USING THIS WEBSITE

Karen Bridgeman, JCSS Communications Coordinator

Karen Bridgeman, JCSS Communications Coordinator

Welcome to the new website for the Jackson County School System and the associated websites for our six elementary schools, two middle schools, and two high schools.

We know this is a big change from our previous efforts, so here are some things to watch for and a roadmap of sorts:

Clicking on text in gold will link you to information elsewhere on our site, to one of our school sites, or to a site outside our domain.

The easiest way to find information is to use the SEARCH function in the navigation compass that pops up on every page, including the HOME PAGE. Enter words related to your topic and press ENTER to get a list of likely resources.

The HOME PAGE features a menu across the top; an alert box at left, which will be used to promote short-term, time-sensitive announcements; and a list of the most recent posts to the website. It also presents the JCSS mission and vision and photos from across our school system.

The top menu bar has tabs for the following pages and sub pages: 

OUR DISTRICT – This page follows the organization of our school system around administration, human resources, teaching and learning, and operations. In additon to overview and general information, biographies of our leaders and links pages for each department are presented. There also are links to the organization charts approved in May 2017 for our school system.

OUR SCHOOLS – This list of our 10 schools by gradeband — elementary, middle, and high school — includes the schools’ locations, phone and fax numbers, website addresses (with links), and the name and email address of each principal.

OUR STAFF – This directory of the JCSS faculty and staff can be sorted by name, school/facility, position (i.e., teacher, registrar); and department (i.e., kindergarten, foreign language; transportation). It provides contact information, and it also lists available teachers’ websites.

LATEST NEWS – This page provides the most recent posts to the website that supplement the information provided on individual department pages, as well as news releases and other announcements. It is presented in date order, with the most recent post listed first, and it can be sorted by category.

QUICK LINKS – This page presents an expanded list of quick links to the most frequently used pages of our website and those outside links used by our stakeholders (i.e., the link to our Board of Education website; SchoolPay, the vendor JCSS uses for online payment of fees; and Infinite Campus, our student information management system).

CALENDARS – With links at the top to the one-page version of the current school-year calendar and to the OUR SCHOOLS page for a quick path back to individual schools’ calendars, this page also presents a Master Calendar of all public activities across the school system and a calendar of just the activities specific to JCSS (i.e., Board of Education work sessions and meetings). You can click the various calendars off and on to see just those you are interested in or leave them all selected to get a view of what is going on across the district on any given day.

FORMS – This is a collection point for forms that are used across our district, providing a place to view online (or download and print) forms for registration, special education, etc. Forms specific to individual schools (i.e., field trip permission, after school care, etc.) will be found under the same heading on the individual schools’ websites.

CONTACT US – This page has our Central Office contact information and directions to our location adjacent to the Jackson County Comprehensive High School campus, just off Panther Drive.

In the middle of the HOME PAGE you will find quick links organized by stakeholder groups — Parents & Students, Faculty & Staff, and Community Partners.

Below that, our Master Calendar and Twitter and Facebook feeds are displayed, followed by an interactive Google map that shows the locations of all the JCSS facilities.

At the bottom of the page, additional contact information and our E-verify number are listed.

If you have questions, comments or concerns, or you find mistakes that need correction or omissons we should address, please contact me via email to kbridgeman@jcss.us or call me at 706-367-3997.

— Karen Bridgeman, JCSS Communications Coordinator