2016-07-20 / Front Page

Schools to hold Open House and New Student Registration

The 2016-2017 school year will officially open for Jenkins County students on Friday, July 29th, under the leadership of Jenkins County School Superintendent Tara Cooper.

Mrs. Cooper administers the work of the school system under the direction of a five member Board of Education as follows: Chairman Danny Bennett, Vice-Chairman Freddie Brinson, Roy Cook, Mike Reese and Mary Young.

Jenkins County Middle/High School will open its doors to students, parents, and the community on Wednesday, July 27. Grades 6-12 will have Open House at the Jenkins County Middle/High School from 3-6 p.m. on Wednesday July 27th. Pre-K along with grades K - 5th will have Open House from 1-3 p.m. Thursday, July 28th, at the Jenkins County Elementary School.

All parents are encouraged to attend as this is an opportunity for them and their children to meet their teachers for the 2016-2017 year.

Rolling book bags are not allowed unless the student has an annual written document from a physician.

Any student who has health issues and/or takes medication while at school should bring the medication with them to open house and allow time to meet with the school nurse to discuss the student’s medical needs.

Registration for students “new” to the Jenkins County school system will be held Wednesday, July 27th, from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. at all three schools. Parents will need to bring an immunization record, certified copy of birth certificate, eye, ear and dental report, Social Security card, report card or school records from previous school.

All Jenkins County schools participate in a Universal Food Program whereby all students receive a free breakfast and lunch. However, breakfast will not be served on the first day of school, Friday, July 29th.

School insurance may be purchased through each school and school supply lists are available at each school.

A dress code is implemented for grades 6-12 at Jenkins County Middle/High School for the 2016-2017 school year. For a copy of the dress code you can come by the Central office or go to the school website www.jchs.com, click on Middle or High School Links.

Superintendent Cooper states, “We need all of our parents to be a part of their child’s educational experience. The Jenkins County School System is looking forward to a successful school year.”

For additional information please call the Central Office at (478) 982-4305.

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