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 Welcome Back to School

The Tangipahoa Parish School System will resume classes starting Wednesday, August 24, 2016.

 School Superintendent Mark Kolwe said all facilities will be restored and will be fully open for the return of students. All employees will return to work Monday, August 22, 2016. The district's Registration Centers in Hammond and Amite will re-open Monday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. daily.

Pre-K and Kindergarten students will not begin classes next week. Schools will continue testing for these students from Aug. 22-30, and then Pre-K/K students will have a "staggered" entry into school on Aug. 31 and Sept. 1. The first day when all Pre-K/K students will attend school as complete classes is Friday, Sept. 2.

High school jamborees will go on as scheduled next week. Junior high jamborees have been cancelled. 


The Tangipahoa Parish School System is committed to provide instructional leadership and a safe and orderly environment for all students.  In the aftermath of the recent severe flooding in our area, families that have been displaced and are now without permanent housing may be assured that their students will be enrolled in our schools immediately and offered services in accordance with the rules and guidelines of the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act. To enroll students who are temporarily displaced, parents should report to the school to complete the McKinney-Vento forms. Beginning at 10:00 a.m. Monday, August 22, 2016, School System staff members will be prepared to assist these parents at our schools.



In case of weather-related closure or other bulletins, information will be available immediately from the following sources:

  • TPSS Weather Hotline at 985-748-2450 or  1-877-432-1490.

  • TPSS home page at

  • Automated calling system to proactively inform parents and employees - School Messenger

Tangipahoa Parish School System also provides information to the news media, but always verify with one of the official sources above for the most accurate information.


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