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JCPS Update - Face Covering Status - October 25th through October 29, 2021

Based on the COVID-19 Mode of Instruction Metrics for K-12 Education, Jackson County is in the “RED” (critical level).  Jackson County Public Schools will require that all students and staff wear face coverings while in Jackson County Public School Buildings, from Monday, October 25th until Friday, October 29, 2021.

 

Our next status determination will be made on Thursday, October 28, 2021.

 

JCPS Receives Federal Funding for Student Chromebooks

chromebooksEarlier this school year, the Universal Service Administrative Co. (USAC) announced the Emergency Connectivity Fund Program (ECF).  One initiative of the ECF program is to provide funding for school districts to purchase devices for students so that they can sufficiently engage in online learning.  In August, Rhonda Thompson, District Technology Coordinator for Jackson County Public Schools requested funding for 1,450 student Chromebooks in the amount of $548,750.00.  On October 14th, the district received notification that the request was funded in full.  The ECF funding will allow JCPS to replace aging Chromebooks (G4 and G5 models) that are ending their ability to update and run the needed online programs used by the district.  The district will also be providing Kindergarten students with a touch Chromebook that will be more user friendly for that age group.  The district began receiving the Generation 8 Chromebooks on Tuesday, October 19th.  The district is very fortunate to have received the devices in such a timely manner; the technology staff will be busy in the upcoming weeks getting the devices ready for student use.  

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Parents/Guardians:

 

The Big Smiles dental team is scheduled to be in our school in January to provide basic dental services for our students.  This is a valuable resource for our students, who need care but do not have a regular provider or find it difficult to get to a dental office in a timely manner.

 

If you are interested in your student being seen at school by this provider, please contact Tammy Morgan in the Youth Services Center for more information and/or a permission form.

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JCMS Indoor Athletics Policy

The athletics policy will take effect on Monday, September 20, 2021.It is in compliance with the policy adopted by the Jackson County Board of Education on September 16, 2021.

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