In a video response to students, Dr. Steve Horton, Executive Director of LSMSA, unveiled, and explained in detail, the following changes to the school’s academic plans and current virtual instruction calendar:
Classes will continue online the week of March 30
The school will observe Spring Break, April 4-12, and classes will resume online on Monday, April 13 and continue through Friday, April 17.
April 17 represents the last day of instruction and the last due date for assignments.
Monday, April 20 through Friday, April 24 will be a grace period for students to catch up on any missing/late assignments.
There will be no Final Exam session/period.
All Spring semester grades are due on Monday, April 27. This will give Academic Services the proper time to verify postings, clear degree candidates for graduation, verify transcript postings and provide grades to NSU for dual enrollment classes.
The school will transcript either the Midterm or Final grade, whichever is the higher of the two.
In partnership with Northwestern State University, NSU will allow LSMSA to enter Dual Enrollment grades on this amended schedule. Students will have an opportunity to drop Dual Enrollment after final grades are submitted, should they wish to. In that case, there will be no permanent record on the student’s collegiate transcript.
Textbooks will be due back to the school when students return to campus to check-out for the year, at a later date to be determined.
The school plans to have face-to-face Commencement, Senior Recognition, and Junior Ring Ceremonies when cleared by government officials to do so.
Summer programs including Summer School, EXCEL, STEMrichment, and the popular Summer @LSMSA camp is currently planned to continue as scheduled.
For on-going updates and details of LSMSA’s response to the Coronavirus, visit www.LSMSA.edu/COVID-19.