Dear Lycée Parents and Guardians,
Much gratitude for navigating this global health crisis with us and the significant impact it has had on our daily lives. You find yourselves in a new role as co-educator, our instructional staff is offering support to over 1,000 students with continuous remote learning while also managing profound disruption to their own lives. We are fielding the challenge of a new educational environment where state and federal guidance is in constant change. We have to adapt daily to new regulatory flexibilities or new policies in order to continue to provide our students with the best academic opportunities and act on financial support opportunities that will benefit our school. Because of the magnitude of change and disruption, there are still hundreds of details and daily decisions to be made, however we remain committed to sharing information as soon as we can and keeping families, students, and staff informed.
Yesterday, Governor John Bel Edwards signed a new executive order that would extend his
Stay-At-Home through April 30
. This means that, for another while we will count on you to assist or co-teach to provide our students with the best options for learning. There isn’t a clear roadmap for this type of work together and at this scale. But despite these enormous challenges, our commitment to our children is unwavering.
Next week, Monday through Thursday, will be the last before a well-deserved spring break which begins on Friday, April 10. Before we break, we will send out
regarding grades and shift in instructional plans. After this period of review and practice, getting accustomed to and using online formats, we will begin a gradual and supportive integration of new material. Support plans are also in place for special education services.
We will continue to support food distribution during Spring Break. Please remember we are only serving on Mondays and Wednesdays at the Johnson Campus. So far, since we began this crisis-related meal service, Lycée served 10,000 meals to a community in need! We are proud of all who offered support.
We have received a few
to support operations (20K) and instruction (10K), as well as some educational technology support.
We successfully held an
online bid opening
for the selection of the Priestley General Contractor. More to come as the winning bid is selected.
We began a
in support of our staff. Overall, they are telling us they feel well supported and positive, and most are doing well. However, we had to say
French teachers who strongly felt the call of home during this difficult time: Peggy Marchal and Florence Galliano have decided to return to France to be with their families. We will miss their smiles and wish them our very best. Long-term sub plans are being rolled out for their classes and instruction will be led by other Lycée instructors. You will receive videos and instructional plans as scheduled. Mme Peggy and Mme Florence will send a video with a message for their students as they settle in their new home. This decision was sudden, and we are so thankful for our strong academic leadership team and amazing teachers to pull us through this challenge.
We want to leave you this weekend with a few positive messages from our staff to YOU, our amazing community! We hope you enjoy these smiley faces