• Thursday, June 12, 2020

    JHS Bird Feed 6.12.2020 or Via Facebook

     

    Wednesday, June 11, 2020

    Updated Graduation Plan or Via Facebook

    Student Assignments

    Updated Graduation Information

     Map Phase 1

    Phase 1:

    1. Each senior is still only allowed 1 vehicle.
    2. Enter the campus through the Gum Branch entrance. (A)
    3. Check in at Station (B) to ensure the proper time and the name of the student. Students will be given a card to spell their name phonetically so it can be pronounced properly in the auditorium.
    4. Anyone who shows up before their allotted time will be instructed to wait in the back parking lot by the bus office (C).
    5. Those who arrive for their allotted time will be directed to the parking lot in front of the Auditorium where 10 cars will park in 2 rows beside the lobby .(D)
    6. The next 5 cars will stop (E) at the speed bump in front of the Gym Annex to wait for a row of 5 to pull away from the lobby.
    7. The other 10 cars in the group will park in 2 rows of 5 in the Annex parking lot (F). As each set of 5 cars moves, the next set will advance.  Simply follow the directions of the staff on duty.

    Phase 2

    Phase 2:

    1. Students and their escorts will be directed when to exit their cars. Each senior may have 8 people accompany them inside the building.  Please be mindful that we are on a tight schedule.  DO NOT leave children in the car unattended.  A child would count as one of the 8 designated escorts.  One vehicle must accommodate the number of guests you are bringing.  This ceremony will be live streamed all day so other family and friends can watch from home.
    2. Please keep in mind it is supposed to rain off and on all day. Bring an umbrella and we will have a drop off area where they can be picked up when you return to your car.
    3. When your group exits the car, please proceed to the entrance of the lobby(A).
    4. When instructed, move to the doors of the auditorium (B) and proceed in; the senior will be walking down the hallway beside the auditorium that leads to the chorus room.
    5. Guests stop in front of the stage (C) as the senior hands their name card to the speaker (D) and proceeds onto the stage to receive their diploma cover.
    6. Escorts can take pictures as they witness the graduate receiving their diploma cover from Mrs. Johnson (E).
    7. Guests meet the graduate at the doors on the opposite side of the stage- please note you will have to move up three steps to get to this door.
    8. The group will move back to the lobby through the Orchestra Room (G). 
    9. Move to the table set up in the lobby to receive your diploma, the program, and a prom glass if you want one (H).
    10. Exit the lobby through the far right hand door and return to your car (I).
    11. Again, follow the directions of the staff on duty.

    Phase 3

    Phase 3:

    1. Once the row of parked cars you are in begins to move, exit the campus by Clyde Drive or through the front exit of the campus.
    2. Celebrate the rest of your Saturday. Congratulations!

     

    Please take the following into consideration:

    The Graduation Team has spent many hours planning, talked to many people (parents and students) in the process, and tried to make this event as accommodating as possible.  It is not feasible under these circumstances to please everyone, but we have tried to provide a pleasant, memorable experience.  The constant changes have occurred due to circumstances beyond our control and we hope that you understand. 

     

     

    Tuesday, June 2, 2020

    JHS Bird Feed 6.2.2020  or News Via Facebook

     

     Drive Through Graduation Instructions

     

    Tuesday, May 26, 2020

    May 26th News

    News Via Facebook

     

    On June 1, 2020 teachers will post your March 13th grade as well as your g4 through G6 average as an assignment under G6 grades.  You should take the time to look at these grades.  This will allow you to complete the survey which will be sent to your email and/or remind accounts.  You are required to complete the survey as soon as possible to let us know whether you would like your March 13th grade, your second semester average, a PC 19, or WC-19. 

    If you do not respond to the survey, we will give you your March 13th grade if it is an “A” or a “B”.  We will give you a PC 19 if you have a “C” or “D” and a WC-19 if you have an “F”. Again, please be sure you complete the grade survey on June 1. 

    Also, all students received a Student Digital Remote Learning Survey in your email account last week.

    We don't have a whole lot of time to get feedback since classes are wrapping up for students. A student only needs to complete the survey once.

    Please take the time to complete the Student Digital Remote Learning Survey that  has been sent to your email.  Please complete this today.

    Computer drop off will begin on June 4 through June 9th.

    Seniors, when you drop off your computer, you will receive any awards you should receive as well as cords and stoles.

    The actual ceremony will be broadcast at 7:30 pm on June 12th on the OCS you tube channel.  Please be sure to have your family gather around as you are honored for all of your prestigious accomplishments.

    Also, seniors, please be sure to complete the RSVP survey to let us know your intentions for the drive-through graduation.  You are welcome to drive up in what ever vehicle you wish.  Some students are driving a limo, others are renting vans, or of course using their own vehicles.  You may decorate your car as festively as you like and be as create as you like in regard to the type of vehicle you bring!

    You MUST RSVP in order to be in the ceremony. 

    There will be a professional photographer here to take pictures as you receive you diploma!!

     

    We can’t wait to see you on Saturday, June 13th beginning at 9 am.  Times will be assigned to each graduate who sends us their RSVP!   

    Lastly, Seniors who wish to add a video to the Senior Bon-voyage video that will be added to the graduation video can go to :https://flipgrid.com/jhssenior

     

    Wednesday, May 13, 2020

    JHS Bird Feed 5.13.2020  or via Facebook

    Message to SENIORS!!!!!!

    JHS Virtual Graduation will take place on June 12, 2020 nat 7:30 pm.  Will be shown on the OCS You Tube Channel.  A link will be posted onthe JHS website.

    Drive Through Graduation will take place on June 13, 2020 beginning at 9 am.  Please read details below.  

    Parental Information for the Drive-Thru Graduation on Saturday, June 13, 2020

    1. A drive-thru graduation ceremony will take place in Cardinal Stadium on Saturday, June 13th beginning at 9 am

    2. Students will receive an RSVP via e-mail next week and it must be returned to the school by June 1st for that student to participate. It will also be available on the school website.

    3. Students will be alphabetically placed in groups of 25. Each group has been allotted 30 minutes for the drive thru to take place.

    4. The students in each group need to enter the campus through the back entrance on Gum Branch. All other entry points will be closed to incoming traffic. Cars should arrive 15 minutes prior to their assigned time.

    5. The first group will enter the stadium at 9:00. Student cars in that group will be lined up in a first come – first serve basis.

    6. Each senior can have 1 car represent them. The car can be decorated and contain as many passengers as safely possible.

    7. As the car enters the stadium, the student will check in with the faculty member stationed at the gate to make sure they are there at the correct time. Students are not allowed in EXCEPT during their designated time.

    8. Cars will then be directed to move to the far side of the track.

    9. Seniors should be dressed in proper attire with a cap and gown (zipped up) as well as anything else they were awarded by JHS only for their accomplishments.

    10. “Pomp and Circumstance” will be playing for the duration of this event.

    11. When it is time for a student to exit the car to approach the stage, the student will tell the speaker how to properly pronounce their name, the student’s name will be called over the loud speaker, a photo will be taken of the student receiving their diploma cover, they will exit the stage for another photo, and they will return to their car on the other side of the stage.

    12. The family in the car will be allowed to pull up in front of the stage, witness the handing of the diploma, take as many pictures as they want to, move to the far side of the stage, and pick their student back up.

    13. Due to safety issues, NO ONE will be allowed to exit the car except for the senior.

    14. When the car pulls out to exit the stadium, they will stop at the ticket booth and receive their diploma.

    15. Cars will then be directed to leave the campus so the next session can begin.

    16. Sessions that occur after 9:00 can start coming onto campus 15 minutes prior to their time and they will be lined up in the bus parking lot. Please do not get to campus earlier than that because we do not want to back up traffic on Gum Branch Road.

    17. This event will be streamed so students can see their classmates graduate as well.

     

    *Please understand that we strive to give your child a memorable graduation experience, but we also want to make sure everyone remains safe. Thank you for your understanding in this matter.

     

    Thursday, May 7, 2020

    Please view the Bird Feed for important updates.

    5.7.2020 JHS Bird Feed

    or click here to watch via FB 

    Student Laptop return for JHS students will be on June 4,5,8,9 from 12 pm to 7 pm.  Drive up to the back door of the media center for drop off.  

    Enrichment materials will be posted to each teachers web page if you are interested in having your child continue working on supplemental materials related to the curriculum.  

    Teachers will post your childs March 13th grade as well as the average of G4, G5, and G6 on June 1, 2020.  The grade will be listed as an assignment under the G6 assignments within PowerSchool. 

    On June 2, 2020, your child will recieve a survey.  On the survey, we ask that they indicate what grade they would like for us to use for the final grade of this semester.  If you have questions, please contact me at 910-333-2205.  

    Graduation plans are underway and we will be notifying seniors and their parents of details within the very near future.  

    We look forward to seeing our Senior Athletes tonight.  JHS parking lot drive through at 8 pm for 20 minutes and 20 seconds.

    Go Cards!!

    Thursday, April 30th

    JHS Parent PPT Presentation

     

     

    Tuesday, April 28th

    JHS Bird Feed 4.28.2020

    News via Facebook link

    Grading Flow Chart

     Grading Flow Chart

    Hello, Cardinal Family!

    This will probably be the most important communication we make this year so please listen carefully for updates. As you are aware, Governor Cooper announced on Friday that instruction would continue to be facilitated remotely for the remainder of the 2019/2020 school year.

    We understand that parents of seniors are anxious about graduation plans. Decisions about graduation will be made in the coming weeks and will be based on Governor Cooper's restrictions for large group gatherings in mid to late June. At Jacksonville High School, we are committed to celebrating milestones and making each event special for our seniors and their families. Decisions regarding prom and project graduation will be evaluated this week with input from seniors and parents. Mrs. Kellum will send out possible proposals to each student through their email to gather their input.  We will also post the proposals via the JHS webpage and the JHS Facebook page. Parents are encouraged to provide us with feedback by messaging Mrs. Johnson at 9103332205 or emailing Mrs. Stephanie Kellum at stephanie.kellum@onslow.k12.nc.us. We will have the proposals out to students and posted on social media before 12 pm on Thursday, April 30.  Please note that all options will be pending and in compliance with North Carolina stay-at-home guidelines.

     

    I need ALL senior Bon voyage videos!! Please send your 20 second video to me by Wednesday, April 29!!! You can send to my email address or to my cell, 910-333-2205. 

     

    On behalf of the Class of 2020 and Ms. Kellum, we would like to thank the following people for making last Saturday night’s reverse raffle a huge success-  Beth, Chris, and Caitlyn Bailey, Christy Shupe, Lynn and Elsie Smith, Jennifer and Carter Askins, Meredith Morton, and Bill Davila.

     

    Additionally, the North Carolina State Board of Education met and made significant decisions regarding grading for students in grades 9-11. While I will briefly explain those updates today, I would encourage parents to take advantage of virtual parent meetings this week which will be offered to explain the policies in depth and to answer questions.

     

    We are encouraging all students to continue working for content knowledge and the social emotional wellness of remaining connected with teachers and classmates. Our students in grades 9-11 will have 2 options in regard to grades for the spring semester. Students can opt for their grade through March 13 or the average of the 3 grading periods (G4/G5/G6). Option 2 allows for students to replace their grade with a pass/withdraw code - PC 19 if they were passing the course or a WC 19, which means they have withdrawn from the course. Neither pass or withdraw codes would be factored into their GPA; however, a pass code allows for course credit whereas a withdraw does not. Please study the flow chart below for further clarification. Teachers have posted each student grade up to March 13th as an assignment.  (Please note this is not counted as a grade, it is strictly information only.)  Please take the time to look at this grade in order to assist with the decisions in regard to the proposed options.  Teachers will disseminate an official document to students.  On the document, students will note their preference for the final course grade.  There will be a place for parents to approve the student’s final decision for each course they are taking. 

     

    Please note, students need to continue working in their courses to be exposed to the content in order to ensure their success next year. While tempting, exiting a course prematurely could result in academic struggles next year because students would be missing key concepts. For example, a student currently enrolled in Math 2 needs to be exposed to the standards and have an understanding of concepts before being successful in Math 3 next year.

    For IB students (both pre-IB and current IB) each year is crucial for establishing a foundation of content, skills, and learner profile characteristics needed for the next year. These students are still in the process of acquiring this foundation as we speak. Students in Year 1 (11th grade) of their IB courses still have required assessments or components that they need to finish to take with them into Year 2 (12th grade) that count towards their overall IB score. It is highly encouraged for students to complete these assignments so that the transition into Year 2 will be smooth and the workload will be balanced and not become overwhelming for them as they learn new content and complete other assessments.

    Teachers will disseminate an official document to students.  On the document students will note their preference for the final course grade.  There will be a place for parents to approve the student’s final decision for each course they are taking. 

    We understand this is a complicated policy and would encourage parents to participate in our virtual meetings this week to gain a better understanding of student options.  We will meet virtually on Thursday at 2 pm and Thursday at 5 pm.  In order to attend the meeting, go to the JHS website, click on the live link, and follow instructions to join the meeting. In order to ask questions during the live meeting, you will select the “Q” & “A” on the right side of the screen. We will address questions at the conclusion of the presentations. Please take the time to participate in these virtual meetings for further clarification. 

    Thank you for your patience with all of this.  Please understand, we truly care about our JHS students and their families and are working to provide the best possible solutions during this unprecedented time. 

     

    Friday, April 24th

    4.24.2020 JHS Bird Feed

    or via Facebook

    Reverse Raffle at 6:30, Saturday, April 25 on Project Graduation Facebook page!!!! Please join us.

    Silent Auction Items Extended to midnight, Sataurday April 25th!! Please take the time to help raise money for the class of 2020!

    SENIORS....I NEED YOUR 20 SECOND BON VOYAGE VIDEOS SENT TO MY EMAIL ASAP!! I CAN'T WAIT TO SEE THEM!

    THE GRADING PERIOD ENDS ON MONDAY, APRIL 27.  G5 GRADES WILL BE POSTED IN POWERSCHOOL ON MAY 4TH.

    BELOW IS THE LATEST INFORMATION ON STUDENT GRADING.  MR. ANDERSON WILL BE IN CONTACT WITH OVERALL INFOMATION AND WILL FOLLOW UP ON MONDAY WITH SPECIFIC INFORMATION.  

     

     

    Student Grading and Promotion

    Wednesday, April 22, 2020

    4.22.2020 JHS Bird Feed

    News via Facebook

    I hope everyone had a restful Spring break and I hope you were excited to get back to work.  Parents please be sure your children are working at least 4 hours per day on their schoolwork.  Teachers are requiring that students complete 2 assignments per week for each class.  Students, please be sure you are tuning in to your teachers required face to face times so that you can benefit from as much instruction as possible. 

    9th and 10th grade students, please be sure you are working on ACT prep through Study island at lkeast 30 minutes per day!!

    Speaking of ACT, the ACT words for the past three days are:

     

    Adversarial: Relating to a hostile opposition; An adversarial attitude will make you many enemies in life.

    Advocate:  someone who promotes or defends something; Avid elective teachers are advocates for their AVID students!

    Aesthetic:  relating to beauty or refined taste; The aesthetic decorations at the wedding reception made you feel as if you were a character in a fairy tale. 

    The grading period ends on April 27.  Report card grades will be posted in powerschool on May 4.  Parents and students if you have any questions related to your grades, please reach out to your teacher for clarification.  If you feel you need further assistance, please let me know. 

    Controlled Enrollment or Out of District students:  if you have not yet completed your paperwork for next year, you need to have that process completed before the end of the week.  If you have questions, please call Mrs. Marks at 910-989-2048.

    We are working feverishly to complete the master schedule for next year.  Please understand that a master schedule is a fluid document and course placement is based upon the number of students who request courses.  Therefore, just because a class was offered at a certain time in the past, doesn’t mean it will be offered at the same time the next year.  We hope to have all schedules finalized by the end of this school year. 

    Seniors:  We would like to ask you to dress up and create a video of yourself no more than 20 seconds.  The video should be your Bon voyage message to your teachers, classmates, and most importantly the adults in your family who supported you throughout your years of education.  Please email your video to Maria.johnson@onslow.k12.nc.us.  Be as creative as you would like or keep it simple.  The most important thing is that you do the video.  We would like to use it during graduation, and we will post them on the JHS website as well as the JHS Facebook page.  We miss all of you being here and we want you to have an opportunity to express your gratitude to those who are important to you! I need the videos to me no later than Friday, May 8!!

    Finally, we are hosting the first annual virtual JHS Reverse Raffle this Saturday night beginning at 7 pm on the JHS Facebook page.  If you have purchased a ticket, please tune in at 7 pm. 

    We still have reverse raffle tickets for sale.  If you want to purchase your chance at $10,000.00 prize please reach out to me as soon as possible, 910333205!

    We have also posted a link on the JHS webpage that will take you to the items donated from local businesses for our silent auction.  Please take the time to look at these items and make a bid to win one of these amazing prizes.  All proceeds will go to the class of 2020!

    We look forward to seeing you Saturday night at 7 pm on Facebook live!!

    Have a wonderful day and stat safe!!

     

     

    Thursday, April 9, 2020

    Special JHS Bird Feed 4.9.2020

    or

    JHS BirdFeed via Facebook

    Tuesday, April 7, 2020

    Cardinals,

     

    Please remember that we will be observing Spring break beginning April 10 through April 17.  During this week the office will be closed.  We will resume paper/pencil pick up and drop/off on Monday, April 20, 2020.

     

    Please read through the principal’s message from Monday, April 7, 2020.  It will review the current student progression plans for Seniors and all underclassman.             

     

    If you are currently enrolled in a Coastal course and you wish to withdraw from the course you will need to email me the following:

    • A written statement that you would like to withdraw from the Coastal course.
    • The name of the course.
    • A Screenshot of your grades up to today from your Coastal blackboard account.

                If you choose to withdraw from the course you will receive:

    • A transitional high school course equivalent to the Coastal course on your transcript.
    • A grade of "P" on your high school transcript.

    If you want to continue with the Coastal Class you will receive:

    • the Coastal course on your transcript.
    • A grade of "P" on your high school transcript.
    • The final grade in the course on your college transcript.

     

    If you choose to withdraw this must be done as soon as possible.  You will need to contact Coastal in addition to emailing me.  If you have any questions please reach out to me.  Stay safe and healthy.

     

    ACT word of the day…..Advent…..the arrival of creation of something….The world has never been the same since the advent of the light bulb!

     

    Parents please go into your child’s Study Island account each day to monitor their progress of the ACT prep.  If your child does not have a log in or does not want to share their log in, please contact the testing coordinator, anie.williams@onslow.k12.nc.us.  She will give you the needed information to monitor your child’s account. 

     

    Notice the good in the world, the helpers.  There are many stories of people sacrificing, donating, and supporting one another in miraculous ways.  It is important for us to focus on the positive. 

    Remember, each new day is one day closer to getting back to normal!!

    JHS Bird Feed 4.7.2020

    or The JHS Bird Feed via Facebook

    Monday April 6, 2020

    GUIDANCE FOR SENIORS, GRADES 12-13: NCDPI’s goals for the Senior Class of 2020 are to graduate high school seniors by meeting minimum SBE graduation requirements of 22 credits on the originally scheduled graduation date. Considerations:

    • Remote learning for graduating seniors will be prioritized to focus on meeting graduation requirements with an emphasis on students who were not meeting expectations as of March 13.
    • NCDPI encourages that remote learning opportunities be available for seniors to engage students, continue student growth, and respond to social and emotional needs.
    • Students may not be able to finish the instructional year equitably across NC. Access to, and quality of, remote learning for NC Public School students varies across the state.
    • Students have made progress in their learning this semester and need recognition of their learning until school closure on March 16.
    • Grading practices for transcript purposes will hold students harmless for the impact of COVID-19. Note: PowerSchool is in the process of developing a new grade scale to 3 move from Pass/Fail to Pass/Withdraw due to COVID-19. "PC19" and "WC19" are the codes being added to PowerSchool.

     

    SENIOR PLAN TO GRADUATE CLASS of 2020

    • Fall Courses: Students will receive grades for fall courses as already stored, year-long and semester. Fall grades will count toward GPA.

     ○ For year-long courses, the fall term grade will be counted into the GPA. Note: Clear directions from PowerSchool will come later.

    ○ For semester-long courses, the final course grade will be counted into the GPA.

    • Spring Courses: Students will receive a Pass "PC19" or Withdrawal "WC19" based on their learning as of March 13 for spring courses.
    • If the student has an F as of March 13 for graduation requirements, districts/schools shall provide remote learning opportunities for the student to improve to a passing grade. Opportunities for seniors to pass graduation requirements shall include:

    ○ participate in remote learning through the enrolled LEA/Charter;

    ○ enroll in NC Virtual Public School for all courses applicable; *

    ○ participate in credit recovery aligned to instructional topics covered through March 13; or ○ pass a final locally-developed assessment aligned to instructional topics covered through March 13. A final assessment can be in a variety of formats, including but not limited to a portfolio, interview, teacher-made test, project, and/or some other performance-based measure.

    If you are not passing your courses, you will receive an e-mail from your teachers letting you know exactly what needs to be done in order to get you to complete your graduation requirements!

    • Occupational Course of Study (OCS): If an OCS student completes 157 hours of the 225 hours of “paid work hours” graduation requirement, the student will receive a Pass “PC19”.

    Note: This is dependent on a SBE amendment to GRAD-004.

     *ADDED NOTE: NC Virtual will prioritize transfer enrollments for seniors with an F as of March 13 in courses required for graduation. The priority enrollment timeframe for senior graduation requirements will continue through April 3.

     GUIDANCE FOR GRADES 6-11: When remote learning occurs in grades 6-11, LEAs/Charters will provide meaningful feedback to promote student growth. If the above critical factors are met for remote learning, LEAs/Charters may assign grades in the format the school already uses for grades 6-11 to evaluate progress. If the above critical factors are not met, student grades will not be negatively impacted; feedback is still expected. In the event NC public schools do not reopen for face-to-face learning after May 15, additional statewide guidance for final grading to ensure equitable treatment for all students will be provided by the State Board of Education. 

    We will see students on Monday’s between 10 and 12 for packet drop offs and pick ups for those students unable to use their computers. 

    At this time, we have 300 students who have not yet registered for their courses for the 20/21 school year.  If your child has not yet done so, please have them go into PowerSchool today to accomplish this task.  Otherwise, we will have to select courses for them.  Thank you for your assistance with this! If they need help, please have them call the front office, 910-989-2048. 

    Registration:  There are still Many, Many 9th grade students that have yet to complete the registration process in Power School.  If you have not done so YOU MUST DO IT TODAY.  Call the school if you are completely lost and need help: 910-989-2048.

     

    Mental Health tips for the week:

    • Get out of the house at least once per day for at least 30 minutes.  Follow the 6 foot rule!!
    • Find time to exercise each day!  If you don’t feel comfortable going outside, find an exercise You tube video!
    • Reach out to others, “you got it, at least 30 minutes per day!  Facetime, Skype, phone calls, texting-be sure you continue to connect with others and seek support from us here at the school, your friends and/or parents if necessary. 
    • Stay hydrated and eat well.  This one may seem obvious but stress and eating often don’t mix well, and we find ourselves overindulging, forgetting to eat, and avoiding food.  Drink plenty of water, eat some good nutritious foods and challenge yourself to learn how to cook something new. 

    Remember 9th and 10th grade students should be working on ACT at least 2 hours per week!!

    Adequate:  Having sufficient qualifications to meet a specific task or purpose.  Though is resume was adequate, the company doubted whether he would be a good fit for their company. 

    Facebook Live Reverse Raffle will take place on April 25th at 7 pm!! If you have not purchased your ticket, please contact me at 910-333-2205 for your chance to win $10,000.00.

    Please begin viewing the JHS Facebook page for upcoming items that will be posted for the Virtual Silent Auction!

    Census!

    JHS Bird Feed 4.6.2020

    or

    The JHS Bird Feed via Facebook

    Friday, April 3, 2020

    Crucial Information for Seniors and 3 Year graduates:

    If your child was passing each course up to March 13, they will receive credit for the course. However, NCDPI requires local education agencies to continue to provide opportunities to engage seniors, continue student growth and respond to social and emotional needs.

    Our primary focus will be on Seniors who were not passing their courses as of March 13. Any senior failing a required course for graduation is mandated to continue the coursework of the class until such time that they have a passing grade in the course. At the point the child has a passing grade in the required course, the transcript will reflect a PC-19.

    It is the principals recommendation if a student is a failing a course that is not required for graduation, they continue to do the coursework until the grade is passing. It is much better to have a PC-19 in one's transcript as opposed to a WC-19.

    All courses completed first semester will, of course, be included in the students overall GPA. All year long course grades will be calculated as follows:
    the numerical grade at the end of the first semester of the year long course will be included in the students overall GPA.
    the grade at the beginning of second semester up to March 13 will be a PC-19 code and will not effect the students overall GPA.

    As of today, all three year graduates are required to continue to complete coursework. If things change, we will immediately reach out to the students, teachers and parents.

    This message will also be posted in the Principals message through the JHS website and Facebook page.

    Thursday, April 2, 2020

    There is a link posted on the Principals message providing all the information that I have received regarding grading practices and student progression toward graduation.  There is also a “Frequently Asked Questions” section.  Please note that as of now, this is all of the information we have been provided.  As stated within the document, there are still many areas of clarification that are being discussed.  Again, as I receive information, I will push it out to you.

    I feel the most impactful and significant information is as follows:

    GUIDANCE FOR SENIORS, GRADES 12-13: NCDPI’s goals for the Senior Class of 2020 are to graduate high school seniors by meeting minimum SBE graduation requirements of 22 credits on the originally scheduled graduation date. Considerations:

    • Remote learning for graduating seniors will be prioritized to focus on meeting graduation requirements with an emphasis on students who were not meeting expectations as of March 13.
    • NCDPI encourages that remote learning opportunities be available for seniors to engage students, continue student growth, and respond to social and emotional needs.
    • Students may not be able to finish the instructional year equitably across NC. Access to, and quality of, remote learning for NC Public School students varies across the state.
    • Students have made progress in their learning this semester and need recognition of their learning until school closure on March 16.
    • Grading practices for transcript purposes will hold students harmless for the impact of COVID-19. Note: PowerSchool is in the process of developing a new grade scale to 3 move from Pass/Fail to Pass/Withdraw due to COVID-19. "PC19" and "WC19" are the codes being added to PowerSchool.

     

    SENIOR PLAN TO GRADUATE CLASS of 2020

    • Fall Courses: Students will receive grades for fall courses as already stored, year-long and semester. Fall grades will count toward GPA.

     ○ For year-long courses, the fall term grade will be counted into the GPA. Note: Clear directions from PowerSchool will come later.

    ○ For semester-long courses, the final course grade will be counted into the GPA.

    • Spring Courses: Students will receive a Pass "PC19" or Withdrawal "WC19" based on their learning as of March 13 for spring courses.
    • If the student has an F as of March 13 for graduation requirements, districts/schools shall provide remote learning opportunities for the student to improve to a passing grade. Opportunities for seniors to pass graduation requirements shall include:

    ○ participate in remote learning through the enrolled LEA/Charter;

    ○ enroll in NC Virtual Public School for all courses applicable; *

    ○ participate in credit recovery aligned to instructional topics covered through March 13; or ○ pass a final locally-developed assessment aligned to instructional topics covered through March 13. A final assessment can be in a variety of formats, including but not limited to a portfolio, interview, teacher-made test, project, and/or some other performance-based measure.

    • Occupational Course of Study (OCS): If an OCS student completes 157 hours of the 225 hours of “paid work hours” graduation requirement, the student will receive a Pass “PC19”.

    Note: This is dependent on a SBE amendment to GRAD-004.

     *ADDED NOTE: NC Virtual will prioritize transfer enrollments for seniors with an F as of March 13 in courses required for graduation. The priority enrollment timeframe for senior graduation requirements will continue through April 3.

     GUIDANCE FOR GRADES 6-11: When remote learning occurs in grades 6-11, LEAs/Charters will provide meaningful feedback to promote student growth. If the above critical factors are met for remote learning, LEAs/Charters may assign grades in the format the school already uses for grades 6-11 to evaluate progress. If the above critical factors are not met, student grades will not be negatively impacted; feedback is still expected. In the event NC public schools do not reopen for face-to-face learning after May 15, additional statewide guidance for final grading to ensure equitable treatment for all students will be provided by the State Board of Education. 

    We will see students on Monday’s between 10 and 12 for packet drop offs and pick ups for those students unable to use their computers. 

    At this time, we have 300 students who have not yet registered for their courses for the 20/21 school year.  If your child has not yet done so, please have them go into PowerSchool today to accomplish this task.  Otherwise, we will have to select courses for them.  Thank you for your assistance with this! If they need help, please have them call the front office, 910-989-2048. 

    Mental Health tips for the week:

    Get out of the house at least once per day for at least 30 minutes.  Follow the 6 foot rule!!

    Find time to exercise each day!  If you don’t feel comfortable going outside, find an exercise You tube video!

    Reach out to others, “you got it, at least 30 minutes per day!  Facetime, Skype, phone calls, texting-be sure you continue to connect with others and seek support from us here at the school, your friends and/or parents if necessary. 

    Remember 9th and 10th grade students should be working on ACT at least 2 hours per week!! We have neglected to follow through with our ACT words of the day…so we have four words to review!!

    Accordingly-in accordance with-All students must work on their assignments, accordingly!

    Acquisition-the act of gaining a skill or possession of something-Language acquisition or easier for kids than it is for adults.

    Adapt-to make suit or new purpose-to accommodate oneself to a new condition, setting or situation. -Dogs are known for their ability to quickly adapt to new environments.

    Adept-having knowledge or skill-Beth loves playing the piano, but she’s especially adept at the violin.

     Census Challenge!

    FAQ Seniors and 9-11

     JHS Bird Feed 4.2.2020

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    Wednesday, April 1, 2020

    JHS Bird Feed 4.1.2020

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    Monday, March 30, 2020

    Seniors: We are working with DPI about the specifics for your graduation requirements. We are told that we will have more details by Wednesday. As soon as I have specific information, I will let you know!! In the meantime, do all assigned work!!

    Listen, we are coming back to school on May 18 and that is what we are planning for!! Be sure you are keeping up with your work in the meantime so that we have a smooth transition back to school.

    As of right now, Prom and graduation are on the same dates. Mrs. Kellum and I will be meeting to schedule back updates; however, as of now we are scheduled to return to school on May 18!

    Yearbooks are still on sale! Please take the time the go the Balfour.com to purchase a book for your child. Thank you in advance for your purchase.

    April 25th we will hold the reverse raffle for project graduation. It will be held through Facetime live at 7 pm. If you have purchased a ticket, please plan to virtually attend on April 25th at 7 pm!!

    Our offices will be closed after today. However, we will still be providing meals, technology repairs and work pick-up and drop-off.

    We will see students on Monday’s for packet pick-up and drop off each Monday between, 10 AND 12 PM. in the front office. We will allow 5 people at a time in the front office. Make yourselves available each Monday between 10 and 12 pm.

    Please be advised that Spectrum is offering free internet if you are in need.

    Xfinity has WiFi for free…

    We will be observing Spring break beginning April 10 through April 17. During this break, we will continue to provide meals during spring break.

    We still have 600 students who have not registered for their courses. We will be available between the hours of 8:30 am and 2 pm to help you through the process if you are struggling with this process. Call the school, 910-989-2048 to receive help! We need this process completed by this Thursday. Please call immediately, if you need help.

    Drivers Ed classes and driving have been postponed until we are back to a regular schedule!! We will keep you posted!

    JHS Bird Feed 3.30.2020

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    Thursday, March 26, 2020

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    March 26, 2020

    Mental Health Tips for the Day-Stick to a routine! Go to sleep and wake up at reasonable times.  Write a schedule that is varied and includes time for work as well as time for self-care. 

    Dress for the social life you want, not the social life you have now.  Get showered and dressed in comfortable clothes, brush your teeth, wash your face!  Take the time to for yourself…..give yourself a facial.  Put on some bright colors.  It is amazing how our dress can impact our mood!

    Remember to reach out to the counselors or social worker using the documents we mailed out to you yesterday, if you are feeling as if you need to talk to someone.  We are here for you!

    Seniors:  If you have already ordered your cap and gowns, they are here in the front office ready for pick-up!  The office is open each day from 8 am to 2 pm!

    Juniors:  If you or your parents have any questions about registration, please reach out to Mrs. Whitehurst, Mrs. Humphrey or Mrs. Anderson as soon as possible. 

    Freshman and Sophomores:  Registration is now open for you!  You have received an email this morning with very specific directions of how to go through the process.  It is IMPERATIVE that you complete this process by Tuesday, March 31, 2020!!  We have listed several forms of contact for you to make with any questions, within the email that we sent to you. We are here to help you.  Please be sure to reach out if you have questions or need help!

    Also, please be sure you are working on your ACT Preparation each weekday for 24 minutes or each day of the week for at least 17 minutes a day!

    The ACT word for today is Abysmal-Extremely Bad!  I got an ABYSMAL grade on my research paper. 

    The Music Department has some FUN and Games coming your way!  Look for an invite form your teachers to participate!

    Cardinal Challenge for tomorrow Video tape yourself in your Cardinal Gear doing some type of physical activity or Singing an appropriate song of your choice.  Text 910-333-2205 or email your video to me before 12 pm tomorrow so we can add you to our daily presentation!!

     

     Wednesday, March 25, 2020

    3.25.2020 JHS Bird Feed

    https://www.facebook.com/Jacksonvillehighcardinals/videos/663966504362110/

     

    We need students to share with their teachers if you are feeling overwhelmed.  We are willing to differentiate for the needs of our students.  We want you to be successful, but we are aware this is a new process for all of us.  Teachers will work with you.  If you are unbale to get a response from your teacher, please reach out to me. 910-333-2205.

     

    9th and 10th grade students are responsible for completing work through Study Island in order to prepare for the ACT.  There is now an English assignment set up for you.  You should be working at least two hours per week on ACT preparation. 

     

    Parents, please continue to check the PS portal to keep up with your child’s progress.  All updated grades should be entered by Friday morning.

     

    Juniors, if you have not done so already, you MUST key in your course selections for next year in Power School.  If you do not know how to do that please contact the school first thing tomorrow morning so that we can help you.  Otherwise, beginning at noon tomorrow, we will make the course selections for you based on your historical course selections.

     

    We want to remind you that virtual meetings are available with our counselors and school social worker. We know the season we are in can be stressful. Please reach out to us if you need support or guidance. To schedule a virtual session select the Quick Link "Virtual Contact with your Counselor/School Social Worker" at the bottom of our JHS website.  Remember that you are strong and resilient. We miss seeing you and can't wait to see in walking the halls again.

     

    Tuesday, March 24, 2020

     

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    Monday, March 23, 2020

    3.23.2020 JHS Bird Feed with Maria Johnson

     

    3.19.2020

    Here is the video for today.....

     

     3.19.2020 JHS Bird Feed

     

    3.18.2020

    I will be doing informational videos and/or notes as often as possible which will be posted on the JHS website/ Principals Message/Updates from the Principal.  Please be sure that your children are working no less than one hour per day per, course that they are taking. They should be submitting daily assignments to their teachers in order for the teacher to give prompt and meaningful feedback.  Teachers will be entering grades for each assignment received.  Please continue to check your child's powershool account daily. If you have any concerns about grades not being entered, please correspond with your child's teacher first.  If you are not getting a response from your teacher, please contact me through email or text message, 9103332205. Teachers have posted their office hours on their individual web-sites.  Each teach will have morning and evening office hours.  Please be sure to consistently check your teachers web page for updates.

     

    Also, all parents should have signed up for each teachers remind 101!! 

     

    If your child is picking up packets of work from each teacher, the work MUST be brought to the office or scanned back to the teacher by Friday of each week.  If the teacher does not have the completed work turned in each Friday, the grade will be entered as a zero. 

     

    Cap and Gowns for Seniors have not been delivered.  We will announce a new date for pick up when we get that information from Mr. Overby. 

     

    If your child's computer needs repair, Drop off for repairs will be between 10 am and 12 pm, pick up will be between 1 pm and 4 pm. 

     

    We are continuing to provide lunches for students between the ages of 1 and 18 each day between 10 am and 12 pm.

    JHS Bird Feed 3.18.2020 with a message from M.L. Johnson

     

    3.17.2020

    Thank you for your cooperation with all of this!! I hope that you have had time to go to your child's teachers webpage to join Remind 101 This will allow all teacher correspondence to go directly to your text messages.  We implore each of you to have Remind 101 because it is more imperative than ever for us to maintain constant and consistent communication.  Be safe and GO CARDS!!

     

     

    3.16.2020

    Good afternoon parents and students:

    Thank you for your cooperation as we dive into uncharted waters with on-line learning for all. 

    Please be advised of the following:

    Each teacher that your child has this semester will post, by tomorrow morning AT 10 AM, a Remind 101 link for you to access and sign up.  Please go to the Jacksonville High School Website, click on the teacher tab, find the names of the teachers, and click on the name of the teacher.  Please follow the directions the teacher has posted in order to gain access to Remind 101.  This will allow the teachers to stay in communication with you regarding your child’s progress on assignments.  Please also check your child’s Power School account frequently in order to monitor student grades as they are completing assignments. 

    Starting Wednesday, March 17, teachers will provide one to two assignments per week per course with a specific deadline for submission of the assignment. 

    Teachers will also share with parents and students the day and times they will have office hours.  Your child will have the opportunity, through TEAMS in Office 365, to have face to face time with their teachers.  This time may be recommended, or the teacher may make it mandatory. 

    If your child is having technical difficulties, they are welcome to get a paper packet of work from their teachers.  We have them stored here in the front office.  Please come by the front office between 9 am and 2 pm if you need a work packet.  Please note that the same deadlines will apply to the paper copies of the class work as assigned for the assignments online.

    If your child has had to turn in their computer for repairs, they may check out a loaner computer from the media center.  The media specialist will be available between 9 am and 2 pm.   

    If your child needs to check out a charger, they may do so in the media center between the hours of 9 am to 2 pm each day this week. 

    If you are having problems getting in contact with your child’s teacher, please feel free to contact me at 910-333-2205.

    I hope this helps clarify how we will proceed with your child’s educational needs for the next couple of weeks.  Again, thank you for your cooperation with this process and please stay safe.  We look forward to seeing our students again, very soon!

     
    Maria Laskowski-Johnson