in Baton Rouge is reopening for students and staff Wednesday.
  • IDEA Innovation is reopening Wednesday.
  • IDEA University in Baton Rouge is reopening Wednesday.
  • Inspire Charter Academy in Baton Rouge is reopening Wednesday.
  • Jehovah Jireh Christian Academy in Baton Rouge is reopening Tuesday.
  • Lanier Elementary in Baton Rouge is reopening Wednesday.
  • Kenilworth Science & Technology Charter School staff returns Tuesday and students return Wednesday.
  • Louisiana School for the Deaf is reopening Tuesday.
  • Louisiana School for the Visually Impaired is reopening Tuesday.
  • LSU Lab School in Baton Rouge is closed and plans to reopen Tuesday.
  • Madison Prep in Baton Rouge staff returns Tuesday and students return Wednesday.
  • Most Blessed Sacrament Catholic School in Baton Rouge is reopening Tuesday.
  • Our Lady of Mercy Catholic School in Baton Rouge is reopening Tuesday.
  • Parkview Baptist School in Baton Rouge is reopening Tuesday.
  • Redemptorist St. Gerard Catholic School in Baton Rouge is reopening Tuesday.
  • Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic School in Baton Rouge is reopening Tuesday.
  • St. Aloysius Catholic School in Baton Rouge is reopening Tuesday.
  • St. Alphonsus Catholic School in Central is reopening Tuesday.
  • St. Francis Xavier Catholic School in Baton Rouge is reopening Tuesday.
  • St. George Catholic Scholl in Baton Rouge is reopening Tuesday.
  • St. James Episcopal Day School in Baton Rouge is reopening Tuesday
  • St. Jean Vianney Catholic in Baton Rouge is reopening Tuesday.
  • St. John Primary School in Prairieville is reopening Tuesday.
  • St. Joseph's Academy in Baton Rouge is reopening Tuesday.
  • St. Michael the Archangel High in Baton Rouge is reopening Tuesday.
  • St. Theresa of Avila in Gonzales is reopening Tuesday.
  • Silliman Institute in Clinton is reopening Tuesday.
  • Slaughter Community Charter School in Slaughter is reopening Tuesday.
  • South Baton Rouge Charter Academy staff returns Tuesday and students return Wednesday.
  • Southern University Lab School in Baton Rouge is reopening Tuesday.
  • Thrive Academy in Baton Rouge is reopening Tuesday.

This list will be updated as more information is announced. If you are a school leader who wants information included here, email newstips@theadvocate.com

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