As Labor Day approaches, we wanted you to know that our schools and facilities sustained minor damage from Hurricane Ida. We miss our students and are all anxious to have power restored to our homes, so we can begin to assess the damage and put our personal lives in order.
Many of our employees, students, and families who evacuated have not yet returned. While almost all of St. Bernard Parish will have power by tomorrow, major parts of Orleans, Jefferson, Plaquemines, and St. Tammany will not. A number of our employees live in those areas.
As such, St. Bernard Parish Public schools and offices will welcome our students and teachers back on Monday, September 13, 2021. This reopening date will ensure our families and staff are able to safely return home and are provided ample time to prepare for reopening.
As we do each day, we will provide a safe and caring environment for all of our students. We have food to feed our children, and milk, bread, and fresh produce are being ordered. Our buses are ready, and we have sufficient gas to operate them. We will be ready and look forward to welcoming our children back to school on Monday.
This has been a tough time for everyone, but we have experienced much worse. We have always pulled together as a family, and we will continue to do so — united.
Stay safe and continue to stay well,
Superintendent of St. Bernard Parish Public Schools