National School Bus Safety Week is underway! Thank you to the bus drivers, mechanics, and all the behind the scenes administrators that get our students to and from school safely every day.
4 months ago, Jefferson County Schools
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Hey Blue Ridge Families, This week is Book Fair! Please click on the link below for more information! https://thrillshare.com/s/documents-bre/browse/385088#
4 months ago, Tara Lusby
We are celebrating our school leaders this month! Principals are among the hardest working, yet often least recognized individuals in education. Principals set the academic tone for their schools, and it is their vision, dedication, and determination that provide the mobilizing force for achieving student success. We are so grateful for our principals who step up every day for our students and staff.
4 months ago, Jefferson County Schools
National Principals Month
October is Cybersecurity Awareness Month, a time to highlight the importance of safeguarding online activity from harmful cyber attacks. Each Friday this month, we'll share tips to help our students, staff, and families secure their sensitive data and stay safe online. Tip #2: Don't click suspicious links. Sometimes you may get what seems like an email from a friend. But is your friend really the one sending the message? Always review the sender's email before replying to a message or clicking a link. Malicious files can extract personal data, monitor and transmit your activities, and even take over your device. Avoid suspicious or unnecessary downloads and scan documents with anti-virus software before opening. If you're still uncertain about a link, visit www.virustotal.com to check its safety. Visit www.cisa.gov/cybersecurity-awareness-month to learn more about Cybersecurity Awareness Month.
4 months ago, Jefferson County Schools
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JCS utilizes Nutrislice as our menu partner to communicate daily menus providing nutritional information for each item and meal - it can even sort by allergens! Visit www.jcswv.org for daily menus from each school, or download the JCSWV app, available through Google Play and the App Store.
4 months ago, Jefferson County Schools
National School Lunch Week 2
Did you know that our child nutrition team serves more than one million student meals each school year? As we celebrate National School Lunch Week, hats off to the hardworking staff in our school cafeterias for keeping our students fed, focused, and ready to learn!
4 months ago, Jefferson County Schools
National School Lunch Week 1
A reminder that all Jefferson County Schools will be closed on Monday, October 10, for a scheduled staff development day. Thank you for your understanding as we support student success. Visit www.jcswv.org/calendar for the complete 2022-2023 JCS Calendar-At-A-Glance.
4 months ago, Jefferson County Schools
A reminder that all Jefferson County Schools will be closed on Monday, October 10, for a scheduled professional learning day.
4 months ago, Jefferson County Schools
October is Cybersecurity Awareness Month, a time to highlight the importance of safeguarding online activity from harmful cyber attacks. Each Friday this month, we'll share tips to help our students, staff, and families secure their sensitive data and stay safe online. Tip #1: Protect your passwords! Be sure to secure passwords for your accounts and NEVER share them with others. Many platforms now allow you to enable two-factor authentication for added security to keep unauthorized users from accessing an account. Enable this security feature whenever possible. Visit www.cisa.gov/cybersecurity-awareness-month to learn more about Cybersecurity Awareness Month.
4 months ago, Jefferson County Schools
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A reminder that there will be a two-hour early dismissal on for all Jefferson County School students on Friday, October 7. This change in schedule will accommodate an expansion of elementary school ELA and math programs. Thank you for your understanding as we work to support student success. For more information, please visit www.jcswv.org/expansion.
4 months ago, Jefferson County Schools
This is a reminder that next Friday, October 7, there will be a two-hour early dismissal for all Jefferson County Schools students. This change in schedule will accommodate an expansion of elementary school ELA and math programs. Thank you for your understanding as we work to support student success. For more information, please visit www.jcswv.org/expansion
4 months ago, Jefferson County Schools
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Dear Blue Ridge families, October is a special month here at Blue Ridge Elementary. It is filled with cooler temperatures, falling leaves, longer sleeves, and awesome seasonal activities. We would love to incorporate pumpkins into our STEM lessons and Fun Friday’s. Our classrooms will make predictions, observations, collect and record data on pumpkin size, weight, circumference, and seed number. We would also like to have a classroom pumpkin decorating contest. Each classroom design will be entered into our Blue Ridge Elementary Trunk or Treat contest on Friday, October 21st for a chance to win a classroom Dea prize. To complete this activity, we are hoping to receive help from you. We would love for each classroom to have 4 pumpkins, 1 for carving and 3 for group STEM projects. If you are willing to donate a pumpkin, we would greatly appreciate it. The pumpkins would need to be the size of what you may use for a jack-o-lantern. Any donations would need to be delivered to the school by Wednesday, October 5th. Thank you for any help you may be able to give. Here is a link to sign up for donating a pumpkin- https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0F4DA8A92CA6FBC52-classroom
4 months ago, Tara Lusby
After many years of rising scores on the WVGSA test, JCS saw a steep decline during the pandemic, from which we have not recovered. The latest scores show staggering deficits in ELA and math that keep hundreds of children below the mark for proficiency. To ensure that our students are ready for academics and life beyond the classroom, we are adjusting our elementary education program for 3-5 grade students. Please visit www.jcswv.org/expansion to learn more. There will be a district-wide TWO-HOUR EARLY DISMISSAL for all students on Friday, Oct. 7, 2022, to support teachers as they prepare to make these adjustments. Thank you for your trust and support.
4 months ago, Jefferson County Schools
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JCS is still hiring substitute teachers to fill short and long-term positions for this school year! Interested in substituting for JCS? Here's everything you need to know about the required training offered through our partnership with the Eastern Panhandle Instructional Cooperative (EPIC). EPIC offers the training you need to be eligible to apply for open positions. Visit www.epicresa8.org/subteachertraining to learn more, and follow our JCS Careers Facebook page at www.facebook.com/JoinJCS to learn about new positions as they become available!
4 months ago, Jefferson County Schools
EPIC Training
La Asociación Hispano/Latina del Condado de Jefferson le invita a conocer información importante relacionada el nuevo año escolar a conocer a nuevos contactos y amigos y a comer algo rico. Las primeras 25 familias recibirán una mochila con útiles escolares. El flyer tiene más información! The Hispanic/Latino Association of Jefferson County Schools invites you to learn important information regarding the new school year. Meet new contacts and friends and eat good food! The first 25 families will receive a bookbag filled with school supplies. See flyer for additional information!
5 months ago, Jefferson County Schools
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It is so exciting to have students back in our schools! Thank you for all you are doing to ensure a smooth start to the school year. Please remember that all JCS schools and offices will be closed on Monday, September 5, 2022, in observance of Labor Day. We look forward to welcoming students and staff back on Tuesday, Sept. 6. Have a great weekend.
5 months ago, Jefferson County Schools
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Hello JCS Families, We had a wonderful first week of school welcoming children back into the classroom. We are happy to share an update on WVEIS 2.0, the WVDE’s upgraded information system that impacts our communications and academic tools. Much progress has been made, and as of Sept. 6, we will have full use of our Canvas Platform. For more information about the update, please visit www.jcswv.org/canvas
5 months ago, Jefferson County Schools
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✨ We're so excited to open our doors for the start of another school year! A big shoutout to our teachers and staff for working hard to prepare for a great year. Be sure to check out all the fun first-day photos from throughout the district in our "Back to School: 2022-2023" photo album on the JCS Facebook page. Welcome back, JCS! 🎉
6 months ago, Jefferson County Schools
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Welcome back, Lions! We hope you had a GREAT first day of school!
6 months ago, Jefferson County Schools
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The start of a new school year means sharing the road. Please keep the following safety tips in mind when buses start rolling on Monday: ⚠️ Be alert and watch for children, especially near schools, bus stops, school buses, and school parking lots. ⚠️ Motorists are required to stop when approaching a school bus that is stopped with its red lights flashing and STOP arms extended. NEVER pass a bus from behind when it is stopped to board or offload children. ⚠️ Be especially careful when children are present in school zones and residential areas. ⚠️ Pay extra attention to lower speed limits in school zones. ⚠️ Watch for and obey signals from school crossing guards. ⚠️Only drive or park in authorized areas to drop off or pick up children at school. We can't wait to see you on Monday!
6 months ago, Jefferson County Schools
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