Today, we remember and reflect.
9 months ago, Jefferson County Schools
9.11.01 Patriot Day - A National Day of Remembrance
Did you know Jefferson County Schools has a Parent and Education Resource Center? That's right, and our PERC is already working hard to organize activities to help connect our students across the district. If you are interested in learning more about PERC, are looking for resources to support a student, or simply want to come out and make new friends, be sure to visit www.jcswv.org/perc.
10 months ago, Jefferson County Schools
Parent Educator Resource Center
Dear JCS Families: Jefferson County Schools puts the safety of students and staff first. With temperatures expected this week to reach the mid to upper 90’s, we are taking proactive steps to prevent heat-related illnesses. That means limiting outdoor activities at elementary, middle, and high schools when a heat advisory or warning is in place for Jefferson County. Limitations apply to any physical education classes, outdoor classrooms, field trips, and recess activities. For athletics, we will follow WVSSAC guidelines and consult with certified athletic trainers and medical doctors before making a final decision about practice or games. Current guidelines include safety measures such as practicing without pads, eliminating conditioning activities, moving indoors, or limiting practice time. We recognize the importance of providing appropriate practice time and games and will do what we can to ensure our student-athletes can prepare and compete safely. Schedule changes will be communicated as quickly as possible to limit potential disruption to students and families. We appreciate your support of our students.
10 months ago, Jefferson County Schools
Dear JCS Families: Jefferson County Schools puts the safety of students and staff first. With temperatures expected this week to reach the mid to upper 90’s, we are taking proactive steps to prevent heat-related illnesses. That means limiting outdoor activities at elementary, middle, and high schools when a heat advisory or warning is in place for Jefferson County. Limitations apply to any physical education classes, outdoor classrooms, field trips, and recess activities. For athletics, we will follow WVSSAC guidelines and consult with certified athletic trainers and medical doctors before making a final decision about practice or games. Current guidelines include safety measures such as practicing without pads, eliminating conditioning activities, moving indoors, or limiting practice time. We recognize the importance of providing appropriate practice time and games and will do what we can to ensure our student-athletes can prepare and compete safely. Schedule changes will be communicated as quickly as possible to limit potential disruption to students and families. We appreciate your support of our students.
10 months ago, Jefferson County Schools
Jefferson County Schools Logo
A reminder that Jefferson County Schools will be closed on Monday, September 4, in observance of Labor Day. We hope everyone is enjoying their long weekend!
10 months ago, Jefferson County Schools
Happy Labor Day
There's still time to visit the Stuff-A-Bus drop-off location at the Jefferson County Fair and donate school supplies for our students! Donations will continue to be collected this evening from 5-8 p.m. and on Saturday from 12-4 p.m. Thanks to the organizers and volunteers at the JCS Transportation Department for being available this week to collect these much-needed supplies!
10 months ago, Jefferson County Schools
"Help us Stuff a Bus" message with image of JCS bus drivers in front of school bus with Stuff-a-Bus banner
Celebrate the start of school with a trip to the Jefferson County Fair! Our friendly staff from the JCS Transportation Department are on hand to collect your donations of school supplies for students in need every evening this week from 5-8 p.m. and on Saturday from 12-4 p.m. They're also happy to share information about how you can become a bus operator for Jefferson County Schools - a great way to make your mark in our caring community of educators!
10 months ago, Jefferson County Schools
JCS bus driver holding up backpacks at the Jefferson County Fair
Welcome back, JCS! We're so excited to begin another new school year with our students and staff. It's going to be a great year!
10 months ago, Jefferson County Schools
"Welcome back, students! We've missed you!" message with photo of students departing a school bus
It's the first day of a new school year, and buses are back on the road! Remember to be patient and use extra caution while driving today, especially in residential areas and school zones. A big THANK YOU to our bus drivers for keeping our students safe as they travel to and from school! 🚌
10 months ago, Jefferson County Schools
"We're rolling!" message over image of school buses
A reminder that Monday, August 21, is the first day of school! We hope you've had an ✨amazing✨ summer and can't wait to see you tomorrow for the start of the new school year!
10 months ago, Jefferson County Schools
Reminder August 21, 2023: First day of school!
It's opening day for the Jefferson County Fair - come out and support our 4-H, FFA, and FCCLA students!
10 months ago, Jefferson County Schools
Carousel at the Jefferson County Fair
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. We can't wait to see you then! 🚌 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.
10 months ago, Jefferson County Schools
"Give 'em a brake! message with image of school buses
Wrapping up back-to-school shopping this weekend? Consider including a few items for the JCS Stuff-a-Bus school supply drive! Volunteers from the JCS Transportation Department will be on hand throughout the next week to collect donations of backpacks, crayons, pens and pencils, lunch boxes, notebooks, and other necessary school supplies. Special thanks to City National Bank for being our community partner in this annual event to serve JCS families in need! See the schedule below for dropoff locations and times: 🚌 City National Bank at The Potomac Marketplace (Ranson location) Saturday, August 19 | 8 a.m. - Noon 🚌 Jefferson County Fair Weekdays, August 21-25 | 5-8 p.m. Saturday, August 15 | 12-4 p.m.
10 months ago, Jefferson County Schools
Join the JCS Parent and Educator Resources Center (PERC) and Department of Special Programs this Saturday, August 19, for a day of fun and learning with our local first responders! Meet Jefferson County firefighters and police officers, explore their vehicles, participate in fire safety games, and more at this family-friendly event. Families can also access important resources like missing children packets and fire safety information. Plus, enjoy a DJ and food trucks! It's all happening from 9 a.m. - Noon tomorrow at Sam Michaels Park. Learn more about JCS PERC and its resources here πŸ‘‰ https://www.jcswv.org/page/parent-and-educator-resources.
10 months ago, Jefferson County Schools
Students listening to a firefighter talk in front of a fire truck
We're excited to welcome 12 new international teachers to JCS as we continue preparations for the upcoming school year! Current international staff members were on-hand to greet and assist with the orientation of these new educators, who hail from Jamaica, Zimbabwe, and the Philippines through our partnership with Educational Partners International. Welcome to JCS!
10 months ago, Jefferson County Schools
Twelve new international JCS teachers
We had a great time celebrating JCS teachers and staff today at our "Jump Start to the New Year" staff appreciation event! The new JCS Mobile Learning Lab led the way as teachers and staff from each school enjoyed a break in back-to-school preparations to check out the mobile classroom and meet new superintendent Dr. Chuck Bishop over coffee and tea. Thank you to everyone from our BRE community who joined us in "jump-starting" this new school year. You are going to CRUSH it!
10 months ago, Jefferson County Schools
Dr. Chuck Bishop talking with three BRE teachers
Dr. Chuck Bishop greeting a BRE teacher
Three BRE teachers in group
Four BRE teachers in group
We can't wait to welcome students back to school next Monday, August 21! Did you know you can visit www.jcswv.org/myschoolbus to learn your student's bus information and access required transportation forms? And our dedicated bus operators and aides will contact JCS families throughout the week to answer your transportation-related questions and ease those first-day-of-school jitters!
10 months ago, Jefferson County Schools
JCS bus operator in driver's seat looking out of bus doors with welcoming smile
Today we welcomed back JCS teachers and service personnel to kick off the 2023-24 school year! Buses start rolling for students next Monday, August 21. We can't wait to see you then!
10 months ago, Jefferson County Schools
JCS Jefferson County Schools logo and photos of teachers
πŸŽ‰JCS is excited to welcome more than 60 new educators for the 2023-24 school year! We're having so much fun at New Teacher Orientation this week and can't wait to see students on August 21 for a brand new year! 🀩
11 months ago, Jefferson County Schools
Group of new JCS educators at New Teacher Orientation
End of year fun :) Staff got a chance too! Mr. Gill is such a good sport !
about 1 year ago, Blue Ridge Elementary School
staff
throwing balloons
students
water