September 20, 2017

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Update 10:39am: Press Conference (Mitch Landrieu’s Office) confirmed Precautionary Boil Advisory until further notice for Eastbank of Orleans Parish.

Dixon and Uptown Families:

The media alerted our community of a precautionary boil advisory. We want to let you know of the steps we are taking.

Here is what we know: “The Sewerage & Water Board has issued a precautionary boil water advisory for the East bank of New Orleans, due to a drop in water pressure.” This does not affect our Westbank Campus. The RSD sent official notification of this precaution to schools at 9:08am. Before this notification, as a precaution, our Head of School had ordered the following for the affected campuses:

  1. ISL will restrict the use of all water fountains at Dixon and Uptown Campuses
  2. ISL teachers and staff will use hand sanitizer instead of washing hands with soap and water
  3. ISL will coordinate the purchase of bottled water with our Facilities department to provide at Dixon and Uptown campuses
  4. Five Gallon water dispensers with filtered water will be available for the P.E. classes

This boil water advisory will remain in effect until further notice. We will update you if there is a change in status or additional information.

Students and staff are safe and all classes are in session.

Dixon Families:

Drop Off Rerouting- This morning, at 7:45am, the fire alarm was triggered. Based on information by the company responsible for maintenance of the system, it was due to pending reprogramming. The company was on campus this morning at the time the alarm sounded and was able to respond immediately. However, there was a delay in silencing the alarm as access to the panel requires ISL and the company to access simultaneously. They are working on the system to ensure quicker access in the future.

The fire department responded immediately and assisted in our fire drill procedures to ensure safety. All students were in designated fire drill formations. Students were guided to their classroom by their teachers and staff and the day began as usual at regular start time.

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Special Dietary Needs

Accommodations for students with special dietary needs will be available at each school campus. Federal and State regulations require a completed and current diet prescription form for any type of change or substitution to the student’s diet.  The parent/guardian must submit a current form each school year.

The special diet prescription form will need to be completed by your child’s physician or medical authority.  Special diet requests for your child will not be processed until a 2017-2018 form is received. If you have questions regarding the form please contact the Food Service Office at (504) 229-4388.

**PLEASE NOTE** If a student cannot have fluid milk due to a medical diagnosis, the Physician must prescribe the milk substitute on the Diet Prescription Form. The following milk substitutions are available: 4 oz juice, bottled water, and soymilk.

For your convenience, the diet prescription form is listed below.



Note:  An updated form must be submitted each school year.

2017 – 2018 Free/Reduced Meal Benefits  

Free/Reduced Meal Benefits paper applications will be sent home on the first day of school.  It is a multi-child application.  Only 1 application per household is necessary.

NOTE:  Households that have already applied online:  Benefits status letters will be sent home on the first day of school.

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Note:  A new application must be submitted each school year.

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Meal Account balances will automatically carry over to the next school year for returning students.

Students enrolled for the entire current School year, but not returning the following school year, will receive a refund only upon request.

Student meal account refunds are granted upon request when a student graduates, leaves the school district, or if a special circumstance necessitates the refund.  Parents/guardians may request a refund by completing the Meal Account Refund request form and send to International School of Louisiana 1400 Camp St.  New Orleans, LA 70130 Attn: Food Services or email to mboudreaux@isl-edu.org

Please allow 7-10 days for processing.


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Wellness Policy:  Revisions are being made for the update of the current wellness policy. The document can be obtained by contacting the Food Service Office at (504) 229-4388.

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