OUR GOAL =
MAXIMIZE OUR GROWTH
Our mission is to help our students grow academically, socially, and physically, to be well-rounded and responsible citizens!
Let's Get Ready for a WONDERFUL Year!
We are excited to start the school year and I look forward to seeing everyone soon!
This year, we will continue to work together to support students in an outstanding school community, employing various instructional strategies that will engage students, addressing academic needs and social and emotional learning.
As your child's "first teacher," we appreciate the partnership we have with our families. You are invited to be a PARTNER in the education of your child. School & Home will support one another to create the conditions for ALL TO SUCCEED!
JPPSS has adopted a Tier 1 curriculum (judged to be "superior") for all schools in English, math, and social studies, using a curriculum that's received the top rating from the Louisiana Department of Education (LDOE).
This curriculum includes the resources educators will use to teach students the standards they're expected to learn. Our teachers and administrator have been training on the new curriculum (which is rigorous) during the summer months, learning how to use these tools and using our expertise to create curriculum materials to meet our student needs. As OUR partner, we look forward to sharing information with you!
As a support for the safe, positive, responsible, and respectful learning environment for students, we invite you to join your child for lunch on Tuesday and/or Thursday, beginning September 4. Classroom schedules (including lunch times) will be discussed at Open House.
We are committed to maintain a campus that provides a safe, positive, responsible, and respectful learning environment for students. In order to prepare for an emergency, periodic drills will be held for fire, intruder, tornado, and other events. Please know that we will always make you aware IF we need to relocate (because of an emergency) and where we will reconnect you and your child! (alternate location)
SUPPLY DROP OFF
Tuesday August 7th- 3:30 pm-5 pm
Families are invited to come to school and get LOTS of valuable information, including bus and carpool details as well as other school organizational offers.
Teachers will be waiting to meet and greet students in the classrooms, where supplies can be dropped off. Bring labels or a Sharpie to place/write on your child's supplies.
Families will receive MANY pieces of information next week and we ask that you take the time to do your homework and read both the Metairie Academy Handbook as well as the JPPSS Policies & Procedures and sign the provided acknowledgement. Students must return a SIGNATURE PAGE, indicating the acknowledgement of these policies.
PICTURES AT SCHOOL
Yearbook/ ID Uniform pictures - AUGUST 22
Re-Takes September 18
Holiday/Winter Pictures - NOVEMBER 8
Spring Pictures- FEBRUARY 27
Class Pictures- APRIL 16
Thank you for your patience in introducing our new (and improved) LOGO. It is important that families begin to purchase updated items, realizing that the old logo will be eliminated next year. Specific uniform guidelines are listed in the updated handbook but remember that the school ID is a part of the school uniform. Guidelines for any Out of Uniform days include appropriate clothing and PE appropriate shoes.
First Day-August 9th
Students in grades 1st-5th will arrive through the carpool line supervised by teachers beginning at 8:00 a.m. and ending at 8:30 a.m. Students may be dropped off as early as 8:00 a.m. and must be dropped in carpool line and enter the building through the gate on Lake Avenue. Vehicles should not park or be left unattended in the line during carpool, 8:00 a.m. to 8:30 a.m.
If you arrive BEFORE 8am, please escort your child to the cafeteria for before care services.
Dismissal begins at 3:20 p.m. detailed arrival & dismissal information is located in this newsletter and it is imperative to read the directions thoroughly!
PreK & Kindergarten
Orientation Day August 14 & 15th
Students will attend ONE day with an adult on August 14th OR August 15th. Families should arrive at 8:30 a.m. on the assigned day and report to the PreK or K classroom. Teachers will have welcoming activities and parents can experience the classroom environment with their little one!
Whether you are shedding tears of sorrow or joy, you can take a little break and come meet with CoOp in the cafeteria for a
BooHoo Yahoo Party.
Families, including new families not in PreK or K, are welcome to visit on either morning.
Open House- August 21 @ 6pm
Open House is Tuesday, August 21st at 6:00 p.m. Parents are asked to enter through the cafeteria and follow the schedule noted below. We request that you make every effort not to bring the children with you to Open House.
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd Grades
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM/ Cafeteria @ 7:00 PM
3rd, 4th, 5th Grades
Classroom 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM Cafeteria @ 6:00 PM
Arrival & Dismissal
*It is expected that before & after school care registration is completed FOR ALL STUDENTS.
In order to provide the safest arrival and dismissal, please adhere to the procedures for arriving to school as well as departure from our campus.
We ask that students know how they will be dismissed BEFORE reporting to school and the dismissal procedure does not change throughout the day.
A few reminders:
Carpool line is supervised by teachers beginning at 8:00 a.m. and ending at 8:30 a.m. Students may be dropped off as early as 8:00 a.m. and must be dropped in carpool line and enter the building through the gate on Lake Avenue. Vehicles should not park or be left unattended in the line during carpool, 8:00 a.m. to 8:30 a.m.
When the bell rings at 8:30 a.m., any students arriving will need to be walked to the office, accompanied by a parent, in order to receive a tardy slip. There will be NO TEACHERS on duty after the 8:30 a.m. bell.
The carpool sign, displaying student name, should be displayed clearly from the rear view mirror. The sign should remain until the child is inside the car. If there is no sign, your child will not be called. Pull ahead as soon as your child is safely in the vehicle. If you "cut" the line, your child will not be called until the line has ended.
Cell Phone Usage: According to Louisiana state law, while driving through a school zone, it is unlawful to use your cell phone or mobile device
EXCEPT for an emergency.
Early Dismissal -August 29-12:45 p.m. NO AFTERCARE
In order to accommodate our Professional Learning Clusters (Teacher Learning), students will DEPART 2.5 hours earlier later on August 29th, September 19th, October 31st, &
February 13. These dates, noted on the JPPSS School Calendar, will allow time for us to work collaboratively in order to achieve better results for our students.
After School Activities
We are expecting MANY (new & old) after school activities to begin soon. These will offer numerous opportunities for student enrichment AND remediation. Please look out for more information about these events. Alert: ALL students who choose to participate in any after school activity MUST be registered for aftercare.