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STPPS Delays Start of 2020-2021 Start Year

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.

View the revised 2020-2021 STPPS calendar

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2020-2021 Back to School Planning Guide

STPPS district leaders and school administrators are continuing to prepare for the 2020-2021 school year as the situation and guidance from local, state and federal government, and health officials continue to evolve. The STPPS 2020-2021 School Year Planning Guide is now available to provide stakeholders with the most current plan for the beginning of the school year and safe operation of schools throughout the school year.

At this time, the plan is for students enrolled in STPPS brick-and-mortar schools to begin the school year with students in grades Pre K-5 following the traditional learning model where they would attend school in person five days a week. Students in grades 6-12 would follow the hybrid model, which is a combination of distance learning and traditional in-person learning on the school campus. Under the hybrid model, students with a last name beginning with A-K would attend school for a full day in person Monday, Wednesday, and every other Friday. Students with a last name beginning with L-Z would attend school for a full day in person Tuesday, Thursday, and every other Friday. When not physically present in the school building, students will participate in required distance learning.

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STPPS Launches Virtual School

The St. Tammany Parish Public School System has launched the STPPS Virtual School, a full-time virtual school open to students in grades K-12 who live in St. Tammany Parish.

The STPPS Virtual School is a full-time online school option for students providing the flexibility to learn anytime, anywhere through online courses while still receiving the support of certified teachers and district resources. Learning will be through an online learning platform and students will be expected to follow attendance requirements including working a minimum number of hours each day/week. Support will be provided online and in person by certified STPPS teachers, counselors, and administrators. Individualized plans will be made to accommodate special education students and English learners.

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