4-day pupils return to school in the parish of Beauregard
Merryville, LA (KPLC) – Students are returning to select Beauregard Parish schools today, August 3, 2022.
Schools operating on a 4-day schedule, such as those in Merryville and Singer, are reopening today for the first day of school.
This year, schools are hoping to keep COVID numbers low this year. Although students do not need to be vaccinated, schools will follow state COVID guidelines, including:
- More frequent hand washing and sanitizing
- Social distancing
- Masks are currently optional for students, but are encouraged for times when social distancing is not possible
- Students should stay home if they have any signs or symptoms of COVID
Some students will automatically receive free lunches this year as well. Specifically in the parish of Beauregard, if your child does not benefit from a free or reduced price for their lunch, you can apply HERE.
In the parish of Beauregard, the dress code for schools has not changed.
Fully Staffed Beauregard Schools
While most industries are currently struggling to find staff, the Beauregard school system says it is fully staffed and ready to start the school year on the right foot.
The school system says it works closely with local colleges and universities to ensure they can hire future teachers and recruit school staff year-round.
Beauregard Parish says it also takes good care of its teachers with mentoring and professional development programs.
Teachers have been preparing for this school year since June and have worked with students over the summer who had gaps in their learning due to the pandemic and hurricanes.
Program and Security Changes
The Beauregard school system says there have been a number of changes to its curriculum.
Improvements have been made to the ELA, Science, Math and EL programs.
Schools will push students to dive deep into reading and work to close any learning gaps they may have had due to the pandemic and hurricanes.
The parish has also spent the summer visiting schools to ensure their facilities are secure. Between swinging doors, fences and blinds, students will be even safer this year. However, they will continue to make security improvements throughout the year.
As the school year progresses, parents can also expect schools to test law enforcement response times to see what can be improved.
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