Homer Plessy Community School recognizes that both communication and partnership with parents and guardians are vital for the educational success of students. The school is committed to provide quality and professional translation (written) and interpretation (oral) services to families so that they can take an active role in their children's education.
From the Nurse’s Station
Please keep your student home from school for any of the following reasons:
Fever (must be fever free for 24 hours without medication before returning)
Nausea and vomiting (must be vomit free for 24 hours before returning)
Yellow or green discharge from the eyes
Short of breath or wheezing
Distracting pain from earache, headache, recent injury
Contagious illness such as chicken pox, flu, strep throat, etc.
ALL MEDICATIONS administered by the school nurse or designated personnel at school, or at a school related function (such as overnight trips) REQUIRE that we have a SIGNED PHYSICIAN’S ORDER on file AND a REQUEST AND AUTHORIZATION TO ADMINISTER MEDICATION signed by the parent or guardian.
All medications must be delivered by the parent or guardian in the original packaging
Students with an identified health issue (asthma, severe allergy, seizures, etc.) should follow-up with the nurse. Further documentation may be required.
For further clarification, please refer to the Medication Administration Policy.
Plessy stocks Epi-pens provided through the “Epi-pens 4 Schools” program for use in an anaphylactic emergency. Since most initial allergic reactions take place in the school setting we maintain this stock for use on anyone with an unidentified, life-threatening allergy or for someone with an identified life-threatening allergy who does not have their own prescription. For more information please refer to our Epi-Pen Policy.
All students are required to provide proof of immunization status or provide a vaccine declination form signed by your physician.
For more information please visit https://nolapublicschools.com/families/parents-resources/special-education
For families of students who are on the spectrum
Tulane Center for Autism and Related Disorders (988-3533)
The Autism Center at Children's Hospital: 896-7790
Nolarts Learning Center (nolartslearningcenter.com): 914-844-5053. Arts-based therapy for kids with Autism. (Please note that this resource is fee-based)
Counseling and Therapy Resources in Orleans Parish
Behavioral Health Resources
If you or someone you know is in a behavioral health crisis, call the Metropolitan Crisis Response Team at(504) 826-2675.
Children's Bureau: 525-2366. Special emphasis and programs for children who have lost a loved one due to violence (Please ask for Project LAST), or for parents seeking parent education (ask for "The Triple P: Positive Parenting Program") in addition to general counseling.
Kingsley House: 523-6221
Family Service: 822-0800
Child Counseling Associates: 875-4587. (Metairie) Medicaid slots available, but limited. Please inquire via phone
Jewish Family Services: 831-8475
Holy Cross Counseling Dept. of HC College (West Bank): 398-2168
Seasons Grief Center: 834-5957. Emphasis on bereavement counseling
LSU Play Therapy clinic: 556-3451; please ask for the director, Erin Dugan, a highly recommended specialist.
Mercy Family Center (Metairie): 838-8283 (also has locations in Algiers)
Tulane Anxiety Clinic for Children: 862-3346. Mostly staffed by Tulane students (with supervision), but do not let that deter you from this reputable resource
LSU Behavioral Science Center: 412-1580
Rapid Treatment Program at Children's (if child has a Childrens' pediatrician): 896-7272. Short term evaluation and treatment for ADHD, depression, anxiety (please note, this resource is designed to be an outpatient resource, not a crisis program)
UNO's New Orleans School Age Assessment Service: 280-1202
DCFS toll free hotline: 1-855-4LA-KIDS (1-855-452-5437)
Reporting Bullying or Cyberbullying Hotline: (504) 304-5782