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SJPS Child Summer Nutrition Food Service Program
Posted on 10/21/2020
St James Parish School Board is participating in the Summer Food Service Program. Breakfast and Lunch meals will be provided to all eligible children without charge at all the district schools. Acceptance and participating requirements for the program and all activities are the same for all regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA, and there will be no discrimination in the course of the meal service.   READ MORE... about SJPS Child Summer Nutrition Food Service Program
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National Bus Safety Week
Posted on 10/19/2020
National School Bus Safety Week is an active and evolving public education program.   READ MORE... about National Bus Safety Week
Code of Conduct 2020
Information Sessions: Student Code of Conduct
Posted on 10/16/2020
St. James Parish Public School System information sessions for Student Code of Conduct will be held in the month of October. Parents, guardians, and community members are invited to attend. For questions please contact Kelly Cook at (225) 258-4500.  READ MORE... about Information Sessions: Student Code of Conduct
Strong Start
Strong Start Virtual Update
Posted on 10/14/2020
The St. James Parish School Board voted to amend its Strong Start Plan, regarding Virtual Academy students, at the meeting on September 22, 2020.  READ MORE... about Strong Start Virtual Update
Importance Notice
Important Notice: Truancy Cancelled
Posted on 10/13/2020
All truancy appointments scheduled for tomorrow, Wednesday, October 14, 2020, have been cancelled.   READ MORE... about Important Notice: Truancy Cancelled
Hurricane Delta
Hurricane Delta Update: Schools Closed
Posted on 10/08/2020
Due to the expected inclement weather associated with Hurricane Delta, all St. James Parish schools & offices will be closed Friday, October 9, 2020.   READ MORE... about Hurricane Delta Update: Schools Closed
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October is Child Search Awareness Month
Posted on 10/01/2020
October is Child Search Awareness month in Louisiana. Child Search is a program in every school system to ensure that any child who is eligible for Special Educational Services receives them.   READ MORE... about October is Child Search Awareness Month
Strong Start 2020
Strong Start Update: Hybrid Student Schedule Change
Posted on 09/23/2020
At its meeting on September 22, 2020, the St. James Parish School Board voted to amend its Strong Start Plan, regarding Hybrid Schedule Students.  READ MORE... about Strong Start Update: Hybrid Student Schedule Change
SJPS
School Openings
Posted on 09/23/2020
The St. James Parish Academic, Visual, and Performing Arts Magnet Program and Cypress Grove Montessori School have open seats available for the 2020-2021 school year.  READ MORE... about School Openings
Strong Start
Strong Start Update: Head Start Hybrid Schedule
Posted on 09/23/2020
Head Start Hybrid Students will begin a transition to a Full Traditional 5-day Learning Model beginning September 28, 2020.   READ MORE... about Strong Start Update: Head Start Hybrid Schedule
Important Info
Power Outage at Paulina Elem.
Posted on 09/21/2020
Good morning. Power has been restored at Paulina Elementary School. Thank you for your patience.   READ MORE... about Power Outage at Paulina Elem.
Class Technology
Technology Helpdesk Support
Posted on 09/18/2020
SJPSB Technology Department has recently transitioned to a new help desk platform. This was done to better serve and support not only staff and teachers but students as well.  READ MORE... about Technology Helpdesk Support
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P-EBT Program: Grocery Help for Families During COVID-19
Posted on 09/15/2020
If your child got free or reduced-price lunch during the 2019-20 school year and you haven’t already received P-EBT, you may be eligible for up to $285 per child to help buy groceries during the pandemic. This includes children who go to a school where all kids eat free.  READ MORE... about P-EBT Program: Grocery Help for Families During COVID-19
SJPS
Phase 3 Reopening Plan
Posted on 09/11/2020
Governor John Bel Edwards announced today that Louisiana will being moving into Phase 3 of reopening beginning tomorrow, September 11, 2020.   READ MORE... about Phase 3 Reopening Plan
Flu
Facts About the Flu
Posted on 09/08/2020
Each year an average of 20,000 children, under the age of 5, are hospitalized because of flu complications.   READ MORE... about Facts About the Flu
Census 2020
Census 2020
Posted on 09/03/2020
Help shape the future by completing the 2020 Census. For more details click this link. www.my2020census.gov   READ MORE... about Census 2020
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Inclement Weather Update
Posted on 08/21/2020
St. James Parish Schools is working closely with the St. James Parish Office of Emergency Preparedness in monitoring the inclement weather predicted for next week. We will have an update on possible delayed start and/or the closure of schools after our next meeting with St. James Parish E.O.C. on Sunday. Please continue to check our official Facebook page and website for continued updates.   READ MORE... about Inclement Weather Update
COVID-19
SJPS COVID-19 Protocol
Posted on 08/20/2020
Please find the following information for you to better understand protocols and clarify why situations are handled a certain way in regards to COVID testing and symptoms.  READ MORE... about SJPS COVID-19 Protocol
Q&A
Strong Start 2020 Q & A
Posted on 08/19/2020
The following questions are specific to instructional options in St. James due to the Covid-19 pandemic. The SJPS Virtual Academy (Total Virtual School) option is compared to the Traditional School Option that will begin in a Hybrid Model due to Phase II status upon school opening August 10, 2020. This document is set up to compare the two options side by side in an attempt to better clarify differences for parents. Questions were taken from parents and the community using the strongstart2020@sjpsb.org email.   READ MORE... about Strong Start 2020 Q & A
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St. James Parish Magnet Program Seats Available
Posted on 08/17/2020
The St. James Parish Academic, Visual, and Performing Arts Magnet Program has open seats available for the 2020-2021 school year.  READ MORE... about St. James Parish Magnet Program Seats Available
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Student Technology Fee Update
Posted on 08/11/2020
Tonight the board approved our administration’s request to waive the collection of the 2020-2021 technology fee.  READ MORE... about Student Technology Fee Update
Virtual Academy
Virtual Academy Updates
Posted on 08/06/2020
Please read below for important information for students that submitted applications for the Virtual Academy, on or before the deadline of Monday, August 3, 2020:  READ MORE... about Virtual Academy Updates
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2020-2021 Student Policy Manual & Technology Handbook
Posted on 08/04/2020
The 2020-2021 Student Policy Manual was adopted and approved by the St. James Parish School Board Tuesday, July 28th. Beginning this school year, all Pre-K through 12th grade students attending St. James Parish Schools will have the opportunity to take iPads home for continuous learning needs. iPads will be available for use to Pre-K through 12th grade students at school once technology fees are collected and consents are completed.  READ MORE... about 2020-2021 Student Policy Manual & Technology Handbook
Notice
St. James Parish School System Virtual Academy Option
Posted on 07/23/2020
As previously shared, we are considering a three phase model for the 2020 – 2021 school year; SJPS 1 which is digital learning (or distance learning) for all students, SJPS 2 which is hybrid, and SJPS 3 which is traditional. In addition to these models, we are also offering a full virtual academic program via the St. James Virtual Academy.   READ MORE... about St. James Parish School System Virtual Academy Option
Important Info
BESE votes on face mask & social distancing policies.
Posted on 07/15/2020
The Advocate posted an article about the rules of reopening Louisiana public schools.  READ MORE... about BESE votes on face mask & social distancing policies.
News & Events
School Board Meeting 7.14.2020
Posted on 07/14/2020
SJPS School Board Meeting will be live streamed on July 14, 2020.   READ MORE... about School Board Meeting 7.14.2020
Important Info
School Reopening
Posted on 07/08/2020
Please see the following notice from our Superintendent, Dr. P. Edward Cancienne, about the reopening of St. James Parish Schools.   READ MORE... about School Reopening
2020 Bus Web Post
2020-2021 Transportation Survey
Posted on 07/07/2020
St. James Parish School System requests one parent or guardian from each household to complete a Transportation Survey.  READ MORE... about 2020-2021 Transportation Survey
Notice
Notice of Public Hearing
Posted on 07/07/2020
St. James Parish School Board will hold a Public Hearing on August 11, 2020 as per the attached notice. Please contact Jim Mitchell or Ashley Montz if you need further information.  READ MORE... about Notice of Public Hearing
LHS FOOTBALL
PRESS RELEASE: Lutcher Athletics
Posted on 06/20/2020
Press Release: June 20,2020. We have learned today that we have at least one individual that has tested positive for Covid-19.  READ MORE... about PRESS RELEASE: Lutcher Athletics
Graduation 2020
2020 Graduation Information
Posted on 06/18/2020
We are so excited to see all of our seniors receive their diplomas tomorrow!! Both schools will live stream graduation tomorrow. St. James graduation ceremony begins at 9:00 am and Lutcher High begins at 7:00pm. Congratulations class of 2020!!!!  READ MORE... about 2020 Graduation Information
Leader in Me
A Leader In Me Initiative
Posted on 06/11/2020
Paulina Elementary School is eager to begin the Leader in Me initiative. Leader in Me is a comprehensive-school improvement model developed to empower students with the leadership and life skills that they need to thrive in school and carry with them into adulthood.   READ MORE... about A Leader In Me Initiative
Curbside Meals
Curbside Meal Bus Schedule Change
Posted on 05/28/2020
Time adjustments have been made for West Bank buses 1 & 2. For full details please click the link below.   READ MORE... about Curbside Meal Bus Schedule Change
HEADSTART
2020-2021 Headstart Roundup
Posted on 05/26/2020
Please refer to the information provided when enrolling your child into head start for the 2020-2021 school year.  READ MORE... about 2020-2021 Headstart Roundup
Important Info
Updated K-11 Info with "NEW" Dual Enrollment & EOC Information.
Posted on 05/22/2020
St. James Parish Schools has released updated information for students in grades K-11th. This information includes grade enhancement opportunities and information regrading EOC Testing.   READ MORE... about Updated K-11 Info with "NEW" Dual Enrollment & EOC Information.
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2020-2021 Registration Packets Now Available
Posted on 05/19/2020
Registration Packets for the 2020 – 2021 School Year are now available. Parents/Guardians may obtain registration packets as follows:  READ MORE... about 2020-2021 Registration Packets Now Available
School Lunch
SJPS Child Nutrition Curbside Pick-Up
Posted on 05/15/2020
Beginning Wednesday, May 20, 2020 (pending board approval) St. James Parish Schools will start its curbside meal pickup service again.   READ MORE... about SJPS Child Nutrition Curbside Pick-Up
Notice
High School Deadlines / Reminders
Posted on 05/14/2020
The Grade Enhancement request deadline is May 18, 2020. See the K-11 guidance document if more information is needed on grade enhancement courses offered in high school due to Covid-19 school closure.   READ MORE... about High School Deadlines / Reminders
Important Info
Annual iPad Pickup Guidance Document
Posted on 05/11/2020
The guidance document below will help prepare you for returning the iPad and for the drive by iPad drop off.  READ MORE... about Annual iPad Pickup Guidance Document
2021 Teacher of the Year Semi
2021 Teacher of the Year Semi-Finalist Announced
Posted on 05/11/2020
We would like to congratulate Mrs. Rachelle Morris for being named a semi-finalist for the 2021 Louisiana Department of Education Teacher of the Year.  READ MORE... about 2021 Teacher of the Year Semi-Finalist Announced
Important Info
K-11 Guidance Document Covid-19 School Closure
Posted on 05/06/2020
The St. James Parish School System understands the hardship that the COVID-19 School Closure has caused for students across our district, state, and nation. Our district’s Curriculum Department is working diligently with principals to ensure that students have the opportunity to be promoted to the next grade or course, while taking into account the unprecedented nature of the closures faced at the end of this school year.  READ MORE... about K-11 Guidance Document Covid-19 School Closure
Class Schedule
2020-2021 Class Scheduling
Posted on 05/06/2020
St. James Parish High School Scheduling for the 2020-21 school year will begin this month.   READ MORE... about 2020-2021 Class Scheduling
Coronavirus
COVID UPDATE: MAY 4, 2020
Posted on 05/04/2020
Updated home learning resources have been posted on the webpage. Please note our print packets made available to our elementary families for pick up are still being printed.  READ MORE... about COVID UPDATE: MAY 4, 2020
AG Day 2020
AG Day 2020
Posted on 04/27/2020
This year's "AG Day" was cancelled, but learning about agriculture is not.  READ MORE... about AG Day 2020
Graduating
Senior Guidance 2020
Posted on 04/20/2020
Due to the current COVID-19 concerns and subsequent proclamation by Gov. John Bel Edwards to extend the closure of all public-school facilities to students through May, the Louisiana Board of Elementary and Secondary Education (BESE), the Board of Regents, the Governor and the U.S. Department of Education (USDOE) have granted regulatory flexibilities that enable students to complete the school year and graduate without penalty.   READ MORE... about Senior Guidance 2020
Coronavirus
COVID UPDATE: Schools Remain Closed Until the End of School Year
Posted on 04/15/2020
Governor John Bel Edwards has announced school closures through the end of the academic year.   READ MORE... about COVID UPDATE: Schools Remain Closed Until the End of School Year
Coronavirus
COVID-19: Home Learning Update
Posted on 04/14/2020
The Home Learning Resources have been updated for April 14 - April 30.   READ MORE... about COVID-19: Home Learning Update
Coronavirus
COVID-19 UPDATE: Schools Remain Closed
Posted on 04/03/2020
Governor John Bel Edwards signed a proclamation that extends the stay at home order to April 30, 2020.   READ MORE... about COVID-19 UPDATE: Schools Remain Closed
IMPORTANT INFO
COVID-19 UPDATE: 4/2/2020
Posted on 04/02/2020
The health and safety of our families remain the top priorities of the district. As a district, we are dedicated to all our students, families and community. We will come back strong and are making plans for ALL our students.   READ MORE... about COVID-19 UPDATE: 4/2/2020
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COVID-19 Update: March 26, 2020
Posted on 03/26/2020
In compliance with the statewide Stay at Home order issued by Governor John Bell Edwards, the St. James Parish School Board Office and all school buildings are closed.  READ MORE... about COVID-19 Update: March 26, 2020
Students of the Year
District Students of the Year
Posted on 03/23/2020
In the midst of this crisis we would like to shine a bright light on our three extraordinary District Students of the Year.   READ MORE... about District Students of the Year
Coronavirus
SJP COVID-19 PRESS CONFERENCE
Posted on 03/23/2020
ST. JAMES PARISH COVID-19 PRESS CONFERENCE – 3.23.20  READ MORE... about SJP COVID-19 PRESS CONFERENCE
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New Info Regarding Curbside Meal Pick-Up
Posted on 03/22/2020
On today, March 22, 2020, an employee informed us that they have tested positive for COVID-19.  READ MORE... about New Info Regarding Curbside Meal Pick-Up
COVID-19
COVID-19 UPDATE
Posted on 03/22/2020
On today, March 22, 2020, an employee informed us that they have tested positive for COVID-19.   READ MORE... about COVID-19 UPDATE
Dept. of Education
Important Info From Department of Education
Posted on 03/21/2020
BATON ROUGE, La. -- The U.S. Department of Education today approved via email Louisiana's waiver request of assessment, accountability, and reporting requirements under the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, as amended by the Every Student Succeeds Act.   READ MORE... about Important Info From Department of Education
Computer
Internet Availability and Contact Update Survey
Posted on 03/19/2020
St. James Parish Schools are asking one parent or guardian from each household to complete the Internet Availability & Contact Update Survey   READ MORE... about Internet Availability and Contact Update Survey
Important Info
Important Notice: All Buildings & Grounds Closed
Posted on 03/19/2020
During the period of the closure occasioned by COVID-19, the Proclamation of the Governor, and the State of Public Health Emergency, the facilities of the St. James Parish School System are closed and there shall be no use thereof without the express consent of the Superintendent of St. James Parish Schools.   READ MORE... about Important Notice: All Buildings & Grounds Closed
Frequently Asked Questions
Operation COVID-19: Frequently Asked Questions
Posted on 03/17/2020
Because of the recent outbreak of COVID-19, school closure has become necessary. The safety and well-being of all employees, students, and their families are priority in St. James Parish Schools.   READ MORE... about Operation COVID-19: Frequently Asked Questions
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Shaping the Future With the US Census 2020
Posted on 03/06/2020
You have the power to shape your future, and the future of all children, by counting everyone in your home in the 2020 Census.   READ MORE... about Shaping the Future With the US Census 2020
LHS Powerlifting
LHS Powerlifting Team Breaks Records!
Posted on 03/04/2020
Congratulations goes out to Lutcher High Girls Powerlifting Team on winning the Regional Powerlifting Competition.   READ MORE... about LHS Powerlifting Team Breaks Records!
LSBA Contest Winner
CTC Wins Big at the LSBA Conference
Posted on 02/17/2020
Congratulations to the Career & Technology Center for winning the LSBA"Louisiana Believes in Public Education" video contest.  READ MORE... about CTC Wins Big at the LSBA Conference
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2020-2021 Pre-K Registration
Posted on 02/06/2020
Please refer to the information provided when enrolling your child in Pre-K  READ MORE... about 2020-2021 Pre-K Registration
OxyChem Donation
OxyChem Donates to CTC
Posted on 01/30/2020
St. James Parish School Board would like to thank OxyChem for donating horizontal pumps to the Millwright Program at the Career Technology Center.  READ MORE... about OxyChem Donates to CTC
'19-'20 S.O.Y.
District Student of the Year Recipients
Posted on 01/15/2020
Congratulations to the following students that were selected as the 2019-2020 Students of the Year on the district level.   READ MORE... about District Student of the Year Recipients
Teacher of the Year
District Teacher of the Year Recipients
Posted on 12/04/2019
Congratulations to this year’s Teacher of the Year recipients for the district. The teachers will move forward with completing a portfolio for the state competition.  READ MORE... about District Teacher of the Year Recipients
Important Info
Student Fee Policy
Posted on 11/26/2019
ACT Workforce Summit Award
St. James Parish Schools Recognized at ACT Workforce Summit
Posted on 11/08/2019
Lutcher, Louisiana—St. James Parish was recognized for its workforce development achievements over the past year at the ACT Workforce Summit in Charlotte, N.C. on Tuesday, Oct. 29, along with 48 other participating ACT Work Ready Communities.   READ MORE... about St. James Parish Schools Recognized at ACT Workforce Summit
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21st Century Community Learning Centers
Posted on 04/21/2019
St. James Parish Public Schools, a local education agency intends to submit a proposal in response to the Request for Proposals for the 21st Century Community Learning Centers through the Louisiana Department of Education.   READ MORE... about 21st Century Community Learning Centers
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