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NOLA-PS COVID Case Tracker Updates to Resume Tuesday, Jan. 18

(New Orleans – January 14, 2022) – The District and its community of schools will be off Monday, Jan. 17 in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. Since students will not be in class, NOLA Public Schools will resume updating the COVID-19 Case Tracker Tuesday, Jan. 18. ###  About NOLA Public Schools: NOLA Public Schools is the public school...

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NOLA-PS COVID-19 Update Amid Omicron Surge

(New Orleans – January 10, 2022) - Due to robust testing among students and staff, we have strong evidence that the Omicron variant of COVID-19 has impacted NOLA Public Schools (NOLA-PS) at levels comparable to the community spread detected throughout New Orleans. Our school community has done an outstanding job of ensuring our students and staff r...

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Media Alert: COVID-19 Testing for Return to School and NOLA-PS to Host Media Availability to Discuss Updated COVID-19 Guidance as Classes Resume After Winter Break

WHAT: COVID-19 testing for students and staff preparing to return to school will take place today at L.B. Landry High School today, and NOLA Public Schools (NOLA-PS) will discuss updated COVID-19 precautions and guidance for students, families and staff. Opportunity for media to take photos and collect B-roll of testing program. WHEN: Monday, Janua...

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NOLA-PS to Provide Update to COVID-19 Response

What/Why: As we have been throughout this pandemic, NOLA-PS remains committed to transparency and to providing important guidance to help return our students to in-person learning. We are holding this press conference to share an update on COVID-19 metrics and to update the community on the best mode of learning for our students moving forward. WHE...

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NOLA-PS School Nurses Received COVID-19 Vaccine & Routine COVID-19 Testing Kicked-Off for School Community

(New Orleans – January 12, 2021) – NOLA Public Schools (NOLA-PS) and LCMC Children's Hospital of New Orleans (CHNOLA) celebrated another milestone today in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic by announcing the first round of vaccines for school nurses and an increase in COVID-19 testing options for the school community. Four school nurses recei...

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5 Things to Know as NOLA Public Schools (NOLA-PS) Shifts to Distance Learning

(New Orleans – January 6, 2021) – NOLA Public Schools (NOLA-PS) is committed to providing high quality education to all its students while protecting the health and safety of our community of schools during this unprecedented pandemic. Since March 2020, we have taken a measured, data-driven approach to balancing these priorities, a process that our...

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NOLA-PS Issues Statement about Return to School

(New Orleans – December 30, 2021) — In preparation for the return to school next week, NOLA Public Schools administration is continuing its close work with its health advisors, city of New Orleans health officials and the Louisiana Department of Health. In advance of this return, the administration has made additional COVID-19 testing resources ava...

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NOLA-PS Supports City’s Efforts to Vaccinate Children 5 and Older

(New Orleans – December 16, 2021) — Today, Mayor LaToya Cantrell and city health officials issued an expansion to its proof of vaccination requirement to include children 5 to 11 years old to help keep the Omicron variant at bay. NOLA Public Schools (NOLA-PS) fully supports the mayor's directive and our schools' efforts to encourage students and fa...

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Mark Your Calendars! Jan. 21 is the Deadline to Enroll for NOLA-PS’ 2022-2023 School Year

(New Orleans – January 19, 2022) – The annual application process, now called the NOLA-PS Common Application Process (NCAP), for children enrolling in NOLA Public Schools (NOLA-PS) for the 2022-2023 school year is closing this Friday, Jan. 21. Families have until this Friday at midnight to go through NCAP and apply to schools online. Matches will t...

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New Guide Highlights Specialized Programs for Students with Disabilities Across New Orleans Public Schools

Guide Showcases Specialized Programs at Schools Citywide Along with New Referral Process to Improve Student Access; Part of Multiyear Effort by NOLA Public Schools, Center for Learner Equity, and Schools to Scale and Improve Student Access to Specialized Programs New Orleans, LA -- For the first time in the city's post-Katrina school system familie...

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NOLA-PS Statement on Release of SPS Scores during COVID-19 Pandemic

(New Orleans - December 3, 2021) – NOLA Public Schools (NOLA-PS) Superintendent Dr. Henderson Lewis, Jr. issued the following statement regarding the Louisiana Department of Education's release of the statewide simulated School Performance Scores (SPS) for the 2020-2021 school year as schools and districts faced challenges presented by the COVID-19...

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NOLA-PS Superintendent Delivers His School Contract Renewal Recommendations to the Orleans Parish School Board

(New Orleans – December 8, 2020)— During its annual, standard evaluation of contract renewals based on school performance, NOLA Public Schools' (NOLA-PS) Superintendent Dr. Henderson Lewis, Jr. has recommended renewing 17 of the 18 public schools whose contracts will expire at the end of the current 2020-2021 school year. Dr. Lewis presented the re...

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NOLA-PS Begins its November Vaccination Drives for Students Ages 5-11

This new immunization opportunity will help enhance the health & safety of our school community. (New Orleans – November 12, 2021) – Following the FDA's emergency use authorization (EUA) of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for children ages 5-11, NOLA Public Schools (NOLA-PS) is excited to provide a series of Vaccination Events for students ages 5 t...

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NOLA-PS & COMMUNITY ACADEMIES TO HOST RIBBON CUTTING FOR RENOVATION OF SCHOOL BUILDING RENAMED AFTER LEAH CHASE

Marks first formal school ceremony recognizing its name change after OPSB's renaming initiative to remove names reflecting our painful past WHAT: NOLA Public Schools (NOLA-PS) and Community Academies of New Orleans (CANO) are proud to announce the completion of the Lafayette School building's $7 million renovation and name change to the Leah Chase ...

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NOLA-PS Response to Gov. John Bel Edwards’ Announcement Regarding Mask

(New Orleans – October 26, 2021) — NOLA Public Schools (NOLA-PS) supports Gov. John Bel Edwards' decision to continue to recommend masks in schools, and therefore will keep in place its mask requirements inside school buildings, on school buses, and during school-related events. Masks are a proven precaution against the spread of COVID-19, especial...

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NOLA-PS’ Common Application Process for the 2022-2023 School Year Opens Nov. 1

(New Orleans – October 20, 2021) – The annual application process for children enrolling in NOLA Public Schools (NOLA-PS) for the 2022-2023 school year will open Monday, Nov. 1, 2021. Now called the NOLA-PS Common Application Process (NCAP), this process allows families to apply to schools online, anytime during the Main Round period, which closes ...

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NOLA Public Schools Announces Hurricane Ida Relief for NOLA-PS Families

Family resource drive-up giveaway this Saturday morning. WHAT: Cleaning supplies, household goods, school supplies, and social emotional support resources – these are the relief items NOLA Public Schools (NOLA-PS) will be providing to families who have been impacted by Hurricane Ida. More than 600 care packages will be distributed on a first-come-f...

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OPSB to Hold Public Hearing for Charter Renewal Presentations

WHAT: On Wednesday, October 6 at 3:30 PM, the Orleans Parish School Board (OPSB) will hold a Public Hearing for Charter Renewal Presentations based on 2020 accountability data. WHERE: NOLA Public Schools Central Office – 2401 Westbend Parkway, New Orleans, LA 70114 The in-person meeting can also be viewed via the NOLA-PS website through this link -...

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HEALTH & SAFETY CONTINUES TO BE TOP PRIORITY AS ALL NOLA PUBLIC SCHOOLS HAVE REOPENED, FOLLOWING HURRICANE IDA

***Event Not Open to the Public*** WHAT: With the majority of NOLA Public Schools (NOLA-PS) back in session, Superintendent Dr. Henderson Lewis, Jr. and Principal Dominique Zenon will welcome Lafayette Academy Community Middle School students in grades 6 – 8th to campus. They will highlight the work being done to keep students and staff safe, as we...

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Two NOLA-PS Schools Named 2021 National Blue Ribbon Schools

(New Orleans – September 21, 2021) — NOLA Public Schools (NOLA-PS) is proud to announce Lake Forest Elementary and Benjamin Franklin High School were recognized as 2021 National Blue Ribbon Schools by the U.S. Department of Education (USDOE). Both schools are among a total of 325 schools honored as an "Exemplary High Performing School," who are amo...

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