Hello T. A. Lowery families, this message is to confirm that all students will be returning to the building on Wednesday, January 26. We look forward to welcoming our students back in person! Thank for all that you have done to support virtual learning while we worked through mandatory quarantines. See you on Wednesday!
UPDATE Jan. 20, 2022: After careful reevaluation by our operations team, weather conditions show that temperatures continue to fall alongside precipitation, creating unsafe road conditions during our travel times. Therefore, all Jefferson County Schools and offices will be CLOSED today. We want to thank our essential personnel as they continue working to ensure our schools will be ready to safely welcome students back on site.
UPDATE: After a careful reevaluation of road conditions and consultation with the WV Department of Highways, all Jefferson County Schools and offices will regrettably be closed today, Wednesday, January 19, 2022. Essential personnel, please report for continued ice removal. Thank you for your patience as we continue to prioritize the safety of students and staff.
Hello T. A. Lowery staff and families! Our Parent Teacher Conferences, originally scheduled for Thursday, January 20th, will be cancelled and rescheduled on a later date. Thank you!
All Jefferson County Schools and offices are CLOSED on Tuesday, Jan. 18, 2022. After-school activities are canceled. Essential personnel, please report for snow removal.
Hello T. A. Lowery families, We have made the difficult decision to shift to virtual learning, tomorrow, January 11 through January 25. This decision is due to a significant staff shortage due to illness and mandatory quarantines. Please click on the links below for more information regarding our virtual learning schedule. We are preparing students today by sending materials home. If your child is absent today, you may come to T. A. Lowery tomorrow from 9:00 - 2:00 to pick up materials. Meal pick up will be available daily from 9:15 - 10:15 at T. A. Lowery. Thank you for your continued support and understanding as we continue doing all that we can to support your children. Thank you all, Kristen Martin https://5il.co/142fy https://5il.co/142fz
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Students at T.A. Lowery Elementary School are being dismissed early today, Monday, Dec. 20, 2021. The early dismissal is the result of a power outage that officials with Potomac Edison say may continue through 2:00 PM. Buses will pick students up for a 12:30 PM dismissal. Students will receive lunch before being dismissed. Anyone needing to contact the school can use the emergency number (304) 676-0338. Thank you for your patience as we work to maintain a safe learning environment for students and staff.
Thank you to the entire Child Nutrition staff at Jefferson County Schools! Our cooks, cafeteria managers, and secretaries have continued to provide tasty, nutritious meals to students during unprecedented circumstances brought on by a global pandemic. Despite staffing shortages and supply chain issues, they served students more than 155,000 meals in October alone. They have not only continued to build good habits in our elementary school students with balanced meals for breakfast and lunch, but are also reducing food waste and helping middle and high school students make good choices by allowing them to make individual decisions on which menu items they choose, including the salad bar.
A reminder that Jefferson County Schools has returned to a regular schedule for Fridays. That means that today, Dec. 3, 2021, is a full day of school for all students. Thank you for supporting our staff! https://jcswv.org/page/sustaining-excellence-update
The Rotary Club of Shepherdstown has donated $1,220 to this year's "Candy Cane Express" Christmas toy drive for needy children attending T.A. Lowery Elementary School in Shenandoah Junction. The toy drive is intended to assist T.A. Lowery-student families who have been identified as lacking sufficient means to provide their children with toys. It begins on November 1 and lasts through the first week of December. The school provides detailed guidance on the kinds of toys needed, and all the toys collected must be new and unopened. When the drive is over, families come to the school to select their children's toys before the school begins its Christmas break, The Rotary Club presented its check on November 29 at the school. All the funds for it were raised through individual contributions from Club members.
Dear T.A. Lowery Elementary families, Please remember that school is closed on Thursday, 11/11, in honor of Veterans Day, and the half-day on Friday, 11/12, is a remote learning day. Our child nutrition services will continue Friday, with food packs available for pickup from 9:30am-10:30am.
Elementary School families may be interested in the following Public Service Announcement regarding a COVID-19 vaccination opportunity for children from 5-11 years old. For Questions regarding the clinics, please call the Jefferson County Health Department at 304-728-8416. COVID-19 vaccinations are NOT required for school attendance.
Hello T. A. Lowery families, Just a reminder that our students will be dismissed three hours early on Fridays. The end of our instructional day will be at 12:40, we will dismiss privately transported students at 12:45, and buses at 12:50. October 22 will be a remote learning day. Please look for information from your child's teacher regarding the Zoom link and Canvas. It is imperative that you download the Canvas app and access the Observer Code to allow you to communicate with your child's teacher and view your child's grades. If you need assistance with retrieving the Observer Code, please reach out to your child's teacher. Make sure that you download the Jefferson County Schools app to receive the most current information.
Staffing shortages are impacting school systems across the country. For Jefferson County Schools (JCS), the shortages have significantly affected our staff time to complete critical behind-the-scenes work that goes into sustaining excellence in teaching and learning. Beginning October 15th, Jefferson County Schools will dismiss students 1/2 day every Friday. Staff will spend 3 hours completing all non-student supervision work (planning, SAT/IEP meetings, creating instructional materials, deep cleaning, etc). A full explanation of the factors leading to this change and expectations for staff in using this time can be found in the “Sustaining Excellence Plan” on the JCS website https://5il.co/101uz
We've got some important dates for families to remember this school year! Make sure to download the JCS 21-22 at a Glance Calendar and keep up with what's happening in your schools! https://core-docs.s3.amazonaws.com/documents/asset/uploaded_file/1571584/JCS_21-22_at_a_Glance.pdf
Hello T. A. Families, On Friday, September 24, we will be sending home reports for our fourth and fifth grade students from last year's West Virginia General Summative Assessment. In addition, first and second grade interims will be issued on September 24. Parents of third, fourth, and fifth grade students are encouraged to log into Canvas to view student grades. If you need assistance with the Canvas app, please reach out to your child's teacher. Thank you!
Corrected link for COVID letter: Hello T. A. Lowery families, Please click on the link, https://5il.co/ytx2 to read our updated information regarding Jefferson County Schools' COVID notifications. As always, if you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me. Thank you so much! Sincerely, Kristen Martin, Principal
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Jefferson Virtual Academy Device Distribution Device pick-up for students confirmed for JVA enrollment will be held Friday, Aug 20th, at the Jefferson High School cafeteria. Devices will be distributed alphabetically by last name: 1:00 A-D 2:00 E-K 3:00 L-Q 4:00 R-Z There will be additional opportunities for device pick up next week for families unable to attend on Friday. Thank you for your patience. Please visit www.https://www.jcswv.org/page/jefferson-virtual-academy for more updates.