April 17, 2020
EBRPSS Families and Staff,
I hope you all had a peaceful, happy and healthy spring break holiday. Over the break, Governor John Bel Edwards announced the extension of school closures for the remainder of the school year. Our traditional system has been placed on hold, but learning must go on!
For distance learning to be successful, we must all play a part. Community partners are stepping in to aid with connectivity; schools are preparing to disseminate Google Chromebooks; and staff is working tirelessly to address potential needs. We know many challenges lie ahead for the entire EBR Schools family. It is imperative that we continue to progress and prepare for the upcoming school year.
Your child’s school and teacher of record will be reaching out soon to determine which families are in need of devices, Internet, and additional supports. The distance learning plan will take a combined approach through virtual classes and printed resources for those who need it. Additional online resources will be made available on our website early next week and schools will be communicating directly with families for further distance learning guidance.
High school principals and teachers are racing forward to meet the graduation course requirement needs of our senior class. In a typical year, diplomas are awarded in late May or early June of the graduating year. We intend to follow this timeline as closely as possible, despite the fact that graduation ceremony dates are still to be determined. This will allow students to continue with post-secondary and workforce plans without unnecessary delay.
- To view the senior course credit timeline and additional information, please visit our website.
- For more information from The Louisiana Department of Education, please view the Senior Course Credit and Graduation FAQ.
- The Louisiana Department of Education released K-11 resources on Thursday, April 16.
- Additional information on district level K-11 procedures will be made available soon.
This unprecedented time is stressful enough without the added pressures of gradebooks and promotion requirements. Please know that through the flexibilities provided to us by state officials, each student’s circumstances will be taken into account, and we will remain focused on our service to the HEART. This is a city wide effort. Together we continue to ‘Build the future of Baton Rouge.’
Superintendent of Schools
School closures present new challenges for parents. Watch this touching story from WAFB News.
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