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JPPSS Schools & Offices Closed November 6 for Election Day

Schools and offices in the Jefferson Parish Public School System will be closed Tuesday, November 6 for Election Day. Teachers, students, and staff have the day off, but some of our schools will be used as polling locations. JPPSS schools and offices will resume normal operating hours on Wednesday, November 7. For a look at our […]

JPPSS Hosts Parent Conferences November 1

The Jefferson Parish Public School System will hold parent conferences on Thursday, November 1. Elementary and K-8 schools will hold parent conferences from 1-4 p.m. Middle and high schools will hold parent conferences from 4-7 p.m. Please contact your school for more information. This is the first scheduled parent conference day of the 2018-19 school year. […]

All JPPSS Schools Release Two-and-a-Half Hours Early October 31

The school day will end two-and-a-half hours early on Wednesday, October 31 at all Jefferson Parish Public School System schools. This early release day gives our teachers time during the normal school day for planning and professional development. JPPSS will also hold an early release day for professional development February 13. To see what time […]

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Family Nights Let Parents Meet School Community and Learn Tier 1 Tips

As you can see in this video from Allen Ellender School, a family night is a great way to get to know your school community and pick up some tips on how to help your child do their best in school. Many of our schools also offer events and opportunities for families to learn more […]

Dr. Brumley Joins Live WYES Community Forum on Doing More For Teachers

Jefferson Parish Public School System Superintendent Dr. Cade Brumley is joining education experts from across the region for a televised panel discussion on how to improve support for our teachers. WYES-TV presents Teaching for Excellence: A WYES Community Forum, a live broadcast on Channel 12 and wyes.org on Thursday, October 25 from 7 to 8 […]

The 128: Walker Motor Corporation Provides Student Internships, Jobs

A summer internship has led to jobs for Jefferson Parish students and a strong relationship between the public school system and a local business. The Jefferson Parish Public School System selected Walker Motor Corporation as the first honoree of a new recognition program that spotlights community partners. “The 128” recognizes key supporters of JPPSS. These […]

Grand Isle School, Fisher Middle-High, and Leo Kerner Elementary School will reopen Thursday, October 11

Grand Isle School, Fisher Middle-High, and Leo Kerner Elementary School will reopen on their normal schedule Thursday, October 11. For the latest announcements, visit jpschools.org, our mobile app, or the district’s Facebook or Twitter (@jppss) channels.

Grand Isle School, Fisher Middle-High, and Leo Kerner Elementary closed Wednesday, October 10

Grand Isle School, Fisher Middle-High, and Leo Kerner Elementary School will be closed Wednesday, October 10, due to tidal flooding from Hurricane Michael and Grand Isle and Lafitte’s unique geographical circumstances. The safety of our students and employees is our top responsibility. The National Weather Service is predicting continued strong east/southeast winds overnight. This may […]

Transformation Network Stories: Miller Wall Elementary

“I knew instruction wouldn’t be the problem. It’s getting the children to have the growth mindset that they can do it and they can be successful.” – Miller Wall Elementary Principal Brenda DeGraw In the spring of 2018, Jefferson Parish Public School System leaders created a Transformation Network designed to rapidly improve student outcomes in […]