Principal's Page

Jesse Boyd Elementary School ~~~~ October 21, 2018

Greetings from Dr. Rose

Greetings from Jesse Boyd where we inspire and equip your students to become Superstars this school year in a JBE production. Thanks for all the support for our PTSO's Fall Festival last week. It was a great time. We are looking forward to our conferences this week. The first 9 weeks of school have flown by and it has been incredible watching your students learn and grow. I cannot wait to see what the next 9 weeks has in store for our students.

Please feel free to contact me at mrose@spart7.org should you ever have any comments or concerns.

Red Ribbon Day at JBE

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Student Led Conferences

This week our students in grades 1-5 will be conducting their student led conferences. Student led conferences reflect the belief that students should be actively involved in their learning and assume responsibility for the learning process. Through student led conference, students become more motivated, reflective and evaluative. They also become more critical in their approach to learning.

We certainly hope that you'll be able to make it to your student's conference.

Make Up Day Annoucement

MAKE UP DAY ANNOUNCEMENT: Thursday, Oct 11 was the first day this academic year District 7 schools were closed because of Tropical Storm Michael. Students will make up this day on Monday, Feb. 18, 2019, the day built into the school calendar specifically as a weather day.
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Car Line Reminders

As always our number one priority during arrival and dismissal is to get all students into school and home safely.

Just a couple of reminders:

-Be ready prior to being in the car line with all papers signed and book bags ready to depart the car. It's never too early to start teaching students to unbuckle and buckle themselves in each day.

-If at all possible, have students seated in the back passenger side of the car for easy exit and entrances into the car.

-No passing other cars unless instructed by a faculty member to do so.

-Pull all the way up to the next available cone when dropping off or picking up students.

-Keep music in car at a low volume level.



As a reminder, it is best if you are changing the way your student is to get home that you send a note with the student to the child's teacher.

Additionally, students cannot be dismissed from the front office after 2pm for security and supervision issues.


If your student rides the bus or you would like to have your student on a bus, please be sure to call the bus office at 594-4423 for assistance.


-Our walkers must cross at the cross walk. If you walk to pick up your student, meet them at the stop sign where the teachers will bring our students.

-Picking up students in cars as walkers cannot be done in the front parking lot. We do not have any traffic moving in the front parking lot while our walkers are present.

-We will not allow students to walk unattended in the parking lot to meet a parent/guardian.

-Students in 5K and 1st grade are not allowed to walk home alone.

-Please be reminded that the HOA of Fernwood Condos and the ownership of MeadowGreens Apts have informed us that any vehicles parked in their parking lots during arrival or dismissal are subject to towing.

Red Ribbon Rally

On Monday, October 22nd, Spartanburg School District 7 will hold a Red Ribbon Rally, designed to elevate drug awareness in the community. The event will take place from 6:00 to 7:30 pm at the Chapman Cultural Center and will feature local leaders on the front lines of drug intervention and education. Panelists will include professionals from FAVOR Greenville, Mary Black Memorial Hospital, Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System, The Spartanburg County Narcotics Division and County Coroner and The Forrester Center. You’ll also hear from families whose lives have been impacted by addiction. This event is free and open to the public and too important to miss. We hope you’ll join us and help us to ignite positive change in the community.
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Lost and Found

As the weather changes, we find that students begin to wear layers-pullovers, jackets, coats, gloves, and hats. These items often find their way into our lost and found. We try to return items to students when they are labeled. We encourage you to label the tags of your student's pullovers, jackets, and coats as well as lunchboxes. If your student has lost an item, please have them to visit our lost and found. The lost and found is located outside of our school nurse's office. All clothing items are hung up and loose items such as lunchboxes hats, scarves, etc. can be found in a box beside the lost and found clothing racks.

Veteran's Day Assembly

On Friday, November 9th at 9am, our students will host a Veteran's Day Assembly. This assembly is more than just a time to help our students learn about the significance of Veteran's Day. It is also a time for our students to recognize family, friends, and significant others who have served our country in the military.

If your student would like to have a service member recognized, please complete the survey below.

Yearbooks for Sale

Each year our PTSO puts together a wonderful yearbook to document the school year. Do not miss your opportunity to purchase a 2018-2019 school yearbook.
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Dates Coming Soon

October 23 &25th- Student Led Conferences

October 23-25th- 2nd grade CogAt Testing

October 24th- Red Ribbon Day

October 26th-NO SCHOOL

October 29th-Report Cards go Home

October 31st- Halloween class parties

Bruster's money due

November 2nd-Brusters at lunch

November 5th & 7th- IOWA Testing- 2nd grade

November 6th- No School

November 7th- BOOSTERTHON BEGINS

November 9th- Veteran's Day Assembly 9am

November 14th- Early Release Day

November 15th- Thankful Thursday

November 16th- BOOSTERTHON FUN RUN

November 21st-23rd- Thanksgiving Holidays