Jefferson Parish Schools Upgrades to Google for Classroom Technology & Email
Jefferson Parish Schools families will notice a change in the way they communicate with teachers and staff. The district recently adopted Google’s G Suite for Education. This upgrade will streamline how district employees communicate with the community and each other, as well as equip teachers with digital education tools like Google Classroom.
“Many of our teachers have been requesting this change, and I’m excited to give them access to these 21st century tools,” said JP Schools Superintendent Dr. Cade Brumley. “Adopting Google means way more than a boost to our email system. The G Suite for Education will help our progressive classroom teachers through its many instructional technology features.”
Google’s G Suite for Education allows educators to create opportunities for learning, streamline administrative tasks, and challenge students to think critically - all without disrupting workflows. Along with Gmail, G Suite for Education includes tools like Google Drive, Classroom, Docs, Sheets, Slides, Calendar, and Contacts.
With the switch comes a new email address for all teachers and school system employees. JP Schools now uses Gmail for all email services. All teacher and employee email addresses now end in “@jpschools.” Previously, all emails ended with “@jppss.k12.la.us.” Most district emails follow the convention “first name.last name@jpschools.” Families should contact their school or visit their school’s website for a listing of educator emails. You can find school contact information and website links at jpschools.org.
Employees who want to learn more about the email change from GroupWise to Gmail can visit jpschools.org/NewEmail.
Modernizing the JP Schools email system and websites is an action step in the district’s strategic plan, 2024: The Future Our Students Deserve. JP Schools launched new district and school websites in August. These improvements will help make it easier for people to share information and collaborate. One of the six priorities outlined in 2024 is to partner with families, community members, school board members, agencies, and other stakeholders.