FirstLine Schools Family Handbook Addendum: Back-to-School Phased Plans (English | En Español)

Updated: 9/1/20


Messages for Families 

January 27, 2021: Update on Return to In-Person Learning (English | En Español)

October 2, 2020: Week of 9/28: COVID Weekly Update (English | En Español)

September 28, 2020: COVID-19 Communication From FLS – Update (English | En Español)

September 22, 2020: 2nd Quarter Learning & Transportation Options (English | En Español) – (Now Closed)

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

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


Distance Learning School Portals

Samuel J. Green Student Portal 

Arthur Ashe Charter School Student Portal 

Langston Hughes Academy Student Portal 

Phillis Wheatley Community School Student Portal 

FirstLine Live Oak Charter School Student Portal 

Distance Learning Support Resources  

Grading Policy and Promotion Guidelines During Distance Learning (Coming Soon)

Turning In Assignments & Other Support (Coming Soon)

How to Access Your Grade Level Site for Distance Learning (English |En Español – Próximamente)

Blended Learning at Home (En Español)

Louisiana Homework Help – How to Access Resources (En Español)

The Parents’ Guide to Google Classroom 

How to Create a Support Ticket for the FLS IT Team

Other Resources

Food Distribution: (En Español)

FirstLine Schools is providing breakfast and lunch for all FirstLine students during this period of all-virtual learning. Any FirstLine student (or an adult who can provide a student’s name and the school that student attends) may pick up breakfast and lunch every Monday (2 days of meals), Wednesday (2 days of meals), and Friday (1 day of meals) from 12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. at the following locations:

Samuel J. Green Charter School: ​2319 Valence Street

Arthur Ashe Charter School: ​1456 Gardena Drive

Phillis Wheatley Community School: ​2300 Dumaine Street

The Net’s New Orleans Accelerated High School: ​3649 Laurel Street


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.

Free Subscription for Noggin:

Noggin is committed to providing high-quality, digital learning experiences for your kids. They are currently offering their service FREE for 90 days in partnership with their friends at First Book. Families should sign up before Monday, August 31st to access. Sign up here.


Additional resources are being listed on the City of New Orleans’ Coronavirus Resident Assistance page as they become available.