Reopening Safety Guidelines (English | En Español)

All FirstLine students in grades PreK-4th have the option to return to in-person learning. We will stagger start for students’ return to school buildings by grade level as follows:

3rd and 4th grade: Monday, September 21st

1st and 2nd grade:  Tuesday, September 22nd

Kindergarten:  Wednesday, September 23rd

Pre-K: Thursday, September 24th


All Discovery / self-contained students (Pre-K-8) will come back during the September 20th – September 25th window as well, but each school will determine when based on staffing capacity and will contact families individually to make arrangements for return and transportation. Middle school students will continue doing distance learning at least until October 12th. We will await direction from NOLA-PS as to whether 5th-8th graders will return to buildings after that date.


Messages for Families 

September 18, 2020: Return to In-Person Learning Recap Message (English | En Español)

September 15, 2020: Distance Learning to Resume on Wednesday, 9/16 (English | En Español)

September 14, 2020: All FirstLine Schools Closed on Tuesday, 9/15 (English | En Español)

September 13, 2020: Delay to Start of In-Person Learning (English | En Español)

September 11, 2020: Return to In-Person Learning Recap Message (English | En Español)

September 4, 2020: FirstLine Parent Corner Information Sessions 

September 1, 2020: Updated Family Handbook Addendum (English | En Español)

August 31, 2020: Reopening Safety Guidelines (English | En Español)

August 28, 2020: NOLA-PS Announces PK-4 In-Person Instruction Return and FirstLine’s Next Steps

August 17, 2020: 1st Quarter Virtual Learning & Transportation Options (Now Closed)

August 7, 2020: Learning Hubs and Feeding Site Information 

August 1, 2020: Family Handbook Addendum: Back-to-School Phased Plans (English | En Español)

July 22, 2020: Announcement of Distance Learning Plan from CEO, Sabrina Pence


In-Person Learning Support Resources  

FirstLine Schools Interim COVID-19 Return to School Campus Guidelines, Policies, and Procedures (English | En Español)

Frequently Asked Questions and Answers

FLS Reopening Safety Guidelines (English | En Español)

Other Resources

Food Distribution:

City of New Orleans COVID-19 Meal Assistance Program (English | En Español)



We understand that each FirstLine family has their own unique needs when it comes to internet access. We are happy to share with you multiple opportunities to access free or reduced-cost internet for limited-income households. You can access all of the options available using the links below:

Cox Communication (En Español)

ATT Internet Access




Mental Health Support:

The Louisiana Department of Health has created a “Keep Calm Through COVID” hotline (1-866-310-7977) so that residents can access free, confidential counseling 24/7. The National Association of School Psychologists has resources for parents on talking with children about COVID-19, and the National Alliance on Mental Illness has a general resource guide as well.

SAMHSA’s Disaster Distress Helpline is a toll-free, multilingual, confidential crisis support service that connects any U.S. resident in need to a trained crisis counselor; call 1-800-985-5990 or text “TalkWithUs” to 66746.