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The board meeting scheduled for July 9th at 4:00pm can be viewed virtually at the following link

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Out of district applications for NEW students will not be approved until after June 15, 2020. Once received, all documentation will be forwarded to the schools for review.

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IMPORTANT: Reopening Schools

We appreciate your patience and understanding as we have worked to refine our plans for reopening Jefferson City Schools. Our system and school leaders continue to work with local and state officials to monitor circumstances surrounding COVID-19 in order to make the most informed decisions. Our plan to reopen schools for face-to-face instruction on Friday, July 31, 2020 is based on the most current information; however, we acknowledge that the situation is subject to change...

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Jefferson Academy receives COVID-19 Relief Fund Grant for summer reading

Jefferson Academy received a COVID-19 Relief Fund Grant through the Innovation Fund Foundation and the Georgia Foundation for Public Education to help purchase reading materials for at-risk students in grades 2 – 5.

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Letter to Parents: 2020-2021 Update

As you are settling into summer, we hope that you and your family are staying safe and healthy. We all share many concerns regarding the current pandemic and its impact on education. While many questions are still unanswered, safety remains our primary concern. System leaders continue to collaborate with several local and state health and safety officials to monitor the events surrounding COVID-19 and the level of spread in our community.

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Community summer meal programs

All children under the age of 18 can eat breakfast and/or lunch at no cost at participating locations.

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Letter to Parents: 2020-2021 update

As summer officially begins, we recognize there may be anxiety among parents, staff, and community members regarding what the 2020-2021 school year will entail. We are in the process of compiling information from various sources and consulting with local and state healthcare providers, educational leaders, and other local and state officials in order to make informed decisions regarding the upcoming school year. The health and well-being of our students, families, and staff are top priority and will be the basis of all decisions.

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Letter to parents: JCS Parent/Guardian Survey

We are seeking your feedback as we plan for the 2020-2021 school year and kindly ask that you take a moment to complete the attached survey no later than Friday, May 29th.

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Letter to parents: Dragon Parent Appreciation Day, important dates

We would like to take this time to thank you for your continued support and cooperation during distance and digital learning. We understand the past few weeks have not been easy, but please know your efforts have not gone unnoticed.

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Jefferson City Schools named among 2020 Best Schools

The Jefferson City School System ranks among the top school systems in the state of Georgia and is the No. 1 best school district in Jackson County, according to consumer data analysis company, Niche.

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School-issued devices and instructional materials return schedule

Please see the attached document for your child's schedule, time, location and details regarding the return of school-issued devices and other instructional materials.

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JCS E-Newsletter: May 2020

Jefferson City Schools E-Newsletter for May 2020.

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A letter from the Superintendent

A letter of appreciation from Dr. John Jackson for the community's support toward our Feed the Kids campaign.

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Letter to Parents: Digital learning update

Helpful information regarding distance and digital learning for the remainder of the 2019 - 2020 school year.

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Grab & Go Meal Program change and family resources

Beginning April 20, 2020, the Grab & Go Meal Program will operate under a modified schedule until May 21, 2020.

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Virtual BOE Meeting

Due to COVID-19, the Jefferson City School System will hold a virtual Board of Education meeting from the Jefferson High School Performing Arts Center Thursday, April 9, 2020, at 4:00 p.m.

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Letter to parents: School operations following Spring Break

School operations during Spring Break and following Spring Break.

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Executive Order by Gov. Brian Kemp impacts school closures

The Jefferson City School System will remain under campus closures following an Executive Order from Governor Brian Kemp mandating the suspension of face-to-face instruction through April 24, 2020.

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COVID-19 drive-through testing begins in Athens-Clarke County

The Northeast Health District has opened a drive-through site that is testing for COVID-19 by referral. The testing site is performing specimen collection only, and results will take three to four days. No results will be given on-site.

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JCS disinfects campuses

The Jefferson City School System has taken precautionary measures while students are not on campus to disinfect and sanitize our schools, sports complexes and school buses with an EPA approved solution proven effective against COVID-19.

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Update: Meal Sacks

We have received an unbelievable amount of support and positive feedback regarding our Meal Sack initiative, and for that, we thank you. To help increase parent and student awareness, we wanted to clear up a couple questions of confusion.

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Update: Meal pick up locations

As a follow-up message from the release sent on March 16, 2020, we have locations and times for each of our Meal Sack locations beginning on Wednesday, March 18th.

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Update: Meal operations during COVID-19 closures

The Jefferson City School District recognizes hardships and circumstances related to COVID-19 that families may experience in the near future.

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GDOE suspends state testing, accountability requirements; other COVID-19 updates

As the COVID-19 outbreak continues and many public schools are closed to ensure the safety of students and staff, State School Superintendent Richard Woods is suspending the following until further notice...

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Distance and Digital Learning

Jefferson City Schools' Digital Learning Specialist Kris Plummer, provides parents and students with additional digital learning information during campus closures related to COVID-19.

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COVID-19 Update and Operations

The Jefferson City School District has revised our plan of action regarding COVID-19 following a news conference led by Governor Brian Kemp on March 14, 2020.

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COVID-19 Operations Update

At this time, the Jefferson City School District has made the decision to operate under a modified schedule; however, parents and guardians may choose to keep children home from school without penalty. Please note this schedule is subject to change on a day-to-day basis given the nature of this unique circumstance involving the Coronavirus (COVID-19).

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Coronavirus Update and Operations

At this time, the Jefferson City School District will remain under normal operations for Friday, March 13, 2020. The district will continue to work closely with local and state officials to ensure the health and safety of our students, faculty and staff remains top priority.

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Letter to parents: Coronavirus Update

As a follow-up to the release sent on Feb. 26, 2020, we are sending additional Coronavirus (COVID-19) information as a precautionary measure to parents/guardians of students at Jefferson City Schools.

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2020 Census

The Jefferson City School District needs your help by participating in the 2020 Census. An accurate population count is critical for funding our school district, cities and county.

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JMS Outdoor Classroom Receives Generous Donations

The JMS outdoor classroom would like to thank the generous donations from Martin Pennco Landscaping and Art Design Promotions.

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Mrs. Tracy Pratt JMS and Jefferson City School Teacher of the Year.

Tracy Pratt was named Jefferson Middle School and Jefferson City Schools Teacher of the Year.

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Spark:Weekend Academy at UGA

Come spark your imagination in the next couple of months with these hands on experiences.

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3rd annual Jefferson Basketball Golf tournament fundraiser

Come join this year's 3rd annual golf tournament fundraiser for Jefferson Basketball.

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The Manatee Project by Mrs. Simmons's 7th Graders

This blog will explain what the 7th Grade Simmons class has done this week as well as what they will be doing.

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6th and 7th graders problem solve!

At Jefferson Middle School, 6th and 7th graders in Mrs. Radaker's class are using the Scientific Method to test out the Wisdom of Crowds Theory.

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7th Graders reading "The Outsiders"

The 7th grade classes have started to read The Outsiders.

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Robotics Team 4189 Week 1 Competition

The Robotics Team 4189 place 23rd out of 38 teams.

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Jefferson City Schools ranks highest district CCRPI single score

Jefferson City Schools has the highest district CCRPI single score in Northeast Georgia and 2nd highest in the State according to the @georgiadeptofed (out of 180 districts)!

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Lindsay Allen- Jefferson Middle School Teacher of the Year

Lindsay Allen is starting her third year of teaching at Jefferson Middle school, and so far she is an all around favorite.

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FFA Water Wars

The first FFA meeting of the school year was on Monday, August 21 and soaked everyone involved!

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2018 Robotics Season Re-cap

A small re-cap of the Jackson County 4-H Robotics team’s 2018 season.

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There's a Surge for STEM as Robotics Season Kicks-off

The Jackson County 4-H Robotics Team 2019 season is just around the corner. The kick-off meeting is scheduled for Sunday, August 12th.

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Daughters of the American Revolution Essay Contest

Middle school students are invited to participate in the 2017-2018 Daughters of the American Revolution Essay Contest.

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Jefferson Middle School Wins GASSP Breakout School Award

JMS wins GASSP Breakout Award. The Breakout Schools Award is Sponsored by Georgia State University Principal Center and is designed to identify, recognize, and showcase Georgia middle schools that are high achieving or dramatically improving student achievement.

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JMS Outdoor Classroom Poinsettia Fundraiser

Poinsettias will be sold until November 17th and will be delivered on November 28th.  Click Here to order

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Jefferson FBLA Gives Back

The Jefferson High School chapter of the Future Business Leaders of America recently teamed up with the Jefferson Middle School FBLA chapter to clean up Washington Street.  The students made their way from the schools to Swirlee's Frozen Yogurt and picked up trash along the way. 

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JHS, JMS, JES Receive 5-star Climate Rating

JHS, JMS and JES received a 5-star climate rating by the Georgia Department of Education. This is the highest rating on their measure.

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Information

JMS Calendar

Dual Credit

Get High School course credit while you are still in middle school.

There are several opportunities for 8th graders to earn a high school credit. Below is a list of these courses.

Dual Credit Opportunities

Basic Agriculture Science

Students in Basic Agricultural Science learn about agriculture, including the importance of agriculture, forestry, agricultural mechanics, plant science, animal science, natural resources, soil sciences, food science, agricultural careers, biotechnology, and about the FFA in this year long course. Each student has to have 20 hour Supervised Agricultural Experience (SAE) project where they complete activities related to agriculture outside of school. Students in this class are strongly encouraged to become members of JMS FFA.

Introduction to Business and Technology

Introduction to Business & Technology provides an overview of business and technology skills required for today’s business environment. Students will learn essentials for working in a business environment, managing a business, and owning a business. An emphasis will be placed on developing proficient fundamental computer skills required for all career pathways. Employability skills are integrated into activities and projects throughout the course. Professional communication skills and practices, problem-solving, ethical and legal issues, and the impact of effective presentation skills are taught in this course as a foundation knowledge to prepare students to be college and career ready. Introduction to Business & Technology is a course that is designed for all high school students, but is being offered at JMS for 8th graders to earn a high school credit.

Jefferson City Schools Pupil Transportation Department

85 Horace Jackson Road / Jefferson, Georgia 30549
Office Phone: 706-367-1787 / Fax: 706-367-1815
email: bustransportation@jeffcityschools.org
Bus Barn Staff
Linda Miller -- lmiller@jeffcityschools.org

Transportation Secretary
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Rodney Lackey -- rlackey@jeffcityschools.org

Transportation Director
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J.R. Saldana

Shop Supervisor
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2019-2020 Bus Routes
School Bus Safety Tips:
  • Arrive at the bus stop 5 minutes prior to pick-up time.
  • Stay out of the School Bus “Danger Zone” 12 feet around the bus.
  • Don’t push and shove.
  • Wait for the driver’s signal before crossing the street or approaching the bus.
  • The Bus “HORN” means “DANGER!!” Seek safety.
  • Always cross the street in front of the bus. NEVER cross the street behind the bus.
  • Never crawl under a school bus. If you drop something, LEAVE IT! Things can be replaced a LIFE cannot.
  • The bus driver and monitor are authorized to take the following actions regarding inappropriate bus behavior:
    1. Talk to student about proper bus behavior.
    2. Assign seats when necessary.
    3. Report conduct problems via Student Conduct Report.
    4. Ask Parent to step away from the door.
      It is unlawful for a parent to get on a school bus. Ga Code 20-2-1181 Disrupting School /Ga Code 20-2-1182 Abuse of School Employees

Welcome to Jefferson City Schools District Pupil Transportation web page! Our mission: “To transport students to school safely ready to learn and home on schedule.”

Our Goal: “Keep 100% of the students safe 100% of the time!”

We need the cooperation of both parents and students to fulfill our mission and goals. The school bus is an extension of the classroom. Listed below are some of the conduct requirements expected of every student. Please read them carefully and discuss each of them with your student.

  1. No eating or drinking soft drinks on the school bus. Water okay.
  2. No loud noises, talking, laughing or “horse-play” that will distract the driver.
  3. Do not move from your seat while bus is in motion.
  4. No use of tobacco products, alcohol or drugs.
  5. Keep head, hands and feet inside the bus.
  6. Do not deface interior of the bus or bus seats.
  7. Sit facing the front of the bus; and keep feet out of the aisle.
  8. Objects other than those related to school are not allowed on the bus.
  9. Do not throw anything out of the bus windows.
  10. Music listening devices are okay as long as the student with the device has ear plugs and is the ONLY person that can hear the music. However, when loading the bus do not wear ear plugs because the student may become distracted and not follow driver instructions.

85 Horace Jackson Road
Jefferson, GA 30549

Phone 706-367-1787

Fax 706-367-1815

JMS Cafeteria

JMS Cafeteria Manager: Tina Harness - tharness@jeffcityschools.org

JCS Director of Nutrition - Sue Hamm - shamm@jeffcityschools.org

Meals should be paid for in advance or paid daily. Checks and cash are accepted at each school or you may pay online with a credit card. If you would like to prepay your student’s meal account online, please visit Lunch PrePay. To register, you will need your child’s district student number. You can find this number by logging into the Parent Portal. Your student’s district ID is located next to their picture on the homepage. Once you have created an account on Lunch Prepay, you can make payments, view balances, view meal histories, and receive low balance notifications. There is a $1.95 transaction fee. However, you can make payments and apply it to multiple lunch accounts under one transaction.

Applications for free or reduced meals are accepted all year long. A new application needs to be filled out each school year. Only one application needs to be filled out for each family. You can mail these forms into central office or have your student turn them into the cafeteria staff at their school.

English Free and Reduced Lunch Form Spanish Free and Reduced Lunch Form

Jefferson City Nutritional Services

Jefferson City Schools Food Service Department is committed to providing each student with a healthy, affordable, and safe meal that is served by caring individuals so students are ready to learn when they get to the classroom. School breakfast and lunch are planned and prepared according to standards that meet the USDA Dietary Guidelines for Americans in a safe and sanitary environment. The cafeterias serve as learning centers where students can acquire the knowledge to develop lifelong healthy eating habits

USDA’s federal nutrition regulations for school meals ensure that all meals offered are well-balanced and provide students the fuel they need. Recent changes to the meal pattern regulations include an increase in fruits and vegetables (each student must select at least one serving), a greater variety of vegetables to include dark green and red/orange vegetables and legumes, an increase in the availability of whole grain products, and a more age-appropriate caloric limit. Please visit each schools website to see the lunch menu.

Jefferson City Schools recognizes that student wellness and proper nutrition are related to students' well-being, growth, development, and readiness to learn. Please click on the link below to access the districts wellness policy. If you have any comments, suggestions, or a desire to be involved in the implementation of this policy, please contact Sue Hamm at 706-367-2546.

We look forward to dining with your children in our cafeterias.

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