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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

Early Steps to School Success

Early Steps

Academic Team First Win


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


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

School Spelling Bee Winner

2016 School Spelling Bee Winner


to our


School Spelling Bee Winner

No school for Monday and Tuesday

‚ÄčThere 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


Beginning Monday, October 24 - Friday, October 28

Red Ribbon Week


Beginning Monday, October 24 - Friday, October 28

Tigers Bring Home Third Place


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:  ‚ÄčThere 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.


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


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. 


16-17 STEM Camp Registration Now Open
2016 Graduations

KIndergarten Graduation @ 8:30, Wednesday, May 25th.

5th Grade Graduation @ 1:00, Wednesday, May 25th.

Save the Children Summer 2016 Letter to Parents
Gifted & Talented Parent Survey Now Available!

Attention Parents & Guardians:

If your student participates in the Primary Talent Pool and/or Gifted and Talented Program we would like your input.  Please take a few minutes to complete an online survey.

GT Parent Survey

KPREP TEsting Begins


begins on Tuesday, May 10th and Ends on Monday, May 16th.

3rd Grade Tests Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday.

4th Grade Tests Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday.

5th Grade Tests all days.

Please make all appointments for late afternoon.  No Absences.

Jackson County Public School System Prepares for 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, Science, Social Studies, 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. 

Spring Technology Surveys
2016-2017 School Year Kindergarten Registration

Arts in Literacy Night

Join Us For

Literacy in the Arts Night

Thursday, April 21st beginning at 5:30 in the gym.

I Am Someone

On Monday, March 21st, Scott Harvey visited JCHS and JCMS to share his I Am Someone presentation.  His presentation deals with cyberbullying and appropriate behavior online.  Scott is a police officer in Nicholasville and supervises the safety officers in Jessamine County Schools.  He also teaches the DARE program.  He was able to engage the students with his humor but also convey the importance of the topic.  For more information, please visit Scott’s website at http://www.speakingofharvey.com/ or follow him on Twitter using #IAmSomeone.

New Buses

The five new buses (#’s 214, 215, 216, 217 and 218) that were ordered, arrived last week and have been assigned.  The buses are 2017 Internationals (full-size; 66 passenger) with a 250 HP Cummins’ engine.  The buses also have a 2500PTS transmission. 

Back To School Open House

First Day of School