le 11 septembre, 2020
Dear Lycée Families, 

You may have heard our Mayor LaToya Cantrell who, during her press conference, stated that New Orleans is to remain in Phase 2 for now. 
Thank you to all parents/guardians who completed the Patton Re-Entry Feedback - Family Survey. Since some families are choosing to continue in a remote instruction model and some are opting for in-person learning, it is essential that we have the highest rate of survey completion so that we can make the best and most appropriate instructional and operational plans. Please complete the survey by September 17th. There will be follow up communications on next steps by September 25th. We are activating our community partners (Children’s Hospital, transportation and meal service vendors) to make sure we can support students and families in all areas of school life when in-person return becomes effective. 

Any relevant information about the Johnson Campus will be communicated by the end of next week. 

The Leadership Team 
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. Thank you for your patience while we crafted this yearbook.
Week 4 Grab’n’Go windows
  • Monday - Sept. 14th (10am-2pm)
  • Tuesday, Sept. 15th (10am-2pm)
General Information
Patton ReEntry Feedback Family Survey
Thank you to all parents who have shared your feedback on Lycée's current virtual educational program. Many NOLA Public Schools have shared plans that included rolling start dates for in-person educational options, focusing on the youngest students. According to the LFNO plan shared in July, all grades are planned to be virtual through the end of the term on October 30th, however, we are looking for your feedback at this juncture. The purpose of this survey is to gauge your needs and preferences to evaluate our resources and develop an earlier return plan of action. We remain committed to maintaining a healthy and safe community as well as providing the best educational opportunities for our students. CLICK HERE FOR SURVEY
Start the Adventure in Reading Free Tutoring
Know a grade 2 or 3 public or charter student could benefit from virtual reading support? Start the Adventure in Reading (STAIR) is providing FREE one-on-one tutoring. STAIR's virtual curriculum helps reinforce decoding, fluency, and comprehension skills. During the fall program, students will participate in a one-on-one, 60-minute virtual tutoring session once a week after school or on Saturday mornings, pre-recorded video lessons, have access to a year-long subscription to a digital library service, maintain a creative writing journal with weekly assignments and gain confidence in writing. To participate, visit stairnola.org or call 504-202-8187. Registration is closing soon.
Remote tutoring is no longer accepting applications from students. Remote tutoring will begin for 1st and 2nd grade at Patton on Monday, 9/21 from 2:15PM-2:45PM and from 3:00PM-3:30PM. Each student accepted into the program will be assigned one time slot, once a week on either Monday, Tuesday, or Thursday. Parents will receive this information via email next week.  
"Ask Sophie" - is back!
Our Director of Academics, Sophie Capmartin, is back on Thursdays answering your questions académiques - academic questions. Submit your questions before the session HERE.
  • The first session will be targeting pre-k and K levels/parents on Thursday, September 17 from 4:00-5:00pm.
  • The second session will be targeting 1st and 2nd grade levels/parents on Thursday, October 1st from 4:00-5:00pm.
Changes to the Academic Calendar
Please take note as there have been changes to the academic calendar.
Thursday, September 24 and Friday, October 9 are now instructional school days. Students will attend class these days. Friday, September 25 and Monday, November 2 will be staff professional development days - there will be no school for students on these days. 
You can find an updated version of the school calendar HERE
And don’t forget, the Google Calendar is available to sync HERE.
Asbestos Disclaimer
In accordance with AHERA, Asbestos Hazardous Emergency Response Act, a Management Plan has been prepared for each campus and approved by the State Department of Environmental Quality, DEQ. This management plan is available for review in the front office (for the Patton building) and in the front office (Johnson Campus) during school hours.
Office Manager,
Patton Campus
Nationality?  American
Languages spoken? English
My first job? Tasty Donuts
Principal character trait?  The ability to take a nap at any time of the day.
Biggest character flaw? Way too many to name!
Favorite Book- Jane Eyre
My passions in life?  My kids and road trips.
What do I detest the most?  Rudeness
My heroes and heroines in history?  Nelson Mandela, Jane Elliot 
A cause I support?  Operation Restoration
My greatest dream? For people to be more kind to each other.
Cities I lived in before New Orleans? Shreveport
My favorite quote? You don’t make progress by standing on the sidelines, whimpering and complaining. You make progress by implementing ideas. - Shirley Chisholm
Mark Your Calendar

  • Thursday, Sept. 17 - Ask Sophie - Session 1
  • Thursday, Sept. 24 - Instructional Day
  • Friday, Sept. 25 - Staff Professional Development - No School for Students
  • Thursday, Oct. 1 - Ask Sophie - Session 2
  • Friday, Oct. 9 - Instructional Day
  • Monday, Nov. 2 - Staff Professional Development - No School for Students
Lycée Français de la Nouvelle-Orléans | 504.620.5500 | info@lfno.org | www.lfno.org