Aaron Bennett
Hello, We are closely analyzing our educational models to make sure our students are getting the best possible education we can provide. We value your input in making informed decisions. Please take time to fill out this form so we can have some feedback on how things are going. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdvU-dCOwxoulbJ5piz3n4Xa3H_xFhlM7L0ihu_GwLevSpYIQ/viewform
1 day ago, Aaron Bennett
Aaron Bennett
Happy Thanksgiving JES Families!!! JCSD ABC's of Thankfulness https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SoWlMFhHYuk&feature=youtu.be
7 days ago, Aaron Bennett
Aaron Bennett
JCSD Families, After receiving a COVID-19 update for the county, I would like to share the current situation with our families and stakeholders. Over the last three days, there have been 84 new cases confirmed, our PCR percent positivity stands at 26.4% and the incident rate is up to 591 per 100,000. These numbers place Juniata County among the highest in the state for COVID-19 transmission risk. In addition, the county has been in the “Substantial Level of Community Transmission” status for three weeks, and we are anticipating remaining in the substantial category next week as well. The information above and the rate of spread our county is currently experiencing is concerning and requires the school district to make adjustments to our previous return to in-person learning plans. Based on the above data and the most recent guidance from the Governor’s office and the Pennsylvania Department of Health (DOH), it is clear that we cannot open our schools for in-person instruction on December 1st. The guidance from the Governor and DOH indicate that we should remain in virtual learning until the transmission rate substantially slows and the county returns to a “Moderate Level of Community Transmission” for two weeks in a row. In order to achieve this goal, we are making the unfortunate decision to remain in virtual only learning until January 4th. We will continue to monitor the COVID-19 situation and reopen our schools for in-person learning as soon as it is safe to do so. Educationally Yours, Dr. Gary Dawson Superintendent Juniata County School District https://www.jcsdk12.org/o/jcsd/page/november-24-2020-covid-letter Meal pickup is between 2 and 2:45 today.
8 days ago, Aaron Bennett
Aaron Bennett
Elementary Students and Families: You are reminded that student’s attendance is required on our remote instruction days. Please fill out the attendance form daily in your homeroom Google Classroom (the form that you have been filling out each week on Fridays; the form that HRE students fill out daily). Although the work your child completed in the Spring was not graded, please remember that all assignments during our remote learning days ARE expected to be completed and will be graded. Please remember that if you aren’t able to log in and participate because of illness, send an excuse to the secretary, just as we do during normal attendance. Any manner of submission to us is fine - email, mail, in-person, etc.
9 days ago, Aaron Bennett
Aaron Bennett
November 19, 2020 Dear Parents and Guardians, We are here for you and your family. Juniata County School District and Metz Culinary Management will again offer the option to families for bagged breakfasts and lunches on Tuesday, November 24, 2020. If you had signed up for meals this past Tuesday you do not need to sign up again. If you need to opt-in for meals next week, email Chris Ammon at cammon@jcsdk12.org before 5pm Friday, November 20, 2020. You will have a breakfast and a lunch for each child for each day of school to be picked up on Tuesday between 2:15- 2:45 PM in the parent pick-up line at your school or in the parking lots at the following locations: former Lack Tuscarora Elementary, former Tuscarora Valley Elementary, former Thompsontown Delaware Elementary, former Fayette Elementary and the Susquehanna Township Building. If you are unable to pick up the meals at this time, you can call your child’s school and make arrangements with the Food Service Staff to schedule a time between the hours of 8:30 AM and 2:45 PM. Please email Chris Ammon at cammon@jcsdk12.org to let us know your interest in taking advantage of this option along with your child’s name. The sooner we are notified of your interest, the sooner we can get these meals out to your child(ren). Sincerely, Chris Ammon General Manager
13 days ago, Aaron Bennett
Aaron Bennett
November 17, 2020 Dear JCSD Families: With the Thanksgiving holiday upon us and the current ranking of being #1 in the state for our COVID positivity rate, we have made the unfortunate decision to remain remote until December 1, 2020. We currently have twenty-five staff members in quarantine or isolation and over one hundred and fifty students in quarantine. We will continue monitoring county case numbers as well as positive cases within our schools. We were able to safely provide nine weeks of onsite instruction and we are frustrated we can not remain open for onsite instruction. We will continue to provide updates and information regarding our return to school. Please check your building’s social media pages for additional information regarding picture retakes and other activities that will need to be rescheduled. REMINDER: If there is someone in your household that is being evaluated and tested for COVID-19 infection, please notify the school nurse immediately. If you need books and materials from your school, please pick them up during the hours of 8 to 4, today through Friday, November 20th. Contact your building principals if you have questions. JCSD Administration
15 days ago, Aaron Bennett
Aaron Bennett
November 12, 2020 Dear Parents and Guardians, We are here for you and your family. Juniata County School District and Metz Culinary Management would like to offer the option to families for bagged breakfasts and lunches for our students. If you opt- in for this below, we will have a breakfast and a lunch for your child /children for each day of school to be picked up on Tuesday between 2:15- 2:45 PM in the parent pick-up line at your school or in the parking lots at the following locations: former Lack Tuscarora Elementary, former Tuscarora Valley Elementary, former Thompsontown Delaware Elementary, former Fayette Elementary and former Susquehanna Elementary. If you are unable to pick up the meals at this time, you can call your child’s school and make arrangements with the Food Service Staff to schedule a time between the hours of 8:30 AM and 2:45 PM. Please email Chris Ammon at cammon@jcsdk12.org or call (717) 436-2111 EXT 5084 to let us know your interest in taking advantage of this option along with your child’s name. The sooner we are notified of your interest, the sooner we can get these meals out to your child(ren). Sincerely, Chris Ammon General Manager (717) 436-2111 ex 5084
20 days ago, Aaron Bennett
Aaron Bennett
Just a reminder to our families that there is no school for students on Monday, November 9. This is an Act 80 day. There is no school for students on Tuesday, November 10. This is parent teacher conferences. There is no school on Wednesday, November 11 for Veteran's Day. Thursday, November 12 and Friday, November 13 will both be remote learning days. We will return to 4-1 on Monday, November 16, 2020.
27 days ago, Aaron Bennett
Aaron Bennett
JCSD Families: We are making the announcement early for the week of November 9. Due to an increase in COVID positive cases in surrounding communities we will be fully remote for Thursday, November 12 and Friday, November 13. This will allow us to have ten days to help stop the spread of COVID-19. We hope this will also prevent our students and staff from possible quarantine and full remote instruction. The return to our scheduled 4-1 plan will be confirmed in an announcement November 12, 2020.
28 days ago, Aaron Bennett
Aaron Bennett
For the week of November 2, 2020, JCSD is pleased to announce that there will be no change to the instructional model, 4-1 plan. Students will attend school onsite Monday - Thursday with Friday scheduled as a remote learning day. HRE and JCVA students continue as planned. We are now requesting that if a member of your household is awaiting COVID test results, please have your student stay home and notify the school nurse.
about 1 month ago, Aaron Bennett
Aaron Bennett
Hello! Here is a link to the Parent and Family Digital Learning Guide developed by the USDOE Office of Educational Technology. More information can be found at: https://tech.ed.gov/publications/digital-learning-guide/parent-family/
about 1 month ago, Aaron Bennett
Aaron Bennett
For the week of October 26, 2020, JCSD is pleased to announce that there will be no change to the instructional model, 4-1 plan. Students will attend school onsite Monday - Thursday with Friday scheduled as a remote learning day. HRE and JCVA students continue as planned.
about 1 month ago, Aaron Bennett
Aaron Bennett
Friday, October 16, 2020 is a school day. For the week of October 19, 2020, JCSD is pleased to announce that there will be no change to the instructional model, 4-1 plan. Students will attend school onsite Monday - Thursday with Friday scheduled as a remote learning day. HRE and JCVA students continue as planned. Also, free meals have been extended through the end of the school year.
about 1 month ago, Aaron Bennett
Aaron Bennett
Juniata County SD: For the week of October 12, 2020, JCSD is pleased to announce that there will be no change to the instructional model, 4-1 plan. Students will attend school onsite Monday - Thursday with Friday scheduled as a remote learning day. HRE and JCVA students continue as planned.
about 1 month ago, Aaron Bennett
Aaron Bennett
JCSD Families: We are able to provide free breakfast and lunch for our hybrid and virtual students. Please find more information at the link below. http://jcsdpa.apptegy.us/o/jhs/page/virtual-student-meal-letter
about 1 month ago, Aaron Bennett
Aaron Bennett
For the week of October 5, 2020, JCSD is pleased to announce that there will be no change to the instructional model, 4-1 plan. Students will attend school onsite Monday - Thursday with Friday scheduled as a remote learning day. HRE and JCVA students continue as planned.
2 months ago, Aaron Bennett
Aaron Bennett
For the week of September 28, 2020, JCSD is pleased to announce that there will be no change to the instructional model, 4-1 plan. Students will attend school onsite Monday - Thursday with Friday scheduled as a remote learning day. HRE and JCVA students continue as planned. In order for us to provide consistent instruction for our students, beginning Monday, September 28, 2020, we are requesting students remain in an option, either onsite or Hybrid (HRE) for at least one week at a time.
2 months ago, Aaron Bennett
Aaron Bennett
For the week of September 21, 2020, JCSD is pleased to announce that there will be no change to the instructional model, 4-1 plan. Students will attend school onsite Monday - Thursday with Friday scheduled as a remote learning day. HRE and JCVA students continue as planned.
3 months ago, Aaron Bennett
Aaron Bennett
Please check the website and our social media outlets for current information regarding potential changes to school operations resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic, specifically under the COVID-19 Information Page. https://www.jcsdk12.org/o/jcsd/page/covid-19-information--182
3 months ago, Aaron Bennett
Aaron Bennett
Dear Parents, You are invited to join our Parent Advisory Council to help us review our Parent Involvement Plan, School Compact and discuss the needs of our Schoolwide Title I program. The meeting will be held as a virtual Zoom meeting on Friday, September 25th, 2020 at 2:00 p.m. An invitation link for the zoom meeting will be posted here next week. We hope you can join us as we continue to strive for literacy proficiency for all students here at JES! Thank you, Brittany Rex-JES Title I Reading Specialist & MTSS Coordinator
3 months ago, Aaron Bennett
Aaron Bennett
September 5, 2020 Dear JCSD Families: On Friday, September 4, 2020, the USDA announced an extension to the Seamless Summer Option until December 31, 2020, or until funding expires. We are able to provide a FREE BREAKFAST and a FREE LUNCH each day to all children 18 years and younger. Starting September 8, 2020, one free breakfast and one free lunch will be available for each child. Second meals will be charged to your child’s account at the full price. Any items purchased a la carte are NOT free and will continue to be charged as before. This includes items such as chips, drinks, granola bars and ice cream. Since this program is contingent on the availability of governmental funds, we will continue to process all Free and Reduced Lunch Applications. Please fill out your application as you have in the past. To ensure each child has meals for the Friday Remote Learning Day, JCSD will also be distributing a breakfast and a lunch for your child to pick up before leaving their school building on Thursday. Each building will share more information on when and how the students are to pick these meals up before leaving at the end of the day. If you would like to opt out of the free meal distribution for Friday only, please submit a letter to your child’s principal. If you have any further questions please feel free to contact Chris Ammon, Metz General Manager at cammon@jcsdk12.org or 717-436-2111 extension 5084. Sincerely, JCSD Administration and Metz Culinary
3 months ago, Aaron Bennett
Aaron Bennett
Please check out our app if you have not yet. It will help you stay on top of the latest information from the school district. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c0_Lmg1Zhxo&t=21s
3 months ago, Aaron Bennett
Aaron Bennett
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Metz Culinary employees are going above and beyond to make sure that your child's meals at their school are safe. The following link is a document describing all protocols we are taking to ensure your child is provided with the best meal options available. The link to this document is at https://5il.co/k7wg .
3 months ago, Aaron Bennett
Aaron Bennett
Parents and Students: Please review the information for Friday instruction here: https://www.jcsdk12.org/o/jcsd/page/friday-guidelines-for-students Additional details will be shared by your child's teacher.
3 months ago, Aaron Bennett
Aaron Bennett
Attention HRE (Hybrid-Option 2) Students and Parents - Please review information and guidelines here: https://www.jcsdk12.org/o/jcsd/page/hybrid-option-2-guide You will be able to pick up your iPad and materials on September 2 between 8am and 3pm at your school.
3 months ago, Aaron Bennett
Aaron Bennett
JES Homeroom Rosters are here. https://5il.co/jf3k
4 months ago, Aaron Bennett
Bob St. Clair
Below is the Health and Safety Plan for Reopening of JCSD Schools for the 2020-2021 School Year. More information will be forthcoming as we draw closer to the August start dates for teachers, staff, and students. The link to the plan is at https://5il.co/idux.
5 months ago, Bob St. Clair
Bob St. Clair
The July 16, 2020 meeting of the Juniata County School District Board of Directors will be held at the administrative office building, 146 Weatherby Way, Mifflintown, beginning at 8:00 p.m. Those attending are encouraged to wear a mask and maintain a safe social distance. Interested individuals may also access the meeting virtually: Join Zoom Meeting https://zoom.us/j/97693183313 Meeting ID: 976 9318 3313 One tap mobile +13126266799,,97693183313# US (Chicago) +16465588656,,97693183313# US (New York) Dial by your location +1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago) +1 646 558 8656 US (New York) +1 301 715 8592 US (Germantown) +1 346 248 7799 US (Houston) +1 669 900 9128 US (San Jose) +1 253 215 8782 US (Tacoma) Meeting ID: 976 9318 3313 Find your local number: https://zoom.us/u/acUY2NJtnQ Join by Skype for Business https://zoom.us/skype/97693183313 The July 16 meeting will include a presentation by Superintendent Gary Dawson on academic program options to be offered for the 2020-2021 school year. The Juniata County School District Health and Safety Plan - Phased Reopening Covid-19 Pandemic may be accessed as an attachment to the July 16, 2020 board meeting agenda. Individuals who wish to make public comment are asked to notify Board Secretary Polly Digon at pdigon@jcsdk12.org. Individuals may also submit public comments in writing rather than in person by sending them to the Board Secretary.
5 months ago, Bob St. Clair
JCSD
CENTRAL REGISTRATION: ALL new student registrations can be completed at our District Office located at 146 Weatherby Way, Mifflintown, PA 17059 with Mrs. Polly Digon.
10 months ago, JCSD