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Hurricane Zeta Updates


Oct 29
3:47 PM
Hurricane Zeta

NOLA Public Schools to Be Closed Friday, Oct. 30 in Wake of Hurricane Zeta

NOLA Public Schools (NOLA-PS) announced the cancellation of all distance learning and in-person classes for Friday, Oct. 30, due to ongoing power outages across New Orleans and to give our students, families, teachers and staff time to assess the aftermath of Hurricane Zeta.

This decision includes the closure of NOLA-PS central offices and the cancellation of food services for families on Friday as well.

Superintendent Dr. Henderson Lewis, Jr. and his team are working with schools to determine the conditions of all facilities and plan any necessary recovery efforts.

The NOLA-PS team will consider the progress of Entergy to restore power, the needs of our school community, and the availability of city services to guide the appropriate timeline for a concerted return to in-person and distance learning for students at all grade levels. Schools and families can expect an update Sunday, Nov. 1, regarding the plan for classes next week.

As the NOLA-PS team focuses on responding to Zeta’s impact, it will postpone its regularly scheduled Thursday COVID-19 Tracker update until Friday, Oct. 30.

NOLA-PS reminds everyone to remain safe and to monitor the City’s announcements for updates. NOLA-PS will update all post-storm related announcements on its social media as well.