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Community Update on NOLA-PS Strategic Plan Postponed until June 2

Team working to refine the plan based on data and public input The community update for NOLA Public Schools' Strategic Plan, scheduled for May 17, has been postponed until Wednesday, June 2 to give the planning team additional time to formulate a refined draft based on the collected data and public feedback. We encourage members of the public and o...

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NOLA-PS Launches Major 2022-2025 Strategic Planning Effort

District is seeking public input to help set priorities (New Orleans – March 31, 2021) – NOLA Public Schools (NOLA-PS) is launching a major strategic planning initiative to set the course for the District for the next four years. The goal is to capitalize on the lessons learned since reunification of schools three years ago and through our successf...

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NOLA PUBLIC SCHOOLS OFFICIALLY KICKS OFF 180TH ANNIVERSARY OF PUBLIC EDUCATION IN NEW ORLEANS WITH VIRTUAL CELEBRATION

Event photos available here. Event videos and presentations available here. (NEW ORLEANS – March 26, 2021) – 180 years ago, in 1841, public education was born in the City of New Orleans. Today, NOLA Public Schools (NOLA-PS) officially kicked off the 180th anniversary of the school district with a virtual celebration hosted at McDonogh 35. NOLA-PS S...

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NOLA Public Schools to Officially Kick-Off 180th Anniversary of School District with Virtual Celebration

In-Person Photo & Media Opportunities. Media RSVP Required. *Public is invited to participate in event VIRTUALLY* WHAT: 180 years ago, in 1841, public education was born in the City of New Orleans. Join us as NOLA Public Schools (NOLA-PS) hosts a virtual event celebrating and commemorating this milestone. The event is designed to showcase the h...

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NOLA-PS Weekly COVID-19 and Revised Social Distancing Guidance

What: NOLA Public Schools (NOLA-PS) is committed to the health and safety of our school community, and we will continue to monitor the data that measures the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and do everything we can to ensure our K-12 students remain in in-person and hybrid learning. One significant update to our learning model is the recently adopt...

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

(New Orleans – April 14, 2022) — NOLA Public Schools (NOLA-PS) Superintendent Dr. Henderson Lewis extended a congratulatory message to Benjamin Franklin High School 12th grader Anita Zahiri for being named as a winner in this year's Louisiana Department of Education's (LDOE) annual Students of the Year competition. Zahiri, along with Lusher 5th gra...

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NOLA-PS Provides Update on COVID-19 Impact in Schools: Apr. 4 - 8

(New Orleans – April 11, 2022) – The positive test rate of NOLA Public Schools' (NOLA-PS) districtwide testing program remains below 1%. Since our COVID-19 tracking data continues to remain low, beginning today, the COVID Tracker will report the counts of COVID-19 cases identified in the Louisiana Department of Health's (LDH) COVID-19 data. These d...

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NOLA-PS to Kick-Off Inaugural Dr. Rosalynne B. Dennis Fitness Challenge

Event Supported by Special Olympics Louisiana Unified Champion Schools (New Orleans – February 22, 2021) —With the Olympic Trials over, NOLA Public Schools (NOLA-PS) is set to officially kick-off the Opening Ceremony of its inaugural Dr. Rosalynne B. Dennis Fitness Challenge supported by Special Olympics Louisiana Unified Champion Schools! The virt...

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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 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 to Host Virtual Town Hall on COVID-19 Vaccines for Children Ages 5-11

Families can learn more about the vaccine and ask questions as NOLA-PS gears up to provide access to this age group. What: In anticipation of the FDA extending emergency use authorization for Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine for 5-11 year olds, NOLA Public Schools (NOLA-PS) and the City of New Orleans Health Department will host a town meeting with health...

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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 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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Vaccinations, COVID Testing Top Priority for NOLA-PS as In-Person Learning Resumes for New School Year

New COVID Guidance designed to keep school buildings open and students in classrooms (New Orleans – Jul 28, 2021) — With the new school year around the corner, NOLA Public Schools (NOLA-PS) is committed to preserving in-person learning and will continue to track the course of the COVID-19 pandemic, in partnership with the City of New Orleans and ou...

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NOLA-PS Releases COVID-19 Health Guidance for 2021-2022 School Year

Masks will not be required inside school buildings for fully vaccinated individuals. (New Orleans – July 6 2021) — As students, teachers and staff prepare to return to in-person learning for the upcoming 2021-2022 school year, NOLA Public Schools (NOLA-PS) has updated its COVID-19 guidance protocols for schools and families to help keep our student...

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NOLA-PS’ Mobile Vaccine Pilot to Begin Providing Students 12+ Access to the Vaccine Tomorrow

Students will be able to receive COVID-19 vaccines approved by the CDC for individuals 12 and older. Photo & Media Opportunities. Media RSVP Required. *PHOTO OP IS NOT OPEN TO THE PUBLIC* WHAT: More than 1,400 students enrolled in NOLA Public Schools (NOLA-PS) summer programs are eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine as part of NOLA-PS' Mobi...

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NOLA-PS Students Receive Vaccine, via NOLA-PS Mobile Vaccine Program, in Partnership with DePaul Community Health Centers

Students received the Pfizer vaccine, approved by the CDC for individuals 16 and older. (New Orleans – April 23, 2021) – More than 25 Warren Easton High School students received the COVID-19 vaccine, as part of NOLA Public Schools' (NOLA-PS) Mobile Vaccine Program, this morning. NOLA-PS is proud to have partnered with DePaul Community Health Center...

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NOLA Public Schools Partners with DePaul Community Health Centers to Provide Students 16+ Access to the Vaccine

50+ Warren Easton High Schools students will be the first to receive the vaccine, via NOLA-PS' Mobile Vaccine Program. Photo & Media Opportunities. Media RSVP Required. *PHOTO OP IS NOT OPEN TO THE PUBLIC* WHAT: More than 50 Warren Easton High School students will be the first to receive the COVID-19 vaccine, as part of NOLA Public Schools' (NO...

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More than 3,300+ NOLA-PS School Teachers and Support Staff Received 1st Dose of COVID-19 Vaccine in Under Three Weeks

Superintendent Lewis received his vaccine Friday. (New Orleans – March 12, 2021) – Exactly one year after New Orleans first went into lockdown and all public schools closed to in-person learning as the COVID-19 pandemic surged, NOLA Public Schools (NOLA-PS) marked a new milestone: More than 3,300 public school teachers, educators, and staff had rec...

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All NOLA Public Schools Teachers/Staff Had Access to Vaccines in Just Under Three Weeks

Superintendent Lewis to receive his first round of COVID-19 vaccine. More than 3,000 will have received the vaccine. Photo & Media Opportunities. Media RSVP Required. *PHOTO OP IS NOT OPEN TO THE PUBLIC* WHAT: Exactly one year after New Orleans first went into lockdown and all public schools closed to in-person learning as the COVID-19 pandemic...

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