COVID-19 (Novel Coronavirus) Updates
South Carolina ETV and the S. C. Department of Education have partnered to use the power of television to broadcast streamlined.
Beginning Tuesday, March 24, SCETV will modify regularly scheduled programming for three days each week to offer specific pre-K – 12 resources between the hours of 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. The three days selected may vary from week to week. Program modifications will take place throughout the duration of school closures and will address a wide variety of content areas. Educators and parents will have access to supplemental lesson plans and curriculum materials to facilitate meaningful use of the content.
As we continue to work to make this process more efficient and effective, we ask that every child who is 18 and under that desires a meal, be present at the approved locations when the bus arrives. Today, Wednesday, March 18, 2020, was even more productive. We truly appreciate the families who are supporting the process, remaining flexible, and understanding. Our Food Service and Transportation TEAMS served 653 students today. Again, we anticipate this number increasing daily with the help of each of you, as well as, our Transportation and Food Service TEAMS! Our TEAMS will deliver meals Monday thru Friday, weekly.
Jasper County School District Virtual Learning Initiative
A friendly reminder, hard copies of instructional packets are available at each K-12 location for pick-up. Our security team is onsite and prepared to assist. Please visit the campus from 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. thru Thursday, March 19, 2020. If you have not picked up your child’s packet by Thursday, March 19, 2020, please email your child’s principal so that arrangements may be made to accommodate you. Students in grades 3-12 can access their assignments online. However, if you desire a hard copy instructional packet, please contact your child’s principal. Students in grades K-2 will need a hard copy of the instructional packet.
Jasper County School District Grab-n-Go Feeding Initiative K-12 Grade Students
Approximate Arrival Times Per Approved Location
As we work to make this process efficient and effective, we have provided approximate arrival times for each approved location for the delivery of our Grab-n-Go Meals. Please see the times below. Today, Monday, March 16, 2020, was a productive day. We fed 373 students. We look for this number to improve daily with the help of each of you, as well as, our Transportation and Food Service TEAMS!
Mr. Thomas Orr
Ridgeland: Bus 1
Baytree Apartments building 1-4 11:00 a.m. Carter’s Mill Estates Office 11:05 a.m. Carter’s Mill@ Sister Ferry 11:10 a.m.
Heron Crossing Apartments 11:15 a.m. Wagon Branch Community Center 11:20 a.m. Wagon Branch Loop 11:25 a.m.
St. John AME 11:30 a.m.
Tarboro Community Center 11: 40 a.m.
New Destiny Center 11:45 a.m.
Cohen Rd 800 / Good Hope Baptist Church 11: 50 a.m. Fire Station next Pineland Post Office 11:55 a.m. Bethel Baptist Church 12:00 p.m.
Head of Lee Lawyer Rd @ Tye Branch 12:05 p.m. Rivers Hill Community Center 12:20 p.m.
Pine Level Baptist Church 12:30 p.m.
Cat Branch @ Pine Level 12:35 p.m.
Rock Spring Baptist Church 12:50 p.m.
Courthouse @ Gillison Branch Rd 12:55 p.m.
Johnson Rd @ Fox Ln 1:00 p.m.
Mr. Darryl Owens
Ridgeland: Bus 2
Logan Lane 11:00 a.m.
Woodridge 11:07 a.m.
New Zion Baptist Church 11:15 a.m.
Capt. Bill Rd/ Dan’s Store 11:28 a.m.
Mt. Carmel Baptist Center 11:30 a.m.
Second Euhaw Baptist Church 11:40 a.m. Cherry Hill @ Strobhart 11:45 a.m.
Beaton’s Store 11:50 a.m.
New Road Baptist Church 12:05 p.m. Coosawhatchie Community Center 12:15 p.m. Mt. Pleasant @ McKay Point 12:25 p.m.
Kress Rd @ Hamilton 12:30 p.m.
Kindgdom Hall 12:35 p.m.
Oak Ridge Trailer Park 12:55 p.m.
Ms. Myra Ulmer
Hardeeville: Bus 1
Sgt. Jasper Park 11:05 a.m.
Robin Roost Apartments Office 11:10 a.m.
Walsh Drive Apartment Office 11: 15 a.m.
Old West Hardeeville Elementary School 11:35 a.m. Azalea Gardens Office 11:38 a.m.
Purrysburg Rd @ Old Charleston Rd 11:40 a.m. Deerfield Village 11:45 a.m.
Stiney Rd. Fire Station 12:00 p.m.
Mr. Tedrick Jones
Hardeeville: Bus 2
Old Bailey Rd 11:10 a.m.
Midway Village 11:15 a.m.
Jamestown @ Jenkins Ave 11:30 a.m.
Coleman Loop at the Jehovah Church 11:35 a.m. Agape Family Life Center 11: 40a.m.
Rivers Edge @Bellinger Hill 11:50 a.m.
Levy Rd Fire Station 12:00 p.m.
Brown Derby 12:15 p.m.
Toomerville Loop @ E Lane Farm Rd 12:30 p.m.
Jasper County School District UPDATE March 16, 2020 2:30pm
Digital Instructional Learning Plan
Jasper County School District created a 30 - day Instructional Plan. Our K-2 grade students will be provided hard copies of learning packets. The packets will be available for pick-up in the lobby of each campus Monday, March 16, 2020 thru Thursday, March 19, 2020 from 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Hard copies of learning packets for K-2 will be available in the lobby of each campus. Our security team will have packets at the desk. Each parent is asked to pick up the appropriate grade level packet and sign the appropriate sign-out sheet.
Students in grades 3-12 will continue their learning using our digital platform. Teachers will ensure assignments are available for students. Our teachers will make contact with each parent at least one time a week. In addition, teachers will be available to parents via email or phone between the hours of 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Students are expected to complete ELA and Math assignments daily. In addition, students are expected to complete all other assignments, as assigned by teachers.
Non-Core Content Teachers and Paraprofessionals will complete assigned Professional Development modules during the hours of 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Building Level Administrators will monitor Teacher Online Instruction daily and assign Professional Development modules weekly. Further, administrators will contact parents of students who have not completed instructional requirements for three (3) consecutive days.
Grab-n-Go Feeding Initiative
Our Grab-n-Go Feeding Initiative is intended to provide meals to students, K-12, in Jasper County School District during the COVID-19 pandemic. Our grab-n-go feeding sites are geographically located to provide a variety of opportunities for every child to acquire breakfast and lunch. Please review the approved sites, and select the best location that is in close proximity of your home. Our buses will arrive at the designated location, give meals to students who are present at the site, and proceed to the next location. We are working to provide an approximate arrival time to each designated approved site. We appreciate your understanding and patience as we work to ensure that this process is most efficient and effective to accomplish the goal of feeding our students during this pandemic. Please be sure to log-in to our website at www.jcsd,net and click on the link for COVID-19 Updates or visit our district’s Facebook Page for current and updated information.
Wireless Capabilities and Access
The following is an update from the cellphone carriers Verizon, T-Mobile, AT&T, and Sprint:
The aforementioned carriers are providing wireless hotspots to ALL. These carriers have waved late fees, and will not freeze accounts for late payments for the next 60 days, till May 13, 2020. We encourage those we need wireless access to please take advantage of the opportunity. Please reach out to your wireless provider for more information.
Parents and Caregivers,
Due to the Covid-19 virus, ACE will be closed until the end of March. To keep our students engaged in education during this layoff, our staff has provided online course work to supplement ELA classes and student CTE programs. The tab above titled, E-Learning Student Assignments, will provide the course work. If you are unable to access the coursework, written packets are available to be picked up at ACE. If you cannot come to the school, ACE will mail the packet to you.
Link to Online Assignments:
Pick Up Dates for Student Work (Only needed if you cannot access online content):
Tuesday-March 17, 2020
Wednesday-March 18, 2020
Thursday-March 19, 2020
Tuesday-March 24, 2020
Wednesday-March 25, 2020
We ask that each family remain safe during this time. Both Beaufort and Jasper Counties are offering pick up meals for students for both breakfast and lunch. The links are as follows:
Dr. Mike Lovecchio
Debido al virus Covid-19, ACE estará cerrado hasta finales de Marzo. Para mantener a nuestros estudiantes involucrados en la educación durante este tiempo, nuestro Perso-nal ha proporcionado cursos en línea para complementar las clases de ELA y los Pro-gramas de CTE para estudiantes. La pestaña arriba titulada, E-Learning “Asignaciones para los Estudiantes”, proporcionará el trabajo del curso. Si no puede acceder al trabajo del curso, los paquetes escritos están disponibles para ser recogidos en ACE. Si no puede venir a la escuela, ACE le enviará el paquete por correo.
Fechas para que puedan recoger los trabajos para estudiantes (Solamente para aquellos estudiantes que no tienen acceso en línea)
Martes, 17 de Marzo, 2020
10:00 – 1:00 pm
Miércoles, 18 de Marzo, 2020
10:00 – 1:00 pm
Jueves, 19 de Marzo, 2020
10:00 – 1:00 pm
Martes, 24 de Marzo, 2020
10:00 – 1:00 pm
Miércoles, 25 de Marzo, 2020
10:00 – 1:00 pm
Pedimos que cada familia permanezca segura durante este tiempo. Los condados de Beaufort y Jasper están ofreciendo comidas para los estudiantes para el desayuno y el almuerzo. Los enlaces son los siguientes:
Dr. Mike Lovecchio
March 15, 2020 Update (Schools will be closed March 16-31st)
As COVID-19 (coronavirus) cases increase across the state, Governor Henry McMaster has ordered all K-12 schools to close for two weeks, effective Monday, March 16, 2020.
Jasper County Schools will be closed for students for at least two weeks beginning Monday, March 16-31, 2020. This includes the Boys and Girls Programs in Hardeeville and Ridgeland.
Given the Governor's decision, the JCSD Board of Trustees will conduct all board meetings electronically, for the sole purpose of conducting business, as needed. The meetings will be live streamed.
The COVID-19 Coronavirus crisis is an unprecedented community health concern. JCSD executive leaders, have developed plans to address these exceptional circumstances. These plans include feeding students and continuing learning using a virtual platform.
As decisions are made, information will be shared through our normal communication channels. We will continue to provide updates for questions families and staff will likely have. Many responses will depend on decisions at the state level. You can visit https://www.jcsd.net/apps/pages/COVID-19 and follow JCSD on social media at www.Facebook.com/jcsd.net for all School District updates.
We understand that families and staff will be affected by this decision and we appreciate your patience and flexibility as we work to navigate the closure of schools.
Parents and Families:
- Spring Break: More information to come.
- Virtual Learning: In the coming days, parents will receive information about opportunities for students to continue learning via virtual (online) access. Families without internet service can get free internet service for two months at https://www.internetessentials.com/covid19.
- School lunch: Beginning Monday, March 16, 2020 a “grab and go” school lunch and snack will be available for students. Also our transportation department will be delivering lunches, more information will be forthcoming about this effort.
- In addition, field trip cancellations, extra-curricular activity cancellations, and enhanced cleaning procedures from previous announcements remain in effect.
- Further, any outside rentals and or events that require use of JCSD School Facilities by any individual or agency is canceled until further notice.
Tomorrow, Monday, March 16, 2020, is a staff workday. We will use the time to prepare for school closure. Schools will be closed to students and visitors. Your building level leader and/or department leader will provide additional information tomorrow.
March 13, 2020 5:00pm UPDATE
Jasper County Public Schools continues to monitor the COVID-19, coronavirus, situation in close consultation with local, state, and federal health authorities and other officials.
The South Carolina Department of Education is recommending that school districts in the state of South Carolina continue normal operations at this time.
What we are doing:
- We have disinfected and sanitized all schools and school buses.
- We have adapted our daily cleaning procedures to focus on frequent sanitization of frequently touched surfaces including door handles, desks, and keyboards.
- We have banned all out-of-state field trip travel by airplane and bus.
- Student field trips and activities with large groups and/or over 250 people are being canceled until further notice.
- We have consulted with the S.C High School League regarding Spring athletic events. We will notify schools of any cancellations and post updates to the district’s website, effective Monday, March 16, 2020, approximately around 1:00 p.m., following the S.C. High School League Meeting.
- We have instituted re-entry procedures for families who traveled to high-risk areas. (If your family traveled to a high-risk area, please do not come to a school. See further instructions below).
- We continue to review in-state field trips and events and will make decisions on a case-by-case basis in consultation with health authorities.
- We have asked any employee who has traveled to a high-risk area or who has had close contact with another person who has been in a high-risk area to self-isolate for two weeks, and we are reviewing leave procedures for possible accommodations for employees.
- We are preparing for the potential of a large scale closure and conversion to online learning if health officials advise or direct public schools to close.
What you should do:
- If your child is exhibiting any signs of illness (fever, cough, or shortness of breath), keep your child home from school and call your health care provider. If your health care provider directs you to isolate your child for an extended period of time, contact your school to develop a home education plan.
- If you have traveled to any of the following countries, do not come to a school facility. Please call your child’s school by phone to receive instructions regarding access to a home education plan.
- South Korea
- Families returning from cruises are advised to monitor their health and limit interactions with others for 14 days after returning to the United States. If you become symptomatic, immediately self-isolate and contact your county health department or health care provider.
- If your child is healthy and has not been to a high-risk area, you may plan to come to school as normal on Monday.
- If you are not comfortable sending your child to school during this COVID-19 event, you may choose to keep your child home. Normal excused absence policies will be followed and there will be no adverse academic consequences as a result of the absence. Please contact your school as you would for any other absence.
- Continue to monitor this webpage for further updates.