Students in Grades 9th – 11th Survey Needed

All courses are considered complete as of March 13, 2020.  If you are satisfied with your grade/yearly final average as it shows on parent center, then you have nothing more to do for your 2020/2021 school year.  If you would like the opportunity to raise your final grade by improving your 3rd nine weeks grade, you need to contact your teacher and see what you can do to improve that grade.   We have calculated all grades and updated in the JPAMS system, so the grade you see as your final grade is the grade that will be on your report card and transcript.   Please click the link to print a form and return it to school  or complete the online survey HERE before noon on Friday.   NOTE!  This does NOT apply to dual enrollment classes.  Those classes must be completed per the university guidelines.

Click for online survey. Online Survey

Click to print the survey. 9-11 Grades Survey

Additional Letter High school letter fr thru jr2020

Letter to 2020 Seniors

CLAIBORNE PARISH SCHOOL BOARD
Post Office Box 600
415 East Main
Homer, LA 71040-0600
Phone: (318)927-3502 Fax: (318)927-9184

Dear 2020 Seniors,

You all really know how to go out with style!!!! Never would I have imagined a situation where schools have to be closed for such a long period of time. I know you all are disappointed about missing so many senior events such as Prom, athletics, Senior skip day, and so many more. As you have figured out, graduation will not take place on the scheduled day in May as was planned. However, I believe each and every one of you deserve a ceremony to celebrate your accomplishments that you have worked so hard to accomplish throughout the last 13 years. We plan to have some sort of formal graduation ceremony once Governor Edwards has lifted the ‘stay at home order’ and the social distancing proclamation. As this point, we cannot say what that date will be. As that date is determined, we will notify you.

We have made a decision about senior grades. All course grades as of March 13, 2020, will be counted as complete if you are satisfied with those grades. We will take the highest 9 weeks grade and that will be the grade that we record in the last nine weeks. We can then average the first semester and second semester grades together for your final grade in each course. You can view your grades in the Claiborne Parish student progress center. IF YOU ARE NOT SATISFIED WITH YOUR COURSE GRADES, you will have the opportunity to continue to complete work for any particular class that you want to improve your grade through May 5. There is a google doc available for you to reply electronically on the HomerHighPels.com website, or the included paper form can be filled out and returned to the school.

Your choice is very important as your grades and GPA will have an impact on your eligibility of TOPS, TOPS TECH, and other scholarships. Please complete the form, electronically or physically, and return it to the school before April 21, 2020. If this form is not received, your grades will stand as is.

Those of you currently taking Dual Enrollment classes must complete the class as per the University or Technical College to receive college credit. These grades will be posted and added to your transcript once completed and finalized by the University or Technical College.

If you have questions or concerns, please reach out to your principal or counselor as soon as possible.

Congratulations on all your success!!!!!

William Kennedy,
Superintendent

Lee Simms
Principal

David Robinson
Assistant Principal

Tara Hollis
Counselor

Letter from CPSB Superintendent

Dear Claiborne Public School Families,

As most of you already know, Governor Edwards officially closed public school facilities for the remainder of the 2019-20 school year. However, learning will continue thru distance education means, as well as paper packets. Each teacher is preparing packets to provide some excellent learning opportunities for the remainder of the school year. Please check with your school’s website or Facebook page to see when packets will be available and how they will be distributed. Social distancing will continue to be observed during this process.

What a year for our seniors!!! This is a situation that we have never dealt with before and hopefully never will again. I believe our Seniors of 2020 deserve a ceremony to celebrate their accomplishments! While the graduation exercises will not take place on the scheduled dates in May, we will reschedule our graduation ceremonies as soon as the restrictions are lifted by Governor Edwards. These ceremonies may not be like our traditional ceremonies and might have to be held at other venues. Thank you seniors for all the hard work and your continued efforts during this pandemic!

Seniors should also expect to receive a letter soon from their school explaining how final grades will be calculated. Please be looking for that information to arrive at your home and respond to it promptly once you receive it.

If you haven’t signed up for the free meal delivery, please do so right away. A link to sign up is posted on the Claiborne Parish Facebook page. We look for deliveries to begin in the near future.

Stay home and stay safe.

William Kennedy

Message from FAFSA for Seniors

During this trying time, I would like you to know that you and your
families are in our thoughts and prayers. We appreciate all that you
are doing to prepare the Class of 2020 for graduation.

Please know that we are continuing to work individually with seniors
to prepare them for the student financial aid process, which begins
with completion of the FAFSA. Spread the word to Seniors and their
parents that virtual FAFSA completion assistance is available by
calling our FAFSA HELPline at (844) 463-2372.

STUDENTS WHO HAVE ALREADY COMPLETED THE FAFSA SHOULD REGISTER FOR A $1000 SCHOLARSHIP AT https://lela.org/completed_fafsa/

Stay safe and call me if I can be of assistance.

Ann Carmichael
FAFSA Completion Coordinator
(225) 931-7550 – Mobile