Welcome to Your Uptown Campus Community

Our ISL Campus Community page provides families with links to your Campus TidBits (Weekly Newsletter), special Uptown Campus Announcements, and Campus Activities. On this page, you can stay connected to your Uptown Campus updates from your Family Liaison and Campus Principal.



And the winner is…

Save the Date #SupportISL Spirit Day: NEW DATE: May 20, 2022
Students at all campuses can wear their Campus Spring 2022 T-Shirt on that day!


Important Dates

For the 2021-2022 Year at a Glance calendar, click here.

For the 2022-2023 Year at a Glance calendar, click here. (NEW!! 04.22)

School-wide calendar

Emergency Alerts Information: Please use this link to see our emergency alerts procedures. 


May 2022


Teacher and Staff Appreciation Week


GiveNOLA Day


Middle School Fabulous Fortnight


GiveNOLA- ISL at Kendra Scott


LEAP Middle School make up tests


National School Lunch Hero Day


6th Grade Goat in the Road Performance @ UNO

8th Grade Trip (LUMCOM)


LEAP make up test for lower school

8th Grade Promotional Exercises at the Lyons Center @6pm

5/20 (NEW DATE!)

ISL T-Shirt Spirit Day. Wear your Campus T-shirt!


International Week


Rise Up Day Lower School


Clash of the Continents


International Day Parade 10-10:30am

Report Cards Issued

Last Day of school 10:30am dismissal


Buildings closed in observance of Memorial Day


Last Day for teachers


3/22- Letter from the Principal (Why TidBits Matters)

3/10- Letter from the Principal (On Food and Healthy Snacks)

2/15- Letter from the Principal (Uniform Policy)

2/3- Letter from the Principal

1/13- Letter from the Principal

8/4 Welcome to the new school year 2021-22

Campus TidBits Weekly Newsletter


During the school year, you will receive a weekly newsletter from your Campus Family Liaisons. It will include the latest announcements and other reminders. This newsletter is emailed to families on Thursdays. We encourage you to refer to your weekly newsletter to read about the activities taking place the following week at your campus and to receive important information and reminders. 

To subscribe to the Uptown Weekly TidBits Newsletter CLICK HERE  

To view past issues of your Campus TidBits, please click on the links below:


ISL Families can find all links to the Head of School Announcements on our HOS Corner.


ISL Support Services

The following email was sent to families from the Social Work Department at ISL.

Community Resources for Ida Recovery:

  • During this time of recovery, ISL would like to provide resources for families that need assistance with recovery efforts. You can visit this page to see a list of resources that we have compiled.
  • Click Here for FEMA Fact Sheet – Community Education and Outreach (English and Spanish)


Before & After Care Programs (2021-22)



EARLY BIRD (Before School Care)

  • Uptown Campus from 7:15am-8:15am
  • Drop off location: Cafeteria. Enter through cafeteria entrance on Terpsichore Street
  • Drop-In Service: There is a Before School Child Care drop-in service available for students who are not registered in the Early Bird program. Payment must be made in full the same morning of service.


PRIME TIME (After School Care)*

  • Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday (except Wednesdays)- 4:15pm-5:30pm
  • Early Dismissal Wednesdays- 3:15pm-5:30pm
  • Pick up location: Cafeteria. Enter through cafeteria entrance on Terpsichore Street
  • Drop-In Service: There is a PrimeTime drop-in service available for students who are not registered in an after school Program. Fees must be paid in full the afternoon of service.



  • Monthly payments can be made by cash, check, money order, or debit/credit card. You may also pay monthly fees on-line at www.myschoolbucks.com. Myschoolbucks is the preferred method of payment. Click here for Fee information and other details.



  • After School Programs do not operate on ½ school days nor on the final school days before Fall, Thanksgiving, Winter, and Spring Breaks.
  • Students who remain on campus more than 15 minutes after dismissal and who are not registered in the after school program will automatically be checked into drop-in and charged $20. Fees must be paid in full the afternoon of service.





This program is not coordinated by ISL or ISL staff. This program is sponsored through a partnership with Community Works.


Food Services


Click here for more information on how to apply for Pandemic EBT Summer Benefits.

Visit the Food Services page for the following: 

  • Application for Pandemic EBT (P-EBT) benefits
  • Application for Free/Reduced Meal Benefits
  • ISL Café Menu
  • All students receive free meals for the 2021-22 school year
  • Special diet requests for the 2021-22 School year must be supported by a signed diet prescription form by a licensed medical authority.  Menu substitutions will be made for students with a documented medical needs. For a copy click here

Any questions or concerns regarding Food services, Meal distribution or pick up, and any dietary or food safety, please reach out to:

Melissa Boudreaux (Director of Food Services): (504) 444-2696

Message from Information Technology

FCC Emergency Broadband Benefit

The Emergency Broadband Benefit is an FCC program that helps struggling families and households afford internet service during the COVID-19 pandemic. The new benefit will connect eligible households to jobs, critical healthcare services, virtual classrooms, and so much more.


About the Emergency Broadband Benefit

The Emergency Broadband Benefit will provide a discount of up to $50 per month towards broadband service for eligible households and up to $75 per month for households on qualifying Tribal lands. Eligible households can also receive a one-time discount for up to $100 to purchase a laptop, desktop computer, or tablet from participating providers if they contribute more than $10 and less than $50 toward the purchase price.

The Emergency Broadband Benefit is limited to one monthly service discount and one device discount per household.

Families are encouraged to check eligibility with local providers before filling out the online application through GetEmergencyBroadband.org. This is a national application, so families can expect a quicker response time with local providers.




Tech Support Issues

If you have issues with an ISL-issued Chromebook or your student’s ISL Email account, please email techsupportstudent@isl-edu.org. Include the following information when you email us:

  • Student name
  • Student campus
  • Student grade
  • Description of the issue you are experiencing
  • For issues with the Chromebook, include the asset tag number found on the red sticker on the bottom of the device
  • List of the troubleshooting steps taken (i.e. resetting  internet, rebooting the device, etc.)

For account information for iReady or other resources used within your student’s class (links to Google Meets, information on curriculum resources, etc.) please reach out to your student’s teacher directly.

NOTE: We auto-close tickets if we do not receive a response within 24 hours.



Please visit the ISL COVID-19 page to view school-wide policies, plans, and FAQ documents for the 2020/2021 school year.

ISL Photo Policy

Click here for the ISL Photo Policy




ISL Enrichment


One of our unique features is the array of enrichment classes that we offer to the student body.  Click on the links below for the latest enrichment lessons:


Visit the Faculty and Staff for your teacher’s contact information.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact your Family Liaison: Martha C. Penampena@isl-edu.org