east Baton Rouge parish school system

volume 14, issue 10  |  MAY 2022
Dear parents and guardians, I am so excited to welcome you to our Parent Power Newsletter. We're thrilled that you’re interested in learning more from our dedicated team at EBR Schools and can’t wait to start sharing with you.

Inside this Issue


EBRPSS Summer Remediation Program
EBR Schools Offering Free 
Summer Sports and Skills Clinic



EBR Energy Wise!  A Wise Approach
to Saving Energy


Home Delivery of School 
Meals Ending in May 
EBRPSS Summer Meals Program



Queen of our Hearts
Free Online Certification Training
 in Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Empathy



6 Summer Learning Apps 
for Tweens and Teens
Health Centers in Schools Summer Hours
May Calendar
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Summer Remediation Program — June 2022
Parent & Student FAQ
SUMMARY:  The East Baton Rouge School System is hosting a criteria-based summer remediation program for identified students. Student selection occurs at the school site. This program is designed to meet the requirements of Bulletin 1566, Ch. 7 but also to accelerate student learning by narrowing identified achievement gaps.
What is Summer Remediation?
This program will provide high-quality instruction for students. Per Bulletin 1566 requirements, students shall be placed in a classroom with a "teacher who has been rated highly effective" or “effective proficient” in their most recent evaluation.
Elementary school grades 3-5 will receive ELA and math instruction using the iReady curriculum and platform. Science and social studies will be infused into both areas as appropriate. The district will provide pre- and post-assessment support.
Middle and high school will use the Edgenuity platform’s remediation course materials (aligned to Louisiana state standards) for all core content areas. This program may also satisfy graduation requirements for those high school students meeting the flexibility requirements. 
When is Summer Remediation?
Elementary and Middle School Dates for Students:
June 6-June 23, 2022 – Monday through Thursday: 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 pm
High School Dates for Students:
June 6-June 16, 2022 – Monday through Thursday: 7:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
High school students will participate in the LEAP 2025 retest window
during the week of June 20-24.
Where is Summer Remediation?
LEAP 2025 Summer Remediation teaching and learning will occur in person at designated sites. Summer school assignment is determined by the school attendance zones. School choice, magnet, gifted, superintendent academies and approved transfer students will be assigned according to their home school. However, schools are grouped for efficiency. When completing the program application, school staff will discuss site location with parents.
What services are provided to students and families through this program?
Bus transportation will be provided. Upon completion of a program application, school staff will assist with coordinating transportation.
Breakfast and lunch meal services will be served and free to all participants.
Students with disabilities and English language learner students will receive special support as identified and needed.
Students with health plans will be provided with the same services they receive during the regular school year.
What is the dress code?
Students must wear their school uniforms.
What are the discipline and attendance policy for this program?
Students must follow the EBR Student Rights and Responsibilities Handbook and discipline policy.
Elementary and middle students must attend for the full class period per subject each day. Students must be present for the 12 days to receive program credit.
High school students must attend for the full class period per subject each day.
Students must be present for the eight days of instruction to receive credit.
Approved documentation is required for missed days.
How is the program coordinated and who can answer additional questions?
Parents should meet with their school’s counselor and/or administrative leaders to discuss a student’s eligibility and general questions. If additional assistance is needed, please contact the district’s accountability office by calling 225-226-7625 or by emailing

EBR SChools offering Free Summer Sports 
and Skills Clinic
The East Baton Rouge Parish School System will host seven weeks of clinics from June 1 -July 15.  Each clinic will be held from 7:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday.
During the clinics, students will be provided free breakfast, lunch, literacy tutoring sessions, and the skills and gameplay activities. EBRPSS students must attend the morning tutoring sessions in order to participate in the skills clinic. The following sports will be offered throughout the summer: flag football, volleyball, soccer, basketball, and track and field.

The type of sports clinic offered will change throughout the summer. Families will be able to register for as many clinics as they would like from the available locations offered in each grade cluster. The full schedule for sports clinics and locations for each grade cluster are as follows:
June 1 - June 2
June 6 - June 9
June 13 - June 16

June 20 - June 23
June 27 - June 30

July 5 - July 7
July 11 - July 14

Pre-K - 1st Grade:  Capitol ES, Jefferson Terrace Academy, Merrydale ES
2nd - 3rd Grade:  Park Forest ES, Magnolia Woods ES, Riveroaks ES
4th - 5th Grade:  Ryan ES, Claiborne ES, La Belle Aire ES
6th - 8th Grade:  Capitol MS, Park Forest MS, Southeast MS

EBR Energy Wise!
A wise Approach to Saving Energy
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For the second consecutive year, East Baton Rouge Parish School System has been awarded EPA’s 2022 ENERGY STAR PARTNER OF THE YEAR award!  We are the only school district in Louisiana to have ever received this award!
The EPA award recognizes organizations for:
  • Superior energy efficiency achievements.
  • Adopting a continuous energy management strategy.
  • Demonstrating best practices.
EPA’s official award letter stated, “Your application stood out among many highly competitive submissions, demonstrating exemplary commitment and dedication to leadership in energy efficiency and the ENERGY STAR program.”
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Initiated in 2007, the award-winning EBRPSS Energy Management Program has achieved notable results, including:
  • 33% overall reduction in annual energy use.
  • Over $48M in cumulative avoided utility costs.
  • $1.5M in collected utility bill refunds and credits.
  • Five U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon Schools awards.
  • Association of Energy Engineers 2020 and 2021 Regional Institutional Energy Management awards.
  • EPA Battle of the Buildings national winner.
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(*) ENERGY STAR is a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency voluntary program that helps businesses and individuals save money and protect our climate through superior energy efficiency. Learn more about ENERGY STAR.
This energy conservation tip is provided by the East Baton Rouge Parish School System’s Aramark Energy Management Team. For more information, please contact us at 225-226-3723 or

City of Baton Rouge Student Internship Program
The city of Baton Rouge and parish of East Baton Rouge is proud to announce the implementation of a High School and College Student Internship Program. This cooperative initiative will allow high school and college students to contract with City-Parish departments to gain a working knowledge of our civil service system while providing area students with valuable work experience. Apply for a High School or College Student Internship Program online at
  1. High School Student Internship Resolution 45320 (PDF)
  2. High School Student Internship Resolution 50700 (PDF)
  3. College Student Internship Resolution 45108
The prospective candidate must be at least 16 years of age, enrolled in a secondary educational institute within East Baton Rouge Parish in grade level 10 through 12 and be recommended by the school counselor for the internship. If age 18 or older, the candidate must pass a pre-employment background check and drug screening. All candidates are responsible for their own transportation. Only candidates who meet the specified criteria will be considered.
The prospective candidate must be enrolled as a full-time student in a university or community college in the area. Candidate must pass pre-employment background check and drug screening. All candidates are responsible for their own transportation.
Only candidates who meet the specified criteria will be considered. There are limited positions; department heads will hire students that best meet departmental needs.
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If you know a student who meets the criteria and may be interested in applying, please encourage them to complete the online employment application and attach their resume for consideration.
For more information on the Student Internship Program, please contact the Human Resources Recruiting staff.

of SChool Meals Ending in May
The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) funds the school meal program and allowed the home delivery of school meals during the pandemic from March 13, 2020, through May 19, 2022. For two years, EBR students received box meals either picked up at schools shortly after the shutdown or more recently home-delivered meals. School pickup of meals and the home delivery of meals translated into millions of student meals made available through the school system. USDA representatives have notified school districts that the home-delivery of school meals must end when the semester ends on May 20; therefore, the last day for the seven-day, shelf-stable home meal delivery will be May 15.
Dr. Mann, Chief Financial Director
Child Nutrition Program
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EBRPSS Summer Meals Program
The East Baton Rouge Parish School System Child Nutrition Program is excited to announce that the Summer Meals Program is back in full capacity and anticipating seeing the smiling faces of our children. Free breakfast and lunch is available Monday through Friday to all children 18 and under, so grab a friend and come eat with us. 
The program will begin on May 23 and will conclude on July 29. Dates and times vary at each school, so please feel free to contact the CNP Office at 225-226-3768 or 225-226-3764 to determine a pickup site closest to you.
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of our Hearts
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“The influence of a mother upon the lives of her children cannot be measured. 
They know and absorb her example and attitudes when it comes to questions of 
honesty, temperance, kindness and industry.”
Billy Graham (1918-2018)
What a child sees, hears and experiences at home has a greater impact on who they become than outside influences. I still believe this to be true, even in the invasive culture of our day.
Mom, you must strive to be the woman you want your daughter to become. Make a list of the attributes you would like for her to possess. Then, start in your own heart to develop those qualities. Your daughter will reflect your image more than you can imagine. It will be “like mother, like daughter” one day. You can give your daughter fewer obstacles to overcome by working to become all you were created to be.
Mom, you can do the same for your son. What kind of man do you want him to be? Kind, generous, loving, a gentleman? Teach him how to treat you and other “girls” in his life with the utmost respect. Teach him how to esteem others by giving respect and earning respect through the choices in his life. You can equip him with the strength to withstand the call of the streets.
The first person children hear information from on a given topic becomes their “expert”, the one they trust the most, the one they question for more answers. Let that person be you, Mom.
“Of all the gifts that life has to offer, 
a loving mother is the greatest of them all.”
Now that I’m a GG several times over, I appreciate all those years of motherhood more than I did at the time. To see my son as a caring, thoughtful husband and father makes my soul sing with joy. All those years of praying, teaching and hoping were worth it!
Happy, Happy Mother’s Day to all our EBRP moms! To you, we bow, as the Queen of Hearts!!
From our hearts to yours,
Wise Ol’ Wilbur and the Manners of the Heart team 
America, My Oyster Association invites middle school and high school students to earn FREE online certification training in diversity, equity, inclusion and empathy. Interested participants are welcome to enroll in "Building A Better America TODAY with AMOA through June 30. This program is in partnership with the East Baton Rouge Parish Library System, and participants who complete the program will be honored at a recognition ceremony on July 10 at the Goodwood Library.  
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6 Summer Learning Apps for Tweens 
and Teens
Apps and games can be fun ways to help your middle schooler or high schooler keep learning over the summer. Here are six for you to consider.
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With the right tools, summer can be a great time for getting tweens and teens to flex their creative writing muscles. Pixton is a free site for kids to make comics they can print or share online. Some of the comics posted on Pixton have been viewed thousands of times? The site has a wide range of tools for choosing settings and creating characters and dialogue. Pixton is easy to use and also offers how-to videos and support. For a subscription fee, kids can access even more features.
Skills: Writing, social skills, including conversation
Price: Free to try; $10/month for more features
Available for: Any web browser

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Get the Math
This award-winning site teaches kids how to solve real-world problems using math. Get the Math engages kids by tapping into their interests with topics like “Math in Fashion” and “Math in Basketball.” Each topic starts with a video of people using math in their jobs. Then kids try to solve a related challenge. For example, “Math in Videogames” asks kids to plot a flight path for a spaceship to avoid hitting an asteroid. Afterward, they can watch how the game designers solved the challenge. (The Get the Math website is no longer being maintained, but it’s still usable.)
Skills: Math
Price: Free
Available for: Any web browser

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Middle School Confidential 1: Be Confident in Who You Are
This app is the first part of an award-winning series called Middle School Confidential. Presented as a graphic novel, it helps kids understand and navigate the social world of middle school. It takes on common issues like self-esteem and fitting in. There’s no read-aloud function, but users can zoom in to each frame to isolate the text. After each chapter, there are quizzes to help kids work on social skills. There are also tips and quotes throughout the app to reinforce the lessons.
Skills: Social skills, including conversation
Price: $2.99
Available for: iOS, Android, Kindle Fire, Nook HD

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DragonBox Algebra 12+
This puzzle app offers a stress-free way for kids to learn how to do algebra. To solve the puzzles, players start by dragging and dropping matching images onto two trays on the screen. It’s a great way to drive home a key concept in algebra — that what is done to one side of an equation must be done to the other side. As DragonBox Algebra 12+ progresses, the images are replaced by numbers and symbols.
Skills: Math
Price: $7.99
Available for: iOS, Android, Kindle Fire, Windows

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This gamelike tool helps teens build resilience and stay motivated to take daily steps toward their goals. SuperBetter can be used to break negative patterns and improve self-image. The site aims to help teens do things like finding ways to lower stress and feel more confident. It also enables teens to connect with other users, adding a social element that can encourage progress. The tool is customizable for kids’ needs, but it can take time to set it up.
Skills: Hyperactivity/impulsivity, organization, planning and time management
Price: Free
Available for: iOS, web browsers

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Want to learn how to bake doughnuts filled with chocolate-hazelnut spread? Or make a hammock out of duct tape? Instructables is full of do-it-yourself projects, including many that are great for summer. Some projects are good for organizing and managing life. There are also a few projects that may help with attention. Parents may need to supervise or preselect projects because the site has some content about alcohol and other adult topics.
Skills: Organization, planning and time management, motor skills, attention/hyperactivity
Price: Free
Available for: iOS, Android, web browsers

Health Centers In Schools 
Summer Hours
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Our OLOL Children's Health Clinic at Broadmoor High will remain open Monday - Thursday throughout the summer months to serve our EBR Parish students and staff.
Services provided include:
  • School physicals and sports physicals.
  • Well-child checks.
  • Diagnosis and treatment of minor illness and injuries.
  • Nutrition and weight counseling.
  • Referral for specialist care.
  • Immunizations/vaccinations.
  • Mental and behavioral health services.
  • Individualized and group counseling.
  • Substance use education/counseling.
  • Age-specific health education and testing
To schedule an appointment, please call us at 225-924-7707                                                     

May calendar
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The East Baton Rouge Parish School System and all of its entities (including Career and Technical Education Programs) do not discriminate on the basis of age, race, religion, national origin, disability or gender in its educational programs and activities (including employment and application for employment); and it is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of gender by Title IX (20 USC 168) and on the basis of disability by Section 504 (42 USC 794). The Title IX coordinator is Andrew Davis, director of Risk Management (, phone (225) 929-8705. The Section 504 coordinator is Elizabeth Taylor Chapman, director of Exceptional Student Services (, phone (225) 929-8600. The Title II coordinator is Dr. Sandra Bethley, administrative director of Federal Programs (, phone (225) 922-5538.
All students have an opportunity to participate in Career and Technical Programs of Study, including, but not limited to areas of health care; construction crafts and trades; automotive technology; IT computer technology; culinary programs; criminal justice; and agriculture. Admission requirements for each course can be found in the student course guide/schedule packet of the individual campus where the course is being offered. Please contact the guidance counselor at the specific school site for additional information, program requirements and/or any questions you may have.

Parent Power is a publication of the East Baton Rouge Parish School System

Dr. Sito Narcisse, Superintendent of Schools


Alexandra Deiro Stubbs, Chief of Communications & Public Relations


Marlon Cousin, Community Liaison