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LPSS makes adjustments to in-person learning for elementary students

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Posted at 9:00 AM, Aug 18, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-18 10:38:41-04

The Lafayette Parish School System has adjusted their in-person learning schedule for elementary students.

The school system released an updated Return to School plan on Tuesday, August 18.

LPSS says that students in grades PreK through 5 will begin in the blended learning model and quickly transition to attending school in person five days a week.

According to the plan, students in grades 1-5 will begin daily in-person instruction on September 14. By September 21, all elementary school students will return to the classroom for full-time, face-to-face instruction.

Changes have also been made to the school calendar and magnet academy transportation.

This is part of the school system's Phase II learning. See the updated school plans, here.

Superintendent Irma Trosclair says that more classroom space has opened up since 30 percent of K-5 students are enrolled online.

The first day of school remains the same with a start date of Tuesday, September 8 for students on the B schedule (students with even number address) and Wednesday, September 9 for students on the A schedule (Students with an odd-numbered address).

See the full updated Return to School schedule for Lafayette Parish below:

Teachers Return to School

Teachers return to campus on Monday, August 31, 2020, for Safe Start days to allow for the following:

  • Training on safety protocols and distance learning.
  • Preparing classrooms based on phased guidance. ·
  • Preparing for implementation of new classroom/school procedures.

Students Return to School

Beginning Tuesday, September 8

  • Students in grades 1-12 will attend school on alternating days which will be determined by the student’s home address currently on file.
  • Students with an odd-numbered address will attend school in person on A days (Mondays, Wednesdays, and alternating Fridays).
  • Students with an even-numbered address will attend school in person on B days (Tuesdays, Thursdays, and alternating Fridays).
  • Students who live in an apartment, duplex, or unit will use the actual number of the dwelling to determine the day for attendance. For example, Apartment #4 will attend with the even address students (A days), while Apartment #21 will attend with the odd address students (B days).
  • Students whose home address uses only letters will use the following to determine days of school attendance: A=1, B=2, C=3, etc.

Beginning Monday, September 14

  • PreK & kindergarten students will attend school face to face on the alternating A day/B day schedule using the same criteria as students in grades 6-12.
  • Students in grades 1-5 will attend school face to face daily.
  • Students in grades 6-12 will remain on the alternating A day/B day schedule.

Beginning Monday, September 21

  • Students in grades PreK-5 will attend school face to face daily.
  • Students in grades 6-12 will remain on the alternating A day/B day schedule.

Families who are enrolled in the Lafayette Online Academy and want their kids to return to school will have until September 3rd to change that registration.

Parents with questions not addressed in the new school plan can send questions to the school system via their website, here.

LPSS says a new a FAQ document will be posted to a newly created LPSS Learn Lafayette website that will launch on Tuesday, August 18. The website will serve as a district resource for new information regarding a safe return to school.

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