JBS News January 12, 2024


1331 N Blue Road, Greenfield IN


Please stay up-to date on all JB Happenings!

Inclement Weather

I encourage you to stay alert to winter weather and have a plan for your family in the event that we need to move to a virtual learning environment. The virtual learning environment is different from planned eLearning days. In the virtual learning environment, we offer live teaching using your child’s ipad and a Google Meet. Information about the schedule for those days is below.

Planned eLearning Day: these are asynchronous learning days where students independently complete lessons provided by their child’s teacher.

Virtual Learning Day: These are synchronous learning days where your child’s teacher will offer a live teaching lesson. Your child should plan to log into a Google meet at the designated time, using the designated code. Your child should adhere to their teacher’s expectations, including:

  • Logging in on time and muting your microphone
  • Be in an environment free of distractions
  • Wear appropriate school clothing while on camera
  • Complete all assignments and submit to your classroom teacher
  • Follow the JB Way Be Respectful, Be Responsible , Be Kind

We know that sometimes these days can present challenges for families and that your child may be in a situation without internet access and may not be able to log in and attend live sessions. Teachers will record their sessions and make them available to families. All work should be completed by the student to count as a day of attendance. Your classroom teacher will be in contact with you in the event of an inclement weather day resulting in virtual learning. Thank you for all you do to support your child in learning!

NO Cold Feet-Shoe Drive

This is a competition and JBS, wants to WIN!


Family Literacy Learning Corner (reminder)

School Dismissal Manager (reminder)

School Dismissal Manager is now LIVE! Please check your email for login and set up directions. All school dismissal changes now go through School Dismissal Manager. You do NOT need to call the office if you put your change/absence in the APP. You should receive a confirmation email from SDM with your update.

IPADS (reminder)

This year, student iPads will be turned off from the hours of 7:00pm-6:00am, as they are not needed for instructional purposes during this time. Please be sure and charge iPads each night and limit use of them for non-school purposes. Thanks for your help!

J.B WAY (reminder)

Our JB Way is our expectations of students. We expect JB Cougars to be Respectful, Responsible and Kind! When we "catch" students following the JB Way, they are recognized by earning a Cougar Buck. Students also earn a Cougar Buck each day they are at school. They can then cash those bucks in for small prizes and fun coupons. Big thanks to our PTO for sponsoring the prizes!

Congratulation's to this week's Positive Office Referrals!

Snacks (reminder)

Each classroom at JB has a designated snack time to help our students stay fueled for the school day! Please send in a healthy snack with your child each day. You can also send in bulk items to share with the class, we are always appreciative of donations.

The office at J.B. Stephens helps provide snacks for students that may not bring them from home for the day. If teachers are out of snacks in the classroom, the students come to the office. As you can imagine, we can go through a lot of snacks over time! Any contribution helps!!! We truly appreciate it!

Food Service (NEW MENU!)

NEW 2024 Lunch Menu

Please be sure and note the NEW lunch menu below.

New lunch/breakfast prices

JBS School Hours (reminder)

  • Doors Open: 7:30am
  • Tardy Bell: 7:45am
  • Breakfast (optional/paid): 7:30am-7:45am (if your child is eating breakfast at school, please be sure to get them to school by 7:30am, so they have plenty of time to eat)
  • Dismissal: 2:10pm

Volunteer Form (reminder)

If you're interested in volunteering this school year, attending field trips, etc, all volunteers must complete a Volunteer Profile application, found by clicking here, before volunteering. This form must be completed each school year. We look forward to having you at JB!

Upcoming Dates

An additional ELearning Day has been added to the calendar. April 8th will be our 3rd and final pre-planned Elearning Day

  • 1/15/24: MLK Day; NO SCHOOL
  • 1/17/24: PTO Meeting @ 6:00pm
  • 2/2/24: All Pro Dad Breakfast
  • 2/19/24: President's Day; NO SCHOOL
  • 2/20/24: Boosterthon Fundraiser KICK OFF!

E-learning Days: Students do not come to school, but complete online assignments at home, while teachers are in Professional Development.

  • September 19th
  • November 7th
  • April 8th

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