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Extended School Day for Jefferson Parish Public Schools to Begin Monday, October 1

The Jefferson Parish Public School System (JPPSS) will add 30 minutes to each school day beginning Monday, October 1 to make up instructional time missed due to Hurricane Isaac. The decision to extend the school day was made by the Jefferson Parish School Board on September 17. Principals, with input from their staff, will have […]

JPPSS Makes Recovery from Hurricane Isaac

When Hurricane Isaac blew through south Louisiana on Wednesday, August 29, it was an eerie reminder that lives could be changed in an instant. The Jefferson Parish Public School System’s Emergency Management team contacted the plant managers at each school and told them to prepare for the storm by ensuring that their schools were secure. […]

Important School Schedule Changes Beginning October 1, 2012

In accordance with a decision made by the Jefferson Parish School Board, schools will add 30 minutes to each day beginning October 1 to make up for time missed due to Hurricane Isaac. The new schedule will begin on Monday, October 1, 2012 and will end on Friday, March 1, 2013. The additional 30 minutes applies to […]

Updated School Choice Information

Due to Hurricane Isaac, the transportation for students opting for School Choice has been delayed. Transportation to the school of choice is due to begin Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2012. The bus drivers will contact parents before Sept. 11, 2012, with the bus stop information.

FEMA Announces Approval of Transitional Sheltering Assistance

At the request of the state of Louisiana, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has activated its Transitional Sheltering Assistance program for eligible Hurricane Isaac evacuees. FEMA’s Transitional Sheltering Assistance (TSA) program allows eligible Hurricane Isaac evacuees to stay in hotels or motels if their homes are inaccessible or unlivable due to the disaster. The […]

Drivers Education Registration and Classes Rescheduled Due to Hurricane Isaac

Due to the Hurricane Isaac Driver’s Education registration and classes have to be rescheduled. New Registration Dates: Westbank at Douglass Elementary – Tuesday, September 11, 2012, 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm in the cafeteria Eastbank at Harris Middle – Thursday, September 13, 2012, 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm in the cafeteria New Class Dates: Classes […]

District Sets Up Emergency Call Center to Help Answer Questions About the Re-opening of Schools

Jefferson Parish Public School System has set up an Emergency Call Center to help inform parents, staff, employees and the public about the re-opening of schools in the aftermath of Hurricane Isaac. The Call Center number is 504-349-8999. Call Center staff are available to answer questions in English, Spanish and Vietnamese.

All Jefferson Parish Public Schools to Open Thursday, September 6, 2012 With The Exception of Grand Isle, Kerner and Fisher Middle-High

The Jefferson Parish Public School System (JPPSS) has announced that all but three of its schools will reopen for students Thursday, September 6, 2012. Schools across the District suffered damage from Hurricane Isaac, and today many schools remain without power.  The three schools receiving the greatest impact from the hurricane and opening later than the […]

JPPSS Evaluating Schools for Re-Opening on Tuesday, September 4, 2012

The Jefferson Parish Public School System is currently evaluating each school for its readiness to re-open tomorrow, Tuesday, September 4, 2012. The District will post a list of schools that will re-open tomorrow on its website this afternoon, Monday, September 3, 2012. Parents are urged to monitor this website for further information.

Message from Acting Superintendent Meza Regarding Reopening Schools on Tuesday, September 4, 2012

I hope that you are all safe and that things are going well as you continue to get back to normal. I know that this has been a stressful time for all of us, but we are resilient and will get through this together. In the aftermath of Hurricane Isaac, JPPSS maintenance and facilities crews […]