Dear Jaguar Family,
After reviewing all guidelines for a safe return to school, the administration has determined that we will be able to provide on-campus learning for all students during Phases II and III.
In Phase II, all classroom environments will be set for social distancing for 25 students.
For those classes that have more than 25 students during any period, the following will take place:
A physical Zoom classroom will be set up on campus during the period with a proctor. Students will take turns using the overflow Zoom class.
Teachers will set up Zoom sessions for those classes and adjust teaching methods to accommodate students in the Zoom overflow class and the regular class.
A small number of students (4-5) will “attend” class via Zoom for that period only, located in the Zoom classroom on campus with the proctor.
Students in the Zoom classroom will wear wired earbuds and use the Zoom Chat function to stay fully engaged in the lesson.
There will be a rotation of students, so different students will attend the Zoom class on different days.
The Zoom Classroom is room 152. US History B Period has 28 students. During Phase II, 3 students will be in room 152 with the proctor every time class meets, if everyone in the class is present. The first time class meets, students A, B & C would be in room 152 with the proctor. The next time class meets, students D, E & F would be in room 152 with the proctor. If some students in the class are absent, fewer students would attend in room 152. If 3 students are absent from US History on the same day, no students from that class would be in room 152.
Once Louisiana moves to Phase III, all students will attend all classes on campus, in the same classroom as the teacher.
Click here to read the UPDATED 2020-2021 SAFE School Opening Plans
Your safety is our first priority.
Dear Jaguar Family,
PJP forever!!! Karol Wojtyla (St. John Paul the Great birth name) as a young man lived through the turbulence of WWII and was no stranger to facing and overcoming adversity. I am very proud of our Jaguar community that stayed in session throughout the COVID pandemic. Facing difficulties calls each of us to live in the spirit of our patron saint.
Thank you to the many faculty and staff members who have been hard at work getting ready for the new school year. PJP heroes never stop. We continue to make upgrades to the cafeteria, athletic facilities, and front office. The administrative staff is working very hard to plan for a safe opening of the new year. The maintenance department has sanitized and prepared the facility for the new year opening. Development staff are planning fundraisers, long-range facility plans, and welcoming new students to campus.
Please join me in welcoming our second assistant principal, Mrs. Kilroy, to the campus. Planning and organizing the school year's safe start is one of her first tasks as head of personnel and operations.
Attached is the 2020-21 PJP School Opening Plan for your review. It includes all the steps PJP is taking for the safe return of students to school. Teachers are planning special measures to make sure student learning will continue our PJP tradition of excellence in Catholic education. All Jaguars' spiritual development will proceed while we strive to achieve the highest academic success and leadership.
One of the most important lessons of the Christian cross is that with each challenge comes the opportunity to be the resurrection for those facing significant challenges and difficulties. Jaguars do not despair, but instead, seek God's will in his or her life. Let us pray for our community to live in God's spirit to reflect HIS goodness.
Click here to read the 2020-2021 SAFE School Opening Plans
This summer, we are busily preparing for the start of the new school year. Our plan is to begin the new school year with all students returning to campus with procedures in place to protect the health and well being of all using the guidelines of the CDC, St. Tammany Parish, and the Archdiocese of New Orleans. If required, a second option is to rotate half the student body to attend one day and the second half to attend the other day. This will allow for more social distancing. The last option, if required, is to return to remote learning. Teachers are being trained in the best practices so that academic success can continue.
Dear PJP Senior Parents,
Congratulations!!!! Today was the last day of classes for your SENIOR son or daughter!
I want to thank you for a job well done! You have made many sacrifices, and if you are like me, when my children finished high school, it was bittersweet. We are sad to see our child grow up. Where has the time gone? It happens so fast. It is sweet because we are proud of all they accomplished and looking forward to the promise of the future.
On behalf of the faculty and staff, we share in your bittersweet memories. We have loved your children and are proud of the young men and women they have become.
Our prayers and blessing go with all of you in the new chapters that have begun on this day.
"It is above all in raising children that the family fulfills its mission to proclaim the Gospel of life." St. PJP II
Our prayers are with you.