Rowley Alternative School


  • Letter from the Principal 

    Dear Parents and Families,

    I hope this letter finds you and your family well and safe. Recently, St. Bernard Parish Public School District released a district-wide Plan for the 2020-2021 School Year. This plan detailed the physical, environmental, and wellness standards we will be operating under this upcoming year. 

    As outlined in this document, the current plan is for C.F. Rowley Alternative School to begin the 2020-2021 school year back on campus every day.  This means that students will be reporting back to the physical school building while maintaining the health and wellness guidelines outlined by the school district and state officials.  

    To prepare for the beginning of the school year, you can find important information such as school supply lists, dress code, and attendance policies by visiting Strong Start.

    School Calendar

    St. Bernard Parish Public School System will delay the start of the 2020-2021 school year for students in grade K-12. The school year will now have a staggered start beginning August 11-14 to ensure safety protocols are well established and employees are trained and prepared for the  learning model in place at that time. 

    The day students will attend the week of August 11 will be determined by the student’s last name.

    Tuesday, August 11 | Students with last names beginning with A-D

    Wednesday, August 12 | Students with last names beginning with E-K

    Thursday, August 13 | Students with last names beginning with L-Q

    Friday, August 14 | Students with last names beginning with R-Z

    Monday, August 17 | All students report to school

     We are currently not amending the school calendar, and school holidays will remain the same. If changes need to be made throughout the year, we will keep you informed.

     Please note, the district is in close contact with the Office of Public Health. Changes to the starting date for students may occur upon further guidance. Please continue to check our website and social media account for the latest information.

    Further information regarding school specific procedures and policies can be found on our school website.

    Students will receive a back to school packet on the first day of school.  Enclosed are important forms that need to be filled out to ensure that we can best serve all of our students and that we can provide consistent communication to parents and families.  

    Our administrators and teachers are currently working around the clock to provide a safe, inclusive, and empowering learning environment for all students that prioritizes student and staff wellness.

    Thank you for your continued support and trust as we navigate this ever-changing and very fluid situation. Please call our school at 504-301- 4001 with any questions or concerns.



    Joe Cipollone