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.

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.

Mission: The Jefferson County School District is committed to teaching and learning for all.

Operating as usual

The Winter sports season is upon us!  Be sure you're paying attention to all the guidelines.  Help make this season as s...
11/03/2020

The Winter sports season is upon us! Be sure you're paying attention to all the guidelines. Help make this season as safe as possible!

10/30/2020
Dr. G Update 10-30-2020

Dr. Gonsoulin's weekly update for Friday, October 30, 2020. #JEFCOEDStrongerTogether

10/30/2020

Due to a power outage Grantswood Community School will be closed Friday October 30, 2020. We anticipate reopening Monday. All other JEFCOED campuses will be open.

Jefferson County Schools will delay the start of school two hours on Thursday, October 29, 2020.This is due to the possi...
10/28/2020

Jefferson County Schools will delay the start of school two hours on Thursday, October 29, 2020.

This is due to the possibility of high winds and possible power outages.

Buses will run two hours later than normal. Breakfast will not be served at school.

Please monitor your phone, text messages, emails, our district social media pages, and our website for any updates.

10/23/2020
Jefferson County Commission Donation

Thank you Jefferson County Commissioner Shelia Tyson! At this week's board meeting, Commissioner Tyson presented checks to both Brighton School and Lipscomb Elementary!

Don't forget Friday is a teacher workday.  Because school is not in session, lunches will not be served.  Meal service w...
10/22/2020

Don't forget Friday is a teacher workday. Because school is not in session, lunches will not be served. Meal service will resume Monday, October 26th.

10/22/2020
Cenergistic Presentation

At Thursday's board meeting, JEFCOED received the Environmental Excellence Award from Cenergistic, a nationwide sustainability company. JEFCOED has worked closely with Cenergistic engineers to audit and optimize energy-using systems across the district. The result has been a 20% reduction in energy use and over 10 million dollars saved! As Cenergistic Regional Vice President Steve Jones put it, he hopes this initiative will be an example for students to follow in the future! #JEFCOEDStrongerTogether

10/21/2020
Mortimer Jordan Athlete Spotlight

Another edition of our JEFCOED Athlete Spotlight. This week we stop by Mortimer Jordan High School! #JEFCOEDStrongerTogether

If you are a student thinking about college listen up!  This week Alabama students can apply to several schools without ...
10/20/2020

If you are a student thinking about college listen up! This week Alabama students can apply to several schools without having to pay application fees! This includes both colleges in Alabama and neighboring states.

Here's a full list of participating schools and more details - https://bit.ly/34ezV8C

Be sure to check out the section detailing "required application codes" to make sure your submitted application is actually free!

10/16/2020

This weeks update with Dr. G contains information on: choices between remote or traditional, internet vouchers, and what you can do to help your student succeed.

Congrats to our Gifted Specialist at Fultondale Elementary, Sheila Mostafavi!  She has been chosen as Gifted Specialist ...
10/16/2020

Congrats to our Gifted Specialist at Fultondale Elementary, Sheila Mostafavi! She has been chosen as Gifted Specialist of the Year by the Alabama Association for Gifted Children (AAGC). Great Job! Thanks for making #JEFCOEDStrongerTogether!

Today is the deadline to complete the 2020 census!  It takes only a few minutes to complete - https://www.census.gov/An ...
10/15/2020

Today is the deadline to complete the 2020 census! It takes only a few minutes to complete - https://www.census.gov/

An accurate count is important because it impacts funding for programs like special education, free and reduced lunches, class size reduction, classroom technology, teacher training, after-school programs, and much more! #jefcoedstrongertogether

10/15/2020
Teachers of the Year 2020

As more students continue to return to the classroom, we pause to once again recognize our Teachers of the Year from last school year! Our banquet was held three days before we shut down for COVID-19, so these two outstanding educators never got the proper recognition they deserve. Thank you, Mr. Paul Kelsey and Mrs. Alana White for all you do.

Mrs. White teaches at Pinson Valley High School. Mr. Kelsey was teaching at Pleasant Grove Elementary and has since moved to a position in our technology department at Central Office.

Thank you for commitment to our students!

Thank you for your dedication to our district!

Thank you for making #JEFCOEDStrongerTogether!

10/14/2020
Corner Athlete Spotlight

We are spotlighting athletes at each one of our high schools this fall. This week the JEFCOED Spotlight shines on Corner High School! Haven't seen your school yet? We're coming soon!! #JEFCOEDStrongerTogether

10/13/2020
Classroom Dividers

We really appreciate the folks at the Rotary Club of North Jefferson for their generous donation of desk dividers. These are going in several classrooms at six elementary schools and will provide an extra layer of protection to almost 1,300 students. If any individual or organization would like to help expand this project, you can message the Rotary Club through their page. #JEFCOEDStrongerTogether

Jefferson County Community Education
10/09/2020

Jefferson County Community Education

Have you signed up your child yet for the before or after school care program with Jefferson County’s Community Education? Homework time, STEM activities, and many other fun learning experiences. Limited slots available. Call today to reserve your spot: 205-379-5670.

10/07/2020
McAdory Athlete Spotlight

We are excited to unveil our JEFCOED Athlete Spotlight!!

Each week, we’ll be bringing you stories of exceptional student-athletes from around our district. This week we start with the McAdory Yellow Jackets! Don’t worry, we’ll make our way to each of our high schools before it’s all over.

Secondary students are back in classrooms this week.  For students at a few JEFCOED Middle Schools, that meant going bac...
10/06/2020
Jefferson County Middle School students return to new school building

Secondary students are back in classrooms this week. For students at a few JEFCOED Middle Schools, that meant going back to campuses that have undergone some major renovations! #JEFCOEDStrongerTogether

Erwin Middle and Hueytown Middle School students started the new staggered schedule Monday in newly renovated buildings.

Heads Up!  We are changing some of our bus drop off locations for lunch.  Remote learners can find an updated list here ...
10/06/2020

Heads Up! We are changing some of our bus drop off locations for lunch. Remote learners can find an updated list here - https://bit.ly/3ngXIwe

Please check the list frequently as it is subject to change.

You may also still receive meals at one of our school pick up locations - https://bit.ly/2I5KX7T

Students who choose traditional learning will be provided breakfast and lunch at their schools. All meals are currently free.

10/05/2020
Secondary First Day

Middle and High School students began returning to the classroom Monday. Students who chose the traditional option started their A/B schedule. McAdory High Principal Gary Bowen is excited to see his kids back!

10/02/2020
Light Up Friday Nights

We want to thank our #healthcareheroes for their selfless commitment to our community throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. Every Friday in October, leave your porch lights on to say thank you!

"Light Up Friday Nights" is a special initiative by Governor's office, the Alabama Hospital Association, local civic organizations, and the Alabama State Department of Education to honor healthcare professionals.

#ALHospitals #LightUpFridayNights

Thanks for going above and beyond! #ThankAPrincipal
10/02/2020

Thanks for going above and beyond! #ThankAPrincipal

Make a difference in a student's life!  Jefferson County Schools is in need of substitute teachers, exceptional educatio...
09/30/2020
Jefferson Co. Schools in need of more substitute teachers

Make a difference in a student's life! Jefferson County Schools is in need of substitute teachers, exceptional education paraprofessionals, or aides. To learn more, please email [email protected], call: 205.379.2374, or visit kellyeducation.com.

https://www.wbrc.com/video/2020/09/30/jefferson-co-schools-need-more-substitute-teachers/

Jefferson Co. Schools in need of more substitute teachers By | September 30, 2020 at 12:36 PM CDT - Updated September 30 at 12:37 PM Jefferson Co. Schools in need of more substitute teachers

Hueytown High School
09/29/2020

Hueytown High School

It is with great sadness that I must inform you of the passing of Coach Rick Patterson. Coach Patterson has served as a teacher and coach for forty-one years, with thirty one of those years in Jefferson County, and twenty-seven of the years as the head baseball coach at Hueytown High School. He has been a mentor and a role model for teachers and students alike. Through his service, he has had a positive impact on the lives of countless individuals. He has truly been a pillar of Hueytown community for decades. Our thoughts and prayers continue to be with his family, friends, players and the Hueytown community.

09/28/2020
First Day at Hueytown Intermediate School

Elementary students begin returning to classrooms today. At Hueytown Intermediate they came back to a brand new building! It's one of several new JEFCOED facilities set to open this school year. #JEFCOEDStrongerTogether

09/26/2020
Wash Your Hands

Know the proper way to wash your hands! More information from the JEFCOED nursing department. #JEFCOEDStrongerTogether

09/25/2020
Dr. G's September 25th Update

We are excited that our elementary students, who have chosen to return to traditional school, will begin their A/B schedule Monday! Please take a few minutes to watch Dr. G's weekly update.

Please also read and follow our COVID-19 health guidelines - https://bit.ly/3cuIq1U

#JEFCOEDStrongerTogether

09/24/2020
Quarantine Procedures

Nursing Supervisor Tara Underwood discusses what happens if someone tests positive for COVID-19.

09/23/2020
What to expect on the bus

Parents that can drop their children off at school are encouraged to do so. However, if you rely on bus service, here's what you can expect on the ride...

09/22/2020
Thank You Kayla!

Talk about JEFCOED Strong! Child nutrition worker Kayla Smith just finished up her last of 36 radiation treatments. She never missed a day of work during that time. Today her co-workers at Irondale Middle School honored and celebrated her! #jefcoedstrongertogether

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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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