Return to in-person learning

Return to in-person learning
Posted on 08/31/2020

InspireNOLA Charter Schools, along with all the city’s public schools, will begin in-person instruction with staggered starts, beginning the week of September 14, as directed by New Orleans Public Schools.

You will have the choice to have your child(ren) continue with 100 percent virtual learning OR attend in-person/blended learning for the first semester through winter break in December, according to the schedule below. Both in-person and virtual learning will be full days of school for all grade levels, according to the regular school hours. 

Below is the schedule for in-person and hybrid/blended learning:

PreK-4th grade

  • Wednesday, September 16: 3rd and 4th return for normal, full-day, in-person instruction. They will continue to attend school in-person daily as of this day.
  • Thursday, September 17: 1st and 2nd return for normal, full-day, in-person instruction. They will continue to attend school in-person daily as of this day.
  • Friday, September 18PreK and Kinder return for normal, full-day, in-person instruction. They will continue to attend school in-person daily as of this day.
  • Elementary school learning hubs will close as of Thursday, Sept. 10. 

5th-8th grade

  • Monday, October 12: Fall Break
  • Tuesday, October 13-Friday, October 165th and 6th return for normal, full-day, in-person instruction all week. 7th and 8th graders will continue virtual learning this week.
  • Monday, October 19-Friday. October 237th and 8th return for normal, full-day, in-person instruction all week. 5th and 6th graders will have virtual learning this week.
  • This schedule will continue to rotate weekly throughout the rest of the semester. 
  • Middle school learning hubs will close as of Thursday, Sept. 10. 

9th-12th grade

  • Monday, October 12: Fall Break
  • Tuesday, October 13 and Thursday, October 1510th and 11th return for normal, full-day, in-person instruction. 9th and 12th graders will continue virtual learning these days.
  • Wednesday, October 14 and Friday, October 169th and 12th return for normal, full-day, in-person instruction. 10th and 11th graders will have virtual learning these days.
  • 9th and 12th graders will be in-person each Monday and Wednesday, while 10th and 11th graders will be in-person each Tuesday and Thursdays. Fridays will rotate.
  • High school learning hubs will close as of Thursday, Oct. 8. 

NOLA-PS came to the decision to have students return to in-person instruction because of dramatically improve health statistics that have met and/or exceeded all targets. Over the past two months, NOLA-PS has worked closely with the City Health Department to continuously monitor the statistics around COVID-19.

  • A threshold of 50 or fewer daily positive test cases was set months ago as one of the indicators that the virus is well-suppressed in New Orleans, allowing for a return to in-person learning. For two weeks, and counting, the city has remained below that threshold.
  • Additionally, while testing rates have continued to be high, the percentage of positive tests has remained below the 5% threshold.
  • As community spread continues to decrease, New Orleans is seeing steady improvements in hospitalization rates. 
  • Finally, testing capacity continues to increase across the city. 

We know you have questions. Please visit the FAQ section on our website and follow us on social media for more information. 

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