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JPPSS Schools and Offices Closed Monday, October 8 for Fall Break

All Jefferson Parish Public School System schools and offices will be closed on Monday, October 8, 2018 for Fall Break. JPPSS will resume its normal schedule on Tuesday, October 9. Click here to view our entire calendar.

Students Can Now Wear Shorts Through End of October

All students in the Jefferson Parish Public School System can wear shorts to school through the end of October. The Jefferson Parish School Board approved Superintendent Dr. Cade Brumley’s recommendation to alter the uniform policy during their October meeting. Middle and high school students (grades 6-12) can wear knee-length shorts until October 31. Elementary school […]

Join Dr. Brumley for Morning Coffee Chat or Evening Town Hall October 15 in Terrytown & Gretna

Jefferson Parish Public School System Superintendent Dr. Cade Brumley will continue his conversations with educators and the community by hosting a morning coffee chat and an evening town hall on Monday, October 15 in Gretna and Terrytown. The coffee chat will take place at Terrytown Playground at 641 Heritage Avenue in Terrytown from 8 to […]

Drinking Water Tested, Safe at JPPSS Schools & Facilities

The water that students and staff drink on Jefferson Parish Public School System (JPPSS) campuses is safe. That’s the combined results of recent water lead tests conducted by the Louisiana Department of Health and JPPSS. The Louisiana Department of Health recently completed testing water at Harahan Elementary and eleven other schools across the state. They […]

JPPSS Offers Eureka Math Homework Helpers

The Jefferson Parish Public School System has adopted a new Tier 1 curriculum at all schools. This upgrade gives every student the top rated learning materials in the state. This change can be challenging to students and families as they adapt to the more rigorous standards, especially in math. To assist in this transition, JPPSS […]

JPSB Regular Session Meeting: October 3, 2018

The Jefferson Parish School Board (JPSB) will hold a Regular Session meeting on Wednesday, October 3 at the JPPSS Administration Building at 501 Manhattan Blvd. in Harvey. The meeting will begin at 6 p.m. The agenda can be viewed at this link. Most JPSB Regular Session meetings air live on JPS-TV (Cox channel 8 and AT&T […]

JPPSS Middle School Wrestling Championships September 29

The Jefferson Parish Public School System’s middle school wrestling championships will take place Saturday, September 29 at Allen Ellender School at 10 a.m. Allen Ellender School is located at 4501 East Ames Blvd. in Marrero. Admission is $5 for adults and free for students. Students must be accompanied by an adult. Concessions will be sold. […]

Join Dr. Brumley for Morning Coffee Chat or Evening Town Hall September 27 in Metairie

Jefferson Parish Public School System Superintendent Dr. Cade Brumley will continue his conversations with educators and the community by hosting a morning coffee chat and an evening town hall on Thursday, September 27 in Metairie. The coffee chat will take place at Cleary Playground at 3700 Civic Street in Metairie from 8 to 9 a.m. […]

CATCH Expands School Health Initiative to Nearly Half of JPPSS

Students at nearly half the schools in the Jefferson Parish Public School System (JPPSS) are learning to live healthier lives thanks to another expansion of the CATCH Coordinated School Health Initiative. Sixteen schools are being added to this initiative, bringing the total number of CATCH schools in JPPSS to 39. These latest additions come thanks […]

Grace King High School Students Safe After School Placed on Lockdown September 20, 2018

All Grace King High School students are safe after the school was placed on lockdown this afternoon due to a threat made on social media. The Jefferson Parish Public School System and Grace King High are cooperating with the Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office to determine who made the threat and the threat’s credibility. “Student safety […]