St. John the Baptist Parish Public Schools announce tentative start dates

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FILE – In this Sept. 9, 2020, file photo, students wear protective masks as they arrive for classes at the Immaculate Conception School while observing COVID-19 prevention protocols in The Bronx borough of New York. Schools and camps across the county are making plans to help kids catch up academically this summer after a year or more of remote learning for many of them. (AP Photo/John Minchillo, File)

BATON ROUGE, La (BRPROUD) – St. John the Baptist Parish Schools will begin a gradual return for the school community following Hurricane Ida’s impact on the parish.

The tentative plan begins on Thursday, Sept. 23 where onsite registration is to be announced if contractors say that the schools meet safety, environmental and operational standards.

Monday, Sept. 27 is when registration begins at a location that is still to be determined from 9 a.m. to noon and again from 2:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Registration is from Monday to Thursday.

Masks are to be worn, however, there is an option for online registration.

Cabinet members, principals and school administrators are to report for duty on Monday, Sept. 27. Teachers and staff will report to schools on Wednesday, Oct. 6.

Students will return to school tentatively on Oct. 11 with three options for learning.

Option one includes platoon and hybrid schedules.

Option two is virtual learning for evacuated families, but returning to in-person learning will depend on time intervals.

Option three is virtual learning for students in Monroe.

For high school football players, anticipated first day of practice will be Monday, Sept. 20. Players have missed the first two weeks of the season, but the target dates for the first high school football games are Friday, Sept. 24 or Saturday, Sept. 25.

Other high schools sports will be announced on Wednesday, Sept. 22. Communication is in works with other districts on programs and start dates.

St. John the Baptist Parish Schools will work with parents who are concerned about the district’s uniform policy.

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