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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 […]

Apply for the Superintendent’s Special Education Council by October 31

“The Bright Side:” Teachers of the Year

The Jefferson Parish Public School System shines a light on the people, programs, and events making a difference in the district. Each episode of The Bright Side features exclusive stories, interviews, and fun extras. You can watch the show on Facebook, Vimeo, or JPS-TV (Cox cable channel 8/ AT&T U-verse channel 99). Here’s what you can see on this edition of The […]

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 […]

Color Fun Run Benefits Hazel Park/Hilda Knoff Elementary Dance Team

Hazel Park/Hilda Knoff Elementary is hosting a fun run to benefit the school’s dance team. The Color Fun Run will take place Saturday, November 3. All proceeds from the run will benefit the school and it’s Parkettes dance team. Participants will be “decorated” with color powder as they run or walk to the finish line. […]

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 […]

Rising Water on Roads in Lafitte Area

Fisher and Kerner Parents, As you know, we take the safety of our students and staff very seriously. To that end, we continue to monitor the rising water on the roads in the Lafitte area. All students are safe, and classes are progressing normally. If parents choose to pick-up students early, they may do so […]