Seems like we just ended the 2020 school year. Time is moving quick these days. So much has happened in SWLA, in such a short amount of time. Most of the Parish is still rebuilding from the devastating effects of Hurricane's Laura and Delta. This would include many of the schools in the district. Meanwhile, we have less than 4 weeks to enjoy the downtime of summer.

The 2021-22 school year is quickly approaching. For the first time I can remember, parents will not have to worry about buying school supplies. Thanks to the Calcasieu Parish School Board and several sponsors in the community. This is a blessing and one less thing parent will have stress about as the mad dash for school clothes, shoes, backpacks and more start to crank-up.

Below is the new cpsb school calendar for the 2021-22 school year. Download it and keep it handy to help you navigate the up coming academic year and dates of importance.

Gina Cook

LOOK: Stunning animal photos from around the world

From grazing Tibetan antelope to migrating monarch butterflies, these 50 photos of wildlife around the world capture the staggering grace of the animal kingdom. The forthcoming gallery runs sequentially from air to land to water, and focuses on birds, land mammals, aquatic life, and insects as they work in pairs or groups, or sometimes all on their own.