St. Landry Parish School Board

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St. Landry Parish students to return to schools

The St. Landry Parish School Board voted to send students in pre-kindergarten to fourth-grade back to school full-time and fifth through 12th grades in a hybrid schedule.
Students are also allowed the option of continuing to learn virtually.
Grades five to 12 will be hybrid, which will mean two groups alternating weekly with three days in school and two virtually.
The decision was made during a special meeting Friday over Zoom with at least 500 connections monitoring the session.

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St. Landry Parish students, teacher headed back to classes

The St. Landry Parish School Board voted to send students in pre-kindergarten to fourth-grade back to school and fifth through 12th grades back to school in a hybrid schedule.
Students are also allowed the option of continuing to learn virtually. There may as many 3,000 students and parents selecting the virtual academy.
The application for the virtual academy is to be available Saturday morning on the district’s website.

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Myron Guillory

Teachers to get scrub option

Teachers will be given the option to wear scrubs when classes start in St. Landry Parish.
The scrubs were added to the dress code included in the district’s Strong Start plan to reopen schools.
At a School Board meeting Thursday, Board member Myron Guillory launched the push to add scrubs, often worn by medical workers, into the plan’s dress code.

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Eunice High School held its 2020-21 school year registration on campus on Monday through Wednesday. Masks were worn by students, parents and faculty members. The front door entrance at Eunice High had a temperature check. Principal Mitch Fontenot said, “It appears that everything, registration, is going smoothly. Students are following the registration process.” Eunice High English IV teacher Suzanne Synborski, left, talks with Abram Ablang, a senior. In back of Synborski is Gabriel Bear, a senior at Eunice High. (Photo by Myra Miller)

St. Landry Parish school opening moved to Sept. 8

St. Landry Parish public schools will open on Sept. 8 as the school system adjusts to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The opening date was approved by a unanimous vote during a special School Board meeting Monday.
Schools originally were scheduled to open on Aug. 12.
In July, the Board voted unanimously to open school virtually on Aug. 20 to shield students and employees from the virus surging in the state.
Monday’s meeting was held over Zoom with a maximum audience of 300. About 40 minutes of the three hour meeting included a reading of comments from the public.

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St. Landry Parish public schools to start Sept. 8 -- virtually

The St. Landry Parish School Board decided to move its start date from Aug. 20 to Sept. 8 in a special meeting on Monday.
The Board also held firm on its directive to begin the school with virtual classes.
The school system has yet to receive enough Chromebooks for every student and that resulted in a question about providing equal education opportunity.
Courtney Joiner, the Board’s legal counsel, said given the decision, it owed be up to Superintendent Patrick Jenkins and his staff to come up a plan.
Read more about the meeting in The Eunice News print edition.

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