News & Announcements

Hot Spots at Home Available for Chromebooks

The Jackson County School Board has received mobile hotspots that will enable students in grades 6-12 who do not have internet at home to connect their Chromebooks to the internet. These devices only work where Verizon has cell service. These devices use the same network as Verizon. If you are unable to get service in your area, these devices will not work for your student.

If you are able to access Verizon's network near your home, and cannot afford to pay for internet service, your student can check out one of these devices from his or her media center for free. (Please note that if the device is lost, damaged, or stolen a $90.00 replacement fee will be assessed.) You have to reserve a hotspot using this form. Your child's media specialist will notify your student when he or she should pick up the device. You must fill out this form completely to reserve your hotspot. Students in your household will need their own device. You must fill out this form for each student.

The devices will not allow streaming services. For example, your student will not be able to watch YouTube videos, etc.

These hotspot devices will provide internet service through the end of the 2021-2022 school year. The hotspot device must be returned at the end of the year to the media center.

Each student in your household will need to reserve a hot spot by November 17, 2021. (If you have three students, you will need to request three hotspots. You will have to fill out this form for each student.) Click "Read Full Story" to access the online form.

SENIOR SHEET SALE

The Seniors will be selling sheet sets through ScreenTech. This fundraiser will help raise funds for Senior Trip. The selling dates will be October 15-November 5. The cost per any size sheet set is $45. The sheet sets will be delivered around December 6th.

Important Announcement

We had all hoped we would begin this year with a more normal start. Unfortunately, with the recent rise in COVID, that is not going to be the case this year. With that in mind, the following decisions have been made:

• Open Houses will continue as planned. Please SOCIAL DISTANCE while on the campus and, especially if not vaccinated, we HIGHLY ENCOURAGE the wearing of masks.

• For now, school campuses will be closed to all but essential visitors as was last year. We understand how important it is for many parents to take their child the first day of school and we will not limit parents from coming, however, after this, visitors will only be allowed for essential meetings. We apologize for not being able to open our schools to visitors and volunteers at this time. We hope in the weeks or months ahead we will be able to relax this but we feel it is important to try to limit contact as best as possible during these first few weeks and until COVID is on the decline again.
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