Since the arrival of Covid-19, the school systems in Louisiana have been hard at work ensuring students and faculty stay safe and healthy. As we look ahead, it is our upmost priority to address unfinished learning from the 2019-2020 school season. The Louisiana Department of Education has enacted the Strong Start 2020 plan to create a foundation for continuous learning in 2020-2021.
In order to adhere to the requirements set in place by the state, we as a district, are working diligently to finalize a solid plan for what the upcoming school year will look like. If a traditional start is not advisable by the state, we will be proposing a hybrid schedule for the 2020-2021 school season. Because Phase 2 only allows for 50% capacity in classrooms, we have decided the safest solution would be to split the school population in half.
NPSB school officials are asking the community to offer input on the new hybrid schedule for the 2020-2021 school season. We are encouraging parents, teachers, faculty and community members to fill out the survey below in order to help us gain insight to what would be the best choice if Natchitoches Schools went to a modified schedule in August. The survey is not a final vote on plans for the next school year and will only be used as a gauge to see what parents and students would be most comfortable with.
We will be accepting responses for the next few weeks. We are committed to the safety and success of our students and appreciate the support and participation of all parents, students, teachers and staff.