A reminder that there will be a two-hour early dismissal on for all Jefferson County School students on Friday, October 7. This change in schedule will accommodate an expansion of elementary school ELA and math programs. Thank you for your understanding as we work to support student success. For more information, please visit www.jcswv.org/expansion.
about 10 hours ago, Jefferson County Schools
This is a reminder that next Friday, October 7, there will be a two-hour early dismissal for all Jefferson County Schools students. This change in schedule will accommodate an expansion of elementary school ELA and math programs. Thank you for your understanding as we work to support student success. For more information, please visit www.jcswv.org/expansion
6 days ago, Jefferson County Schools
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After many years of rising scores on the WVGSA test, JCS saw a steep decline during the pandemic, from which we have not recovered. The latest scores show staggering deficits in ELA and math that keep hundreds of children below the mark for proficiency. To ensure that our students are ready for academics and life beyond the classroom, we are adjusting our elementary education program for 3-5 grade students. Please visit www.jcswv.org/expansion to learn more. There will be a district-wide TWO-HOUR EARLY DISMISSAL for all students on Friday, Oct. 7, 2022, to support teachers as they prepare to make these adjustments. Thank you for your trust and support.
9 days ago, Jefferson County Schools
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JCS is still hiring substitute teachers to fill short and long-term positions for this school year! Interested in substituting for JCS? Here's everything you need to know about the required training offered through our partnership with the Eastern Panhandle Instructional Cooperative (EPIC). EPIC offers the training you need to be eligible to apply for open positions. Visit www.epicresa8.org/subteachertraining to learn more, and follow our JCS Careers Facebook page at www.facebook.com/JoinJCS to learn about new positions as they become available!
9 days ago, Jefferson County Schools
EPIC Training
Picture Day is Coming... Tuesday, September 20th! All students will be photographed for school records and yearbook. Please dress appropriately. A proof will be sent home within one week of Picture Day.
18 days ago, Monica Addison
Picture Day is Coming
La Asociación Hispano/Latina del Condado de Jefferson le invita a conocer información importante relacionada el nuevo año escolar a conocer a nuevos contactos y amigos y a comer algo rico. Las primeras 25 familias recibirán una mochila con útiles escolares. El flyer tiene más información! The Hispanic/Latino Association of Jefferson County Schools invites you to learn important information regarding the new school year. Meet new contacts and friends and eat good food! The first 25 families will receive a bookbag filled with school supplies. See flyer for additional information!
30 days ago, Jefferson County Schools
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It is so exciting to have students back in our schools! Thank you for all you are doing to ensure a smooth start to the school year. Please remember that all JCS schools and offices will be closed on Monday, September 5, 2022, in observance of Labor Day. We look forward to welcoming students and staff back on Tuesday, Sept. 6. Have a great weekend.
about 1 month ago, Jefferson County Schools
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Hello JCS Families, We had a wonderful first week of school welcoming children back into the classroom. We are happy to share an update on WVEIS 2.0, the WVDE’s upgraded information system that impacts our communications and academic tools. Much progress has been made, and as of Sept. 6, we will have full use of our Canvas Platform. For more information about the update, please visit www.jcswv.org/canvas
about 1 month ago, Jefferson County Schools
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✨ We're so excited to open our doors for the start of another school year! A big shoutout to our teachers and staff for working hard to prepare for a great year. Be sure to check out all the fun first-day photos from throughout the district in our "Back to School: 2022-2023" photo album on the JCS Facebook page. Welcome back, JCS! 🎉
about 2 months ago, Jefferson County Schools
Welcome back, students!
Welcome back, Ranson Rockets! We hope you had a GREAT first day of school!!
about 2 months ago, Jefferson County Schools
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The start of a new school year means sharing the road. Please keep the following safety tips in mind when buses start rolling on Monday: ⚠️ Be alert and watch for children, especially near schools, bus stops, school buses, and school parking lots. ⚠️ Motorists are required to stop when approaching a school bus that is stopped with its red lights flashing and STOP arms extended. NEVER pass a bus from behind when it is stopped to board or offload children. ⚠️ Be especially careful when children are present in school zones and residential areas. ⚠️ Pay extra attention to lower speed limits in school zones. ⚠️ Watch for and obey signals from school crossing guards. ⚠️Only drive or park in authorized areas to drop off or pick up children at school. We can't wait to see you on Monday!
about 2 months ago, Jefferson County Schools
Bus Safety
Hello JCS Families, Our staff have been working all summer to prepare our schools to welcome students next week. As always, there are unexpected problems that arise. An updated version of the West Virginia Department of Education's information system (WVEIS) that all school systems are required to use for everything from class lists to schedules is being upgraded. Some of the systems we worked hard to put in place over the summer are not usable right now because that system is not functioning correctly. We have created a web page about possible changes during the transition. We have taken steps to minimize the disruption for you and for students while the WVDE completes this work. Thank you for your patience and understanding as we begin a new year together! https://www.jcswv.org/wveis
about 2 months ago, Jefferson County Schools
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As you wrap up your back-to-school shopping this weekend, consider including a few items for the JCS Stuff-a-Bus school supply drive! Join us August 21-27 at the Jefferson County Fair, where we'll be stuffing a bus with donations of backpacks, crayons, pens and pencils, lunch boxes, notebooks, and other necessary school supplies. Volunteers from the JCS Transportation Department will be on hand to collect donations all day Sunday, August 21, and every evening from 5-8 p.m. And while you're there, learn more about how you can become a bus operator for Jefferson County Schools. It's a great way to make your mark in our caring community of educators!
about 2 months ago, Jefferson County Schools
Stuff-a-Bus
RES teachers and staff connected with their students Monday during the second annual Ranson Book Blitz. The event enables staff to deliver school supplies and two or three new books to their students ahead of the 2022-2023 school year. It also allows students to meet their teachers in a familiar setting, making it an exciting and rewarding opportunity for staff, students, and families!
about 2 months ago, Jefferson County Schools
RES Book Blitz
Keep an eye out for staff from Ranson Elementary School on Monday, August 15! Your friends at RES will be out and about for the Neighborhood Book Blitz from 1:00 PM to 3:30 PM. Staff will visit students' homes and deliver books, school supplies, plus the students get to meet their teacher for the coming year.
about 2 months ago, Monica Addison
Keep an eye out for staff from Ranson Elementary School on Monday, August 15! Your friends at RES will be out and about for the Neighborhood Book Blitz from 1:00 PM 2o 3:30 PM. Staff will visit students' homes and deliver books, school supplies, plus the students get to meet their teacher for the coming year.
about 2 months ago, Jefferson County Schools
Students are back on August 22! We want to make sure everyone has what they need to start the year off right, starting with the trip to school. Visit our website at www.jcswv.org/myschoolbus to get information about your student's bus this year. Everyone at Jefferson County Schools is excited to start the year with you!
2 months ago, Jefferson County Schools
Find My Bus
Jefferson County Schools extends our appreciation to Mr. Justin P. Brown, Sr. for his service as an interim member of the Jefferson County Board of Education. Earlier this year, Mr. Brown applied and was selected in a competitive application process to serve Jefferson County students at a critical time. His dedication, thoughtful decision-making, and calm, steady leadership have been greatly appreciated in helping move our school system forward.
3 months ago, Jefferson County Schools
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Taming the Tiger will be held for students NEW to Harpers Ferry Middle on August 10th and 11th. Transportation is available. To register, please use the following link: https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=S7AZ4AwzekaLrgn7FzdNajsfnmOXhjNOl7P8TNCYadNUMVdQSUdLOFFFUFpFNUVJQVJXOVFDMThYVy4u
4 months ago, Monica Addison
Congratulations to the following Ranson Elementary students for being awarded the Mayor A. David Hamill Leadership Award on Saturday, June 4, 2022. Hannah Marcus (2020 Mayor A. David Hamill Leadership Award), Michael Zampino (2021 Mayor A. David Hamill Leadership Award), and Bailey Badger (2022 Mayor A. David Hamill Leadership Award). This award is given each year to a 5th grade student who thinks critically and creatively, takes risks willingly, communicates effectively and evokes hope.
4 months ago, Monica Addison
Hamill Leadership Award Winners