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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WEATHER WATCH for Wednesday, Jan. 17 – ALL FACILITIES CLOSED

Update Jan. 17, 2018 — 4:15 am — Based on weather and road conditions that have developed overnight and communications with the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office, all Jackson County (Georgia) School Systems’ facilities will be closed today (Wednesday, Jan. 17). Notification through social media and traditional media is being made immediately; an “all-call” through the Infinite […]

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2018-19 School Year Calendar Approved

The Jackson County Board of Education approved the calendar for the 2018-19 school year at its meeting Jan. 11, 2018. “There is no question that this is something of a change for our community,” said Dr. April Howard, superintendent, in describing a calendar that has teachers reporting on July 24 and students returning July 30. […]

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WEATHER WATCH – Make-Up Date 2/20

Monday, Jan. 8, 2018 – 7:30 pm – Classes will resume on schedule tomorrow (Tuesday, Jan. 9). The information below was sent from Dr. April Howard, JCSS superintendent, to staff this evening and is being shared here with our stakeholders so they can begin to plan for making up today’s absence on Tuesday, Feb. 20, […]

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BOE reschedules January meeting

In light of the University of Georgia’s competition in the national championship game Monday, the Jackson County Board of Education has rescheduled its monthly meeting to Thursday, January 11, at 6:30 PM. It will be held at the Jackson County Central Office, 1660 Winder Highway, Jefferson, instead of JCCHS. The January work session and Parent […]

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Shrimp in Space? GSES team wins!

GSES students will send fairy shrimp to the International Space Station this summer Three fifth-grade girls from Gum Springs Elementary School will send fairy shrimp to hatch onboard the International Space Station, pending successful completion of a NASA Flight Safety Review that will begin in early February. Ella Cobb, Anna Holley and Audrey Waters’ proposal […]

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New Chromebooks distributed

Cat Flippen and Todd Nickelsen, the Jackson County School System’s director of personalized learning and innovation and its assistant superintendent for teaching and learning, respectively, presented details of a competitive grant process that awarded 1000 more Chromebooks in our schools at the Dec. 11, 2017, Board of Education meeting. Teachers from across the Jackson County School […]

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Weather Watch – Friday, Dec. 8, 2017

Saturday, Dec. 9, 2017 – 12 noon Good news! The Dance Recital scheduled at EJCHS WILL take place at 6 o’clock tonight (Saturday).    Friday, Dec. 8, 2017 – 1:20 pm – updated at 3:55 pm JCSS schools are closing on time, but all afterschool programs and evening activities are canceled.   The safety of our students […]

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