JCHS Special Edition: COVID-19

Effects of COVID-19 on JCHS: District is closed 3/18 - 4/3

A Letter from Bob James: JCHS Principal

We would like each of you to know that you will be in our thoughts during our extended break. Please know that taking care of our students is far more than a job for us; we honestly care and will miss our students.

Parents and Guardians- we know this will be a stressful time for you with many unforeseen challenges; you will be in our thoughts as well. We often remark that our students are the best in the nation; we have the best parents as well and want to thank you for partnering with us during this challenging time.

Please remember that the most important thing we will do over the hiatus is taking care of ourselves, our families, and each other. Use each of the reminders above to organize a time every day to spend with those closest to you, talk to each other about the things that truly matter, organize your priorities, and seek to understand. Take care of each other now and always. See you after the break Jays!

Bob James

Principal, Jefferson City High School

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Virtual Lesson Design: What to Expect

We understand that keeping up with studies may not feel like the most important thing at the moment, but, like all things, this too shall pass and we hope the resources we have provided will ease the transition back to “normal” school life. Teachers have placed activities in student’s Google Classroom(s) they felt were the most important in maintaining learning; please take the time to:

  • Organize a specific time each day to make progress; everything does not need to be done every day- set a schedule that makes sense and stick to it.

  • Set aside time each day to discuss learning with someone; tell them what you have learned and how you see yourself using it in the future. (in class or in life)

  • Set aside time each day to check Google hangout, Google classroom, or to communicate with teacher(s) via email; it is a great way to organize your thoughts, find answers, and hold yourself accountable.

  • Reading is a great pass time and helps the mind grow.

For students that reported to us that they did not have wifi or that their wifi was not stable, we will be mailing home packets from teachers with work for students to do to help stay up on lessons.

Teachers will be available via email for the duration of the closure (with the exception being the scheduled spring break).

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Google Classroom Tutorial for Parents


Please complete the following survey regarding whether your family has reliable access to food at home: FOOD ACCESS SURVEY (please note, in order to pick up food from a building during the extended break, your student will need to be present).

Thank you for providing this information as soon as possible so that we may determine how to assist you during the next few weeks.

Jefferson City School District

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Message from Ehren Earleywine: JCSD Activities Director

The Jefferson City School District will be closed Wednesday, March 18, 2020, through Friday, April 3, 2020, to help mitigate the spread of COVID-19. Beginning immediately and lasting throughout this time period, all activities including games, meets, contests, performances, practices, workouts and post season banquets and ceremonies will cease until further notice.

If the COVID-19 situation warrants, we may need to extend the closure beyond April 3, 2020. District officials will stay in constant communication with all applicable agencies and communicate out any and all information impacting our staff, students and programs. We appreciate your patience and understanding during this unprecedented time.

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ACT Canceled:

At this time, due to the unforeseen circumstances of the COVID virus, ACT will not be given on Wednesday, April 1st. Jefferson City High School will be closed from March 18 until April 3rd. Right now our plan is to give the ACT to juniors AND seniors during the 2020-21 school year.

A+ Program Seniors:

One of the unknowns at this time is how A+ requirements will apply for graduating seniors. All A+ program seniors need to stay connected to their A+ Google Classroom.

Parents can reference https://dhewd.mo.gov/ppc/grants/aplusscholarship.php for more detailed information.

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