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Important Information to Start the School Year Off Right!

2021 - 2022 Technology Fees for Students in Grades PK - 12th

All Pre-K through 12th grade students of St James Parish Schools will be required to pay a $50 technology fee per student with the exception of households with 4 or more children that attend St. James Parish Schools. For households with 4 or more children registered in grades Pre-K through 12th grades, families will pay a technology fee maximum of $150 for the 2022-2023 school year if a waiver is applied for and approved.  Household information will be verified using JCampus to determine approval. You will be notified by email when the waiver has been approved or disapproved. Before applying for the waiver, payments must be made for the 3 oldest children of the household that attend St. James Parish Schools.  Payments for the 3 children must be made at each child’s homebase school or using MySchoolBucks (Online Payment). Documentation of payment must be retained as this information will be needed when applying for your waiver.  NO refunds will be made.

Students WILL NOT receive their iPad/accessories until all fees have been paid/waived and their technology agreement has been signed.

 

Fees and Waivers 22-23  Technology Fee Disclaimer:  If a family has more than 3 children in that household attending St. James Parish Schools for the 2022-2023 school year, a parent can apply for a technology fee waiver for additional children in the household.  Email the SJPS Help Desk at [email protected] or call the SJPS Help Desk at 225-265-4497 for more details.  If the waiver is approved, the total cost for the family will be $150.  Before applying for the waiver, payments must be made for the 3 oldest children of the household at each child's homebase school or using MySchoolBucks (Online Payment). Documentation of payment must be retained as this information will be needed when applying for the waiver.  NO refunds will be made.  


MySchoolBucks

Interested in Paying Technology Fees Online?  Visit MySchoolBucks.com or download the MySchoolBucks App.  The document attached can assist with creating an account  

If you need assistance with creating a MySchoolBucks account, please access the MySchoolBucks Account Information  file provided.  MySchoolBucks Account Information

Hotspots

St. James Parish School District will continue to offer a limited number of wireless hotspot devices to students who do not have Internet access at home. This plan will enable students to “check out” a device that provides Internet service to the school’s iPad.  The plan is intended to help SJPS students access educational online resources at home. iPads and hotspots are managed to only allow access to educational online services and applications approved by St. James Parish Schools. To ensure peace of mind, these devices use internet content filtering. This device will monitor all web activity and daily and monthly data limits are also in place.   A replacement fee will be charged if the device is lost, damaged or not returned.  This device must be returned when requested or when the iPad is returned at the completion of school coursework. If you have a child that attends St. James Parish Schools and are in need of WiFi assistance for your child’s at home learning, please email [email protected] requesting more information or call 225-258-4497 from 8AM - 3PM Monday through Friday. 


  
Reminder: Students who arrive late to school must be signed in by a parent/guardian.



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JCampus Student Progress Center

 


St. James High Graduation Rates (GR) and School Performance Score (SPS)
'07-'08 '08-'09 '09-'10 '10-'11  '11-'12 '12-'13  '13-'14
GR 82.1% GR 75.7% GR 74.3% GR
 GR 75% GR 67%
 GR 70%
             SPS 77.9 "C"
'14-'15  '15-'16  '16-'17  '17-'18  '18-'19  19-20  20-21
 GR 81.3%  GR 80.6%  GR   GR   GR 85%  NA  NA
 SPS 78.7 "C"  SPS 82.2 "C"  SPS 96.7 "B"  SPS 83.4 "B"  SPS 82.5 "B"    

Support learning at home today!
- when it comes to homework, don't do the work for your child, but be ready to help appropriately like making note cards, reviewing, or helping your child to brainstorm ideas for projects, etc.
- provide a comfortable, well-lit study area without the distractions of tv, or loud music.
- keep books, magazines, and newspapers around to encourage your child to read.
- find out what resources are available at your local library
- if possible, provide computer and internet access for research and homework.


When scheduling classes, it's important to remember:

- graduation requirements
- college admission requirements
- elective courses in an area of concentration
- ability level


Talk to your teen about life after high school and discuss
- programs available at 4-year colleges
- certificate programs at community colleges
- internships or apprenticeships
- military service and the training available