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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 […]

2018-19 Advanced Study Academies Application Window Closes Friday, October 20 at Noon

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. Applications can be downloaded at this link. In addition to being available at […]

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 […]

JPPSS Speech & Hearing Dept. Named Outstanding Public School Program

The Jefferson Parish Public School System has been recognized at the state level for the speech and hearing services it provides children throughout Jefferson Parish. The Louisiana Speech and Hearing Association awarded the JPPSS Speech and Hearing Services Division the 2017 Outstanding Public School Program of the Year. “Congratulations to these dedicated educators for receiving […]

Anthony Davis Basketball Camp in August

Anthony Davis from the New Orleans Pelicans will hold a basketball camp at the University of New Orleans on August 7 and 8 for kids between ages 7-15. This will be the first camp Anthony Davis has ever held and he is excited to spend time with kids from around the city to help teach […]

JPPSS Expands Health Promotion Program to 16 More Elementary Schools

CATCH Global Foundation and the Jefferson Parish Public School System will expand implementation of a program that helps kids and parents learn to make healthier food choices and be more active in their daily lives, thanks to a $159,000 grant from the Humana Foundation. Phase 1 of the “New Orleans CATCH Coordinated School Health Initiative” […]