NEW ORLEANS (WGNO) – The smell of new notebooks and freshly sharpened pencils, is in the air as the start of school is just around the corner.

Parents that need to know when to get their children up and out at the bus stop, can check the list for the first day of school in their parish.

If you have a school start date that you would like to be added, email WGNONews@nexstar.tv

Orleans Parish

  • TBA

Jefferson Parish

JP Public School students in grades 9-12 will operate on the Smart Start schedule for the first week of school.

  • August 8-First Day for Students Grades 1-12 & High School Smart Start: Seniors Only
  • August 9– High School Smart Start: Juniors and Sophomore Only
  • August 10– High School Smart Start: Freshmen Only
  • August 11– First day for Pre-K-Kindergarten student
  • August 12– High School Smart Start: All High School Students

Washington Parish

  • August 5– Students first day of school parish wide

St. James Parish

  • August 4– First day of school parish wide

St. John Parish

  • August 8- First day of school for students
  • August 15– First day for Kindergarten/ Universal PreK/ LA4? Modern Early Students
  • August 22- First Day for Head start Students

Lafourche Parish

  • August 5- First Day of School parish wide

Terrebonne Parish

  • August 9- First Day for students Parish wide

Plaquemines Parish

  • August 8- First day for Students Grades 1-12

St. Tammany Parish 

  • August 8- Smart Start Day Students (Last name A-H)
  • August 9- Smart Start Day Students (Last name I-Q)
  • August 10– Smart Start Day Students (Last name R-Z)

St. Bernard Parish

  • August 5- First Day for students Parish wide

St. Charles Parish

  • August 8- First Day for students ( K-12) – Staggered Entrance (Last names A-K)/ Begin First Quarter
  • August 9- First Day for students ( K-12) – Staggered Entrance (Last names L-Z)

Tangipahoa Parish

  • August 11– First day for students Parish wide