le 5 janvier, 2021
 Johnson Edition
(3rd Grade - 10th Grade)
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SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENTS
Dear Lycée Community,
 
First of all, a wish for a happy and safe new year! This first message of the new year on Etre à la Page was originally meant to reflect on the challenges of 2020 and to project ourselves on the hope and the promise offered by the coming of 2021. Yesterday proved to us that we are still not out of the woods, that disruption to school life is still a reality, and that we still have some work to do, individually and collectively, in order to enter the final phases of the pandemic. 

We know that the impact of the coronavirus is felt in different ways by our families: for some, it has been a mere disruption, for others a devastating ordeal of loss. In this challenging environment, one thing that you can count on is our commitment to each student, and our unwavering efforts to promote their continued growth and potential. Today, while reflecting on her child’s experience this school year at Lycée, one parent beautifully stated: “When my daughter looks back at 2020-2021, she will remember this indelibly bright part of a dark time in history”. Finding joy and fulfillment in school life is our hope for all students. Our staff and teachers, this year’s heroes, will continue to deploy their superpowers and deliver the best instruction, care, and opportunities. 
A few notes: Information on virtual instruction is sent out by teachers and more information is found below, in this newsletter. Please reach out to your child’s teacher, or to any staff members, as needed, for assistance. A link to campus-specific staff contact list is provided in this newsletter.

We will be in virtual mode until January 21st. We will continue to monitor data in conjunction with NOLA Public Schools, adapt our decisions to the needs of our community, and promptly communicate next steps.  

As one of our parents wrote today, stay positive and test negative! 

With appreciation from all of us at Lycée,
Marina
PRIESTLEY NEWS
Priestley continues to make progress, look at the beautiful clean facade!
GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS
Return to Virtual Learning Information
School Day: 8:30 am - 3:30 pm 
Lunch: 11:30 am - 12:30 pm 

The weekly schedule remains nearly the same as it has been: 
  • Monday/Tuesday/Thursday/Friday = core classes  
  • Wednesday = electives 

  • Specific links and instructions for virtual learning come from the teachers directly
  • Johnson building open from 8 am - 4 pm, Monday-Friday - please come only by appointment or if you’ve been contacted to pick up materials
  • It is still very important for students to attend virtual classes every day and complete their school work. Please reach out to teachers, admin, and support staff if your child is having trouble meeting this expectation so that we can best support your family at this time. 
Netiquette - A Message from Mr. Ben
Hi Everyone!

I hope all of you had a safe and wonderful holiday. As you all know, we have returned to virtual learning for the next few weeks, and I wanted to take this time to remind you of showing proper "Netiquette" as we are in our virtual learning setting. As always, make sure you are prompt to your classes and show up to your Google Meet Sessions on time. Be prepared and have all the necessary materials for virtual learning. Remember, the virtual classroom is still a classroom, so you are expected to give your best effort and be on your best behavior. Only use the chat boxes and other online learning materials when instructed. Make sure to participate and give your best effort. Make sure to be polite to your teachers and your classmates and show them the kindness we all deserve. Lastly, be kind to yourselves. I know this isn't easy, but know I am here for you and am proud of all of you. 

Mr. Ben
LAST CHANCE TO COMPLETE DELF REGISTRATION -
CLOSING TOMORROW AT 10:00 AM
Thanks to all parents who completed DELF registration in a timely manner!
We are happy to report that 175 students are signed up to take the DELF Prim A2, the DELF Junior A2, or DELF Junior B1. DELF is scheduled to take place in March in person. If you forgot to register through Campbrain, please contact Sophie Capmartin, scapmartin@lfno.org or Mary-Devon Dupuy, mdupuy@lfno.org by TOMORROW - Wednesday 10:00 am.

Additional registrations will not be accepted past this deadline.
Resto! Meal Services
January Community Feeding Information: CLICK HERE
Calling all parents, spread the word about our virtual open houses geared towards entry grades for the 2021-22 school year! Let's spread the joy and benefits of bilingualism, and of amazing education. Families can register online HERE.

General Information Sessions:
  • THIS WEEK: Thursday, January 7, 2021, 12:00 PM noon
  • NEXT WEEK: Monday, January 11, 2021, 6:00 - 7:00 PM
  • 2020 - 2021 Johnson COVID-19 School Year Procedures & Operational Guidelines | Click Here
3rd - 5th Grade
5th Grade Students: Breakthrough New Orleans (BTNOLA)
DEADLINE TO APPLY IS THIS SATURDAY, JANUARY 10, 2021.
Students apply to BTNOLA through a comprehensive process and begin their Breakthrough journey the summer before their sixth-grade year. BTNOLA offers a tuition-free, supplementary academic program devoted to preparing middle school students with high potential, but limited resources, for academically rigorous educational experiences in high school and college. By practicing the “Student Teaching Student” model, BTNOLA is also inspiring and training high school and college students to enter the field of education and become advocates for educational equity. BTNOLA’s High School Program offers on-going support to students who completed the middle school program and are dedicated to graduating from college-prep high schools. The application can be assessed on laptops, desktops, and mobile devices. If you need you a paper-version at breakthroughnola@newmanschool.org. The deadline for the application is Sunday, January 10, 2021. For more information about the program, please visit www.btnola.orgCLICK HERE to access the online application.
EXTENDED DAY PROGRAMS
We have researched best practices and after care successes and struggles at other schools during covid-19. We will continue to monitor citywide trends, and continue to ensure our Extended Day practices are in line with Lycée's academic safety protocols.
MIDDLE & HIGH SCHOOL
Attention 9th Graders: Follow this link to order and pay for your high school spirit shirts, class of 2024, directly from N.O. Vative. Shirts are $15 and must be ordered and paid by January 29th, to be delivered to school in February. These spirit shirts can be worn as uniform everyday of your high school career. 
Attention 10th Graders: There are extra class of 2023 spirit shirts available in the front office for $15 if you didn't get one last year or you would like to purchase more. Please bring exact cash, check or money order to Ms. Sarah. Show your high school spirit!
College & Career Counseling:
Check Out This Amazing Service Virtual Learning Opportunity for High Schoolers
 
We are a nonprofit working to overcome homelessness through education. We harness the power of youth by giving youth the platform and opportunity to create real change to support students experiencing homelessness. Students anywhere in the US can apply to join the EEqual team and all the work is done remotely. 
 
Students who are interested can check out job descriptions for positions and the application here: https://eequal.org/join/
 
Applications close on January 9th at 11:59 PM EST! 
 
For questions or concerns contact: matine@eequal.org or 303-570-5927!
Mark your Calendar
  • Thursday, Jan. 7 - Virtual Open House - 12:00 - 1:00 pm
  • Tuesday, Jan. 11 - Virtual Open House - 6:00 - 7:00 pm
  • Monday, Jan. 18 - MLK Day - NO SCHOOL
  • Friday, Feb. 5 - End of 2nd Trimester
COMMUNITY RESOURCES
Lycée Français de la Nouvelle-Orléans | 504.620.5500 | info@lfno.org | www.lfno.org