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All JPPSS Schools and Offices Closed for Labor Day Sept. 4, 2017

All schools and offices in the Jefferson Parish Public School System will be closed on Monday, September 4 to observe Labor Day. JPPSS will resume its normal schedule on Tuesday, September 5. For a look at the entire calendar, click here. For a downloadable version of our calendar, click here.

JPPSS Grand Isle and Lafitte Schools Closed Thursday, August 31

Jefferson Parish Public School System schools in Grand Isle and Lafitte will remained closed on Thursday, August 31, 2017, due to the rising storm surge currently affecting those areas. For updates from JPPSS, check our website at jpschools.org, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or the mobile app which can be downloaded for free from iTunes or Google […]

Grand Isle & Lafitte Schools Closed Wednesday, August 30. All Other JPPSS Schools Open

The Jefferson Parish Public School System will be open Wednesday, August 30, 2017, and will follow its previously announced early dismissal schedule. Schools in Grand Isle and Lafitte will be closed due to the concern of a storm surge that could affect those areas. For updates from JPPSS, check our website at jpschools.org, Facebook, Twitter, […]

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 […]