Newsletter for Parents and Students

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JCES Vision and Mission Statement

The vision of JCES is to provide students with a solid foundation in literacy and math to enhance their ability to become problem solvers and critical thinkers on their quest for academic excellence.

At JCES, the Tiger Way is the best way to show your PAWS by having a Positive attitude, Acting respectfully and responsibly, Working together with the community, and Staying safe.

Accountability Goal: 345

Student Attendance Goal: 95%

Teacher Attendance Goal: 95%

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Please drop your child off in front of the cafeteria to make sure they are checked before

entering the cafeteria.

Please make sure your child is on time (8:00 am) and prepared to learn. If students arrive after 8:00 am, a parent/guardian has to accompany them to the office.

All students are required to wear a mask to school every day.


All students are required to wear a mask. Please make sure your child/children arrive at school with a mask daily.

Charged Chromebooks

All students are required to come to school with a fully charged Chromebook. Please help by making sure your child/children charge Chromebooks each night.


Disruptive behavior in the classroom reduces children's ability to concentrate and absorb information. Please remind your child to behave at school. We would also like to remind students and parents that bullying will not be tolerated. Talk to your child about the importance of being kind and telling an adult at school if someone is not being kind.

Update Phone Numbers

Please make sure your phone numbers are updated. If an emergency occurs, we need to get in contact with you quickly. Contact Mrs. Coleman to update phone numbers or any additional information.

If you would like to suggest ways to improve our school, please email Principal Woods at swoods@jcpsd.net.


I-Ready is an online program that closes gaps in reading and math. Students in kindergarten- 4th grade is required to complete lessons daily. Please ensure your child is also completing lessons at home on I-Ready at least 20 minutes daily. You can check their progress after each lesson quiz. If you need any assistance with helping your child at home, please contact us at 601-786-3658.

Important Dates

  • Monday, December 6, 2021- PTA Meeting
  • Tuesday, December 7, 2021- 2nd Benchmark ELA Assessment
  • Wednesday, December 8, 2021- 2nd Benchmark Math Assessment
  • Tuesday, December 14, 2021- MOY I-Ready ELA (Wear Green)
  • Wednesday, December 15, 2021- MOY I-Ready Math (Wear Green)
  • Monday, December 20, 2021- Sweater Reading Project Due
  • December 22-January 5- Winter Break



We are super excited to announce that Ja'Liyah LaFaye Beverly is our Thanksgiving i-Ready Challenge winner. She spent more than fourteen (14) hours on i-Ready and passed thirty-six (36) lessons.

Ja'Liyah was born on December 1, 2015, to the parents of Murtis Jones and Percy Beverly. She has one sister, Shay, and two brothers, Mari and DeShawn. Ja'Liyah is a kindergarten student at Jefferson County Elementary, and her teacher is Ms. ArTaviss Stewart. Ja'Liyah aspires to be a doctor when she grows up. Her favorite subject is math. She enjoys reading, dancing, watching TV, and playing with her friends.

Today she received a $100.00 gift card from Dr. Hammitte.

Tiger Nation, please join us in congratulating Ja'Liyah!!

#TigerNation #TigerPride #InvestingInOurFuture

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Parental Consent for Bus Change

Parents/guardians cannot call the school to change a child's mode of transportation or bus number. If you want to change your child's bus, a parent/guardian has to send a signed letter with the address included.


It is crucial that your child attends school every day if he/she is feeling well. If your child has tested positive for COVID-19, be sure to get in touch with the school immediately with the proper paperwork. Assignments will be posted for students quarantining or who have tested positive on Canvas or Google Classroom. Students who are checked out before 1:30 pm will be counted absent. A student has to attend school for at least 63% of the day.
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On December 6-7, 2021, students will take the 2nd Benchmark Assessment. Students with the most growth will receive a grand prize!! Please make sure your child/children are present unless they are ill. Prizes include a bicycle, Chromebook, skates, scooter, cash, and much more. Please encourage your child/children to do their best. Students should come to school well-rested with a fully charged Chromebook. If you have any questions, don't hesitate to get in touch with us at 601-786-3658.


Please visit our school store at www.inksational.com to purchase JCES apparel. We are a for-profit/fundraiser for the school, so the more you purchase, the more money we raise! The Spirit Store apparel is approved for Friday Spirit Days, and the sweatshirts can be worn as outerwear with a uniform shirt underneath any day. Thank you in advance for your continued support!
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How to get Involved?

Not sure how your child is performing?

Do you want to see your child's daily grades?

Do you want to monitor attendance and other information?

If you answered yes, please contact Jasmine Ellis (jellis@jcpsd.net) to create an Active Parent Account.


A special thanks goes out to all our stakeholders who make any donations to the school. We have received treat bags for students, bicycles, winter coats, money, decor, books, and much more. We truly appreciate you. THANK YOU!


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Student Services

National Board Certified Counselor Mrs. Inez Coleman

  • Registration and Withdrawal
  • Student Counseling
  • Social-Emotional Support
  • Behavior Support

Contact Information

601-786-3658 Ext 402

Email: icoleman@jcpsd.net