NOLA Public Schools is allowing students in grades 5-12 to begin to return for in-person learning on October 12, as long as the health data remains strong and validated by the NOLA Department of Health.
Morris Jeff offers a Hybrid Schedule for Grades 9-12 students beginning October 13. The student will attend in-person school two days a week and complete three days a week of distance learning beginning October 13.
ALL students who attend school “in-person” will be required to:
— stay home if sick and/or have symptoms consistent with COVID-19 (cough, fever, body aches, runny nose, sore throat, fatigue, headache, loss of taste or smell, nausea, vomiting or diarrhea) and/or have had contact with someone with a positive COVID-19 diagnosis.
— have a temperature check prior to entering the school building each day.
— wear a face-covering covering the mouth and nose (unless medical documentation is in place for a waiver).
— wash hands upon entering the building, a minimum of every 2 hours during the day, and upon exiting the building.
— stay in a static group of students (up to 25) and, have all their classes in one physical classroom throughout the school day.
— remain socially distant from others while in the classroom as much as possible.
— do classwork in assigned areas/desks.
— eat in classrooms. Breakfast and lunch will be provided for students who wish to eat school meals.
— use restrooms in static groups at scheduled times during the day.
— bring bottles of water from home. Water fountains are inaccessible.
— bring school supplies every day. Students cannot share supplies.
— use school Chromebooks at school. To ensure cybersecurity, personal devices won’t have access to our school’s wifi network. If a student has borrowed a school device, the student will be required to bring it back to school for in-person learning.
(NOTE: The school reserves the right to add or revise guidelines for safety and health per New Orleans Department of Health.)
IMPORTANT: Changes in students’ participation via distance learning or “in-person” status may only be made at the end of each quarter (December 18 and March 10).
Beginning October 13 for all students, every high school period becomes a 60-minute class with an embedded 15-minute break. In each class, the teacher will alert all students at home and in the building about the break. Times will vary. The breaks are timed to coincide with handwashing breaks for students in the building. Advisory changes to 7:45-8:00 AM for all students.
WHEN YOU CHOOSE HYBRID SCHEDULE for your high school student:
— 9th Grade will attend In-Person on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays and Distance Learning on Thursdays and Fridays.
— 10th Grade will attend Distance Learning on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays and In-Person on Thursdays and Fridays.
— 11th Grade will attend In-Person on Mondays and Tuesdays and Distance Learning on Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays.
— 12th Grade will attend Distance Learning on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays and In-Person on Thursdays and Fridays.
— The in-person school day begins at 7:45 AM and ends at 3:00 PM. Advisory for all is 7:45-8:00 AM.
— Students must know the name of his/her/their Advisory teacher.
— Students are already grouped according to Advisory classes as static groups. Teachers will rotate in and out of classes.
IN-PERSON ARRIVAL AND DISMISSAL
— Students may arrive at 7:35 AM.
— Students must know the name of his/her/their Advisory teacher upon entering school.
— Students will be greeted for school entry by the advisory teacher and will use a dedicated entrance unique to each student’s Advisory. View slides below to learn the entrance for your student.
LUNCH ON CAMPUS
Weather permitting, students will have lunch outdoors, within static groups, and have an opportunity for a health/exercise/wellness activity led by Coach Milton.
BOTH IN-PERSON AND DISTANCE LEARNING INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING:
— Each student’s schedule will remain in the same sequence with the same teachers.
— On October 13, Advisory is at 7:45 – 8:00 AM for all students (whether in-person or in distance learning).
— Attendance requirements for days present and instructional minutes to earn Carnegie units are unchanged.
— Students are encouraged to join teachers for Office Hours from 3:00–3:40 on the teacher’s 3 designated days of availability.