COVID-19 Update

This page includes updated information regarding St. Luke’s Episcopal School classes and activities during the COVID-19 outbreak.

On Friday, March 13th, Head of School Connie Bradford announced that St. Luke’s Episcopal School would be closed from Monday, March 16th to Monday, April 13th. The full letter can be found at the bottom of this page. For the latest on activity postponements and cancellations, see the headings below. These will be updated as soon as new information is decided or learned.

A MESSAGE FROM THE SCHOOL COUNSELOR

Mary Waller, March 19, 2020

In times of crisis, we may worry and become overwhelmed by the fear of uncertainty. Below I’ve provided links that offer ways to talk to your children about our current circumstances and several tools to use when feeling worried. It is important to establish a routine that works for your family during this school closure, as routine is important in helping children feel safe and grounded. If your child is having difficulty and could benefit from checking in with the school counselor, you or your child can email me at mwaller@stlukesbrschool.org to set up a virtual appointment through Google Hangouts Meet. 

ADMISSIONS

While our campuses are closed, please reach out to the Director of Admissions, Barbara Simmons, who will be happy to give you an introduction to life at St. Luke’s and schedule your visit as soon as our campus re-opens. bsimmons@stlukesbrschool.org 

ONLINE LEARNING

Students at all grade levels will engage in Online Learning through at least April 3rd. Students will be out for Spring Break from April 6th through April 13th.  We will re-evaluate and communicate with parents about subsequent weeks as we monitor the virus’s progression and listen to the Governor’s orders.

Our teachers spent their in-service on March 16 converting material for a digital classroom.  e-Learning began on March 17. Each child’s education is continuing from a platform that the children are already familiar with, including Seesaw and Google Classroom. Even though the campus is closed, learning will continue.

SCHOOL AND ATHLETIC EVENTS

All events on or before April 13th are canceled. 

PREVIOUS COMMUNICATIONS

Friday, March 13, 2020

Dear St. Luke’s Families,

As many of you have heard, the State of Louisiana has issued a proclamation that all public K-12 schools in Louisiana will be closed from Monday, March 16th through Monday, April 13th.  In following EBR’s directive, we will be closed from Monday, March 16th through Monday, April 13th. To limit the amount of time our students are away from campus we are moving our Spring Break/Easter Break to the week of April 6th through April 13th. This means we will return to school on Tuesday, April 14th.  If you have previously planned travel for the week of April 13th your child be excused from school.

Today teachers will be sending home materials that students will need for e-Learning. If your student was absent today we will arrange for you to pick up materials on Monday, March 16th after 1 pm. On Monday, March 16th you will receive an email detailing e-Learning guidelines. We will begin e-Learning on Tuesday, March 17th.

Closing schools for this period should minimize the health risks to those in our community. We appreciate your support and understanding during this time.

Blessings,

Connie Bradford, Head of School

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

CDC Coronavirus Information