TPSS PLAN FOR THE 2020 - 2021 SCHOOL YEAR:
Pledging to put the safety of their people first, the Tangipahoa Parish School System announces plans to reopen classrooms for both in-person and online instruction starting August 12.Tangipahoa Parish School Superintendent Melissa Stilley said district leaders have worked diligently to develop their multi-faceted plan, complete with contingencies based on recovery Phase I, II, or III, to return to campus.TPSS Return to School Plan 2020-2021 Updated August 11, 2020- read the official plan here!Soft Start 2020 - Schedule for the first days of schoolFAQs - read our running list of questions and answers regarding the start of the school year.Back to Campus for High Schools:Beginning October 12, traditional high school students in grades 9 - 12 will adhere to the following schedule:
Monday & Tuesday ALL TRADITIONAL STUDENTS (Grades 9 - 12) will attend classes on campus.
Wednesday - FULL VIRTUAL DAY for all Traditional High School Students (Grades 9 - 12)
Thursday & Friday ALL TRADITIONAL STUDENTS (Grades 9 - 12) will attend classes on campus.
9th-12th grade students that have chosen the full virtual option need to continue to check their email and log in to the virtual platform to engage in lessons and assignments from their teachers.
If you are considering one of our alternate virtual learning models for the upcoming school year, please submit the interest form and an administrator will contact you to discuss the options.
Virtual Learning Models - informational website
Interest in Virtual Learning Model - survey
Questions about Learning Models? - submit questions to TPSS
TPSS VIRTUAL LEARNING OPTION:If you have selected full virtual by choice for your student in grades K-6, please check your email and your student’s tangi schools email for next steps. Our teachers are contacting parents by phone as quickly as possible. We look forward to working with your student through Tangipahoa Parish’s Virtual Learning Option.
Student and Parent TechTips for Virtual Learning - website with video tutorials and help guides
CURBSIDE MEALS for VIRTUAL STUDENTS:
Meal Information - curbside menus and meal pickup request formCurbside meals are offered at Sumner High, Independence High, and Hammond High from 10 AM - 12 Noon.Monday curbside pick-up will consist of Monday & Tuesday’s breakfast & lunch for full virtual high school studentsWednesday curbside pick-up will consist of Wednesday’s breakfast & lunch alone. This meal will be for ALL high school students as none of them will be on campus this day (as well as the students who have chosen to be virtual students).Thursday curbside pick-up will consist of Thursday & Friday’s breakfast & lunch for full virtual high school students
TECHNOLOGY:We are preparing to issue iPads to all PK students and Chromebooks to all K-12th grade students. Parents will have to sign a Device Loan Agreement before the device will be sent home with the student.Please complete the TPSS Device Loan Agreement and return it to the school. A parent must sign this form in order for the student to get a device on the Soft Start days. Parents can purchase the optional insurance for $20.00 to cover repairs due to damage. Read all the details in the agreement.We are making preparations to provide mobile hotspots on an as-needed basis to homes that have no other available service. This mobile hotspot will only have the ability to connect with TPSS issued devices for student use. The survey below will be used to assess the number of mobile hotspots needed to ensure student connectivity.Mobile hotspots provide wireless Internet to devices using cellular service, therefore the hotspot's ability to provide access is only as strong as the cell coverage in your area. If you live in an area that has poor or no cell coverage, the hotspot will be limited in providing a sufficient connection to complete necessary work or tasks.If you have no access to Internet service at your home for your student to complete distance learning and you feel your home area has adequate cell service for the mobile hotspot to function, please complete this form.
Technology Acceptable Use Policy - read before signing Technology Code of Conduct contract
Technology Code of Conduct - PRINT, sign, and return to school
TPSS Device Loan Agreement - Please PRINT and complete the agreement and return it to the school. A parent must sign this form in order for the student to get a device on the Soft Start days. Parents can purchase the optional insurance for $20.00 to cover repairs due to damage. Read all the details in the agreement.
Mobile Hotspot Agreement - This form is required when receiving a mobile hotspot.
phone: (985) 748 - 2460
Process to report a health or safety concern:
BESE and our local school board adopted minimum health and safety standards for reopening of schools. If you would like to register a specific school and a safety concern you feel is not in alignment with one or more of these minimum standards, please email us.