Mrs. Krieg's BSU 103 and Mrs. Poole's CNA classes are working with "Real-Time" virtual students to allow them to experience dual credit courses at home as part of our Jay Virtual School. We appreciate our staff's willingness to put in the extra work to learn this new style of teaching. We also appreciate our students' desire to push themselves academically and their patience as we all learn together. #WeAreJC #LearningTogether
REMINDER for yearbook pictures: Underclass student picture day (grades 7-11) is this Friday, September 25th. Picture packets will be available tomorrow to students in their first period class. A printable version of the packet can be found at https://drive.google.com/file/d/1x3XYc4Ui0CZhWyMT-rS-bsZobNCqbTgW/view?usp=sharing. You may also order online at www.crabtreephotos.com Jay Virtual School students (grades 7-11) are scheduled to get their pictures taken between 12:00-12:45. You will enter the Auxiliary Gym at Door 14i. You must wear a mask when inside the building. SENIORS will have a day devoted to Senior pictures on October 22nd. We are asking that seniors dress up as this picture is the one that will appear in the yearbook. October 22nd will also be picture retake day for underclassmen as well as a second chance for virtual students to get their yearbook pictures taken.
September 23, 2020 Parents of Jay County Jr-Sr High Students Just a reminder that all students are required to be up to date on their immunizations by October 7, 2020, to avoid exclusion from school. Letters have been mailed notifying you if your student needs immunizations. Included in that mailing are consent forms to participate in the Health Hero of Indiana shot clinic that will be held during the school day on Tuesday, Sept 29. Also available on that day will be Flu Shots. If you wish to participate, simply complete the form and return it to the school nurse ASAP. Otherwise, you will need to contact your physician or the local health department for an appointment to obtain the needed immunizations. Both forms can be found attached at the link below. If you have any questions, please contact Nancy Snyder - JJSH Nurse https://drive.google.com/file/d/1QpnAfeSV5qxw4XUhqqRBqK7v_jkQ398j/view?usp=sharing
The Jay School Corporation will be testing our new mass notification phone and texting system this coming Friday, September 25, 2020. This system will send important school information via text or automated phone calls. In order to receive these school text messages or phone calls you must have a valid phone number in Skyward. The texts and phone calls will be sent to "Guardian 1" and "Guardian 2" (if applicable) as was entered by parents during the registration process. If you need to update your information in Skyward, go to the following link: https://www.jayschoolcorp.org/skyward Parents who need help with their Skyward username or password should complete this form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScrMg-7b-xwlcx8RB5JtahlA7fdZmOYl9ZdG2zdnTGxjLA6CA/viewform?usp=sf_link The incoming phone number should show up in your caller ID as 260-726-9341 and the text will say "From Jay School Corp".
Information Release: UPDATED PHONE CONTACT INFORMATION: 260-726-9306 Jr-Sr High Main Office Messages for staff/students and other miscellaneous questions (Mrs. Willoughby) Information on book fees and other financial questions (Mrs. Gray) To contact the registrar and guidance office, including guidance counselors (Mrs. Lauber) Principal's Secretary (Mrs. Hoffman) Assistant Principal in charge of testing and curriculum (Mr. Crull) Principal (Mr. Dodd) 260-726-9896 Jr-Sr High Athletic Office Athletic Secretary for grades 7-12 (Mrs. Pryor) Athletic Director for grades 7-12 (Mr. Boozier) 260-726-6600 Sr High Attendance/Dean's Office Absences for grades 9-12 (Mrs. Chowning) Assistant Principal for grades 9-12 (Mr. Myers) 260-726-9308 Jr High-- Direct Line Absences for grades 7 & 8 (Mrs. Nichols) Assistant Principal for grades 7 & 8 (Mrs. Yadon) Guidance Counselor for grades 7 & 8 (Mr. Ferguson) Other items related to grades 7 & 8 (Mrs. Nichols)
Seniors of 2021, check out the link bellow for an abundance of information about College Go Week! https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/e/2PACX-1vSYkJ3AO_FniPQ3o3xmcnR2YifrFM-q576feVRfnTfvPIitcn0E-CricPVhl-JiFPhxtIrGMYHlaGi9/pub?start=true&loop=false&delayms=60000
Guidance information for the class of 2020 can be found at the following link! https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1umrTiFLP87RujSw75QtQDBQR_P7wi9hMOSRMxrplZNY/edit?usp=sharing
Chartwells, our food service company, has informed us that the U.S. Department of Agriculture has approved our district to offer free breakfast and lunch to our students effective September 10, 2020. Our students will be offered FREE breakfast and lunch regardless of free, reduced or paid lunch status. Chartwells will be refunding all meal charges that may have happened from the first day of school until today (9/16/20) back to the student lunch account (except second meals and a la carte sales). Meals will be FREE until December 31st, 2020. This waiver will expire and on January 1st, 2021 meals will be charged based on status again. No forms or application is required for a student to receive FREE meals during this waiver period. We will continue to charge for second meals and a la carte items such as chips, drinks, cookies, etc. Make sure you are still filling out Free/Reduced applications due to textbook fee benefits. Any questions please feel free to email email@example.com or call (260) 726-9306 ext. 2262.
School Picture Information! Physical order forms will be available in the front office by the end of this week, too. **Crabtree Photography will be taking yearbook portraits on September 25th. BEFORE PHOTO DAY: Place your order securely online by following the steps below. Visit http://Crabtree-Photography.hhimagehost.com/JayCountyHSMSFallPortraits2020 Choose your package, and/or add-on items, add to your cart. Click on your cart, and complete the check-out process. During check-out, enter your students first, last name and grade. This is how we will match the photo to your order. You will receive an email confirmation within 24 hours of placing your order. If you do not, please call the Crabtree Photography office (765) 747-6971 to check the status of your order. There's no need to bring any paperwork with you on photo day! When you receive the email confirmation, we have received your order! Online ordering is OPEN NOW, and will be until 48 hours after photo day! After the 48 hours, your order may be subject to a $15 lab fee. Payment with cash, check or money order. Please have your order form filled out completely, with exact payment sealed in the envelope. The student will turn this in on photo day.
After consulting with the Jay County Health Department and the high school Student Council officers, the 2020 homecoming parade has been cancelled. We understand this is disappointing for all Jay County students, staff, and community members. However, in order to keep everyone safe, we feel this is the best decision. As of now, the homecoming game and other school events related to Homecoming 2020 will still occur, some with modifications. We hope to make the best of the situation and still make homecoming a fun and positive event for our students!
Virtual or withdrawn 7th, 8th or 9th Graders who ordered a year book from East Jay or West Jay last year, your yearbooks are now available in Front Office at Jay County Jr-Sr High School. Thank You! Please pick up.
We are off to a great start at the newly configured Jay County Jr-Sr High School!! Students are learning their new routines for the semester. The teachers and students are happily greeting one another as each new class period starts. It's a great day to be a Patriot!!
We are good to go after this 2 hour delay. Conditions are much improved. Welcome back!
A reminder to everyone that a 3 hour delay is an option we consider when poor weather conditions are present in our county. This option has been helpful in the past, particularly on days with morning fog. We chose not to use this option today in the hope that tomorrow will permit a full school day for students and staff to implement COVID-19 safety procedures and other changes at the schools to start a new school year. However, if we experience fog again tomorrow morning like we did today, we will go from a 2 hour delay to a 3 hour delay, if necessary, to allow conditions to improve and preserve the school day. We have new bus routes, new bus stops, and new traffic patterns at some of our schools. We want to avoid everyone having to adjust to this while contending with fog. When 3 hour delays occur, school ends one hour later than normal. Bus drivers begin their routes at 6:00 AM, so if we delay or cancel we make the decision by that time. Likewise, after a 2 hour delay, we make the decision to delay further or cancel by 8:00 AM. In a school district as large as ours, road or weather conditions in one part of the county may be different than in another part. As has been our past practice, we will support parents who feel conditions in their location are not safe to send their student(s) to school. Absences in these situations are excused as long as the parent communicates with the school. While not all risks in life can be eliminated, ultimately, the safety of our students and employees is the only thing on our minds as we make weather-related decisions.
In accordance with the JSC eLearning plan, there is no eLearning when school is cancelled on the first day of a grading period. We will review options that may avoid the need to add a day at the end of the school year. Details on this will be announced.
Jay Schools are cancelled due to fog, September 9, 2020.
Jay Schools are on a 2 hour delay, September 9, 2020, due to fog.
We are extending the hours of our Transportation Office to 9:00 PM this evening for anyone needing assistance with bus information. Please contact Director of Transportation, Melissa Stephen at 260-726-9605 until 6:00 PM then at 260-726-5272 between 6:00 PM and 9:00 PM this evening. 2020-2021 bus information is at the link below. https://drive.google.com/file/d/1OzQlMkTweZ4jrGyygxbZnIyX3xG3s490/view?usp=sharing
For parents who may have missed it earlier, 2020-2021 transportation information is at the link below. For anyone needing assistance, please contact Director of Transportation, Melissa Stephen at 260-726-5272 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org https://drive.google.com/file/d/1OzQlMkTweZ4jrGyygxbZnIyX3xG3s490/view?usp=sharing
Check out the link below regarding 7-12 Transportation (Bus) Information. Includes bus numbers, pick up and drop off times and route maps. Thanks. https://drive.google.com/file/d/1nbxGeZ_6pgkMyTKT3L0jBm1wAj4A-KsK/view?usp=sharing