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NOLA-PS Provides Update on COVID Testing Availability and Schools Reopening after Hurricane Ida

Reopening window: Sept. 15-22 (New Orleans - Sept. 10, 2021) – As conditions in New Orleans continue to improve from Hurricane Ida, NOLA Public Schools (NOLA-PS) is committed to keeping its school community updated on its progress towards reopening buildings and returning students to class as safely as possible, amidst the ongoing pandemic. Given o...

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NOLA Public Schools to Reopen Sept. 15-22

(New Orleans - Sept. 7, 2021) – Today, NOLA Public Schools and its school leaders announced that public schools in New Orleans will reopen to students between Sept. 15 and Sept. 22 as the community recovers from the impact of Hurricane Ida. All schools will notify their students’ families about when...

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NOLA-PS Superintendent & State Superintendent of Education to Tour NOLA-PS Schools Following Hurricane IDA

WHAT: NOLA Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Henderson Lewis, Jr. will host State Superintendent of Education Dr. Cade Brumley as they tour NOLA-PS school buildings in the wake of Hurricane Ida. They will discuss reopening schools and Districtwide needs during the present recovery. ALL MEDIA MUST RSVP TO COMMUNICATIONS@NOLAPUBLICSCHOOLS.COM BY 1PM ...

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NOLA-PS Provides Update to School Assessments: Minimal Damage Found; Power Critical to Reopening Schools

(NEW ORLEANS - Sept. 2, 2021) – Today, NOLA Public Schools and its school community announced they have completed assessments of almost all of the District’s schools and facilities. The buildings, many of which were rebuilt or buttressed during the $2 billion federally funded school rebuilding effort after Hurricane Katrina, sustained...

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Media Invited to Food Distribution to Families at McDonogh 35 High School

What: As school leaders and NOLA-PS continue to assess the condition of school buildings, food will be distributed to families today to help them with basic needs during the recovery from Hurricane Ida. MEDIA CAN RSVP TO COMMUNICATIONS@NOLAPUBLICSCHOOLS.COM IF YOU PLAN ON ATTENDING. WE ALSO ASK THAT YOU RESPECT SOCIAL DISTANCING AND THAT MEMBERS OF...

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NOLA Public Schools Continues Assessment of Schools After Hurricane Ida

(NEW ORLEANS - Aug. 31, 2021) -- Today, in partnership with our school community, NOLA Public Schools continues to assess the condition of school buildings, checking for any damage and their capacity to reopen, checking for any damage and their capacity to reopen once essential services are restored. Our schools and teams have assessed about a...

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NOLA Public Schools Closed Until Further Notice

(NEW ORLEANS – August 30, 2021) – Today, NOLA Public Schools (NOLA-PS) announced its schools and facilities will be closed until further notice as recovery assessments commence regarding Hurricane Ida's impact. With broad power outages, it is unclear at this time when school will resume. The District will begin working with school leaders to assess...

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NOLA-PS Schools Closure Extended through Tuesday, Aug. 31 Due to Hurricane Ida

(NEW ORLEANS – August 29, 2021) – Today, NOLA Public Schools (NOLA-PS) announced that the closure of schools and its Central Office will be extended through Tuesday, Aug. 31 due to Hurricane Ida. All NOLA-PS COVID-19 testing services and mobile vaccinations will also be closed during that time. The District will continue to monitor Ida and connect ...

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NOLA-PS Will Close Schools Monday Ahead of Hurricane Ida

(NEW ORLEANS – August 27, 2021) – Today, NOLA Public Schools (NOLA-PS) announced the closure of schools and its Central Office on Monday, Aug. 30 in advance of Ida. All NOLA-PS COVID-19 testing services and mobile vaccinations scheduled for Monday, August 30th will be canceled, and NOLA-PS' COVID Tracker will be updated Tuesday, Aug. 31. The Distri...

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NOLA-PS Announces COVID-19 Testing Pilot Program in Partnership with LDH

(New Orleans – August 24, 2021) – Today, NOLA Public Schools unveiled at The NET Charter School in Gentilly its joint pilot COVID testing program with the support of the Louisiana Department of Health (LDH) to increase testing rates among students and members of our school community. The program, which NOLA-PS is the first to execute and will be fu...

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NOLA-PS to Provide Update on COVID-19 Testing Program & Data

What: COVID-19 Testing is one of the keys to keeping our students and staff safe within our community schools, and NOLA Public Schools (NOLA-PS) will discuss how the current mobile testing is going, as well as the launch of an additional testing program we are piloting this week in partnership with the Louisiana Department of Health. In addition, N...

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NOLA-PS Weekly COVID-19 Related Updates

(New Orleans – August 23, 2021) – With all our schools back in session, NOLA Public Schools (NOLA-PS) continues to be committed to the health and safety of our school community. This week's COVID Tracker numbers reflect the first full week with all of our schools back in the classroom. Therefore, our number of positive cases are higher than they we...

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OPSB Adopts Vaccination Resolution for Schools & Passes Vaccine Mandate for NOLA-PS Staff

(New Orleans – August 20, 2021) – The Orleans Parish Board (OPSB) on Thursday, Aug. 19, 2021 unanimously adopted a resolution aimed at COVID-19 prevention and mitigation strategies for charter schools across NOLA Public Schools (NOLA-PS) and passed a vaccine mandate for all 250 NOLA-PS Central Office staff. The resolution encourages schools, under ...

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NOLA-PS Provided Update on Mitigation Efforts to Protect School Community from COVID-19

(New Orleans – August 19, 2021) — In his weekly update on NOLA Public Schools' response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Dr. Henderson Lewis, Jr. highlighted the proven tools available to the school community to mitigate the spread of the virus and preserve in-person learning for NOLA-PS students. "Our science-based mitigation efforts are helping keep our...

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OPSB to Host Public Hearing on 2021-2022 Budget, Followed by Board Business Meeting

WHAT: The Orleans Parish Board (OPSB) will host a public hearing where the 2021-2022 Budget will be presented to the public and open for the community's input. Immediately following, the OPSB Board Business Meeting will consider action items that passed the full board from its Committee of the Whole meeting, this past Tuesday. COVID-19 restrictions...

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NOLA-PS to Provide Weekly Update on COVID-19

What: With all students back in the classroom, NOLA Public Schools (NOLA-PS) will provide its weekly update to the public regarding its COVID-19 data, safety protocols in schools, the status of in-person learning, and the importance of vaccinations and routine COVID-19 testing. When: Thursday, August 19 • 10:45 AM Where: Streaming via our website o...

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NOLA-PS Adds New Walk-Up COVID-19 Testing to Its Mobile Vaccination & Testing Programs

Starting today, weekly walk-up COVID-19 testing available Tuesdays & Thursdays (New Orleans – August 17) – NOLA Public Schools (NOLA-PS) is proud to announce its partnering with CORE Response New Orleans to offer walk-up COVID-19 testing to students, teachers, staff, and their families during the following days and times, starting today: Tuesda...

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NOLA-PS Weekly COVID-19 Related Updates

What: With most of our schools back in the classroom, NOLA Public Schools (NOLA-PS) continues to be committed to the health and safety of our school community. Our COVID-19 Guidelines are working. Routine testing and quarantine measures are helping keep our students and staff safe, and schools have been proactive in identifying positive cases and i...

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NOLA-PS Updated School Community on COVID-19 Guidance for the New School Year

(New Orleans – August 13, 2021) — Masks, vaccines, and tracking the data… works, that's the message NOLA-Public Schools (NOLA-PS) conveyed to the community this afternoon. Similar to last school year, families, teachers, staff, and the community are coming together to help protect our students to help ensure they have a great school year by taking ...

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NOLA-PS to Observe High School Voter Registration Week August 23rd - 27th

OPSB passed a resolution designating the week to promote civic engagement. (New Orleans – August, 2021) —NOLA Public Schools (NOLA-PS) is proud its community of schools will be participating in High School Voter Registration Week August 23-27. Earlier this week, the Orleans Parish School Board (OPSB) unanimously adopted a resolution to provide vote...

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