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(NEW ORLEANS – October 27, 2020) – NOLA Public Schools (NOLA-PS) will cancel all in-person learning tomorrow, Wednesday, October 28, in advance of Zeta. Schools will directly inform families of their individual plans for what programming may be offered remotely, due to the weather. Families should contact their schools for the latest information.

NOLA-PS central office will not be staffed after noon tomorrow, Wednesday, October 28th.

Due to the storm, food service will not be offered to families for pick-up Wednesday, October 28. Announcements will be made when they resume.

The District will continue to monitor the storm and will reassess needs for extended closures, distance learning, or announce a return to in-person classes as we continue to learn more on the potential impacts to our area throughout the evening and tomorrow.

NOLA-PS reminds everyone to remain vigilant and to monitor the City’s announcements for updates regarding Zeta. NOLA-PS will post all storm related announcements on its social media as well.


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About NOLA Public Schools: NOLA Public Schools is the public school district for Orleans Parish. It includes the district’s administration and elected school board, known as the Orleans Parish School Board. NOLA Public Schools currently oversees 76 public schools and is led by Superintendent Dr. Henderson Lewis, Jr.

For more information, visit www.nolapublicschools.com. For updates, follow NOLA Public Schools on Facebook @NOLAPublicSchools, Instagram @nolaps and Twitter @NOLAPSchools.

What:
As students return to in-person learning, NOLA Public Schools (NOLA-PS) remains committed to the health and safety of our school community, and we will continue to do everything we can to ensure the District and our schools are supported through the duration of the pandemic.

To that end, NOLA-PS will continue to provide ongoing weekly updates on any changes related to COVID-19, such as the number of coronavirus cases and updates to the Community Feeding Program.


When:
Thursdays • 4 PM


Where:
Visit our COVID Case Tracker dashboard to see the latest data that shows the impact of COVID-19 on our school community.


Update:
As of noon on Thursday, October 22, the District is tracking a total of 13 active cases of COVID-19 (6 staff; 7 students) among our school community. Of the 13 cases, 11 were newly confirmed within the past seven days.

The District’s COVID Case Tracker reports active cases over an approximately two-week period. For the purposes of our dashboard, an active case is defined as a COVID-19 case that is confirmed and within their isolation period.

All schools are required to report positive cases to the Louisiana Department of Health (LDH) and the District. The District is continuing to stay on top of updates, collaborate with state and local agencies, and work closely with our school leaders, task force, and community stakeholders to ensure a safe 2020-2021 school year.


Community Feeding Program:
While all schools offer daily meals to their currently enrolled students, many school locations have begun offering meals to any eligible student in the community whether they are enrolled in a District school or not. These sites that are providing the community feeding option may provide any student with a grab-and-go style breakfast and lunch.

For the list of available sites, click here.


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ABOUT NOLA PUBLIC SCHOOLS: NOLA Public Schools is the public school district for Orleans Parish, which includes the district’s elected school board, known as the Orleans Parish School Board and the district’s administration led by NOLA Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Henderson Lewis Jr. NOLA Public Schools currently oversees 76 public schools.

For more information, visit www.nolapublicschools.com. For updates, follow NOLA Public Schools on Facebook @NOLAPublicSchools, Instagram @nolaps and Twitter @NOLAPSchools.

Superintendents to discuss how schools are doing in the midst of COVID-19.


WHAT: Superintendent Dr. Henderson Lewis, Jr. will host Louisiana State Superintendent of Education Dr. Cade Brumley to provide a first-hand look at how schools are doing as they return to in-person learning during a pandemic.


WHEN: Monday, October 19 • 4:15 PM


WHERE: Benjamin Franklin Elementary • 1116 Jefferson Avenue, New Orleans, LA 70115


WHY:
With in-person learning underway, Dr. Lewis is looking forward to welcoming Dr. Cade and sharing how the District’s Roadmap to Reopening measures are guiding schools and helping keep our school community safe.

“It will be an honor to host Dr. Cade, a champion for – and product of – public education who has invested his entire professional career in improving the lives of Louisiana’s children,” said Dr. Lewis. “Our District is proud to share with him best practices and lessons learned, during these unparalleled times.”

The District, as a charter school authorizer, has taken the role of providing effective guidelines for schools to keep our students, teachers, and staff safe during our phased reopening. This allowed school leaders and staff to focus on their students’ needs and support educators in the development and implementation of distance learning and in-person instruction.

“We applaud our school leadership in quickly pivoting and meeting the needs of our students and families, as well as continuing their commitment to provide a high-quality education for our students,” Lewis said.

All in all, this partnership between the District and the schools presents a united front in keeping our students, teachers, staff, and community safe during this challenging time.

Last, but not least, the Superintendents would like to thank the Orleans Parish community for putting in the hard work to help get our students back in the classroom. They appreciate everyone’s adherence to wearing face coverings, washing their hands, and social distancing. Thank you!

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About NOLA Public Schools: NOLA Public Schools is the public school district for Orleans Parish. It includes the district’s administration and elected school board, known as the Orleans Parish School Board. NOLA Public Schools currently oversees 76 public schools and is led by Superintendent Dr. Henderson Lewis, Jr.

For more information, visit www.nolapublicschools.com. For updates, follow NOLA Public Schools on Facebook @NOLAPublicSchools, Instagram @nolaps and Twitter @NOLAPSchools.

What:
As students return to in-person learning, NOLA Public Schools (NOLA-PS) remains committed to the health and safety of our school community, and we will continue to do everything we can to ensure the District and our schools are supported through the duration of the pandemic.

To that end, NOLA-PS will continue to provide ongoing weekly updates on any changes related to COVID-19, such as the number of coronavirus cases and updates to the Community Feeding Program.


When:
Thursdays • 4 PM


Where:
Visit our COVID Case Tracker dashboard to see the latest data that shows the impact of COVID-19 on our school community.


UPDATE:
As of noon on Thursday, October 15, the District is tracking a total of 12 active cases of COVID-19 (6 staff; 6 students) among our school community. Of the 12 cases, four of the cases are new, within the past seven days.

The District’s COVID Case Tracker reports active cases over approximately a two-week period. For the purposes of our dashboard, an active case is defined as a COVID-19 case that is confirmed and within their isolation period.

All schools are required to report positive cases to the Louisiana Department of Health (LDH) and the District. The District is continuing to stay on top of updates, collaborate with state and local agencies, and work closely with our school leaders, task force, and community stakeholders to ensure a safe 2020-2021 school year.


Community Feeding Program:
While all schools offer daily meals to their currently enrolled students, many school locations have begun offering meals to any eligible student in the community whether they are enrolled in a District school or not. These sites that are providing the community feeding option may provide any student with a grab-and-go style breakfast and lunch.

For the list of available sites, click here.


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ABOUT NOLA PUBLIC SCHOOLS: NOLA Public Schools is the public school district for Orleans Parish, which includes the district’s elected school board, known as the Orleans Parish School Board and the district’s administration led by NOLA Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Henderson Lewis Jr. NOLA Public Schools currently oversees 76 public schools.

For more information, visit www.nolapublicschools.com. For updates, follow NOLA Public Schools on Facebook @NOLAPublicSchools, Instagram @nolaps and Twitter @NOLAPSchools.

Photo & Media Opportunities. Media RSVP Required.

WHAT:
NOLA Public Schools (NOLA-PS) Superintendent Dr. Henderson Lewis, Jr. and Myrialis King, CEO of Community Academies, will welcome Foundation Preparatory School students back to campus Monday.

As the city’s health data continues to trend in the right direction, the District will begin a phased return to in-person learning for our 5th-12th grade students, starting Monday.

Foundation Preparatory School is a Community Academies school.

THIS MEDIA AVAILABILITY IS DISTRICT SANCTIONED, DESIGNED TO CAPTURE CONTENT OF THE FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL. THIS IS THE ONLY OPPORTUNITY TO GATHER THIS CONTENT. THERE WILL BE NO ADDITIONAL RETURN TO IN-PERSON LEARNING MEDIA OPPORTUNITIES AT ANY DISTRICT SCHOOLS.

THE SAFETY OF OUR STUDENTS AND STAFF IS OUR TOP PRIORITY. FACE COVERINGS MUST BE WORN AT ALL TIMES, AND THERE WILL BE DESIGNATED AREAS FOR MEDIA TO STAND. MEDIA WILL NOT BE PERMITTED TO GO INSIDE THE SCHOOL BUILDING.

ALL MEDIA MUST RSVP TO COMMUNICATIONS@NOLAPUBLICSCHOOLS.COM BY 5PM FRIDAY, OCTOBER 9.


WHEN:
Monday, October 12 •  7:00 AM – 8:15 AM


WHERE:
Foundation Preparatory School
3121 St. Bernard Avenue • New Orleans, LA 70119


WHO: 
-Dr. Henderson Lewis, Jr., NOLA-PS Superintendent of Schools
-Myrialis King, Chief Executive Officer of Community Academies
-Foundation Preparatory School students, families, and staff

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ABOUT NOLA PUBLIC SCHOOLS: NOLA Public Schools is the public school district for Orleans Parish, which includes the district’s elected school board, known as the Orleans Parish School Board and the district’s administration led by NOLA Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Henderson Lewis Jr. NOLA Public Schools currently oversees 76 public schools.

For more information, visit www.nolapublicschools.com. For updates, follow NOLA Public Schools on Facebook @NOLAPublicSchools, Instagram @nolaps and Twitter @NOLAPSchools.

ABOUT FOUNDATION PREP: Foundation Preparatory School is part of the diverse elementary school in Gentilly that focuses on the whole child and creating a positive, welcoming environment for all students. It boasts the city’s first trauma informed wellness program and school wide restorative practices. It is a part of Community Academies.

ABOUT COMMUNITY ACADEMIES: Community Academies’ mission is to cultivate schools that nurture students’ character and critical thinking ability in responsive learning environments, thereby equipping them to be impactful community leaders.


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School-based issues or concerns from parents

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