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JCPS Face Covering

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, January 31, 2022 until Friday, February 4, 2022


Our next status determination will be made on Thursday, February 3, 2022.

JCPS School Re-Opening Plan for the 2021-2022 School Year--Return to In-Person Instruction and Continuity of Services

Updated September 16, 2021

JCPS School Re-Opening Plan for the 2021-2022 School Year

Return to In-Person Instruction and Continuity of Services

(Plan Developed by the JCPS District Leadership Team)


Opening Day will be on Tuesday, August 10, 2021

Plan Day for Teachers will be on Wednesday, August 11, 2021

First Student Attendance Day will be Thursday, August 12, 2021

I.   Pupil Transportation:

 Students who ride the bus will have the option of having their temperature checked (non-contact thermometer).  As required by the Center for Disease Control (CDC) Public Health Order, all students/persons, two (2) years of age or older, are required to wear a mask while on a school bus.  A bus driver does not need to wear a mask if they are the only person on the bus.  Hand sanitizer will be available and students may utilize it upon entry to the bus.  Students will have assigned seats on the buses and buses will be loaded from the back to the front; buses will be unloaded from front to back.  All drivers and bus monitors may have temperature checks and may complete an employee health screening.  Bus drivers will increase circulation of outdoor air as much, as feasible, by allowing additional ventilation through hatches and bus windows. Any employee who has a temperature above 100.4 degrees should immediately report this to their supervisor.  Any student who has a temperature above 100.4 degrees will be asked to stay home, if parent/guardian are present.  If they are not present, the student shall board the bus and be isolated on the front seat.     

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