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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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NOLA Public Schools Kicked Off Stronger Together Training Collaborative & Attendance Works Professional Development Scholarships

(New Orleans – September 21, 2021) – In collaboration with Baptist Community Ministries (BCM), NOLA Public Schools (NOLA-PS) kicked off its annual training collaborative. This year's theme, "Stronger Together", is in line with the District's safe return to in-person instruction. The 2021 Stronger Together Training Collaborative features a series of...

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NOLA-PS to Welcome Students to Fannie C. Williams School, Following Hurricane Ida

WHAT: NOLA Public Schools (NOLA-PS) Superintendent Dr. Henderson Lewis, Jr. and Principal Kelly S. Batiste will welcome Fannie C. Williams students in grades PreK – 8th to campus as the school reopens, following Hurricane Ida. THIS IS A DISTRICT SANCTIONED MEDIA AVAILABILITY TO CAPTURE CONTENT OF THE FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL AT AN ELEMENTARY & MIDDL...

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NOLA-PS Provides Update on COVID Testing Availability and Schools Reopening after Hurricane Ida

Reopening window: Sept. 15-22 (New Orleans - Sept. 10, 2021) – As conditions in New Orleans continue to improve from Hurricane Ida, NOLA Public Schools (NOLA-PS) is committed to keeping its school community updated on its progress towards reopening buildings and returning students to class as safely as possible, amidst the ongoing pandemic. Given o...

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NOLA-PS Superintendent & State Superintendent of Education to Tour NOLA-PS Schools Following Hurricane IDA

WHAT: NOLA Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Henderson Lewis, Jr. will host State Superintendent of Education Dr. Cade Brumley as they tour NOLA-PS school buildings in the wake of Hurricane Ida. They will discuss reopening schools and Districtwide needs during the present recovery. ALL MEDIA MUST RSVP TO COMMUNICATIONS@NOLAPUBLICSCHOOLS.COM BY 1PM ...

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Media Invited to Food Distribution to Families at McDonogh 35 High School

What: As school leaders and NOLA-PS continue to assess the condition of school buildings, food will be distributed to families today to help them with basic needs during the recovery from Hurricane Ida. MEDIA CAN RSVP TO COMMUNICATIONS@NOLAPUBLICSCHOOLS.COM IF YOU PLAN ON ATTENDING. WE ALSO ASK THAT YOU RESPECT SOCIAL DISTANCING AND THAT MEMBERS OF...

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NOLA Public Schools Continues Assessment of Schools After Hurricane Ida

(NEW ORLEANS - Aug. 31, 2021) -- Today, in partnership with our school community, NOLA Public Schools continues to assess the condition of school buildings, checking for any damage and their capacity to reopen, checking for any damage and their capacity to reopen once essential services are restored. Our schools and teams have assessed about a...

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