BATON ROUGE, La (BRPROUD)- Ascension Public Schools will resume instructional services for students on Sept. 9 with a one-hour delayed start and relaxed dress code rules with the exception of the following schools:
- Donaldsonville High (DHS)
- East Ascension High
- Gonzales Middle
- Lowery Elementary
- Lowery Middle
- Sorrento Primary
The schools listed above either have power issues or require moisture/mold remediation. The schools will work with families to provide remote learning.
The relaxed dress code and one-hour delayed start will be in effect both Sept. 9 and Sept. 10.
Schools will dismiss at normal times. This is to address barriers voiced by our community regarding access to washing clothes and navigating streets with potential debris during daylight hours. It is also important to note that schools will work with families who have extenuating circumstances that will not allow them to participate either in-person or remotely.
We know this has been a very difficult two weeks, and we know everyone has unique circumstances and needs. We want to open where we can and begin providing services for our nearly 24,000 students. Where we cannot open, we want to be as innovative as possible to provide learning opportunities. A drive-thru pickup of hot meals for children ages 0-18 will be available on Thursday from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at both Donaldsonville Primary and Sorrento Primary schools.
Ascension Parish says they are not anticipating making changes to their holiday calendars, and early dismissals may be adjusted and announced at the school level.