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LFNO 2021-22 COVID Procedures and Operational Guidelines – FAQ

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 Frequently Asked Questions

 Frequently Asked Questions

1. Will children be required to wear masks indoors? 

All students will be required to wear masks indoors.

2. Will there be a full time nurse at all 3 campuses?

There will be nurses available at all three campuses

3. Can community snacks be shared between students?

Only individually sealed and packaged from the manufacturer snacks will be allowed to be shared with other students in the classroom.

4 If a child is having a hard time wearing a mask, then will my child be able to take his/her mask off?

Our school nurses and staff will work with students who may have a hard time wearing a mask. School nurses will teach mask safety to all staff and students.

5. Is there any plan/intention to go virtual if there are multiple covid cases at the school? 

If multiple cases of COVID-19 are reported at any of our school sites, Lycee will consult with the Region 1 Office of the Louisiana Department of Health and Medical Advisors to review and determine when/if additional actions are required.  Should we need to pivot to a virtual instructional model, then we will communicate accordingly

6. Will Pre-K students need to wear masks all day? Or will they be allowed to take them off in their static groups?

PreK students will wear their masks all day except during lunch time. They will not be allowed to take them in static groups

7.  Will bus drivers and students be required to wear a mask this year?

Bus drivers and students will be required to wear a mask on the school bus.

8.  Will we have virtual learning if students have to quarantine?

a. Should a class be quarantined, then the class will move to a virtual learning model.

b. If an individual student is quarantined, the homeroom teacher will provide assignments to students to complete independently.

9.  Do adult faculty and staff have to wear facial coverings?

Face masks that properly cover the wearer’s mouth and nose should be worn indoors outside of your residence at all times, under the Governor’s statewide mask mandate. The order requires face coverings for everyone of age to be enrolled in kindergarten and older except for the following:

· Anyone who has a medical condition that prevents the wearing of a face covering

· Anyone who is consuming a drink or food

· Anyone who is trying to communicate with a person who is hearing impaired

· Anyone who is giving a speech for broadcast or to an audience

· Anyone temporarily removing his or her face covering for identification purposes

10.  Will the COVID swabs for testing be nasal or nasopharyngeal?

Lycee has partnered with Omega Diagnostic Testing for weekly COVID-Testing for staff and students. The COVID swab will be anterior nasal.

11.  What allowances are made for essential visitors?

Essential visitors are individuals who must enter schools or early learning centers in order to conduct visits in accordance with Louisiana law or policy. Essential visitors include, but are not limited to, individuals who:

• conduct CLASS® observations

• observe teacher candidates as part of the teacher preparation quality rating system 

• provide essential supports and services including, but not limited to, early intervention services, special education services, medical services or mental health consultation

12.  Are temperature checks required for students prior to entry into K-12 facilities?

  No. Students should be screened at home and prior to arrival at K-12 campus.

13.  What is Lycee doing to keep my child safe?

Lycee will continue to follow the mitigation measures set forth by the Louisiana Department of Health, LDOE,  and LCMC Children’s Hospital. Should these guidelines change, we will communicate these changes to our community.

14. Should the close contact definition of “15 minutes of exposure within 6 feet” be in one setting or should it be viewed in a cumulative manner?

On Wednesday, October 21, 2020, the CDC updated their guidance to state: “Someone who was within 6 feet of an infected person for a cumulative total of 15 minutes or more over a 24-hour period* starting from 2 days before illness onset (or, for asymptomatic patients, 2 days prior to test specimen collection) until the time the patient is isolated.”

16. Will air purifiers be placed in every classroom?

      Some air purifiers will be placed on each campus. As we receive our shipment of air purifiers, these will be distributed amongst each campus.

Meet & Greet – Tuesday, August 10

Due to COVID restrictions, there will be an updated version of our Meet and Greet this year. 
IN-PERSON Meet & Greet
PATTON CAMPUS:5951 Patton StreetPreK-2nd grade: Drop off supplies and meet your teachers outside. Teachers will provide a Signup Genius link to choose a time slot between 4:00 and 7:00 PM.
JOHNSON CAMPUS: 1800 Monroe Street3rd grade: Drop off supplies and meet your teachers outside.4th and 5th grade: Drop off supplies and meet your teachers outside (please bring your supplies on the first day of school, Thursday, August 12).

  • Families may come any time during the 4:00 and 7:00 PM window however to avoid crowds please see the recommended Time Frame by Last Name.  This is an opportunity to meet your child’s teacher and drop off supplies.   If you don’t know the classroom teacher’s name, we can provide that to you when you arrive.
  • A – I, 4:00 until 5:00 PM
  • J – R, 5:00 until 6:00 PM
  • S – Z, 6:00 until 7:00 PM

Please note: the event will take place weather permitting. We will be practicing social distancing and masking is mandatory. 

VIRTUAL Meet & Greet
JOHNSON CAMPUS:6th and 7th grade: Students should bring their supplies on the first day of school on Thursday and will get their schedule as well on the first day. 
MCNAIR CAMPUS:8th-11th grade: Families and students will receive a virtual welcome video to their campus video to be viewed at home. Students will learn who their homeroom teachers are and where to report on the first day of school. 

Please note: 

•PE uniforms will be distributed at school once they are delivered from NO VativeStudent schedules will be shared via email on Tuesday or Wednesday of next week


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Ask Sophie – Video Sessions

Do you have questions about French resources for the summer? Do you have trouble navigating some of the French websites? You want to ask about other French resources? You would like to discuss how to reinforce language proficiency at home when you don’t speak the language?
Connect with Madame Sophie, our Director of Academics, on Wednesdays at 4:00pm. She will provide support and answer questions about summer recommendations with a focus on French resources. The last video session (video #4) is Wednesday, July 22, 2020.

Video Session 1 | Watch Here

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Video Session 4 | Watch Here

Summer Resources 2020 Q&A with Sophie slideshow | Download

2019 – 2020 PARENT PACKET

Our handy back to school 2019-2020 Parent Packet is now available for download HERE. Additional information will be presented at Meet & Greet on Monday, August 12!

2016-2017 Hours – Updated!

Just as we at school seem to be in a continuous state of planning, we recognize that our parents have to make plans as well. In order to help you with your plans for next school year, we are announcing today the start and end times for each of our campuses for SY 2016-17. We put much thought into the hours of operation, and we recognize that parents will be affected differently by the decisions we make.
  • Patton Street Campus (Pre-K4 through 3rd)
    • Drop-off between 7:50 AM – 8:10 AM
    • Classes begin at 8:10 AM
    • Pick-up between 3:45 PM – 4:00 PM
    • Pick-up on Wednesdays 2:45 PM – 3:00 PM
  •  Carrollton Campus (4th through 6th):
    • Drop-off between 8:05 AM – 8:25 AM
    • Classes begin at 8:25 AM
    • Pick-up between 4:00 PM – 4:15 PM
    • Pick-up on Wednesdays 3:00 PM – 3:15 PM
  • Before care begins at 7:15 AM and after care ends at 6:00 PM on both campuses. 

We will continue to run our Priestley bus daily. It is our hope that our families find this information helpful as they begin to visualize transportation routes for the year ahead.

Registration for 2016-2017 now open!

Dear Parents,

Preparations are well underway for the 2016-17 school year, and we are very excited about making it the best year yet. To make the registration process easier this year and for years to come, Lycée has partnered with SchoolAdmin to make registration quick and painless. Parents and guardians are now required to re-enroll online. The SchoolAdmin registration portal is secure, and your information will be stored to carry on to the next year, saving you time and energy.

We ask that you take your time reviewing your family’s information in SchoolAdmin and making changes as needed. Once your forms have been submitted, you cannot edit them without our assistance, so please, do take your time!

By now, you may have already created an account. If so, please sign into your account and skip forward to step 4 to continue with registration. If not, please continue reading.

To create and account and authenticate it, please follow these instructions:

  1. Go to and click on Create an Account on the right.
  2. Put in your name, email address and create a secure password. Please save this information in a safe place that you can easily access later. Click submit.
  3. You will be directed to your Parent Portal. You will see a message saying You haven’t added any students yet. To add a student you can begin the admissions process, or enter your authentication code to access a student who is already in admissions or enrollment.”
  4. Click on the “Enter authentication code” and authenticate manually using your authentication code. Your authentication code was sent by email earlier today, May 2. If you do not have it, don’t worry! Please contact Cristina Sánchez or Joanna Sese at (504) 620-5500 ext. 1757 and ext. 1734, respectively. You can also email and
  5. You will then be asked to verify your identity in order to complete authentication.
  6. You are now signed in. You will be able to select ‘Complete Contract’ to begin the enrollment process and begin working on your Enrollment Checklist.

Once you have created your account and you are in your Parent Portal, please take a moment to review the information in your profile to make sure it is as accurate and updated as possible, and if not, please correct what is wrong.

Please complete registration by Friday, May 20, 2016. If registration is not complete by May 20, it will be determined that your child’s space at Lycée Français is unclaimed and will be offered to a new student wishing to enroll. If you are a current family who will not be returning for the 2016-2017 year, please list the new school your child will be attending so that we may forward your child’s records.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out.

Joanna Sese
Coordinator of Admissions & Enrollment
Lycée Français de la Nouvelle-Orléans
t. 504.620.5500 x1734

Meet & Greet

The 2015-2016 school year is well on it’s way. Here are some snapshots from our annual Meet & Greet.

Noches de Regreso a Clases

Por favor acompáñenos el próximo jueves 3 de septiembre y/o el jueves 10 de septiembre de 6:00-8:00 PM en las Noches de Regreso a Clases. Durante estos eventos podrá aprender más sobre nuestros programas, visitar los salones de su(s) hijo(a)s, ver cómo se preparan las actividades diarias, y conocer a los maestros y el personal de la escuela. Si tiene alguna duda en específico, favor de hacer una cita con el maestro o la maestra.

Para poder tener un evento exitoso, hemos creado el siguiente horario:

Jueves 3 de septiembre – Pre-Kinder, Kinder y 1er Año

Claiborne Campus:

Pre-Kinder – 6 PM – 6:45 PM Presentación de Grupo Entero Fellowship Hall
6:45 PM Visita a los salones
Patton Campus:

Kinder – 6 PM – 6:45 PM Presentación de Grupo Entero en Resto (cafetería)
6:45 PM Visita a los salones

1er Año – 6 PM – 6:45 PM Presentación de Grupo Entero en Iglesia St. Paul’s:
(esquina con Patton/Eleonore)
6:45 PM Visita a los salones

Jueves 10 de septiembre – 2ndo, 3ero, 4to, y 5to Año

Patton Campus:

2do Año – 6 PM – 6:45 PM Presentación de Grupo Entero en Iglesia St. Paul’s:
(esquina con Patton/Eleonore)
6:45 PM Visita a los salones

3er Año – 6 PM – 6:45 PM Presentación para Grupo Entero en Resto (cafetería)
6:45 PM Visita a los salones

4to Año – 6 PM – 6:45PM Presentación de Grupo Entero el Fellowship Hall
de la Iglesia St. Paul’s (primer piso de St. Paul) 6:45 PM – Visita a los salones

5to Año – 6 PM – 6:45 PM Presentación para Grupo entero en el Salón
6:45 PM – Visita a los salones

Los maestros de ingles son una parte integral de nuestros programas y por eso habrá un maestro de ingles para cada año en representación del equipo completo.

Por favor recuerde que las Noches de Regreso a Clases es un evento SÓLO PARA ADULTOS. Entendemos que algunos padres de familia pueden tener problemas para encontrar niñera o donde dejar a su(s) hijo(a)s, y por eso nos da gusto poder proporcionarle un servicio LIMITADO de guardería para las familias que no tienen otra alternativa para todos los niños de mínimo tres años de edad y que pueden ir al baño solos.

Para poder asegurar un ambiente seguro y con suficientes adultos para cuidar a sus hijos, les pedimos que se inscriban antes de las 6:00 PM el 2 de septiembre para los eventos del jueves 3 de septiembre, y antes de las 6:00 PM el 8 de septiembre para el evento del jueves 10 de septiembre. Los padres de familia que no tienen acceso a internet pueden comunicarse con Cristina Sánchez al 504-620-5500 extensión 1757.

Para inscribirse al evento de CLAIBORNE CAMPUS el 3 de sept. (Pre-Kinder) vaya aquí.
Para inscribirse al evento de PATTON CAMPUS el 3 de sept. (K-1ero) vaya aquí.
Para inscribirse al evento de PATTON CAMPUS el 10 de sept. (2ndo-5to) vaya aquí.

Es obligatorio hacer la pre-inscripción para la guardería; lamentablemente no podremos aceptar niños no registrados en el día del evento.
Este es un servicio con cupo limitado.

Una vez que su(s) hijo(a)s esté(n) registrado(a)s, recibirán un recibo electrónico con la cantidad que debe de pagar. También podrán pagar con cheque o en efectivo en la oficina de la escuela. La cuota será de $10 ($3 por los alumnos que califican para el Programa de Almuerzos gratis o rebajados), y habrá pizza para cenar.

Los niños inscritos deben de registrar su llegada con el supervisor del terreno de juegos del Campus que le corresponde. En caso de lluvia, el personal le indicará dónde ir.

El estacionamiento podrá complicarse debido a la cantidad de padres de familia que vienen a los eventos. El estacionamiento de Patton Campus se abrirá, pero si se llena como para el Campus Claiborne, al estacionarse en la calle favor de no estacionarse bloqueando las entradas a las casas y en lugares reservados para personas con discapacidad.

Espero verlos para que puedan conocer el universo en el que vive su hijo(a) todos los días, así como todas las personas con las que interactúa y poder aprovechar y establecer una conexión importante entre la casa y la escuela. Les agradezco de antemano por su apoyo, ¡y esperamos tener otro gran año escolar con su ayuda!

Marina Schoen
Dirección Académica

Back to School Night


Please join us on Thursday, September 3 and/or September 10, at 6PM for Back to School Night. During this important evening, you will have an opportunity to learn more about our programs, visit your child’s class, explore the daily environment, and meet teachers and staff. Should you have specific, individual concerns about your child, please set up an appointment with the teacher.

In order to have a successful and orderly evening, the following schedule has been created:

September 3 – Pre-K 4, Kindergarten and First Grade

Claiborne Campus:
Pre-K 4 – 6 PM – 6:45 PM Whole Group Presentation in the Fellowship Hall
6:45 PM Classroom Visits

Patton Campus:
Kindergarten – 6 PM – 6:45 PM Whole Group Presentation in the Lycée’s Resto!
6:45 PM Classroom Visits

First Grade – 6 PM – 6:45 PM Whole Group Presentation at St. Paul’s Church
(corner of Patton and Eleonore)
6:45 PM Classroom Visits

September 10 – Second, Third, Fourth, and Fifth Grade

Second Grade – 6 PM – 6:45 PM Whole Group Presentation at St. Paul’s Church
(corner of Patton and Eleonore)
6:45 PM Classroom Visits

Third Grade – 6 PM – 6:45 PM Whole Group Presentation Lycée’s Resto!
6:45 PM Classroom Visits

Fourth Grade – 6 PM – 6:45PM Whole Group Presentation in the St. Paul’s
Fellowship Hall (St. Paul first floor)
6:45 PM – Classroom Visits

Fifth Grade – 6 PM – 6:45 PM Whole Group Presentation in the classroom
6:45 PM – Classroom Visits

English teachers are an integral part of our program and for this reason, one teacher representative will be present at each grade level meeting.

Please remember that Back to School Night is a PARENT ONLY event.
We do understand that child care might be a concern for some parents, therefore we are happy to provide LIMITED assistance to parents who have no alternative, and for children who are potty-trained and at least 3 years of age.

In order to provide a safe and appropriately staffed child care environment, we ask that you sign up before 6:00 PM on September 2 for the event scheduled for September 3, and before 6:00 PM on September 8 for the event scheduled for September 10. Parents who do not have access to the internet, may call Christina Sanchez for assistance at 504-620-5500 ext. 1757

To sign up for CLAIBORNE CAMPUS Sept. 3 (PK4) click here.
To sign up for PATTON CAMPUS Sept. 3 (K-1st) click here.
To sign up for PATTON CAMPUS Sept. 10 (2nd-5th) click here.

Pre-registration for child care is required; unfortunately we cannot accommodate drop-ins.

This service is on a first come first serve basis.

Once your child is registered, an invoice will be sent electronically for the amount due. Parents/Guardians may also pay at the door with a check (to LFNO) or cash.
The fee for child care is $10 ($3 for students who qualify for Free and Reduced lunch); a pizza dinner will be provided.

Registered students should be checked with supervising staff at the playground of the respective campus. Parents will be redirected by staff in case of rain.

Parking will be difficult due to the number of families attending the event. The Patton campus parking lot is available, but if you are parking on the street, please be mindful of our neighbors Please do not block driveways and do not park in restricted areas, especially the reserved handicapped spots in front of the school.

I hope you will be able to join us and see the world your child inhabits every day, meet the people s/he interacts with and take advantage of this opportunity to build that all-important home-school connection.

Thanking you in advance for your continued support, we look forward to the excitement and energy of another great Lycée school year.

Marina Schoen
Director of Academics

Meet & Greet, August 13, 2015, 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Back to School Meet & Greet is on Thursday, August 13, from 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM. All families are invited to meet their teachers and drop off school supplies. This is an event for students and their parents/guardians.

Pre-K4 Meet & Greet:
5401 S. Claiborne Ave.
New Orleans, LA 70125
4:00 PM – 7:00 PM

K through 5 Meet & Greet:
5951 Patton St.
New Orleans, LA 70115
4:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Back to School Night Schedule

Back to School Night is this Thursday, September 11.

Group A: Kindergarten and First Grade
Group B: Second Grade, Third Grade , and Fourth Grade

The evening’s schedule is as follows:

6:00 – 6:50 PM: Group A will report to St. Paul’s Church (corner of Patton and Eleonore) for a general presentation by members of the school’s administration.

6:00 – 6:50 PM: Group B will report for focused grade level meetings with teachers and staff at the following locations:

  • Second Grade: in individual teachers’ classrooms
  • Third Grade: Patton Campus Resto!
  • Fourth Grade: Room 213 (upstairs, across from the library)

6:50 – 7:00 PM: Transition

7:00 – 7:50 PM: Group B will report to St. Paul’s Church (corner of Patton and Eleonore) for a general presentation by members of the school’s administration.

6:50 – 7:50 PM: Group A will report for focused grade level meetings with teachers and staff at the following locations:

  • Kindergarten (GS): Patton Campus Resto! (our school’s cafeteria)
  • First Grade (CP): Patton Campus atrium (second floor)

English teachers are an integral part of the presentations and will be present at each grade level meeting.

We’re back!

Les élèves du Lycée Français are living and learning. Here are some snapshots from the past week and a half.

2014-2015 Supply Lists

Back to school shopping, anyone? Each child needs supplies from his/her grade level list and English Language Arts (ELA) list, for a total of two lists. Pre-K4 students only need supplies from the “Moyenne section / Pre-K4” list, as ELA courses begin in kindergarten.

Moyenne section / Pre-K4

Grande section / Kindergarten

Cours préparatoire / First grade

Cours élémentaire 1 / Second grade

Cours élémentaire 2 / Third grade

Cours moyen 1 / Fourth grade

General ELA