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School Closed: Thanksgiving Break

ISL WILL BE CLOSED Wednesday, November 25-Friday, November 27 for Thanksgiving Break. Classes are scheduled to resume on Monday, November 30, 2020

1400 Camp Street
New Orleans, LA 70130
(504) 654-1088
fax (504) 654-1086

Uptown Campus Procedures

Please find below all the information you need when returning to the school building for the academic year 2020-21.

Important Reminder:

To Uptown Campus families not currently participating in Parent Choice ICP, 

  • Lower school students attend in person classes in the school building four days per week on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday. Wednesday all students continue with learning at home. 
  • Middle School students attend in person classes in the school building on Wednesdays. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday middle school students continue with learning at home.

As per Head of School communication dated October 7, 2020,  we wanted to provide you the latest update and let you know that we have evaluated our systems and have determined that ISL cannot offer these services at this time and until further notice. We will continue to monitor the City and health officials’ updates and changes and reassess at the end of the semester.


Wearing a Mask

Wearing a mask properly (over your nose and mouth), keeping your distance when possible, and washing your hands/using hand sanitizer are the most important things you can do to keep yourself and everyone around you healthy. It is also pretty international. Students all over the world are doing the same thing. ISL students can too!


For complete information about Back to @ School Learning, click on the links below:

Lower School

Middle School

Drop off and Dismissal

Morning Drop Off:

Lower School

ISL’s Uptown campus opens its gates at 8:15 am. Parents may make use of a carpool line at either the Magazine St. (one way heading uptown) or Camp St (one way heading downtown).

Students will not enter through the front office.

Staff are available each morning to open car doors and welcome your student to school.

Students should have their mask on and properly secured before entering the school gates. 

Only students may enter the building.

Students should use a squirt of hand sanitizer or stop by the brand new handwashing stations  when entering and proceed directly to their classroom.

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. 

Terpsichore St. is used for school bus drop off.  Please do not park or block this street.

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 8:30 am.  Students arriving late to school  (after 8:30 am) must enter through the main doors on Camp St.

Middle School (Wednesday)

6th Grade Students will enter via the Magazine St gate and proceed to the modular building. 

All 6th grade classes are in the modular building. There will be a hand sanitizing station where they enter.   

Teachers will take student temperatures when they enter the classroom. Grab and Go breakfast will be available for students to pick up once they enter the modular. 

Remember School Breakfast and Lunch is FREE!

7th grade students will enter via the Camp St.  

There will be a hand sanitizing station at the pedestrian gate where students enter.

Students will walk across the blacktop toward Magazine St to enter the building through the door by the Principal’s office.  

Students will proceed to Stairwell C to the 3rd floor where their classes are located.

Teachers will take student temperatures when they enter the classroom. 

Grab and Go breakfast will be available for students to pick up once they enter the cafeteria. Remember School Breakfast and Lunch is FREE!

8th grade students will enter via Camp St.  

There will be a hand sanitizing station at the pedestrian gate where students enter.

Students will enter the building through the door closest to the cafeteria.

Students will proceed to Stairwell A to the 3rd floor where their classes are located.

Teachers will take student temperatures when they enter the classroom. 

Grab and Go breakfast will be available for students to pick up once they enter the cafeteria. Remember School Breakfast and Lunch is FREE!

Afternoon Dismissal:

Lower School

Students will NOT be released early from school within 30 minutes of dismissal time during which the front office will close. 

Teachers will walk all other students out to the blacktop and will stand in a designated location. 

Parent/guardian will pick up the child from the teacher on the blacktop. 

Parents/guardians should maintain their physical distances from others to the greatest extent possible.

Parents/guardians should not congregate outside the gate. 

Parents/guardians MUST walk onto the blacktop for pick up and wear a mask. 

This is no longer the time to chat with the teacher about how the day went or to allow children to run and play with each other on the blacktop. We need the pick up process to go as quickly as possible.  Please make an appointment for a Google Meet if you would like to speak to your child’s teacher.  Wednesday is a great day for that.

Please remember Camp St is a NO PARKING ZONE

There is currently NO AFTERCARE.  Children must be picked up by 4:15 PM.

Middle School (Wednesday)

We strongly encourage parents to park their car in the neighborhood and walk on to the blacktop (wearing a mask) to pick up their middle school student.  While walk off is permitted, it is strongly discouraged. Developmentally, it is in a middle school student’s nature to break rules and test boundaries.  Middle School students are more likely to congregate (closer than 6 feet apart) and remove their masks, when left unattended after school in a place like the park.   

At 3:00 students riding the RTA will be dismissed through the Terpsichore doors to walk to the bus stop. All other students will be brought down to blacktop and released to a parent or guardian.  Any student who is not picked up by 3:15 will be allowed to walk off campus. We will not release “walk -off” students first as we have done in years past. Students will be released for walk-off only after the students being picked up by a parent or guardian have left the area. 

Reminder: Parents/Guardians may NOT park on Camp St and wait for a student to walk off.  Camp St. is a NO PARKING Zone.

Rainy Day Dismissal:

Lower School

Parents/guardians picking up must walk into the building and proceed to the classroom to pick up the child.

Parents/guardians should maintain their physical distances from others to the greatest extent possible and MUST wear a mask.

It is important that the adult picking up knows the name of the teacher and room number so they can successfully pick up the child. 

Parents/guardians (except for 3rd Grade French) will enter at the Terpsichore (cafeteria) doors. Ms. Marta Carbajo’s class will exit via the emergency exit doors Stairwell C .  These doors exit onto Terpsichore. Ms. Alma Behrhorst’s class will exit via the front office to Camp Street.


French 3rd grade is located in the cottage. Parents will enter via the blocktop and proceed to the cottage for pick up.

Middle School (Wednesday)

If it is raining we will dismiss the classroom.  

6th Grade Parents/Guardians will enter through the Magazine St. Gate.  They will proceed to the front door of the modular and exit out the back door of the modular and out the Magazine St. gate.

7th and 8th grade Parents/Guardians will enter through the Terpsichore (Cafeteria) doors. 8th grade Parents/Guardians will be directed to stairwell A. 7th Grade Parents/ Guardians will be directed to Stairwell C. 

Parents/ Guardians and students will exit the building from via the emergency exit in either stairwell A or C that returns you to Terpsichore St.

Students who ride the RTA will be released to go to the bus stop. Students not picked up by 3:15 will be released as walk off. 


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 Ms. Martha Pena (Family Liaison) or Mr. Richard Fonseca (Office Assistant)  in the front office at least 72 hours prior to the requested day
  • Please drop off all supplies needed at the front office. Ex: plates, napkins, utensils, gloves, individually wrapped items such as cupcakes, etc.
  • We can not provide supplies.
  • Due to COVID precautions, visitors will not be able to enter classrooms. 
  • If you do not wish for your child to attend birthday celebrations, please inform the teacher and other arrangements will be made.

Front Office:

Main Office Phone Number: 504 654 1088

Main Office Fax Number: 504 654 1086

Office Hours:  Monday – Friday from 8:30 am – 4:30 pm 

Office closes 30 minutes prior to dismissal every day.

No early checkouts at this time.


Click here for more details on school hours, entering the building, breakfast, entering the classroom, lunch/recess, regular dismissal, or rainy dismissal.