A Jersey Community Unit School District No 100 Update
Hello to all Jersey 100 Families. I hope this communication finds each of you well.
According to the Farmer’s Almanac, snow predictions continue through March. While I hope such is not the case, I do want to communicate to all stakeholders that my priority will always be safety and I will always err on the side of caution. As a side note, please know how much I appreciate the many emails and phone calls from you. Your support and understanding of school cancellations are appreciated more than you know. And…I, too, am ready for spring! J
Also, please know that the school calendar for this year has been finalized. The last student attendance day is Wednesday, June 4. Any emergency day used from this point forward will be considered an “Act of God” day. The school calendar that reflects this information can be found on the main webpage under the tab, Calendars: 2013-2014 School Calendar. Questions pertaining to the calendar should be directed to the school your child attends.
The financial state of the district continues to create challenges. Making every attempt to balance the budget while maintaining the very best academic programs for our students is the goal. A three-year plan has been presented. The Finance Committee will be meeting in the near future to discuss all options and make recommendations to the Board of Education. The Board will consider all recommendations in order to finalize a plan to reduce deficit spending and move towards balancing the budget. More information will be forthcoming about the plan.
Just Be Jersey began as a character education initiative that has turned into a movement of positive action. Students, faculty, staff, administration and the community have embraced the idea of making a difference by doing something kind for another. I hear of stories each day of someone carrying out an act of kindness, and these acts continue to grow. I would like to challenge the entire Jersey community. Please join the many who have embraced the JUST BE JERSEY philosophy. Put away any harsh words or actions and make a positive contribution to our community. Say a kind word or commit a kind deed for another. We need EVERYONE who believes in our community and our schools to SHOUT IT OUT! Share the good deeds of others with me! Let’s be excessively but respectfully ostentatious! Only in our acts of positivity will positive outcomes flourish. J
If you would like to send a story or be included in the Just Be Jersey listserv, please send an email to email@example.com. Include in the subject line: JustBe Jersey story or add to JustBeJersey listserv.
For additional information on upcoming school closings, activity/athletic changes, or other school happenings, please check out www.jersey100.org. You may also call 1-877-305-3276.
Again, thank you for all you do to make Jersey 100 the very best. May each of you enjoy a happy and safe February!
Lori Franke-Hopkins, Superintendent