The Tangipahoa Parish School System is committed to providing after school programs that accelerate and enrich our students. Due to a bus driver shortage, we will postpone this district initiative until January. This will give us time to complete a bus driver training cycle to secure additional drivers for our program. Thank you for your patience and understanding.
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Continued growth in the Champ Cooper community has made it necessary for us to change our school schedule and our bus routes. In previous years, we have had all PK - 8th grade students transported to and from school on the same buses and beginning and ending school at the same time.
Starting in August of 2021 our procedures will change as indicated below:
Morning Drop Off
5th - 8th grade drop off time will be 7:05 AM; Classes begin at 7:35 AM
PK - 4th grade drop off time will be 7:45 AM; Classes begin at 8:15 AM
School End Times
5th - 8th ending bell will be at 2:35 PM
PK - 4th ending bell will be at 3:15 PM
Buses will pick up and drop off 5th - 8th grade first.
Buses will pick up and drop off PK - 4th grade second.
It is very important that parents understand that only students in the correct grade groups will be allowed to enter the bus during their assigned time.
For example, if you have an 8th grader and a 2nd grader, when the bus makes its first stop in the morning, the 8th grader will get on the bus and the 2nd grader will not be allowed to get on with the older sibling. 40 minutes later when the bus returns for its second run, then the 2nd grader would be picked up and brought to school.
They will do the same in the evening, dropping off 5th - 8th grade at home first, then PK - 4th grade second. This may require parents to adjust their schedules as well.
If families have children within only one of the grade groups, please drop you child off during the appropriate times.
If a parent has children in both groups, you may drop them between 7:20 and 7:35.
You must contact the principal with any concerns or special assistance you may need related to this new schedule.
TPSS takes a proactive approach to identify, train, and hire bus drivers.
Want to take a proactive part in helping our students to grow and thrive? Do you enjoy flexible hours and benefits? Do you have a serving heart? Consider joining our team by applying for a position in our Child Nutrition department.
Call us at 985-748-2480