Uptown Campus Procedures

 

Campus Hours of Operation

 

BEFORE SCHOOL 

Early Bird begins at 7:15am

Breakfast begins at 8:00am

 

MORNING DROP OFF

Carpool begins at 8:15am

 

SCHOOL HOURS

Classroom Instruction begins at 8:30am

Afternoon Dismissal is at 4:00pm

(Except Early Dismissal Wednesday 3:00pm)

For information about Rainy Day dismissal see below under

Rainy Day Dismissal Procedures for Lower School and Middle School

 

AFTER SCHOOL CARE

After Care Programs Hours (M, T, Th, F) 4:15pm-5:30pm

except on Wednesdays from 3:15pm-5:30pm

 

OFFICE HOURS

Office Hours (M, T, Th, F) from 8:15am-4:30pm*

except on Wednesdays 8:15am-3:30pm*

*Office is closed during the 30 minutes prior to dismissal

 

IMPORTANT NOTE

 No early check-outs allowed during the 30 minutes prior to dismissal.

Office is closed during this time to prepare for 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.

Only students may enter the building.

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 office doors on Camp St.

 

Middle School

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

 

 

Camp St and Magazine St are open to regular traffic and Camp St is a NO PARKING ZONE

There is currently NO AFTERCARE. 

Children must be picked up by 4:15 PM

 

 

Lower School

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. 

 

Middle School

Middle school student will be dismissed by their krewe leaders.

6th Grade exits through the Magazine Street gate.

7th and 8th Grade exit through  the Camp Street gate from the blacktop.

We strongly encourage parents to park their car in the neighborhood and walk on to the blacktop  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.  

At 4:00 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 4:15 will be allowed to walk off campus. Walk-off students will be released for walk-off only after the students being picked up by a parent or guardian have left the area.

 


 

Rainy Day Dismissal Procedures for Lower School and Middle School

On rainy days, announcements will be made via Power Alert (voice, text and email)

All parents will park in the neighborhood and enter the building as follows:

  • 3rd grade Spanish, and all 4th and 5th grade parents enter through the cafeteria doors on Terpsichore St. Then head to the classroom to sign out their child.

  • 7th and 8th grade parents enter through the cafeteria doors on Terpsichore St. Then head to the Krewe classrooms to sign out their child.

  • 3rd grade French parents enter through the Camp Street pedestrian gate. Then head to the cottage to sign out their child.

  • All 6th grade parents enter through the Magazine Street pedestrian gate. Then head to the modular to sign out their child.

  • All students participating in the aftercare program will be in the following locations:

    • XXI Century students will be in the modular building. Please enter by Magazine St.

    • Prime Time students will be in the cafeteria. Please enter through the cafeteria doors on Terpsichore St  


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.

ISL Photo Policy

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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.