Based on Louisiana Department of Education (LDOE) and LSU guidelines regarding COVID-19, the ULS administration has developed a return to school guide for the reopening of school. Visit ULS Resources for distance learning tips, and tech support links.
Please note that there may be school closures (3-5 days) in any of the COVID-19 reopening/closure phases listed below if the school environment is determined to be a source of ongoing COVID-19 spread. The closure(s) will be made by the ULS administration with guidance from the Region 2 medical director for the Louisiana Department of Health.
Dear Cub Community,
The ULS administrative team, faculty and staff have been preparing to officially reopen school to students on August 5. What follows is the result of much thought, discussion and planning in collaboration with LSU administration, lead personnel from the university’s Emergency Operations Center and our school’s Academic Council and Technology Committee as well as guidance from Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Louisiana Department of Education. We believe these plans will help us keep our community as safe and healthy as possible while returning our school to operations.
Our routines and daily interactions will look different this year and will adjust as needed to ensure adherence to health related policies and protocols. As we move forward, please know that safety is our priority with an equal focus on continuing to provide our students with a comprehensive ULS education and experience. We look forward to partnering with all of you as we navigate the challenges that COVID-19 presents to us. As a Cub community, we are stronger together!
Amy Westbrook, Ph.D. Interim Superintendent
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There may be school closures (3-5 days) if the school environment is determined to be a source of ongoing COVID-19 spread and/or the ventilation (HVAC) system fails. The closure(s) will be made by the ULS administration with guidance and expertise from the Region 2 Medical Director.
Student enrollment has been divided by family, into Group A and Group B, so that approximately 50% of the students will attend class at ULS on designated days Monday - Thursday. All class instruction will be virtual on Fridays.
Academic integrity on tests and assignments will be maintained. LDOE does plan to administer state assessments for the 2020-2021 academic year.
In accordance with LDOE specifications for all phases, attendance will be taken on all instructional days, whether in person or virtual. Absences will be “excused” for students in quarantine or otherwise sick (per ULS guidelines). Students in quarantine will use virtual instruction.
In all phases, daily class schedules will be followed Monday – Friday. Some courses (ex. Dual Enrollment) will require students to test in small groups at ULS on Fridays. Advance notice of Friday testing will be provided through instructors.
Meal Plans and Cub Care
Tuition and Fees
K-12 students will attend ULS on a daily basis when Phase 3 is announced. All COVID-19 Wellness and Logistics precautions will continue.
For Phase 2, ULS student enrollment has been divided by family, into Group A and Group B, so that approximately 50% of the students will attend class at ULS on designated days Monday - Thursday. All class instruction will be virtual on Fridays. COVID-19 Wellness and Logistics precautions will be in effect.
Under Phase 2, K-12 Group A first day of instruction will be August 5. K-12 Group B first day of instruction will be August 6.
If the Governor or LSU institutes Phase 1 restrictions, ULS will use only virtual teaching/learning platforms.
The ULS master calendar will be followed to the extent possible in each phase. Events that must shift to virtual, such as upcoming parent nights, will be noted as such on the Master Calendar.
In Case of Illness
Athletics and Band