le 25 septembre, 2020
Dear Parents/Guardians,

Thank you for sharing your feedback and choice on the Patton Re-Entry Survey. At this time, we plan to reopen our Patton campus on:

October 19 for PreKindergarten and Kindergarten student
PreK Staggered Start: 
  • Group A will start on October 19 
  • Group B will start on October 20
  • All students will start October 21
  • October 26 1st grade and 2nd grade students

Please review the Phase II reopening options, which will run through the end of second trimester, February 5th 2021:

  • Four Days in-person learning at school, Mon/Tues/Thur/Fri
  • Wednesdays will be a asynchronous and independent activities from home; building cleaning
  • Class sizes up to 25 including adults

  • Students will attend all classes remotely via Google Classroom, Mon-Fri 
  • Families, who have opted into the virtual model, will be virtual until February 5th, 202.1

Any family, who has not completed the reopening survey, will be scheduled into the virtual model. 

As we reopen, we will implement the following protocols to protect the health and safety of our students, staff, and families:

All students and staff will be asked to self-monitor for symptoms of COVID-19. If they are feeling sick, they should stay home from school. 
Temperature checks will be performed upon arrival.
All students and staff members will be required to wear masks or face coverings.

Students and staff will be frequently reminded about the importance of proper handwashing. Scheduled hand washing breaks have been incorporated in the daily school schedule. No-touch hand sanitizer units have been installed throughout our building.

The health, safety, and well-being of our school community remains our top priority. We are following sound protocols aligned with expert health guidance to ensure we are doing everything we can to protect our staff and students’ health. 

The Patton campus will host a Patton Campus - ReEntry Plan Café on October 2 from 4:30pm-5:30 pm to discuss more details of Patton ReEntry plans along with information on meal services, pick-up and drop-off procedures, and busing. See below for meeting links.

We look forward to seeing our students in our building again soon. As always, thank you for your patience, understanding, and flexibility.
Principal Duffauchard
Culture & Community Committee meeting,
Save the date: Please join us for the first Culture and Community Committee meeting of the Board on Wednesday, September 30th, 4:30pm to 6pm. An agenda with details will be sent out next week.
Patton Campus - ReEntry Plan Café - Oct 2
Please join the Patton Leadership Team on Friday, October 2 from 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm to hear the details of Patton ReEntry plans.

Meeting Link

Phone Numbers
PIN: ‪638 362 761#‬
"Questions Académiques" 1st & 2nd Grade - Oct. 8
Our next session is for 1st and 2nd grade families. Mark your calendars - it is scheduled for Thursday, October 8 at 4:00 pm. You can send your question in advance by filling out this form. The link for the meeting is the following: https://meet.google.com/nbm-vaik-ues
If you were unable to attend this week's Questions Académique for PreK4 and Kindergarten families, you can get ahold of the recording HERE and the link to the presentation HERE.
MAX Book Club Subscription
Every year, LFNO encourages reading in French : Through the MAX Book Club, every year, children all over the world receive 8 books a year from November to June, for different levels. Real creation books around which your child can build his very own personal library. 

Receiving one book a month in the current context is a real pleasure and helps not to leave all the room to the screens - to subscribe, please follow the different steps in the email sent by your child's teacher. Or follow the links below.

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
LFNO Dad's Club Announcement - Work day - Oct. 8
The LFNO Dad's Club would like to welcome any new dads at Lycee. Please join us for our first work-day of the year on October 3rd, 8:00 am at the Patton Campus, where we will tackle a list of to-do items from the school. Please wear a mask as we will maintain safe physical distance.
Any questions, email lfnodadsclub@gmail.com.

Also, if you use Amazon, please consider AmazonSmile, and linking to the Lycee Francais Dad's Club. The direct link is: https://smile.amazon.com/ch/81-4056742.

This provides us with a small amount of money for paint, lumber, and supplies we use on our work days.
Getting to Know!
Annie Neahring
Content Coordinator - Humanities
Nationality? American
Languages spoken?  French, English (aspiring Spanish)
My first job? Newspaper delivery girl when I was 11
Principal character trait? Enthusiastic
Biggest character flaw?  Workaholic
Favorite sport? Dance
My passions in life?  Cooking, travel, dancing, equity education
What do I detest the most? Dishonesty and laziness
My heroes and heroines in history?  Sojourner Truth, Gloria Steinem, Angela Davis, Malala Yousafzai
A cause I support? International Rescue Committee
My greatest dream? For racism and hate toward others to be eradicated
Cities I lived in before New Orleans? Chicago, Toulouse
Why Lycée?  I believe in public education and also offering high quality, equitable opportunities to all learners.
My favorite quote? "If there is no struggle, there is no progress." - Frederick Douglass
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.
Mark Your Calendar
  • Monday, Sept. 28 - LFNO Board Meeting at 6:30 PM (Virtual)
  • Wednesday, Sept. 30 - Culture & Community Committee Meeting
  • Friday, Oct. 2 - Patton ReEntry Plan Café 4:00 PM
  • Saturday, Oct. 3 - Dad's Club Work Day at Patton - 8:00 AM
  • Thursday, Oct. 8 - Questions Académiques - 1st & 2nd Grade
  • Friday, Oct. 9 - Instructional Day - Students have virtual class
  • Monday, Oct. 12 - Friday, Oct. 16 - NO SCHOOL
  • Monday, Oct. 19 - School Resumes
  • Monday, Nov. 2 - Staff Professional Development - No School for Students
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
Mad Science is now offering virtual STEM clubs for the Fall semester! We hope you will join us for engaging science workshops that are sure to instill a love of exploring the world through science. Our sessions start as soon as September 21st. Click here to learn more. 
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!

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.
Healthy Schools - September issue 
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