Tangipahoa Parish School Superintendent Melissa Stilley announced today that the district is completing bus counts now with the intention of bringing all high school students back on campus four days per week starting Monday, Oct. 12.
“I’m proud to say that we have our plans ready to go, and we are looking forward to offering on-campus instruction to all of our traditional students from pre-K all the way up to 12th grade starting Oct. 12,” Stilley said.
This shift will allow students in grades 9-12 to have classroom instruction on the school’s campus everyday except Wednesdays for the remainder of the fall semester. Wednesdays will be full virtual days for all high school students in Tangipahoa through the end of December.
Stilley said high school seniors will be required to take the ACT on their high school campus on Tuesday, Oct. 6. As a result, Group A students in grades 9-11 will not attend school on campus next Tuesday. Group A students will work virtually from home to allow capacity for all seniors to attend school that day and complete their ACT. Only students in Group A will be impacted by this scheduling change, and students in Group B will attend class as normal on Thursday, Oct. 8, and Friday, Oct. 9.
Stilley said there may be a need for bus routes to be slightly adjusted to allow for the return of all students in Grades pre-K to 12. Any changes will be announced the week of Oct. 5, and families will be notified accordingly.