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  • March 29, 2020

    Posted by Jonesboro Public Schools on 3/29/2020

    JPS Parents: AMI information for students K-12 for March 30 - April 17 is attached HERE.

    Internet WIFI Access Information click HERE

    JPS Parents of Special Education Students Notice:
    Sunday, March 29, 2020

    The Jonesboro Special Education Department remains committed to our standard of excellence to our students with disabilities during the COVID-19 pandemic. Teachers have provided AMI packets for their students with individualized instruction geared to their IEP’s .

    Therapies will be provided by our contract provider Cynergy for a seamless continuity of services as set out by IDEA. Cynergy will be contacting parents to begin these services following Spring Break.

    Annual Reviews will be conducted as scheduled by alternate means such as Zoom. We are being creative while following all state and federal guidelines. Thank you for your patience as we are all navigating in uncharted waters. We are confident JPS will shine as Best of the Best. Please stay safe.

     

     

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  • March 20, 2020

    Posted by Marcie Cheatham on 3/20/2020
    Questions from parents/staff we have been asked going forward:
     
    1. What if we need a computer to complete our online assignments? Are any available?
    We are currently working on a plan to provide devices to parents and students who make a request for a device.  This information should be available soon. 
     
    2. Where can we get Internet access?
    In addition to the email sent yesterday with information about getting Suddenlink Internet, we are currently in communication with Verizon Wireless about obtaining some hot spots for buses and/or public areas where students could access the internet. We'll also be compiling a list of locations where public internet access is available.  
     
    3. Will we still have prom, graduation, spring musicals, etc?
    We are considering events on a case by case basis and making decisions daily. At this point, we are cancelling all spring musicals and school performances scheduled in the Center for Performing Arts though April 30. We are contacting the Embassy Suites regarding prom and will in all likelihood reschedule either at the venue or on our campus to have prom at a later date. We are awaiting guidance from DESE on graduation. 
     
    4. What about standardized testing?
    We have not received exact information from Department of Education on testing, but know that President Trump announced there will be no spring standardized testing. AP students will have an opportunity to take Advanced Placement tests to secure college credit.  Students will receive more information in the coming weeks. 
     
    Thank you for your patience in this fluid situation.
     
     
     

     

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  • March 19, 2020 (EDIT, 5pm)

    Posted by Jonesboro Public Schools on 3/19/2020

    Due to order from Governor Hutchinson, AR schools closure has been extended to April 17.

    •  Under the authority granted by Governor Hutchinson’s amended emergency proclamation, the AR Department of Education is expanding the use of Alternative Method of Instruction days, through April 17.

    • As part of the nationwide effort to keep students and families connected during the COVID-19/Coronavirus, Suddenlink will be extending free Altice Advantage Internet offering to any student in our service area who does not currently have internet connectivity. Attached HERE, you will find extensive information related to the offer, including qualifications, terms and how to apply for the services. 

    Thank you we understand this is a stressful time for all. Please check back here for future updates.

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  • March 16, 2020

    Posted by Jonesboro Public Schools on 3/16/2020

    • Our JPS curriculum team has compiled a resource guide of online educational links for your student K-12 to use this week during AMI time that you may find helpful. You can find that guide HERE. 

    You can also find it on our homepage, under Resources>For Parents> ONLINE LEARNING RESOURCES

    • Please note we have added additional sites for this week's Grab and Go meals:

    EXPANDED JPS FEEDING PROGRAM LOCATIONS:
    [These are FREE to all students and $3.25 for adults]

    MicroSociety: 1110 W. Washington - 11:00-12:00
    Word Baptist: 416 Calion St - 11:00-12:00
    Parker Park: 1506 N Church St - 11:00-12:00
    Arrowhead Farm Road - 12:15
    Duncan Road
     - 12:15
    Corner of Belt St. and Melrose St.: 11:00-12:00 - 
    Annie Camp Jr. High (Front of school) 11:00-11:30 - 1814 W. Nettleton
    North Main Baptist - 11:30-12:00 - 815 N Main St

     

     

     

     

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  • March 15, 2020: Feeding Info. for Students (Message 2 of 2)

    Posted by Jonesboro Public Schools on 3/15/2020

    JPS FEEDING PROGRAM INFORMATION DURING SCHOOL CLOSURE

    JPS will provide SACK LUNCHES to children at the following sites from the hours of 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 pm. 

    Times may be adjusted in response to the number of meals needed to be served.

    FEEDING SITES:

    MICROSOCIETY -  PICK UP LUNCHES IN FRONT DRIVE
    1110 West Washington
    PARKER PARK  - PICK UP LUNCHES IN PARKING AREA
    1506 North Church Street
    WORD BAPTIST CHURCH - PICK UP LUNCHES IN PARKING AREA
    416 Calion Street

    If you have questions, please call JPS Central Office at 933-5800.

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  • March 15, 2020 (Message 1 of 2)

    Posted by Jonesboro Public Schools on 3/15/2020

    Good afternoon Jonesboro Parents, Faculty, Staff and Students:

    Beginning Monday, March 16, Jonesboro Public Schools will be closed through the end of Spring Break. Governor Asa Hutchinson announced during a press conference today that schools throughout Arkansas will close to decrease the spread of COVID-19. Students should complete the five days of AMI (Alternative Methods of Instruction) packets while they are home. For those of you who are interested, we will have grab and go meals available to any student at three locations (MicroSociety Magnet School, Parker Park, and Walker Court). We appreciate your patience during this trying time and know this creates a hardship on many families. We believe it is important to put safety above all other considerations at this time. Please refer to our Twitter, Facebook Page and Website (in this order) for continued updates and information. Thank you.




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  • March 13, 4:30 pm

    Posted by Jonesboro Public Schools on 3/13/2020
    JPS COVID-19 Update: Friday, March 13, 4:30 pm
     
    A press conference was held today at 1:30 pm. Governor Hutchinson and Director Key from the Department of Education stated they are following the CDC recommendations and are NOT closing any additional schools in Arkansas at this time. The following link is to the CDC guidance referenced in the press conference. 
     
    **The Governor emphasized any decisions to close individual school districts will be based on the recommendation of the Secretary of Health, the Governor and Director of Education.**

    There are currently 9 presumptive positive cases (all in central Arkansas).
     
    If you have symptoms (fever, cough and difficulty breathing) and have travelled in the last two weeks or have known exposure to a patient with COVID19:
    1) Avoid local emergency rooms and local health clinics.
    2) Call your primary care provider.
    3) If you don't have a doctor, the alternative locally is to call  (870) 336-5651 or (870) 336-5671 to receive care. Or one of the best options is to see a provider online via stbernardsgo.com or the app "St. Bernards Go." People can use the coupon code COVID to waive the visit fee.
     
    We will continue to provide additional information as it becomes available.
     
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  • March 13, 2020

    Posted by Jonesboro Public Schools on 3/13/2020
    JPS COVID-19 Update:
    Friday, March 13, 2020
     
    Parent Teacher Conferences
    JPS will NOT have traditional parent teacher conferences on Thursday, March 19, 2020. You will be contacted via phone, etc. by your child's teacher next week.  School will still dismiss an hour early on Thursday, March 19th.  
     
    AMI
    Students will be provided a total of 10 days of AMI work that will be provided on their teacher's website in case of school closure.
     
    Enhanced Health Protocol

    ENHANCED HEALTH SCREENING PROTOCOL

    Due to COVID-19 (coronavirus), flu and other recent illnesses, we are implementing enhanced health screening for our students and staff.

    Any student or adult with a temperature higher than 99.9 and exhibits any of the following symptoms should not remain at school: Cough, Shortness of breath, Body aches, Fatigue, Runny Nose, Congestion, and/or Sneezing.                         

    An individual should be fever free for 24 hours without medication before returning to school. 

    Athletics

    The Arkansas Athletics Association has suspended all games and events from March 15-30. The Health Health & Fitness Expo and Dance Team tryouts arepostponed until a later date. While we are in school, practices will go on as planned unless coaches change dates. If school is cancelled,

    All practices, games, and facilities will be shut down until March 30.

    A press conference/webinar is scheduled for this afternoon and additional information may become available. Thank you.

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  • JPS Nurses

    Head Nurse
    Mersadeze Brooks, RN
    870-933-5820

    Elementary Schools:

    Jonesboro Pre-K:
    Justine Stegall, RN
    870-933-5876 

    Jonesboro Kindergarten Center:
    Whitney Robinson, LPN
    870-933-5835

    Health and Wellness:
    Mary Smith, RN
    870-933-5850   

    International Studies:
    Lillian Smith, LPN
    870-933-5825

    Math and Science:
    Earnestine Currie, RN
    870-933-5845   

    Microsociety:
    Darra Cunningham, RN
    870-933-5855   

    Visual and Performing Arts:
    Ashley Griffith, LPN
    870-933-5830
    Lois Shatzer, RN
    870-933-5830

    Secondary Schools:

    Annie Camp:
    Tammy Hall, LPN
    870-933-5820   

    MacArthur:
    Traci Meurer, RN
    870933-5840   

    Jonesboro High School:
    Dawn Deason, LPN
    870-933-5881  

    SUCCESS Achievement Academy:
    Deanna Holt, RN
    870-931-9647   

  • 2506 Southwest Square

    Jonesboro, AR 72401

    870.933.5835

     

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