It was a different venue but the same time-honored traditions that were celebrated when Chalmette High School hosted its annual Ring Day for the Class of 2021. Held on the field of Bobby Nuss Stadium, over 350 seniors took part in this ceremony which marked their first milestone towards graduation.
Whether it was pasta with a purpose, free dress days, or fried fish for friends in need, schools throughout St. Bernard Parish School District have continued to raise money and awareness for communities impacted by the devastation of Hurricane Laura.
The CHS Fighting Owls football team finally returned to the field on October 2 for their season opener and annual rival game against Holy Cross School at Bobby Nuss Stadium. While the team came up short on the scoreboard, the night was one of small victories in reclaiming Owl pride and normalcy in the face of Covid19 restrictions.
October 8, 2020
It is hard to believe that the end of the first nine weeks of the 2020-2021 school year is upon us. Thanks to the tireless efforts of our staff and the support of our families and students, we have been able to create safe learning environments where students can be academically engaged during this health crisis. While learning this year has looked different, we have worked hard to provide our students with the best educational opportunities possible.
For the upcoming nine weeks, much of our educational models as presented at the beginning of the school year will remain the same. Students in grades preschool through eighth grade will continue to report to in-person learning five days a week, while our high school students will continue on the hybrid schedule.
Our Virtual Learning Program is still in place and parents interested in the opportunity to transition their kindergarten - twelfth grade child to that educational model can do so for the next nine weeks by visiting www.sbpsb.org/virtualoption or by calling 504-301-2000.
Starting with the upcoming nine weeks, there will be a preschool virtual option for families. If your child is not currently enrolled in our preschool program and you are interested in enrolling him/her in the virtual option, please contact our preschool office at 504-267-3310.
As we look ahead, there are several updates I would like to share with you.
We have been in close contact with parish and state officials as well as the National Weather Service. If Hurricane Delta proceeds on its projected path, the impacts to St. Bernard Parish will be limited. Therefore, we will remain open for regular school and virtual instruction tomorrow. We will continue to monitor the storm throughout the evening. If anything changes we will make an announcement on our social media pages and our websites.
This has been a very active hurricane season. To date, we have missed six days of instruction which exceeds our allotted amount. As a result, instructional minutes will need to be made up. We are discussing the necessary changes to the school calendar to meet the instructional time required by state law and will provide updates when decisions have been finalized.
Report Card Conferences
Report card conferences were scheduled for the week of October 19. With social distancing measures still in place, having families in our school buildings will not be possible. Therefore, report cards will be sent home with students. Any parent interested in scheduling an individual conference with their child’s teacher will directly contact the teacher.
This year has taken all of us working together for the betterment of our students, and I am so grateful for the continued support, trust, and commitment of our families during these difficult times.
As always, stay well, stay informed, and stay connected.
Superintendent of St. Bernard Parish Public Schools