Jackson Journal

Welcome Back, Braves! September 2017

Important Dates to Remember

Tuesday, September 5

*Warrior Half-Mile Race Practice, 3:30-4:00

Thursday, September 7

*Volunteer Training - If you are interested in being a volunteer reader, please attend a brief training, 9:00-9:30! RSVP by calling 378-2241!

*Elementary race at Warrior's Path Park, 4:00 (Please contact Mrs. Clendenen if you are interested in participating! 378-2241)

Friday, September 8

*Individual Picture Day

*Family Leadership Meeting, 7:30-8:15, Mrs. Morrison's classroom

Friday, September 15

*Parent/Teacher Conference Day

Monday-Friday, September 18-22

*Eat lunch with your child week (Be on the lookout for your student's grade level day!)

Friday, September 22

*Health screenings for k, 2nd, and 4th grade students

Friday, September 29

*Field Day

Wednesday, November 8

*System-wide career fair for all 4th graders

Parent Survey, 2016-2017 - We want to hear from you!!!

As you can see below, we had great results from our spring parent survey. However, we know we have areas for growth and Jackson Braves want to be the best we can be! Notice that families most often marked "Feeling Welcome At School" as an area for growth. You will soon be receiving a very short TWO QUESTION parent survey that we hope will help us improve in this area. Look for the survey on coral colored paper. Return the survey as soon as possible. The classrooms with 100% participation will be receiving a special prize!


FY 2017

Quality of instruction


Academic progress of my child(ren)


Physical condition of the school and classrooms


Physical condition of the grounds




School office staff




School administrators


How the teacher(s) communicates with parents


How the school communicates with parents


How Kingsport City Schools communicates with parents


The level of parent involvement and engagement


Feeling welcome at the school


Providing services or community connections as needed


Building hours and entrances - Please follow traffic flow in the morning!

Please use Jackson Street each morning for student drop off. The main entrance (Stone Drive side of the building) is to be used by Jackson faculty and buses only. If your student arrives after 8:15, please park in "visitor" parking and walk in to the main office. Several parents have used the bus entrance in the morning this week and were "stuck" between buses that were unloading. This causes extra wait time and frustration for many different people, especially those who must wait! Often, impatience leads to poor choices. Keeping our students safe is the number one priority. Please use Jackson Street 7:20-8:15. Thank you!

Picture Day

Friday, Sep. 8th, 8:30am-2:30pm

600 Jackson Street

Kingsport, TN

Ordering on-line is easy! Visit inter-state.com/order and enter your code that is provided on the inside of your order flyer to continue the ordering process. Online ordering allows parents to choose between more options and styles to further personalize their child's portrait.