Phone: 985.281.2190 (School) 985.281.2220 (Principal’s office)


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Dear Parents,

Welcome to the 2020 - 2021 school year! It is truly an honor for me to be the principal of Byrd Avenue Primary School, and I am looking forward to working closely with you to ensure the academic success and well-being of all of our students. As we are all aware, we begin this school year still in the midst of a pandemic. As such, I ask for your patience as all of us navigate these uncertain and challenging times.

I have been working diligently with staff, teachers, and supervisors to ensure a safe opening of our school and to implement the best practices to help reduce the risks associated with Covid19:

1) Our classrooms have been modified to increase social distancing for hybrid learning

2) The building has been thoroughly cleaned.

3) Hand sanitizer has been given to all teachers as well as gloves and paper towels to wipe down surfaces.

All of us at Byrd Avenue will continue to do our best to keep our learning environments safe for all employees and for every child that enters our building.

Whether our students are learning in person or remotely at home, our goal at Byrd Avenue Primary School is to encourage active student engagement to foster a lifetime love for learning. I, as well as the entire staff and teachers, have high expectations for each and every student. Together, with your help, we will strive to make connections with our students to help them feel valued, accepted, and safe. Our motto of “Setting the Stage for Academic Success” will continue to guide our mission to provide a rigorous and joyful school environment for all students.

Partnering with my families will be even more crucial this year as we face many obstacles due to the COVID-19 global pandemic. I want to encourage you to stay connected and informed by following our District website ( or our Facebook page ( Byrd Avenue Primary ) for important updates and information regarding our reopening plans. Please don’t hesitate to reach out to me with questions or concerns. My door is always open!

Stay Safe and thank you for your support,


Tonyah Jefferson
Byrd Avenue Primary School Principal