St. Helena Parish School District makes an abrupt change

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St. Helena Parish School District

ST. HELENA PARISH, La. (BRPROUD) – Students in the St.Helena Parish School District are now left with only one option for the 2020-2021 school year, all virtual.

St. Helena Parish announced on Friday July 31, due to the increase of COVID-19 cases in Louisiana, the parish decided eLearning is the safest way to begin the school year.

“While this may be inconvenient for a lot of families, we must consider the health and safety of our students, faculty, and staff,” said St.Helena Parish School District officials.

Back on July 20, the parish gave students the option to participate with full -time eLearning or attend school in person.

When preparing a plan for the 2020-2021, St. Helena Parish conducted a survey asking parents which method they preferred for their children.

The survey included 143 participants and 65 parents (45%) preferred eLearning while 78 (55%) preferred in person learning with rotations.

Only 13 more parents selected Option 2. However, option two had to be erased just weeks before the first day of school.

Students who don’t have access to a chromebook or hotspot can receive one from the parish.

Each grade level needs to report online during the week of August 3rd-7th and all students will begin class on the 10th.

Classes will begin around 9 a.m. and run from Monday through Friday.

If you have any questions or concerns you can contact St.Helena Parish at hawks@sthpk-12.net.

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