Lower School Edition
(Pre-K4 - 2nd Grade)
GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS

Academics
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 contact your ELA teacher for login help if needed.

Academic Contingency Plan
This document aims to clarify the contingency plan for the two following cases:
● Your individual child needs to quarantine because of COVID
● Your child’s class needs to quarantine because of COVID
Virtual Back to School Night Information
In a traditional school year normally we would open the school doors for all of you to experience a snippet of your student's typical school experience. Given the Covid-19 safety precautions in place as well as Hurricane IDA, we sadly cannot welcome you to campus at this time. Instead, your Back to School Night experience will be a virtual experience with each of the teachers on Thursday, September 30th. Each homeroom teacher will send you an email with a Google Meet link for a live session to present academic content and expectations for this school year.

HEALTH UPDATES
IMMUNIZATIONS 
Parents, please check that ALL immunizations are up to date for your student(s).

For convenience, see the link for the GNO Mobile Immunization Bus schedule or check with your child’s pediatrician.
 
Please send updated records to:



Routine COVID Testing

Louisiana Department of Health Partnership with Omega Diagnostics
As a reminder, LFNO has partnered with LDH and Omega Diagnostics testing to provide FREE weekly COVID testing for all students and staff. 
Please note, there is no testing for Johnson Campus due to students being in virtual instruction mode. 

NOTE: If you previously registered your child for testing, then you do not need to register your child again. They will be able to test each week on their testing date from that first registration.


 Below is the planned schedule for testing.
 Please note that the testing window will be the same every week. 
● Lower Campus Testing Window: Mondays 8:30am - 10:30am 

SIGN UP
(Please register each student at their respective campus location): Registration Testing Link for Lower School Students: CLICK HERE

A parent or legal guardian must register any minor under 18 years old. You will be asked to complete a one-time consent and HIPAA authorization form in order for the test results to be shared with the school and district. Testing is voluntary. The testing performed will be non-invasive anterior nasal PCR testing. Results will be delivered to you by text or email within 24 hours and the Omega Diagnostics team will follow-up with you directly if your child has a positive result.

For Color dashboard assistance, (unregistering, changing info, confirmation that you are in the system, etc.,) please email mycovidtest@color.com or call 844-352-6567. Their hours of operation are 8:00 am-7:00 pm CST daily.

Learn about the LDH Covid-testing program incentives | Click Here
OTHER RESOURCES FOR GETTING A COVID TEST
Here is the link to the Permission Slips and Registration for participants. To get tested, each interested tester must complete a one-time registration and consent found here: https://www.primarybio.com/l/neworleansps.
See below for testing sites:
Smart Phone
Communications
PikMyKid: 
Make sure your contact information and authorized pickups are also correct in PikMyKid for dismissal.
Extended Day Programs
Before & Aftercare:
Dear Lower Campus families, 
This is a reminder that before care begins at 7:15 AM. Please do not attempt to drop children off before this time, as staff will not be on site prior to 7:15 AM. Drop-ins are not allowed for before care. If you are not pre-registered for before care, do not bring your child(ren) before arrival time at 8:00 AM. Please email Mary-Devon Dupuy at mdupuy@lfno.org with any questions. 
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For Reference:
September Menus
Breakfast Menu | Click Here
Lunch Menu | Click Here


Board & Committee News:
Sign up for meeting alerts | Click Here
Board & Committee Google Calendar | Click Here

2021 2022 COVID-19 School Year Procedures & Operational Guidelines | Click Here

Lower School Quick Reference Directory | Click Here

2021 2022 Lower School Handbook | Click Here
2021 2022 Johnson Campus Handbook | Click Here
2021 2022 McNair Campus Handbook | Click Here
Mark you Calendar
October
11 - 15
Week
NO SCHOOL: Fall Break
Community Resources
OGDEN Museum event
Free Family Day & Vaccine Opportunity | Click Here
After School Art Club - Grades 2 - 5 | Click Here
Bridges Collaborative Student Contest
Open to K - 12 Students. Deadline Monday, Nov. 1st, 2021 | Click Here
Stay Connected
Lycée Français de la Nouvelle-Orléans | 504.620.5500 | info@lfno.org | www.lfno.org