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SPES Plans for Solar Eclipse 2017

Dear Parents, As you know, a solar eclipse is going to occur on Monday, August 21st. Each of our schools have made plans to incorporate this event into their instructional day by designing lessons tied to the eclipse. Students will be able to watch this event safely inside classrooms. Because we always put student safety first, no student will be allowed to view the eclipse outdoors. Students will not be allowed to view the eclipse with safety glasses that they may bring from home as we can’t guarantee that those glasses meet the safety specifications for viewing the eclipse. Parents who may want to view the solar eclipse with their children may check them out of school between the hours of 11:00am – 12:00 noon. This will allow students to receive at least a half-day of instruction. We encourage all parents who choose to view the solar eclipse at home to take all of the necessary safety precautions. We also encourage parents who choose this option to make it a learning event by discussing the eclipse their children. There are also tons of activities regarding the eclipse at

Student Arrival

Students are not allowed on campus before 7:50 AM. The first bell rings at 8:10 AM. The school day begins at 8:15 AM. Students arriving after 8:15 AM time are considered tardy and must be signed in, by a parent or adult on their emergency card, in the front office.
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Mission Statement

Our mission at South Plaquemines Elementary School is to provide all students with the highest quality of teaching and learning in a safe environment.
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District News

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Kindergarten Spring Round-Up for 2017-2018

If your child turns 5 on or before September 30, they are eligible to start kindergarten in the 2017-2018 school year. Click on the headline link for more information.

PPSB Believes

Embracing its diversity, the Plaquemines Parish School Board dedicates itself to educating all students to their fullest potential. The PPSB is committed to equity because excellence for all students requires equity.
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Principal's Message

As your newly appointed principal for the 2017-2018 school year, I come with my hands, head, and heart, ready to apply them in dedicated service to our students, to you, to our parents, and the community.  I begin this school year with a deep appreciation for all persons instrumental in my ultimate arrival to South Plaquemines Elementary School.   My heart is overwhelmed with inexpressible gratitude as I warmly welcome new and returning members of this faculty and staff.  Together, we will work assiduously and collaboratively to provide a high-quality education for every child.  Calvin Lloyd wrote, “Nobody ever rises to low expectations.”  Therefore, at South Plaquemines Elementary School, our expectations for our faculty, staff, and students are high in order to yield the highest levels of success. 
Furthermore, South Plaquemines Elementary School has a strong administration team who believes in fair and consistent discipline.  We use the “Positive Behavior Interventions Support” system (PBIS).  This system rewards students for exhibiting positive behaviors.  We aim to help students understand that there are consequences to their actions and provide students with the skills to make wise choices.   
We are looking forward to a new and exciting year as we learn and grow as a learning community.  Join us as we embark on an exciting learning adventure. Our theme for this year is, "All aboard the Hurricane Express Train." So let us get on board the train to excellence!  
With warmest regards,
Stacey-Ann Barrett
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