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For the first time since the spring, our schools are open for in-person learning for grades K-12. Watching students light up as they reunite with teachers and friends as they return to classrooms for the first time in months has filled me with incredible joy, and I am thrilled to welcome more students back each week. I had the honor to visit students and staff at Foundation Prep this week, where I could see smiles through the masks of students and teachers and was blown away by the efforts of our school community to get back to school in the safest way possible.

Of course, none of this would have been possible without the tireless efforts of our community members, teachers, students, staff and principals. And speaking of our terrific principals, did you know that October is National Principals Month? In honor of NOLA-PS principals, I welcome all members of our community to join me in thanking our amazing principals and school leaders for the work they do day in and day out to give our students the best education possible. A principal’s job is never easy, but especially in the midst of this pandemic, they’ve been putting in extra hours and burning the candle at both ends to provide students with a good education during an unprecedented time.

This week also happens to be National School Lunch Week - a time when we highlight the importance of a healthy school lunch in a child’s life. But it’s not just about the importance of the meals themselves - but about the tireless efforts of our food service professionals, who have been working day in and day out to make sure healthy, nutritious meals are available to students. Throughout the pandemic, our food service staff kept working to ensure that even when learning was happening remotely, students could still access nutritious, packaged meals to fuel their learning. Many of these staff members have been with the district for decades, feeding our young learners and helping them achieve their dreams, one meal at a time. This week, let’s all send our heartfelt thanks to our food service professionals, and reflect on just how important nutrition is to the development of our children.

I’ve never been more proud of everyone in our schools for their contributions to our community. In the weeks and months ahead, let's all remember to continue to do our part to keep each other safe and healthy, and keep our students in their classrooms.

Together, we can do this.

In Service,

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

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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