Ascension Public Schools announces the appointment of six new district and school leaders. Robyn Simmons, EdD, is the new Supervisor of Child Welfare and Attendance, Brent Ramagost is the new Supervisor of Information Systems and Technology, Nicole Elmore Joseph is the new Principal of Early College Option, Daniel “Keragan” McCready is the new Assistant Principal of Dutchtown High, Kim Uzee is the new Associate Principal of East Ascension High School, and Mary Reenie Laginess is the new Assistant Principal of East Ascension High School.
We look forward to connecting with your children starting next Tuesday, Aug. 10, 2021, whether for in-person learning or online learning. We first released our safety guidelines for operating schools for in-person learning on June 15, 2021. In those guidelines, we communicated that absent a mask mandate from state or federal officials, Ascension Public Schools and the Ascension Parish School Board would allow masks to be at the discretion of the individual based on advice from their personal healthcare provider. However, on Monday, Aug. 2, 2021, Governor John Bel Edwards issued a statewide mask mandate for Louisiana that requires businesses and organizations, including schools, to require the wearing of face coverings under certain conditions while indoors.