Jackson Journal

Hello March!

Important Dates to Remember

Thursday, March 8, 7:30-8:15 - Family Leadership Team meeting, Room 213

***Note this is a change from the normal Friday meeting! All parents are welcome to attend this meeting. We will be planning the Spring Fling at our next meeting. Be sure to participate and give input for the event! Breakfast snacks will be provided.

Thursday, March 8 - 2nd and 3rd grade student art show and music production, 6:00

Inservice Day - No school - Friday, March 16

Monday-Friday, March 19-23 - Spring Break

Thursday, March 29 - Kindergarten screening at Jackson Elementary - Parents, please come by anytime between the hours of 7:30 am and 6:00 pm, to register your child for kindergarten!

Monday, April 2 - Walk of the Warrior event at JSMS (for all upcoming middle school students!)

Thursday, April 5 - PreK Screening

Tuesday, April 10 - Spring Fling

YMCA anyone?? Summer Registration time is here!

If you are interested in our on-site YMCA program, please email krlane@k12k.com for more information. This program operates every day until 6:00 pm. Financial assistance is available and child care certificates are accepted.

Don't forget to register your child for a summer enrichment program. Be on the lookout for great opportunities at YMCA, Boys and Girls Club, Kingsport Parks and Rec, and the Kingsport Public Library.

Kindergarten Registration Day

Thursday, March 29th, 7:30am-6pm

600 Jackson Street

Kingsport, TN

Please bring your child's required documents to register!

You will need:

Your child's original birth certificate, social security card, current proof of immunization and physical, and current proof of residency.

For more information, call 378-2250.

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Dear Jackson Families,

In light of recent events, school safety has been in the forefront of thoughts and concerns. It may be helpful to share some of the steps our school and district have taken to keep us as safe as possible. This list captures some of the key practices.

Each year schools are required to complete emergency drills, including intruder

drills. Additionally, each school conducts an Active Shooter Drill in conjunction with KPD and the Chief Student Services Officer to address these most extreme situations. In recent years all schools have been equipped with a secure front entrance while all other doors remain locked and are accessible only through card reader access. Kingsport Police Department conducts daily walk-throughs at all school locations. Not only does this assist with school safety, it also gives these officers an opportunity to familiarize themselves with schools in the zones they patrol. As a result, schools and KPD officers have developed positive relationships with both staff and students. We continue to update security cameras, both in number and quality. All schools utilize software where parents/visitors must have ID scanned to attend a meeting or sign out a child. This software accesses databases to monitor any possible risks. All exterior doors and classroom doors remain locked, with the exception of the front door that leads into the secured lobby at each school.

It is my hope that having this information will alleviate some degree of worry. We will continue to review specific safety protocols and processes with our faculty and staff. Thank you for entrusting us with your children. This is not a trust that we take for granted and will continue to work diligently to keep safety as our primary consideration.

Dr. Krissy Turner