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Summer is here. The school year is over, and now is a time to celebrate the achievements of our students, our teachers, and the support staff of our public schools. I’m greeting the season with several emotions: relief that we kept our schools safe during this challenging pandemic; exhilaration that we did it in the best way possible – together; and pride for all our students accomplished and the challenges they overcame.

Summer is a time for celebration. A time to relax, to be with family and come together with joy. I hope you all take the season to celebrate the loving people in your lives. That’s more important now than ever.



Summer is also a time to take stock, refuel, and get ready for what lies ahead. At NOLA Public Schools, planning is well underway to bring all our students back to class in August, safely and in-person. A major component of that mission is to have as many students as possible, ages 12 and up, vaccinated before the first day of school.

That’s why we have offered access to vaccinations to students through our schools’ June camps and summer school programs, and we will be partnering with hospitals and medical providers all summer long to host vaccination drives around New Orleans. In June, InspireNOLA hosted one of our most successful vaccination drives to date – providing shots to 115 students, staff, and family members in a single day. If your school would like to sign up to host on-campus vaccination events, please let us know by contacting Morgan Ripski (mripski@nolapublicschools.com) directly.

Not only do vaccinations protect each child; they show love and respect for family and friends, classmates and community, too. They ensure our classrooms stay open, our classes no longer have to quarantine, teachers can teach and students can learn, together. Vaccinated teammates can practice together without the worry that a COVID exposure will derail their seasons. Vaccinated bandmates can harmonize, learn each other’s signals, and create wonderful music without concern over the disruption of a quarantine. The same goes for dance teams, clubs and a host of other extracurriculars.

So let’s not lose momentum in the hazy days of summer. We’ve come this far together, let’s see this through – for our students, our families, our teachers, our staff, and our community – together.

We can do this.

In Service,

Dr. Henderson Lewis, Jr.

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