|School plan provides options|
|"Have some patience," was the sage advice given by School Board President Pat Sullivan at the special meeting to approve the school reopen plan on Thursday, June 25. |
As the Aug. 6 open date for local schools quickly approaches, parents, teachers, administration and students alike will all need to practice that virtue as they maneuver the frontier of matriculating during a pandemic. Patience and flexibility will be key watchwords to move forward as situations which the school corporatoin has no power to control fluctuate.
The school reopening plan was revealed Thursday, right after the Pledge of Allegiance was pronounced. Sullivan asked the 20 or so community members gathered to hold any questions until Super- intendent Teresa Brown summarized the plan.
Before the plan could be outlined, one man present stood to commend the composed dedication and resourcefulness shown by teachers and others last spring when COVID-19 unexpectedly forced the closure of traditional schools and necessitated e-learning.
Just 30 minutes of summarizing and answ-ering questions later, the Jennings County School Corporation's "Panthers' Prepare & Care" plan to reopen schools for the 2020-21 academic year was approved.
Parents will now have the choice to register their child for a re-imagined traditional school model or an online school model. Links to parent guides with details of the plan for the elementary, middle and high schools are available on the JCS website and Facebook page. Once parents review the guide in its entirety, they can begin registration for their child July 1-10. Transportation and internet forms will also need to be completed during registration.
Students' first day is scheduled Aug 6.
Wednesday, July 1, 2020
|School Board Reopens|
|The JC School Board voted on Thursday, June 25 and the school reopen plan has been approved. Below is an introduction from Superintendent Teresa Brown with a brief summary of the Jennings County School Corporation's "Panther's Prepare & Care" plan to reopen schools for the 2020-21 academic year.|
Links to the full parent guide book for elementary, middle and high schools can be found here: https://www.jcsc.org/news#upcomingplans
Friday, June 26, 2020
|Plaza construction 'a point of pride' for JCHS|
|Jennings County High School continues to progress with its scheduled upgrades despite the ongoing global pandemic.|
Wednesday, June 24, 2020
|Graduation 2020: Class leaders address the future|
|Wednesday, June 3, 2020|
|Special graduation ceremony proves a popular alternative|
|Despite storm clouds that threatened on Friday May 29, the JCHS Class of 2020 was not about to let anything rain on their graduation parade.|
Wednesday, June 3, 2020