le 2 novembre, 2020
 Johnson Edition
(3rd Grade - 10th Grade)
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SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENTS
Dear Parents, Guardians and Community,
 
 I hope all of you recovered from the aftermath of Hurricane Zeta. While some were without power for many days, it seems most has been restored so we can hopefully resume with our lives. Today was staff PD, a yearly event for our foreign teachers who participate in required professional development with CODOFIL, and a special time for our remaining staff to plan, learn and work together to better serve our students.
 
Tomorrow, November 3rd, we will be electing the next president, senator, state and local representatives. There is no doubt that the results of the election will be felt within our community in ways that we cannot predict.
 
As a school that prides itself on the value of unity and respect for each other's differences, we will approach the effect of this election season by providing an environment that maintains a sense of normalcy, consistency and unwavering support to our students, whether they feel a sense of victory or loss. We have the important responsibility to foster a sense of belonging for all while delivering high-quality instruction. Our educators will maintain the responsibility to not be partisan and to communicate our school values in order to prevent incidents of bias, bullying and discrimination. Even though so much is partisan and divisive, we will focus on what brings us together, rather than that which separates us. Please know that our school counselors will be there to support our students, and have the tools to provide neutral and reassuring responses, engage in appropriate conversations and help students respond in compassionate ways. This is how we can learn, heal and move forward together as a family, as ONE Lycée!

For now, the future is still enveloped in uncertainty, which can be unsettling. However, our differing ideas and opinions can make us stronger if we choose to engage in meaningful ways and find value in our respectul exchanges.
Lastly, as participation in our democracy is of utmost importance, I hope you will all go to the polls if you have not yet voted.
Marina
GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS
EXCEPTIONAL STUDENT SERVICES
Some Gifted & Talented schedules may be adjusted for Trimester 2, which will be shared in a separate email from your student’s Gifted & Talented instructor.
IMPORTANT REMINDERS FOR THE RETURN TO
IN-PERSON LEARNING.
  • Students must bring a full water bottle to school each morning - it can be refilled during the day at water filling stations around school but drinking fountains will be closed. 
  • Students should bring an extra mask to school daily, in a sanitary case or ziplock bag, in the highly likely event the mask gets wet or dirty. 
  • Ensure student masks are well fitted and follow the following guidelines:
CARPOOL
Johnson COVID-19 School Year Policy & Procedures
  • 2020 - 2021 Johnson COVID-19 School Year Policy & Procedures | Click Here
COVID-19 Testing Resource Calendar
  • If you or a loved one are in need of COVID-19 testing, you can find a resource calendar featuring multiple locations around the city. CLICK HERE
Update on Johnson Facility
We are so happy to be back in the building! While much of the staff is back on campus preparing for the students’ return, we strongly encourage you to call or email for any questions or concerns as we are not admitting anyone without an appointment due to Covid19 safety measures. Office Manager Sarah Franz, sfranz@lfno.org can coordinate any further materials pickups or general questions.  
The French Remote Tutoring Program
The remote tutoring program will continue until Thanksgiving Break for upper elementary students who opted-in virtual school and for Middle and High School students. Families will be contacted if days and/or time of tutoring is/are changed.  
UPPER ELEMENTARY, 3RD - 5TH
Updates on Term 2 Educational Plans:


Upper Elementary (3rd-5th) 
  • Term 2 starts on Wednesday, November 4th with the normal virtual elective schedule. 
  • Core classes for term two, start on Thursday, November 5th
  • This begins in person learning - two days of only Upper Elementary students on campus to learn safety protocols and get to know their new environment and class.
  • In each grade there will be 4 in-person classes and one virtual class. 
  • Some students must shift teachers and classmates for this to function, but we are minimizing the shifts anywhere possible - you should have received a direct email from your child’s (new) teacher, if you are not sure who their teacher is for term 2, please email jdaltoe@lfno.org
  • If you registered for the bus in advance, you should have received your bus and bus stop information this week. Please email John-Henry Trant at transportation@lfno.org, or call (504) 620-5500 x1741 with questions.
LEXIA IS AWESOME!? HAVE YOU TRIED IT WITH YOUR STUDENT?
Did you know that in grades K-5, LFNO uses Lexia not just to boost foundational and advanced reading skills, but also to guide literacy instruction? 
 
As students complete units, teachers can use the targeted skill builder lessons to intersect with any skills that were not completely mastered in the lessons. It is important that students are practicing regularly and meeting the recommended usage minutes in order to get the most out of this research-proven, and nationally recognized literacy program. 
 
Lexia is proven to close the literacy gap when used with commitment and fidelity! If you are having trouble setting up or logging into your account, please let Ms. Annie Neahring know.
MIDDLE & HIGH SCHOOL
Updates on Term 2 Educational Plans:
6th Grade 
  • 6th grade will start term 2 on Wednesday, November 4th with the normal virtual elective schedule
  • Virtual core classes, following term 1 schedules continue for Thursday and Friday, November 5th and 6th as this is time for the Upper Elementary students to start on campus.
  •  On Monday, November 9th, middle/high schoolers will start their new term 2 schedules, and 6th graders will start on campus, learning safety protocols and getting to know their new environment and class setup.
  • In 6th grade there will be 3 in-person homerooms and one virtual homeroom. 
  • Some students must shift homerooms and classmates for this to function, but we are minimizing the shifts anywhere possible. 
  • You will be emailed your child's schedule for term 2 today or tomorrow - these schedules will start Monday, 11/9.
  • If you registered for the bus in advance, you should have received your bus and bus stop information this week. Please email John-Henry Trant at transportation@lfno.org, or call (504) 620-5500 x1741 with questions.
  • Laptops should remain safely stored at home for use on Wednesday and on homework assignments. 
 
7th Grade 
  • 7th grade will start term 2 on Wednesday, November 4th with the normal virtual elective schedule
  • Virtual core classes, following term 1 schedules continue for Thursday and Friday, November 5th and 6th.  
  • On Monday, November 9th, 7th graders will start their new term 2 schedules virtually.
  • 7th graders will remain virtual for Monday and Tuesday, November 9th-10th. 
  • On Thursday, November 12th, 7th graders start on campus, learning safety protocols and getting to know their new environment and class setup.
  • In 7th grade there will be 3 in-person homerooms and one virtual homeroom. 
  • Some students must shift homerooms and classmates for this to function, but we are minimizing the shifts anywhere possible. 
  • You will be emailed your child's schedule for term 2 today or tomorrow - these schedules will start Monday, 11/9.
  • If you registered for the bus in advance, you should have received your bus and bus stop information this week. Please email John-Henry Trant at transportation@lfno.org, or call (504) 620-5500 x1741 with questions.
  • Laptops should remain safely stored at home for use on Wednesday and on homework assignments. 
 
 
8th-10th Grades 
  • 8th-10th grade will start term 2 on Wednesday, November 4th with the normal virtual elective schedule
  • Virtual core classes, following term 1 schedules continue for Thursday and Friday, November 5th and 6th 
  • On Monday, November 9th, 8th-10th graders will start their new term 2 schedules virtually.
  • 8th-10th graders will remain virtual with their term 2 schedules from 11/9-11/13 
  • On Monday, November 16th, 8th-10th graders start on campus, learning safety protocols and getting to know their new environment and class setup.
  • 8th-10th graders will begin with in-person school occurring 2 days a week, to best allow for safe and content appropriate groupings to occur. 
  • You will be emailed your child’s new schedule by the end of this week.
  • If you registered for the bus in advance, you should have received your bus and bus stop information this week. Please email John-Henry Trant at transportation@lfno.org, or call (504) 620-5500 x1741 with questions.
  • Laptops should remain safely stored at home for use on Wednesday and on homework assignments.
Have you considered attending a university in Canada?
If you are interested in learning about how to apply to universities in Canada, please attend. It is specifically geared for students that plan to prepare for the French Baccalaureate from schools in North America. The fair focuses more on grades 11/12 however, it is recommended that grades 9/10 take advantage of the multiple virtual presentations that are available on each university's admission website. If students/families have specific questions they can talk directly to representatives from some of the schools.  
 
Live chats with University Reps from: McGill, Concordia, HEC Montreal, Bishops, Universite de Montreal, Rubika, UQAM, UToronto, York, Ryerson, UWaterloo, UOttawa, Queen’s, Guelph, UAlberta, UCalgary, UBC, Simon Fraser, Dalhousie
 
NOTE: There will not be "presentations" but rather time for families to ask questions - we recommend that you research the schools ahead of time, so that you can ask pertinent questions related to your interests.
 
REGISTER HERE - open to students and their parents/caregivers: https://lycee.educationconnectlive.com/
Our friends at Collegewise have organized a free virtual college fair. Spanning two evenings with more than 150 colleges per evening, this is a great opportunity for you to hear first hand from college admissions officers from 39 states and 9 countries. There are also four keynote sessions with advice from admissions experts on topics such as college essays, admissions myths, and college list building. Don't miss this opportunity to learn, connect, ask questions, and discover your best college fit. CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE
Mark your Calendar

  • Tuesday, Nov. 3 - No School - Election day
  • Tuesday, Nov. 3 - Finance Committee Meeting
  • Wednesday, Nov. 4 - Academic Committee Meeting
COMMUNITY RESOURCES
Girl's On the Run Louisiana 5k Your Way - Nov. 14
REGISTRATION IS OPEN & IT'S FREE!
In the spirit of community and togetherness, for the first time ever the Louisiana Girls on the Run Councils are coming together to host a statewide virtual event this November! Utilizing the social-emotional learning tools we teach at Girls on the Run, the Louisiana councils came together recognizing the hardships our communities are facing during COVID-19, the potential strengths of our collective efforts, and made the decision to host our first ever Girls on the Run Louisiana 5K Your Way on November 14th! 


Calling all NOLA girls (13-18)! 

We want to feature your talents in GEAUX GIRL!’s next issue:
WRITING on any topic and in any form
We accept opinion pieces, essays, short stories, poems, journalistic articles… you name it!
PHOTOGRAPHY or other visual art that can be printed 
We are looking for a cool vertical shot for the 
cover (!) and images inside the magazine

The Blue Cross Kids Marathon Challenge will continue enrollment anytime during the Fall Semester. Who will be your internal school champion?

Schools are registering from New Orleans, Houma/Thibodaux, Baton Rouge and we will award $1,000 to the school with the most participation and $500 for 2nd place. Our goal is to award 1 school from each of the 8 markets if we have enough participation in each market.

For more information please visit https://runsignup.com/BlueCrossKidsMarathon
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