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Community Town Halls, Coffee Chats Part of 2018-19 Discovery Days Schedule

Jefferson Parish Public School System Superintendent Dr. Cade Brumley will continue his conversations with educators and the community by hosting nine Discovery Days across the parish this school year. Discovery Days are a way for Dr. Brumley to stay connected with the communities he serves as superintendent of the largest school system in Louisiana. Each […]

Riviere Elementary Family Donates Love, Support to Baby Ellie

It was a first day back to school for teachers that speaks volumes of the culture at Riviere Elementary. Third grade teacher Lauren Landry organized an on-site blood donation for the 10-month-old daughter of her coworker and friend Kelly Hudson. The result was a special visit from the Ochsner Blood Bank, a waiting list of […]

Thousands of Additional Kids Benefit from Drop in Teacher Vacancies

Teacher vacancies plummeted in Jefferson Parish Public Schools thanks to a Quality from the Start initiative focused on placing a certified teacher in every classroom. JPPSS had 39 teacher vacancies to start this school year, down from 102 to open 2017-18. By cutting teacher vacancies more than half, around 2,000 additional students began the school […]

JPPSS Transportation Hotline Open Until August 17

Your child’s school has received transportation assignments. Please contact your child’s school for that information. If you have not received information regarding school bus transportation for your child, please call our Transportation Hotline at 349-8999 between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. Phone lines are open now through Friday, August 17, 2018.

2018-19 Open House Schedule

Jefferson Parish Public Schools will be hosting open house events to get ready for the 2018-2019 school year. Please see the table below to see when your school will be hosting an open house. These dates are subject to change due to any inclement weather. Please use #JPopenhouse and #jpschools when sharing any photos/video on […]

All JPPSS Students Can Wear Shorts Until October 5

All students in the Jefferson Parish Public School System can wear shorts to school through the beginning of October. Middle and high school students can wear knee-length shorts from the first day of school on Thursday, August 9 until October 5. Elementary school students are already allowed to wear shorts under the normal school board […]

Student Summer Internships Skyrocket Thanks to Partnership with JPPSS, LDOE, Local Business & Industry

The Jefferson Parish Public School System increased its number of students by five times who are becoming career-ready through the Louisiana Department of Education’s Jump Start Summers. Jump Start Summers helps high school students prepare for college, career, and life by giving them the opportunity to attain high-demand industry-based credentials, master essential workplace “soft skills,” […]

Message from Dr. Brumley: July 2018

We Love. We Learn. We Lead. As our school year kicks off, those simple words provide us with a powerful compass for Jefferson Parish Public Schools. If we accept those words as a call to action, we will strengthen the possibilities for our system’s success. We Love. It’s important that we love one another. Yes, […]

2018-19 Pre-K Registration Open Through July 29

Applications online have been re-opened and will remain open through July 29. The next lottery date is tentatively scheduled on or before August 3 to fill all publicly funded seats. All students who have been awarded a seat in a previous lottery have been notified by email. Placement in a seat through the lottery does NOT guarantee the […]

Dr. Brumley Outlines What’s Next in 100-Day Plan Report

In his first few months on the job, Jefferson Parish Public School System Superintendent Dr. Cade Brumley placed top-rated learning materials into every school, funded raises for teachers and support staff, secured millions in additional support for students and schools that need it most, and held meaningful conversations in just about every corner of the […]