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ACT 303 Petition Forms Now Available

The Jefferson Parish Public School System is now accepting ACT 303 Petition Forms. ACT 303 gives individuals with disabilities who failed to receive a high school diploma, the option to petition their local school board for reconsideration. Click here to download the form. For an individual to be eligible, they must have been identified as […]

Jefferson Parish Virtual Academy Orientation August 24

The Jefferson Parish Public School System is hosting an orientation for parents and students to learn more about its virtual academy. The Jefferson Parish Virtual Academy orientation will be Thursday, August 24 from 4 to 6:30 p.m. at the JPPSS Administration Building at 501 Manhattan Blvd. in Harvey. The meeting will be in room 1701. […]

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 […]

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 […]

Advanced Study Academies Application Window Opens September 25

The Jefferson Parish Public School System has announced dates for its first 2018-19 Advanced Study Academies application period. Parents who are interested in having their child attend an ASA next school year can apply September 25 until October 20, 2017 at noon. A downloadable application will be available on this website September 22. In addition […]

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 […]