HEART Academy @ JNES News

February 28, 2021

Dates To Remember

March 1st-5th- Read Across America Week

March 2nd- Dr. Seuss' Birthday

March 3rd- Spring Pictures

March 12th- Student Holiday

March 29th-April 2nd- Spring Break

It's Read Across America Week!!!!

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Thank you PTF!!

Special THANK YOU to our wonderful PTF for stocking our fridge and sending individually wrapped snacks for our Teacher's Lounge!! It was greatly appreciated by our staff!!

Nutrition On the Square

Our staff received a tasty treat from Nutrition On the Square this week!! Special thanks to Andrea Beasley and Nely Pelico for the nice surprise! It definitely put a smile on our faces!!


If you ordered a sweatshirt, those will be distributed this week!! We have a few extras. If you would like to purchase one, please contact the school office at 256-233-6630. First come, first serve.

Kids Heart Challenge

This is the final week for our Kids Heart Challenge!!!

Our goal is to raise $8,600.00- and we are currently at $7,698.19. We are so close!!!! Thank you for all of your hard work and for making this successful!!!

Remember that one class per grade level is competing for an Amazon gift card. In order to receive the prize, the classroom has to have the most students registered online! Below is the current leader board.

Teacher Grade Students Registered

Howell Kindergarten 15

Pope/Hall (tie) 1st 12

M. Hobbs 2nd 4

Deen 3rd 15

If you have not registered, follow the steps below:

Next Steps:

1. Go online and download the app

2. Register and take the challenge

3. Send 10 emails

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Here are some important reminders:

  • If your child has symptoms or tests positive, he/she must quarantine for 10 days.
  • If your child is a close contact (within 6 feet, for at least 15 minutes, within 48 hours) of someone who has tested positive for COVID-19 or has lost sense of taste/smell, he/she must quarantine for 14 days.
  • Your child CANNOT test out of quarantine. Even with a negative test, the 14 day rule applies.
  • Students who have COVID-19-like symptoms and receive an alternative diagnosis from their healthcare provider (and those close contacts) may return to school immediately. A written physician’s note is required. A negative COVID-19 test is not an alternative diagnosis.
  • Students who test positive or are in quarantine CANNOT attend any school functions. Please stay home if you have symptoms or are in quarantine.
  • You may choose remote learning for your child at any point. We are happy to work with you to help determine what is best for your child and your family.

Our primary concern, as always, is the personal safety and health of our students, faculty, staff and community. We thank you for your continued commitment to helping mitigate the spread of COVID-19 within our schools and community!

COVID Guidelines Video August 2020
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Athens City Schools 2020-2021 Community Meal Program

Free for Anyone 18 Years and Younger for the Whole School Year

We are pleased to share the 2020-2021 meal service schedule and to offer FREE meals for anyone 18 years old and younger for the length of the school year. Most importantly, we want to encourage everyone to participate in this opportunity!



DATES: Effective immediately (September 2, 2020) through the end of the 2020-2021 school year

TIME: Regularly scheduled time at your school (School days only. No weekend distribution.) LOCATIONS: All ACS school locations

  • Meals will be available at any of our school locations during current scheduled meal times
  • Meals will be distributed “Grab-and-Go” style either in the classroom (PreK-5) or in the lunchroom (6th-12th) to be eaten in the classroom, outside, or designated place determined by the Principal
  • We will offer 3 meals daily (1 breakfast and 1 lunch meal during the school day); 1 supper meal is available after school for those in latchkey or being tutored or participating in band or athletics
  • All children 18 and younger can receive food AT NO COST whether they are an ACS student or not


DATES: Effective immediately (September 2, 2020) through the end of the 2020-2021 school year (School days only. No weekend distribution.)

HOW TO ORDER: https://forms.gle/CcFyT6CF9t1nL5oz8

PICK UP TIME: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

LOCATIONS: All ACS school locations

  • Meals must be pre-ordered by 8 pm the night before https://forms.gle/CcFyT6CF9t1nL5oz8
  • Meals will be distributed “Grab-and-Go” style
  • We will provide 2 meals daily (1 breakfast and 1 lunch meal)
  • All children 18 and younger can receive food AT NO COST whether they are an ACS student or not

Get the App Now!

Never miss a weather alert, school closing or important update. Download the ACS mobile app to stay connected at all times. Use the app to can check calendars, lunch menus, and receive "push" notifications about school events and weather emergencies. Download the free app today at the App Store for iPhones or Google Play for Android devices. Search "Athens City School System."

Be sure to allow alerts, pushes and banners in your phone settings under "notifications" to properly receive notifications. In the app settings, please select the schools from which you wish to receive updates. Contact our office with any questions. 256.233.6600.