2020 School Closure Updates
The Livingston Parish Public School System continues to keep the health, safety and well-being of our students and staff as our highest priority.
As a school district, we are closely monitoring the coronavirus situation and taking guidance from the Louisiana Department of Health and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
The Governor has declared closures of all Louisiana schools effective March 16 to April 13. We ask for your patience as we move through this event.
We will be posting more information on what these closures mean as information becomes available. Please continue to monitor this website as well as our social media feeds.
School Work Information
We are working hard to make sure that each student has a way to continue learning through our time apart.
Our teachers will be updating their websites weekly in order to offer new ideas to engage your students. Our goal with this is to keep them learning through this time. Many of our teachers are working to find ways to keep communication lines open with you and your students. Thank you for your patience as we learn new things along with our students.
Email addresses have been updated. We will be sending information out through email, text message, and our Facebook page. We have also created a YouTube Channel for students to access videos from their teachers.
JPE will have a drive-thru meal service next Monday and Wednesday from 11 am-1 pm. Mighty Moms is also available for anyone who may need help. Please contact the school if you are in need of anything. We are a family - and we are here for you.
Parents, as we work hard to remain engaged with you and your students, we also understand that the emails, reminds, and posts can become overwhelming. We know that some days our posts will be welcome blessings to your family -- and that other days they can feel burdensome. It is okay to disconnect for a little while. We will be here when you need us!
As we gear up for Week 2, we hope to add a little fun to each day. We hope our students and newest "teachers" will join in the fun! We will also begin morning announcements each day at 8:30 am on FB Live - reporting from a different classroom each day (Monday - Thursday). Tune in to see if we are in your classroom!
At the same time, Murphy said the district will begin providing free meal pick-up service on Wednesday, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., for all children in Livingston Parish under 18. He said children do not have to be present at the time of meal pick-up, nor do they have to be enrolled in the Livingston Parish Public School System to receive a free meal.
The district has designated 14 school sites to distribute meals to families.
“At this time, meal pick-up has been scheduled for Wednesday, March 18; Monday, March 23; and Wednesday, March 25. Pick-up will be available between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. at the sites listed,” Murphy said, noting that the district has plans to continue this same two-day-per-week schedule pending student participation.
He said each child will receive breakfast and lunch meals at each pick-up time. All meals will meet the USDA nutritional requirements.
“All meals are solely for pick-up; none may be consumed on site,” Murphy said. “On designated campuses meal distribution will be set up in parking lots, carpool or bus lane areas.”
Families with children in need of meals who do not have transportation, should contact their school of enrollment if currently enrolled.
Murphy said the district will continue to work with local community groups and churches that support the “Full Tummy” program to provide additional meals for needy families.