Jack Anderson Elementary

August 15-August 19

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This Week's Related Arts Schedule

August 15-August 19

Monday: Day 3

Tuesday: Day 4

Wednesday: Day 5

Thursday: Day 6

Friday: Day 7

Carline Information

You can find directions for the carline on the back of your Car Rider Tag or on the JAE Website.

Click here for more information: Carline Information

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Please Pull Forward During Morning Carline Drop-off....Look for This Guy!

Please pull all the way forward when unloading students. Don't stop at either of the crosswalks in the front of the building unless one of our staff members stops you.

Be looking for this guy as a reminder of where drop-off begins.

Lunch Visits Will Begin August 15th

Students may have one lunch visitor per week beginning August 15th. We use the first two weeks of school to teach routines and procedures. We look forward to seeing you after the first two weeks.

Remember, according to regulations, you may not bring outside food or drinks from restaurants to students for lunch.

Please see our student handbook for more information.

Save the Date! Jack Anderson Elementary Parent Orientation

Save the Date! Jack Anderson Elementary Parent Night/Open House

K-2: August 15th 6:00-7:00

3-5: August 16th 6:00-7:00

We ask that you attend Parent Orientation without your children. It is important for you to be able to focus completely on the teachers' presentations.

Please be prepared to complete a JAE Enrollment Card at Parent Orientation!

At registration, we did not ask parents to complete a JAE Enrollment Card like we normally do. We decided to pull the information from Skyward to receive that specific information so that you didn't have another sheet to complete. However, when reviewing our Crisis Plan and Security Assessment, we determined that having the JAE Enrollment card on file in the office, and for grade level teachers is another component in contacting parents quickly in case of an emergency. Please print and complete the attachment and bring it to school during Parent Night/Open House, or complete it when you come that evening!

School Safety Assessment

Mrs. Sanders and our School Resource Officer (SRO) take safety seriously by ensuring our School Safety Assessment is complete!
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Guidance Regarding Exposure to COVID-19

Per SCS, principals received updates regarding exposure to COVID-19. Students who are absent due to testing positive for COVID will not count as an absence for school purposes, and will not count towards chronic absenteeism. This is a provision authorized by the state. SCS will not be tracking close contacts for COVID exposure or sending out exposure notifications.

JAE Cross Country Team

Cross Country will be offered to students in grades 3rd thru 5th. Practice will be held every Monday at the Hendersonville library from 5:30-6:15. The kids will run on the greenway. The 1st practice will be August 22nd. Registration forms were sent home last week. Please contact Coach Hellman (mahlon.hellman@sumnerschools.org) if your child did not get a form and is interested in participating.

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Wilson Bank & Trust

Jack Anderson is excited to have another great opportunity this year! In-School Banking is a hands-on in school program offered to students by Wilson Bank & Trust. The program teaches students the principles of saving money and the basics of banking transactions. Our School Bank Representative from Wilson Bank & Trust will be at JAE on Parent Night/Back to School Night. Be sure to stop by the table to learn more!
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At Jack Anderson, we are so excited to add SPACE to our building as a resource to all students. The purpose of SPACE is to help students have success in the following areas:






We want to ensure that students have the tools to be successful, to persevere through challenges, and to communicate their needs effectively. While we strive for academic excellence, we are aware that meeting the needs of K-5 students in the area of social and emotional learning, is just as important. If and when a student feels that he or she may need a break, they can ask to go to SPACE. SPACE is an actual room inside JAE where a classified staff member, Coach Amy will spend her day. She is extremely knowledgeable in helping students "reset" and breathe. SPACE is not a place where students go as a consequence, nor is it a place where students go if they are in an escalated state. Students will always return back to class to learn after they spend time in SPACE, and will use the skills they learn at Jack Anderson, and in the future.

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Attention Moms:

Please join your fellow JAE mommas for yummy food and great fun! Dinner at Jolly Ollie's in Hendersonville on Friday, 8/26 at 7:00PM. Karaoke will follow at 8:00PM. We hope to see you there!
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You can buy JAE merch online! Check out the new PTO Website (click "Jack Anderson PTO Website" above. You can also make your STEM/Technology donation and PTO Membership online!

School Meals


Sumner County Schools will return to charging regularly priced meals for 2022-23 school year. It is highly encouraged for those who normally qualify for free or reduced meals to fill out an online application here:


Charges are as follows:

  • Breakfast for all grades $2.00

  • Elementary Lunch $3.00

  • Middle/High Lunch $3.50

We have been notified by our new vendor TITAN Family Portal that they have had technical issues establishing our account to receive online payments from parents.

While they are addressing this issue, our MyPaymentsPlus system will remain available for parents to load student lunch payments online. All payments into MyPaymentsPlus will be automatically transferred into your student’s TITAN Family Portal account within 48 hours.

Parents may also load funds into their student’s lunch account by sending a check or cash to their school cafeteria with their students name and id number.

If your student is new to the district and you do not have a MyPaymentsPlus account, please contact your school cafeteria manager. Jennifer.osborne@sumnerschools.org.

Our Titan system should be available for online payments at the end of August. We will send further communication to parents at that time.

Money that was deposited in your child’s account for extras last year should transfer after you register in the TITAN program. Please email Jennifer Osborne in the cafeteria with questions at Jennifer.osborne@sumnerschools.org.

JAGS Treehouse

At this time, our JAGS before and after school program is full due to staffing. The program is only accepting previously enrolled JAGS families. If you would like to be added to the waitlist, please complete the JAGS Waitlist Application: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfsgoGGhxTvMb2aB2f2jPUNSKsCCqlzah96XtX3-YzwbnavHw/viewform

Jack Anderson Dress Code Reminders

The following shall NOT be worn to school:

shorts that are shorter than five inches above the

knee, biker/spandex shorts, shorts with writing on

the back, cut off jeans that are frayed or with

pockets showing, clothing with holes,

saggy/sagging pants, leggings or leotards unless

with appropriate length skirt or dress, suggestive

slogans, pictures or ads of tobacco or alcoholic

products or drug paraphernalia, caps, hats,

scarves or bandanas, strapless dresses or

blouses, spaghetti strap dresses, bare midriff,

halters or tank tops, backless shoes (sandals with

a back strap are permitted), cleated shoes, shoes

with rollers, flip flops, clothing related to gangs,

extreme hair color or style that results in classroom

disruption. Jewelry may not be distracting or


Consequence: Change or be sent home. Multiple

instances will result in a disciplinary referral

Riding the Bus Home Today?

If your child is riding the bus (and normally goes home a different way) you must complete a bus pass. The bus pass must include the following:

  • Student Name
  • Grade Level
  • Teacher Name
  • Address of where they are riding home.

This process is to ensure that your student arrives home on the correct bus route.
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Please Have Your ID Available When You Pick Up Your Child Early

Please remember that per the Student Handbook, and SCS requirements, you must show your ID when picking up your student early. Many of you know our front office staff, but there may be a day that there is a sub in the office, or one of our part time front office members does not know you. Please be prepared to show your ID to pick up your student for an early dismissal.

Need a Car Tag?

If you need an additional car tag for the car line, please complete this form:


JAE Attendance

Please send in a handwritten note, a doctors' note, or email your child's teacher and stephanie.defazio@sumnerschools.org to excuse your child's absences.

We will no longer be using the student absence form on the app to excuse absences.

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Please See the JAE Student Handbook Below

You will be able to find out TONS of information linked in the button below. Copies of handbooks will be shared with families during Open House.