• Mission Statement

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  •  Pre-K Registration Art  
    JCS Fall 2015
    Pre-Kindergarten/Head Start Registration
    Register any time after January 20, 2015, with completed packet, birth certificate, and medical information.
    As outlined in the registration form, completed applications should be taken to your "first choice" site.
    Click here for the Pre-K/ Head Start registration form.

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  • e-alert registration
    Subscribe to E-Alert Updates, including School Open, Delay, and Closing notifications.  In order to provide the best possible communication between Jefferson County Schools and your household, we request that you register on our website. Once registered, you can subscribe for E-Alerts from sites and sections you find relevant on the JCS website, including E-Alerts from the School Open/Delay/Closing Status Page.  Click here to learn more.
    Please make sure you are using your current e-mail address.  You can update contact information under the "My Account" tab on the website after you Sign In.

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  •  Science Fair  



    Jefferson County Schools will hold the annual county Science Fair on Saturday, January 31, 2015, at Harpers Ferry Middle School (Snow date – February 7, 2015).

    The Fair is open to any public, private, or home schooled middle or high school student in Jefferson County. Students may enter a science fair project in only one county.

    Please contact Kathryn Virts ( or Jen Lowe ( for registration and judging times.

    All Fair participants must register no later than January 16, 2015.

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  • Jefferson County Schools Receive Assessment Scores


    The West Virginia Department of Education (WVDE) released the 2013-14 state annual assessment scores recently.  Jefferson County Schools (JCS) ranked in the top ten school districts for all subject areas:  math, language arts, science and social studies.

    Jefferson County Schools placed 1st in Science Proficiency, 2nd in Social Studies, 6th in Reading Proficiency and 8th in Math Proficiency.

    “The latest state report underscores the success and continuing growth in student achievement in Jefferson County Schools,” said Susan Wall, Superintendent of Jefferson County Schools.  “This success, and our commitment to excellence in teaching and learning, is a reflection of the essential collaboration and engagement of students, teachers, parents, staff and our community."


    To access the complete report, please visit ZoomWV at


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  •  Board of Education Reviews JCS Math Instruction
    The Jefferson County Board of Education reviewed the implementation practices of the new West Virginia Next Generation Content Standards and Objectives for Mathematics in grades 6 - 12 at its Monday, November 10th meeting.
    JCS Middle School Coordinator Debra Arvon and High School Coordinator Joe Livesay provided an overview of implementation strategies in place, including available resources for students and parents.
    The Board was presented a report prepared by Washington High School Math Teacher Barbara Zingg:  "Next Generation/CCSS Math in Jefferson County High Schools: A comprehensive analysis of where we are and how we got here."
    The report stated in part:  "Students are being asked to be much more active participants in their learning. Instead of being shown an example and asked to follow the process, they are being asked to analyze a problem, develop a strategy, test that strategy and then modify if necessary. This develops the real world problem solving skills which have been identified as lacking in testing results."
    The report also underscored classroom and Internet-based resources available to students and parents in support of Next Generation Math Content Standards and Objectives, with the most popular sites being:
    For additional resources, click here!

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     Enterovirus D68 Focus of State Initiative
    The West Virginia Department of Education (WVDE) and the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) are working closely together throughout the school year focusing on making sure infection control guidelines and prevention measures are in place in West Virginia schools to combat Enterovirus D68.
    Enteroviruses are very common viruses; there are more than 100 types. Enterovirus infections are typically seasonal occurring in the summer and fall. People infected with enterovirus can have respiratory, rash, neurologic, gastrointestinal and cardiac illness. Most infected people have no symptoms or only mild symptoms, but some infections can be serious.

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  •  School Bus
     Substitute School Bus Drivers Wanted!
    Jefferson County Schools is in need of Substitute Bus Drivers.
    For more information, contact
    Chris Carter at or telephone 304-725-7664.

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  • jcs anonymous reporting
    The JCS Anonymous Reporting program is intended to facilitate the reporting of sensitive information to Jefferson County School District officials, including information regarding student safety, violence, drug use, or students who may be in need of assistance. Information submitted in the Anonymous Reporting form will be forwarded electronically to a predetermined list of school officials, and to local enforcement agencies if applicable.  Click here to access the Anonymous Reporting Form.  If it is an emergency, please call 911 immediately.

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