News

JPPSS Partners with Second Harvest Food Bank for Hurricane Harvey Drive

The Jefferson Parish Public School System is partnering with Second Harvest Food Bank to serve families impacted by Hurricane Harvey. “We saw such devastation in both Louisiana and Texas,” said JPPSS Superintendent Isaac G. Joseph. “I know so many people feel compelled to help. We were in their situation 12 years ago and many, including […]

JPPSS Welcomes Displaced Teachers, Support Staff, & Students

In the aftermath of the devastation of Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma, the Jefferson Parish Public School System understands the challenges families are facing during this most difficult time. The district has created a special application for evacuees who may be seeking immediate employment. To apply for a position, please follow the link: Hurricane Evacuee. […]

Register for JPPSS Adult Education Classes September 11-12

The Jefferson Parish Public School System Work Ready U Adult Education Program is offering free day and night classes. Registration takes place September 11 and 12. Classes begin September 13. Classes are offered in a variety of skills, including English as a Second Language, adult basic education, English literacy, family literacy, high school equivalency, career […]

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 […]

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 […]

Transportation Hotline Available to Parents August 7-18

The Jefferson Parish Public School System has opened a special call center to serve parents who have questions about bus transportation for the upcoming school year. The JPPSS Transportation Call Center will be available August 7-18 at 504-349-8999. The center will take calls Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Each school in […]

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 […]

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 […]