JFHS Parent / Family Update

September 17, 2021

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Mr. Wilson's Message

This week each of our staff put together their goals for the year - identifying what they want to accomplish, how they will know they achieved it and what specific steps they are going to take to get there. While I know we are already in our 6th week of school, this is a great opportunity to talk with your student about their goals.


If your student can identify what they want to do after high school then you can work with their counselor to ensure they take the right classes to accomplish the goal. If they want to learn a trade, they can take classes at Susie G Gibson Science & Technology center. We also have many CTE offerings here at Jefferson Forest.


Here are a few questions to help you get the conversation started:


1. What do you hope to do after high school?

2. What are you good at?

3. What do you enjoy doing?

3. What do you wish you could improve?


Goals don't always have to be fixing something, they can be taking something you are good at and making it better. Thank you for partnering with us to help our Cavaliers reach the future they dream of. Have a great weekend!

No School, Monday, September 20

There is no school on Monday, September 20. This is a regularly scheduled Teacher Development day. While your student will not have virtual assignments to complete, this would be a good day to catch up as there are only a few weeks until report cards go home.


The Bedford County Public School calendar can be found here.

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Health Screenings (10th grade & Transfer Students)

Next Wednesday, September 22nd, 10th grade students and new transfer students will have their health screenings completed while in their PE classes. Transfer students and 10th graders not taking PE will be called separately.


Health screenings include assessing vision, hearing and scoliosis by Registered Nurses. If your child/ children wear glasses, contacts or hearing aids, please be sure that they wear them. No bulky sweatshirts or jackets can be worn and flat shoes are advised.

Quarantine Attendance & Expectations

If your student is Quarantined, you will see this coded as a "Q" in Parent Portal. Students are not considered absent when coded "Q", and should be checking their Canvas pages for videos, assignments and other work from their teachers. If they are diligent in checking Canvas and completing the work, they should not fall behind. If your student needs extra help while out, have them email their Learning Coach and/or Teacher.


Beginning on Tuesday, September 21, 2021, BCPS can no longer accommodate requests for daily changes with bus transportation. Students will only be permitted to ride their assigned bus or must be transported by private car. Due to the increasing number of COVID-19 cases in schools, we must maintain assigned bus seats and carefully group students to assist with contact tracing investigations. We appreciate your understanding and support as we work together to maintain a safe environment for everyone.

Cavalier Theater

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For information on JFHS Band

For information on Cavalier Theater

Suicide Prevention Month

September is Suicide Awareness Month. As a resource for parents, our school psychologist has linked an article on her website to help parents know how and when to get help for their teens who may be experiencing depression. Click here to visit her website:


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Seniors, if you have questions about scholarships please email Mrs. Watson at


Seniors, please make an appointment with your counselor to discuss your plans after you graduate and how your counselor can help you.


CVCC Career Coach

For more details on dual enrollment or post graduation planning visit our Canvas site

Explore careers and colleges through the CVCC Career Coach website


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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