Dear Lycee Community,
Following NOLA Public School’s most recent guidance, Lycee will be starting the school year with a fully virtual educational model. Here is a link to NOLA.com article referencing the announcement made today, which is based on health data and rising cases of Covid19 community spread. Although we are a Type 2 state charter, we are following guidance of NOLA PS as our school buildings are located in New Orleans and the gross majority of our students live in the Greater New Orleans area.
While LFNO leadership has most recently focused on the details of the hybrid plan, we have shifted our energy to refining and finalizing the LFNO virtual model for the start of the 2020-2021 school year. This fully virtual model takes into consideration our collective experiences from the spring, feedback from teachers and families and increased resources accumulated over the summer.
We recognize this shift to the fully virtual model will come as a relief to some families, and will create additional layers of stress for other families. This is a difficult situation and we appreciate the strength of the community to support one another at this time, and always.
We are all disappointed to start the school year at a distance because Lycee is full of educators who love being with your children! However, this is a necessary, and temporary, sacrifice for the health and wellbeing of our students, staff, and families.
Please anticipate virtual reopening plans from LFNO by July 31st, including details such as; digital platforms, schedules per grade level, and changes to the first day(s) of school.
Thank you for your flexibility and support of our LFNO community, it is felt and appreciated across the board.
LFNO Leadership Team