Alfred L. Simmons Elected Winn Parish School Board Superintendent

At a special called meeting of the Winn Parish School Board on Monday, June 14, 2021, to interview candidates for superintendent, Al Simmons was elected to the position by the board.

In the public meeting that lasted 4.5 hours and was attended by very few people in person, Simmons won the election 8 to 3.

In attendance to make sure the meeting was held to the highest legal standards was attorney Jon Guice. On Guice’s advice and the board’s acceptance, the candidates drew a number from an envelope to determine who would be interviewed first. Garrett chose number one and was interviewed first. Each board member asked one question of the candidate and then went into an executive session with the candidate in order to ask more personal questions that may have included WPSB personnel. The process was repeated for Simmons. After interviewing both candidates in public and executive session was completed the board re-convened. During the public comment portion, one concerned parent Brad Cooper stood and addressed the board. “When making this decision I hope that you will make the kids and the teachers a priority here,” said Cooper.

The board submitted their written votes simultaneously which were then read aloud.

Votes by the board were:

Durane JohnsonDistrict 1Simmons
Harry ScottDistrict 2Simmons
Matt WaltonDistrict 3Simmons
Michelle CarpenterDistrict 4Simmons
Christy HarrellDistrict 5Garrett
Michael RiffeDistrict 6Garrett
Joe Llaine LongDistrict 7Garrett
Patrick HowellDistrict 8Simmons
Todd MartinDistrict 9Simmons
Joe Lynn BrowningDistrict 10Simmons
Leah ClinganDistrict 11Simmons

Al Simmons is a resident of Winn Parish and has been employed by the Winn Parish School Board for 26 of his 29 years in the field of education. Al attended Winnfield schools and was graduated from Winnfield Senior High School in 1986. He earned his undergraduate degree from Louisiana State University in 1991 and then began his career at Winnfield Senior High where he taught social studies subjects and coached football. After completing one year of employment in Winnfield, Al moved to Acadia Parish where he was employed at Crowley High School as a social studies teacher and coach. While at Crowley, he coached football, basketball, baseball, and track. In 1996, after serving on staff at Crowley High School for 3 years, he returned to the Winn Parish School System as a teacher and coach at Winnfield Senior High School.

Upon completion of a Master’s Degree from Northwestern State in 2000, Al began a career in school administration, serving as Assistant Principal for Winnfield Kindergarten School and then Winnfield Intermediate School. He was named Principal of Winnfield Intermediate School in 2005. In 2007 he was selected for the job of Director of Personnel and Transportation for the Winn Parish School System with additional duties in the areas of athletics, child welfare and attendance, and adult education. He has remained in that position to the present time.

Al has been a member of the Louisiana High School Coaches Association, the Louisiana Association of Principals; and is currently a member of the Louisiana Association of School Transportation Officials, the Louisiana Association of Child Welfare & Attendance Professionals, and the Louisiana State Association of School Personnel Administrators. He has served on the Louisiana State Department of Education Educator Workforce Committee and currently is a member of the Louisiana Advisory Council on Student Behavior & Discipline. He holds Louisiana Type A and B teaching certificates and is certified to teach social studies subjects and to serve in the roles of Principal, Parish or City Supervisor of Instruction, Supervisor of Student Teaching, and Superintendent.

Pictured: Al Simmons with his wife Leslie and parents Mr. & Mrs. Mickey Simmons


Is A Storm Headed Our Way?

We are just getting into the 2021 hurricane season and already weather watchers have an eye on the Gulf. They are looking for the development of a tropical storm that could be poised to head to the bayou state.

From the Weather Service office in New Orleans: Still watching the tropics. Lots of rain possible by the end of the week.

The Shreveport office added, “Disorganized showers and thunderstorms continue over the Bay of Campeche and southern Mexico in association with a broad low pressure area. This system is expected to move little during the next day or two, and any development should be slow to occur during that time period.

“The disturbance should begin to move northward by Thursday, and a tropical depression is likely to form late in the week when the low moves across the central or northwestern Gulf of Mexico.

“Regardless of development, heavy rainfall will continue over portions of Central America and southern Mexico during the next several days. Heavy rains could also begin to impact portions of the northern Gulf Coast on Friday.”

Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards is warning residents to be prepared. Edwards said, “As we keep an eye out on a possible tropical development in the Gulf, now is the time to make sure you have a game plan in place this hurricane season. Visit getagameplan.org for info on how to be prepared and keep up to date on activity in the Gulf.”


Letter to the Community from WPSB Superintendent Candidate Jonathan Garrett

I wanted to thank you for your support of me on Monday night. I cannot tell you how much it means to me. And, if you weren’t necessarily a supporter but were still involved and active in this process and decision, I thank you for that, too. School systems are great or become great when we all get involved.

I wanted to also say how much I valued going through this process and having the opportunity to become the superintendent of Winn Parish. I have learned a lot over the last 23 years in this profession, and I learned a lot going through this process as well. I learned that I can be a superintendent, and that I truly want to be a superintendent one day. I learned that you never really know what will happen. And, I learned that I still truly love my home parish and wish you a great deal of success.

I enjoyed the interview process so much. It was fun and exciting to hear all of the questions and do my best to answer them in a way that was true to who I am and what I believe. I enjoyed the interactions with the board members over the 2 hours we spent going back and forth on issues pertaining to Winn Parish. Like I said, I enjoyed this whole experience.

I would like to congratulate Superintendent Simmons as he takes on his new role and Superintendent Bartlett as he ends his tenure as head of the school system. I wish them both the best.

While this process is now over, and it did not end the way I had personally hoped, I can’t help but feel that the opportunity to return home will one day come again, and I can assure you I will be ready. Thank you again, and I hope for the best for all of Winn Parish.

JG


Winn Parish Sheriff’s Office Arrest Report

Name: Courtland J. Turner
Date: 6-8-2021
Race: Black
Gender: Male
Age: 19
Charge: Failure to Appear


Name: Phillip D. Jackson
Date: 6-8-2021
Race: Black
Gender: Male
Age: 30
Charge: Domestic Abuse Battery

Name: Jason Todd Smith
Date: 6-10-2021
Race: White
Gender: Male
Age: 40
Charge: Home Improvement Fraud

Name: Charles Dewayne Wilkerson
Date: 6-10-2021
Race: White
Gender: Male
Age: 45
Charge: Failure to Appear

Name: Jane Tullos
Date: 6-11-2021
Race: White
Gender: Female
Age: 36
Charge: Prohibited Acts, Drug Paraphernalia, Possession Of Schedule II Drugs, No Insurance

Name: Joshua K. Allwell
Date: 6-12-2021
Race: White
Gender: Male
Age: 31
Charge: Domestic Abuse Battery

Name: Jorge Alberto Martinez Jiminez
Date: 6-13-2021
Race: White
Gender: Male
Age: 33
Charge: Speeding 15 To 24 Over Limit, No Drivers License, No Passing Zones


Remember This? Julia’s Three Dads

Barbara Morris and Ted Wells wed on December 26, 1932.  Ted was a talented carpenter and worked from one job site to another.  During the Great Depression, new construction ground to a halt and Ted struggled to find work.  In 1932, he became a schoolteacher.  Barbara brought in extra money to the family by giving piano lessons and playing for local crowds.   In early 1935, Barbara told Ted that she was pregnant, and on October 1, 1935, Julia Elizabeth Wells was born.  Two years later, they had a son they named Johnny.  Soon thereafter, the marriage fell apart.  In 1940, Barbara, still legally married to Ted Wells, began a relationship with another man, also named Ted.  Johnny lived with Ted Wells and Julia lived with Barbara and “Uncle Ted.”  In November 1943, Julia’s parents divorced, and Barbara immediately married the other Ted.  Following the ceremony, Barbara instructed Julia that, rather than calling her stepfather “Uncle Ted,” she was to call him “Pop” which Julia despised.    

Barbara was a talented piano player and Pop was a Vaudeville performer.  Soon after they met, Barbara and Pop joined forces and performed in Vaudeville shows together.  Barbara took every opportunity to display her talent when she held or attended parties.  Sometimes, Julia attended parties with her mother, and, on many occasions, Barbara convinced Julia to sing for the guests.  The guests enjoyed the impromptu performances, but Julia was always reluctant because she felt her mother was using her to get attention.

One night in the Autumn of 1950, Barbara and Julia were driving to yet another party.  As they neared the home, Barbara turned to Julia and said, “I want you to do me a favor.  If I ask you to sing, will you, do it?”  This was out of character for Barbara.  She usually asked Julia in front of the guests knowing she would be unable to refuse.  Julia reluctantly agreed to sing.  During the party, Barbara played piano and Julia sang a single song.  The guests were delighted.  After their performance, guests complimented Barbara and Julia.  One man seemed genuinely interested in Julia.  She recognized the man immediately.  He had been a visitor in their home on several occasions when Julia was much younger than her current fifteen years of age.  As the party progressed, Barbara had one stiff drink after another.  The man Julia recognized from so long ago sat down on the couch beside her.  Within minutes of their meeting, Julia “felt an electricity between [them] that [she] couldn’t explain.”  Rather than making small talk, the man asked her specific questions about school, about singing, about her life in general.          

By the time the party was over, Barbara was too intoxicated to drive.  Julia, not yet old enough to operate a vehicle legally, had no choice but to drive herself and her mother home.  Barbara reassured Julia in slurred speech that she would show her the way home.  As they drove through the thick fog, Barbara asked Julia if she knew why they attended the party, and why she asked Julia to sing.  Julia replied that she did not and kept her focus on the road.  Barbara asked Julia what she thought about the man who sat beside her on the couch.  “He…seemed pleasant,” Julia replied.  With hesitation and tears in her eyes, Barbara explained why she had taken Julia to the party and had her sing.  “That man is your father.”

Barbara explained that she had wanted to tell Julia this secret for fourteen years.  Tears fell from Barbara’s eyes.  Although confused, somewhat angry, and in shock, Julia remained calm and focused on the road.  Barbara explained that there had been an “overwhelming attraction that she couldn’t deny,” and she had a one-night stand with him.  Julia drove the car into the driveway and turned off the engine.  She and her mother sat in awkward silence, neither knowing what to say.  Julia was stunned by her mother’s revelation, and Barbara seemed embarrassed.  Without another word, Barbara hurried from the car to sleep off her intoxication.

Barbara avoided any discussion about the topic with Julia for several days.  Finally, Julia brought up the subject.  Julia asked her mother how she could be sure that the man at the party was her father.  Barbara replied, “because Daddy and I weren’t being romantic in those days.”  Julia and her mother never spoke about the subject again.

Nearly forty years later, long after Barbara had died, Julia spoke to her Aunt Joan about the man she had met at the party.  She asked if what her mother had told her so many years ago was true.  Aunt Joan reluctantly told her that it was.  The man at the party was, in fact, her biological father.  During their conversation, Julia asked Aunt Joan a question she had wanted to ask her mother, but never did.  She wanted to know if the man she knew as “dad” knew.  Aunt Joan simply replied, “Yes.  He Did.”  Julia was almost as stunned as the night she learned who her real father was.  Aunt Joan explained that “Dad” was so in love with Barbara that he overlooked the affair and the fact that Julia was not his.  He had raised Julia as his own.  Julia did not reveal the name of her biological father.

Back in the early 1950s, Julia joined Barbara’s and Pop’s act.  For a while, she only performed a song or two.  Pop wanted the spotlight for himself.  Pretty soon, her talents outshone those of Barbara and Pop.  Julia got offers to perform without Barbara and Pop, whose careers had stalled completely.  Julia’s career, however, soared.  She performed with orchestras, in Broadway and West End productions, on various television shows, and in movies.  It had been Julia’s stepfather who insisted that Julia legally change her name to one more fitting his last name, which is the name you know her by.  You may recognize some of Julia’s many movies such as “Victor Victoria,” “The Princess Diaries,” “The Sound of Music,” and “Mary Poppins.”  You know Julia Elizabeth Wells by her adopted name… Julie Andrews.        

Source:

Andrews, Julie. Home: A Memoir of My Early Years. New York, New York: Hyperion, 2008.        


Letter to the Editor

Dear Editor,

This letter is TO ALL ESSENTIAL WORKERS,

The purpose of this letter is to recognize & pay tribute to you, the essential worker. For the past fifteen months of COVID-19, Lockdowns, two major Hurricanes, days of power outages, then to cap it off, Winn Parish experienced an ice and snow storm that once again tried to paralyze us. Thru all this, there was one group of people that demonstrated —
— THE ESSENCE OF “SERVICE ABOVE SELF”

These people were on the front line, the unseen workers, every day exposing themself & family, to serving all of us. Stop and think where would we be without them??

In your own way, each of you has provided a needed positive example that we needed, you have supplied all families with the needed goods and services, police & fire protection, National Guard services, caregivers, mail from loved ones, and etc., each one of YOU ARE OUR HEROES

You all have my most profound respect and appreciation. We can never thank you enough for your selfless service to others by placing your own health and that of your family on the front line in harm’s way every day. I thank you all; you have my gratitude and respect, for the endless service you provide daily. I ask all of the non-essential workers that the next time you are out, join me in thanking those Heros for their sacrifices and service, during this most difficult period-
You all are heroes –

May God Bless you
Ted Wold & Family


Use Federal Infrastructure Funds for Infrastructure Only

By: Royal Alexander/Opinion

This enormous so-called infrastructure plan targets almost two thirds of its spending on non-infrastructure projects and programs. In the Congress today, there are only a handful of issues upon which bipartisan consensus can be built. One of those issues is infrastructure spending.

America’s infrastructure has not had a meaningful upgrade in decades. This means that across the country there are many public transportation assets in real decline and with it, there is a corresponding decline in economic efficiency. We know without a doubt that in our beloved Louisiana there are many critical infrastructure needs that are now beyond the stress point and must be immediately addressed.

So, what is the best approach? Well, the smartest approach would be to use federal infrastructure dollars strictly and exclusively for infrastructure. Traditional infrastructure—and the meaning most Americans attribute to the term—includes construction and improvement of roads, bridges, highways, ports, waterways, and airports. (I learned a great deal about these issues when I worked in D.C. in the Congress on the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee for former U.S. Rep Bill Baker).

However, under the current $2.0 trillion dollar Biden plan, there is roughly only $600 billion that would be spent on traditional infrastructure needs. Even if we include other worthwhile projects such as upgrading wastewater and drinking systems, strengthening and modernizing the electric grid and otherwise “hardening” existing infrastructure, there is still approximately $1.3 trillion dollars left over. Where in the world is that spending going?

Well, the Biden Plan is clear: many billions of dollars will be spent on research and development at the National Science Foundation, to build, redevelop and “retrofit” more than 2 million private homes so they’re “climate friendly,” to fund the manufacturing and purchasing of electric cars and charging stations nationwide, and even home care services and workers. The plan also seeks to eliminate so-called “racial and gender inequities in math, engineering, science and technology” and advance racial equity and environmental justice.

Further, the Biden Plan essentially imposes a ‘top down, ‘ one-size-fits-all, central planning approach which mandates increased federal intrusion into the infrastructure decisions of local governments—typically made with local private sector input—in areas such as housing, manufacturing, and energy production, as well as through federal “nanny state’ management of water systems and schools. (Heritage.org).

All of this would, of course, be paid for with massive new taxes on corporations—the original job creators, a steep increase in the global minimum tax, and taxes on book income and many hidden “user” fees.

[By the way, if some of this sounds familiar, it’s because billions of dollars in the plan are for funding “green energy” projects which are based on the Left’s highly disputed claim that human beings are the cause of the earth’s billions-year-old cycle of warming and cooling—also referred to for centuries as “weather”. Much of it derives from Socialist U.S. Rep. Alexandria Occasio Cortez’s “Green New Deal” (or, the Green “Bad” Deal, as many of us refer to it in states like Louisiana with our vital oil and gas industry) which would kill our American economy because the ultimate goal of the Left is no carbon emissions at all. No cars, airplanes and likely no cows].

There may be value to some of these other projects, but they are simply not traditional infrastructure investments and should be separately addressed on their merits in separate legislation, not shoved into one massive debt spending bill with which generations of future Americans will be saddled.

Let’s address real infrastructure first while there is a chance to achieve something and pass a real bill that increases economic efficiency by addressing neglected traditional infrastructure needs. Our aging and decaying local and national infrastructure demand it.

The views and opinions expressed in the My Opinion article are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of The Winn Parish Journal. Any content provided by the authors is of their opinion and is not intended to malign any religion, ethnic group, club, organization, company, individual or anyone or anything.


Substitute School Bus Driver Training Starts Next Week

The Winn Parish School Board has IMMEDIATE  opportunities for substitute school bus drivers.

Requirements: Class A or B CDL with Passenger, School Bus, and Air Brakes endorsements (obtained through OMV)

Winn Parish will host a 30-hour pre-service training for school bus drivers at the Winn Parish School Board Office June 21-23. This course is one of the requirements for becoming a licensed/certified school bus driver. Anyone interested in applying for a position as a substitute, activity, or regular route driver must have this training. The course will begin at 8:00 a.m. and end at 4:30 p.m. each day.

For more information or to register please contact:
Al Simmons
asimmons@winnpsb.org
OR
Marianne Little
mlittle@winnpsb.org

Winn Parish School Board
304 E. Court
Winnfield, LA 71483
318 628 6936

Winn Parish School Board is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


Notice of Death June 15, 2021

WINN:
Johnnie Peats
June 04, 2021
Service: Friday, June 18 at 11 am at the Winnfield Memorial Funeral Home Chapel, located at 117 MLK Drive in Winnfield

Harold Horton
June 12, 2021
Arrangements TBA

Deborah Delain Mooney
March 01, 1962 – June 13, 2021
Service: Thursday, June 17 at 10 am at Southern Funeral Home

NATCHITOCHES:
Richard “Ricky” Beaudoin, Sr.
February 10, 1963 – June 13, 2021
Service: Thursday, June 17 at 2 pm at Blanchard-St. Denis Funeral Home

Martha Sue Outlaw Dugan
April 26, 1945 – June 14, 2021
Service: Friday, June 18 at 11 am at Wallace Baptist Church in Pelican

Melvenia LaCour
June 06, 2021
Service: Saturday, June 19 at 11 am in the Winnfield Memorial Funeral Home Chapel, located at 318 North Street in Natchitoches

Freddie Lee Jackson
June 01, 2021
Arrangements TBA

Henry Keith
May 22, 2021
Arrangements TBA

Margaret Carter Cooper
November 2, 1961 – May 10, 2021
Arrangements TBA


Meet the Candidates for WPSB Superintendent

The Winn Parish School Board will be interviewing two candidates for Superintendent at the Special Called meeting today at 5:30 at the Winn Parish School Board Office. The public is invited to attend the meeting. 

If you would like to offer input during the meeting you may make comments during the “Public Comments” portion of the meeting. You may also contact your school board representative with questions or concerns prior to the meeting. 

Durant Johnson
District 1
Cell 318-471-0559

Michelle Carpenter
District 4
Cell 318-413-2757

Christy Harrell
District 5
Cell 318-413-1920

Matt Walton
District 6
Cell 318-715-1848

Joe Llaine Long
District 7
Cell 318-413-4614

Todd Martin
District 9
Cell 318-663-7456

Joe Lynn Browning
District 10
Cell 318-471-0192

Leah Clingan
District 11
No Contact Info Listed on WPSB Website

Patrick Howell – No District or Contact Info Listed on WPSB Website
Michael Riffe – No District or Contact Info Listed on WPSB Website
Harry Scott – No District or Contact Info Listed on WPSB Website

There is a “send message” feature on the WPSB Website under the “School Board” tab in order to reach school board members with no contact information listed. Click here to go directly to the page https://www.winnpsb.org/148953_2

Jonathan Garrett

I am a native of Winn Parish, born and raised in Calvin and a 1990 graduate of Winnfield Senior High School. Following graduation, I received my Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from Northeast Louisiana University and graduated with a Masters in Educational Leadership from Northwestern State University in 2007. I am an educator with
over 20 years of experience in both rural and city schools. I currently serve as the Assistant Superintendent for Rapides Parish overseeing the daily operations of 47 schools with a budget of over $272,000,000 and aligning educational programming to the needs of our teachers and our 22,000 students. I ensure schools have access to targeted, strategic, and intentional professional development opportunities for the more than 3,200 employees in the school system. Prior to becoming the Assistant Superintendent, I was fortunate to serve in a variety of positions, including:

  • Principal of Alexandria Senior High (1375 students, 124 staff members) – Led
    the school to become the only “A” rated high school in Rapides Parish.
  • Director of Secondary Schools (13 high schools, 8,300 students) – Every high
    school improved their school performance score during my time as director.
  • Principal of Buckeye High School (1125 students, 103 staff members) –
    Highest performing high school for 2 consecutive years in Rapides Parish.
  • Principal of Ruby Wise Elementary (425 students, 33 staff members) –
    Student proficiency rate of 84%.

I was selected by my peers as Principal of the Year twice and was also elected to serve as the president of the Rapides Association of Principals and Assistant Principals. I’ve been fortunate enough to have had a lot of experiences, and now I have the opportunity to come back home and put some of them into place here. I learned a lot about how things can be done, and while not everything is transferable, much of it is. There are many great things happening here already, and to be able to add to that is a wonderful opportunity. Fresh ideas and ways of thinking can be a great thing for Winn Parish.

Alfred L. Simmons

Al Simmons is a resident of Winn Parish, Louisiana, and has been employed by the Winn Parish School Board for 26 of his 29 years in the field of education.  Al attended Winnfield schools and was graduated from Winnfield Senior High School in 1986.  He earned his undergraduate degree from Louisiana State University in 1991 and then began his career at Winnfield Senior High where he taught social studies subjects and coached football.  After completing one year of employment in Winnfield, Al moved to Acadia Parish where he was employed at Crowley High School as a social studies teacher and coach.  While at Crowley, he coached football, basketball, baseball, and track.   In 1996, after serving on staff at Crowley High School for 3 years, he returned to the Winn Parish School System as a teacher and coach at Winnfield Senior High School.

Upon completion of a Master’s Degree from Northwestern State in 2000, Al began a career in school administration, serving as Assistant Principal for Winnfield Kindergarten School and then Winnfield Intermediate School. He was named Principal of Winnfield Intermediate School in 2005.  In 2007 he was selected for the job of Director of Personnel and Transportation for the Winn Parish School System with additional duties in the areas of athletics, child welfare and attendance, and adult education.  He has remained in that position to the present time.   

Al has been a member of the Louisiana High School Coaches Association, the Louisiana Association of Principals; and is currently a member of the Louisiana Association of School Transportation Officials, the Louisiana Association of Child Welfare & Attendance Professionals, and the Louisiana State Association of School Personnel Administrators.  He has served on the Louisiana State Department of Education Educator Workforce Committee and currently is a member of the Louisiana Advisory Council on Student Behavior & Discipline.  He holds Louisiana Type A and B teaching certificates and is certified to teach social studies subjects and to serve in the roles of Principal, Parish or City Supervisor of Instruction, Supervisor of Student Teaching, and Superintendent.


WPSB Special Called Meeting Today at 5:30 PM to Conduct Interviews of Superintendent Candidates

The Winn Parish School Board will meet in a special called meeting today at 5:30 p.m. in the meeting room of the Winn Parish School Board in Winnfield, Louisiana; for the purpose of interviewing applicants and electing a Superintendent of School.

AGENDA
Winn Parish School Board
June 14, 2021

  1. Invocation
  2. Pledge of Allegiance
  3. Roll Call
  4. Order of Business
  5. Discussion of lnterview Process and Attain Approval of Format Conduct interviews of applicants for Superintendent. A portion of such interviews may be conducted in Executive Session pursuant to La. R. S. 42:17(A)(l).
  6. Election of Superintendent

Summer Feeding Program Available to All Winn Parish Children

The Pinebelt Multi-Purpose CAA, INC. is participating in the Summer Food Service Program beginning June 1 – July 31, 2021.

Grab-n- go lunches will be provided to all children without charge for ages 0-18 years.

Acceptance and participating requirements are the same for all regardless of race, color, nationality, origin, sex or disability and there will be no discrimination in the course of the meal service.

Meals will be provided at the following locations:

  • Winnfield Primary School (401 S. ST. John Street)

  • Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church (409 Long St.)

  • The Old Pinebelt Headstart School (101 W. Boundary same parking lot as the Moss ST. Gym)

Grab and Go lunches can be picked up between 10 am – 12 pm on Monday -Thursday (Thursday distribution will include Friday Meal) For additional information please contact the Pinebelt Office at 318-259-6444.


Winn Parish School Board 2021-2022 School Year Virtual Learning Registration Information

Virtual Learning for the 2021-2022 school year will be available for students in grades 3rd – 12th. Virtual Learning will not be available for PreK-2nd grade students. All PreK- 2nd-grade instruction will be face to face.

Registration will be held June 7-24, 2021. Parents/guardians will complete a survey to select the Virtual Learning option. The survey link was sent through a Jcall on June 7, 2021. Virtual Learning registration will NOT be accepted after June 24, 2021.

The Virtual Learning option will be facilitated by the third-party vendor Edgenuity. Winn Parish teachers will NOT conduct Virtual Learning.

Students who register for the Virtual Learning option will be committed to Virtual Learning for a full semester. There will be no option for transfer.

Only those parents selecting Virtual Learning for their students need to complete the survey.

Face-to-face instruction will be held Monday-Friday, 5 days a week, at all Winn Parish schools.

Please contact the Winn Parish school where your student is zoned to attend for further information.