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COVID-19: FAQs following the closure of Louisiana schools

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Posted at 11:40 AM, Apr 16, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-22 14:32:33-04

Effective Monday, March 16, 2020, all public schools in the State of Louisiana shall close facilities to students through the spring semester.

  • Instructional time will not need to be made up.
  • Standardized testing has been waived.
  • If you were on track to graduate, you will graduate.
  • All LHSAA winter/spring sports have been cancelled.

TOPS Requirements:

  • Suspending requirement to get a qualifying ACT score before April; you now have until September 30th.
  • Courses that are given a pass/fail will not be included in the student's GPA; They will count as satisfying the core curriculum requirements
  • If you need classes to fulfill the core curriculum, you can take them over the summer.

ACT Testing
The ACT has rescheduled the test that was to happen on April 4 to June 13.

Latest information from the Louisiana Department of Education.

Acadia Parish School Board
- Will participate in the Emergency-Meals-To-You partnership with Baylor University

Evangeline Parish School Board
- Participating in the Meals-to-You program
- Also updating their Facebook page which can be found HERE.

Iberia Parish School Board
- Participating in the Healthy School Food Collaborative which delivers free meals for a week at a time

Jeff Davis Parish School Board
- Has not yet made a decision on whether to continue Grab & Go Meals
- Also updating their Facebook page which can be found HERE.
-Jefferson Davis Parish tentative graduation dates announced HERE.

Lafayette Parish School Board
- Answers to frequently asked questions can be found HERE.
- They will be participating in the Meals-To-You program with Baylor University.
- Board meetings will be streamed on Youtube and individuals are allowed to call in with questions (337-521-7018)
- Junior Ring ceremonies will be postponed until the next school year; Seniors have been given instructions on how to pick up their supplies

St. Landry Parish School Board
- Will be partnering with the Healthy School Food Collaborative beginning on 4/20
- Has also been updating via their facebook page HERE

St. Martin Parish School Board
- Graduation ceremonies will take place at some point
- They are also updating their facebook page HERE
- Participating in the Meals-to-You program with Baylor University
-Live-streaming board meetings on Youtube

St. Mary Parish School Board
- Participating in the Meals-to-You program with Baylor University
- They are also updating their facebook pageHERE.

Vermilion Parish School Board
- Providing food through VPSB meal program. Those who missed the deadline or don't qualify can contact Christian Service Center, and meals will be delivered to you.