St. Charles Parish Public Schools announced today it will be closed on Monday (Aug. 30) due to Hurricane Ida, and that all athletic events from tonight (Aug. 27) through Monday have been cancelled.
The event cancellations include both Hahnville and Destrehan High School jamboree contests. Hahnville was scheduled to host Jesuit while Destrehan was set to travel to Lutcher.
The closure includes all schools, offices, and eLearning. There is no eLearning or virtual learning required as this is a complete closure for Monday, the district announced through a release.
A determination about the status of school beyond Monday, August 30 will be made after assessing the storm’s impact.
As of Friday afternoon, Ida is expected to make landfall south of New Orleans Sunday as a Category 3 hurricane. The storm has rapidly increased in strength today, its peak winds having increased 40 mph in the past 24 hours.