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Dear Members of the NOLA-PS Community,

This week, it was my sincere pleasure to help welcome thousands of our PreK - 4th grade students back to school. The fact that this was possible is a testament to the strength and determination of everyone in our community - from our teachers, to our students, to families, staff and their neighbors. We look forward to continuing our progress together and working to get our older students back into classrooms in October.

While our high schoolers aren’t back in their in-person classrooms yet, we refuse to let that keep them from learning about the importance of community and civic responsibility. This week, I was incredibly proud to announce that all 26 NOLA-PS high schools will be partnering with a number of local organizations to encourage students to register and vote. Many of these organizations are working in partnership with When We All Vote - a non-profit, nonpartisan organization with a mission to increase participation in every election, while closing the race and age voting gap. Instilling the importance of civic engagement in students is critical to their continuous growth and development into young adults; this is just one of the many ways that we’re working to help foster that growth.

Another is through the hard work of our educators. NOLA-PS is blessed with some of the hardest-working and talented teachers out there - and that’s never been more apparent than it is today. That’s why earlier this week, in partnership with the Allstate Sugar Bowl & the College Playoff Foundation, it was my great honor to announce this year’s New Orleans Excellence in Teaching Award finalists and grand winners. Thanks to generous donations from our partners, NOLA-PS was able to reward 12 outstanding teachers from across the district with grants totaling $20,000. Please join me in celebrating these amazing teachers who truly went above and beyond to help students learn and grow in these challenging times!

Finally, I’d like to address our families directly. We know that these times continue to be trying, but NOLA-PS along with all of our district schools are here to help and school is in session. Every day of learning- online or in person- counts and we need to make sure our children are actively participating in school. If you, your family or a family you know is feeling disconnected from school, please call 504-527-KIDS and our team will help get that student re-engaged with their school.

We are a stronger community when our kids and families are connected to schools and each other. Through pandemics and hurricanes, or any challenge that comes our way, NOLA-PS is committed to ensuring that students get the education they deserve.

We’re in this together, and together, we can do this.

In Service,

Dr. Henderson Lewis, Jr.
Superintendent, NOLA Public Schools

Contact

Report Fraud

Department of Children and Family Services

Call 1-855-4LA-KIDS (1-855-452-5437) to report child abuse and neglect.

Report Abuse

Hotline Number for Parents
504-527-KIDS

or

504-304-5675
School-based issues or concerns during normal business hours

24-hour Hotline Number for Community
504-522-HELP

or

504-304-5782
District based community concerns, feedback, & inquiries after-hours support

External Resources

NOLA Public Schools. Every Child. Every School. Every Day.

2401 Westbend Parkway
New Orleans, Louisiana 70114

Phone: 504-304-3520

Hotline Number for Parents
504-527-KIDS

School-based issues or concerns during normal business hours

24-hour Hotline Number for Community
504-522-HELP
District based community concerns, feedback, & inquiries after-hours support