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Dear NOLA-PS Family and Community,

It is hard to imagine that we are almost two years to the day that the COVID-19 pandemic upended our daily lives. When I reflect on where we are today against where we were on March 13, 2020, I can only say how proud and grateful I am for our amazing community at NOLA Public Schools. From School Board members and school leaders, to principals, teachers, social workers, school nurses and cafeteria workers; from janitors to coaches, band leaders, and especially our parents and students: We came together in our collective hour of need.

Dear NOLA-PS Family and Community,


As we continue to experience the many uncertainties of this pandemic, I am in awe of the strength, perseverance, and love that the members of our NOLA Public Schools community have shown for each other. Our schools continue to connect our students to learning during these challenging times; excelling at an effort that many school districts across the country continue to struggle with.


We are ahead of the curve because we are approaching the Omicron surge as a team. Our school leaders come together regularly to share ideas on how to continue to keep our students, teachers, and support staff safe while preserving in-person learning wherever possible. We continue to stay true to our data-driven, medically advised approach to COVID safety.


To Our NOLA Public Schools Family,

As we look forward to celebrating the holiday season with our families and friends, now is a perfect time to reflect on what we have learned during this year; where we want to go next year; and what is truly important in our lives.

In our school community at NOLA Public Schools, our focus remains on what is most important: Our students’ futures, and our educators’ abilities to shape that future. That is why we are filled with gratitude for the achievements our schools and administration accomplished as we navigated 2021.

This past year was a momentous one. In March, we celebrated and reflected on 180 years of public education in New Orleans. Ours is a complicated history, but the work we have collectively accomplished speaks to our shared vision that public education is a tremendous asset to such a vibrant and multicultural city.

Last week has given us another great hope in our fight against the COVID-19 pandemic and our efforts to keep our students and staff healthy and safe and in school, where the joy of learning can continue to thrive. The Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) on Tuesday approved emergency authorization for the COVID vaccine for children ages 5-11.


This means that almost all our school-age students are now eligible for this safe, effective, and lifesaving prevention measure. We have seen the proven benefits: among the vaccinated there are fewer infections; fewer hospitalizations; and fewer deaths.

Dear NOLA-PS Community Members,

As the month of August draws to a close, we find ourselves in familiar territory. School is in session. Our students have all had their first days, our schools are sorting out the usual bumps and hiccups that accompany the first few weeks of every school year, and yes, it is hurricane season!

That would be par for the course, if not COVID-19 and the community spread of the Delta variant. Under that added level of difficulty, I cannot say enough how proud I am of our teachers, nurses, principals, school leaders, and supporting staff for stepping up for their students. Schools are abiding by mask requirements; they are encouraging vaccinations for all eligible students; and they are participating in regular testing at record levels.


Dear Community Members,

October is Breast Cancer Awareness month, a time for us to honor the survivors, remember those we have lost, and amplify our support for those searching for a cure. I urge you to take a moment to reflect on the women in our lives including our mothers, aunts, sisters and daughters are in your life, and let’s come together to bring an end to this disease. 

October is also a time to reflect on the importance of educators in our lives. As the weather begins to cool and our school community is in the full rhythm of learning, we choose this time to honor our educators and administrators who pour so much of themselves into raising up our students. This month is National Principals Month, and it hosts National Custodian Day (Oct. 2), World Teachers Day (Oct. 5), National Coaches Day (Oct. 6), National Mentoring Day (Oct. 27) and so many other moments where we recognize those individuals who make our schools great places for children to learn and grow.



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