Posted Date: 07/21/2021
Beauregard Parish schools are gearing up for the start of schools this August, according to Superintendent Timothy Cooley.
“School personnel have been working throughout the summer in preparation for the new school year,” he said, “and we are excited to welcome students back.”
Four-day students will begin classes on Wednesday, August 4, while five-day students will return to campus Wednesday, August 11. Teachers in four-day schools will return for staff development on Monday August 2 and five-day staff will report on Friday, August 6.
Teachers, administrators, and staff have participated in in-service training during the summer months for Google Classroom and Exact Path as well as working on master scheduling and planning for the start of a new school year. In addition, every school conducted a summer learning program during the month of June helping hundreds of students toward meeting their educational benchmarks.
School Food Service and custodial staff along with administrators have handed out approximately 2,500 food boxes each week during June and July as part of the Seamless Summer Option for Breakfasts and Lunches program.
Maintenance and custodial staff have focused on cleaning, repairing, and upkeep of school facilities including painting, renovations, cleaning and connecting power to AC units, repairing leaks and broken water pipes, and demolition and clean-up of hurricane damage.
In addition, construction and repairs to schools for bond projects and hurricane damage have been ongoing throughout the summer months.
“As we get closer to the start of the new school year, schools are turning their focus on specific plans to welcome students back to the classroom,” Cooley stated.
All school staff will participate in a parish-wide Back-to-School in-service with motivational speaker Larry Bell who will present “The Power of an Educator – Somebody Needs You!” The presentation will cover such topics as creating welcoming and inspiring schools and classrooms and engaging and empowering strategies for all grade levels.
“Our employees did an incredible job last school year with all of the obstacles that we had to face and overcome,” he said. “We believe that kicking off our school year with inspiration from Larry Bell will set the right tone to move forward with enthusiasm and hope.”
Bell is a nationally recognized speaker, author, and consultant who was an educator and supervisor for two decades before branching out to share his strategies nationwide.
All parish schools are currently registering new students and finalizing schedules for the new school year. The Title I office is currently taking applications for pre-school and Head Start programs.
Information for the start of the new school year can be found on the BPSB website at www.beau.k12.la.us and on each school website, and parents can contact the schools directly.