Chamber Chat - 8/22

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Good Evening Sci High Families,

This is a reminder that starting tomorrow, Monday, August 23, students will attend virtual classes for 2-weeks due to operational challenges related to COVID-19 absences. We anticipate students to return on Tuesday, September 7th. We recognize that our students learn best in-person however at this time we need to ensure meaningful learning continues this school year.

Please see important information for the upcoming switch to virtual classes and other announcements below:

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Bell Schedule

Students will continue to follow the current bell schedule with Homeroom beginning at 7:40 am and with 4th Period ending at 3:15 pm.

Technology

Students in need of internet access at home are eligible to receive a hotspot from our school. Students should notify their homeroom teachers to coordinate pickup from the school.

Meals

Sci High will offer curbside meals for students. Curbside breakfast/lunch pickup will start on Monday, August 23, 2021. Pick-up days will be on Monday (covers Monday and Tuesday) and Wednesday (covers Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday) from 11 am to 1 pm in front of the school. As of now, this service will continue through Wednesday, September 1, 2021.

Vaccines and COIVD-19 Testing

The School-Based Health Center will continue to provide vaccines and testing for students and families during this time. Families should contact the clinic at (504) 613-5648 to schedule a vaccination. This is open to all students and family members.

Remember, masks and vaccinations -- they work!

Best regards,

Monique G. Cola, Ph.D.

Head of School


Announcements

Back to School Night (August 23) and Back to School Dance (August 28) has been rescheduled due to the virtual learning change. Details regarding the date and time of the event will be shared in a separate message.

Sign up for the new Sci High Jazz Band

Students interested in trumpet, trombone, saxophone, piano, guitar, bass, and/or drums should contact Ms. Muse or Mr. Neveu to join Sci High's new Jazz Band.

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Join the Africana History Club

If you are interested in joining the Africana History Club please email Mr. Rankins (drankins@noscihigh.org) for an invitation to a meeting on August 24, 2020 from 3:30pm- 4:30pm.


Athletics

Support our volleyball team now through September 6th by ordering gourmet popcorn from Poppin Popcorn online. Proceeds from this fundraiser will be used to support the team's activities, purchase supplies and uniforms. Visit the school's website noscihigh.org/funderaisers to order. For more information please contact Coach Lucien (volleyball@noscihigh.org).


School Based Health Clinic

The School Based Health Center will continue to be open during the 2-week virtual learning period providing care, as well as COVID-19 vaccinations. Consent forms to receive services are required. Families can download and complete consent forms at the following link or complete the forms at the clinic.


Community News

Student Opportunity- Mayor’s Youth Advisory Council

The application period to join the Mayor’s Youth Advisory Council (MYAC) opens this week! All 8th-12th graders are invited to apply. Interested students may learn more about MYAC and apply at www.nola.gov/myac .

In addition to the application, a mandatory letter of recommendation must be sent to anamaria.villamarin-lupin@nola.gov .

Children's Programming at Longue Vue

Longue Vue has 3 major programs for kids this Fall, spanning in age range from 0 to 16. Check out the descriptions below and see flyers attached.

Vue Crew After School

This Fall, we will spend the semester planning, planting, and maintaining a garden bed in the Discovery Garden! Camp Counselor Teyonna Lofton will be back at Longue Vue working alongside me to teach children ages 5-10 how to grow their own food from seed. Vue Crew is a semester-long program that meets Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:30pm to 5:30pm from September 7th to November 24th.

Sprouts

For those of y’all who work with younger children, check out our Early Childhood Enrichment program—Sprouts! Sprouts is meant to encourage creativity, free play, and tactile experiences for children ages 5 and under. This Fall, it will take place on Saturday Mornings on the first and third week of the month.

Junior Historians

If your students are a bit older, please check out Junior Historians! This program for teens ages 11-16 offers a chance to work alongside the Longue Vue curatorial team as they research Stern family history, preserve our decorative arts collection, and prepare exhibits. This program will run on Saturday Mornings from 10:00am-12:30pm from September 11th to October 2nd.

Operation Spark FREE after-school coding classes for 10th-12th graders. Students can sign up at bit.ly/opsparkafterschool through next Thursday, August 26. (Frequently Asked Questions)