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NOLA-PS Issues Reminder of Feb. 22 Return to Hybrid Learning for High Schools

(New Orleans – February 17, 2021) – As the city's health data continues to improve, NOLA Public Schools (NOLA-PS) will continue its phased return to in-person learning for our high school students, starting Monday, February 22nd. "As we were with our youngest learners previously, so, too, are we excited to welcome our high school students back to t...

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NOLA-PS Kicks-Off Celebrate Safely! Mask-Up Mardi Gras Decorating Contest

Unique way for 45,000+ students to celebrate Mardi Gras & encourage them to continue to wear masks (New Orleans – January 28, 2021) — Mardi Gras isn't completely off the table, during this pandemic! Just as our city is finding unique ways to celebrate the carnival season, so is NOLA Public Schools (NOLA-PS). "The District is excited to host a C...

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NOLA-PS Announces Return to In-Person Learning for Pre-K - 8th Grades

High Schools to allow small groups of students to return as data tracking continues (New Orleans – January 27, 2021) – After monitoring declining trends in the state, local and school-based data used to track the impact of COVID-19 in New Orleans, and in consultation with health officials and our medical advisors, NOLA Public Schools (NOLA-PS) anno...

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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 Weekly COVID-19 Related Updates

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 schools can return to in-person learning as soon as it's safe to do so. NOLA-PS will continue to publicly share eac...

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Pending LDH Review, NOLA-PS Suspends COVID-19 Tests for Mobile Testing Units at Schools

(New Orleans – January 22, 2021) – NOLA-PS was informed Thursday, Jan. 21, that the Louisiana Department of Health (LDH) is reviewing the effectiveness of a COVID-19 test that has been used in the initial rollout at NOLA-PS's mobile testing units. Out of an abundance of caution, NOLA-PS immediately suspended the use of this test until the LDH ...

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NOLA-PS to Remain in Distance Learning

Data is trending in the right direction. Next Update slated for Jan. 28 (New Orleans – January 21, 2021) – NOLA Public Schools (NOLA-PS) announced today that it will continue with its current distance learning model, after analyzing the latest data trends its team uses to track the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic in schools across New Orleans. "We ...

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NOLA-PS to Provide Update to COVID-19 Response and Latest Case Counts

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; how we track them; and to emphasize health and safety measures for the community to reduce t...

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OneApp Main Round for 2021-2022 School Year Set to Close

Closes Friday, January 29, 2021 (New Orleans – January 20, 2021) – NOLA Public Schools (NOLA-PS) would like to remind families the main round of OneApp closes Friday, Jan. 29, 2021. OneApp is the annual unified application process for children wishing to attend most public schools in New Orleans. New Orleans families can apply anytime until the app...

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NOLA-PS Weekly COVID-19 Related Updates

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 schools can return to in-person learning as soon as it's safe to do so. NOLA-PS will continue to publicly share each week...

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Young Audiences Charter Association to Operate Lawrence D. Crocker College Prep School

(NEW ORLEANS – January 22, 2021) – Today, NOLA Public Schools (NOLA-PS) notified Lawrence D. Crocker College Prep's faculty, staff, and families of the siting of the school to Young Audiences Charter Association (Young Audiences). Young Audiences will be responsible for the school's operation and management beginning in the 2021-2022 school year. T...

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NOLA-PS Swears In Orleans Parish School Board Members

(New Orleans – January 11, 2021) — Four newcomers are now officially part of the Orleans Parish School Board (OPSB), but they're certainly not strangers to working in schools or government. The newly elected members were sworn in during individual ceremonies, due to COVID-19 distancing requirements, along with three existing board members. Olin G. ...

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NOLA-PS Weekly COVID-19 Related Updates

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 schools can return to in-person learning as soon as it's safe to do so. NOLA-PS will continue to publicly share each week...

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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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NOLA Public School Nurses to Get COVID-19 Vaccine & Routine COVID-19 Testing Kicks-Off for School Community

Press Conference - Photo & Media Opportunities. Media RSVP Required. *PRESS CONFERENCE IS NOT OPEN TO THE PUBLIC* WHAT: The COVID-19 vaccine will be administered to NOLA Public Schools (NOLA-PS) nurses to help protect them against the coronavirus. We are grateful to the state and Children's Hospital of New Orleans (CHNOLA) for providing the opp...

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5 Things to Know as 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 and InspireNOLA to Welcome Students Back to Campus at McDonogh 42 Charter School

WHAT:  NOLA Public Schools (NOLA-PS) Superintendent Dr. Henderson Lewis, Jr. and InspireNOLA CEO Jamar McKneely will welcome McDonogh 42 Charter School students back to campus Thursday, Sept. 17. NOLA-PS announced in August that, since the City's health data was exceeding all health and safety criteria, the District would begin a phased return...

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NOLA-PS to Host Ribbon-Cutting for New Edna Karr High School Campus

EMBARGOED* – Until Dec. 14 at 10am (Due to COVID-19, only media is invited – event is not open to the public) WHAT: A ribbon-cutting will be held to mark the completion and opening of NOLA Public Schools' (NOLA-PS) new $48 million, three-story building. The building is the new site for InspireNOLA's Edna Karr High School. WHEN: Monday, De...

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NOLA-PS Provides Update on COVID-19 Impact in Schools: March 28-Apr. 1

(New Orleans – April 4, 2022) – The positive test rate of NOLA Public Schools' (NOLA-PS) districtwide testing program remains below 1%. Our schools, with the assistance of health partners, administered 16,251 COVID-19 tests last week, yielding a positive test rate of 0.12%, among its students and staff. This weekly data continues to show our school...

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NOLA-PS to Hold Virtual Public Meeting on Virtual Distance Learning Policy

(New Orleans – December 9, 2020) – Notice is hereby given, pursuant to Article 7, Section 23(C) of the Louisiana Constitution and LSA-R.S. 47:1705(B) that a public meeting held by the administration of the Orleans Parish School Board (OPSB) will be held virtually on Thursday, December 10, 2020 at 6:00 PM to review NOLA Public Schools' (NOLA-PS) Vir...

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