JCHS Parent Connect Newsletter

August 2016 edition

Attendance is a BIG Deal !

One of the most important things your child can do to achieve academic success is also one of the most basic: going to school every day. In fact, research has shown that your child's attendance record may be the biggest factor influencing his or her academic success.

Benefits of daily attendance

By attending class regularly, your child is more likely to keep up with daily lessons and assignments, and take quizzes and tests on time.

There are other benefits as well:

Achievement: Students who attend school regularly are more likely to pass reading and math assessments than students who don't attend school regularly.

Opportunity: For high schoolers, being in school every day gives them a chance to learn more about college and scholarship opportunities, and to take the important exams they need to build a successful academic record.

Exposure to the English language: Regular school attendance can also help students who are learning English by giving them the chance to master the skills and information they need more quickly and accurately even in other subjects!

Being part of the school community: Just by being present at school, your child is learning how to be a good citizen by participating in the school community, learning valuable social skills, and developing a broader world view.

The importance of education: Your commitment to school attendance will also send a message to your child that education is a priority for your family, going to school every day is a critical part of educational success, and that it's important to take your responsibilities seriously including going to school.

By making your child's school attendance a priority, you will be taking an important step in supporting your child's school success, and setting a good example. Remember every day counts!

Click on the link below to find out how you can help keep your child on track.



Positive Behavior Interventions & Supports (PBIS) is a district-wide initiative that Jones County High School will use as a tool for teaching and modeling expected behaviors. The acronym, GREAT, is the format that was decided to present these expectations. The letters in the acronym stand for Good-mannered, Respectful, Engaged, Accountable, Trustworthy.

Students will begin learning about school-wide behavioral expectations during homeroom. These expectations have been agreed upon by the staff as an effective way to be proactive in managing behaviors. This approach to managing behaviors is also a positive one.

Please take this opportunity to talk to your child about the expectations at school and the importance of continuing to demonstrate GREAT behaviors. With your continued support and involvement, Jones County High School will remain a school where students can be GREATHounds.

See the PBIS matrix information below that shows the expectation along with what the particular behaviors should look like at the high school.

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G.R.E.A.T. Parents Stay in the Loop

4 ways to stay in the loop about JCHS School News

1. Join our JCHS Remind to receive text messages and school alerts about upcoming events. To join, text @db1e04 to 81010 or 229-469-5924.

2. Sign up for the parent email group on the JCHS webpage.

3. Check out our school Facebook page, Jones County High School Gray, GA

4. Make sure your contact number is correct in Infinite Campus to receive School Call Out messages.

Senior Parents & Students

To stay in the loop about senior announcements from senior counselor, Mrs. Kimber Pittman, join Remind by texting @38ed4 to 81010

Junior Parents & Students

To stay in the loop about junior class information from junior counselor, Mrs. Kadajia Baker, join Remind by texting @JC18 to 81010 or click on the following link below:


Sophomore Parents & Students

To stay in the loop about sophomore information from 10th grade counselor, Mrs. Jill Huckeba, join Remind by texting @huckeba to 81010

Freshmen Parents & Students

To stay in the loop about freshmen information from 9th grade counselor, Mrs. Amy Johnson, join Remind by texting @jc2020 to 81010
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Taking Photography Next Semester?

Any student enrolled in Photography next semester must have a digital camera.
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Interested in attending Georgia Tech, Georgia State, or UGA?

There will be a Peach State Tour Information Session to learn more about Georgia Institute of Technology, Georgia State University, and the University of Georgia at Rutland High School on August 22, 2016 from 6:00 PM- 8:00 PM. To register, click on link PeachSateTour



Georgia Only Testing Events

Who: All Affiliated Student Members

When: September 21-28, 2016

Where: JCHS

Cost: $5 per student

Membership Eligibility Deadline: September 2, 2016

If you paid membership by August 15th, testing is included. Membership with testing- $27.00 by August 15th. After August 15th, membership is $25.00 does not included testing.

DECA Day At Georgia Tech.

Be a part of GA DECA's fall event with Georgia Tech! Participate in a Georgia Tech themed Kahoot! Quiz game (complete with GT prizes and swag) and watch the Yellow Jackets take on the national runner-up Clemson Tigers!

When: Thursday, September 22, 2016

Where: GA Tech Campus (Atlanta)

Cost: $45 Payment due Sept. 2, 2016

Business of Baseball

Tuesday, September 27, 2016


The Atlanta Braves Business of Baseball event is a unique opportunity for you and your class to get a behind the scenes look at the business side of professional sports. Enjoy exclusive question and answer sessions with executives from the Atlanta Braves’ Front Office.

Event begins at 5:00pm followed by 7:00pm game. See the Atlanta Braves take on the Philadelphia Phillies! Cost is $23 per person and includes an outfield ticket, $10 food/beverage voucher, and Braves Hat.

Payment is due: Sept. 13th, 2016


Aug. 22- Class Officer Applications available

Aug. 24- Class Officer Applications due

Aug. 31- Pictures- NGC

Sept. 1- Pictures- Main Campus

Sept. 8- Junior Ring Meeting 2nd period

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