• Strong Start 2020

Strong Start 2020


August 14, 2020

On Friday, September 11, 2020, Governor John Bel Edwards signed a proclamation that moves Louisiana into Phase 3 of the reopening plan. In order to allow food service, transportation, and schools to adequately prepare for new guidelines, Natchitoches Parish Public Schools will officially move into Phase 3 starting Monday, September 21, 2020.

For more information regarding what student schedules and activities will look like in accordance with Phase 3 guidelines, please view our press release.


August 3, 2020

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, have worked diligently to finalize a solid plan for what the upcoming school year will look like. NPSB will be initiating 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 giving parents and students the option to continue face-to-face learning with the new hybrid schedule or register for online digital learning. The registration period for the Home-Based Digital Learning option is now closed. If you are a parent and have registered your student for virtual learning, your school administrator will be contacting all parents with further instructions. Parents who decide to send their students back to face-to-face learning in schools can learn more about our plans to reopen by viewing the resources below.

If you have any questions regarding the start of the 2020-2021 school year that were not answered in our Virtual Town Hall Meeting, please refer to our Strong Start FAQ. We are committed to the safety and success of our students and appreciate the support of all parents, students, teachers and staff.

For more information about the State's Strong Start 2020 plan, click here.