Heart + Cart = Share Table at EJES

Combine a youngster with a heart and a company with a cart and you get something called a Share Table at East Jackson Elementary School that helps feed hungry children. Drew Saucier, an 11-year-old fifth-grader, noticed that his classmates were throwing food away — “I’m talking about food that can be saved,” he wrote in […]

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3 teams, 3 trophies: Reading Bowl competition underway

Jackson County School System teams led the ticket in Augusta Saturday, Feb. 10, 2018, taking top honors in the East Region round of the Helen Ruffin Reading Bowl.    West Jackson Middle School led the way with first place for total points, followed by Gum Springs and North Jackson elementary schools, in second and third […]

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BUS ROUTE CHANGES – bit.ly/JCSSTransportation

  UPDATE @ 3:35 pm — SUCCESS! The repairs are made and the information available again — same spot: www.bit.ly/JCSSTransportation. ORIGINAL MESSAGE: Please bear with us on bus information this afternoon. We are experiencing difficulties with the update sheet that you normally can find online. If you have concerns about your children, please contact the school […]

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Flu Watch 2018

UPDATE – Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2018 – More news on the flu front, from regional media reports: According to Dr. William Schaffner, infectious disease physician with Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, just about any disinfectant, including chlorine bleach diluted in water, will wipe out flu germs, but hard surfaces aren’t the most common culprit. “Flu is […]

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Is it a cold or the flu?

Infographic provided by the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services’ Centers for Disease Control & Prevention. Click here for a version you can download or print.

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Public hearings set on JCCHS phase-out

The Jackson County School System will hold two public information hearings related to the planned phase-out of Jackson County Comprehensive High School.  The phase-out resolution refers to removal of instructional units (classrooms) from the GADOE inventory for the high school as a means of providing significant funding availability to construct a new high school on the west side of […]

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Flu? Fever? Should you keep your child home from school?

Fever is the body’s way of destroying the germs making it sick, and it’s a common symptom of infections. Keep a child home with a temperature of 100.4 or higher. Wait until children are fever-free for 24 hours without ibuprofen or acetaminophen before letting them return to school. Diarrhea is often the result of infection, food poisoning, […]

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Classes resume on regular schedule Friday, Jan. 19

Jackson County Schools will resume a regular schedule on Friday, January 19. Our bus drivers have carefully evaluated routes and will only travel roads they can safely navigate. Parents, please make sure you supervise young children to ensure they board a bus. For areas that we are not able to safely access, parents are asked […]

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Digital learning opportunities help address snow-day concerns

If it’s true that “necessity is the mother of invention,” inclement weather must be its father! From Hurricane Irma to Winter Storm Inga, Jackson County School System students, staff, and families have felt the effects of discombobulated days, canceled classes and queasy questions — like, “Are we going to be going to school in July?!” […]

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