Enrollment Information 2020-2021 – Action Needed by 8/7/2020

Good Evening Jackson Junior High School Families,

At a special meeting on Thursday, July 30 after hearing new information from Amador County Public Health Officer Dr. Kerr and from the Amador County Teachers Association, the Board of Trustees approved the following two options for students to start the 2020-2021 school year: After working with our labor partners this week, we have also reached an agreement to begin school on Monday, August 17.

Full Time Distance Learning
Daily interaction with teacher and peers
Daily attendance requirement
Assessments, grading, and instructional materials sent home
Many more improvements in compliance with AB 77
Home School (Elementary) / Independent Study (Secondary)
First-come, first-served basis. We will try to accommodate all families
Weekly meetings with teacher for instruction/support
Work completed on a schedule convenient to the family and turned in at the following week’s appointment
Teacher support for the parent/guardian who plays a teaching role

These options are described in much greater detail in the “one-pager” attached to this email. For full descriptions, you may go to our district website at www.amadorcoe.org.

Now that we know how we will begin the school year, we are beginning the official enrollment process for each student. Included below is an enrollment form for each option. Please complete one enrollment form per child for the option you prefer. In order to set up classes and determine staffing needs for the two options, we need to hear back from all families by Friday, August 7. Any student not accounted for with an enrollment form by August 7 will be assigned to distance learning.

Distance Learning Student Enrollment Form

Home School Student Enrollment Form

If you do not have access to a computer to complete the enrollment forms, please contact your school office, 257-5700, or 257-5353 for assistance.

We would like to thank you for your patience and flexibility during these ever-changing times. We look forward to serving our students and families with the option that works best for your individual circumstances when we return for the first day of school on Monday, August 17.

Andrew Gardner,
Jackson Junior High School

Two Options Enrollment Process Message to Families – JJHS (7_31_2020)

JJHS School Opening Letter to Families- Educational Services Department 7-31-2020

One-Pager Two Options for Families – JJHS (7_31_2020) ______________________________________________________________________________

Buenos días Familias de Jackson Junior High School,

En una reunión especial el jueves 30 de julio después de escuchar nueva información del Dr. Kerr, Oficial de Salud Pública del Condado de Amador, y de la Asociación de Maestros del Condado de Amador, el Comité de Educación aprobó las siguientes dos opciones para que los estudiantes comiencen el año escolar 2020-2021: después de trabajar con nuestros socios laborales esta semana, también hemos llegado a un acuerdo para comenzar la escuela el lunes 17 de agosto.

Aprendizaje a distancia de tiempo completo
Interacción diaria con el maestro y los compañeros
Requisito de asistencia diaria
Evaluaciones, calificaciones y materiales de instrucción enviados a casa
Muchas mejoras adicionales en cumplimiento con AB 77
Home School
Por orden de llegada. Intentaremos acomodar a todas las familias.
Reuniones semanales con el maestro para instrucción / apoyo
Trabajo completado en un horario conveniente para la familia y convertido en al cita de la semana siguiente
apoyo del profesor para que el padre / tutor que desempeña un papel de enseñanza

Estas opciones se describen en detalle mayor en el “uno-pager” adjunto a este correo electrónico. Para obtener descripciones completas, pueden visitar el sitio web de nuestro distrito www.amadorcoe.org.

Ahora que sabemos cómo comenzaremos el año escolar, estamos comenzando el proceso de inscripción oficial para cada estudiante. A continuación se incluye un formulario de inscripción para cada opción. Complete un formulario de inscripción por niño para la opción que prefiera. Con el fin de establecer clases y determinar las necesidades de personal para las dos opciones, necesitamos escuchar a todas las familias antes del viernes 7 de agosto. Cualquier estudiante que no tenga un formulario de inscripción antes del 7 de agosto, será asignado a la educación a distancia.

Formulario de inscripción para estudiantes de educación a distancia

Formulario de inscripción para estudiantes de la escuela en casa

Si no tiene acceso a una computadora para completar los formularios de inscripción, comuníquese con la oficina de su escuela , 257-5700 o 257-5353 para asistencia. Gladys Bell también está disponible para ayudar. Llámela o envíele un mensaje de texto al (209) 640-7816. La información también se actualizará en Facebook en Familias Hispanas del Amador County Unified School District @familiashispanaacusd.

Nos gustaría agradecerle por su paciencia y flexibilidad durante estos tiempos siempre cambiantes. Esperamos poder servir a nuestros estudiantes y familias con la opción que mejor funcione para sus circunstancias individuales cuando regresemos para el primer día de clases el lunes 17 de agosto.


Andrew Gardner,
Jackson Junior High School

Español Mensaje de proceso de inscripción de dos opciones para las familias – JJHS (7_31_2020)

Español Carta de apertura de la escuela a las familias- Educational Services Department (7_31_2020)

Español 2020-2021 _One-Pager_ Dos opciones para familias – JJHS (7_31_2020) 2020-2021



Please check the District Website or Facebook for links to view the videos on the dates and times listed below. The links will be posted daily, close to the viewing start time. If you do not see the link on the homepage please refresh the page.
Please note that the Junior High School Promotions will be hosted by KVGC Hometown Radio on their Facebook page. Audio will be aired by KVGC for those that do not have internet access.
Ed Options Graduation – June 2, 2020, 7:00 PM
Jackson Jr. High Promotion – June 3, 2020, 6:00 PM
Ione Jr. High Promotion – June 4, 2020, 6:00PM
Amador High Graduation – June 5, 2020, 5:30 PM
Argonaut HighGraduation – June 5, 2020, 7:30 PM

5/26/2020 Update: End of Year, Graduation, Material Pick Up/Drop Off

Good Afternoon Jackson Junior High School Students and Families,

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

The end of the school year is in sight.  We want to thank everyone for their diligence and patience as we navigated distance learning during 4th quarter and for working together to do the best that we could to serve and educate our students during this time.

We have one more big task ahead of us as we close out this school year and we need your help to do it safely and efficiently.

Next Monday through Wednesday, June 1st through the 3rd, we will be receiving School Resources and Materials that have been distributed to you this year as well as providing an opportunity for your students to collect any of their personal belongings that may have been left on campus before Spring Break.

It will be critically important that we practice social distancing and work together to keep things safe and orderly during this process.

On each day, Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday of next week, if your last name begins with A-G, your drop off/return time is 9-10 am.  If your last name begins with H-M, your drop off/return time is 10-11 am.  If your last name begins with N-S, your drop off/return time is 11-12 pm.  And if your last name begins with T-Z, your drop off/return time is 12-1 pm.  Choose which day works best for you and plan to return Resources and Materials to the school during your designated time.

School Resource and Material Returns will take place in the upper circle and main office parking lot.  Staff will be there to greet you and receive items from your car.  Items include Textbooks, Library Books, Chromebooks and chargers, as well as Hotpsots if you received one from the school for distance learning, and any other resources or materials that were loaned or distributed to you by the office or your teachers.  This will also be the time and place to collect any End of the Year awards or certificates that you may have earned or received.

To retrieve personal items from the Locker Room, please use the Hoffman St Upper Parking Lot.  Your student will be greeted by a staff member at the gym/locker room entrances.  Students will be monitored and supervised in the locker rooms by their PE teachers.  Students will need to collect all personal items and return their locks directly to their PE teacher before leaving.

Again, it is critically important that we work together to make this process as smooth and efficient as possible for the health and safety of our staff, families, and students.  We strongly encourage you to begin collecting, cleaning, and preparing these items for return.  We also strongly recommend that you inspect Chromebooks for damages such as missing keys and broken screens.

We thank you for your attention to these important end of the year procedures.

Thank you,

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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