2020-2021 Back to School Plan

Stronger Together

The countdown to back to school is on, and while the start of the 2020-21 year might look different from past openings, Tangipahoa Parish School Superintendent Melissa Stilley said her team is working harder than ever before to make this the best yet.
 
“Our team is excited to welcome our students back to campus,” Stilley said. “We are following all CDC and state health department recommendations, and we are ready to start the 2020-21 school year ’Stronger Together.’” 

All TPSS students will receive a device to use at school or at home. Please PRINT and 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. 

Soft Start 2020 Schedule

August 12-21, 2020 will be a “Soft Start” to the school year. This time will be used to:

1) Teach students appropriate procedures and protocols that will keep them safe during the pandemic.
2) Issue Chromebooks and provide orientation and direct instruction on how to access and effectively utilize the virtual classroom.

Teachers will communicate with their students regarding the schedule for full virtual class meetings and small group instruction, as well as, administer diagnostic exams. This investment of time on the front end will help to ensure a better start to the school year, regardless if the student is full virtual or attending school in our buildings. This “soft start” plan will allow students to have time with their teachers to adjust to the new procedures and programs prior to the hard start to school on August 24th.

Soft Start 2020