District News

JHS helps students plan for college, career In Pursuit of Passion: Preparing for College and Career Entry

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.

2020 JMS Goats n Ghosts Dairy Goat Show 2020 Goats n Ghosts Dairy Goat Show

JMS will hold the 2020 Goats n Ghosts Dairy Goat Show on Oct. 30-31. See the attached flyer and link for details.  

VIDEO: JA uses weather station for hands-on learning Ambient Weather Station - Student Project

Jefferson Academy purchased the Ambient Weather Station, a new learning tool for students that stores weather data and trends.

JHS senior named All State Cheerleader Brynn Sims - All State Cheerleader 2020-2021

Jefferson High School student and cheerleader, Brynn Sims, was named an All State Cheerleader for 2020-2021.

JHS announces Northeast Region Work-Based Learning Student, Business Partner of the Year 2019-2020 WBL Northeast Region Student and Business Partner of the Year

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. 

Jefferson City Schools ranks among top schools in Georgia BackgroundCheck.org Badge

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. 

JHS September 2020 3-D Award Winners September 2020 3D Award Winners

Congratulations to Jefferson High School's September 3-D Award Winners for 2020! 

Letter to Parents: School Nutrition update

Jefferson City Schools will offer meals to students at no cost until December 31, 2020, or until USDA funding runs out - whichever comes first.

VIDEO: JHS ROTC holds annual 9/11 Remembrance ceremony 2020 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony

Jefferson High School's ROTC program held their annual 9/11 Remembrance ceremony to honor those lives taken on September 11, 2001.

JHS August 2020 3-D Award Winners August 2020 3-D Award Winners

Congratulations to Jefferson High School's August 3-D Award Winners for 2020! 

VIDEO: JES students participate in BioSTEAM learning Mrs. Liz French visits JES to teach students about environmental science

Jefferson City Schools BioSTEAM Coordinator Liz French visited JES to teach students about wildlife identification, water usage, and environmental awareness.

JES and JA receive 2020 Title I Distinguished School Award JES & JA Title I Distinguished Award 2020

Jefferson Elementary School and Jefferson Academy were recognized as Title I Distinguished Schools by the Georgia Department of Education for 2020.

Jefferson Academy student receives letter from Melania Trump Kaleigh Payne

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. 

Amazon donates germicidal wipes to Jefferson Academy Pictured is Senior Human Resources Business Partner Yolanda Muir at Amazon Site MGE5 in Jefferson donating Clorox Bleach Germicidal Wipes to Jefferson Academy

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.

Jefferson Academy gets creative in P.E. amidst COVID-19 Just Dance keeps students active during P.E.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Coach Veldhuis has implemented creative ways to get his students exercising while maintaining proper health and safety precautions.

Jefferson City School celebrates retirement of Dr. John Jackson Dr. John Jackson pictured with the JCS Board of Education

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.

Jefferson Academy student earns first place in writing competition Brady Copponex

Congratulations to Brady Copponex for being named a state-level winner in the 2019-2020 Young Georgia Authors Writing Competition.

Tuition due July 24, 2020 Tuition Date

Please be aware tuition payments are due this Friday, July 24, 2020.

IMPORTANT - Reopening Schools 7/17/20

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. 

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.

Parent/Student Resources: Getting Ready Guides Georgia Classroom

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 receives COVID-19 Relief Fund Grant for summer reading Book Deliveries

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.

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.

Letter from the Superintendent: Welcome to our website

"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."

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.

Letter to Parents: Dragon Parent Appreciation Day, important dates Final Week of School

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.

Jefferson City Schools named among 2020 Best Schools 2020 Niche Report

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.

School-issued devices and instructional materials return schedule School Materials Schedule 2020

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.

Honors Night 2020: Join remotely Honors Night 2020

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.

Letter from JHS: graduation update Letter from JHS: graduation 2020

A letter from Jefferson High School Principal, Brian Moore.

Jefferson City Schools accumulates most points in Director's Cup athletic award Jefferson Athletics
Jefferson City Schools finished first in the 2019-2020 GADA’s Battle for the Director’s Cup standings. The Director's Cup Award is an annual award typically given by the Georgia Athletic Director’s Association to recognize athletic departments in all GHSA classifications who have shown the most success in high school athletics – until this year.
Letter to Parents: Digital learning update

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

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.

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.

Letter to parents: School operations following Spring Break

School operations during Spring Break and following Spring Break.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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...

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.

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.

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).

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. 

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.

New meningococcal booster shot requirement

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.

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.

Letter to Parents: Coronavirus Update

The Georgia Department of Public Health has issued a public statement regarding the coronavirus outbreak.

Jefferson Academy earns award from Governor's Office of Student Achievement

Jefferson Academy was selected for a Silver Award for Greatest Gains from the Governor’s Office of Student Achievement (GOSA).