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NOLA-PS Statement on Former Governor Buddy Roemer’s Passing

(New Orleans – May 17, 2021) —NOLA Public Schools (NOLA-PS) is saddened by the passing of former U.S. Representative and Louisiana Governor Buddy Roemer. Governor Roemer will be remembered for his great contributions to our state and his work to lift up so many teachers and the work they did and do every day. In the late 1980s, he won legislative a...

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NOLA-PS Congratulates its 2021 State Students of the Year Finalists

(New Orleans – April 20, 2021) — Three students from NOLA Public Schools (NOLA-PS) have been named finalists in the Louisiana Department of Education's (LDOE) annual Students of the Year competition. NOLA-PS Superintendent Dr. Henderson Lewis, Jr. will be visiting Lusher 5th grader Quincy Shariff, Lusher 8th grader Marbella Maristany, and Benjamin ...

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NOLA-PS Mobile Vaccine Pilot Expands to Include Students 12+, Thanks to Partnership with Various Community Health Partners

Students can receive COVID-19 vaccines approved by the CDC for individuals 12 and older. (New Orleans – May 28 2021) – NOLA Public Schools (NOLA-PS), in partnership with CORE, Crescent Care, DePaul Community Health Centers (DCHC), and Ochsner, will expand its mobile COVID-19 vaccine pilot program to eligible students 12 years and older, starting We...

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NOLA-PS & HandsOn NOLA Partner to Deliver School Meals to Family Homes

500+ meals will be delivered via DoorDash every week. Media RSVP Required. Media opportunity not open to the public. WHAT: As part of a pilot program that NOLA Public Schools (NOLA-PS) hopes to expand, more than 500 meals will be delivered weekly to the homes of 50 families, thanks to a donation received from United Way of Southeast Louisiana's (UW...

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NOLA Public Schools Releases Main Round of OneApp Results for 2021-2022 School Year

(NEW ORLEANS – April 7, 2021) – Today, NOLA Public Schools (NOLA-PS) released OneApp placement results for the 2021-2022 school year. Families can log-in and review those placement results by visiting: http://oneapp.force.com. The OneApp is the centralized school enrollment application process for Orleans Parish public schools. OneApp provides stud...

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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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