May 12 - 16 MCT Testing
May 19 - 23 Second Semester District Testing
May 20 Field Day
May 22 Kindergarten promotion
May 23 Last Day for Students
5th Grade promotion
May 26 Memorial Day Holiday
May 28 Teachers Last Day
ActiveParent is a web-based application parents can use to keep track of
students’ records. JPS parents with more than one student can access records for
all of them with one account.
The goal of ActiveParent is to provide parents and guardians the ability to
say their ABCs—check students’ Attendance, Behavior and Course Performance.
ActiveParent provides student information as soon as it is entered into SAM
(Student Administration Manager).
Overview of the ActiveParent Screen
Student information is organized by the following
tabs in Active Parent:
- News – News from the district and/or the student's school
- Schedule – Student's current class schedule
- Attendance – Student's attendance report
- Gradebook – Student's term grades, daily grades, and homework
- Discipline – Student's discipline reports
Login to ActiveParent
Mandatory Dress Code
|Parents may contact their child's principal if they have a dire financial need related to the purchase of uniforms or if they have other concerns.|
Students in every JPS elementary school and middle school will be required to wear uniforms when school bells ring in August.
The JPS Board of Trustees has approved a mandatory dress code policy for all elementary and middle schools.
For more information, download the Why Uniforms? brochure.
Tops (shirts and blouses) must be navy blue or white:
- Acceptable styles include golf-style shirts, Oxford or button-down dress shirts, turtlenecks, white blouses with Peter Pan collars, and crew neck shirts.
- Long sleeves and short sleeves are both acceptable.
- Sleeveless tops are not acceptable.
- T-shirt undergarments are unacceptable as uniform top.
- Tops must be tucked in bottoms.
Bottoms (pants, walking shorts, skirts, knee-length shorts, and jumpers) must be tan khaki or navy blue.
- Acceptable pants styles include full-length dress pants, boot cut or straight-legged pants, cargo pants, straight-legged capri pants, cropped pants, and knee-length walking shorts.
- Skirts, skorts, or jumpers must also be knee-length or longer.
- Denim jeans, tight-fitting or baggy pants are NOT acceptable.
- Belts must be worn and fitted at the waist on pants with belt loops.
For safety purposes, students in grades K-12 are required to tuck in shirts and blouses.
Elementary Schools (Grades Pre-K–5)
- First offense: Letter of reminder (warning) sent to the parent/guardian from the principal with the requirement that it be signed and returned the following day.
- Second offense: Telephone call by the principal to the parent/guardian.
- Third offense: Parent/guardian will be required to attend a conference with the principal.
- Fourth offense: 1 day suspension in ISS (in-school suspension). Students in non-compliance will be placed in the in-school suspension room until an appropriate uniform is obtained from home. If students are unable to obtain a uniform from home, they will remain in ISS (in-school suspension for the remainder of the day.
- Fifth offense: 1-2 days at home or in-school suspension with the requirement that the parent/guardian return to school with the student and participate in a conference with the principal prior to the student's return to class.
Makes $430 Donation to Spann for Summer Reading Books |
|Rotary Club presents a check for more than $430 to Spann
Rotary Club of Jackson donated over $430 to Spann Elementary to fund Summer
Reading books for its students. Participating in the presentation were (from
left) LeAnne Brewer, President, Rotary Club of Jackson; Cathy Barnett, Summer
Reading Coordinator, Spann Elementary; Nicole Menotti, Principal, Spann
Elementary; Dina Owens, Assistant Principal, Spann Elementary; Jennifer Baker,
Librarian, Spann Elementary; Marilyn Blackledge, Literacy Committee Chair,
Rotary Club of Jackson.
Spann was able to purchase 788 books during the Scholastic Warehouse Book
Sale the school hosted on May 6 and 7, 2014.
Launches Online Registration Process |
April 17, 2014
Public Schools (JPS) is going paperless for the first time with online
registration. This initiative will make the whole process of getting a child
registered in JPS easier on parents.
Registration for new students began on April 7, 2014, and
will continue until May 30, 2014. A new student is any student
entering a JPS school for the first time. This includes new pre-kindergarten,
kindergarten, or first-time first grade students, as well as students coming
from public and private schools within our outside of the state of Mississippi.
Registration for returning JPS students will not begin until
July 14, 2014. Any student who attended a JPS school in
2013–2014 is a returning student.
Parents or guardians must make an initial visit to the school in
their attendance zone to begin the online registration process. Parents
can locate their child’s school attendance zone on the Online
Registration page. Completing online registration requires access to a
computer with a connection to the Internet. Computer labs are set up at each
school for parents who do not have access to a computer.
Applications are also being accepted for prospective pre-kindergarten
students now through April 30, 2014, at each of the school
district’s 25 pre-K school sites. However, registration for pre-K students will
not begin until after the application and screen process is complete. Parents
and guardians may submit application(s) at only one school site in their
attendance zone. These parents may also visit the Online
Registration page for help finding an attendance zone. For more information,
call (601) 960-4002.
First "Watch Dog" meeting
held at Spann was a huge
Dr. Gray - Our guest speaker
Mr. Herring and his boys Lathan and Landon
Congratulations to our
former Spann Student
We are very proud of you!
Students raise over
1,000 cans during our
"Cans of Love" fundraiser for
the Salvation Army
Spann awarded Mini Grants
(click to see full video)
|Spann Elementary Principal Nicole Menotti welcomed the mini-grant "prize patrol" to the school August 22, 2013|
Teachers at Spann Elementary received $18,514, the largest amount awarded to a single school. Fifth grade teacher Lois Crump and her team received more than $8,000 of that total. Their project puts emphasis on building vocabulary. Three other team projects were also funded at Spann for building.
Spann was named a PBIS Model Site