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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 […]

JPSB Regular Session Meeting: August 8, 2017

The Jefferson Parish School Board will hold its regular August meeting on Tuesday, August 8. The meeting will take place at 6 p.m. in the board room of the JPPSS Administration Building at 501 Manhattan Blvd. in Harvey. The agenda can be viewed at this link.

Services for Ray St. Pierre Scheduled for Saturday, August 5

The Jefferson Parish Public School System family is deeply saddened by the loss of veteran educator and school board member Ray St. Pierre. Visitation will be Saturday, August 5 beginning at 9 a.m. at Mothe Funeral Home (7040 Lapalco Blvd., Marrero, LA). The service will begin at 1:30 p.m. Following the service, the funeral procession […]

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 […]

Recent JPPSS Graduates Sound Off in National ‘Gen Z’ Panel Discussion

Two Jefferson Parish Public School System alumni shared their perspectives on going to college with an audience of education professionals from around the world at BbWorld 2017, an annual conference hosted by leading education technology company Blackboard Inc. During the session, “Gen Z Panel: Changing expectations and perceptions of today’s students,” Class of 2017 Haynes […]

JPPSS Hosts Back to School Event August 5 at the Oakwood Center

The Jefferson Parish Public School System invites families to “Explore Our Services” during its special event at the Oakwood Center on Saturday, August 5 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. JPPSS staff will be at the mall to speak with parents and community members about back to school topics, as well as the many resources […]

JPPSS Compliance Office Call Center Answers Your School Questions

Students may be out for summer vacation, but when it comes to assisting parents with questions about the upcoming school year…the Jefferson Parish Public School System is open for business The JPPSS Compliance Office Call Center is open and available to assist customers Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. The phone number […]