November 25, 2020 Update

Dear Ascension Public Schools Families,

Yesterday, Governor John Bel Edwards issued a new Executive Order for Louisiana’s response to COVID-19.  During his press conference, he complimented the work of Louisiana’s schools and applauded the efforts to follow safety guidelines that enable schools to offer in-person learning while mitigating infectious spread. 

In Section 4 of the recent Executive Order, BESE is authorized to issue a policy, rule, and/or regulation allowing schools to continue operating under Phase 3 Guidelines. As such, Ascension Public Schools will continue to operate within Phase 3 guidelines to provide both in-person learning and other in-person, school-related activities. This is the same as how our schools operated prior to our release for the Thanksgiving Break, which includes services to students who have opted for 100% online learning.

We look forward to supporting our students, whether in-person or online, to successfully complete the first semester of this school year. 

On a final note, please be reminded many of our high school students will be participating in LEAP 2025 testing during the final three weeks of this semester. High schools will be creating schedules that best accommodate smooth testing administration that may include online days for students not involved in testing. Those details will be provided by each school early next week.

Have a Happy Thanksgiving! We look forward to resuming school on Nov 30th.

Respectfully,
 
David Alexander
Superintendent
Ascension Public Schools