KCSD schools closed for students Oct. 8 and 9; staff and teachers to report Oct. 9 for Professional Development Day:
Due to continued concerns for area roadways and bridges which would have heavy school bus traffic, Kershaw County School District (KCSD) schools will be closed for students on Thursday, Oct. 8 and Friday, Oct. 9. Employees who normally report for Professional Development Days will do so on Friday. Adult education classes for Thursday and Friday are canceled.
It is anticipated that on Monday, Oct. 12, administrators will report to work on time, all other staff will report one hour later than normal and students will report two hours later than normal. (Three- and four-year-old students in morning classes do not attend on a two-hour delay schedule.)
The upcoming schedule for KCSD is as follows:
Thursday, Oct. 8 – Schools closed
Friday, Oct. 9 – School-Based Professional Development Day
Monday, Oct. 12 – Administrators report to work on time, all other staff members report one hour later than normal, and students report to school two hours later than normal.
KCSD is continuing to work closely with local emergency officials to make decisions in the best interest of the safety of our students and staff. District leaders will continue to monitor the situation closely and will make appropriate adjustments if needed. The school district continues to appreciate the cooperation of our families with this change in schedule.
7:00 AM - 7:30 AM Walk to School Day
11:10 AM - 11:50 AM 2nd Grade Grandparents' Luncheon
11:30 AM - 12:00 PM 3rd Grade Grandparents' Luncheon
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM Family Literacy Night
12:00 PM - 1:15 PM 4th-5th Grade Grandparents' Luncheon
Scholastic Book Fair
Jackson will host its first book fair of the year beginning October 2nd through the 9th. We are inviting all grandparents to have lunch with their grandchild during the week and to shop at the book fair. We will also be open on October 8th and during our literacy night on October 9th. A flyer will be sent home with more information later in the month
Welcome back to Jackson School. I am very excited about the 2015 2016 school year and having the opportunity of growing the future leaders of tomorrow. This year our theme is Set the Stage to LEAD. All of our faculty and staff have been working with students on reviewing our school mission statement and developing our classroom vision and mission statements. Dr. Covey teaches us that we must begin with the end in mind and know where we are going first. Our school mission statement is to
LEAD, Encourage, Achieve and Dream. In order to LEAD, our students must follow the 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Dr. Stephen Covey. Leaders also do the right thing, even when no one else is watching. We are teaching our students to Encourage others by using positive comments to build emotional bank accounts. Our students Achieve by learning how to set goals and create action plans to keep them on track. Finally our students Dream big by knowing that they are the future leaders of tomorrow and that they can do whatever they set their minds to do. Parents, please join us this year as we live our school mission statement. We will have several parenting events, where you can come and learn about the 7 Habits and join us on our journey. As always, I would like to thank you for supporting Jackson School, where we LEAD, Encourage, Achieve and Dream. It’s going to be an AWESOME school year!!!