JBS News September 29, 2023


1331 N Blue Road, Greenfield IN


Please stay up-to date on all JB Happenings!

3rd Grade Riley Flower Parade

All GC 3rd students will participate in the annual Riley Festival Flower Parade this year. Students will need to wear JB Stephens t-shirts and they are encouraged to continue the tradition of bringing a live flower or bouquet to present to the festival queens. These flowers remain on display throughout the festival at the JW Riley statue, near the courthouse.

Date: Friday, Oct. 6, 2023

Time: 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM (parade is at 12:30 PM)

Cost: FREE (however, students are encouraged to bring a live flower only or small bouquet; it is recommended that they are wrapped with a wet paper towel with foil at the stem.)

Apparel: JB Stephens t-shirt (or GC) & walking shoes (no flip flops please)

Lunch: We will eat at an earlier time that day at school.

This trip will not require chaperones; however, parents may attend the parade as a spectator. STUDENTS WILL RETURN TO AND BE DISMISSED FROM JB STEPHENS and may not be picked up at the parade. In the event of rain, only a few students will be chosen to attend.

If you have any questions, please reach out to your child’s teacher or contact us at 317-462-4491

2nd Grade-IREAD-3

IREAD/ILEARN: Each year all our students take a variety of assessments to monitor their progress and mastery on the Indiana Academic Standards and classroom learning. By law, our 3rd grade students are assessed on IREAD and ILEARN to monitor student mastery of learning. This year, our 2nd grade students will join our 3rd grade students and take IREAD. Below is a letter from the district with more information. The below guidance is for 2nd grade only.

Family Resources from the Indiana Learning Lab

The Parent and Family Support Hub is now available in the Indiana Learning Lab. This site features resources to support parents and families of students in preschool through high school. For a more detailed tour of the platform, view the recording of Introducing: The Learning Lab Parent and Family Support Hub. Information attached below.

School Dismissal Manager

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.


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!


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!

Congratulations to this week's Positive Office Referrals!


Breakfast starts at 7:30am. If your student is needing to eat breakfast at school, please be sure and have them here right at 7:30am. Our instructional day starts at 7:45am and we want to be sure students are in classes and learning. Thanks!


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.

Food Service

New lunch/breakfast prices

JBS School Hours

  • 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


Please be sure and download the Ride 360 app. Through the app, you will be able to see your bus stop location, times, as well as see the bus location on the map through GPS. Click below for directions on how to do this. This app will go live around August 14, as it takes some time to get the bus routes in sync.

Volunteer Form

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.

  • October 3rd/4th: 3rd Grade To Riley Museum
  • October 5th: 1st Grade Field Trip
  • October 6th: 3rd Grade to Riley Flower Parade
  • October 9th-October 20th: Fall Break; NO SCHOOL

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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