JFHS Parent / Family Update

May 13, 2022

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Mr. Wilson's Message

Starting Monday, we will highlight 10 seniors per day on the we_are_jf Instagram page (if you turned in your Google Form to Mrs. Lightfoot). Next Friday, we will have graduation practice. Earlier this week, our Early College and STEM students graduated from CVCC. One journey is about to come to a close for our Seniors, and another is about to begin.


You have many different paths before you. Some will go to college. Some will go to the workforce. Some will go into the military. Some will take a completely different path. For the last 13 years, you have been learning skills to prepare you for this next step. Some of the things you learned have nothing to do with English, Science, Math or any curriculum.


You came through so much change over the last three years, and had to learn to adapt to circumstances beyond your control. This skill will help you tremendously, no matter what path you take from here. You never know what life will throw at you next, but you have overcome, so you know it can be done. We have high hopes for you, and look forward to hearing from you in the coming years about all your wonderful accomplishments.


Here are some questions to get a conversation started this week:

1. What is an important skill you learned this year in school?

2. How will you use that on the next path you will take?


Have a great week!


May 14 - OM Car wash / Bake sale

May 15 - Baccalaureate

May 16 - Yearbooks!!!

May 17 - Cross Country Interest Meeting

May 18 - Spring Break Educational Trip Meeting

May 19 - Senior Scholarship Awards Assembly

May 20 - Senior Breakfast

June 6-9 - Boys' Basketball Cavalier Camp

June 13-16 - Girl's Basketball Kid's Camp

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Exam Attendance Policy

During exams, students cannot be absent or dismissed early without a doctor’s excuse, court excuse, or extenuating circumstances. Absences and early dismissals during exams must have prior approval by an administrator before the date of the absence. Examinations may not be taken early. If an absence is approved during the exam schedule, the make-up exam will be scheduled with the teacher after the examination period or on the designated make-up exam days.


The final exam schedule for 9th-11th graders for the 2021-2022 school year is as follows:

May 23 Zero Period Exams - (Normal 7 period day)

May 24 Zero Period Exams – (Normal 7 period day)

May 25 3rd and 5th Period Exams – Exam Schedule (No zero period)

May 26 2nd and 6th Period Exams – Exam Schedule (No zero period)

May 27 1st and 7th Period Exams – Exam Schedule (No zero period)

The final exam schedule for 12th graders for the 2021-2022 school year is as follows:

May 23 Zero, 1st and 7th Period Exams - (Normal 7 period day)

May 24 Zero, 1st and 7th Period Exams – (Normal 7 period day)

May 25 3rd and 5th Period Exams – Exam Schedule (No zero period)

May 26 2nd and 6th Period Exams – Exam Schedule (No zero period)

May 27 Make up Exams (No zero period)


(Check with your Learning Coach about obligations and Graduation information)


For more information, click on the appropriate letter linked below.


9-11 letter Link

12th Grade letter link

Senior Activities

Here are a few announcements regarding graduation and other senior activities.


  • Baccalaureate will be on Sunday, May 15, 2022 at 6:00 pm at Timberlake United Methodist Church. All graduating seniors and their families are invited to attend.


  • The Senior Scholarship Awards Assembly will be held in the JFHS Cafeteria at 6:00 PM on May 19. If your student has received a scholarship and there is a presenter that would like to attend please contact Mrs. Watson in Counseling.


  • Senior Breakfast will be on Friday, May 20, 2022 at 8:25 in the JFHS cafeteria. Breakfast items are provided by the parents, please see the link to the sign-up genius below. All items need to be dropped off at JFHS by Thursday, May 19.


  • Class Photo will be taken on Friday, May 20, 2022 at 9:00 am in the JFHS gym. Seniors should wear what they intend to wear at graduation including the Bedford County approved regalia. Honor and high honor cords will be distributed at this time.


  • Graduation Practice will occur immediately following the photo. Students will line up in the new commons in alphabetical order. The list will be sent to all seniors so that they can find their line number and their line leader. Information will be given out about streaming options and parking at the Vines Center at this time.


  • Senior Picnic will be held on Sunday, May 22, 2022 from 2:00-6:00 pm. Barbeque will be provided by Blue Ridge BBQ, but additional items will be provided by parents using the sign up genius below. ONLY seniors who have paid their dues are invited to attend. Follow the Bedford County dress code, but include sunscreen!


  • Graduation is on Saturday, May 28, 2022 at 9:30 am. Students need to arrive and check in with their line leader on the concourse no later than 8:45. Students should follow the dress code provided earlier. DO NOT DECORATE YOUR CAPS!


Volunteer to help out and donate items here!

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Planning for Next Year

In order to plan for next year, here is a copy of next year's bell schedule.


As we plan for your students' courses for next year, please remember that Zero period will not be an option for any courses and students will be enrolled in 7 classes next year.

Class of 2023 (Senior Pictures)

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It’s time to book your Prestige Portrait senior portrait session for this summer! Snail mail and email information coming your way soon!

Student Mental Health Survey

The purpose of the "Student Mental Health Survey" is to collect knowledge and data regarding what mental health services students are aware of and what resources students might like to see implemented in our school. We will utilize this information to effectively allocate our resources in order to reach the reported needs of our population. The survey is anonymous and completely optional to the student. Should you wish to opt your child out, please notify the administrative staff at Jefferson Forest High School.

After Prom donations - Thank you

The JFHS After Prom Committee would like to thank the following businesses, families and individuals who donated to our After Prom celebration.


Caspian Tattoo ~ Century 21 All Service ~ Chik-fil-a ~ FMS PTA ~ Framatome, Inc. ~ Jennifer Williams ~ Joe Beans ~ Kese Family ~ Lynn Smith ~ Moore's Country Store ~ New London Massage ~ New London Ruritan Club ~ Patrica Sawyer ~ Patricia Crist ~ Paula Hines ~ Penny Shipp ~ Quik-E Food ~ Rachele Novak ~ Rodgers Family ~ Schewels Furniture Company ~ Seaquest Lynchburg Aquarium ~ Sheetz ~ State Farm - Margie Callahan ~ Taylor'd Nails ~ Theresa Bemis ~ Toney Construction ~ Upper Crust Pizza ~ Wimmer Family

Preparing students for college

Parents of Juniors and Seniors - Check out this article from ChildMind.org on helping students prepare emotionally for college by encouraging independence, problem solving skills, and self-care
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Bedford Early College Graduates

Congratulations to the 2022 Bedford Early College Graduates! These students have completed their CVCC General Studies Associate's degree while also completing their Advanced Studies diploma. They will now be able to continue on their education journey with over 60 college credits accomplished. Well done!


Brannon Adams ~ Robin Austin ~ Maggie Banister ~ Emma Bougniart ~ Francesca Ciccarelli ~ Bradley Colkitt ~ Matthew Dalton ~ Julia Deel ~ Austin Ellis ~ Gillian Faris ~ Graham Givens ~ Bella Hale ~ Nolan Hill ~ Addison Hilton ~ Colin Mays ~ Abby McCauley ~ Kandace McIvor ~ Aastha Palhatiya ~ Riley Palmer ~ Molly Pratt ~ Janelle Ragland ~ Patricia Reid ~ Evan Schonfelder ~ Emma Verbeke ~ Addison Wisskirchen

Summer Behind the Wheel

Is your student ready to do Behind the Wheel Instruction?

Have they met the requirements below?

  1. Have they held their learner’s permit for a MINIMUM of 5 months?

  2. Have they driven a MINIMUM of 30 hours with a parent or guardian?

  3. Have they taken a Driver’s Education Course (online or in class) and passed?

If so… They should be ready to do Behind the Wheel Instruction. If this is the case please have your student stop by room 3050C and pick up an application from Mrs. Davis. Available Monday, May 9th.


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Yearbooks come out on May 16! If you haven't bought one yet for your student, please do so before May 13 so we can have it ready to deliver to their learning coach classes! These WILL SELL OUT, so ACT FAST!! Buy yours by clicking here.


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Jefferson Forest Cross Country will be having an interest meeting for the fall 2022 season on May 17 at 6pm in the JFHS cafeteria. Please plan to attend for important information about summer training, etc.

JF Basketball Summer Camps

The JF Boy's Basketball Program will host a Summer camp for boys and girls ages 7-13, on June 6-9. Emphasis will be placed on teaching the fundamentals of basketball - dribbling, shooting, passing, rebounding, defense and team-play, while also stressing the importance of hard work, a positive attitude and sportsmanship.


For more information, please see the flyer.

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Join the JFHS Girls Basketball Program at our Girls Basketball Camp @ JF for rising 3rd-7th graders! Drop off is 8-8:30am, pick up at 12pm. A t-shirt, water, & snack will be provided.

Cost is $50 for the week!


Please see the flyer for more information.

Scotland & Ireland 2023

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Are you interested in traveling to Scotland and Ireland over Spring Break next year? To learn more, please register to attend Mrs. Larossa’s information meeting on Wednesday, May 18th at 7:00 PM. RSVP by May 16th using this link.
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Summer Registration

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Summer Session Registration is now open until May 27, 2022!!

Keep this in mind when considering summer school courses:

As we plan for your students' courses for next year, please remember that Zero period will not be an option for any courses and students will be enrolled in 7 classes next year.

This may be a great opportunity for you to take advantage of summer courses through BCPS Summer School.

Please review the BCPS 2022 Summer Session Information

and complete the Summer Session Application Form

Summer Session information can also be found on the JFHS website.

End of School year & Summer Opportunities

Check out the Counseling page on the JF website for lots of summer and school year opportunities: https://bit.ly/3vuvq8f. There are offerings for camp counselor jobs, pre-college classes at universities all over the country, and more. From the Counseling page, you can go to the grade level Canvas page for all the current announcements.

Scholarship Information

More and more scholarships are being posted each week so check to see which ones you qualify for! Students may also stop by the counseling office to check out various scholarship applications we have on file.


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