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JPPSS Schools & Offices will be Open Tuesday, August 29

The Jefferson Parish Public School System will be open tomorrow, Tuesday, August 29, 2017. The District will continue to monitor the storm and will remain in contact with the Jefferson Parish Emergency Management team. For updates from JPPSS, check our website at jpschools.org, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or the mobile app which can be downloaded for […]

JPPSS Students to Experience Monday’s Solar Eclipse

For the first time since all of our students and many of our teachers were born, the United States will experience a total eclipse of the sun. On Monday, August 21 the moon will pass between the Earth and the sun, totally or partially obscuring the view of the sun for the entire nation. The […]

Jefferson Parish School Board Selects Tiffany Kuhn to District III Seat

The Jefferson Parish School Board voted to make Tiffany Kuhn the District III interim board member during a special meeting held today at the JPPSS Administration Building. Tiffany Kuhn has strong ties to the Jefferson Parish Public School System and the West Bank. Her community work can be attributed to her desire to help students […]

Act 853 School Choice Information and Transfer Request Forms Now Available

Student transfer forms are available online and at the Compliance Office, 501 Manhattan Blvd., Harvey, LA. Schools that must offer choice will send Act 853 information home with students on the first day of school. All forms must be hand delivered to the Compliance Office. The deadline to return the transfer request to Compliance is […]

JPPSS Teacher and Employee Raises Placed on the Nov. 18 Ballot

The Jefferson Parish School Board approved an action during its meeting on August 8 that will place teacher and employee raises on the November 18 ballot. Jefferson Parish citizens will vote on an 8.45 mill property tax to provide the pay raises. If approved by voters, all certified teachers in JPPSS would receive an annual […]

All JPPSS Students Can Wear Shorts Until October 6

All students in the Jefferson Parish Public School System can wear shorts to school through the beginning of October thanks to a vote during Tuesday night’s board meeting. The Jefferson Parish School Board approved an agenda item that alters the uniform policy for students in grades 6-12. Middle and high school students can wear knee-length […]

First Day of School is Thursday, August 10 for Students in Grades 1-12

The first day of school for students in grades 1-12 in the Jefferson Parish Public School System is Thursday, August 10. Students in pre-kindergarten and kindergarten will start on either August 15 or 16. This date varies by school. If you have school-related questions, please contact your school office. Click here to find contact information […]

Understand Your Child’s LEAP Scores with the State’s Parent Guide

On August 30, students who were in grades 3-8 during the 2016-17 school year received their LEAP student reports. These reports include an overall student assessment performance, a breakdown of student performance on specific skills, and a comparison of how your student’s performance relates to other students in the school, district, and state. The Louisiana Department […]

Services for Ray St. Pierre Scheduled for Saturday, August 5

The Jefferson Parish Public School System family is deeply saddened by the loss of veteran educator and school board member Ray St. Pierre. Visitation will be Saturday, August 5 beginning at 9 a.m. at Mothe Funeral Home (7040 Lapalco Blvd., Marrero, LA). The service will begin at 1:30 p.m. Following the service, the funeral procession […]

JPPSS Parents will Keep Up with Student Info on a New System

Jefferson Parish Public Schools parents will soon begin using a new system to access their child’s grades, attendance, and other important information. JPPSS will use the JCampus student information system beginning with the 2017-18 school year. Parents will access their child’s school information on JCampus’ Student Progress Center. The Student Progress Center updates student data […]