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NOLA Public Schools Closed Until Further Notice

(NEW ORLEANS – August 30, 2021) – Today, NOLA Public Schools (NOLA-PS) announced its schools and facilities will be closed until further notice as recovery assessments commence regarding Hurricane Ida's impact. With broad power outages, it is unclear at this time when school will resume. The District will begin working with school leaders to assess...

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NOLA-PS Schools Closure Extended through Tuesday, Aug. 31 Due to Hurricane Ida

(NEW ORLEANS – August 29, 2021) – Today, NOLA Public Schools (NOLA-PS) announced that the closure of schools and its Central Office will be extended through Tuesday, Aug. 31 due to Hurricane Ida. All NOLA-PS COVID-19 testing services and mobile vaccinations will also be closed during that time. The District will continue to monitor Ida and connect ...

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NOLA-PS Will Close Schools Monday Ahead of Hurricane Ida

(NEW ORLEANS – August 27, 2021) – Today, NOLA Public Schools (NOLA-PS) announced the closure of schools and its Central Office on Monday, Aug. 30 in advance of Ida. All NOLA-PS COVID-19 testing services and mobile vaccinations scheduled for Monday, August 30th will be canceled, and NOLA-PS' COVID Tracker will be updated Tuesday, Aug. 31. The Distri...

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NOLA-PS to Provide Update on COVID-19 Testing Program & Data

What: COVID-19 Testing is one of the keys to keeping our students and staff safe within our community schools, and NOLA Public Schools (NOLA-PS) will discuss how the current mobile testing is going, as well as the launch of an additional testing program we are piloting this week in partnership with the Louisiana Department of Health. In addition, N...

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OPSB Adopts Vaccination Resolution for Schools & Passes Vaccine Mandate for NOLA-PS Staff

(New Orleans – August 20, 2021) – The Orleans Parish Board (OPSB) on Thursday, Aug. 19, 2021 unanimously adopted a resolution aimed at COVID-19 prevention and mitigation strategies for charter schools across NOLA Public Schools (NOLA-PS) and passed a vaccine mandate for all 250 NOLA-PS Central Office staff. The resolution encourages schools, under ...

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OPSB to Host Public Hearing on 2021-2022 Budget, Followed by Board Business Meeting

WHAT: The Orleans Parish Board (OPSB) will host a public hearing where the 2021-2022 Budget will be presented to the public and open for the community's input. Immediately following, the OPSB Board Business Meeting will consider action items that passed the full board from its Committee of the Whole meeting, this past Tuesday. COVID-19 restrictions...

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NOLA-PS Provided Update on Mitigation Efforts to Protect School Community from COVID-19

(New Orleans – August 19, 2021) — In his weekly update on NOLA Public Schools' response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Dr. Henderson Lewis, Jr. highlighted the proven tools available to the school community to mitigate the spread of the virus and preserve in-person learning for NOLA-PS students. "Our science-based mitigation efforts are helping keep our...

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NOLA-PS to Provide Weekly Update on COVID-19

What: With all students back in the classroom, NOLA Public Schools (NOLA-PS) will provide its weekly update to the public regarding its COVID-19 data, safety protocols in schools, the status of in-person learning, and the importance of vaccinations and routine COVID-19 testing. When: Thursday, August 19 • 10:45 AM Where: Streaming via our website o...

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NOLA-PS to Observe High School Voter Registration Week August 23rd - 27th

OPSB passed a resolution designating the week to promote civic engagement. (New Orleans – August, 2021) —NOLA Public Schools (NOLA-PS) is proud its community of schools will be participating in High School Voter Registration Week August 23-27. Earlier this week, the Orleans Parish School Board (OPSB) unanimously adopted a resolution to provide vote...

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NOLA-PS Updated School Community on COVID-19 Guidance for the New School Year

(New Orleans – August 13, 2021) — Masks, vaccines, and tracking the data… works, that's the message NOLA-Public Schools (NOLA-PS) conveyed to the community this afternoon. Similar to last school year, families, teachers, staff, and the community are coming together to help protect our students to help ensure they have a great school year by taking ...

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NOLA-PS to Update School Community on COVID-19 Guidance for the New School Year

What: As more students head back to school, NOLA Public Schools (NOLA-PS) will provide its weekly update to the public regarding COVID-19 safety protocols in schools, the status of in-person learning, and the importance of vaccinations and routine COVID-19 testing. When: Thursday, August 12 • 1:00 PM Where: Streaming via our website on OPSB-TV, fac...

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NOLA-PS Updated School Community on COVID-19 Guidance for the New School Year

(New Orleans – August 5, 2021) – With this week marking the start of the new school year, NOLA Public Schools (NOLA-PS) Superintendent Dr. Henderson Lewis, Jr. stressed the importance of preserving in-person learning and protecting the health and safety of our students, amidst the pandemic. "To forgo the opportunity for in-person learning could hav...

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NOLA-PS to Update School Community on COVID-19 Guidance for the New School Year

What: With many students heading back to class for the new school year, NOLA Public Schools (NOLA-PS) will detail the importance of in-person learning, the District's COVID Care Guidance, and access to mobile sites for vaccines and testing. When: Thursday, August 5 • 1:00 PM Where: Streaming via our website on OPSB-TV and Cox Chanel 8 in ...

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State LEAP Scores Released for Orleans Parish; Results Show Impact of COVID-19 Pandemic on Student Achievement

NOLA-PS elevates the value of in-person learning to improve upon this new baseline (New Orleans - August 4, 2021) – Today, the Louisiana Department of Education (LDOE) released the 2020-2021 Louisiana Educational Assessment Program (LEAP) results for schools within the NOLA Public Schools (NOLA-PS) community. The scores illustrate the anticipated n...

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NOLA-PS Mourns the Loss of Music Educator Lloyd Harris, Jr.

(New Orleans – August 2, 2021) – NOLA Public Schools (NOLA-PS) family is deeply saddened by the passing of beloved music educator, Lloyd L. Harris, Jr. "Mr. Lloyd Harris was a beloved music educator who taught for more than fifty years in the New Orleans area," said Superintendent Dr. Henderson Lewis, Jr. "He was a trailblazer who inspired thousand...

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OPSB to Host Board Work Session This Thursday

WHAT:  Board members will have a discussion to determine the next course of action for the Orleans Parish School Board Superintendent search. WHEN: Thursday, July 29 at 9:00 a.m. WHERE: NOLA-PS Central Office Board Room 2401 Westbend Parkway, New Orleans, LA 70114 How to Watch: The meeting will be held in-person and can be viewed via the NOLA-...

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NOLA-PS & InspireNOLA to Welcome Students for the 1st Day of School at Edna Karr High School

WHAT: NOLA Public Schools (NOLA-PS) Superintendent Dr. Henderson Lewis, Jr. and InspireNOLA CEO Jamar McKneely will welcome Edna Karr High School students to campus for their first day of school. THIS IS A DISTRICT SANCTIONED MEDIA AVAILABILITY TO CAPTURE CONTENT OF THE FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL AT A HIGH SCHOOL. THIS IS THE ONLY OPPORTUNITY TO GATHER TH...

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NOLA-PS to Host Press Conference on Mobile Vaccines and COVID-19 Testing for New School Year

These tools will help our students return and remain in-person learning for the 2021-2022 school year. What: With the new school year around the corner, NOLA Public Schools (NOLA-PS) will detail how its mobile vaccine and routine COVID-19 testing will help keep our students in the classroom, learning alongside their teachers and peers. ALL MEDIA MU...

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NOLA-PS to Return to In-Person Board Meetings

Starting next week, the OPSB will resume hosting its monthly meetings in the NOLA-PS Board Room. (New Orleans – Jul 21, 2021) — As NOLA Public Schools gear up to return to in-person learning for the 2021-2022 school year, the Orleans Parish School (OPSB) will lead the way by resuming their board meetings in-person starting Tuesday, July 27. "The bo...

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NOLA-PS Reflects on the Contributions of Former Louisiana Governor Edwin Edwards

(New Orleans – July 12, 2021) – The NOLA Public Schools (NOLA-PS) family honors the passing of former Gov. Edwin Edwards, who was a keen supporter of improving public education in New Orleans and across Louisiana. The state's longest serving governor worked privately to create significant reform within Louisiana's educational system. Under his lead...

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