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JPPSS Pre-K Registration for 2017-18 Now Open

Pre-K registration in Jefferson Parish for the 2017-18 school year will take place starting March 7. Applications for the 2017-2018 school year can be submitted online at www.jeffersonchild.com beginning March 7. Families needing face-to-face assistance to submit an online application or to upload documents can come to any of the following locations:

Application Locations: 

DATE TIME LOCATION
March 7-10 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. JPPSS Administration Building
501 Manhattan Blvd., Harvey, 70058
March 8 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Hazel Hurst Community Center
1121 Causeway Blvd., Jefferson, 70121
March 15 3:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Our Lady of Perpetual Help Gym
531 Williams Blvd., Kenner, 70062
March 18 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Marrero Community Center
1861 Ames Blvd., Marrero, 70072
March 22 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Gretna Community Center
1700 Monroe St., Gretna, 70053

System for Support at JPPSS – 501 Manhattan Blvd:  

DATE LAST  NAME
March 7 Student’s last name begins with A-F
March 8 Student’s last name begins with G-L
March 9 Student’s last name begins with M-R, Extended hours until 6:00 pm for ALL working families A-Z
March 10 Student’s last name begins with S-Z
 

Guidelines for Registration for JPPSS PK4 CLASSES:

  • Child must be four (4) years old on or before September 30, 2017, to apply for a JPPSS PK4 classroom.
  • Title I classes may be subject to a screening.
  • Bus transportation will only be provided for students within their school attendance zones.
  • Only completed applications with ALL required documents will be placed in the lottery system.
  • Parents may choose up to three (3) sites for possible placement in the application process.
  • Families will receive placement or wait-listed status by E-MAIL ONLY.
  • Families will be required to accept or decline placement through their online account.

Items Needed to Register your Child:

  • Parent / Guardian Identification (Driver’s license or state issued ID or Passport)
  • Birth Certificate – Initial that both items have been verified:
    • Verify child’s date of birth (For example: Applicants for 2017-2018 4 year old programs (PK 4, NSECD,) must fall between October 1, 2012- September 30, 2013.)
    • Verify person completing application is the parent listed on the birth certificate. (If person completing application is NOT listed on the birth certificate, court-issued custody papers must be submitted.)
  • Proof of Residence – Select which item you have verified:
    • Current utility bill with the parent’s name and address
    • Current lease or mortgage statement
    • If the parent and child live with a family member or friend, that person is to provide verification with a letter in addition to one of the above items
    • In a temporary living arrangement due to loss of housing or economic hardship (Verified by LEA)
  • Proof of Income – Select which item(s) you have verified:
    • Two (2) consecutive check stubs for EACH PARENT or CAREGIVER IN THE HOUSEHOLD for the current year (within 2 months from the date of filling out this application.)
    • An official letter signed by your employer stating all of the following:
      • Where parent/guardian is employed
      • Hourly rate of pay
      • The average number of hours parent/guardian works per week
      • Date employed
    • SNAP/Food Stamps – must include the child’s name and valid effective dates
    • A statement from the Social Security Administration verifying that the child listed on the application is a recipient of SSI benefits, which must be accompanied by two current check stubs of parent
    • Current foster care placement agreement from DCFS
    • Parents unemployed must submit a letter of support and income documentation from support source
    • Dated and signed letter from parent stating they are paid in cash and the amount paid monthly and documenting they are unable to provide check stubs.
    • Families in a temporary living arrangement due to loss of housing or economic hardship (homeless). Community Networks should follow LEA-defined procedures for verifying homeless status.
    • 2016 tax documentation showing parent names and annual income (required for Jeff Cap, Birth to Five and Head Start applications). W2 OR 10402 – upload entire document. This cannot be used as a primary source of income for PK4. It is only allowable if no other form of income verification documentation exists. Previous tax years are not allowed.

Pre-K information is also available in the following languages:

For more information, please contact the JPPSS PK4 Department at 504-349-7696