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Updates

  • 7/14 Update - Deadline Extended for Families to Apply for COVID-19 Food Assistance

    Click here for an update from the TN Department of Human Services. The deadline to apply for the Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (P-EBT) program has been extended until Monday, July 27, 2020 at 4:30 p.m. Central Time. Families can apply online here. Indvidiuals who need assistance completing their P-EBT application or have general questions about the program are encouraged to call the TDHS hotline at 1-833-496-0661.  

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  • 7/6 Update - Governor's Executive Order No. 50 & Safe Workplace

    Last week, Governor Lee issued Executive Order No. 50 to extend the State of Emergency associated with the COVID-19 pandemic to August 29, 2020. We will abide by state, city, and county orders by wearing face masks and adhering to the social distancing guidelines. Also, the Tennessee Department of Education has made it clear that the Executive Order does not apply to schools and districts. This past week the JMCRHD took additional measures to slow the spread of COVD-19. Our central office staff will be working with our coordinator of school health to ensure that we are in compliance with these measures by encouraging the guidelines set forth by the state and local government. As you visit our office, please be mindful that our protocols are only to provide a safe and healthy environment. Lastly, athletics will remain in phase 1 of reopening. District Athletic Director Tim Gilmer stated that every school’s athletic director was tasked with forming a plan that would comply with district procedures for phase 1. Click here for details on phase 1 of reopening JMCSS extracurricular activities.

    Click on the links below for details on recently released governmental orders:

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  • 7/5 Update - Athletics Update

    With the governor's recent statement extending the state of emergency, athletics will remain in phase 1 of reopening. District Athletic Director Tim Gilmer stated that every school’s athletic director was tasked with forming a plan that would comply with district procedures for phase 1. Click here for details on phase 1 of reopening JMCSS extracurricular activities.

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  • 6/1 Update - TODE Announces Second Phase of PBS Partnership for Summer

    Click here for updated information about the TDOE partnership with PBS for the summer months. The schedule for June 1-15th, Monday through Friday is as follows:

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  • 6/1 Update - United Way Community Survey

    As key leaders in West Tennessee continue to meet and discuss ways to better serve our community both during and post COVID-19, we highly encourage you to take part in this short survey from United Way of West Tennessee at http://www.survey731.org/


    Not only will it give them a realistic picture of this impact in our community, but it will also greatly inform the decisions we make to help families throughout long-term recovery and beyond.

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  • 5/21 Update on Student Meals for Summer - New Meal Pickup Schedule

    The last day for JMCSS-provided meal pickup is Thursday, May 21. Two meals will be distributed per student on May 21 as there will be no meal pickup on Friday, May 22. This pickup is available between 9:00-11:00 a.m. at these locations:

    • Alexander (Meals at this location will be handed out from a bus in the parking lot)
    • Arlington
    • Denmark
    • Isaac Lane
    • Northeast Middle
    • North Parkway Middle
    • South Elementary
    • Thelma Barker
    • West Bemis Middle
    • Washington Douglas Area (334 Commerce Street)
    • Beech Bluff Community Center

     

    Southwest HRA will be assuming the student meal program in Madison County as of 5/26/2020. Their agency will be distributing food for children 18 and under, including a lunch and a breakfast that will be for the following day. Children 18 and under are eligible to receive meals. Parents should remain in their cars and staff will bring meal packets to the car. 

     

    School Locations and Times for new meal schedule starting Tuesday, 5/26:

    • South Elementary: 10:00 am. - 11:00 a.m.
    • West Bemis Elementary: 11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. 
    • Denmark Elementary: 12:45 p.m. - 1:45 p.m.
    • Northeast Middle School: 10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
    • Thelma Barker Elementary: 11:45 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
    • Alexander Elementary: 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
    • North Parkway Middle School: 11:15 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
    • Arlington Elementary: 12:45 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. 
    • Isaac Lane Elementary: 11:15 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
    • Washington Douglas: 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.

     

    Volunteers Needed

    Southwest HRA is also asking for assistance from volunteers who may want to provide their time to hand out these meals or direct traffic. Please contact Patti or Macy at 1-800-497-1286 for more information.

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  • 4/20 Update - Updated FAQs

    We have updated several Frequently Asked Questions on our website here.

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  • 4/15 Update - Extension of School Closure

    Per the Governor’s recommendation students will not return to school the remainder of this school year. We will continue to provide educational resources and perform administrative functions at schools and at the district office throughout the remainder of the year.

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  • 4/3 Update - Additional Food Sites

    Beginning on Monday, April 6th we will add one additional location for student meal pickup:

    • 334 Commerce Street (Washington Douglas Area), parking lot pickup

     

    Additionally, on Monday, April 13th we will begin a parking lot pickup location at Beech Bluff Community Center. Additional information about meal pickup can be found here.

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  • 4/1 Update - School Board Meetings

    Effective beginning with the April work session through the effective date of Governor Lee's Executive Order No. 16, all work sessions and meetings of the Board of Education will be by electronic means. Board members will participate by videoconference. Public access to the Board Room will not be available to the general public in order to protect public health, safety, and welfare because of the COVID-19 outbreak. The general public, however, will have live access to view the meeting via electronic means. 

    Because there will be no public access to the Board Room, public comments for the meeting will not be available in the April Work Session.

     

    The Public will have live access to the April Work Session by one of the following means:

    • Jackson Energy Authority (JEA) will broadcast the April Work Session on EPlus TV Channel 6 provided to JEA Cable subscribers; or
    • JEA will livestream the April Work Session on its website at www.eplustv6.com.
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  • 3/27 Update - "Grab and go" Meals Update

    As we continue our COVID-19 emergency plan to address the closure of schools through April 24, the District’s school nutrition program will continue to provide breakfast and lunch meals for all JMCSS students and children 18 years and under. Meals are tentatively scheduled to continue through April 24, 2020.

     

    The USDA has passed an immediate change that children no longer have to be present at pickup locations to receive meals.

     

    Procedures will require that all sites maintain a record of children’s names when a child is not present to receive meals. Meal counts will be taken. You may continue to choose the most convenient location to pick up your child’s meal, regardless of school zone or grade level.

     

    The time for “drive-thru” pick up is between 9:00 am - 11:00 am.  School locations are identified below. Social distancing will be in practice and no one will be allowed to enter the school building except for essential personnel.

     

    School Locations:

    • Alexander (Meals at this location will be handed out from a bus in the parking lot)
    • Arlington
    • Denmark
    • Isaac Lane
    • Northeast Middle
    • North Parkway Middle
    • South Elementary
    • Thelma Barker
    • West Bemis Middle

     

    Thank you for allowing School Nutrition Services to assist our students and meet the needs of our community. 

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  • 3/24 Update - Extending School Closure

    Per the Governor's recent announcement, JMCSS will remain closed through April 24, 2020.

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  • 3/23 Update - Before and After Care Payments

    All weekly before and after care payments will be suspended while schools are closed during the COVID-19 outbreak. If you paid for the week of 3/23/20-3/27/20 in advance, we will credit that payment to your account for the week that we return or, if you prefer a refund to your account, please email gccarver@jmcss.org

     

    Decisions regarding the recurring payments that have been set up will be made during the week of 3/23/20-3/27/20 and parents will be notified how we plan to proceed in the coming weeks. Thank you for your patience at this time and please feel free to contact the school-age child care office at 731-215-2686 or gccarver@jmcss.org, if you have questions.

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  • 3/19 Update - Educational Resources

    During the school closures, we want to provide access to free educational resources that can be used from home. Although nothing can replace the presence of a classroom teacher, these resources will allow students to continue to engage in meaningful academic experiences while schools are closed. Support for obtaining internet access is also included.

     

    We are currently planning ways to provide access to paper-based materials for those without access to a device with internet capabilities and will provide more information early next week. 

     

    Click here for access to recommended online resources.

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  • 3/19 Update - Pre-K Registration

    The pre-K registration event scheduled for March 24-27 has been cancelled and will be rescheduled at a later time. The online portion of the Pre-K registration form will open on Monday, March 23rd and more information will be provided on turning in registration documents. 

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  • 3/18 Update

    As part of our COVID-19 emergency plan to address the closure of schools, the District’s school nutrition program will provide breakfast and lunch meals for all JMCSS students and children 18 years and under. The child must be present at pick-up locations to receive meals.  You may choose the most convenient location to pick up your meal. Meal counts will be taken.  

        

    We will begin serving meals on 3-23-2020 with an ending date on 3-31-2020, tentatively.  The time for “drive-thru” pick up is between 9:00 am - 11:00 am.  School locations are identified below. Social distancing will be in practice and no one will be allowed to enter the school building except for essential personnel.

     

    School Locations:

    • Arlington
    • Denmark
    • Isaac Lane
    • Northeast Middle
    • North Parkway Middle
    • South Elementary
    • Thelma Barker
    • West Bemis Middle

     

    Thank you for allowing School Nutrition Services to assist our students and meet the needs of our community.

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  • 3/16 Update

    In alignment with the Governor’s recent request, Jackson-Madison County Schools will remain closed after spring break through Tuesday, March 31st. School-level teachers and staff will remain off during this period as well. More information is forthcoming.

     

    Information regarding school nutrition and meals will be available later this week. As other information is available we will post to our website and district social media. For more information about COVID-19, please refer to the CDC website.

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  • 3/11 Update

    Speculation has arisen regarding the possibility of a coronavirus case at South Side High School, however at this time those rumors are unfounded. Should there be a confirmed case of coronavirus in JMCSS, official communication will be distributed via all call and district media. This web page will continue to be updated as well.

     

    In order to avoid undue panic, please check the source of any information before you share it on social media. 

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  • Coronavirus Hotline

    The Tennessee Department of Health has launched a Tennessee Coronavirus Public Information Line which can be reached between 10:00 a.m. and 10:00 p.m. daily at 877-857-2945

     

    Resources 

     

    Importance of Handwashing

    Handwashing is one of the best ways to protect yourself and your family from getting sick. You can help yourself and your loved ones stay healthy by washing your hands often. Use these best practices and reminders for handwashing.

     

    Coronavirus FAQs

    These FAQs are from the Tennessee Department of Education.

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