Carl Nini, Director of PE and Athletics, 504-349-8644
Nichole Penn-Paul, Administrative Assistant, 504-349-7965
501 Manhattan Blvd.
Harvey, La 70058
What We Do
The physical education (PE) & athletics department serves students, parents, athletes, coaches, administrators, Jefferson Parish, and playground supervisors. Resources from partnerships and professional organizations including the Louisiana Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (LAHPERD), Louisiana High School Athletic Association (LHSAA), and the Louisiana High School Athletic Directors Association (LHSADA). We also provide health & PE curriculum assistance and health textbooks. Middle and high school student athletes may contact our office for concerns about eligibility and appeals.
The Physical Education & Athletics department also:
- Supervises Bonnabel, East Jefferson, West Jefferson stadiums, grounds keepers and certified trainers.
- Schedules games, rentals and practices for middle and high school usage and middle school game officials.
- Coordinates emergency response teams and security at our stadiums.
- Coordinates reciprocal usage of facilities and agreements with the recreation departments in Jefferson, Kenner and Gretna.
- Promotes health and physical education activities and professional development for teachers and coaches including Fitness Gram.
- Encourages the development and improvement of extra curricular activities for students.
- Organizes athletic physicals with local medical professionals.
The guidelines will be updated as the guidance and the transition between phases are updated.
DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
- B) The provisions of 17: 17.I(A)(I) which require at least thirty minutes each school day of quality moderate to vigorous physical activity for students are suspended.
- JPS Covid-19 Physical Education Guidance
- JPS Covid-19 Athletics Guidance
- JPS Covid-19 Athletics Guidance for Indoor Events for High Schools
- JPS Covid-19 Athletics Guidance for Indoor Events for Middle Schools
3 Dimensional Coaching:
Jefferson Parish coaches are participating in this certification program.
“To provide a framework for coaching that addresses all 3 dimensions of an athlete, built on a foundation of purpose and delivered through workshops and online learning.”
3D Coaching is not a “program.” At its essence, 3D Coaching is a framework for coaching. Utilizing the framework helps coaches to be intentional about becoming:
- Fundamentally sound (1st Dimension)
- Skilled at coaching the mind (2nd Dimension)
- Focused on developing the heart (3rd Dimension)
Jefferson Parish Schools are a member of the LHSAA and do by adhere the rules and regulations set by LHSAA
All JPS athletes must adhere to the district’s requirements.
- Grade Requirements
- Complete Athletic Packet
Athletic Packet available for download here
Jefferson Parish Schools offer the CATCH healthier lifestyle program. Click on the following link for more information and resources.
CATCH stands for a Coordinated Approach to Child Health. The health programs aim to impact the messaging a child receives in physical education, the lunchroom, the classroom, and at home, to influence a child’s choices not only in school, but lifelong.
CATCH is based on the CDC Whole School, Whole Community, Whole Child model in which health education, school environment, and family/community involvement work together to support youth in a healthy lifestyle.