le 23 octobre, 2020
 Johnson Edition
(3rd Grade - 10th Grade)
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SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENTS
Dear Families, 

We had a great first week of in-person learning with our youngest students while continuing quality virtual instruction for those who chose to delay the on-campus experience! 

Other than academic planning, the last few months have been busy planning for a safe opening of school and implementing best practices to mitigate the risks associated with Covid-19. Plexiglass dividers have been added to the tables of the PreK and K classrooms, signage has been installed throughout the building to guide students, hand-sanitizer is available and we allow for more time for hand washing and other health routines. Last, but not least, emphasis is placed on social emotional learning.  

We are proud to have re-opened our doors, and have high expectations for each and every student, regardless of where they are physically learning. Our students are kind, compassionate, and inquisitive. Our staff is dedicated to their success, and we strive to make connections with students to help them feel valued, accepted, and safe. On Monday, we welcome back on campus first and second graders who signed up for in-person learning. 

We encourage families to stay connected and informed via this newsletter, our website, Google Classroom platform and social media. It is especially important this year with the many changes that have occurred and that may be occurring. 

Lycée Français is such a special place to learn and grow. Thank you for joining us in this special Lycée journey!

We are very excited to be able to offer FREE delicious meals, but we are also very excited to get all families to fill out a 2020/21 Lunch Application. Currently, only about 25% of families have completed an application for this school year. This data, like the US census data, is used to allocate State and Federal funding to schools and districts, which means getting accurate and complete data is paramount. It only takes a few minutes to complete (can even be done on a smartphone), and if you know you do not qualify for Free or Reduced lunch, there is a box to check that makes it even quicker. Last year we ended at about a 90% completion rate for all our families, which helped us greatly with school funding which was cut considerably due to the pandemic's effect on the economy. Link for how to apply: LFNO 2020-21 Lunch Application Directions

We always appreciate our community assistance with these matters. 
Marina
GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS
EXCEPTIONAL STUDENT SERVICES
Gifted and Talented: During the week of October 26, some sessions may be paused due to the number of transitions occurring, particularly in K - 5th grades. 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.
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
MEAL SERVICES
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.  
2019 - 2020 YEARBOOK STORE - CLOSING SOON
We are happy to announce you can now order yearbooks online HERE. This includes all grades from last year, Pre-K4 - 9th Grade.Each book is $25 with a convenient $5 ship-to-home, bringing the total to $30. For each additional yearbook ordered the shipping cost goes down to $2.50. This order portal will close on October 30, please get your orders in by that date.Thank you for your patience while we crafted this yearbook.
UPPER ELEMENTARY, 3RD - 5TH
Updates on Term 2 Educational Plans:


Upper Elementary (3rd-5th) 
  • Students will shift plans on Thursday, October 29th, giving them two days at Johnson before the new term officially starts to learn safety protocols on campus 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.
  • Monday, October 26th and Tuesday, October 27th will be asynchronous class days while the teachers prepare to welcome students on campus. Recorded videos and materials will be posted in the Google Classrooms.
  • 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.
Fall Fête
Unfortunately, this year’s Fall Fête activities (celebrations/parties) have been cancelled due to the start of school logistics and Covid safety precautions. Students will not be allowed to wear costumes and decorative masks to school. Classes may choose to participate in a Fall art project or craft. Do not send your child to school with candy or sugary goodies. We look forward to seeing your children soon and keeping everyone safe so we can have future fêtes!
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, then start in-person core classes on Thursday, November 5th, starting the new term by learning safety protocols on campus 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. These new homerooms will go into effect on the first day of the 2nd term, 11/4.
  • You will be emailed your child’s schedule by October 29th
  • 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 virtually on Wednesday, November 4th, with the elective schedule, November 5th-6th with virtual core classes, and will start in-person on Monday, November 9th. 
  • 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. These new homerooms will go into effect on the first day of the 2nd term, 11/4.
  • You will be emailed your child’s schedule by October 29th
  • 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 graders will start term 2 virtually on Wednesday, November 4th, with the elective schedule. On November 5th students will begin term 2 core classes virtually and will start in-person core classes on Monday, November 16th. 
  • 8th-10th graders will likely begin with in-person school occurring 2 days a week, to best allow for safe and content appropriate groupings to occur. Specific information will be shared soon.
  • Some students must shift homerooms and classmates for this to function, but we are minimizing the shifts anywhere possible. These new homerooms will go into effect on the first day of the 2nd term, 11/4.
  • You will be emailed your child’s schedule by October 30th
  • 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.
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Bienvenue Mr. Manuel!
Hola, soy Manuel Iñaki. I come from Torreón, in the North of Mexico, but I have lived in several countries (France, Spain, Dominican Republic...). I learned French at the Alliance française in my hometown but I could never have imagined what the French culture would become for me. As a matter of fact, I met my wife, who comes from the Dordogne, then I worked as a Spanish Language Assistant at a lycée in the Lyon Area; a few years later I taught Spanish Language and Literature at the Université de Strasbourg, where I also studied a Master in Spanish Culture at the same time. I also worked as a French teacher in Santo Domingo and as a French and Spanish teacher here in Nola. I love writing (I write a chronicle for a Dominican newspaper) and reading, music, movies, baseball, and futbol (the authentic one, with a round ball. A funny fact: my Mexican futbol team is also called the Saints, «Santos Laguna»)... I’m happy to live this new language experience at LFNO...
Mark your Calendar

  • Monday, Oct. 26 - Finance Committee Meeting
  • Monday, Nov. 2 - Staff Professional Development - No School for Students
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
Art Camp 504 now offers Virtual After School Enrichment Classes! Classes include: Drawing, theater, dance, D&D, cooking, photography, comics, printmaking and more!

Virtual art classes allow kids to interact directly with each other and their teacher. Our small class size (3-6 kids) allow campers to chat freely and receive high quality, individualized instruction. Scholarships available!

HOW VIRTUAL AFTER SCHOOL CLASSES WORK:
Most classes meet once a week for 60 minutes and include at least 30 minutes of “zoom hang time” after each lesson. Classes culminate in a final presentation for family and friends!

Sign up at ArtCamp504.org.
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