Emergency Information

CURRENT STATUS: 

Ascension Public Schools Closed Friday, Oct. 9, 2020

 

Thursday, October 8th 2020, 2 p.m. 

Due to the expected impacts from Hurricane Delta, Ascension Public Schools will be closed on Friday, Oct. 9, 2020. This closure includes the suspension of all instructional services, both in-person and online.

Friday’s closure does not impact the planned Fall Break on Oct. 12-13, 2020. On Monday, Oct. 12, 2020, offices are expected to reopen but schools will remain closed for the Fall Break. Schools will reopen, as scheduled, on Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2020, unless otherwise notified.

For official decisions regarding school closures, please visit the district website, www.apsb.org.

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Wednesday, October 7th, 5 p.m.

We have been working with emergency officials to monitor the forecast for Hurricane Delta. Although rain is in the forecast, storm force winds are not predicted to be in our area during the day tomorrow.  

At this time, Ascension Public Schools will operate normally on Thursday, Oct. 8, 2020. A decision about operations on Friday will be made tomorrow afternoon.

We recognize that predictions regarding weather events may change. We encourage you to monitor our website, www.apsb.org, and local media in the morning should any adjustments to operations need to occur. 

We will always make decisions with the safety and security of our students and employees in mind.


SAFE STart 2020

PLEASE HEAD TO OUR 2020-21 OPERATIONS WEBPAGE FOR THE LATEST safe start Information

 

GENERAL Crisis and Emergency Communication

The safety of our students, faculty, staff, and visitors is a priority and Ascension Public Schools will provide current information about any situation that impacts schools as soon as it is available using a combination of the following methods:

  • Website
    • www.apsb.org : Official notifications of school closures are posted on our website's homepage and newsroom.
  • SchoolMessenger
    • Phone Calls: Broadcast messages to phones of parents/guardians and staff
    • E-mails: Broadcast message to emails of students, faculty, and staff 
    • Text Messaging: Broadcast messages to registered cell phones of parents/guardians
  • Social Media
Ascension Public Schools has an agreement with SchoolMessenger to deliver emergency information by SMS text, voice and/or email messages. Ascension Public Schools will use SchoolMessenger to provide information and directions related to significant events that pose a threat to the school community.
 

Ascension Public Schools also has a parish-wide agreement with RemindApp. RemindApp is for teacher to student messaging and is NOT an official emergency notification system. Please refer to the above methods for official emergency communication methods.