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The Bridge Rapid Response Program

bridge logoThe Bridge Middle School presents:
To make a referral please complete the Request for Service and Support Form
In response to school disruptions due to COVID-19, The Bridge Middle School is temporarily serving as a free “Rapid Response Program" for NOLA-PS schools with 7th and 8th grade students. The Bridge is able to support students who are profoundly struggling during virtual learning and restricted capacity school models. These services are to support, not replace, virtual learning services offered by schools across the city. The purpose of this initiative is to connect students with the support needed to successfully complete the semester with their home school. 

Specific services include: 


  • Assistance locating a student who you have not been able to locate or contact.
  • Assistance with a student who is not regularly attending virtual classes for a known or unknown reason.
  • In-home support for a student struggling to complete virtual lessons.
  • In-home, on-site at The Bridge, or virtual special education instruction or counseling minutes.
  • Social work services (basic needs, family services, etc.).
  • In-home, on-site at The Bridge, or virtual counseling/therapeutic services.
  • ELL services.


Program Overview


Students who could benefit from The Bridge Rapid Response Program include:

  • Students who have been absent from virtual or distance learning
  • Students who are struggling behaviorally with virtual or distance learning
  • Students in need of intensive therapeutic support
  • Students in need of additional academic support
  • Students returning to school from acute behavioral health treatment or other secure care
  • Students in need of wraparound services


The Bridge will offer three primary services:

Locate & Connect

On-Campus Academic & Therapeutic Supports

In-Home Academic & Therapeutic Supports

Locate and connect with students who are enrolled in public schools in New Orleans, but who are not engaging with their virtual learning classes/assignments and/or are not attending their restricted capacity schedules.

Provide a consistent, safe place where students can get support as they complete their virtual work and access in-person therapeutic services.

Provide teachers and counselors who will work with students in their homes so they can be successful in the virtual classes and can access in-person therapeutic services

For more information
To request assistance for a student, please complete the Request for Service and Support Form
We held a virtual Information Session at Wednesday, August 19th at 11:00am. 
The presentation slides are available to view here.  To view the recorded information session, select here.
* For more information please contact:
Trisha Botello, LPC, Co-Principal       Mindy McConnell, Co-Principal          
(504) 645-2667 (504) 931-7929