JMMS Updates

May 13, 2022

The Latest Information from JMMS

Please scroll down through this edition of the JMMS Updates for the latest info.


  • Congrats Power of the Pen Writers! Awesome job today by Kimaya, Paityn, and Mason at the State Finals!!!


  • JMMS Athletes Compete in the Exceptional Olympics! Congrats to our students who traveled to Perry High School today to participate in the Exceptional Olympics! JMMS held a send-off for the buses this morning, and our students were cheering loud and proud for these athletes!


  • Attention for all Middle School Art Club members: We will be moving our monthly art club meeting to Tuesday May 17th from 3-4pm. This will be our last meeting of the year so we hope to see all art club members in attendance!


  • Sports Physicals will be done again the last day of school, May 25th from 1:00-3:00 @ JHS. Cost for a physical is $10 and checks are to be made out to Jackson Local Schools.


  • Good weather is here!! As a reminder, the safest way for a student to depart the building is on a school bus or via parent pick-up. Should you choose to allow your child to walk from school, please remind them of the importance of following all traffic laws as they walk from the building and be respectful of others' property. Thank you for your assistance with this!


  • Is your student looking for announcements?: Daily announcements are always available for our students online by navigating to this link.
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Important Last Day of School Information

JMMS Families,

Please read through the following notes regarding the end of the school year:


  • Locker Cleanouts: We will be conducting locker cleanouts for students at the end of the week in preparation for the last day of school. Students will have the opportunity throughout the day to take some time to clean out their lockers, gather up personal belongings to take home, look for library and textbooks to return, etc.

6th Grade Locker Cleanout: Thursday 5/19/22

7th/8th Grade Locker Cleanout: Friday 5/20/22


  • Students will report to lunch rooms during their assigned lunch periods. There will NOT be any breakfast or lunch served on 5/25/22.

  • Students will receive certificates from clubs and activities on 5/25/22. Should your child be absent on that day, items will be available for pick-up at the JMMS Main Office through June 2nd, 2022.

  • As a reminder, the safest way for a student to depart the building is on a school bus or via parent pick-up. Should you choose to allow your child to walk from school, please remind them of the importance of following all traffic laws as they walk from the building and be respectful of others property. Thank you for your assistance with this!

  • Beginning June 6th, the JMMS Main Office will be closed on Fridays. Should you need anything from the office, our hours will shift to Mondays through Thursdays, 7:00am to 5:00pm.
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Washington DC Trip - Return Information

On Saturday, our students will be returning from the Washington DC trip at roughly 9pm. Please park in the same parking lot you dropped off your student on Thursday morning. (Buses 1-4 on the West (Sauder) side. Buses 5-8 on the East (Bus Garage) side.)


IMPORTANT: Do not park in the Mudbrook parking lot along the front of the school unless instructed to do so by school personnel. The charter buses will be unloading in that parking lot.


We will do our best to send out a text with the estimated time of arrival should there be any changes due to traffic, etc. Thanks!

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Student Medication Stored at JMMS

Please make arrangements to pick up all medication, prescription and over the counter, by June 2. All medications including Epi pens and inhalers will need to be picked up by a Parent or Guardian. We strongly encourage parents to pick up non-emergency medication before the last day of school. Any medication not picked up by June 2, 2022 will be disposed of.


Medication Pick up times and dates are as follows:

  • May 16 - May 25, Monday thru Friday, 7:30AM - 3:30PM
  • May 26 & May 27, 7:30AM - 2:30PM
  • May 31 - June 2, 7:30AM - 2:30PM


If you have any questions or concerns regarding medication, Epi pen, or inhaler pick up, please call 330-830-8034 and ask to speak with the nurse.


Thank you and have a great summer break!


Wendy Bartlett, RN

School Nurse

wcb2jc@bearworks.jackson.sparcc.org

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SCHOOL FEES

As a reminder, parents/guardians can view their child's school fees in the Home Access Center. Have questions or need assistance? Please give the office a call and we can help you out!

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ATTENTION: 8th Graders Going to Cedar Point

Please see the below information from Cedar Point regarding money and purchases in the park:


At Cedar Point, We're Cashless!


Faster. Easier. Safer. The Best Way To Pay.


At Cedar Point, we want you to have an effortless time with your friends and family. That’s why we've moved to all cashless payments throughout the park. Simply swipe or tap your credit card, debit card or smart device with Apple Pay or Google Pay where you would normally use cash. It’s faster, safer and always secure.


No card? No problem! At our Cash-to-Card Kiosks, you can convert your cash into a prepaid debit card you can use anywhere – not just inside the park - with no fees. It’s easy and FREE!


What type of payments do Cedar Point and Cedar Point Shores accept?

VISA, Mastercard, Discover and American Express credit cards and most debit cards are accepted for payment. We also accept Apple Pay and Google Pay. The parks have multiple Cash-to-Card kiosks located throughout to allow you to convert your cash to a prepaid card with no fee. Leftover funds can be used anywhere VISA is accepted.


Is there a fee to use the Cash-to-Card kiosk?

There are no fees to convert your cash to a prepaid card and no fees to use the card in or outside the park. As long as the card is used regularly, no monthly fees will apply. After 92 consecutive days of no transaction activity, however, a $3.95 fee will be charged each month.


How much cash can I load onto a prepaid card?

Up to $500 can be loaded on a card. Minimum amount is $5.


Can I reload the prepaid card from the Cash-to-Card kiosk?

Prepaid cards are not reloadable.


Where can I use the prepaid card from the Cash-to-Card kiosk?

Cards can be used anywhere Visa is accepted.


How can I check the balance on my prepaid card?

The balance on the prepaid card can be checked at a Cash-to-Card kiosk, online at RCbalance.com or by calling the number found on the back of the card.


Why is the park going card-only or cashless?

By going cashless, we are able to conduct contact-less transactions, and it’s faster, safer and always secure.


What should I do if the Cash-to-Card kiosk takes my cash but does not dispense a card?

The kiosk will provide you with a receipt. Take the receipt to Guest Services near the Front Gate. The Guest Services team will work with the kiosk provider to verify the error and then load the funds onto a prepaid card.

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ATTENTION CURRENT 7th GRADERS - NEXT YEAR'S DC TRIP!

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21-22 JLSD Student Calendar

The school calendar for the 21-22 school year has been approved by the Board of Education. Please click the purple button to check it out!

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Purple Star Newsletter

Please take a look at the latest info below related to our military families at JMMS.

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RESOURCES FOR FAMILIES

Jackson Local Schools Backpack Food Program

We are pleased to be able to offer The Backpack Food Program, in partnership with RiverTree Jackson. This is a service for families in the Jackson Local School district with students in K-12. The goal of this program is to send home a variety of easy, ready-to-eat meals and snacks for your child to have over the weekend. There is absolutely no cost to our families to join this program. The bags will be delivered to your child’s school weekly, and sent home with students on the last day of the week that students are in school, usually Fridays.


To apply to be part of the Backpack Food Program, all you need to do is fill out the quick application form by clicking the link below: (one for each student). Please know, all information you share with us is kept in the strictest confidence.


https://forms.gle/D8YbrDZbyoJF2Ts27


If you have any questions please email
backpacks@rivertreechristian.com or Kay2jc@jackson.sparcc.org

Bear Hugs

BEAR HUGS is a FREE resource offering clothing, shoes, toys and other household needs, available to Jackson Residents. They have items available for infants through adults. People may set up a private "shopping" time or can take advantage of pop-up open hours, listed on Instagram @jacksonbearhugs. There are no stipulations for proof of need.


Bear Hugs is located at 2137 Wales Ave 44646.


For more information, or to set up a private shopping appointment,
Call Katherine at 330-714-9645 or Donnie at 330 495 4826


Bear Hugs: "Purple with a Purpose"

Learn more about Family Support Services at JMMS