Update 5/12/2020

Good Afternoon Jackson Junior High School Students and Families,

This is Andrew Gardner, Principal of Jackson Junior High School,

We have a couple of important announcements for you today as we head into the end of the school year.

First of all this Friday May 15th is an important due date. By Friday, 6th and 7th graders will need to complete the elective request google form that was sent to you last week.

This will help us make sure you get the electives you want and have a positive learning experience next year.

8th graders, if you wish to submit a photo other than your Aeries photo for the pre-recorded promotion ceremony, please send this photo to Mrs. Minton at hminton@acusd.org. Promotion Ceremony Opt out forms are due as well.

Again, all of this is due or should be completed by this Friday, May 15.

Finally, the last day of instruction will be Friday, May 29th . So take these next few weeks to organize your assignments and get things turned into your teachers. We want all of you to finish strong at the end of distance learning.

We are currently working on developing a plan for school resource collection such as textbooks and Chromebooks as well as a plan for students and families to collect their personal belongings from the school. Our plan must in accordance with county health and district protocols at this time. We will let you know the plan as soon as it is confirmed.

Feel free to email Andrew Gardner, Heather Minton, or Tara Hooper about any questions as we head into the end of the year.

Have a great week of distance learning!

8th Grade Promotion Information

Attention 8th Grade Families!
Good Afternoon Jackson Junior High School 8th Grade Students and Families.This is Andrew Gardner, Principal of Jackson Junior High School,I wanted to share some important information regarding the 8th grade Promotion Ceremony.
The JJHS Virtual Promotion will be live streamed Wednesday, June 3, 2020 at 6:00pm. Due to COVID-19 and current stay at home orders, the promotion ceremony of 2020 will be live-streamed with minimal staff.
We are asking parents to submit a photo of their student(s) to be presented during the live-streamed event. The presentation will also include student names. If a photo is not submitted by a parent or guardian, the student’s Lifetouch photo in Aeries will be used. Photos must be submitted no later than May 15, 2020. Please label photos as the student’s first and last name and submit in JPG format. The photo can be sent to Heather Minton at hminton@acusd.org.
If you do not wish to have your student’s name and photograph aired, please complete the attached form and return to Heather Minton at hminton@acusd.org. The absence of a completed opt-out form will be considered consent.
If you have any questions please contact Heather Minton at hminton@acusd.org.
Families who purchased gowns were refunded. If they have not received a refund, please email tara.hooper@acusd.org.
8th graders will need to check email for more ways to participate in the 8th grade promotion ceremony.We are very excited to host this important Promotion Ceremony for all of our 8th graders at Jackson Junior High School.

School Updates May 4, 2020

Good Afternoon Jackson Junior High School Students and Families.

This is Andrew Gardner, Principal of Jackson Junior High School,

I am glad to say that we are over the hump of 4th quarter progress reports and the end of the year is in sight.  We acknowledge and appreciate all the work our families and students are doing to adjust for distance learning and doing their best to participate in online learning and balancing their many responsibilities.  

Here are a few updates as we head into the end of the year

6th/7th graders be on the look out for an Elective Request Google Form for next school year. This will be sent to your school email, and you will need to log in to your school google account to complete it.

8th grade families be on the look out for promotion information and ways to participate.  We are working closely with the district office and Ione Junior High School to provide the best possible recognition and promotion ceremony for our 8th graders

At this time, there is no plan to return or collect items from the school.  We will not be able to facilitate any collection or distribution of resources and materials from the school site until we have direction from the Health Department and District office.  We will let you know as soon as we are able to allow people on campus and our plan for collecting books and picking up materials from school.  In the meantime, please take good care of the school resources while in your possession.

Finally, its Teacher Appreciation Week.  I encourage you to send a thoughtful email to your teachers this week and let them know how much you appreciate what they are doing to support you during distance learning.  

Good Luck this week!  The end is in sight.  Keep you heads up and see it through to June!


Hello Jags!
If you are interested in ordering a yearbook, you can mail a check for $35 payable to Jackson Junior High to the following address:
JJH Attn: Tara Hooper
747 Sutter Street
Jackson, CA 95642
If you have any questions, please reach out to Tara Hooper, Administrative Assistant at tara.hooper@acusd.org
Have a wonderful weekend! Go JAGS!

8th Grade Baby Pictures

Hello 8th Grade Families!
This year we are adding baby pictures to our yearbook. If you would like to submit a baby picture of your 8th grader to our yearbook, please email hminton@acusd.org with the following:
  • Student First Name;
  • Student Last Name;
  • Your Name;
  • Your Relationship to the Student; and
  • Attach Baby Picture
Pictures must be submitted no later than April 10th at 3:00pm.
Pictures without names will not be accepted. If you have any questions, feel free to email hminton@acusd.org.

Chromebook Distribution Details

Chromebook Pickup Process:

Chromebooks will be available for checkout for students who do not have access to a digital device.  To minimize contact, Chromebooks will be distributed curbside in the front office parking lot on Friday, March 27th.  If at all possible, please follow the schedule below.

Note:  We are using survey results to determine students’ digital needs.  If you have not yet completed the Distance Learning Needs Assessment, you may complete it here: https://bit.ly/JJHSStudentNeedsSurvey

Student Last Name:Pick Up Time: 


Family Needs Assessment

Good Afternoon Jackson Junior High School Families,

This is Andrew Gardner, Principal of Jackson Junior High School.  Our teachers and staff are working hard this week as they transition their curricula to an online format.  Through virtual programs, we have continued to collaborate and plan as department and grade level teams to ensure your students will have online instruction and support in the core subject areas starting on Monday, March 30th.

It is very important to us to understand your needs at this time.  Please take a moment to complete the online Needs Assessment Survey which is posted on our Facebook page, website, and was sent in a previous email.  We want to make sure your families have everything they need in order to access our distance learning program.


It is important that we have this information by tomorrow, Wednesday, March 25th at 6 pm so we can get Chromebooks ready for delivery and pick up by Friday.

We are thinking of all of our students at this time and we wish everyone health and peace as we navigate this new program.

Thank you!

Updates on School Closures

Hello Jaguar Family!

Schools are closed this week in response to COVID-19. Teachers are working hard to prepare for distance learning during this time. Keep an eye out for communication from your teachers. The office will be closed until further notice. If you need to get a hold of the school, you can call and leave a message or email. We will be checking our messages remotely during this time. Further, we will be using our school Facebook page to keep everyone updated. We can’t wait to see all of you again. Stay healthy Jags!

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