The following message was posted to the EBR Schools Facebook page late in the evening of March 16-17, 2021:

Please be advised that out of an abundance of caution, the decision has been made to call an early dismissal for all students on March 17, 2021.
Students will be dismissed from school two hours ahead of their regularly scheduled release time. All bus routes and transportation will run according to the early release schedule and there will be no changes to child nutritional services. The East Baton Rouge Parish School System will begin early dismissal at 11:30 a.m. for middle and high school students and 12:45 p.m. for elementary students.
All after school enrichment activities and athletic events will be postponed tomorrow. Essential staff, please contact your direct supervisor for further instruction. Thank you for your patience and understanding as we work to make the best decisions possible under these unpredictable circumstances.
Please stay tuned to local news outlets for more information. As always, the safety of our students and faculty is our top priority.”