Pre-K Application for 2019-20 School Year will Close on May 10th

Applications for the 2019-2020 school year can be submitted online at Families needing face-to-face assistance to submit an online application or to upload documents can come to any of the following locations:

May 2 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. JP Schools Administration Building
501 Manhattan Blvd, Harvey, 70058
May 6 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. JP Schools Administration Building
501 Manhattan Blvd, Harvey, 70058
May 7 9:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. D.B. Watson Community Center
1300 Myrtle Street, Metairie, 70003
May 8 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Bissonet Elementary School
6818 Kawanee Avenue, Metairie, 70003
May 10 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. JP Schools Administration Building
501 Manhattan Blvd, Harvey, 70058


  • Child must be four (4) years old on or before September 30, 2019 to apply for a JPPSS PK4 classroom.
  • Applications will be prioritized for placements in child’s elementary school district/zone.
  • 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.
  • Title I classes may be subject to an academic screening.
  • 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.


  1. Identification:
    • Parent/Guardian = driver’s license, state-issued ID, or passport (current, NOT expired)
    • Foster parent = DCFS papers
    • Grandparent=Legal guardianship papers
  2. Child’s Birth Certificate (Must be clear copy of original certificate)
  3. Proof of Residency: One of the following and MUST match parent name on application.
    • Current utility bill (gas, electric or water ONLY)
    • Current legal document issued/approved by the US Office of Immigration/Naturalization showing current address
    • Current lease (must have date and show name/address of apartment and name of person(s) leasing apartment)
    • Current mortgage statement
    • If the proof of residency document is in the name of another adult, that adult must provide dated and signed residency letter certifying that the child and parent(s) live at that address and certifying whether or not they provide support to the child and parent(s).
  4. Proof of Income (1 or more of the following)
    • 2 consecutive check stubs for EACH ADULT ON THE APPLICATION who supports the child; stubs must be issued within 2 months of the date of the application and showing parent/adult name, pay period, hours worked, hourly rate and year-to-date income.
    • An official letter signed by your employer on company letterhead 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 and year-to-date income
    • Dated and signed Declaration of Income for Irregular Employment Form (can be downloaded at ) Form must be filled out completely.
    • Letter or certificate showing current status of SNAP/Food Stamps – must include the parent and child names and valid effective dates (Certified through ___)
    • 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, for each adult in the household.
    • Current foster care placement agreement from DCFS. Foster parents are NOT required to upload their income, only the DCFS foster care agreement.
    • Parents who are unemployed must submit a dated and signed Statement of No Income Form (can be downloaded at ); this includes stay-at-home moms & stay-at-home dads.
    • Parents who are homeless must contact JPPSS Homeless Coordinator at 504-365-5331 or come to 501 Manhattan Boulevard to complete an assessment.
  5. Current/Updated Immunization Records (Valid State of Louisiana Universal Certificate of Immunization)
  6. 2018 Proof of Income (if applicable)
    • Income tax forms for 2018 (W2, 1040A, or 1099) showing parent names and annual income REQUIRED for parents who are self-employed and REQUIRED for  applications to Jeff Cap Birth to Five Programs
  7. Special Education documentation (IEP/IFSP/Evaluation only when applicable)
  8. For Child Care Assistance Program (CCAP) applications, upload current CCAP certificate into Proof of Income upload box. A current CCAP certificate is REQUIRED and CCAP certificate must show certification dates and parent and child names.