Interview with Retired JES Kindergarten Teacher Mrs. Mary Williamson-Burley
Interview with Director of Federal Programs & System Test Coordinator, Dr. Angela Vinson
Interview with JCS Board Vice Chairman, Mr. Willie Hughey
JHS February 3D Winners
Interview with Former JCS Educator, Mrs. Doris Brown
Rising 9th Grade Dragon Day
Congratulations to the JHS 3D Award Winners for January 2021!
Jefferson Academy and Jefferson Middle School students were named winners of the annual District Spelling Bee.
Congratulations to the JHS 3D Award Winners for December 2020!
FoodFinder is a mobile and web app that allows families to find food distribution sites (including food pantries, drive-through distributions, and school meal providers) based on location.
Please be mindful of the School Zone Automated Photo Speed Enforcement Program coming to our District. The enforcement will begin Wednesday, December 16, 2020. A warning period will be given until February 1, 2021.
Jefferson Academy students in Ms. Lori Gunter's and Ms. Jean Connor’s 4th grade classes were named winners of the 2020 Fire Safety Poster Contest sponsored by the Georgia Office of Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner.
Located outside the front of Jefferson High School is a newly placed memorial bench in honor of former staff member Elizabeth ‘Liz’ Leigh, who worked for Bryan High and Jefferson High for a combined 50 years.
The Jefferson City Board of Education recently held its annual fall board retreat at the Memorial Stadium Field House to review the school year leading up to 2021, plan ahead for growth, and train for school board improvements among stakeholders.
The Jefferson Board of Education was nominated for the 2020 Governance Team of the Year Award and named a winner of the 2020 Leading Edge Award by the Georgia School Boards Association.
Jefferson High School will be administering Georgia Milestones assessments beginning Friday, December 11, and ending on Wednesday, December 16.
Jefferson Middle School teacher, Tracy Pratt, was named a winner of the Jackson Electric Membership Corporation Bright Ideas Grant Program for an English Learners Lab at JMS.
Jefferson City Schools, Partners in Education, key community members, and parents worked together to thank staff for working hard to ensure safe and healthy in-person education.
Jefferson Middle School has announced Dragon Award of Excellence recipients for the first quarter.
Jefferson City Schools’ four-year graduation rate for 2020 is 99.3%, as announced by the Georgia Department of Education.
Jefferson High School Future Business Leaders of America students are selling Diamond-J blankets in time for the holiday season. All proceeds benefit FBLA.
Congratulations to the JHS 3D Award Winners for November 2020!
Jefferson Academy 5th grade Extended Learning Time classes will begin auctioning off handmade holiday creations Monday, November 16, at 4:00 pm. Proceeds will benefit The Tree House of Winder.
Penguin Patch® Holiday Shop is a fun way for students to shop for family members and experience the spirit of giving while learning to earn, budget, and save! The online shop will be open from 11/13 to 11/20 with more than. 100 gifts to choose from ranging from $0.52 to $12.00.
Congratulations to Abbey Howard, 12th grade, who was selected as the JHS Rotary Student of the Month for November.
Jefferson City Schools honored Veterans Day with virtual and socially distanced ceremonies.
Jefferson City Schools FFA is holding their annual chicken mull fundraiser. All proceeds benefit the Jefferson City FFA Chapter.
At the request of the officials association, the Varsity Dragons football team will play at Home Thursday, Nov. 5, at 7:00pm against Chestatee High School; the JV Dragons football team will play at Hart County Wednesday, Nov. 4, at 6:30pm.
Jefferson Middle School Principal Melanie Sigler and Assistant Principal Adria Whitworth were honored at the 2020 Georgia Association of Middle School Principals Awards for their outstanding leadership.
JHS graduate (2017), Will Kellum, competed for the National American Star Award in Agribusiness at the 93rd National FFA Convention and Expo Wednesday evening.
Jackson Electric Membership Corporation donated $5,000 to the Jefferson/Jackson County Robotics Program Monday.
The Lady Dragons Cross Country team won the Region 8 AAAA Championship at North Oconee Saturday.
Jefferson High School students Jack Alexander and Kailani Restrepo were crowned the Homecoming King and Queen at Friday night's varsity football game against Cedar Shoals.
Jackson Electric Membership Corporation was recognized as the 2020 Work Based Learning Business Partner of the Year at October's Board of Education meeting Wednesday.
Mrs. Suzanne Slaughter was awarded the Positive Partner Award from Northeast Georgia Regional Educational Service Agency at October's Board of Education meeting Wednesday.
Oct. 19 - Oct. 23 is recognized as National School Bus Appreciation Week.
The Jefferson Middle School Cross Country team earned the Grand Champions title at the Middle School State Championship meet on Saturday.
The Dragon Regiment Marching Band was named the winners of the 2020 Lake Hartwell Marching Festival Silver Division for class 1A on Saturday.
The Jefferson City Schools band program is hosting a 5k in Jefferson on Oct. 31st. Walkers and runners are welcome to join. This is a no scares, family fun, trail event! We hope to see you there!
Jefferson High School outperformed the national and state public school average on the SAT and ranked top five in the state for 2020.
Jackson County Family Connection will begin accepting applications for holiday assistance near the end of October through mid November.
Congratulations to Jefferson High School's October 3-D Award Winners for 2020!
Students in Ms. Gunter's 4th grade class were named winners of the 2020 Georgia Department of Insurance Fire Safety Poster Contest.
Mark your calendars for Nov. 7th and spend a morning outside with us for the 3rd annual fall waterway cleanup! Registration is mandatory due to COVID-19.
JCS School Nutrition encourages all families to fill out a free and reduced meals application. Applications help support the entire school system.
Jefferson High School offers several opportunities to students that help pave the way for college and career entry, including Pathways, Dual Enrollment, and Work-Based Learning.
JMS will hold the 2020 Goats n Ghosts Dairy Goat Show on Oct. 30-31. See the attached flyer and link for details.
Jefferson Academy purchased the Ambient Weather Station, a new learning tool for students that stores weather data and trends.
Jefferson High School student and cheerleader, Brynn Sims, was named an All State Cheerleader for 2020-2021.
Jefferson High School Work-Based Learning named Alex Farmer and Jackson EMC as the 2019-2020 Northeast Region Work-Based Learning Student and Business Partner of the Year.
The Jefferson City School District ranked among the top school systems in the state of Georgia, according to BackgroundCheck.org, a free resource and database for public records.
Congratulations to Jefferson High School's September 3-D Award Winners for 2020!
Jefferson City Schools will offer meals to students at no cost until December 31, 2020, or until USDA funding runs out - whichever comes first.
Jefferson High School's ROTC program held their annual 9/11 Remembrance ceremony to honor those lives taken on September 11, 2001.
Congratulations to Jefferson High School's August 3-D Award Winners for 2020!
Jefferson City Schools BioSTEAM Coordinator Liz French visited JES to teach students about wildlife identification, water usage, and environmental awareness.
Jefferson Elementary School and Jefferson Academy were recognized as Title I Distinguished Schools by the Georgia Department of Education for 2020.
Kaleigh Payne was recognized by First Lady Melania Trump for her participation in a project honoring the centennial anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment.
Jefferson Academy donated Clorox wipes to Amazon following the COVID-19 pandemic. Amazon has generously returned the donation to JA with triple the amount of wipes.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Coach Veldhuis has implemented creative ways to get his students exercising while maintaining proper health and safety precautions.
Former Jefferson City Schools Superintendent, Dr. John Jackson, was recognized and celebrated for his 27 years of leadership at the District Thursday evening at the Jefferson High School Arena.
Congratulations to Brady Copponex for being named a state-level winner in the 2019-2020 Young Georgia Authors Writing Competition.
Please be aware tuition payments are due this Friday, July 24, 2020.
Attached are the JCS Response Protocols for COVID-19, which outline the procedures for communicating how suspected and positive COVID-19 cases will be handled in the school setting. Additionally, the document outlines specific procedures for returning to school or work after a quarantine.
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.
Georgia Public Broadcasting and Georgia Department of Education just launched “Getting Ready” guides for grades K-3 as part of their Georgia Home Classroom initiative. The skills were identified by GaDOE Curriculum & Instruction staff.
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.
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.
"The Jefferson City School System has a long and distinguished tradition dating back for more than 200 years. We are delighted that you have chosen to visit our website for information regarding the district."
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.
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.
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.
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.
Jefferson High School will live-stream Honors Night on Monday, May 11th, at 7:00 PM. Click the article for a link to the streaming of this event.
A letter from Jefferson High School Principal, Brian Moore.
Helpful information regarding distance and digital learning for the remainder of the 2019 - 2020 school year.
Beginning April 20, 2020, the Grab & Go Meal Program will operate under a modified schedule until May 21, 2020.
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.
School operations during Spring Break and following Spring Break.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Jefferson City School District recognizes hardships and circumstances related to COVID-19 that families may experience in the near future.
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...
Jefferson City Schools' Digital Learning Specialist Kris Plummer, provides parents and students with additional digital learning information during campus closures related to COVID-19.
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.
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).
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.
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.
The Georgia Department of Public Health will require all students entering or transferring into 11th grade for the 2020-2021 school year to provide proof of a meningococcal booster shot (MCV4), unless their first dose was received on or after their 16th birthday.
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.
The Georgia Department of Public Health has issued a public statement regarding the coronavirus outbreak.