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JP Schools Changes Student Holiday from March 13 to March 16

The Jefferson Parish School Board approved a change to the 2019-20 calendar that will impact all JP Schools families this March. The student holiday designated for parent conferences and teacher professional development has been moved from Friday, March 13, 2020 to Monday, March 16, 2020. 

March 13 will now be a regular school day. Students will have the day off March 16 as the district hosts parent conferences and holds teacher professional development. 

  • Friday, March 13, 2020: Regular School Day
  • Monday, March 16, 2020: Student Holiday/Teacher PD/Parent Conferences

The change was made to help increase family attendance for conferences, as they will now be held on a Monday instead of a Friday. The times associated with teacher PD and parent conferences will remain the same. Elementary and K-8s will hold teacher PD from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and parent conferences from 4 to 7 p.m. Middle and high will hold teacher PD from 8 a.m. to noon and parent conferences from 1 to 4 p.m.

With this change, the fourth marking period of the school year will begin on March 17. The school board unanimously approved the change during its January meeting. 

For more information about parent conferences, please contact your school.