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School Closeout Information

Dear Parents:

We are quickly approaching your last day of online assisted learning, May 15th.  It definitely has been a different ending to the school year than anyone could have imagined.  I want to thank all our teachers for their flexibility during this process and thank all of you for your patience and perseverance as well.   

As we close out the school year, it is important for students to get all online assignments turned by 5pm on Friday, May 15th.  In order to receive a grade in the fourth quarter students will need to have completed at least 75% of all the assignments given.  Failure to complete and turn in 75% of assignments will result in students needing to complete the remaining work this summer in order to receive a fourth quarter grade.  If you need any assistance please reach out to your teachers and they will be glad to help.

We have set aside Saturday, May 16th for families to come by campus to pick up any items that may have been left at school and to also turn in any textbooks, library books, borrowed iPads, blazers for 8th graders, etc.  When returning iPads be sure to include chargers as well.  Information regarding specifics of pick up day is attached to this email.   Procedures for parent pick up day.docx

While we know everyone is ready for a break from school, we will continue to have required summer reading and math work for students rising to 3rd - 8th grade.  Information will be sent the week of May 18th regarding the requirements.  Due to circumstances, we will not be placing a school order for summer reading books and books may be purchased individually.  School supply information is currently posted on the school website and all orders are due by June 15th.  Please note that there is not a comprehensive school supply list for Middle School next year.  Middle School students will be receiving their supply lists on the 1st day of school and will be given time to buy supplies then.  This is in effort to reduce unnecessary supply costs as we move to each middle student having an iPad. 

I know there are still many questions concerning the start of school next year.  I have established a committee that will begin meeting next week to begin the planning process.  We will be sharing information as soon as we are able to fully understand what government guidelines will allow and require of us for the 2020-2021 school year.

God bless,


Christopher T. Porche, M. Ed.

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Our Lady of Mercy Catholic School
400 Marquette Avenue
Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70806 

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