Return to Headlines

COVID-19 Updates

Website Banner for COVID19  

JC Schools would like to thank its families and staff for taking the time to respond to our Back to School survey. The survey results will help to inform our decisions as we continue working on re-entry plans for this fall, along with guidance from federal, state, and local health experts and public officials. 

As we have since the COVID-19 pandemic began, we are continually monitoring this changing situation to put in place what we believe is the best re-entry plan for our students, families, and staff. We appreciate your patience and understanding while we build a re-entry plan for JC Schools during this challenging time. 

Our goal for publicly releasing a re-entry plan is Wednesday, July 15. At that time, we will communicate the re-entry plan with families and publish the plan on this webpage.

The circumstances surrounding the future of the COVID-19 situation change frequently, and often quickly, but we are hopeful that our re-entry plan and accompanying options will allow some flexibility to allow families to make the best decisions for themselves. As a reminder, there are no plans at this time to alter the start date (August 24) of the 2020-2021 school year (view calendar here). 

In total, 3,534 parents completed the survey representing 4,915 students. Both results give us a clearer picture of how families and staff are feeling in regards to health and safety while we prepare our re-entry plan. 

We remain in touch with the local health department and the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education for their guidance as well as consulting available state and federal public health guidelines. 

JC Schools will continue working diligently to outline measures that will allow us to return to school while keeping our staff and students safe, as we understand the desire to get back to school and return to in-seat education if at all possible. 

We also understand that every family’s circumstances are different, and so our work includes looking for ways to provide alternative options that meet a wide variety of family needs. We have a responsibility to protect the health and safety of every staff member, student, and family in our district.

These are trying times, and we sincerely appreciate your continued patience with us as we work to finalize plans for the fall!

 

LINK TO FAMILY BACK TO SCHOOL SURVEY RESULTS

 

LINK TO STAFF BACK TO SCHOOL SURVEY RESULTS

 

Resources for Families & Students

TIPS & TRICKS FOR USING YOUR CHROMEBOOK AT HOME (troubleshooting Chromebook issues)

WIFI AT JC SCHOOL BUILDINGS: WHERE TO ACCESS

STUDENT & STAFF COVID-19 DEVICE SUPPORT FORM (fill out and Technology Dept will respond)

GRAB 'N GO MEAL SCHEDULE & LOCATIONS

MISSION NUTRITION: MEAL DELIVERY BUS STOPS

PARENT INFORMATION FOR iREADY INSTRUCTION

DESE SUPPORTS FOR REMOTE TEACHING & LEARNING

 

Community Resources

UNITED WAY (donate to response fund, view volunteer projects, view other community resources)

BOYS & GIRLS CLUB (free carryout dinners 3/18-4/3)

COLE COUNTY MOBILE PANTRY

 

Resources for JC Schools Staff

SPRING BREAK TRAVEL LOG (your submission can be amended if plans change)

STAFF EXPECTATIONS FOR 3/30-5/28

STAFF & STUDENT COVID-19 DEVICE SUPPORT FORM (fill out and Technology Dept will respond)

COVID-19 INFORMATION FROM UMR (employee health insurance)

VIDEO SERIES: HOW TO USE GOOGLE HANGOUTS MEET

 

COVID-19 Informational Resources from Health Experts

CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL & PREVENTION (CDC)

MO DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH (MO-DHSS)

MO DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION (DESE)

COLE COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT

 

JC Schools Messages to Staff & Families

MESSAGE TO FAMILIES RE: VIRTUAL SUMMER SCHOOL (sent MON 4/27)

MESSAGE TO STAFF & FAMILIES RE: CLOSURE THROUGH 2020 SCHOOL YEAR (sent THURS 4/9)

MESSAGE #7 TO FAMILIES RE: COVID-19 ACADEMICS (sent WED 4/8)

MESSAGE #6 TO FAMILIES RE: COVID-19 CLOSURE EXTENSION (sent WED 4/1)

MESSAGE TO STAFF RE: COLE COUNTY STAY AT HOME ORDER (sent SAT 3/28)

MESSAGE #5 TO FAMILIES RE: COVID-19 CLOSURE EXTENSION (sent THURS 3/26)

MESSAGE TO STAFF RE: EXPECTATIONS FOR 3/30-4/3 (sent WED 3/18)

MESSAGE #4 TO FAMILIES RE: COVID-19 SCHOOL CLOSURE (sent MON 3/16)

MESSAGE TO STAFF RE: SPRING BREAK TRAVEL (sent MON 3/16)

MESSAGE #3 TO FAMILIES & STAFF RE: COVID-19 (sent THURS 3/12)

MESSAGE #2 TO FAMILIES & STAFF RE: COVID-19 (sent MON 3/9)

MESSAGE #1 to FAMILIES & STAFF RE: COVID-19 (sent MON 3/2)