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August 5, 2020
From: Mr. Tommy Parker, Superintendent of Education JCSD
To: All JCSD Stakeholders
Re: Reopening Plan Revisions
Dear Jones County School Community,
We at the Jones County School District have as our number one goal to provide a safe and orderly environment in every school for all students and staff. Recently, due to additional guidance received from the Governor and the Mississippi State Department of Health - the plan for the opening of the Jones County Schools has been amended in the following ways:
Due to Executive Order of the Governor, all students and staff within schools and on school buses will now be required to wear a mask (unless there is a documented medical reason for which they cannot). Parents will need to contact their child's school and speak with the principal for questions regarding this information.
School will start on August 7, 2020 for all students as was previously planned in the Board adopted school calendar except for Pre-K and Kindergarten students which will start on August 24, 2020.
All students in grades Pre-K-6 will attend school every day.
Students in grades 7-12 will receive orientation information and instructions on an A / B schedule which will allow students to receive face to face instruction every other day (see pp. 20-21 of the JCS reopening plan). This A / B schedule will be followed for the first 4 weeks of school starting on Monday, August 10, 2020. This change is based on guidance from the Governor's office and the MSDH and should provide for a safer environment for our students and staff. This will continue till the week of August 31 - September 4, at which time a decision will be made if all Grade 7-12 students will attend school on Tuesday, September 8, 2020.
The Jones County School District stands prepared to work hand-in-hand with our community to support and promote the learning of all students in Jones County. For additional information, stakeholders can view the entire revised Board approved document entitled, Jones County Schools Fall 2020 Reopening Guidance, on the Jones County School District's webpage (http://www.jones.k12.ms.us).
We appreciate the support of all in our community, and we look forward to working with you to make this year a positive experience. Together, there is no limit to what we can accomplish!
Mr. Thomas D. Parker
Superintendent of Education
Jones County School District
South Jones High Senior receives an appointment to attend the United States Air Force Academy
Mark Diers, a Senior at South Jones High School, received an appointment to attend the United States Air Force Academy Class of 2024 and an appointment to attend the United States Naval Academy Class of 2024. Mark is the 3rd student at South Jones High School to achieve such an honor as to attend one of the Service Academies. Mark is the first student at SJHS to have received an appointment to both the USAFA and the USNA. Mark is the second student to receive an appointment to the USAFA. Thirty years earlier, Lee Mitchell SJHS Class of 1990 attended the USAFA and graduated from the USAFA as part of the Class of 1994. Mark wants to attend a Service Academy because he wants to be a great leader for his community and country. "The USAFA and USNA will mold me and shape me into the best person I can be". "USAFA Cadets and USNA Shipman will share the same values of hard work, teamwork, and integrity as I do" replied Mark. Mark will report to the USAFA in Colorado Springs, CO in June 2020 or the USNA in Annapolis, MD in June 2020.
WJHS Waters Signs with PRCC
West Jones High School Senior Madi Waters recently signed a letter of intent to play softball at Pearl River Community College.
Seated: Jennifer Waters-step mom, Madi, Jill Bryant-mom
Standing: Hal Waters-dad, Coach Corey Tolbert, Coach Melanie Cavenaugh, Molli Ellzey-sister, WJH Supervising Principal Cooper Pope, Stephen Bryant-step dad
WJH Chennault Signs with JC to play Soccer
West Jones High School Senior Kaylee Chennault recently signed a letter of intent to play soccer at Jones College.
Pictured are: Seated--Brent Chennault (dad), Kaylee, Jennifer Chennault (mom)
Standing: Cooper Pope-WJHS Supervising Principal, Madelyn Chennault-sister, WJH Soccer Coach Craig Winship, WJH Soccer Coach Josh Sullivan
WJHS Senior Sam Hill Signs with PRCC to play Baseball
West Jones High School Senior Sam Hill recently signed a letter of intent to play baseball at Pear River Community College.
Seated: Jennifer Hill-mom, Sam, Brandon Hill-dad
Standing: Ethan Hill-brother, Coach Trey Sutton, Coach Chance Yelverton, Coach Michael Gavin, WJHS Supervising Principal Cooper Pope
WJHS Senior Kolbi Holifield to play Tennis at MCC
West Jones High School Senior Kolbi Holifield recently signed a letter of intent to play tennis at Meridian Community College.
Seated: Melissa Holifield-mom, Kolbi, Dwayne Holifield-dad
Standing: WJHS Supervising Principal Cooper Pope, WJH Coach Brandon Adcock, Ben Berry-Laurel Country Club Tennis Coach
South Jones Middle School "Make Bullying Extinct"
The "Make Bullying Extinct" shirts were worn on Wednesday, October 23rd for Unity Day/Anti-Bullying Day! With the help of Ms. Keys, numerous GRACIOUS donors from the community, Mrs. Gieger, and Mrs. Blackwell, Skylar Weir, SJ's 7th grade counselor, was able to purchase EVERY. SINGLE. 7TH. GRADER. a tee shirt, as well as a shirt for each of our 7th grade faculty and staff. 8th grade students were given anti bullying/take a stand against bullying bracelets. Mrs. Blackwell's students also created signs and posters that are posted in the hallways of the 7th and 8th grade building. Students also signed the "Be a Buddy, NOT a bully pledge that is posted in the halls as well. This all aligns with our be kind initiative.
WJHS Art Students win at South MS Fair.
West Jones High School art students submitted art pieces into the South MS Fair art competitions. Winning awards in the Visual Arts competition are 1st place, Allie Richards; 2nd place, Zoe Estacio; 4th place, Kylie Nguyen. Kayley Molina won Best in Show in the 4-h Art competition, and students earned 124 blue ribbons, 37 red ribbons, and 1 white ribbon for craftsmanship and design.
West Jones Middle School held its fifth annual College Fair.
West Jones Middle School held its fifth annual College Fair. Presentations were conducted by Jones College and Mississippi State University. Thank you Hanna Burnette and Bryson Wallace for investing in our students.
East Jones Elementary 1st 9weeks Honor Roll and Principal's list.
WJH Fellowship of Christian Athletes in memory of Brenna Grace Clark.
Friends from First Baptist Church Laurel presented an incredible gift to the WJH Fellowship of Christian Athletes in memory of Brenna Grace Clark. This donation will be used to purchase Bibles for Mustang athletes. Mr. and Mrs. Wade Clark, Brenna's parents, were on campus for this amazing event.
Pictured are FCA Lead Team members, Representatives from FBC Laurel, and Wade and Ty Clark.
West Jones Science Club visits Pascagoula River.
The West Jones High School Science Club visited the Pascagoula River Audubon Center in Moss Point to learn about coastal ecology. The students took a swamp tour, collected and examined plankton, and spent time kayaking in the bayou, among other activities. The Science Club consists of students in grades 9-12 who are interested in experiencing science outside the traditional classroom.
Pictured are Science Club Students.
In observance of National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month, the counselors created posters and sidewalk chalk art letting the students know how important they are to the school and the world. Each strip is a student's name. ALL students 9-12 are on the poster.
Sidewalk quotes, paintings, and picutres were done by Skylar Blackwell Weir, the 7th and 8th grade counselor after school one evvening. The students were met with the messages the next morning when they came to school, which made them smile.
South Jones High School Homecoming 2019
South Jones 2019 Homecoming Court:
Top Left: 8th grade Maids Shannon Morgan and Harleigh Fortenberry, Freshman Maids Issabella Hammond and Devon Lucus, Sophomore Maids Weslyn Blackwell and Sumer Boyette
Middle Left: Junior Maids Callie Bell and Thaily Moreno, Senior Maids Fakyla McGillberry and Lorran Morgan, Football Maids Kaitlyn Kirksey, Cydney Robertson, and KK Lawrence
Bottom Left: Student Body Maids Kaitlyn Millsap and Baylee Boyette Miss South Jones Jr. High Claire Flowers, Miss South Jones High Mackenzie Jones
South Jones High School Homecoming 2019
Mr. and Miss South Jones High School -- Travis Conner and Mackenzie Jones
Mr. and Miss South Jones Jr. High -- Luke Griffin and Claire Flowers
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