Back to school in Jefferson Parish: See details of reopening plan

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By WWL

The Jefferson Parish Public School system has released its plans for the 2020-2021 school year. 

"We are prioritizing safe, in-person learning," the largest public school system in Louisiana announced. "Our prekindergarten through fifth grade students will return to school using a traditional model. Our sixth through twelfth grade students will return to school using a hybrid model."

The system is also offering families the choice of full-time distance learning using virtual at-home teaching and learning using Virtual Jefferson, an at-home virtual learning option that will support K-12th grade students throughout the 2020-2021 school year.  

Students who attend classes in person must wear masks.

School system leadership say several priorities were developed as a basis for their reopening plan:

  • Ensure a safe teaching and learning environment for our students and employees.
  • Provide all students a high-quality education five days a week.
  • Prioritize safe, in-person learning environments with a focus on our PK-5 students.
  • Be prepared to transition to 100% virtual instruction if needed. 
  • Give families a choice about the best school instructional model for their children.
  • Provide our families and employees with the necessary training and support.
  • Communicate proactively and clearly with students, families, employees, and community.

Grades 1-12 start school Wednesday, August 12. Pre-K and kindergarten classes resume Monday, August 17.

Click here for a school calendar.

Click here to read more about the "Start Strong Jefferson" plan.

Click here to read more about Virtual Jefferson.