HOUMA, La. (WVUE) - Amended LPSD Return-To-School Plan 2020-2021 for Terrebonne and Lafourche Parish Schools.
Information provided by Terrebonne Parish Schools
Louisiana is currently experiencing record numbers of COVID-19, more than when schools abruptly closed in March. Terrebonne Parish currently has the highest infection rate in Louisiana (per 100,000).
In light of this resurgence of COVID-19 coses, Terrebonne Parish public schools will delay the opening of schools until the day after the Labor Day holiday (September 8). The remainder of school calendar (Holidays) will remain the some with days at the end of the school year added.
These are difficult times for our community. We must make decisions that are in the best interest of our students, staff and our community.
Sincerely, I remain,
Information provided by Lafourche Parish Schools
The Lafourche Parish School District is continuing to work through details and guidance to plan for the 2020-2021 school year. We are closely monitoring the COVID-19 Coronavirus situation, and we continue to receive guidance from health officials and the Louisiana Department of Education. We remain committed in keeping the health, safety, and well-being of our students and staff as our highest priority. Based on the recent reported increase of infection related to COVID-19, Lafourche Parish School District has amended the LPSD Back to School Plan.
Please be advised of the following amendments:
- Professional Development for All Teachers and Administrators:
Monday, August 3 – Tuesday, August 4, 2020
- Professional Development for All Employees:
Wednesday, August 5 – Thursday, August 6, 2020
- Records Day:
Friday, August 7, 2020
- Phase I - Virtual Learning for ALL LPSD Students:
Beginning Monday, August 10, 2020
(This decision was based on the recent reported increase of infection)
- Phase II – A/B Schedule implemented:
Monday, August 24, 2020 (pending reported infection within our community)
(Also, please be reminded that in Phase II, as in any Phase, students may opt for virtual learning.)
As we continue to prepare for the 2020-2021 school year, please understand that our Return to School plan will be altered and routinely adjusted as needed. We recognize that these are challenging times for everyone, but we must continue to make decisions that are in the best interest of our students, staff, and our community.
Jarod W. Martin
Superintendent of Schools