School Operations for 2020-21

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.

Please use the links in this table for more information for our parents and students, as well as Official Resources for the latest on COVID-19
 PHASE 1  Contacts for Human Resources  Louisiana Department of Health
PHASE 2  Virtual Physician Appointments  LA Dept of Heath COVID-19 Dashboard
PHASE 3  Human Resources Coronavirus Updates Louisiana Governor's Office
ONLINE LEARNING  Covid-19 Resources & Leave Information Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Ascension Safe Start Guide (Updated 08/06/20)   Ascension Parish Government
 The Parent's Guide to Google Classroom   Ascension Parish OHSEP
Technology / Resolving Computing Device Issues   City of Donaldsonville
Internet Access for Students    Ascension Parish Sheriff's Department 
Chrome Extensions for Struggling Students and Special Needs    City of Gonzales Police Department  
Ascension Public Schools Literacy Resource for Accessible Online/Distant Learning   Louisiana Department of Education 

Zoom Cheat-Sheet for parents & caregivers

Zoom Cheat-Sheet para padres y cuidadores

  Department of Education
Guidance for Early Learning at Home    Department of State - Travel Advisories   

Continuous Education for Students with Disabilities Family Toolbox

COVID-19 Planning Considerations: Guidance for School Re-entry   


Student Meal Request Form for Curbside Pickup    

Family Toolbox for Students with Disabilities


Early Childhood (Pre-K) Phase 2 Parent Guide/INFORMACIÓN PARA PADRES 2020-2021

Fase 2 Reapertura


LA Department of Health

Coronavirus Information Line:


Monday-Friday from 8am-4:30pm