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Dear NOLA-PS Community Members,

I would like to share some important messages with you as we enter the first week of citywide school closures. First, I want to say that we at NOLA Public Schools hope that each and every one of you are well, and that you are listening to and responding appropriately to the directions of our Mayor and city agencies with regards to everyday healthy practices and social distancing. It is crucially important that we all do what we can to slow the spread of COVID-19, protect ourselves, our families, and our neighbors.

Second, starting today, as you know, March 16, all public schools will be closed. We anticipate that schools will be closed for at least 4 weeks, with classes tentatively planned to resume on April 16. We know firsthand how disruptive school closure is for families, especially for primary caregivers and those who rely on our schools for nutrition and other services. Given that, we have been working tirelessly with our school leaders and fellow city agencies to ensure continued delivery of critical services, such as children nutrition and continuous learning opportunities in particular. Specifically:

  • CHILD NUTRITION: I am proud to let the public know that our charter school leaders are moving quickly to support children in this time of crisis by offering food services as soon as today, Monday, March 16, in some locations across the city. Starting March 23, the District anticipates a citywide child nutrition program will be available. We are keeping an up-to-date list of locations for families on our website (https://nolapublicschools.com/covid19/nutrition), which is being updated as more access points become available.
  • CONTINUOUS LEARNING: Our schools have been planning to support ongoing learning in case of school closure. Each school will be communicating directly with families on the steps and resources that will be provided to support on-going student learning during this time. NOLA-PS is providing coordination support across schools and will be identifying additional system-wide needs to support learning.

Also, I know that many families still are eagerly anticipating the results of OneAPP. Even with the closure of schools, we still anticipate the release of Round 1 results later this month. Families can should also continue to submit Early Childhood applications through March 27. Additional information will be provided related to an extension to provide necessary documents for these programs; however, families should complete the online portion of the application by March 27. If you need help with the application or have any questions please email oneapp@nolapublicschools.com.

And lastly, its vitally important we all stay informed as the situation continues to evolve. For the latest information and resources on COVID-19, families are encouraged to visit:
• Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: cdc.gov/coronavirus
• City of New Orleans: ready.nola.gov
• NOLA Public Schools: nolapublicschools.com/coronavirus-updates

These are uncertain times, but by working together and following the advice of health and city officials, I know we can keep our children and educators healthy. We are committed to communicating the latest information with you as we receive it, and will be sure to keep you informed and connected over this time.

On behalf of our schools and my entire team, I thank you for actions you may be taking to serve others in this time of need and hope you stay healthy and strong.

In Service,
Dr. Henderson Lewis, Jr.
NOLA-PS Superintendent of Schools


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New Orleans, Louisiana 70114

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