LETTER FROM THE SUPERINTENDENT — Monday, May 25, 2020
As this challenging school year comes to an end, I would like to thank all of our students and families for their self-motivation and commitment to continuing with their school studies in the face of the COVID 19 pandemic. The resolve of this community is real, and we will surely be stronger for the effort when looking back at these times. As we approach the closing of the school year, I would like to share some dates and information. First, I would like our seniors and their families to know we are planning graduation activities. We were hopeful the pandemic would come to an end or at least allow for traditional type graduation ceremonies. As we move forward, we are ever hopeful but are planning some other options as well. The details and dates are not yet available. We will be releasing this information in a future correspondence. We also understand the COVID 19 restrictions came on quickly and students left school with the intentions of returning this year. Since this was not the case, many left personal items at school. We will be opening the school buildings on May 27th from 8:00am to 3:00pm and again on May 28th from 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm. Students will be allowed to enter the schools during the above listed times to recover personal items. We are also asking they return any school items they may have in their possession including books, iPad with charger, and any other items students may have taken home to complete school work. There will be specific instructions at each building covering how to pick up and drop off materials. We are asking families to limit the number of people entering the school building to the student and one guardian. In addition, we ask all to practice social distancing and wear masks while on school property. Final grades/report cards will be available for viewing on Sapphire June 2nd. Again, I would like to thank our students and families for their patience and hard work over these difficult weeks and wish each of you a safe and healthy summer.
Dr. Gary Dawson
JUNIATA COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT
FINAL BUDGET NOTICE AND PER CAPITA TAX NOTICE
Notice is given that the Proposed Final Budget for the General Fund of the Juniata County School District for the 2020-2021 fiscal year in its most recent form is available for public inspection at the school district offices, 146 Weatherby Way, Mifflintown, PA, and will be presented for adoption as a Final Budget at a meeting to be held at the district offices at 8:00 p.m. on Thursday, June 18, 2020. The budget may be amended before final adoption.
Notice is also hereby given that persons eighteen (18) years of age or over who become residents or inhabitants of this school district and persons attaining the age of eighteen (18) years while a resident or inhabitant of this school district are required by law within twelve (12) months thereafter to notify the Juniata County School District Business Manager, 146 Weatherby Way, Mifflintown, PA (telephone 717-436-2111), of their having become residents or inhabitants or their attainment of age. This notice is given in connection with the per capita tax levied by Juniata County School District, and any person failing to comply with the requirements of this notice will be liable, in addition to the tax, for a penalty equal to the tax.
Polly S. Digon, Secretary
PARTICIPATION FEE REFUNDS — Updated 4/30/20 2:15 PM
JCSD families, Over the next couple of days, the school district will be mailing out participation fee refund checks. These fees were paid to the district for athletic and field trip activities that will no longer take place due to the COVID 19 pandemic. We are continuing to monitor the situation and will be making additional announcements about graduation and other end of year activities as information becomes available.
Stay Safe and Healthy, Juniata County School District Administration.
UPDATED ANSWERS TO YOUR QUESTIONS
“BE THE LIGHT” CAMPAIGN — Updated 04/17/2020
On Friday, April 17, the Juniata County School District has begun to honor the Class of 2020 and supporting the nurses, doctors, and first responders on the front line of COVID-19 by lighting up our high school stadium at 8:20 pm (2020 hours). Schools from our area and across our nation are taking part in the “Be the Light” Campaign.
Each Friday at 8:20 pm through the end of May (graduation), our scoreboards will display the score as 20-20 in honor of this year’s graduating class.
Please note that supporting residents are NOT permitted on stadium grounds during this time and should remain at home. If people are compelled to support this initiative from their homes, get your favorite noisemaker (cowbells, horns, etc.) or rally towel, poms, etc. and take a selfie picture or video, post it to your social media site and tag on Twitter @JCSDAthletics, @EastJuniata, @JuniataHS or on Facebook “JCSDAthletics”, “East Juniata Junior/Senior High School”, “Juniata County School District”
We cannot stress this enough, supporters of this initiative should NOT travel onto school district property. Thank you!
JCSD SCHOOL YEAR INFORMATION —
Updated 4/9/20 — 7:30 PM
GOVERNOR WOLF’S SCHOOL CLOSING STATEMENT
CONTINUITY OF EDUCATION PLAN SUBMISSION —
Updated April 6, 2020
Setting up your iPad
JCSD Wireless Locations — Corrected Copy
iPad Exchange — Corrected Copy
How to Submit a JCSD Helpdesk Support Ticket — Corrected Copy
Important iPad Care
TRANSLATED (Spanish) COVID-19 RESOURCES
CDC Spanish What to do if you have COVID19
CDC Spanish Coronavirus Factsheet
DOH Spanish Coronavirus Factsheet-2
DOH Spanish Coronavirus Factsheet-3
DOH Spanish Coronavirus Factsheet-4
DOH Spanish Coronavirus Factsheet
DOH Spanish How to Get Tested
UPDATED INFORMATION — 3/29/20, 2:45 PM
UPDATED INFORMATION — 3/27/20, 12:30 PM
Juniata County School District elementary school principals are requesting parents of children who will be enrolled in school for the first time this fall to register their children for school by contacting Polly Digon at the district’s administrative office via email at email@example.com; or by calling 717-436-2111, ext. 5002.
Kindergarten registration is open to any child who will be five years of age on or before September 1, 2020. To be eligible for first grade, a child must be six years of age on or before September 1, 2020. If parents do not feel their child is ready for kindergarten, they may elect to wait until the following year to register.
It is important that parents review the immunization status of their child, since children entering school for the first time are required to be immunized as follows: four doses of diphtheria and tetanus vaccine, with one dose administered on or after the child’s fourth birthday; four doses of polio vaccine, with one dose administered on or after the child’s fourth birthday; three doses of hepatitis B; two doses each of measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) vaccine; and two doses of varicella (chickenpox) vaccine or history of disease.
If all immunizations have not been completed, parents should contact their family doctor or clinic to have them completed. Children may be exempt from immunization requirements for medical, religious or strong philosophical objections.
ALL new student registrations can be completed at our District Office located at 146 Weatherby Way, Mifflintown, PA 17059 with Mrs. Polly Digon.
JCSD PLAN ACCEPTANCE
ATHLETIC EVENT NOTIFICATIONS
To help improve information sharing about game changes, we are informing parents/players/fans of our Big Teams websites and the feature to sign up for alerts.
Go to either www.ejhstigers.com OR www.jhsindians.com
In the upper right hand corner click REGISTER
Once you register an account your fan dashboard will come up. Click on MY FAVORITES/ALERTS
Add a SCHOOL (Search for East Juniata or Juniata or both!)
Then add the TEAM or TEAMS you would like to get notifications about.
Next, click ALERTS and choose SCHEDULE CHANGES for each sport you would like to get notifications about. (We do not use this system to report scores.)
Finally, click ALERT SETTINGS. Enter your email or cell phone number. You will get a confirmation alert.
As soon as an event is postponed or cancelled, you will receive a notification. This is for games only, not practices. Changes in practice should come from coaches.
2019-2020 LUNCH PRICES
ELEMENTARY STUDENTS — $2.50
SECONDARY STUDENTS — $2.75
TALKING TO CHILDREN ABOUT SCHOOL VIOLENCE
WE CAN HELP!!
We can help if you or someone you know is….
— Having thoughts to harm themselves of someone else
— Struggling with Anxiety
— Experiencing relationship problems
— Being bullied
Juniata Valley Crisis (800-929-9583) 24 hours a day, 7 days a week…..Pennsylvania Link Contact Helpline (Dial 211)
DIGITAL STORIES OF THE
JUNIATA COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT
Annual Public Notice 2019-2020 (August 2019)
JES Comprehensive Plan (5/5/2018)
Foster Grandparent Program (8/3/2016)
Juniata County School District Comprehensive Plan (Oct., 2018)
NOTICE OF NONDISCRIMINATION
The Juniata County School District is an equal opportunity institution and will not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability in admission to its programs, services, or activities, in access to them, in the treatment of individuals, or in any aspect of their operations, including its employment practices, as required by Title VI, Title IX and Section 504. The lack of English language skills shall not be a barrier to admission or participation in the district’s activities and programs. The Juniata County School District offers CTE programs in agriculture, health professions, building trades and CADD. For information regarding civil rights or grievance procedures, contact Travis Quici (Title IX Coordinator) at Juniata High School, 3931 William Penn Highway, Mifflintown, PA 17059; telephone (717) 436-2193; Ben Fausey (Section 504 Coordinator) at Juniata High School, 3931 William Penn Highway, Mifflintown, PA 17059; telephone: (717) 436-2193; Wendy L. Jerrehian (Section 504 Coordinator) at East Juniata High School, 32944 Route 35, McAlisterville, PA 17049; telephone: (717) 463-2111; or Andy Kinzer (504 Coordinator) at Tuscarora Junior High School, 3873 William Penn Highway, Mifflintown, PA 17059; phone 717-436-2165.
AVISO DE NO DISCRIMINACIÓN
El distrito escolar del Condado de Juniata es una institución de igualdad de oportunidades y no discriminará sobre la base de raza, color, origen nacional, sexo, edad o incapacidad en la admisión a sus programas, servicios, o actividades, en el acceso a ellos, en el tratamiento de individuos, o en cualquier aspecto de sus operaciones, incluyendo sus prácticas de empleo, según lo requerido por título VI, Título IX y sección 504. La falta de destrezas en el idioma inglés no será un obstáculo para la admisión o participación en las actividades y programas del distrito. El distrito escolar del Condado de Juniata ofrece programas de CTE en agricultura, profesiones de salud, oficios de construcción y CADD. Para información sobre derechos civiles o procedimientos de quejas, comuníquese con Travis Quici (Coordinador del Título IX) en la escuela secundaria Juniata, 3931 William Penn Highway, Mifflintown, PA 17059; teléfono (717) 436-2193; Ben Fausey (Coordinadora de la sección 504) en la escuela secundaria Juniata, 3931 William Penn Highway, Mifflintown, PA 17059; teléfono: (717) 436-2193; Wendy L. Jerrehian (Coordinadora de la sección 504) en la escuela secundaria East Juniata, 32944 Route 35, McAlisterville, PA 17049; teléfono: (717) 463-2111; o Andy Kinzer (504 coordinadora) en la escuela secundaria junior Tuscarora, 3873 William Penn Highway, Mifflintown, PA 17059; teléfono 717-436-2165.