An Important Message from ISP
Dear Kehoe-France Families,
First and foremost, on behalf of the entire ISP community worldwide, please know our hearts are heavy today and our thoughts remain with our beloved Kehoe-France School. While many of us were not around to experience it firsthand, we’ve heard stories of the incredible spirit and resilience demonstrated by this community in similar crises in the past. We have no doubt that you will get through this stronger together, as you have time and time again.
While our teams have been on campus making progress since Monday, a lot of uncertainty remains around timelines, particularly as related to water and power restoration. To provide clarity and peace of mind moving forward, the KF leadership team and ISP will continue to issue regular updates on recovery efforts, impacts to on-campus operations, and options for families. These will be sent to you via email and will be available on a dedicated page on the Kehoe-France website along with additional resources soon.
KF Faculty & Staff
As Dr. Luce mentioned in an earlier message, we have thankfully been in contact with all KF faculty and staff and are very happy to report everyone is safe and accounted for. That said, some have unfortunately experienced devastating property loss, and we are working to support them however we can.
ISP’s Property & Operations team has been working side by side with our team on the ground from day 1 and is leading the campus recovery efforts together with Daniel Abadie, KF Facility Manager. Insurance claims have been filed, assessments are ongoing and bids from contractors for the clean-up operation are being vetted with an aim to begin that work as soon as it is safe to do so. Storm recovery is a long journey, but we are confident the KF campus we all know, and love will be back full of your children’s voices more than ever soon.
Our next priority is of course getting our students back to learning. With no clear timeline from Entergy for power restoration to area yet, we are working on options for families should the outage be expected for an extended period:
Temporary placement at an ISP school in Louisiana: Our ISP community schools Kehoe-France Northshore in Covington and Baton Rouge International School have immediately offered to open their classroom doors to students who may have been displaced and relocated to those areas. They are both expected to have power restored soon and when that happens, we will reach out with more details and admissions contact information for interested families.
Relocation to another area: If your family is considering a longer distance relocation to South Florida, Seattle or the Toronto area, we would be happy to assist in placing your students at one of our schools. Please reach out to Nicole Stumpf at email@example.com for more information.
Temporary transition to remote learning: Delivering safe, in-person learning will always be our first priority. Should that not be possible, we are prepared to make a quick transition to remote learning as a contingency and, as we did in response to the pandemic, are committed to delivering quality educational experiences for our students regardless of format. We currently expect this option to be available as soon as Monday, September 13, and together with the KF school team will provide more details next week.
We know this is an extremely stressful time and want to reiterate that we are standing with you and your family as we work towards recovery together. More updates to come soon.
Your ISP family