JCS Staff Newsletter
January 11, 2023
Jean Coupons Update
Thank you to everyone who contributed to the United Way of East Tennessee Highlands. For those who donated the amount to receive the jean coupons, they are currently being printed at the print shop and should be ready to go out to schools in the next week.
The following list contains school appreciation days and national recognition celebrations that your school may wish to recognize. This is merely a suggestion list to help your school/department plan accordingly. Participation, unless otherwise promoted district-wide (i.e. Maroon and Gold Day, etc.), is not required.
Click here to view Printable Calendars for 2022-2023 & 2023-2024
- Law Enforcement Appreciation Day - January 9, 2023
- Martin Luther King, Jr. Day - January 16, 2023 - NO SCHOOL
- Please see the document below for a schedule of events for the MLK Holiday
- National Popcorn Day - January 19, 2023
- Chinese New Year - January 22, 2023
- School Board Appreciation Week – January 22 - 28, 2023
- Great Kindness Week - January 23 - 27, 2023
Information from JCS Finance Department
The end of the year is right around the corner. Please make sure if you have had an address change in the past year that you have submitted your new address to the Finance Department.
The next time you log into Skyward, you should see the option to receive a printed or electronic copy of your W-2 once it is ready in January. If you do not select a choice, the system will default to your selection from previous years. W-2s will be available by January 31, 2023.
Bay Bridge Administrators Data Breach
Some of you may have recently received a letter from Bay Bridge Administrators, LLC (BBA) about a data breach regarding your personal data. Bay Bridge Administrators, LLC is a third-party administrator for insurance carriers such as Manhattan Life and MetLife that are provided through Mark III Employee Benefits. Mark III is engaging with Bay Bridge Administrators, LLC, and their insurance carrier partners to assess what has occurred. You can find a link the letter Johnson City Schools received from Mark III Employee Benefits below. For those that have received a letter, Bay Bridge Administration (BBA) has established a toll-free call center to answer questions about the incident and to address related concerns. That information can be found below in the letter. BBA also offered these individuals access to 24 months of complimentary credit monitoring and identity protection services through IDX.
JCS ESSER Funds
Johnson City Schools' Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief Fund documents are available for review through this link. At the bottom of the page, there is a link to a Google form where we ask for feedback from all of our stakeholders. Every six months we will use this feedback for our ESSER 3.0 Public Plan-Federal Relief Spending Addendum. Please feel free to review these documents and provide us with feedback.
Information from Human Resources
Johnson City Schools is hiring custodians, Educare assistants, and instructional assistants. Current job postings can be viewed at www.jcschools.org/jobs. Johnson City Transit is in need of bus drivers. Please visit this page for more information about open Bus Driver positions.
If you have any questions or concerns about Bloomz, feel free to reach out to at BrooksB@jcschools.org with any questions.
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January 9 | Johnson City BOE Meeting
January Board Recognitions
TSSAA State Champions
Congratulations to the Science Hill High School Dance Team. This team, Coached by Van VanEaton, won the 2022 TSSAA State Championship in Hip-Hop Dance in Murfreesboro in November. Members of the team are:
Lily Anna Haynes
Congratulations again to this talented group of Science Hill students.
Science Hill senior Julia Gilmore
Next Board of Education Meeting
The next Johnson City Board of Education meeting will be held on Monday, February 6 starting at 6 p.m. inside the Board Room at Central Office (100 E. Maple Street). Board meetings can be viewed on the Johnson City Schools' YouTube channel.
In the News
Francis, Lee to join Woodland, Mountain View as assistant principals
Two elementary schools will start the new year with two new assistant principals as Leeanne Francis and Chelsea Lee will begin their positions at Woodland Elementary and Mountain View Elementary, respectively. Lee will join Mountain View principal Melissa Stukes and assistant principal Jodee Dotson, while Francis will join Woodland Elementary Principal Karen Reach.
Read more - www.jcschools.org/News/491
Science Hill Athletics Hall of Fame seeks nominations for Class of 2023
The Science Hill High School Athletic Department is currently seeking nominations for the Science Hill Athletics Hall of Fame Class of 2023. Nomination forms will be accepted through February 17, 2023. Nomination forms can be found at www.jcschools.org/athleticshalloffame. Please mail the completed nomination forms to the Science Hill High School Athletic Department at 1509 John Exum Pkwy. Johnson City, TN 37604. Inductees will be introduced on September 29 at halftime of the West Ridge vs. Science Hill football game. The formal ceremony will take place on Saturday, September 30 at 11 a.m. inside the Science Hill High School Auditorium.
Treece Trio: Siblings, service members, SH graduates featured during 123rd Army-Navy Football Game
The Treece Trio
Science Hill graduates and siblings Elizabeth (’18), Sarah (’20), and Dylan Treece (’22) were featured on CBS Sports before the 123rd Army-Navy Game. Elizabeth attends the Naval Academy, while Sarah is enrolled in Air Force—but is currently on an exchange program with the Navy, and Dylan is a Cadet at West Point. We are so proud of these Toppers!
View the video here - www.jcschools.org/News/486
Johnson City Schools launches STOPit App to empower and protect students
Johnson City Schools has enrolled with STOPit, the leading technology platform for schools that deters and controls harmful or inappropriate conduct. STOPit empowers students with an easy app to safely and anonymously report anything of concern to school officials – from cyberbullying to threats of violence or self-harm. STOPit empowers students to stand up for themselves and others while giving our schools the insight we need to keep students safe. Students can download the App from the Apple Store or Google play store on their mobile device and then search for their Johnson City School. While the reports are anonymous, there will be severe consequences for anyone who is found to have made a false report.
Read more - www.jcschools.org/News/463
Share your Good News!
Johnson City Schools loves celebrating the accomplishments of our students, staff, and community. If you know of any events, awards, programs, or other compelling stories involving the Johnson City Schools' community, please fill out this form or reach out to Collin Brooks at BrooksB@jcschools.org
JC Schools Staff Newsletter
We will distribute this newsletter on the Wednesday following the monthly Board of Education meeting. This newsletter will have information from District Departments and other helpful tips. If you have suggestions for content in this newsletter, please send them to Collin Brooks at BrooksB@jcschools.org.