South Plaquemines Elementary School

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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