JCS Parents

2022-2022 JCS Parent-Student Handbook

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2021-2022 JCS Parent-Student Handbook

2021-2022 Parent Involvement District Plan


PARENTS RIGHT-TO-KNOW- Teacher Qualifications

(A)    QUALIFICATIONS- At the beginning of each school year, a local educational agency that receives funds under this part shall notify the parents of each student attending any school receiving funds under this part that the parents may request, and the agency will provide the parents on request (and in a timely manner), information regarding the professional qualifications of the student's classroom teachers, including, at a minimum, the following:

(i) Whether the teacher has met State qualification and licensing criteria for the grade levels and subject areas in which the teacher provides instruction.

(ii) Whether the teacher is teaching under emergency or other provisional status through which State qualification or licensing criteria have been waived.

(iii) The baccalaureate degree major of the teacher and any other graduate certification or degree held by the teacher, and the field of discipline of the certification or degree.

(iv) Whether the child is provided services by paraprofessionals and, if so, their qualifications.

(B)    ADDITIONAL INFORMATION- In addition to the information that parents may request under subparagraph (A), a school that receives funds under this part shall provide to each individual parent—

(i)  information on the level of achievement of the parent's child in each of the State academic assessments as required under this part; and

(ii) timely notice that the parent's child has been assigned, or has been taught for four or more consecutive weeks by, a teacher who is not highly qualified.

(C)       FORMAT- The notice and information provided to parents under this paragraph shall be in an understandable and uniform format and, to the extent practicable, provided in a language that the parents can understand.


JCS Foster Care Plan (click here)

The JCS Foster Care Plan includes the transportation plan and dispute resolution plan. 

Ensuring Educational Stability for Children in Foster Care

This plan is to address the requirement for foster care provisions under Title I of ESSA which require State Educational Agencies (SDE) and Local Educational Agencies (LEAs) to collaborate with Child Welfare Agencies (CWAs) to ensure educational stability and minimize educational disruptions for children in foster care.

Jasper City Schools are committed to provide all students with sound educational experiences.  We recognize that foster children are at an increased risk of grade retention, gaps in academic achievement, low high school graduation rates, and postsecondary enrollment.  These provisions promote greater stability for children in foster care so that they can continue their education without disruption, maintain important relationships with peers and adults, and have the opportunity to achieve college and career readiness.

The educational stability includes that (1) a child in foster care will remain in the child’s school of origin, unless a determination is made that it is not in the child’s best interest to remain in the school and (2) if a determination is made that it is not in the child’s best interest to remain in the school of origin, the child will be immediately enrolled in the school of residence, even if the child is unable to produce records normally required for enrollment.

JCS Homeless Plan (click here) 

JCS ARP Homeless II Grant Plan

Homeless Information - MdKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act

Education for Homeless Children and Youth

The Education for Homeless Children and Youth Program is funded under the McKinney –Vento Homeless Assistance Act to ensure that homeless children and youth have access to the same free, appropriate public education that is provided to all children.  It further requires that attendance laws not be used to keep homeless children and youth from attending school. All faculty and staff must complete a mandatory in-service regarding homeless education each year which is available to your school as a PowerPoint presentation on the JCS website or via In-Service Training.

Who is Homeless?

The McKinney-Vento Act (Section 725) defines “homeless children and youth” (school-age and younger) as:
A.  Children and youth who lack a fixed, regular, and adequate nighttime residence, including children and youth who are:

  1. Sharing the housing of other persons due to loss of housing, economic hardship, or a similar reason (i.e. “doubled-up”).
  2. Living in motels, hotels, trailer parks, or camping grounds due to lack of alternative adequate accommodations.
  3. Living in emergency or transitional shelters.
  4. Abandoned in hospitals.
  5. Awaiting foster care placement (i.e., DHR has removed the children from the home and placed them in a transitional/temporary setting such as a relative’s home or an assessment unit).

B.  Children and youth who have a primary nighttime residence that is a public or private place not designed for, or ordinarily used as, a regular sleeping accommodation for human beings.

C.  Children and youth who are living in cars, parks, public spaces, abandoned buildings, substandard housing, bus or train stations, or similar settings.

D.  Migrant/ESL/ELL children who qualify as homeless if they are living in circumstances described above.

E.  The term unaccompanied youth includes a young person not in the physical custody of a parent or guardian. This would include runaways living in runaway shelters, abandoned buildings, cars, on the streets, or in other inadequate housing; children and youth denied housing by their families (sometimes referred to as “throwaway children and youth”); and school-age unwed mothers living in homes for unwed mothers because they have no other housing available.

SchoolCast-JCS Rapid Response System

MyPaymentsPlus-Prepay Student Lunch Program


Anti-Bullying Information

Bullying\Cyber Safety-Each Jasper City School provides Internet Safety programs for their students through classroom lessons, presentations, safety websites, handouts, and assemblies. As parents, it is our responsibility to make sure our children understand the seriousness of bullying or cyber bullying and how to use their technology appropriately no matter where they are.

Report of Violence Form - To Report Violence, Threat of Violence, Harassment and/or Intimidation please print the form, fill in completely and return to your child's Principal or Counselor. 

Digital Citizenship - Your personal information is a valuable commodity. It’s not only the key to your financial identity, but also to your online identity. Knowing how to protect your information — and your identity — is a must in the 21st century. Here are some tips to doing it effectively.

Child Find - Help Locate Children with Disabilities

Destiny Library Management-JCS Library Management System

JCS Curriculum Maps

JCS Gifted Program

JCS iPad Policies and Requirements

Parent Prevention Resources - Drugs, Alcohol, and Suicide Prevention & Intervention:

Parent and Student Contract for Prom and Graduation

Parent and Student Resource on Prom and Graduation

Parent Prevention Resource 

Parent Resource Marijuana Fact Sheet

Parent Resource on Concentrates and Edibles

Parent Resource on E-Cigarettes

Parent Resource on Herion

Parent Resource on Medication Abuse

Parent Resource on Synthethic Drugs

Parent Resources on Alcohol

Parent Resources on Drug Paraphernalia

Parenting Resource

Powerpoint for parents- SUICIDE PREVENTION

Suicide Toolkit- Toolkit for suicide awareness at the high school level

Youth Suicide Warning Signs  Powerpoint on the signs of youth suicide

Teacher Resources for Alcohol and Drug Prevention

Parent's Right To Know  - Document to be printed, completed and returned to the school for a request of a teacher's certification/qualification information.