le 18 septembre, 2020
 Johnson Edition
(3rd Grade - 10th Grade)
Johnson Quick Reference Directory | Click Here
24 Heures du Mans - Results!
We have the results of our 24 hours of Sports! Thank you to all who participated. You should be proud of your hard work and dedication to
physical fitness! 
SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENTS
Dear LFNO Johnson Families, 
 
While we have been in school for almost a month, every week has presented new challenges and growth. After dodging multiple storms, welcoming all of our fantastic new French teachers, setting up online educational tools and home workstations, and always trying to keep ourselves and our families safe, it has been quite a month to say the least. Let us all take a collective deep breath. Ahh. Now let us look to the future. 
 
As was shared this summer, the plan was to maintain the virtual model through the end of term 1 for community safety and continuity of programming and planning for families and school staff. Happily, we see the numbers of Covid cases dropping and with the safe return of other schools, we too hope to return to on-campus education soon. At this point we anticipate utilizing an updated version of our hybrid model for school, while still allowing the option for families to select a 100% virtual model as well. Expect to see a survey soon collecting family preferences and feedback so we can plan and staff accordingly. We anticipate starting the hybrid Middle/High School plans at the end of October while we are considering a slightly staggered start for Upper Elementary after Fall Break. More information will be forthcoming regarding specifics for the next phase of the school year for the LFNO Johnson Campus. 
 
A big thank you to all the parents, students, and teachers who have shown strength and resilience to make this experience as positive and productive as it could be.
 
Sincerely, 
Principal Chana
GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS
JOHNSON POLICIES
Johnson Attendance Policy | CLICK HERE
Upper Elementary Grading Policy | CLICK HERE
Middle & High School Grading Policy | CLICK HERE



REMINDER! 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.
Meal Service
For next week's menu | CLICK HERE
PowerSchool
LFNO Johnson campus uses PowerSchool for grades and attendance. There is a parent and student facing portal that is now set up and instructions for accessing it will be mailed home next week. Please reach out to admissions@lfno.org if your home address has changed since completing summer re-registration forms. This replaces Unified Classroom, which we are no longer using.
Middle/High School Café | Watch the recording!
Thank you to all who attended the Middle/High School Parent Café; we hope you found event helpful. If you were unable to attend, you can access the video and the powerpoint that was shared.

Recording of the Café | Click Here
Powerpoint shared during the Café | Click Here
The French Remote Tutoring Program
The French Remote Tutoring program is starting at Johnson on 9/21. Students who received a high priority placement will start this week. Families have been contacted and the program's details have been communicated. For other applicants, more spots will open up as soon as more tutors' background checks clear up. Selected students will be contacted as soon as possible upon tutors' availability. 

  • SESSIONS: 4:00PM-4:45PM and 5:00PM-5:45PM.
  • Each student accepted into the program will be assigned one time slot, once a week on either Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, or Friday.
French books, subscription to écôle des loisirs
A great way to get away from screens! Your student can join the MAX Book Club to receive 8 books a year from November to June for different reading levels.
Books arrive at your home each month!
Learn more subscribe online HERE
Fill in the facilitator number: 1007
For questions email jdaltoe@lfno.org
Objective: The Moon!
Imagine - what if together, we could walk to the moon!? From September 23 to 30, all students in Brittany, France will record all their moves with friends, relatives (and overseas twins) to cover the distance between the Earth and the Moon, 385,000 kilometers.

On the 23rd, a step and kilometer counter will be available on the Rennes Academy website http://www.ac-rennes.fr/ 
They can walk, run, swim, ride, jump...
The aim of the operation is to remind young people to stay active despite the current situation.
Johnson Facility
 At the beginning of the summer, we announced the HVAC work to be done at the Johnson campus by NOLA Public School (NOLAPS). Although we are nearing the substantial completion phase of the project, some mechanical issues came up, causing some condensation in the building. NOLAPS has taken some steps to address the immediate issue. NOLAPS has also met with LFNO, the engineer and contractor to address the issue at the sources. LFNO will continue working to work with NOLAPS to ensure that all conditions are met for our school physical reopening.
CENSUS PARTICIPATION
Census statistics help determine the number of seats each state holds in the U.S. House of Representatives and how billions of dollars in federal funds will be allocated by state, local, and federal lawmakers every year for the next 10 years. Click Here to Participate
2019 - 2020 YEARBOOK STORE - OPEN
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.
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.
UPPER ELEMENTARY, 3RD - 5TH
Start the Adventure in Reading - FREE Tutoring
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. .
MIDDLE & HIGH SCHOOL



Getting to Know!
Yann Colin
Director of Middle School
Nationality? Français et British 
Languages spoken? Francais, English, and then I can create a jumble with German, Spanish and Italian 
My first job? First jobs were double shifts summer jobs - I would be selling peoples artwork during the day and then doing closing hours at a local pub. First job in education was as a high school English teacher in France.
Principal character trait? Inquisitive and I like to debate
Biggest character flaw? Definitely a huge sweet tooth 
Favorite sport? Rugby
My passions in life? Eating and cooking
What do I detest the most? Injustice 
My heroes and heroines in history? Rosa Parks, Noam Chomsky, Churchill, Simone de Beauvoir, John Lewis... 
A cause I support?  Equity and solidarity in our societies 
My greatest dream? To have time to continue to travel around the world
Cities I lived in before New Orleans? not in chronological order but by countries - Alexandria (VA) -Staunton (VA) - New York - Vero Beach (FL) - London - Oxford - Bournemouth - Paris - Bordeaux -Toulouse - Lyon- Dijon - Brussels ..... I might have forgotten a few 
Why Lycée? Because I believe in public schools who value inclusiveness, diversity and ambition for their scholars. Because LFNO is made of people from many different parts of the world and because I cannot wait to see all of the things that we as a community will accomplish as the school continues to grow.
My favorite quote? "If we don't believe in freedom of expression for those we despise, we don't believe in it at all" Noam Chomsky
Mark your Calendar
  • Wednesday, Sept. 23 - Upper Elementary Materials Pickup, 4:00 - 5:30 PM
  • Thursday, Sept. 24 - Middle/High School Materials Pickup, 4:00 - 5:30 PM
  • Thursday, Sept. 24 - Instructional Day - Students have virtual class
  • Friday, Sept. 25 - Staff Professional Development - No School for Students
  • Friday, Oct. 9 - Instructional Day - Students have virtual class
  • Monday, Oct. 12 - Friday, Oct. 16 - NO SCHOOL
  • 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