Both campuses of Runnels School will be CLOSED tomorrow, April 18 due to forecasts of enhanced risks of severe weather in the Baton Rouge area. All activities and field trips scheduled for tomorrow have been postponed. With safety as our primary concern, we are closing out of an abundance of caution. We greatly appreciate your understanding and support of this decision.

Emergency Information

In the event of a forced school closing, you will be notified through our emergency messaging system via multiple channels -- text, voice and email -- all at once. The information also will be posted on the Runnels website ( and Facebook page.  When a forced school closing occurs, all school extra-curricular activities for that day also will be cancelled.

When there is a severe weather emergency threatening our area, we will conform to any early-morning (or night-before) decisions of the East Baton Rouge Parish School system to close schools for that day. We reserve the right, however, to exercise our own judgment to cancel classes even if the public school classes remain open, to remain open for the remainder of a school day even if the public schools close, or to re-open sooner than the public schools following a closing.