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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.

 

As I reflect on this moment, I am grateful for all our leaders and mentors who have dedicated their lives to educating future generations. They have done a tremendous job through adversity, whether it is continuing to keep schools and students safe during COVID-19 or recovering from the impacts of Hurricane Ida. So, let’s all take a moment this month to thank the educators in our lives. Let them know we support them and that their work makes difference in the lives of many.

 

When it comes to fighting the pandemic, our students and staff are doing their part. Last week, more than 14,000 COVID tests were administered at LDH school-based sites and the CORE community sites provided by the District. And our community positivity rate continues to remain below 1 percent! Testing is one of the most powerful tools we have in the fight against this pandemic, and everyone who gets tested regularly should be commended for their attentiveness to personal health and the health of their families, friends, teachers, and classmates. Let’s keep it up because we are truly stronger, together.

 

Meanwhile, NOLA-PS is continuing the hard work of helping schools recover post Hurricane Ida and keeping our facilities some of the safest places for students and staff to be during this pandemic. Our schools have all reopened and welcomed students back since the storm. Although most of our buildings had minimal damage, Frederick Douglass High School will need extensive repairs from the impacts of the hurricane. The Frederick Douglass school community will be temporarily located at the Ellis L. Marsalis, Jr. building Uptown while the repairs to the Frederick Douglass site are ongoing. I’m so proud of the speed and diligence of our operations team at the District and all the school leaders who came together to make this happen.

Additionally, NOLA-PS has partnered with multiple community and civic organizations to continue to support those in need post Hurricane Ida through supply giveaways and volunteerism. I am encouraged by the generosity of our community during such a difficult time. The passion we have for our great city is evident during times such as these and will drive us to build back our city together, stronger than ever. 

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