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Kindergarten Students Switch to Purple Uniform Shirts Starting in 2017-18

The Jefferson Parish School Board approved a new policy that will impact all of the district’s kindergarten students starting next school year.

Jefferson Parish Public School System kindergarten students will wear purple uniform shirts, regardless of their school’s color, beginning in 2017-18. This change will help school staff better identify kindergarten students and support the unique needs of these young students.

Prekindergarten students in JPPSS already wear purple uniform shirts. Current pre-K students who are moving on to kindergarten at the same school may elect to still wear their purple pre-K shirt in kindergarten. New students should purchase a purple kindergarten shirt.

If you would like information on purchasing uniforms for your student before July 11, please contact our Compliance Office Call Center at 504-365-5312. You may contact your child’s school starting July 11 when school offices reopen.

In addition to making the uniform change for kindergarten students, the school board also approved a policy that requires a parent/guardian or designee who is at least 12 years old to be present when that student gets on the bus in the morning and is dropped off at the bus stop that afternoon. It is the responsibility of the parent/guardian to provide the school and bus operator with the names and a working phone number for those persons authorized to receive a student at the bus stop.