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Dear Audubon Families,

As we communicated last week, NOLA Public Schools recently released updated guidance on safely reopening schools during the COVID-19 pandemic. In line with this guidance, all students at Audubon will return to school in August 2020 via distance learning.

As we prepare for a virtual return to school for all students, we want to assure families that we are dedicated to ensuring that all Audubon students receive quality virtual instruction. We have continuously worked to refine and streamline our delivery of instruction and student support services for this upcoming school year. We have created a Distance Learning Plan that details our commitments as a school in providing virtual learning, our expectations for our students, and examples of what a day in the life of our students may look like during distance learning.

We are excited to get back to teaching and learning at Audubon. As you prepare for the school year, below is information on our virtual return to school and a link to our Distance Learning Plan.

VIRTUAL ORIENTATIONS

 

PARENT ORIENTATION: July 30th (VIA ZOOM)

  • 9am: Broadway
  • 11am: Milan
This meeting will review procedures and plans for this school year. The meeting will be recorded and shared on ParentSquare for parents who are unable to attend at the designated meeting time. Zoom links will be shared at a later date.
 

GRADE LEVEL MEETINGS FOR PARENTS AND STUDENTS: August 7th (VIA ZOOM)

Meet the team that will be teaching at each grade level and discuss plans for this school year. A get-to-know-you session for students, parents, and teachers to meet before the start of school. Zoom links and times will be shared at a later date.


STUDENT ORIENTATIONS - UPDATED

Rather than hosting in-person orientations, we will host virtual student orientations. Teachers will be sending out invitations next week. PLEASE NOTE THAT THESE ORIENTATION DATES AND TIMES ARE DIFFERENT THAN THE IN-PERSON DATES PREVIOUSLY RELEASED IN OUR INITIAL RETURN PLAN RELEASED ON JULY 15th.  Orientations will cover a meet and greet with fellow students and teachers, how to log into Chromebooks and Google accounts, online learning etiquette, and daily schedule overview. We expect student orientations to last no more than two hours.

PRE-ORIENTATION PREPARATION


Technology

As a school, we have been scaling up our technology resources to accommodate distance learning for all students. It is recommended that there is a 1:1 ratio of students to technology in each household so that all students can successfully participate in distance learning. Students in need of technology for distance learning will be issued a school device. 

 

Technology Distribution and Set Up Dates

For families who would like to borrow technology from the school, we will have technology distribution at each campus on August 6th and August 8th. August 10th and 11th will be used for families to ensure their students can successfully log in to their device and google account. There will also be a technology help desk available to field calls and questions to troubleshoot prior to orientations. All help desk requests should be sent to technology@auduboncharter.com and a help desk staff member will respond via email or phone to support. 

 

How-To Videos

We are working on curating and creating specific videos to support our students and families that will be shared prior to orientation. In the meantime, we do encourage students and families to familiarize themselves with the google suite. Selected helpful videos and resources are linked below: 

Google Account Login 

2020 Parents' Guide to Google Classroom

Guardian’s Guide to Google Tools

Parent Video Guide to Google Classroom

Google Classroom Help

SCHOOL SUPPLIES:

  • To access a list of supplies for your child’s grade level and program, CLICK HERE

  • Families who ordered school supply kits through First Day School Supply will be able to sign up to pick up their kits. Information will be sent to impacted parents via ParentSquare.
     

CONTACT FOR QUESTIONS:

CLICK HERE TO ACCESS OUR DISTANCE LEARNING PLAN
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OUR SCHOOLS:
Audubon Charter School - Gentilly
4720 Painters Street, New Orleans, LA  70122
504-309-9434

Audubon Charter School - Uptown (Lower Campus)
428 Broadway Street, New Orleans, LA  70118
504-324-7100

Audubon Charter School - Uptown (Upper Campus)
1111 Milan Street, New Orleans, LA  70112
504-324-7100

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