SOUTH JEFF BACKPACK PROGRAM - 2020-2021 School Year The South Jeff Backpack Program provides a backpack of food to families with children in need of food for the weekend. We will not be using backpacks right now due to COVID - Food will come in disposable bags. The only requirements for a family to receive a backpack of food are: 1. The parent or guardian of the student must apply for the program using the form below. (Everyone must reapply for the new school year even if you were receiving it in the past). 2. The student must be registered in the South Jefferson School District. 3. Bags are sent home on the school bus with the student or parents can pick up the backpack at the greeter’s desk of your student’s school. Backpack Program, Inc. Registration Form We hope to have our first backpack delivery within the next two weeks. Should you have questions about the program, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org . The South Jeff Backpack Program, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) public charity and operates independently of the South Jefferson School District. We are funded strictly by donations. Anyone who would like to donate, our address is: South Jeff Backpack Program, Inc. PO Box 49 Adams Center, NY 13606
South Jefferson On-Campus District available wifi options. School parking lot connections. Students can connect to our wifi by selecting the BYOD network and signing in with their school username and password. Wilson Building parking lot, the wifi is in close proximity to the area between the school building and the track. MS/HS, Clarke Building, the High School parking lot, the wifi is in close proximity to the red storage building. Mannsville Building parking lot, the wifi is in close proximity to the Gym. Public available wifi options for students. Town access Town of Lorraine has wifi at their town hall. Contact is Sandra Clark. Town of Rodman has Wifi available 24-7 from the parking lot. The building is open from 8am to 5pm on weekdays and some nights until 7. There is a room that can be setup for people to sit and access the internet. Contact is Lisa Worden. Library Access Adams Free Library . WiFi will be available from 6 am - 9 pm for use. A password is needed which is: !4me2Wire The password is also available in the library itself and students are welcome to come into the library during our open hours to use the public computers or connect to the WiFi with their own devices. The hours of operation are Mon./Wed./Fri from 12 pm - 6 pm. Tues./Thurs. from 10 am - 2 pm. Sat. from 10 am - 12 pm. Samantha Morgan is the Director of the Adams Free Library and can be reached at 315-232-2265 if there are any questions or concerns. Adams Center Free Library. Parents or students will need a library card to sign in. Point of contact is Beth Vincent. Church Access The Adams United Methodist Church has a public/guest Spectrum Wifi that can be accessed from the parking lot of the church. Internet Service Provider Options Spectrum is also offering reduced rates ($30 per month) for families who qualify. More info: https://www.spectrum.com/browse/content/spectrum-internet-assist
The second September meeting of the Board of Education is scheduled for Wednesday, September 23 , 2020, at 6:00 p.m. Board of Education Room, District Offices Wilson Elementary School, Adams Center, NY 13606 Public Join Information: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ONX8HAss1iQ
The first September meeting of the Board of Education is scheduled for Wednesday, September 9, 2020, at 6:00 p.m.; Board of Education Room, District Offices, Wilson Elementary School, Adams Center, NY 13606 Public Join Information: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DUJleFMJkfA The prior suspension of the Open Meetings Law was again extended until October 4th by Executive Order 202.60. The new extension order was issued late Friday, September 4th, 2020. This extension will allow Boards of Education to continue meeting virtually for another 30 days, unless the order is further extended by a future order.
Our amazing Transportation Department is in overdrive. Drivers and bus monitors had their first day back yesterday. Please note that making transportation changes or adding newly registered students is a huge undertaking in the COVID-19 world given social distancing requirements. Any changes to transportation will take at least 2 school days before the District is able to accommodate these changes.
Please use the links to watch the update for this week, watch an overview of Parent Square and watch the video on how to use the health screening app on Parent Square. Please note - the health checker button will not be turned on to your Parent Square account until 09/08/20. Also attached is a PDF with the updates for this week. Community Update Video Parent Square Overview Video Parent Square Health Screening Check *** The daily health check button on the website and on the app on your phone will not be visible until 09.08***
Due to a planned network outage that is scheduled for 4 p.m. on 8/26/20, the Board of Education will meet at 2 p.m. All are welcome to listen in live at 2 p.m. and we will be posting the recording of the meeting on our website and YouTube channel. Here is the link to join the 2 p.m. Board of Education meeting: https://youtu.be/r-ac4VNJqhw Thank you!
The District respects the tough decisions families will have to make this fall. District provided remote learning only is an option to our families, especially for students who are at high risk or live with someone who is at high risk. If you would like this remote learning option please call your child's building and answer a few, simple questions. We have extended the deadline to get this information from 08/21 to 08/26.. Our goal is to have all this information by tomorrow, 08/26, so we can get things ready like devices, class lists, etc. Parent directed and supported Home Schooling has also been an option for families in New York State. Please contact the District Office if you are planning to home school your child/children. While being in front of their teacher is the best, we recognize that for many reasons, the in-person model may not work for all.