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West Feliciana Parish Schools will be closed per Governor Edward's order. Classes will not resume for the 2019-2020 school year. WFPSB will be providing ways to help our students continue to learn during this time. We have a very diverse population, and we are trying to offer options to allow our students practice while our schools are closed. We will use this page along with social media, OnCourse Connect, and Remind to share information.

This is an unprecedented event, and we appreciate your support and patience.  


April 22, 2020

We continue to monitor and follow guidance from the governor, health officials, LDOE, and BESE. Although we do not have answers to all questions at this point, we will continue to update you with information, and please know we are working every day to develop plans for various issues impacted by the school closure. If you have any questions, please email us at COVID19@wfpsb.org.

Instruction & Grades

  • We are continuing to provide distance learning via online and traditional paper/pencil resources in order to give all students access to continuous learning.
  • The goal of distance learning during the pandemic is to provide opportunities for students to continue to learn, stay sharp, and maintain structure through academic activities. Students are also working to prepare themselves for the following school year.
  • We will be providing guidance to parents on PreK-8th grade promotion, pupil progression, etc. in the next two weeks.
  • Students in grades 9th-12th received an email last week regarding grades. Because high school grades are cumulative, students’ second semester grades reflected their third nine weeks grades at the time of the closure. Since this grade can affect a student’s GPA, scholarships, TOPS, and college acceptance, it is important for students to have the opportunity to complete work during the closure to improve their grades. Teachers will accept work during the closure that will go toward the second semester grade. Assignments will only be used to improve student grades. Because this is a time of high-stress and anxiety, the assignments will not hurt a student’s grade; the sole purpose is to improve current grades. Senior work is due by May 1st.
  • We recently distributed a survey to our families regarding technology. After evaluating those results, we distributed devices to families who have access to internet but lack a device.  We will continue to identify students in need of devices, and we are working with LDOE, AT&T, and other providers to address internet issues to the best of our ability. If you have technology questions or concerns, you can call our Tech help desk at 225-286-7804.

Summer School

  • Until we receive more guidance from the governor, health officials, LDOE, and BESE, we cannot make a decision about summer school.
  • However, all programs such as CLEVER, Zearn, MobyMax, AR, etc. will remain open through the month of June for students to continue practicing their skills and preparing for the next school year.

Meals 

  • We received an update from the Baylor University Meals to You program, and meals are being shipped to students' homes. For any damaged boxes, missing food, or other issues related to the Meals to You food boxes, please photograph and send to the Baylor University team at support@mealstoyou.org.
  • If you have any questions for the school district regarding meals, email wfmeals@wfpsb.org or call 225-635-0322.

Graduation

  • A survey was distributed to seniors regarding graduation options.  The seniors' first choice was to have a traditional ceremony in July.  The graduation ceremony will be July 10 at 9:00 a.m. in the West Feliciana High School Stadium; CDC spacing guidelines will be followed for guests and graduates.  
  • Guests must have a ticket to enter the graduation ceremony. 

Communication

  • We will continue to send information via text messages, email, and social media. If you have any questions regarding the school closure, you can email us at COVID19@wfpsb.org or call the school board office Monday-Friday between 9:00-3:00 at 225-635-3891.
  • If you have technology questions or issues with the online assignments, you can call our tech help desk Monday-Friday between 8:00 am and 5:00 pm at 225-286-7804.

Scheduling for Next Year:

  • 6th-8th Grade: WFMS is accepting student schedule requests online. Please visit the WFMS school page (https://www.wfpsb.org/o/wfms/page/home-learning-during-school-shutdown) and follow the link under "Important Information" to access the pre-scheduling directions and google form.
  • 9th – 12th: If a student did not schedule classes prior to the school closure, a counselor or administrator will host a parent/student phone conference to complete the scheduling process. Students will receive a phone call within the next few weeks to complete their schedule requests.

Pre-K Registration

  • Pre-K Registration packets can be found on the Bains Lower website at https://www.wfpsb.org/o/ble/browse/112792
    • Completed packets and supporting documents:
      • Can be emailed to Mr. Torrence Williams at WilliamsT@wfpsb.org
      • Can be dropped at the School Board Office through the mail slot in an envelope marked “20-21 Pre-K Registration” and the child’s name
  • If you have any questions regarding Pre-K registration, contact Mr. Torrence Williams, BLE principal, at WilliamsT@wfpsb.org.

School Supply Kits:

  • Bains Lower Elementary – DEADLINE MAY 1! (Grades Pre-K, K, and 1st): www.shopttkits.com
    • Account # 1143
  • Bains Elementary - DEADLINE MAY 29!(Grades 2-5): www.shopttkits.com
    • Account # 35294
  • WFMS -DEADLINE MAY 29! (Grades 6-8): www.shopttkits.com
    • Account #36592
  • WFHS will distribute supply lists within the next few weeks.

LEAP Testing:

  • All LEAP tests for the spring semester have been waived.
  • We encourage students to take advantage of the coursework provided from the teachers. Staying on track will be important to the students’ success on next year’s LEAP.
  • Please note that testing requirements for graduation for 9th-11th graders still apply. What this means:
    • If students are in a LEAP course right now, they do not have to take that LEAP exam this year.
    • Students in grades 9th-11th are still required to pass the following LEAP exams to graduate:
      • English I OR English II
      • Algebra OR Geometry
      • Biology OR US History
    • For example: If students are in English I right now, they do not have to take the test this year. However, they will have to pass the English II test next year in order to graduate. The same goes for the other subjects.
  • LEAP requirements for current seniors have been waived. If seniors have all the required course credits, but are missing the LEAP exam, they can still graduate.

ACT:

  • The schoolwide ACT that juniors and seniors were scheduled to take March 17 has been rescheduled to June 2. To adhere to the health guidelines and reduce large numbers of people in one room, we will offer this test administration to seniors only. Students do not have to register with ACT for this test date, but they will need to complete a google form indicating their intention to take the ACT on this date. The google form and more information will be distributed closer to the testing date.
  • WFHS will offer the ACT in July. More information will come soon.
  • The June and September test dates will count for TOPS for 2020 graduates.
  • Juniors will have the opportunity to take the ACT, free of charge, in October.

AP Exams:

  • College Board has shifted all AP exams to an online platform, so students can take the test at home. All students enrolled in AP classes are expected to take the online AP exam.
  • If your child does not have internet or a device, please notify your child’s AP teacher ASAP.
  • Dates and times of the exams have been given to students by their AP teachers and can be found on our website on the COVID19 facts and information page.

Yearbook Orders: Use the following links and codes for each school to order your yearbooks!

Athletics

  • West Feliciana Parish Schools will continue to follow guidance from the LHSAA, and we will provide updates as they are available.