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 Model for Grade 5 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).

WHEN YOU CHOOSE IN-PERSON LEARNING for your 5th-grade child:
-Students whose last name begins with A – K will attend In-Person on Mondays and Tuesdays and Distance Learning on Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays.
-Students whose last name begins with L – Z will attend Distance Learning on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays and In-Person on Thursdays and Fridays.
— The in-person school day begins at 8:00 AM and ends at 2:30 PM.
— Your child will have daily recess/outside time with their static group while maintaining social distance.

IN-PERSON ARRIVAL AND DISMISSAL
— 5th-grade students will enter and exit the school building using the S. Rendon St entrance near the corner of S. Rendon St. and Cleveland St. prior to 8:00 AM and after 2:30 PM.
— Students may arrive and leave by bus, car, or walk. Families that have a car should use carpool, not walk-ups in the afternoon. Bus details are in this form when you choose in-person.
— Students entering the building after 8:00 AM must enter the building through the main office.
— Carpool for third-floor students (Grades 5-8) will be on Cleveland St. with students exiting cars (after temperature checks) near the S. Rendon St. and Cleveland St. intersection.
— Siblings in grades PK-4th will not be allowed to exit in this carpool area and will be sent to the PK-4th carpool area.

BOTH HYBRID & DISTANCE LEARNING OPTIONS include the following:
-Teaching by Morris Jeff teachers and staff (both live and virtual)
-Community of learning
-Learning rigorous grade-level content through transdisciplinary IB units
-Enrichment and Spanish classes
-Access to special education and related services for identified students
-Assessment and monitoring of student learning
-Report cards and standards-based grading
-An expectation of attendance and participation in learning on all school days

**Due to staffing restrictions, change of homeroom placement may occur based on family choice of distance/in-person learning.