InspireNOLA Frequently Asked Questions

Updated: 1/5/21, 2 p.m.

COVID-19 Updates


Due to the increase in the number of cases of and positivity rates for COVID-19 in New Orleans, all New Orleans schools, including all InspireNOLA schools will be 100% virtual until further notice.

What does 100% virtual learning mean?

This means all InspireNOLA students at all grade levels prek-12 will remain at home and receive a full-day instruction from their teacher(s) via Google Classroom. Instruction will follow regular school hours and regular daily schedules.

How are classes being taught?

InspireNOLA teachers are live-streaming classes via Google Classroom. If you need assistance, visit our Google Classroom Resources page.

Will students receive grades?

Yes, all students will receive grades. Your child’s teacher can provide specific information on class grades and assignments, and you can review InspireNOLA’s Pupil Progression Plan.

When is curriculum pickup?

Curriculum pick up (if needed) will take place on Friday, January 8th, Monday, January 11th,  and Tuesday, January 12th. Schools will communicate individual schedules for students. Any other requests must be approved in advance by the school leader.

Are teachers taking attendance?

Yes. Teachers are taking attendance for each class. As seat time has NOT been waived for the 2020-21 school year at this time, it is important that students be present for each lesson throughout the regular school day.

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.

What if my child has an IEP and receives specialized instruction?

Our academics team, along with our teachers and administrators, is considering every student individually to ensure they are receiving the personalized support they need. Students will continue to receive accommodations and specialized instruction, as per their IEP.

Will there be LEAP testing this year?

At this time, LEAP assessments for the 2020-2021 are still scheduled to take place.

Who do I contact if I have technical or technology issues?

Please contact the IST Tech Hotline at  504-500-8938 or  https://inspirenola.sysaidit.com/servicePortal

Will learning hubs be offered?

In-person learning hubs will not be offered at this time.

Will there be any extra-curricular activities or field trips?

At this time, no extra-curricular activities (including band, school clubs, organization and group activities) or field trips will take place.

Will athletic games and practices still occur?

InspireNOLA athletic teams are following the guidance of the Louisiana High School Athletic Association (LSHAA).


When will students be returning to in-person instruction?

InspireNOLA Charter Schools is working with NOLA-PS to continue to monitor COVID-19 data and trends, and will provide updates as soon as they become available.


What if I need to pick up my child’s medicine from the school?

Nurses will be available at each school on Monday, January 11th and Tuesday, January 12th from during regular school hours for medication pickup. 

Where can my child go to receive food during virtual learning?

Meal distribution is available Mondays and Wednesdays at Alice Harte (beginning Wednesday 1/6), McDonogh 35 (beginning Wednesday 1/6), and Andrew Wilson (beginning Monday 1/11). Students from any school may receive food from any location. Additionally, NOLA Public Schools will continue to provide a list of all schools providing community feeding to any student on their website.

What if my child needs medical assistance?

McDonogh 35 will serve as a medical hub for InspireNOLA staff, students and parents weekdays from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

What if I and/or my family need additional assistance during this time?

Please visit our resources page

Who can I contact if I have additional questions?

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:

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