JFHS Parent / Family Update

January 7, 2022

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Mr. Wilson's Message

Welcome back! It was great to see students back in the building after break, engaging in learning activities. Earlier this week, I sent out a video through Canvas to all students and their Observers about 3 things that will get this second semester off to a great start. Administration will also be visiting classes this coming week to reiterate these and answer any questions.

 

1. Be here - This means not only being at school on time, but arriving to each class on time. This allows each student to get the whole experience of the learning and social opportunities.

 

2. Be prepared - Part of this is making sure you have a charged Chromebook and the correct learning materials, but this also means having a mask. Following our Healthcare plan allows us to do things we enjoy like sporting events and social activities.

 

3. Be responsible - The second semester is a fresh opportunity to do your best. There were many successes in the first semester whether in athletics, arts or academically. We are in the second semester now, and we want to continue and add to our success.

 

Here are a few questions you can use to talk to your students:

1. What does success in school look like for you?

2. What do you look forward to the most this semester?

3. What careers are you looking at in Major Clarity?

 

Have a great week!

Calendar

January 17 - Martin Luther King Day (school closed)

Early Dismissal or drop off (after 2:50)

If you are picking up your student, or dropping something off at the school, and it is after 2:50 pm, please park in the visitor parking as opposed to going through the car rider loop. This will keep you from being stuck in the car rider line.

Masks

Students are still required to wear masks when they are inside of the building. There have been a significant number of students that do no have masks masks with them when they arrive at school. If you can help your student prepare for the school day by making sure they have a mask, that would be greatly appreciated.
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CVCC Career Coach

Check out the latest Career Coach Communique which highlights details for the next Career Conversation, dual enrollment details for 10th and 11th graders and more.

 

Bedford Early College visit – 10th graders with a 3.0 or higher GPA are invited to learn how to earn an Associates in General Studies while completing a JF Advanced Studies Diploma on January 11. Find more details with the sign up link here.

 

9th-11th graders will be completing their Academic Career Plan (ACP) with Learning Coaches this month during Major Clarity Moments. They will select a career pathway and courses. ACPs will be emailed to parents/guardians to help families facilitate a discussion. Watch this video to learn more.

Counseling

We are starting to gear up for course registration for the 2022-23 school year! We wanted to share a video and slide deck presentation we were able to put together to provide you information regarding classes, course sequencing, and how your student and you can use MajorClarity, a tool used for academic, college, and career planning, to help with course planning. We hope this helps you start some conversations with your student(s)!
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After Prom

More than 2 years ago, the After Prom Committee was busy planning the 2020 After Prom Celebration, and we all know how that turned out. While no final decision has been made regarding Prom/After Prom 2022, we need to move forward with planning. The After Prom event celebrated its 25th anniversary a couple years ago. The school is transformed by our amazing team of decorators. If you have volunteered for the event, you know how amazing it is, and if you haven’t, you are in for a treat. There’s a volunteer opportunity for everyone.


We need over 130 volunteers to provide an amazing safe and alcohol free event for over 500 students. The event is held from midnight to 4:00 am where students play games to win tickets for thousands of dollars in prizes including the grand prize of $500. There’s food, inflatables, a video game truck, dozens of games, and, of course, the prizes. How can you help?


Decorating - We need parents from all grade levels to help beginning at 4:00 the Friday before. Any amount of time you can decorate would be appreciated.


Work an Activity - We need parents to work in pairs for a game or activity. So call your best buddy and work a game together. You would check in at 11:30 pm and be done by 3:00 unless you want to stay and clean up :)


Clean up - We need parents who can come to the school at 3:00 am to help clean up. More hands make lighter work.


Sending Items - We need parents who can donate a variety of items including gift cards, food items and even cash donations to help alleviate the cost.


Please think about how you can help over the holidays and email Patti Kese at pkcskc@aol.com. Remember, there’s something for everyone.

 

JFHS Baseball

JF Baseball Preseason Conditioning for 9th through 12th graders will begin on January 5, 2022. 9th through 12th graders will condition on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 4pm to 540pm at Thacker Field and our indoor batting cages. Please be prepared to go outside and inside each day. Players will need bats/helmets/batting gloves for the first couple of weeks, but no gloves or other equipment. Players need a VHSL Physical in order to participate. If you have any questions, please email Coach Gilleland and rgilleland@bedford.k12.va.us.

Boys Soccer Conditioning

Conditioning will be held Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, from 4-5:30pm on the turf field for all 9th-12th graders interested in trying out for the team.

 

VHSL Physical is needed and please stay home if you have any cold/flu symptoms.

Athletics

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For information on live stream packages, or upcoming events please visit Athletics & Activities at Jefferson Forest High School.

For athletic schedules please visit Seminole District

Physical forms: VHSL Physical form

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If you would like to view the morning announcements, they can be found on the JFHS homepage, under Current New & Events. Cavalier Corner Morning Show is also broadcast through our YouTube page