Language Assistance

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.

“La escuela Homer Plessy Community School reconoce que tanto la comunicación como la colaboración con los padres y representantes son vitales para el éxito académico de los estudiantes. La escuela está comprometida a proporcionar servicios de calidad y profesional de traducción (escrito) y de interpretación (oral) a las familias para que puedan participar activamente en la educación de sus hijos.

Trường Homer Plessy Trường cộng đồng công nhận cả hai giao tiếp và cộng tác với cha mẹ , người giám hộ là rất quan trọng cho sự thành công học tập của sinh viên. Nhà trường cam kết cung cấp dịch vụ chất lượng và dịch thuật chuyên nghiệp ( bằng văn bản ) và giải thích ( bằng miệng) cho các gia đình để họ có thể chủ động tham gia vào việc giáo dục con cái của họ .

Free Language Assistance Upon Request

 Si usted lo requiere, tenemos asistencia gratis en español.


From the Nurse’s Station:

When Should My Child Stay Home?

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)

  • Diarrhea

  • 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.

Medication Administration:

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.


Newsletters for Parents /Boletín informativo para padres: 


Please Browse this list of family and Child Counseling resources in and around the community and parish

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.

Kid Catch Directory

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)

For those on the spectrum:

Tulane Center for Autism and Related Disorders (988-3533)
The Autism Center at Children's Hospital:  896-7790
Nolarts Learning Center (  914-844-5053.  Arts-based therapy for kids with Autism. (Please note that this resource is fee-based)


Need more information or looking for a resource not listed?  Dial 211 to access VIA-Link, a 24-hour hotline to help locate your specific needs