1400 Camp Street
New Orleans, LA 70130
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Uptown Campus Procedures

Drop off and Dismissal

Morning Drop Off:

  • ISL’s Uptown campus opens its gates at 8:15am. Parents may make use of a carpool line at either the Magazine St. (one way heading uptown) or Camp St (one way heading downtown).  
  • Staff and parent volunteers are available each morning to open car doors and welcome your student to school.
  • Please be mindful that Camp and Magazine streets are open to regular traffic. Drivers in the drop off line must pull up curbside and never stop and let children out from the left hand lane.
  • Many families prefer to park in the neighborhood and walk their children to the gate. This is welcome during drop off, as well.
  • There are bike racks available if students are biking to school. Bikes should be secured with an appropriate lock to the bike rack not to street signs, or to the railing around the landscaping.
  • Gates close promptly at 8:30am.  Students arriving late to school  (after 8:30am) must enter through the main doors on Camp St.

Afternoon Dismissal:

Students are dismissed from the blacktop Monday thru Friday.

  • Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays dismissal is at 4:00pm*
  • Wednesday dismissal is at 3:00pm*

* Students will NOT be released early from school within 30 minutes of dismissal time. Students that are on campus 15 minutes after dismissal times will be placed in Prime Time for the afternoon and charged.


Students may leave campus one of two ways:

  • Students may be picked up by a parent or an authorized adult by 15 minutes after the dismissal time. Click here if you need to update the list of adults authorized to pick up your student here.
  • Or students authorized to walk off campus through a completed “Walk off permission form” on file with ISL, may simply walk off campus after arriving at the blacktop with their teacher and signing out.
      • Please note: Once a student has signed out, the student must proceed off campus, either to retrieve their bike, walk home, catch the public bus, or wait for a parent at a pre-designated location. We understand that many parents pick their children up from the park across the street.  
      • Click here for the Walk off permission form

Celebrating your child’s birthday at school

Your child’s birthday is a very exciting day. We understand that everyone celebrates differently. For this reason, please adhere to the following.

  • Submit an email request to the teacher and cc Mr. Richard and Mrs. Martha in the front office at least 72 hours prior to the requested day
  • Please bring all supplies needed. Ex: plates, napkins, utensils, etc.
  • We can not provide supplies.
  • If you do not wish for your child to attend birthday celebrations, please inform the teacher and other arrangements will be made.

Joining your student for lunch on campus

The ISL Food Services Department strives to promote a healthy lifestyle for our students with an

emphasis on healthy eating.

Items NOT ALLOWED in the cafeteria:

  • Carbonated beverages
  • Competitive food items from outside restaurants

Outside Items ALLOWED in the cafeteria:

  • Milk, water, and 100% juice products during student meal times for all grade levels

Allowed, but limited:

  • Parents are encouraged to limit the frequency of cakes, cookies, cupcakes, candy and other high sugar, high fat foods and to increase the number of whole grains and fresh fruits provided in lunch bags and snacks from home. This includes guests who are eating in the cafeteria with students.

Taking picture or video on campus

To protect our student’s identity, honor parents photo consent requests, and ensure our students’ and campus safety, PHOTOGRAPHY AND VIDEO ARE NOT ALLOWED ON CAMPUS.  If you would like to take video or photos in the building, you may request a photo pass from your family liaison by completing a Photo Pass Permission Request Form.

 

APPROVED EXCEPTIONS:

A limited number of passes will be granted to individuals photographing in representation of the class/campus/organization/club and for inclusion in an official ISL communications portal (email, newsletter, website, official Facebook page). Please note- passes will not be granted for personal use.

 

APPROVAL PROCESS:

  • Where can I get the Photo Pass Permission Request Form?
    • Your campus Front Office
  • How long does it take to get approval?
    • Approval is not granted immediately or automatically. Please allow 2 business days from the day your completed form is submitted.
      • For example- If you drop off the completed form to your Family Liaison on a Monday, you can expect to receive the response to your request by Thursday morning. If you submit your request on a Friday, you can expect to receive a response by Wednesday morning. 
      • Please note: If your Photo Pass Request Form is not completed properly and must be resent to you, you will need to allow 2 additional days from the day the completed form was received. 
    • Your photo pass must be approved by your campus family liaison and Principal. On occasion it also requires approval from the Development Office and your campus staff will forward this information to Development and notify you.
    • MEDIA: If you are a media representative or professional photographer requesting a pass for media coverage or commercial use, this pass must be processed directly with the Development Office by emailing development@isl-edu.org or calling 504-229-4375.
    • How will I know if my request has been approved?
      • You will receive an email confirmation and instructions about picking up your photo pass. You will need to wear the photo pass while photographing on campus. You will need to return the photo pass to your campus front office staff before leaving campus.