STPPS Back to School Delayed Until After Labor Day

The following is an address from St. Tammany Parish Public School. Monitor stpsb.org/coronavirus for updates.

The St. Tammany Parish Public School System is pushing back the start date for the 2020-2021 school year to after Labor Day, following a School Board recommendation to delay school reopening.

Students will now begin their school year September 8-11 in a staggered approach with “Safe Start Days” where one-fourth of students will report to school each day based on the first letter of their last name. On September 14, students will begin their regular school schedule, whether it is distance learning, hybrid, or in-person at that time. The STPPS Virtual School will follow the revised calendar. The calendar and plans based on state phases are available on the School System website at www.stpsb.org.

Teachers will return to school in person August 31-September 3 for professional development and September 4 is Teachers’ Day.

To make up for missed instructional time, changes have been made to the calendar. Students and employees will now report to work on previously scheduled days off October 2, November 23-24, December 21-22, February 15-19, and April 7-9. Students will also now attend for a full day on October 9 and March 12. View the revised 2020-2021 calendar here.

STPPS had previously planned for “Safe Start Days” to take place August 11-14 before the first full day of school for all students on August 17.

STPPS is prepared to focus on instruction while at the same time addressing the physical, mental, and social well-being of our students and needs of our community. Health and safety protocols will be in place to keep students, families, and employees safe and healthy. Read more about our 2020-2021 School Year Planning Guide: Moving Forward Together.

Moving Forward Together – STPPS 2020-2021 Back to School Plan

As we begin the 2020-2021 school year, our district is prepared to focus on instruction while at the same time addressing the physical, mental and social well-being of our students and needs of our community. Health and safety protocols will be in place to keep students, families and employees safe and healthy.

This plan outlines instructional and operational protocols that will be in place at the beginning of the 2020-2021 school year. While it is not all encompassing of all protocols and procedures, it provides stakeholders a concise overview. The plan and protocols will be evaluated and adjusted as the situation evolves and we receive new guidance from health and government officials.

This is an unprecedented situation and we appreciate the patience of our STPPS family. From the beginning, we have been in this together, we will begin school together, and we will remain together as we navigate this school year. Together, We Are STPPS.

View a PDF of the Back to School Plan