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Dear Parents, Community Members, and Stakeholders,

As much as we were excited about opening our school on August 1st, the weather has not been cooperating!!  The recent heavy and frequent rain has forced us to postpone the start date of school as it is preventing paving and other work that is integral to our parking and site!

The new school start date will be Wednesday, August 15th for all students.  We will have Open House on Tuesday, August 14th for parents and all other stakeholders from 1:00-4:00.  We are so proud of how beautiful the school is, and can’t wait to show it off.

Thank you for your patience and understanding as we are finishing up this project.  Our students deserve this new space and our community does as well!

Sincerely,

 

Tara Cooper, Superintendent



WELCOME BACK TO SCHOOL

Please make note of the following for our 2018-2019 school year.

·      Subscribe for updates and important information via text message. Text the message @jces1819 to the number 81010

·      Our first day of school is scheduled for August 15st.

·      Open house is scheduled for August 14st from 1:00-4:00.   

·       JCES students are not required to wear school uniforms. Please reference the JCES Student Dress Code.

·       Student drop off begins at 7:30. Students may not be dropped off before 7:30. School doors do not open until 7:30.

·       Parents are welcome to walk their child(ren) to class in the mornings between 7:40-8:00. All parents must be off the halls by 8:00.

·      The breakfast line closes at 7:50.

·       Students are TARDY if not seated in homeroom at 8:00.

·       Students will not be called for early dismissal after 2:15. You must be physically present in the JCES office before 2:15 if you wish to sign your child out of school early.

·       Bus notes and early dismissal notes should be sent in the mornings with students. Bus notes will not be accepted without address and contact phone number. NO transportation changes will be accepted by phone, fax, or email.

·       JCES will dismiss at 3:00. The Pick-up Line will open for staging at 2:40. Parents should not be lined-up in the pick-up line before 2:40 due to fire and emergency regulations. We will NOT have a walkup line for dismissal during the first several months of school.

·       Pick-up and drop-off procedures will be distributed during open house. We will be issuing NEW car tags this year. Students will be reassigned existing numbers. Parents MUST complete a new pick-up information sheet and bring any old car tags for stamping during open house. This applies only to students who are picked up on a regular basis. Please stop by the gym to complete a new information sheet and receive your new car tag.

·       Parent/Teacher conferences may be scheduled during teacher planning times. Teachers are not available for conferences during instructional time.







STUDENT DRESS CODE

 

Students are expected to dress and groom themselves in a neat, clean, and tasteful manner.  All students shall maintain their appearance so as not to unreasonably distract, disrupt or interfere with the instructional process or the orderly operation of the school.  Children should come to school in clothing that is comfortable and suitable for all school activities.  In the selection of clothes, parents are urged to use good judgment and select clothes that are appropriate for school.

·        Jenkins County Elementary School students are not required to wear school uniforms. Parents may choose uniform dress as an option for their child.

 

The following are acceptable and expected:

·         Appropriate shoes must be worn at all times; Tennis shoes should be worn when participating in the school’s physical education (PE) program.

·         Shoelaces should be tied at all times.

·         Tights and leggings may only be worn in grades Kindergarten through Second Grade and only when worn under skirts or dresses at the appropriate length (shorts, skirts, and dresses may be no more than 3 inches above the top of the knee when standing).

·         All pants, jeans, shorts, etc. must be fastened at the waist at all times and are to be worn at the appropriate waist level. 

 

The following are NOT acceptable: 

·         No clothing with holes, rips, or tears may be worn.

·         Clothing or accessories advertising alcoholic beverages, drugs, tobacco, or weapons;

·         Clothing, hats, hairstyles or accessories containing inappropriate language, messages or designs;

·         Sun dresses, tank tops, tube tops, halter tops, see-through shirts, fishnet or mesh material shirts, crop-tops, and blouses with open backs;

·         Shirts, tops, blouses, or sweaters which show cleavage;

·         Bare midriffs – all shirts, blouses, etc. must cover the top of pants, slacks, shorts, etc., whether standing or sitting;

·         Pants, shorts, skirts, etc. with writing on the buttock area, as well as lace-up legs;

·         Any clothing item that is too tight or loose;

·         Any clothing item that is too short (shorts, skirts, and dresses may be no more than 3 inches above the top of the knee when standing);

·         Any clothing item that shows a student’s undergarments;

·         Baggy or sagging pants;

·         Heeled and/or high platform shoes (unsafe and inappropriate on normal school days or events);

·         Combs, picks, hairnets, scarves, bandanas, headbands, hair rollers, etc.;

·         Bandanas (colored or white) at any time or on any part of the body;

·         Hats, caps, stocking caps, dew rags, etc., except on special designated “Hat Days”;

·         Extreme colored or dyed hair that causes a disruption to the instructional process in the classroom.

 

The school administration reserves the right to delete or add to the specific guidelines concerning the Student Dress Code as the need arises to address the ever-changing issues related to changing fashions.

Should a question arise concerning the appropriateness of a student’s dress, the school administration reserves the right to determine what they deem as appropriate and what is NOT in regards to the disruptive nature of the clothing, dress, adornment, etc. to the educational process.

School Board Policy (JCDB) states that a student shall not dress, groom, or wear emblems, insignias, badges, or other symbols where the effect thereof is to distract unreasonably the attention of other students or otherwise to cause disruption or interference with the operation of the school.  These regulations are effective from the time of arrival at school until departure from the school campus.  Students violating the student dress code will be removed from the classroom, parent(s) will be notified, and the student will not be allowed to attend class until the problem is corrected.