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NOLA-PS & Young Audiences Charter School to Celebrate the End of Universal Masking

WHAT: NOLA Public Schools (NOLA-PS) Superintendent Dr. Henderson Lewis, Jr. and Young Audiences Charter Schools (YACS) CEO Rickie Nutik will welcome Young Audiences Charter Schools at Lawrence D. Crocker students to campus for their first day without masks, a little more than two years since the pandemic began. THIS IS A DISTRICT SANCTIONED MEDIA A...

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NOLA-PS to Lift Universal Masking Recommendation in K-12 Schools Next Week

(New Orleans – March 18, 2022) — Based on federal, state, and local guidance for masking in school settings, NOLA Public Schools (NOLA-PS) is lifting its universal masking recommendation for K-12 beginning Monday, March 21st. Levels of community spread have remained low, as defined by the CDC. "I am excited for our students and staff to be able to ...

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NOLA-PS Superintendent Congratulates Benjamin Franklin High School Teacher for Receiving $25,000 Milken Educator Award

(New Orleans – March 15, 2022) — Joined by Orleans Parish School Board (OPSB) members Olin Parker, Ethan Ashley, Dr. Jancarlos Wagner-Romero, Carlos Zervigon, and Katherine Baudouin, NOLA Public Schools (NOLA-PS) Superintendent Dr. Henderson Lewis, Jr. was proud to celebrate and congratulate Benjamin Franklin High School math and social studies tea...

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NOLA-PS Superintendent Congratulates the District’s 2022 State Students of the Year Finalists

(New Orleans – March 15, 2022) — Today, NOLA Public Schools (NOLA-PS) Superintendent Dr. Henderson Lewis, Jr. visited three students from the District who have been named finalists in the Louisiana Department of Education's (LDOE) annual Students of the Year competition. Superintendent Dr. Henderson Lewis, Jr. visited Lusher 5th grader Jayden Garde...

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NOLA-PS Provides Update on COVID-19 Impact in Schools: March 7-11

(New Orleans – March 14, 2022) – Nearly two weeks post Mardi Gras, NOLA Public Schools (NOLA-PS) is proud to report our COVID-19 positivity rate is below 1% for the second week in a row. Our schools, with the assistance of health partners, administered 17,745 COVID-19 tests last week, yielding a positive test rate of 0.38%, among its students and s...

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OPSB Finishes 1st Round of Superintendent Candidate Interviews

New Orleans – March 11, 2022) — The Orleans Parish School Board (OPSB) completed its first round of virtual interviews with 15 candidates interested in becoming the next Superintendent of Schools for NOLA Public Schools (NOLA-PS). Board members voted unanimously to invite one or more of the candidates to move onto the next phase of the Superintende...

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Orleans Parish School Board to Recess after Day 1 of Interviews for the New Superintendent of NOLA-PS

Candidates will be selected Friday to move forward in the selection process. (New Orleans – March 10, 2022) — The Orleans Parish School Board (OPSB) will recess its special meeting this evening after completing the first day of virtual interviews for candidates to be the next Superintendent of Schools for NOLA Public Schools (NOLA-PS). OPSB members...

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NOLA-PS Provides Update on COVID-19 Impact in Schools: Feb. 28-March 4

(New Orleans – March 7, 2022) – Due to most schools observing Mardi Gras break last week, today's COVID Tracker update will reflect low numbers. NOLA Public Schools, with the assistance of health partners, administered 2,493 COVID-19 tests last week, yielding a positive test rate of 0.36%, among its students and staff. The number of tests performed...

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NOLA-PS Salutes OPSB Member John Brown on His Pending Departure

Mr. Brown is stepping down due to his daughter's candidacy for NOLA-PS Superintendent. (New Orleans – March 7, 2022) — NOLA Public Schools (NOLA-PS) is grateful to Orleans Parish School Member John Brown for his years of service as a board member, board president, principal, coach, teacher, and mentor to New Orleans students for the past 52 years. ...

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NOLA-PS Recommends Universal Masking in K-12 Schools through March 18

(New Orleans – March 3, 2022) — Based on federal, state, and local changes to masking guidance in school settings, NOLA Public Schools (NOLA-PS) recommends the continuation of universal masking for its K-12 schools through March 18, 2022. If levels of community spread remain medium to low, as defined by the CDC, the masking recommendation will be l...

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NOLA-PS “Celebrate Safely!” Mardi Gras Float and Mask Decorating Contest Winners Announced!

(New Orleans – February 25, 2022) —As we celebrate the carnival season, NOLA Public Schools (NOLA-PS) is proud to announce the five winners of its social media "Celebrate Safely!" Mardi Gras Float and Mask Decorating Contest. More than 200 students across 10 schools participated in the event and displayed their creativity across our social media ch...

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NOLA-PS Provides Update on COVID-19 Impact in Schools: Feb. 14-18

(New Orleans – February 21, 2022) - NOLA Public Schools (NOLA-PS) is proud to report our COVID-19 positivity rate is below 1%. Our schools, with the assistance of health partners, administered 19,476 COVID-19 tests last week, yielding a positive test rate of 0.85%, among its students and staff. That's down more than a half percent from last week's ...

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NOLA-PS Begins Distributing Thousands of COVID-19 Tests to Schools

(New Orleans – February 15, 2022) — NOLA Public Schools (NOLA-PS) has begun to provide thousands of COVID-19 rapid antigen tests to our schools, as part of the federal government's response to the pandemic. The Biden administration has provided all schools access to rapid antigen tests in support of in person learning. NOLA-PS welcomed the offer an...

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NOLA-PS Provides Update on COVID-19 Impact in Schools: Feb. 7-11

(New Orleans – February 15, 2022) - NOLA Public Schools (NOLA-PS) is proud of its school community for the hard work to keep COVID-19 from disrupting students' educations as much as possible. We are pleased to say that our COVID-19 positivity rate continues to decline. Our schools, with the assistance of health partners, administered 19,431 COVID-1...

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NOLA-PS Launches its 2022 Mardi Gras Mask and Float Decorating Contest

This is a unique way for 45,000+ students to celebrate Mardi Gras & encourage them to display their Mardi Gras spirit. (New Orleans – February 8, 2022) – Mardi Gras is back! As our city brings back the cultural tradition of parade season, we still want to celebrate safely and bring attention to unique reminders to mask-up during the carnival se...

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NOLA-PS provides update on COVID-19 impact in schools: Jan. 31- Feb. 4

(New Orleans – February 7, 2022) - NOLA Public Schools (NOLA-PS) is pleased to announce that our COVID-19 positivity rate continues to decline. 21,585 COVID-19 tests were administered last week, yielding a positive test rate of 2.15% among its students and staff. That's down nearly one percent from last week's testing data, showing our schools' COV...

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OPSB and NOLA-PS Thank the New Orleans City Council for the Allocation of Funding Critical to Serving Our Most Vulnerable Public School Students

(New Orleans - February 3, 2022) -- The Orleans Parish School Board and NOLA Public Schools wish to express their gratitude and appreciation to the New Orleans City Council for their unanimous decision to provide $4.6 million in funding for aid for critical programs to serve our young learners. The funding comes from the longstanding agreement...

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NOLA-PS provides update on COVID-19 impact in schools: Jan. 24-28

(New Orleans – January 31, 2022) - NOLA Public Schools (NOLA-PS) is pleased to announce 20,773 COVID-19 tests were administered last week, yielding a positive test rate of 2.8% among its students and staff. That's down more than two percent from last week's testing data, showing our schools' COVID safety measures are working and continuing to do th...

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NOLA-PS provides update on COVID-19 impact in schools: Jan. 17-21

(New Orleans – January 24, 2022) - NOLA Public Schools is pleased to announce that the positive test rates among its students and staff continue to decline after the surge related to the Omicron variant, indicating that COVID safety measures are doing their part to preserve in-person learning. The NOLA-PS school community tested more than 15,000 in...

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Backed by OPSB, NOLA-PS Superintendent Makes Recommendations for Distribution of District Level Funding Allocation (DLFA)

The change to the DLFA will be in effect for next two years (New Orleans – January 21, 2021) — NOLA Public Schools (NOLA-PS) Superintendent Dr. Henderson Lewis, Jr. received the support of the Orleans Parish School Board in making the following recommendations for the distribution of the District Level Funding Allocation (DLFA). Following the advic...

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