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Our school utilizes the SchoolMessenger system to deliver text messages, straight to your mobile phone with important information about events, school closings, safety alerts, and more. SchoolMessenger is compliant with the Student Privacy Pledge, so you can rest assured that your information is safe and will never be given or sold to anyone.

Resources

Families can log in and subscribe to PowerSchool to view information on grades and attendance, and behavioral information in Kickboard. Login credentials are distributed during orientation and can also be obtained by requesting them in person (for PowerSchool) or through the student’s homeroom teacher (for Kickboard). If you would like someone to guide you through the process of signing in or would like another copy of your login credentials, please contact the following individuals.

Kickboard Behavior Reports 

Mr. Oatis - Dean of Students 

joatis@noscihigh.org

(504) 494-0512

PowerSchool Grade Reports 

Ms. L. Smith - Front Office Manager

lsmith@noscihigh.org 

Transportation

Mr. Neveu - Director of Operations 

dneveu@noscihigh.org

(504) 359-8512

Mindfulness Practice
Mindfulness is the practice of purposely bringing one's attention to experiences occurring in the present moment without judgment. View our digital resources for mindfulness activities. More
Wellness Policy
Sci High is committed to the optimal development of every student. We believe that for students to have the opportunity to achieve personal, academic, developmental and social success, we need to create positive, safe and health-promoting learning environments at every level, in every setting, throughout the school year. More

Mr. Richards - Family Liasion 

(504) 324-7061 

Mandated Reporting

All teaching or child care providers (anyone who provides or assists in the teaching, training, and supervision of a child), as well as organizational or youth activity providers (amongst many other mandatory reporters) must report to the proper authorities instances in which they have reason to believe that a child's physical or mental health or welfare is endangered as a result of abuse or neglect, or that abuse or neglect was a contributing factor in a child's death.

Department of Child and Family Services toll-free hotline 1-855-4LA-KIDS (1-855-452-5437).

Families in need of DCFS services should contact their office using the toll-free hotline: 1-855-4LA-KIDS (1-855-452-5437).

Policies

Parents or guardians should contact the New Orleans Charter Science and Mathematics High School if they wish to get information or have an issue related to the following: 

  • Disagreement with a teacher or staff member at the school
  • Student records, except if the school is no longer open
  • Discipline decisions, except if it could involve expulsion or special education
  • Issues with another student at the school
  • Student has been expelled or there are other serious discipline issues
  • Student isn’t receiving needed special education services
  • Student is in danger and the school has not responded    
  • Any other serious legal, safety, or special education issues that the school has not addressed

If Sci High – through its Title I Programming – is not providing services in accordance with state and federal regulations, a parent may file a complaint in accordance with the Louisiana Handbook for School Administrators (page 12), which is available online at: http://www.doa.louisiana.gov/osr/lac/28v115/28v115.doc. Parents may also request a copy of this bulletin by calling the LDOE's toll free number at 1-877- 453-2721. 

The Sci High Student Fee's policy governs the assessment, collection, and use of required curricular and co-curricular fees charged to students, their parents, or their legal guardians, as well as the, requesting of school supplies. More

Federal law requires all schools to inspect their buildings for asbestos-containing materials and to develop Asbestos Management Plans for those materials found. Our school has completed this Asbestos Management Plan. More

According to the Federal Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), parents and eligible students have the right to: 1. Inspect and review the student’s education records; 2. Seek amendment of the student’s education records that are believed to be inaccurate, misleading, or otherwise in violation of the student’s privacy rights; 3. Consent to the disclosures of personally identifiable information, except to the extent that FERPA and the School Board authorize disclosure without consent; and File with the United States Department of Education. 

U.S. Student Privacy Policy Office

When providing information to the LLA Hotline, please include sufficient detail (describing who, what, where, when, why, and how) to allow us to fully evaluate your information. Although we will consider anonymous information, providing us with your name and telephone number will allow us to contact you with any additional questions that we have. (Louisiana Legislative Auditor | Report Fraud | Overview)