Coronavirus Updates

InspireNOLA Q&A Re: Coronavirus and School Closure
Updated: 6/30/20, 9:30 a.m.


General
1. Are school buildings currently open?
School buildings are open at limited capacity as of July 6. Please contact the school to make an appointment before arriving. Masks must be worn at all times inside the build.

2. Will the students need to make up the weeks of missed school for the 2019-20 year?                                                 The Louisiana Department of Education has advised that the required instructional time has been suspended and will not have to be made up. Students will not have to make up any days.

3. What if I want to enroll my child in an InspireNOLA School?
All InspireNOLA schools participate in the OneApp process. To enroll in any InspireNOLA school, you must https://enrollnola.org/apply-for-next-year/. New Orleans Public Schools is currently offering Late Enrollment is for K-12 families who are new to the city, new to public schools, or wish to transfer to a new school for the 2020-21 school year. The Late Enrollment process will be virtual this summer. InspireNOLA cannot enroll or accept any students on our own; all enrollments and placements must go through EnrollNOLA. 
4. How do I register my student? 
There are 2 options for completing the registration process: online or on paper. 
a. Online: You can register online by visiting this website. Please note, you will need your 15-character snapcode that was sent via email. If you did not receive the snapcode, you must physically come into the school’s main office with a government issued ID. (Snapcodes cannot be given out over the phone.)
b. Paper: You may complete all registration components on paper. Please visit your school’s main office to pick up a copy of the registration packet, or schedule an appointment in advance (by calling the school’s main office) if you would like to complete the forms on-site. 
5. Who can I contact if I have a general question?
If you have a general information question, please call 504-227-3057 or email info@inspirenolaschools.org.
Please contact your school leader if you have specific questions:
Alice Harte: robert.hill@inspirenolaschools.org 
Dwight Eisenhower: desmond.moore@inspirenolaschools.org
Andrew Wilson: sean.goodwin@inspirenolaschools.org 
McDonogh 42: jared.lamb@inspirenolaschools.org
Edna Karr: chauncey.nash@inspirenolaschools.org 
Eleanor McMain: john.green@inspirenolaschools.org 
McDonogh 35: lee.green@inspirenolaschools.org 
Pierre Capdau: Kamisha.gray@inspirenolaschools.org 

Academics & Learning
1. What will learning look like for students this fall?
InspireNOLA, along with the rest of the schools in the city, is currently working to develop a reopening plan, focusing on planning for every possible scenario to ensure students, staff and faculty are safe when students return, either in person or virtually, next school year. 
2. How do I get a copy of my child’s report card?
Parents can view their child’s grades and report card via the PowerSchool website (https://inspirenola.powerschool.com/public/) or the PowerSchool app on your phone. 
If you need assistance with your login or password, contact your school data manager:
Alice Harte: beth.olson@inspirenolaschools.org 
Dwight Eisenhower: beth.olson@inspirenolaschools.org
Andrew Wilson: kimberly.green@inspirenolaschools.org 
McDonogh 42: kimberly.green@inspirenolaschools.org
Edna Karr: henry.reed@inspirenolaschools.org 
Eleanor McMain: melissa.smith@inspirenolaschools.org 
McDonogh 35: stacey.davis@inspirenolaschools.org 
3. Who can I contact if I have questions regarding Special Education?
If you have a question regarding special education, please call Dianne Lewis at Dianne.lewis@inspirenolaschools.org or 504-330-0062. 
4. Who can I contact regarding support with FAFSA, college applications, transcripts, credit recovery, and/or social/emotional concerns?
Please reach out to your student’s counselor: 
Edna Karr: 
- 9th graders: Tiffany Henderson, tiffany.henderson@inspirenolaschools.org
- 10th graders: Royce Hooks, royce.Hooks@inspirenolaschools.org
- 11th graders: Neisha Riley, neisha.riley@inspirenolaschools.org
- 12th graders: Sundy Barjon, sundy.barjon@inspirenolaschools.org
Eleanor McMain:
- 9th and 10th graders: Winston Turner, winston.turner@inspirenolaschools.org 
- 11th graders: Dwyn Turner, dwyn.turner@inspirenolaschools.org
- 12th graders: Shontell Dollioe, shontell.doillole@inspirenolaschools.org
McDonogh 35: 
- 9th graders with last name A-L and 11th graders: Alicia Foucha, alicia.foucha@inspirenolaschools.org 
- 9th graders with last name M-Z and 12th graders: Gail Winsey, gail.winsey@inspirenolaschools.org 
5. What about ACT testing for 2020?
In addition to the three previously planned fall test dates on September 12, October 24 and December 12, ACT will also offer a remote proctoring option for the ACT test in late fall/early winter 2020. The fee waivers ACT provides to students from low-income homes will apply to the remote proctoring option. For more information visit the ACT website.
6. What about SAT testing for 2020?
Registration is open for 2020-21 SAT testing dates. You can view testing dates and register online.
 
Meals
1. Where can my child go to receive food during school closure?
There are multiple locations across the city and available to anyone under 18 years of age and those who currently attend a public school. Information about citywide food distribution, please visit https://nolapublicschools.com/covid19/nutrition. Regular Citywide Feeding Program Schedule: Every Monday, meals will be provided for two days. Every Wednesday, meals will be provided for three days. Community Feeding sites will NOT be open on Tuesday, Thursday or Friday. Service Hours: 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
2. What if I need help with meals beyond the "Grab and Go" distribution?
If you need meal assistance beyond our "Grab and Go" distribution, the Second Harvest Food Bank is assisting the Greater New Orleans community. The Food Bank is located at 700 Edwards Avenue in New Orleans. 
3. Do I have to pay for the "Grab and Go" meals?
No. This is a free service.

Employees
4. I am an InspireNOLA employee. When do I report back to work?
Employees will be notified in advance when they will be expected to return to work, based on re-opening guidance from the city and state. All employees are on call and should follow the direction of their direct supervisor. All employees are expected to check, read, and respond to emails within 24 hours. 
5. Are InspireNOLA school and support buildings open at this time?
As of July 6, InspireNOLA School buildings and the IST office are open at a limited capacity. Please check with your school leader before arriving at the school or make an appointment before arriving at the IST office. Masks must be worn at all times. 
6. Who do I reach out to if I have human resources questions?
Please email hr@inspirenolaschools.org with any questions. 

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