Frequently Asked Questions

  • The Jefferson City Public Schools want patrons to get answers to their questions quickly and easily. We will continue to add to the FAQ page as other questions arise. Please contact the Communications Department with suggestions by calling (573) 659-3018 or emailing Ryan Burns.

    QUESTIONS
     

    1) Where may I find information about school calendars?
    2) My family is new to the district. How do I register my child?
    3) I want to know more about the A+ program for high school students.
    4) When is graduation at Jefferson City High School?
    5) Where can I find breakfast and lunch menus?
    6) I need information about which school my child will attend.
    7) Where can I find the District Report Card and other important data about the schools?
    8) Where can I find Board of Education policies and other Board Information?
    9) I have general questions about the Jefferson City Public Schools and would like to speak to someone. Please direct me.
    10) I would like contact information for all of the schools and their principals.
    11) I am interested in finance and budget information for the Jefferson City Public Schools.
    12) Where can I find the starting and dismissal times for all schools?
    13) Where may I find information about Early Childhood Education and the Parents as Teachers Program?
    14) I would like special updates of school issues and emergency information.
    15) Where can I find school-required immunization information?
    16) I would like to view the student handbook for my child's school. Where is it located?
    17) I am looking for maps of the district.
    18) I am interested in tracking my child's progress in school, does the district provide a "parent portal" to student grades, attendance, etc.?
    19) I would like weekly news and updates on the school district.

    ANSWERS
     

    1) Q: Where may I find information about school calendars?

    A: You will find most of the answers to your calendar questions by clicking on the calendar button at the top of this page. To view the entire school year calendar, go to our Calendars page here.  If you have a calendar question specific to your child's school or teacher, please visit the school's website (choose your school in the "Our Schoolsl" drop down menu at the top of this page. If you don't find the event or information you're looking for, please call your child's school or our Communications office at 659-3018.
     
     

    2) Q: My family is new to the district. How do I register my child?
    A: Our JC Schools Welcome Center is here to assist families new to our district. Give them a call at 573-659-3043.


    3) Q: I want to know more about the A+ Program for high school students.
    A: Visit the A+ Program page here.

     
     

    4) Q: When is graduation at Jefferson City High School?
    A: Information about JCHS events, including graduation, can be found at the JCHS Calendar. For more information, call 659-3059.

     
     

    5) Q: Where can I find breakfast and lunch menus?
    A: Breakfast and lunch menus can be found by selecting the Menu button at the top of this page - or following this link. 

     
     

    6) Q: I need information about which school my child will attend.
    A: You can use our Address Look-Up Tool here to enter your home address and see what elementary, middle and high school your student(s) will attend. 

     
     

    7) Q: Where can I find the District Report Card and other important data about the schools?
    A: You can find our district's Data Dashboard, as well as data reported to the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education here.

     
      

    8) Q: Where can I find Board of Education policies and other Board Information?
    A: Please visit the Board of Education link. Should you need additional information about the Board or Board policies, call the Secretary of the Board at 573-659-3012.

     
     

    9) Q: I have general questions about the Jefferson City Public Schools and would like to speak to someone. Please direct me.
    A: Please call the Communications Department at 573-659-3018. 

     
     

    10) Q: I would like contact information for all of the schools and their principals.
    A: You will find contact information for all schools and principals here in our Contact Us section. 

     
     

    11) Q: I am interested in finance and budget information for the Jefferson City Public Schools.
    A: You will find District Budget Information here. If you have further questions, please call the Business Office at 573-659-3023.

     
     

    12) Q: Where can I find the starting and dismissal times for all schools?
    A: Visit our school start and end times page here. 

     
     

    13) Q: Where may I find information about Early Childhood Education and the Parents as Teachers Program?
    A: Please visit the Early Childhood page or the Parents as Teachers link.

     
     

    14) Q: I would like special updates of school issues and emergency information.
    A: Please sign up for the district's weekly newsletter, the JC Schools Communicator.

    The Jefferson City Public Schools provides phone, text and email alerts to all families and staff through our mass notification system. Here's more info about that notification system. If you are a parent and you believe you did not receive an alert from either your child's school or the district, please contact your child's school and double-check to make sure your phone number is correctly entered into the district database.

     
     

    15) Q: Where can I find school-required immunization information?
    A: Please visit the Immunizations page within our Health Services information. Please call our Coordinator of Health Services with any questions (contact info here). You may also contact the Special Services Department at 573-659-3016 for more information.

     
     

    16) Q: I would like to view the student handbook for my child's school. Where is it located?
    A: Most school's have their handbook in the "About Us" drop down menu at the top of their building homepage. You can access school websites by choosing a building in the "Our Schools" drop down menu at the top of this page.

     
     

    17) Q: I am looking for maps of the district.
    A: You'll find maps of the entire district here.

     
     

    18) Q: I am interested in tracking my child's progress in school, does the district provide a "parent portal" to student grades, attendance, etc.?
    A: The district uses Infinite Campus as the parent portal to their child's grade, attendance and related data. Parents can sign up for Infinite Campus here.

     
     

    19) Q: I would like weekly news and updates the school district.
    A: Sign up here for the district's e-newsletter, the JC Schools Communicator.