We are excited to celebrate and welcome Grandparents/VIPs to visit JB Stephens! This year, we are inviting our guests in for lunch. We will be serving chicken and noodles, mashed potatoes, green beans a dinner roll and lemonade. Guests are also welcome to bring their own lunch, please just indicate that on the RSVP form. The cost per guest will be $5.00. Guests MUST PREPAY in advance and RSVP using the link below. Due to capacity, we are limiting our guest to 4 per student. Your child will be bringing an envelope home for money to send back to school. Cash or checks will be accepted. Please make checks out to GC Food Service. After lunch, guests and students are welcome to visit our Book Fair!
All money for Grandparents/VIP Day is due Monday, September 11 so we can order enough food. Thanks!
The Book Fair is coming to J.B Stephens, the week of September 18th. Below is a link to the online store. Students will be able to shop during their Library time and also other times throughout the school day.
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 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.
Roll out of student iPads has been a bit delayed this year. Kindergarten students are still waiting for their cases before we will hand them out. 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!
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.
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)
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.
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!
September 12th: Fall School Pictures
September 18th-22nd: Book Fair
September 18th: Kindergarten and 2nd Grade Grandparent's/VIP Day
September 20th: 1st and 3rd Grade Grandparent's/VIP Day
E-learning Days: Students do not come to school, but complete online assignments at home, while teachers are in Professional Development.
September 20th: PTO Meeting @6:00pm in the J.B Library