After many years of rising scores on the WVGSA test, JCS saw a steep decline during the pandemic, from which we have not recovered. The latest scores show staggering deficits in ELA and math that keep hundreds of children below the mark for proficiency. To ensure that our students are ready for academics and life beyond the classroom, we are adjusting our elementary education program for 3-5 grade students. Please visit www.jcswv.org/expansion to learn more. There will be a district-wide TWO-HOUR EARLY DISMISSAL for all students on Friday, Oct. 7, 2022, to support teachers as they prepare to make these adjustments. Thank you for your trust and support.
2 days ago, Jefferson County Schools
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JCS is still hiring substitute teachers to fill short and long-term positions for this school year! Interested in substituting for JCS? Here's everything you need to know about the required training offered through our partnership with the Eastern Panhandle Instructional Cooperative (EPIC). EPIC offers the training you need to be eligible to apply for open positions. Visit www.epicresa8.org/subteachertraining to learn more, and follow our JCS Careers Facebook page at www.facebook.com/JoinJCS to learn about new positions as they become available!
2 days ago, Jefferson County Schools
EPIC Training
We would like to thank Jefferson Security Bank (JSB) for their generous donation that helped fund Reflex Math for this school year! Reflex Math is a game-based program, that helps students become fluent in addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division facts. Building fact fluency in the lower grade levels helps students be more successful as they progress toward complex math topics in the intermediate levels.
15 days ago, Shepherdstown Elementary School
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Shoutout to Shepherdstown Shares for their generous donation to the SES and SMS communities! The local nonprofit organization collected donations from the Shepherdstown community to benefit teachers at the start of this new school year. Community members gave generously and even shared stories about how former teachers had positively impacted their lives. SMS Faculty Senate president Janica Spies accepted the donations, saying, "We are so very grateful to be a part of such a giving, caring community!" Thank you to Shepherdstown Shares and the Shepherdstown community for helping to kick off this school year with a smile!
18 days ago, Jefferson County Schools
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Hey Roadrunners, meet our new Assistant Principal, Mrs. Charley Brock: https://ses.jcswv.org/o/ses/article/835409 Welcome to SES, Mrs. Brock!
18 days ago, Shepherdstown Elementary School
Charley Brock
La Asociación Hispano/Latina del Condado de Jefferson le invita a conocer información importante relacionada el nuevo año escolar a conocer a nuevos contactos y amigos y a comer algo rico. Las primeras 25 familias recibirán una mochila con útiles escolares. El flyer tiene más información! The Hispanic/Latino Association of Jefferson County Schools invites you to learn important information regarding the new school year. Meet new contacts and friends and eat good food! The first 25 families will receive a bookbag filled with school supplies. See flyer for additional information!
23 days ago, Jefferson County Schools
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Bus 51 is bringing 1971 students home. They are on their way
28 days ago, Shepherdstown Elementary
SES Bus 1971 has a flat tire and will be delayed. Parents of those students may pick up their students if they choose
28 days ago, Shepherdstown Elementary
SES Bus 1866 is running late today.
29 days ago, Shepherdstown Elementary
It is so exciting to have students back in our schools! Thank you for all you are doing to ensure a smooth start to the school year. Please remember that all JCS schools and offices will be closed on Monday, September 5, 2022, in observance of Labor Day. We look forward to welcoming students and staff back on Tuesday, Sept. 6. Have a great weekend.
30 days ago, Jefferson County Schools
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SES Bus 1554 is running a little behind. They are leaving the school now.
about 1 month ago, Shepherdstown Elementary
Hello JCS Families, We had a wonderful first week of school welcoming children back into the classroom. We are happy to share an update on WVEIS 2.0, the WVDE’s upgraded information system that impacts our communications and academic tools. Much progress has been made, and as of Sept. 6, we will have full use of our Canvas Platform. For more information about the update, please visit www.jcswv.org/canvas
about 1 month ago, Jefferson County Schools
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✨ We're so excited to open our doors for the start of another school year! A big shoutout to our teachers and staff for working hard to prepare for a great year. Be sure to check out all the fun first-day photos from throughout the district in our "Back to School: 2022-2023" photo album on the JCS Facebook page. Welcome back, JCS! 🎉
about 1 month ago, Jefferson County Schools
Welcome back, students!
What an amazing first day of school! It was wonderful to have our students back in the building! Parents, please remember to bring a sign bearing your student's name for parent pick-up, this will help you get in and out much faster. We look forward to welcoming our kindergarten students for their first day, tomorrow!
about 1 month ago, Shepherdstown Elementary
Welcome back Roadrunners!!
about 1 month ago, Shepherdstown Elementary School
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road runner
Happy Sunday everyone, we hope you’re enjoying this beautiful weekend! We are looking forward to having our students back tomorrow for the first day of school and welcoming our kindergarten students for orientation. Have a nutritious dinner and get plenty of sleep this evening. See you in the morning!
about 1 month ago, Shepherdstown Elementary
The start of a new school year means sharing the road. Please keep the following safety tips in mind when buses start rolling on Monday: ⚠️ Be alert and watch for children, especially near schools, bus stops, school buses, and school parking lots. ⚠️ Motorists are required to stop when approaching a school bus that is stopped with its red lights flashing and STOP arms extended. NEVER pass a bus from behind when it is stopped to board or offload children. ⚠️ Be especially careful when children are present in school zones and residential areas. ⚠️ Pay extra attention to lower speed limits in school zones. ⚠️ Watch for and obey signals from school crossing guards. ⚠️Only drive or park in authorized areas to drop off or pick up children at school. We can't wait to see you on Monday!
about 1 month ago, Jefferson County Schools
Bus Safety
Hello JCS Families, Our staff have been working all summer to prepare our schools to welcome students next week. As always, there are unexpected problems that arise. An updated version of the West Virginia Department of Education's information system (WVEIS) that all school systems are required to use for everything from class lists to schedules is being upgraded. Some of the systems we worked hard to put in place over the summer are not usable right now because that system is not functioning correctly. We have created a web page about possible changes during the transition. We have taken steps to minimize the disruption for you and for students while the WVDE completes this work. Thank you for your patience and understanding as we begin a new year together! https://www.jcswv.org/wveis
about 1 month ago, Jefferson County Schools
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We are looking forward to seeing students and parents tomorrow morning for our Open House! Stop in between 9:30 am -11:00 am for a Meet and Greet with your teacher.
about 1 month ago, Shepherdstown Elementary
As you wrap up your back-to-school shopping this weekend, consider including a few items for the JCS Stuff-a-Bus school supply drive! Join us August 21-27 at the Jefferson County Fair, where we'll be stuffing a bus with donations of backpacks, crayons, pens and pencils, lunch boxes, notebooks, and other necessary school supplies. Volunteers from the JCS Transportation Department will be on hand to collect donations all day Sunday, August 21, and every evening from 5-8 p.m. And while you're there, learn more about how you can become a bus operator for Jefferson County Schools. It's a great way to make your mark in our caring community of educators!
about 1 month ago, Jefferson County Schools
Stuff-a-Bus