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1.5.21 School Closure Update

Dear Lycée Community,

NOLA Public Schools (NOLA-PS) has just announced that all schools will return to distance learning until at least Thursday, January 21st due to the troubling spike in COVID-19 cases in New Orleans. Lycée Français is following this guidance in order to protect the health and safety of our students, families, staff, and teachers. 

Starting tomorrow, Tuesday, January 5th, Lycée will not hold in-person instruction. Tomorrow instruction will be asynchronous, posted in Google Classroom in the afternoon as teachers prepare to move back to the virtual model. Please look for an email for next steps from your child’s teacher. 

This has been a very difficult decision to make and we understand that it may pose a burden to families. However, concerns regarding the health and safety of our community is and remains a priority.

Community meal services will continue to be offered. Communications from John Henry Trant is forthcoming. Also, Etre à la Page will be issued tomorrow. 

Please stay safe, 

The Leadership Team

After-school restraint collapse is a real thing—here’s how to deal with it

When Parker Kraychy started grade one, his mom, Kristi Kraychy, heard nothing but positive reviews about his behavior. He was a total angel, said his teacher; he worked hard and listened well. Naturally, Kraychy was pleased—but she could hardly believe it. That’s because Parker was routinely a hot mess at home after school. Angry, yelling meltdowns were an almost-daily occurrence for months.

If this sounds familiar, it’s because it’s a real phenomenon.


After-school restraint collapse is real—here’s how to help your child

Your children’s teachers insist they are as lovely as can be during the school day—but that’s not what you’re experiencing when 3 o’clock rolls around. They don’t have split personalities, they’re just experiencing something called “after-school restraint collapse.” And, according to experts, it’s both totally common and totally something we can help our children overcome.


Talking to your children about keeping their bodies safe contains shareable child protection resources designed especially for families, with tips on how to start sensitive conversations and reinforce safety rules.

It’s every adult’s responsibility to help keep kids safe from abuse, and open communication is one of the best strategies.


Talking to children about terrorism

In light of tragic events around the world, parents may wonder, “How do I talk about this with my child?” We are sharing this article from Ritamaria Laird, MA, LCPC, NCC, a leading expert in pediatric mental health in Chicago, as it may help you tackle this tough topic.

Anxiety in students: Turning it Around

Anxiety is a normal response to something dangerous or stressful. It becomes a problem when it shows up at unexpected times and takes a particularly firm hold. When anxiety is in full swing, it feels awful. Awful enough that anticipation of the feeling is enough in itself to cause anxiety. Read more here…