FREE FOOD We will again offer free meals on Tuesday, December 1, 2020. If you have not signed up for meals, please contact Chris Ammon, email@example.com, Metz Food Service Director.
JCSD families, After discussions with our athletic partners and consideration of the updated guidelines recently released from the Governor’s office and the Department of Health, the district has decided to delay the start of the winter athletic season until students are able to return to school. We will be closely watching our COVID data and will have students return to our schools and activities as soon as it is safe to do so. The scheduled date for return is currently January 4th with athletics and other activities starting on or about the same date. Please be advised, this date may change according to our COVID status. Thank You, JCSD Administration
DAY #6 -- Wednesday, November 25, 2020 -- NEWS and ANNOUNCEMENTS https://youtu.be/14QH2w4YrIo Also, to all of our students and their families, from our entire faculty and staff, happy Thanksgiving! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SoWlMFhHYuk&feature=youtu.be
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
Secondary Students and Families: You are required to sign in to Sapphire by 8:30 am for attendance (regular Hybrid students should continue to fill out the form), and you must attend class Zooms and submit course work every day. Students check your email and Google Classroom every day. Although the work you 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.
JCSD Families: We will have free meals available on Tuesday, November 24. All families are encouraged to sign up. Please visit the JCSD website for more information.
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
Nov. 16, 2020 -- 2:15 PM -- STUDENT REPORT CARDS HAVE BEEN POSTED ONTO THE STUDENT AND PARENT SAPPHIRE PORTALS!
Schedule for THIS WEEK. Mon, Wed, and Thurs. will follow your normal class schedule, but classes will all be held virtually. Tuesday and Friday will be days when students do not have to attend virtual classes, but will instead use this time to work on assignments. Teachers will be available to respond to emails and requests for teacher assistance from parents and students during the normal school hours (8 AM to 3:15 PM) on Tuesday and Friday. Attendance will be done by logging into Sapphire by 8:30 am each day. Hybrid students will continue to fill out the form by 8:30 am each day.
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 firstname.lastname@example.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
THANK YOU VETERANS!!
.....and keep all students in the household at home while awaiting test results.
We regretfully are announcing that for the week of November 16, 2020 we will be FULL REMOTE for all students, Monday - Friday. REMINDER: If there is someone in your household that is being evaluated & tested for COVID-19 infection, please notify the school nurse ....
With these cases we have almost twenty staff members in quarantine, as well as, over one hundred students. We have attempted to remain open for onsite instruction for our students but we have reached the point where it is not possible.
November 10, 2020 Dear JCSD Families: Unfortunately we are again making an announcement regarding COVID positive cases within the JCSD. As of this afternoon, JCSD has added a positive student case at JES, a positive student case at JHS and a positive staff case at EJHS.
The JCSD District Office, at 146 Weatherby Way, is closed until further notice. If you need to meet in person, please call, 717-436-2111, to schedule an appointment.
REMINDER: If there is someone in your household that is being evaluated and tested for COVID-19 infection, please notify the school nurse and keep all students in the household at home while awaiting test results.
REMINDER: We will be having Parent Teacher Confs on November 10, via phone or online. Teachers will be in contact to confirm which method is preferred. Also, please find the recent letter to families regarding additional COVID positive cases here: https://tinyurl.com/yybs2rlu.
SCHEDULE FOR WEEK OF NOVEMBER 9, 2020: Monday -- NO SCHOOL -- Act 80 Day Tuesday -- NO SCHOOL -- Parent-Teacher Conferences Wednesday -- NO SCHOOL -- VETERAN'S DAY HOLIDAY Thursday & Friday -- Remote Learning Days WEEK OF NOVEMBER 16 -- We will return to our 4-1 schedule.
A letter to our families regarding another positive COVID-19 case with a Juniata High School student and a Tuscarora Junior High School staff member can be found here: https://www.jcsdk12.org/o/jcsd/page/covid-letters-to-families .
ALL IN-PERSON Parent-Teacher Conferences scheduled for Tuesday, November 10th have been cancelled. If you would like to reschedule for a phone or Zoom meeting, please communicate with your child's teachers to set up those meetings.
Student Picture Retakes have been rescheduled for WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 2nd!
A letter to our families regarding another positive COVID-19 case at Tuscarora Junior High School can be found here: https://www.jcsdk12.org/o/jcsd/page/november-5-2020-covid-positive-letter-to-families
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.
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. .......
This will allow us to have 10 days to help stop the spread of COVID-19. We have 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.
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......
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.
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.
The internet, including our phone system and HRE classes, at JCSD has been restored.
JCSD is currently experiencing internet connectivity issues. We are working on restoring our system which includes phones and HRE classes.
A letter to our families regarding another positive COVID-19 case within JCSD can be found here: https://www.jcsdk12.org/o/jcsd/page/october-28-2020-covid-positive-letter-to-families
A letter to our families regarding another positive COVID-19 case within JCSD can be found here: https://www.jcsdk12.org/o/jcsd/page/october-27-2020-covid-positive-letter-to-families
A letter to our families regarding another positive COVID-19 case within JCSD can be found here: https://www.jcsdk12.org/o/jcsd/page/october-22-2020
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.
Parent-Teacher conference form letters are being sent home with children today, October 20th. Please fill out a form if you wish to meet with your child's teacher on November 10th. If you need another form, you can download it at https://5il.co/maf3 .
A letter to our families regarding a third positive COVID-19 case within JCSD can be found here: http://jcsdpa.apptegy.us/o/jcsd/page/october-16-2020-covid-positive-letter-to-families?mode=edit
A letter to our families regarding a second positive COVID-19 case within JCSD can be found here: http://jcsdpa.apptegy.us/o/jcsd/page/october-15-2020-covid-positive-letter-to-families?mode=edit
Also, free meals have been extended through the end of the school year.
For the week of Oct. 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 Mon - Thurs with Fri scheduled as a remote learning day. HRE & JCVA students continue as planned.
Keep up to date with student news, stories, recommendations and more -- on our weekly Juniata County Radio news! Find the latest at http://jcsdpa.apptegy.us/o/tjhs/page/juniata-co-radio-student-news.
Here is the latest JCSD spectator policy that goes into effect on Monday 10/12 -- https://www.jcsdk12.org/o/JCSD/page/spectator-policy
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.
REMINDER!! Student pictures at TJHS will be TOMORROW, Thursday, October 8th. Make sure to bring your order form, money and a smile!!
DAY 4 -- Wednesday, October 7, 2020 -- NEWS and ANNOUNCEMENTS -- https://youtu.be/9ZX0-oIHMqc REMINDER THAT SCHOOL PICTURES ARE THURSDAY!!!
DAY 3 -- Tuesday, October 6, 2020 -- NEWS & ANNOUNCEMENTS -- https://youtu.be/1VfGb7CdAV8 Don't forget that fall sports pictures will be later today!!
A reminder that TJHS Fall Sports photos will be taken on Tuesday, October 6th. Student pictures for all TJHS students will be on THURSDAY, OCTOBER 8th. Be sure to bring your form and money!
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.
The Mobile Dentist will visit TJHS on November 16, 17 & 18. All in-person students have received an application. If your student is Option 2 or 3 and you would like an application form, please contact your child's school nurse at email@example.com
The JCSD is pleased to announce a new less restrictive spectator policy for all our home athletic events. Please read the details here: https://www.jcsdk12.org/o/jcsd/page/spectator-policy
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.
The students, faculty, and staff of TJHS would like to express our gratitude to Empire Kosher for their generous donation of pencils, notebooks, and folders for all of our students!
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.
WEEK TWO (3/3) ......to purchase their breakfast with their HR teachers' permission. After purchasing breakfast, students must return directly back to homeroom. Students are NOT permitted to eat breakfast in the cafeteria this year.
WEEK TWO (2/3) Student report directly to their lockers to get materials for the entire day, then report directly to homeroom. Once attendance is taken, students who wish to purchase a breakfast may report to the cafeteria...........
WEEK TWO (1/3) Parent drop-off in the AM is in the large parking lot behind TJHS. Students should walk on the sidewalk to the bus loading entrance of the building. ALL STUDENTS must enter the building in the morning through the bus loading area doors for temperature checks.
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ATTENTION STUDENTS AND PARENTS! Breakfast and Lunch menus are placed on our website. Simply click on "Menus" at the top of the screen, then click on the + sign which is on the left side of the screen, next to "Cafeteria Menus." THANK YOU!
Welcome to Tuscarora Junior High School to new students and 6th graders! If you click on the link below, you can take a "virtual" tour of our school prior to coming to school on Tuesday, September 8th! https://youtu.be/00Vrtb6goJ0
FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL INFORMATION! MORNING INFORMATION Parent drop-off will now be IN BACK OF TJHS, in the large parking lot. Students should walk on the sidewalk to the bus loading entrance of the building. ALL STUDENTS must enter the building in the morning through the bus loading area doors for daily morning temperature checks. Students will then report directly to their lockers to get necessary materials for the entire day, then report directly to homerooms. Once attendance is taken, students who wish to purchase a breakfast may report to the cafeteria to purchase their breakfast with their homeroom teachers' permission. After purchasing breakfast, students must return directly back to homeroom. Students are NOT permitted to eat breakfast in the cafeteria this year. AFTERNOON INFORMATION Parent pick-up will remain in front of TJHS. Please do not arrive to pick up your student(s) before 3:05 PM. These students will not be dismissed prior to 3:15 PM. This include those who walk to and from school. Students will be dismissed by bus numbers at the end of each school day. Students will remain in their 8th period class until their bus number is called over the PA System. At that time, students will report directly to their lockers and then immediately to their bus, which will be at the bus loading area. Students WILL be permitted to carry backpacks or book bags this year, since the only locker time permitted will be in the morning and after 8th period, prior to getting onto their bus or leaving the building.
ATTENTION HYBRID STUDENTS (Option 2 Students): You may come in to the school on Wednesday, September 2 from 8 AM to 3 PM to pick up your necessary materials from your teachers.
Here is the correct link for the 2020-21 SY Calendar.... https://core-docs.s3.amazonaws.com/documents/asset/uploaded_file/869965/UPDATED_2020-2021_Calendar.pdf
The UPDATED 2020-2021 School Calendar, updated August 17, 2020, has been published and can be found and downloaded at https://5il.co/jvxd.
2020-2021 Homeroom Assignments have been posted. Please visit https://5il.co/jiai for the listings for TJHS.
The 6th grade orientation scheduled for August 20th at Tuscarora Junior High School has been cancelled. A virtual tour will be placed on the school's website at a date to be determined. If parents are adamant that an in person tour is necessary, they should contact principal Mr. Kinzer or assistant principal Mr. Kennington to schedule an appointment. The school phone number is 717-436-2165.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Individuals may also submit public comments in writing rather than in person by sending them to the Board Secretary.
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.