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LIVE BLOG: Southeast Texas school closures as Hurricane Delta threatens Gulf coast

Here is a list of school closures and adjustments from districts throughout Southeast Texas.

TEXAS, USA — School districts across Texas are closing as Hurricane Delta is forecast to make landfall Friday evening, threatening parts of the northern Gulf coast.

Here's is a list of school closures and adjustments from districts throughout Southeast Texas. This list is not exhaustive.

Oct. 9, 4:45 a.m. — Anahuac ISD will be closed on Friday, Oct. 9, due to possible effects of Hurricane Delta.

Oct. 8, 5 p.m. —  Due to the possibility of inclement weather, all East Chambers ISD schools will conduct classes virtually on Friday, Oct. 9. Scheduled Saturday classes will also be virtual. Regular on site instruction will resume on Monday, Oct. 12.

Oct. 8, 3:50 p.m. — Officials at Lamar State College Port Arthur have decided to close campus on Friday, October 9. 

Classes on Thursday, October 8, including evening classes, will take place as scheduled, according to a LSCPA news release. The campus will reopen on Monday morning for regularly-scheduled classes.

Oct. 8, 3:50 p.m. — Lamar Institute of Technology announced it will close the campus on Friday, October 9 and Saturday, October 10, due to the impending landfall of Hurricane Delta.

Oct. 8, 3:40 p.m.  Lamar University will be closed on October 9. All classes and on-campus activities are cancelled. 

Oct. 8, 3:30 p.m. —Silsbee ISD offices will be closed on Friday, Oct. 9, and will reopen on Monday, Oct. 12. The district says educational requirements will continue with full remote learning for all students district-wide on Friday, October 9. 

Silsbee ISD Food Services will offer breakfast and lunch to students on Thursday, October 8,  from 6-7:30 p.m. at Silsbee Elementary located at 770 South 7th Street. Breakfast cereal and burgers will be provided in the meals for students only for Friday. Student ID's will be required to receive a meal.

Oct. 8, 3:20 p.m. — All Bob Hope School campuses and activities for Friday, Oct. 9, are cancelled. The district says cancellations include remote learning, meal services, and volleyball games.

Oct. 8, 3 p.m. — All schools in the Diocese of Beaumont will be closed on Friday, Oct. 9.

Oct. 8, 3 p.m. — Bridge City ISD announces its schools will be closed Friday, October 9.

Oct. 8, 3 p.m. — Orangefield ISD has made the following adjustments due to Hurricane Delta.    

  • Thursday, Oct. 8, 2020
    • Normal school day with normal release times, no extracurricular activities after 5:00 p.m.
  • Friday, Oct. 9, 2020 
    • School cancelled for students and employees
  • Saturday, Oct. 10, 2020 
    • OHS Volleyball vs WOS postponed due to WOS COVID-19 exposure OHS
    • Varsity Football vs Liberty (Homecoming) at 6:00 p.m. 
    • OHS JV Football is cancelled  
    • Cross Country at Dayton TBD
  •  Monday, Oct. 12, 2020 
    • OHS Volleyball vs Lumberton at 4:30 p.m. all levels

Oct. 8, 2:40 p.m. — All Port Neches- Groves ISD schools will be closed Friday, Oct. 9. Scheduled events for Thursday afternoon and evening will continue as planned. 

Oct. 8, 2:30 p.m. —  Beaumont ISD announces its schools will be closed Friday, Oct. 9, as Hurricane Delta threatens parts of the Gulf coast. "Out of an abundance of caution for our students, parents and staff Beaumont ISD will switch to virtual learning for all students on Friday, October 9.  Students will return to on campus learning on Monday, October 12," the district said in a news release. All district events, including meal distributions, will also be suspended on October 9, according to the district.

Oct. 8, 2 p.m. — West Orange-Cove ISD will be closed Friday, Oct. 9. All after school events and extracurricular activities for Thursday and Friday have been canceled, according to the district. The varsity football game against Silsbee has been rescheduled for Saturday, Oct. 10, at 7:30 p.m. 

Oct. 8, 2 p.m. — Nederland ISD announces it will be closed Friday, Oct. 9. The district plans to resume with regular hours on Monday, Oct. 12. The district is still planning to participate in the Saturday football game against Jacksonville.

Oct. 8, 12:26 p.m. — Little Cypress-Mauriceville CISD has cancelled in-person instruction for Friday, October 9, due to the threat of severe weather from Hurricane Delta, according to district representative Sherry Holmes. Students and teachers will continue class remotely and buildings will be closed. School is scheduled to resume on Monday, October 12. 

The homecoming game, rescheduled for today, will start at 6 p.m. with the homecoming ceremony beginning at 5:15 p.m., according to the district's news release.

Oct. 8, 12:10 p.m. Lamar State College-Orange is closed until October 12.

Oct. 8, 11:35 a.m. —  All classes at Port Arthur ISD schools and at the Tekoa Academy of Accelerated Studies STEM School in Port Arthur and Orange will be virtual with no face-to-face classes on Friday.

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