• Having a SUCCESSFUL first day

    Here is a simple list of items students must bring to be successful on day one:

    • School bag (with extra mask in ziploc bag in case of emergency)
    • Reusable Water Bottle with name on it
    • A few pens/pencils and Two notebooks
    • Completed emergency card  Emergency Card
    • Completed notecard (Please the have student's name, grade, and how they are getting home on the card)

    We realize that without a meet and greet program, students will have a lot of items to bring with them on the first day of school. We know this may be challenging, so send school supplies a few items at a time over multiple days. 

    ***A student must ride the bus to school at least once before they are allowed to ride the bus home. This does not mean they have to ride it every morning, just at least once. There are no exceptions to this rule***



    PK-5 Traditional Students


    This year we will be conducting our "Back to School" orientations virtually to provide a safe method for families and students to learn more about our school policies and procedures and obtain any information needed prior to coming to school! This page has been developed to walk you through the orientation process virtually. It is recommended to follow the steps below to ensure you do not miss anything important! 

    If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact the school at 504-366-5308, our office staff will be more than happy to answer any questions you may have.


    Step 1: General Information

    Start Dates

    August 12th: 1st-5th grade students

    August 17th: PK/K Boys (Teacher will be in touch with Google Meet Orientation info)

    August 18th: PK/K Girls (Teacher will be in touch with Google Meet Orientation info)

    School Times


    Students can not be on campus until 6:50 am.

    Students must be escorted to the door by a parent if you arrive after 7:20

    (See Transportation section about childcare information)



    This year's theme: “Better Together Building a Strong Future”

    Spirit Shirts can be purchased (1 student spirit shirt is included with the student fee)

    Step 2: Meet the School Principal



    Step 3: Uniforms & Supplies


    Uniform information is available here.

    • Skobel's Uniforms is running a program for discounted uniform shirts, click here
    • School uniforms are required for all students, including virtual students, and violating school uniform requirements will result in disciplinary action
    • Read the uniform requirements carefully as they depend on the student’s grade level.
    • Outer garments should have the students name on the tag or written inside. 


    All students are required to wear a mask at all times. We suggest you put an extra mask in a ziploc bag inside of the school bag. Also, make sure all masks have the student’s name on it.

    The school will have masks for sale on our online store. 1 for $8/2 for $15. (Masks will be available by August 24th)


    Once students receive their IDs, 2nd-8th grade students must wear the ID at all times while at school. Students will only be allowed to put the ID in their pocket during recess and PE. The first ID is included with the student fee. Replacement IDs must be purchased from the homeroom teacher for $5. 

     School Supplies

    • Woodland West school supply fee is $45.00 per student or to purchase ID and Spirit only the cost is 20.00. Pay your fee through our online store.
    • The fee covers a spirit shirt, school ID, communication folder, printed materials and classroom supplies.
    • Click here for grade specific supply lists 
    • Send your students with a few supplies everyday instead of all at once if you are not paying the supply fee.
    • SEND YOUR STUDENT WITH THEIR OWN REUSABLE WATER BOTTLE WITH THEIR NAME WRITTEN ON IT. Due to Covid restrictions, the mouth water spouts will not be accessible. We will be doing a fundraiser to purchase water fountains that refill water bottles using an elongated spout on the water fountains.

    Step 4: Transportation


    ***A student must ride the bus to school at least once before they are allowed to ride the bus home. This does not mean they have to ride it every morning, just at least once. There are no exceptions to this rule***

    Bus drivers will be in touch about pick up/drop off times before the first day of school. Please remember to practice social distancing while at the stop. 

    DO NOT REMOVE the colored wristband on the student’s backpack, as this is how we ensure students get on the right bus. We will replace the wristband once, but then have to charge after first replacement. 






    Car pool line starts at 6:50. Students are to remain in the car until an adult opens the door to let them out. No students should be left at school prior to 6:50


    Families that will drop off their students via carline should register for a CAR NUMBER by clicking here. A sign with your student’s name should be displayed on your windshield when picking-up your child in the afternoon. Students WILL NOT be allowed to get in any vehicle without the appropriate car number displayed in the windshield. 

    Carpool dismissal begins at 2:15pm. It will take time at first, but the line gets faster with time and practice. THANKS FOR YOUR PATIENCE. No student will be released to a person walking up to the car line. If you walk up, you will be directed to the walker area at the corner of Mars and LaQuinta Via.

    Students not picked up by 2:30pm will be placed in Child Care, a $20 registration fee for Child Care will be assigned, and the daily rate for Child Care will be billed. 


    Students can enter at Mars Street at the gate behind the annex building starting at 6:50am.

    No students are allowed to use the walker gate if they arrive/leave by car. Students will receive a consequence for violating safety protocols. DO NOT PUT YOUR CHILD’S SAFETY AT RISK.

    Students are responsible for locking their bikes on bike rack by the ramp. We are not responsible for missing/stolen bikes.


    There is no before care option for 2020-2021

    Aftercare begins at 2:15 pm daily. Children must be picked up by 6pm.

    Registration fee is $20. Weekly rate is $27 dollars. Drop in fee is $7.

    To register, contact Ms. Kecia at 504-762-7813 or email at kecia.robinson@jpschools.org

    Step 5: COVID SAFETY

    Woodland West will follow the district’s policies for safety. Here is a brief video about some of the school system’s mandates

    Additionally, Woodland West will follow these safety precautions

    • Temperature checks at the beginning of the day, and periodically throughout the day.
    • Anyone registering a temperature of 99.4 and higher will be sent to the office for a temp recheck. If their temperature is still elevated, a parent will be contacted to pick up the student. 
    • Water fountain mouth spouts will not be accessible. Students should have a water bottle with them to refill throughout the day.
    • If a person is experiencing below symptoms they will be sent to the wellness room until a parent retrieves them from school
      • Chills or shaking
      • Muscle pain
      • Headache
      • Sore throat
      • Facial flushing
      • Generalized rash
      • Fever of 99.4 F or greater 
      • Persistent cough not related to a known underlying condition
      • Shortness of breath
      • New loss of taste or smelll
      • Persistent vomiting or diarrhea
      • Two or more of the following symptoms:
    • Hand Sanitizer pumps throughout the hallways
    • Sanitation of classrooms happening throughout the day
    • Students will be expected to wash hands before collecting their food in the cafeteria and in the restrooms
    • Students will receive hand sanitizer as they enter campus every morning.

    Step 6: School Culture

    Our team has developed clear and concise Behavior Expectations for all areas of the school, including the virtual setting. Click the link and become familiar with our expectations.

     PBIS Model

    It’s all about the money, money, money! All students will receive Eagle Bucks for their positive behavior and contribution to our school culture. If students are exhibiting the behaviors of Safe, Ready, Responsible students, they will receive Eagle Bucks. If students are modeling the Leader in Me Seven Habits, they receive Eagle Bucks. If a student is Responsible, Balanced, Cooperative, Purposeful, Empathetic, or Respectful, then they will receive Eagle Bucks.

    Eagle Bucks are to be collected by the students. A lot of students like to keep them in a pencil pouch, which they call their wallet. When they have collected enough bucks, they will spend it on fun items, dress down passes, and to buy entrance to events. A list of items and costs will be announced and posted throughout the building. 

    Leader in Me: 

    Stephen Covey is a renown author who is best known for his work in defining the seven habits that effective people possess. This year,  at Woodland West will begin our journey together as we explore the seven habits and how they can make our lives easier. To learn more about the seven habits and activities you can do with your student, check out the English or Spanish family handbook. 

    The seven habits are:

    • Habit 1: Be Proactive
    • Habit 2: Begin With the End in Mind
    • Habit 3: Put First Things First
    • Habit 4: Think Win-Win
    • Habit 5: Seek First to Understand, Then to Be Understood
    • Habit 6: Synergize
    • Habit 7: Sharpen the Saw

     Step 7: See you on the First Day!


    September 3, 2020 from 5:30-7:00

    To meet your student’s teacher, log into their google classroom account and join the teacher on the classroom’s Google Meet. Check out this link for a video of how to join your student’s Google Meet.