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The new school year is just around the corner. As a parent and educator, I know the juggling act it takes in a normal summer to get a child ready for class: purchasing uniforms, filling out paperwork, lining up bus schedules or carpools, multiple trips to stores for school supplies.

But this is not a normal summer. On top of this seasonal back-to-school ritual, we must continue to keep our children safe from the COVID-19 pandemic, now and throughout the 2021-2022 school year.
What is different from last summer is our shared experience. We have been here before. We know how to do this. We did it, together, and we will do it again.


Our children deserve the best education we can offer them. That means being in school, with their friends and their teachers. From the American Academy of Pediatrics on down, we all know that in-person learning is essential to developing the whole child, academically, socially, and emotionally.

Just as we did with our Roadmap to Reopening last summer, we have a plan to preserve in-person learning and keep our students safe. Please review our 2021-2022 COVID Care Guidance for more details.
Meanwhile, all of us must do our part. Top of each of our to-do lists must be getting every eligible child – 12 years and older – vaccinated against COVID-19. And we should not stop there. Parents and families, when you bring your child to be vaccinated, you should get the shot, too. We must all work to protect each other.

In our community of schools, we will continue to provide access to safety, through mobile vaccination and COVID testing units at our school sites this summer and into the school year.

We also will continue to watch the citywide data that tracks this pandemic, especially with the prevalence of the Delta variant, and will make adjustments as necessary –as we did this week by requiring masks in school buildings regardless of vaccination status, following the City of New Orleans recommendations.

Together, in-person, we will do whatever it takes to make this school year fruitful and memorable for all our students, teachers, and support staff. Because our community of schools and NOLA-PS believe our children are stronger, together.

In Service,
Dr. Henderson Lewis, Jr.

Contact

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Hotline Number for Parents
504-527-KIDS

School-based issues or concerns from parents

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

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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 from parents

24-hour Hotline Number for Community
504-522-HELP
District based community concerns, feedback, & inquiries from school staff or community members