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  • JCHS Graduation July 31st

    A MESSAGE FROM PRINCIPAL BOB JAMES RE: GRADUATION

    Senior Families,

    I hope this letter finds you well! Thank you so much for your patience and support during this incredibly challenging and unique year.

    I am excited to announce July 31st as our official graduation commencement date! We will be holding our ceremony in Adkin’s Stadium at 7 pm on that Friday; as you preferred, we will be holding one ceremony for all of our graduating Seniors! Saturday, August 1st will remain our inclement weather make-up date for our Friday commencement.

    While current social distancing guidelines allow us to proceed, we will be taking extra precautions in planning and executing the event.

    For instance:

    • We will provide extra seating to allow for social distancing;
    • We will provide a live stream of the ceremony for those unable to attend or those that are unable to endure the heat associated with our July date (we will have a live stream available within the main building)
    • We will limit the amount of movement and contact during the ceremony (contact while awarding the diplomas will be minimized as well as recognizing our award winners in place (in seat));
    • We have also planned to maximize the efficiency of the ceremony reducing the total time spent gathering;
    • We will also distribute diplomas from the high school’s main office the week following; eliminating the need to gather further after the ceremony.

    We have continued to plan for several events including: NHS induction, Awards night,Special Services Graduation, and Baccalaureate.  The following dates will apply for each corresponding event:  Baccalaureate (July 26th); NHS Induction Ceremony (July 28th) ; Awards Ceremony (July 29th); Special Services Graduation (July 30th). Each event preceding graduation will be held at the JCHS campus in our main gym at 7pm (Baccalaureate will be held at 12 pm).  Our hope and intent is to have adapted ceremonies for each; more details will be available as we draw nearer the dates.

    We are looking forward to celebrating with you and share in your disappointment regarding the delay. Now, more than ever, it is important to celebrate, fellowship, and strengthen as a community; we recognize each event’s role in doing so and cannot wait to gather with you again!      

    In the meantime, we wish your family the very best; take care and we hope to see you soon. GO JAYS!

    Bob James

    Principal, JCHS 

     
    Attention JCHS Students: Yearbooks have arrived! 
     
    To pick up your book, please come to Jefferson City High School and enter the main entrance off of Jayette Drive. 
     
    Wednesday 6/24: 10 am - 1 pm 
    Thursday 6/25: 10 am - 1 pm 
    Friday 6/26: 10 am - 1 p
     
    Books will be distributed in the new commons near the Jay tower. Please wear a mask, if possible, and expect to social distance (6 ft apart) while waiting in line. 
     
    Note: if you are not feeling well, please do NOT come to the building. Know that we can arrange a pick-up time at a later date. We would like everyone to stay healthy! 
     
    If you'd like to purchase a book, we do still have some available while supplies last. Bring $60 cash or a check made out to JCHS (put "2020 yearbook" in the memo line). 
     
    If these dates/times do not work, there will be alternative dates based off of need. 

     

    Summer School 2020

    HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS

    • LAUNCHStudents entering grades 9-12 at the start of the 2020-2021 school year can select up to two 0.5 credit courses from seven course options.

    • Edgenuity (E2020)Students entering grades 10-12 at the start of the 2020-2021 school who are looking to make up credit or finish an active E2020 course will have the opportunity to continue doing so through summer school. You will not enroll through Launch for these courses, instead, please contact your high school counselor.

    Click Here for Summer School Launch Registration

    Incoming Grades 10 - 12:  Email your counselor to enroll in credit recovery e2020 courses: 

    Last Name A - Cl: teshura.rogers@jcschools.us 

    Last Name Co - Gl: lauren.winemiller@jcschools.us

    Last Name Go - J: kurt.hafley@jcschools.us 

    Last Name K - N: diane.clayton@jcschools.us 

    Last Name O - Sp: jamie.kennedy@jcschools.us

    Last name St - Z:  brandy.martin@jcschools.us 

     


    Click Here to Read the 

    JCHS Newsletter (edited 4.27.2020)

    JCHS Graduates 2020 Newsletter


    Updated Yearbook Info:

    Attention Seniors and Parents of Seniors: 
    Amidst the many disappointments this spring, there is a bit of good news -- we will still have a yearbook! 
    About HALF of the senior class still has NOT purchased a yearbook, and there are only about 125 left available for purchase. 
    If you want to ensure you get a yearbook, you must order by the end of May. Go to: www.yearbookordercenter.com. Search for JCHS or enter school code 3065. You can use a credit or debit card to purchase for $60 
     
    Books will likely arrive in early June. When we have determined an exact distribution method and date, we will share that information with everyone via email and Google Classroom. 
    If you're not sure if you bought a book, students should check the Senior Class Google Classroom page, where we will post a list of who has purchased already.

     

     


    Registration for NEW students who will be transitioning to JC Schools for the 20-21 school year is available now.  This includes non-public 8th graders joining JCHS/CCHS for 9th grade... plus students transitioning into JC Schools in all other grades.  If you are a NEW student, please go to the quick link entitled "New to the District" on the district website as this link will take you to the Welcome Center's webpage.  All of the information you need for enrollment is included there.


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    The Missouri Model Parent and Caregiver Resource Guide

    This resource guide is for you: the parents and caregivers of children navigating the impacts of toxic stress and trauma. There are great tools and resources that already exist about how to support young people, so this will include helpful links to external resources, as well as key points that are essential for all parents and caregivers to know.

     
    WAYS TO STAY CONNECTED:
     
    Parents and Students are encouraged to check out the following sources for staying up-to-date throughout the school year.
     
    TWITTER:
    @JCHS_Principal
    @Library_JCHS
    @JeffCityStuco
    @JaysCounseling
     
    GOOGLE CLASSROOMS: Each grade has a specific google classroom to join.  
    Students: ask your JAYTIME teacher or your counselor for the code for your grade's classroom code.  
    Parents: make sure your student joins their classroom!  It will have grade-specific information (important dates, things they should be doing, things they won't want to miss out on, etc). 
     
    FACEBOOK:  Jefferson City School District

    WEBSITEhttps://www.jcschools.us/domain/1741
    Visit the Guidance and Counseling website for information regarding your student.
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