Delayed Start Wednesdays:
Beginning August 21, 2019, KCSD will have their first delayed start for the 2019-2020 school year.
The Kershaw County School District (KCSD) is implementing a delayed start schedule on Wednesdays to provide additional professional development time for teachers without disrupting families’ schedules.
Bus routes, car rider lines and breakfast times will not be changed. Students can arrive at the normal start time or choose to come at the delayed start time, which will generally be 30 minutes later. Students who arrive on time will be supervised by adults and able to participate in learning activities.
Delayed start Wednesdays allow teachers to evaluate data and collaborate on lessons on a consistent schedule. As we develop our Professional Learning Communities, this weekly time will allow us to be more effective in improving our students’ academic achievement.
Instruction will begin at 8:10 am and students will be tardy at 8:10 am on Delay Start Wednesdays.
New Box Tops for Education Information
Dear Families, The Box Tops for Education program is changing the way we can earn cash for our school! Over the summer, participating brands have begun to change their packaging from the traditional Box Tops clip to the new Box Tops label. Going forward, instead of clipping from packages and checking expiration dates, all Box Tops will be earned digitally by scanning your receipt. The Box Tops for Education team has worked hard to build a NEW-and-improved, user-friendly Box Tops mobile app, available now. The new app features state-of-the-art technology that allows you to scan your store receipt, find participating products and instantly add Box Tops to our school's earnings online. If you still have traditional Box Tops clips at home, make sure to send them to school. We will still earn cash for all clipped Box Tops until they expire. Better yet, you can “double dip” during the packaging transition by clipping traditional Box Tops AND scanning your store receipt containing participating products. Thanks for helping our school get what it needs! BE SURE TO DOWNLOAD THE NEW APP OR UPDATE YOUR EXISTING APP: LEARN MORE ABOUT THESE CHANGES AT NO MORE CLIPPING SCAN YOUR RECEIPT SEE HOW AT BTFE.COM SEE THIS... CLIP IT SEE THIS... SCAN YOUR RECEIPT BTFE.COM
Car Rider Drop-Off Instruction
This school year our car rider line in the morning will be a little different than years past. Doors will open at 7:00 am each morning with school beginning at 7:30 am. All car riders will enter the school building at the end of the 2nd & 3rd grade hallway closet to the k-2 playground. Please pull all the way down to the last pole of the awning to let your child out of your car at this location. Several teachers will be on duty to assist your student as they get out of their car. Pre-K, Kindergarten and special education students will report directly to their classrooms in the morning. All other students eating breakfast will report to the cafeteria, while those not eating breakfast will report to the multi-purpose room. Thank you for your cooperation and we look forward to a great 2019-20 school year!
Parents'/Guardians Rights Notification: 2019-2020 School YearParents/Guardians in the Kershaw County School District have the right to learn about the following qualifications of their child's teacher: state licensure requirements for the grade level and content areas taught, the current licensing status of your child's teacher, and baccalaureate/graduate certification/degree. You may also request the qualifications of an instructional paraprofessional who serves your student in a Title I program or if your school operates a schoolwide Title I program. Parents/Guardians may request this information from the principal by calling 803-425-8965 or by sending a letter of request to Principal Estelle Benson at firstname.lastname@example.org
Golden Apple Award
The Golden Apple Award is an award that teachers and staff give to recognize and honor their peers for a job well-done. The August Award recipients are Jessica Mullins, 5th Grade Teacher and Melissa Miles, Bookkeeper, Congratulations and we honor you for always going the “Extra Mile.”
Teacher of the Year
Congratulations to Ms. Kristen Dodson for being Jackson School's Teacher of the Year for 2019! She is a 3rd Grade teacher.
Follett Book Fair Coming to Jackson
The Jackson Library will be hosting Follett book fair for itsfall book fair. As your child’s reading abilities improve, it is a good ideas to reevaluate the books that you have in your home to ensure that they are challenging and interesting for their level of learning. A great way to add books to your home library is to visit the Follett Book Fair. There will be leveled books that are very affordable. So, mark your calendars for September 27th through October 4th from 7:30-3:00 daily for the Scholastic Book Fair. We will be celebrating Grandparent each day of the book fair by hosting a grandparents' Luncheon during grade level lunch times. If you would like to find out more information about the book fair, go to follettbookfairs.com . The grandparent luncheon Schedule is posted below:
Kinder’s and 4K
12:10 to 12:40
11:25 to 12:05
School Safety Feature: We have a safety feature in our front office area! Once you walk in the front door at the school, you will have to sign in before proceeding to the front desk. Parents will also be able to sign students in and out from the front lobby holding area. As always, please make sure that anyone that comes to sign a student out early has a driver's license or an identification card and they are listed as a contact in our Powerschool database. Our number 1 goal at Jackson School is to always ensure student safety. Thank you for your support!
September 25, 2019
September 26, 2019
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM PTO Meeting
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM SIC Meeting
September 27, 2019
12:10 PM - 12:40 PM 2nd Grade Grandparents' Luncheon
September 28, 2019
September 29, 2019
September 30, 2019