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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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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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