Jefferson County Schools

Jefferson County Schools JEFCOED is the second-largest school district in Alabama serving over 35,000 students in 56 different schools located throughout Jefferson County.

JEFCOED is the second-largest school district in Alabama serving over 35,000 students in 58 different schools located throughout Jefferson County. The purpose of the Jefferson County Board of Education page is to keep the community informed of current events, updates, and relevant information. We reserve the right to remove spam or inappropriate posts. A profanity and spam blocker is in use as well. Please contact the board at 379-2195 with any questions, comments, or concerns.

Operating as usual

Don't forget, masks are currently still required on JEFCOED campuses.  Help us finish the school year safely.
04/12/2021

Don't forget, masks are currently still required on JEFCOED campuses. Help us finish the school year safely.

04/10/2021
Hueytown Health Sciences Class Helps with Vaccinations

Hueytown High School's Health Sciences class is partnering with Rock Creek pharmacy to help with the store's COVID-19 vaccine distribution. While the students do not actually inject the shots, they help pharmacists with paperwork, monitoring post-injection times, and registration. This is a great opportunity for the students to get some real-world experience while also helping the community!

04/09/2021

This week, Dr. G reminds us about the JEFCOED mask policy, S.O.A.R., and a 7 day feeding program for all students in our system.

JEFCOED Family please pay attention to the weather tonight and Saturday.  Take this threat seriously!  Make sure you hav...
04/09/2021

JEFCOED Family please pay attention to the weather tonight and Saturday. Take this threat seriously! Make sure you have multiple ways to receive warnings.

(04/09/21 9:27 am) Update: Showers and storms to develop through the day, some may become severe with large hail and damaging winds. A greater threat comes tonight as a line of severe storms moves in from the west with a few tornadoes, damaging winds and large hail. Have many ways to get warnings.

04/08/2021

JEFCOED students now have access to healthy meal options seven days a week. Thank you Jefferson County Schools Child Nutrition!

Read More Here - https://bit.ly/2QckoS8

04/07/2021
Getting to Know: Jacqueline Thomas-Edwards

In our latest edition of Getting To Know...we introduce you to the JEFCOED secondary teacher of the year McAdory High School's very own Jacqueline Thomas-Edwards.

Thank you Assistant Principals for all you do to make us #JEFCOEDStrong!
04/06/2021

Thank you Assistant Principals for all you do to make us #JEFCOEDStrong!

04/05/2021
Mask Update 4-5-21

AN UPDATE ON MASKS -

JEFCOED Family,

As many of you are aware the state health order concerning masks and face-coverings expires this Friday, April 9th.

While cases in our schools continue to fall weekly, I do not believe we are to a point where we can relax our restrictions or let down our guard. We will continue to require masks for all students, faculty, staff, and visitors until the end of the 2020-2021 school year. This includes traditional school and any other school-sponsored events such as graduation ceremonies. No decision has been made about summer programs or the next school year.

I believe this is the best and safest course of action to protect our faculty, staff, and students. Many of our teachers received their second COVID-19 vaccine today, Monday, April 5th. They will not reach maximum immunity until April 19th. We also have many other employees who have had COVID-19 this school year and will not have an opportunity to get a shot until later in the semester. The majority of our students are also still ineligible to receive a vaccine. When you consider all of these factors and that we are only weeks away from the end of the school year, the benefits of keeping the mask requirement far outweigh any negatives.

Throughout much of this semester, we have seen a steady decline in our positive cases. I want that trend to continue. As the Alabama Department of Public Health reminded everyone last week, face masks remain one of the most successful tools in helping reduce the spread of COVID-19. You should also know that I have spent several hours meeting with doctors and experts in our local health community, and all of them feel this is the right course of action.

This has been the most difficult school year in my 27 years in education, but we’re almost to the finish line! Please do your part to help us finish this school year safely. I want us to get back to normal as quickly as possible.

Finish safe. Finish strong. Mask up.

Sincerely,

Dr. Walter Gonsoulin

03/29/2021
Getting to know Singleton

In our latest "getting to know" segment we introduce you to our Elementary Teacher of the Year Leah Singleton! Thanks for all you do!

US National Weather Service Birmingham Alabama
03/28/2021

US National Weather Service Birmingham Alabama

Isolated to scattered showers and thunderstorms will continue across the area this afternoon. A couple storms may be strong with hail, gusty winds, and frequent lightning, with a very low but non-zero risk of an isolated severe storm with quarter size hail. A tornado watch is in effect north of the area, but the main severe threat including a low end threat of a tornado will hold off until very late tonight after 3 AM. Make sure you have a way to get warnings overnight and tomorrow.

03/26/2021
Oak Mountain High School

More info on how you can help...

As most of you know - the Oak Mountain Community was hit hard by a tornado this afternoon. Many families have lost their homes and experienced devastating losses. Our hearts are heavy for them and we are praying for them. 🙏❤️

OMHS will serve as a collection and distribution center for basic needs in our community Friday (March 26) and Saturday (March 27).

Items can be dropped off and organized from 8AM-Noon on both days. Please drop off items at the OMHS cafeteria which is located near the backside of the school located closest to OMIS.

Items for those in need can be picked up from 1:00-5:00 PM on both days (Friday and Saturday) also in the OMHS cafeteria.

The items we will be accepting are bottled water, toiletries (shampoo, conditioner, soap, toothpaste, toothbrush, shaving cream, toilet paper , razor, feminine products), blankets (good condition), non perishable food items (peanut butter or cheese crackers, nuts, granola bars, canned goods with pop tops like spaghetti and Mac n Cheese, juices, jelly, dried fruit, trail mix, crackers, peanut butter, bread), towels, large totes/ bags for carrying items, general cleaning supplies, paper products (plates, disposable utensils, paper towels) and gift cards.

Also, during the distribution portion, people in need can come get the items, or someone can come get them for a person in need. However, with gift cards we will take a more targeted approach. We appreciate your understanding and certainly appreciate your generosity and help for our OM community who is in need ❤️💙

Please continue to pray for our OM community. We are survivors and we will help each other get through this. Together. ☑️💙❤️‼️

JEFCOED Family, we received so much support from neighboring communities following our own bout with severe weather in l...
03/26/2021

JEFCOED Family, we received so much support from neighboring communities following our own bout with severe weather in late January. Here is some info if you’d like to help our neighbors during this trying time.

TORNADO RELIEF:
The Pelham Rec Center will serve as a drop-off location for donations to assist with the recovery efforts in our community. The Rec Center is open from 7:00am-8:00pm weekdays.

Items needed:
Tarps
Trash Bags
Cleaning Supplies
Hygiene Products
Feminine Products
Hand Sanitizer
Face Masks
Diapers and Wipes
Socks (multiple sizes)
Ensure
Pillows and Blankets
Baby Formula
Pet Food
Gatorade
Bottled Water
Laundry Detergent

US National Weather Service Birmingham Alabama
03/25/2021

US National Weather Service Birmingham Alabama

Now through 11 am: a couple of storms could be strong to severe, mainly in the west. FROM 11 AM THROUGH MIDNIGHT: a High Risk has been introduced for the possibility of long track tornadoes, damaging winds up to 80 mph, & golf ball size hail. Stay tuned to the weather all day!

JEFCOED family please pay attention to the weather Thursday and take this threat seriously.
03/24/2021

JEFCOED family please pay attention to the weather Thursday and take this threat seriously.

**PLEASE CHECK OUR MOST RECENT POSTS FOR UPDATED INFORMATION**

Severe weather is expected Thursday afternoon and evening across much of Central Alabama. Prepare now to ensure you are ready for tomorrow.

📻📱 Have multiple reliable ways to get warnings
🗺️ Know where you live on a map
🏠 Be ready to seek shelter in a safe location

We hope you have a restful and safe Spring Break!
03/19/2021

We hope you have a restful and safe Spring Break!

03/19/2021
Spring Break Meals

Several of our schools have been preparing spring break meals this week.

JEFCOED family, please take this situation seriously!
03/17/2021

JEFCOED family, please take this situation seriously!

7:40am 3/17/21: UPDATE⚠️The HIGH RISK has been extended eastward, to now include more of Central AL. The bottom line is that it doesn't matter if you're in the high or moderate risk area - impacts will be very similar. JUST BE PREPARED!!

We could be looking at a long day and night ahead for all of us - but we'll get through this together. We can't stress this enough: MAKE SURE YOU KNOW WHAT YOUR SEVERE WEATHER PLAN IS IF A WARNING IS ISSUED FOR YOUR LOCATION!! Getting to your safe place quickly could mean all the difference.

Due to the possibility of severe weather, all Jefferson County Schools will be on remote learning for Wednesday, March 1...
03/16/2021

Due to the possibility of severe weather, all Jefferson County Schools will be on remote learning for Wednesday, March 17, 2021.

There will be no live instruction for remote learning, but students should log in to Schoology to complete assignments.

There will be no lunch service on Wednesday. All afterschool and extracurricular activities are canceled. Standardized tests scheduled for Wednesday will be rescheduled.

Wednesday has the potential to be a very dangerous weather day. Take this threat seriously! Make sure you have multiple ways to get warnings. This includes NOAA weather radios, monitoring local media, alerts on your smartphone, and signing up for the Everbridge Alert System through the Jefferson County EMA.

More Info - http://bit.ly/3rYb2HK

Everbridge Alert Sign up - https://member.everbridge.net/453003085611901/login

Please stay weather aware Wednesday.  Have multiple ways to receive warnings.
03/16/2021

Please stay weather aware Wednesday. Have multiple ways to receive warnings.

***THIS GRAPHIC IS OUTDATED. PLEASE SEE LATEST POSTS FOR UPDATED SEVERE THREAT GRAPHICS.***

3/16/21, 7am:

⚠️SIGNIFICANT SEVERE WEATHER EVENT LIKELY WEDNESDAY THROUGH EARLY THURSDAY MORNING⚠️

Unfortunately, a significant severe weather threat appears to be unfolding across much of the region starting Wednesday afternoon and could last as late as sunrise Thursday morning for far eastern and southeastern counties in Central AL, and could be a long-duration event.

A MODERATE RISK of severe storms is now expected across a vast majority of Central Alabama. (Level 4 out of 5).

⚠️HAZARDS EXPECTED: Conditions appear favorable for strong, long-track tornadoes, damaging straight-line winds up to 80mph, and hail up to the size of golf balls.

MULTIPLE ROUNDS OF SEVERE STORMS? That's certainly not out of the question. Latest data we're seeing this morning shows the potential for more discrete storms developing during the afternoon, followed by a line of severe storms that will sweep across the state during the evening and overnight hours.

HAVE YOUR SAFETY PLAN READY!!! We can't stress this enough - make sure you have your plan ready to go if a warning is issued for where you live. Where will you take shelter?

HAVE MULTIPLE WAYS TO RECEIVE WARNINGS: Make sure your phone is not on silent or Do Not Disturb mode during the overnight hours so that you can receive Wireless Emergency Alerts. Have your weather radio ready to go, including fresh batteries. Have a text message alerting app? Those are good too.

Stay tuned for the latest info here throughout the day today and tomorrow morning. We'll get through this together!

03/15/2021
Teacher of The Year Presentations

Congrats again to our Teachers of the Year! Since we couldn't have the traditional banquet, we surprised them in their classrooms! #JEFCOEDStrong

Dr Eric Mackey
03/13/2021

Dr Eric Mackey

It was one year ago today, that I stood with Governor Ivey and Dr. Harris to announce that Alabama would soon close all its schools due to the COVID-19 pandemic. That day, we did not know all the challenges and obstacles that lay ahead, but we knew that Alabamians and Alabama’s educators would rise to meet and exceed them all!

Over the past year, we have been faced with constant uncertainty and numerous challenges. We have grieved and still grieve for those we have lost. Today, we pause in prayer and remembrance for the students, teachers, support staff, family members, and friends we have lost to the pandemic.

But – still we stand! And, still we stand together as communities, and as a state, to combat the ongoing challenges and difficulties. As your State Superintendent, I am incredibly grateful for leadership of our Governor, Legislature, State Board Members, Public Health Department, and other agencies. I am immensely thankful for the dedication of our teachers, superintendents, principals, nurses, child nutrition, bus drivers, custodial staff, and all the support staff – as well as the ALSDE staff – that have worked tirelessly to support our mission of educating our students. I appreciate the outpouring of support from the public entities and organizations. And, I am grateful for our students and the lessons learned during this pandemic that will help them transition to strong productive citizens in the years ahead.

On this anniversary, I truly believe we are at a turning point in our battle with COVID-19, and we can shift our focus to recovery efforts including closing the learning gaps and providing learning supports through mental health and wellness efforts.

Education is about learning and growing – and, I know that I have learned from this experience and I know we can use this tragedy to make positive changes to education in Alabama and expand opportunities for our students to heal and grow.

03/13/2021
Dr. G Update 3-12

An update from Dr. G! Great things are happening at JEFCOED! #JEFCOEDStrong

Art bus for Jefferson County Schools
03/12/2021
Art bus for Jefferson County Schools

Art bus for Jefferson County Schools

When the bus is completed it will travel to several of those schools, bringing art instruction to students who otherwise would not have it.

03/12/2021
Pre-K Selection

We are extremly proud of our Pre-K program. The drawing for next year's classes was held this week. Watch the video to see more about the selection process and to learn more about the benefits of Pre-K!

Congratulations to the 2021 JEFCOED Teachers of the Year!Elementary - Leah Singleton, Chalkville Elementary School -Gift...
03/10/2021

Congratulations to the 2021 JEFCOED Teachers of the Year!

Elementary - Leah Singleton, Chalkville Elementary School -
Gifted Specialist

Secondary - Jacqueline Thomas-Edwards, McAdory High School - AP, Advanced, and General Chemistry

More Info - http://bit.ly/3l4odEp

03/06/2021
JEFCOED COVID-19 Vaccine

The first wave of our teachers and employees got their first round of COVID-19 vaccine today. We are especially thankful to our partners at UAB for helping us in this effort. Hopefully, this is the first step in returning our classrooms to some sense of normalcy!

03/05/2021
Getting to Know Officer Ling

We are so thankful for our community partnerships including the one with the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office. Currently, every campus has a school resource officer assigned to it. The SROs play an integral part in our students' lives and the school community. In our latest edition of "Getting to know" we introduce you to Officer Ling who currently serves at Irondale Middle. Thank you for what you and all our SROs do for our kids!

We continue to be so appreciative of our neighbors across the county and even the state.  These gift cards were donated ...
03/04/2021

We continue to be so appreciative of our neighbors across the county and even the state. These gift cards were donated from Vestavia Hills City Schools students and families...over $2000 worth! They were distributed to Fultondale Families affected by January's tornado. Today, Vestavia Hills notified JEFCOED they have collected close to 50 more gift cards! We couldn't be more grateful for your efforts and your generosity! THANK YOU! #JEFCOEDStrong #FultondaleStrong

03/02/2021
Dr. G Update 3-1-21

Please watch this important update from Dr. G concerning COVID-19 vaccines for faculty and staff. There will be some remote learning days as we go through this process. Your individual schools will communicate specifics to you.

02/28/2021
Minor Middle Wax Museum

Check out one of the ways Minor Middle School celebrated Black History Month! This was their wax museum presentation on Friday. Very Cool!

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Jefferson County Schools is the second-largest school district in Alabama serving over 36,000 students in 56 different schools located throughout Jefferson County. The vision for Jefferson County Schools is to be characterized by the use of best practices resulting in effectively providing for the diverse needs of all learners. The mission of the Jefferson County School District is to ensure rigorous learning for all through engaging, innovative instruction, responsible resource management, and meaningful community and family collaboration focused on student success. The purpose of the Jefferson County Board of Education page is to keep the community informed of current events, updates, and other district information. We reserve the right to remove spam or inappropriate posts. A profanity and spam blocker is also in use. Please contact the board at 379-2195 with any questions, comments, or concerns.

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