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Dr. Barrett and Ms. Rita sitting fearlessly as the rider leaps overs their heads!!!

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Need Help Coping?

Parents/Guardians, Do you need materials to help your child(ren) cope during these stressful and uncertain times? Please check out the links found under the Counselor's Corner. The Counselor's Corner can be located by clicking on the Academics tab.

Governor Edwards Ordered Schools Closed

Governor John Bel Edwards announced this afternoon that ALL public schools in Louisiana will close effective Monday, March 16th. ALL Plaquemines Parish Schools will be CLOSED to STUDENTS starting March 16, 2020 through April 9, 2020, and continue to be closed through the Spring Break returning on Monday, April 20, 2020.

Jr. Beta Induction

South Plaquemines Elementary School hosted its Junior Beta Induction ceremony on Monday, September 30th. The sponsors, Mrs. Rita Frelich, Miss. Randi Buck, and Ms. Jamie Tayamen chose the theme, "HARVEST" to reflect the new batch of Junior Beta Members. HARVEST is an acronym that represents the qualities exhibited by budding Junior Beta members. Those qualities include: Honesty, Achievement, Responsibility, Vision, Enthusiasm, Sincerity, and Tolerance. The entire service was student-led by the newly elected officers and members. The new Junior Beta members show much promise, and we are excited to see how they flourish in their community. The ceremony ended with Minister Hilry Thomas blessing the students endeavors for the upcoming year.
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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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Principal's Message

April 16, 2020
As Governor John Bel Edwards ordered schools closed for the remainder of the school year, we cannot help but feel like the school year ended like a cliffhanger.  Ideally we would have completed all of our end of the year rituals prior to the closing of school.  However, out of the abundance of caution, the decision to close schools was deemed necessary for the safety of our children, our faculty and staff, and our community.  Despite the onset of Covid-19, we had a dynamite year filled with myriad accomplishments, experiences, and family events- memories that will be greatly cherished. Our students were blessed with numerous field trips, Pelicans Camp, Principal's Parties, ST Math Night, Math/Science, and Technology Night, Read Night, Pumpkin Patch, Mardi Gras parade, Robotics Competition, Jr. Beta Convention, etc. Academically, we adopted a new Tier I curriculum- Wit and Wisdom for grades 3-6, implemented LEAP tutoring, Power Hour Interventions, as well as Saturday tutoring.  We utilized all resources at our disposal to prepare your child(ren) academically, and certainly we were excited about the prospects of the students demonstrating growth. With that being said, despite the inability to physically attend the halls of South Plaquemines Elementary, we encourage our students to continue the work that we started. We will continue to provide support to you and your child(ren). Also, we have uploaded a list of resources under the Counselor's Corner to help you as you teach your child(ren) how to cope. To access the Counselor's Corner, click on the Academics tab on the homepage.  If you are in need of additional support, please let us know. 
As a reminder, please make sure that you stay tuned to announcements that Superintendent Rousselle will release through School Messenger in regards to moving forward. 
With warmest regards,
Dr. Stacey-Ann Barrett
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