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STEM Camp

Stem Camp

Preschool Presentation

During the May Board Meeting, Preschool Director, Mrs. Lisa Hays presented information regarding the preschool program.  

The presentation can be found here.  It is a great resource for parents of preschool children.  

If you have any questions concerning Preschool, contact Lisa Hays at 287-7181.

 

Summer Feeding Program

The Jackson County Public Schools are excited to announce approval for a Summer Food Service Program from June 1st through July 14th.

This summer, meals will be served at the locations/times below.  There are no income requirements or registration.  Meals will be provided to all children without charge and are the same for all children regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability, and there will be no discrimination in the course of the meal service.   Meals will be provided, at a first come, first serve basis.  For more information about current sites and meals, please contact Melissa Dooley, Jackson Co. Public Schools Food Service Director, at 606-287-7181.

Click Read More to see Summer Feading Locations, Dates and Times.

Jackson County Boys Basketball Camp 2017

Jackson County Basketball Camp

Please click on the image to access and print a

Jackson County Boy's Basketball Camp 2017 Application

SBDM

CHOOSING A NEW PRINCIPAL AT SAND GAP ELEMENTARY

The following survey will help the School Base Decision Making Council determine what criteria you feel is most important in selecting our new principal. Click on the link below and rate the following criteria based on how important you feel each area would be in selecting a new principal. Complete on or before Friday, May 19, 2017  Please use the following scale: 1- Not Important, 2- Slightly Important, 3- Not Sure, 4- Important, 5- Very Important

https://docs.google.com/a/jackson.kyschools.us/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfU48rRtpcaw43hYYV7Mqfyk_oUiBi2q3vnaRposEjgvVebCA/viewform

Thank you for your input and support!

Beauty and the Beast

The Jackson County High School Drama Club performed their version of Disney's Beauty and The Beast Jr. this past Friday night (May 12th) at the ATC Auditorium. This production was made possible by support from Promise Neighborhood and Jackson County High School. Mrs. Tanya Begley and Mrs. Cinda Verdin directed the play with additional tech support from our JCPS Technology Department’s Josh Montgomery and ATC's Mr. Gerald Maupin.  This was a free show, however, the club raised $209.00 in donations during the day and night performances. All proceeds will go to support the 2017-2018 drama club. beautyandbeast

Spring Concert

springconcert

Parent Involvement Survey

PARENTS

We need your input!

Please Take the short 5 question End of Year Parent Engagement Survey

Just Click the link below

https://goo.gl/forms/VUcqcNVCt9k3Dg5p2

Save the Children Summer Boost CAmp

stc summer boost camp

Gifted and Talented Parent Survey

If you child partcipates in gifted and talented programming, please take a few minutes to complete a survey.  We appreciate your feedback.

Survey Link

JC Generals Fundraiser

JCfundraiser

Comedy Caravan Fundraiser for JCHS

comedyevent

March 17th & Spring Break

After conferring with the calendar committee, Friday, March 17, 2017 was changed from a flex PD day to an instructional day; therefore, there will be school on Friday, March 17, 2017.  Also, we are pleased to inform you that there will be a week-long spring break beginning on Monday, April
3rd through Friday, April 7, 2017. 

 

If we do not miss anymore school days, the last day for students will be Friday, May 19, 2017.​

Internet Safety Presentation for Parents

Attention ParJerry Ackermanents and Guardians:

Jackson County Public Schools Technology Department and Title I Parent Involvement along with People’s Rural Telephone Cooperative Invite parents of Jackson County students to a special event:“Parenting the Snapchat Generation”, Presented by National Speaker, Jerry Ackerman on  Monday, March 6th at 6:00 pm at the Jackson County ATC Auditorium.

Presentation Topics

  •  The Three Reasons that Student Issues are Worse Today than Ever
  •  Rules You Should Have for Technology with Your Child
  •  Apps You Need to Know About!
  •  How Parents Can be Armed to Help the Onslaught of Technology
  •  and much more!

Light refreshments provided by Title I Parent Involvement.  PRTC will be offering two door prizes:  Amanzon Kindle Fire and Amazon Fire Stick.PRTC

Academic Team First Win

TIGERS ACADEMIC TEAM

SGS Academic Team

We are very proud of our academic team, under the direction of Kala Shearer,

for bringing home two scrimmage wins this week.

NTID Technical Support

KY NTID

Click the link above for TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE 

in accessing NTID lessons for your child.

Parent Survey

 Survey Link

Parents....Please take a moment to complete this short survey.

PRTC Classic

2016 PRTC Classic

Non-Traditional Instructional Day

Jackson County Public Schools will be participating in the Non-Traditional Instructional Day (NTID) Program this year. Teachers and administrators have been working to get lesson ready for NTID. Please look over these documents to learn more about NTI day.

Letter to Parents

NTID Information for Parents

 

Tech Night

Tech Night

Sand Gap Elementary STLP

(Student Technology Leadership Program)

Presents: Tech Night

Date: Tuesday, November 29th for Parents of 3rd, 4th, and 5th Graders

Date: Thursday, December 1st for Parents Only of Kindergarten, 1st, and 2nd Graders

Time on Both Nights: 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm

Location: Sand Gap Elementary Gym, please use doors near Gym/Library Entrance

No school for Monday and Tuesday

​There will be no school on Monday, November 21st and Tuesday, November 22nd. These two days will be in addition to the planned Thanksgiving break of Wednesday, Thursday and Friday of next week. School will resume on Monday, November 28th. Everyone have a safe and Happy Thanksgiving.

Photo Gallery

Check the Photo Gallery

for new pictures added weekly.

Red Ribbon Week

RED RIBBON WEEK CELEBRATION ACTIVITIES

Beginning Monday, October 24 - Friday, October 28

Red Ribbon Week

RED RIBBON WEEK CELEBRATION ACTIVITIES

Beginning Monday, October 24 - Friday, October 28

Tigers Bring Home Third Place

CONGRATULATIONS TIGERS!

Sand Gap Elementary is proud of its running team

for bringing home a third place win.

Click on "Gallery" on the left to see more pictures.

 

Milk and Cookies with Grandparents

                                                         

Milk and Cookies with Grandparents

will take place on

Friday, September 16th at 1:00 IN THE GYM

100% Attendance Day in Kentucky

 

 

 

 

 

 

September 20th is High Attendance day in Kentucky. 

                                         Make sure your child is at school.

No School Friday

REMINDER:  ​There will be no school in Jackson County on Friday, September 2nd.  

 

Also, Family Fun Night at the Jackson County Fair will be Thursday, September 1st beginning at 6:00 pm at Bond Memorial Park.

Save The Children Sponsorship Safety Video

Please click the picture to view the video.

GRANDPARENTS AS PARENTS

Welcome Back to School

 

We are excited to begin the 16-17 School Year.  Staff needs to report to the JCHS/ATC Auditorium on Tuesday, August 2 at 8:00 am.  

Breakfast will be served from 7:00 am until 7:50 am.  The Opening Day program will begin promptly at 8:00 am.  Staff will report back to their assigned schools after Opening Day program.

Wednesday, August 3 will be a PLAN day for staff.

Students will report to school for the first day on Thursday, August 4th.  

Preschool Screening

Preschool Screening will be on Tuesday, July 26th from 9:00 am until 3:00 pm at each elementary school.   Please call Mrs. Lisa Hays at (606) 287-7181 to schedule an appointment.  

You will need to bring the following items to your appointment.  

  • Child's birth certificate
  • Immunization record
  • Socal security number
  • Proof of income
  • Insurance cards
  • Proof of well-child physical, eye doctor visit and dental visit.
Kindergarten Enrollment

KINDERGARTEN ENROLLMENT

If your child will be 5 years old by October 1, 2016 they are eligible to attend Kindergarten this 2016 school year!

 Students do not have to be present during registration and parents are reminded they must bring the following documents with them: 

  • Kentucky Certified birth certificate (a hospital copy is not acceptable)

  • A current Kentucky immunization certificate

  • Social security card

  • Physical examination using the Kentucky Department of Education form

  • Vision examination completed by an optometrist or ophthalmologist

  • Dental examination completed by a dentist other approved provider

  • Proof of custody (If child does not live with natural parent)

** Medical exams are required to be recorded on Kentucky Department of Education forms that are available at medical, optometry and dental offices.  The exam forms are to be completed and turned in at the time of registration.


** Vision exam forms completed for Head Start or preschool can be used to meet the kindergarten vision exam requirement.  Vision exams do not expire.

**Physical exam forms completed for Head Start or preschool can be used to meet the kindergarten physical exam requirement if within one year of the first day of school 2016.

Gym Floors Refinished

The gymnasium floors at the Jackson County Middle School, Jackson County High School and Central Office were refinished last week.  This picture is from the Central Office gymnasium floor. 

JCPS Approved for the Non-Traditional Instructional Program

Superintendent Mike Smith received the announcement below relating to the NTID application:

 

It is my pleasure to inform you that Jackson County Schools has been approved to participate in KDE’s Non-Traditional Instruction (NTI) Program for the 2016-2017 school year.  We saw a dramatic increase in the number of districts applying for the program this year and the quality of plans was significantly higher.  The application review committee scored your district’s application for the Non-Traditional Instruction program as proficient or above.

 


 

Teachers will be receiving information regarding NTID during the August PLAN day and on Opening Day.  Parents will be receiving information when the district finalizes all NTID plans. 

 

Back To School Open House

K-PREP Test

K-PREP Testing will begin at Sand Gap Elementary School for all 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade students beginning Tuesday, May 2nd at 8:00 and will continue each day until close of day Monday, May 8th.

KPREP

Please make sure your child arrives on time and stays throughout the day, gets a good nights rest, a nutritious breakfast and is ready to EXCELL on K-PREP.

First Day of School

State Assessment

Jackson County students are preparing to participate in the state required end of year testing. The Kentucky Performance Rating for Educational Progress (K-PREP) is a blended assessment with both a norm-referenced component and a criterion-referenced component.  Jackson County students in grades 3-8 will be taking the state required K-PREP assessments in Reading, Math, Social Studies, Language/Mechanics, and On-Demand Writing.  Students in grades 10-11 will take the On-Demand Writing Test.  In addition, high school students completing English 10, Algebra II, Biology, and U.S. History will take an End-of-Course Assessment.  The End of Course Assessment will count for 20% of the student’s final course grade. 

Assessment Calendar by Grade and Subject

Students attend 2017 State STLP Championship

On Wednesday, April 12th, all schools participated in the 2017 State STLP Championship.

Each school presented the showcases they have been working on for this school year. Students had also submitted digital products such as technical writing, digital art and digital music for state judging. Finally, students had the opportunity to participate in live competitions including robotics, tech recall, coding, and gaming.

This year Jackson County had several state winners.

Sophia Rose-- 1st Place for Technical Writing
Cheyenne Rogers and Adan Witt-- Scratch Ambassadors, teaching other students how to Code. 
Miley Witt-- 3rd Place for Digital Art
Lakyn Barrett-- 3rd Place for Original Photo Product
Wyatt Bellamy-- Honorable Mention for Graphic Design
Addan Witt-- Honorable Mention for Original Photo Product
Addan Witt-- Honorable Mention for Digital Art

 

Graduations

 

graduation

KINDERGARTEN PROMOTION May 18th @ 9:00

Graduation

5th Grade Promotion May 18th @ 1:00

Career Day 2017

career day

CAREER DAY 2017

Career Day was a great success.  We have the sweetest pictures of students telling what they want to be when they grow up on our Facebook page for your viewing pleasure.  We want to especially thank those people who helped to make Career Day a success: Jamie Strong/EMS, Conley Tyra/Lakes Funeral Home, Joseph Adams/Soccer Player, Diane Isaacs/ Military Sargent, Scarlette Marks/Nursing, Julie Golden/ Golden Bubbles, Scott Townsley/State Police and Rob Williams/ Guttering.  There are pictures uploaded as well on the Photo Galleries link on the left.

Poster Winner

Conservation District Winner

CONGRATULATIONS

to our

School and District First Place Winner

in the

Jackson County Conservation District Poster Contest

Preschool Screening

Preschool

Yolantha Harrison-Pace Residency

Yolantha Harrison-Pace YOLANTHA HARRISON-PACE spent two weeks st Sand Gap Elementary to teaching students about West African Dance and Music as well as other cultural aspects.  Click the Photo Gallery Link on the left to see more pictures from the community presentation.KY ARTs Council

Thanks to the Kentucky Arts Council for helping to provide this opportunity for our students.

Preschool Screening Dates

 

Preschool

Attention: Parents of 3 & 4 year old children

To be eligible for Jackson County Preschool/Head Start, your child must be four on or by August 1st.  We accept all four year old children. Three year old may be eligible if there is an identified disability. A delay in one or more of the following areas is considered a disability.

  • Speech/language
  • Large/fine motor
  • Cognitive skills
  • Social/emotional
  • Self-Help skills

If you are interested in enrolling your child for Preschool/Head Start, please call

Coreen/Regina @ 287-3926 or Lisa H @ 287-7181 for an appointment.

The Screening dates are available for:

 Tyner: April 14 & May 11, 2017

  McKee: April 21 & May 12, 2017

 Sand Gap: April 28 & May 15, 2017

Please bring the following:

  • Proof of income  (2016 tax form 1040, or 2016 W2, or 2016 SSI Award letter)
  • Birth Certificate
  • Immunization Certificate
  • Physical Exam
  • Insurance/Medical Card
Early Steps to School Success

Early Steps

School Spelling Bee Winner

2016 School Spelling Bee Winner

Congratulations

to our

2016

School Spelling Bee Winner