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Dr. Robert Lech

Superintendent

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January 18, 2021  2:37 p.m.

School lunch To-Go Meal

(update 1/19/21)

Starting the week of January 19th meals will be available to virtual or quarantined students only.  Please contact the food service department for pick up times and locations if you are a virtual or quarantined family in need of meal service.  All in school students will still have the opportunity to eat breakfast and lunch for free the remainder of the school year—or until further notice.   Please contact the JPS food service department with any questions you may have.

Contact Information:  701-952-3015 or email: joseph.oster@k12.nd.us

March 18, 2022

JPS COVID-19 Report

Following are reporting tables of COVID-19 Impact as of 3/18/2022:

Building Enrollments Students-2104 Student Impact %
Positive 0

0.00%

Close Contact Quarantine 0 0.00%
Household Contacts 10 0.56%
TOTAL 0 0.00%
Total Out of School 0 0.00%
During School Day 0 0.00%
Impact Estimate from Activities 0 0.00%
Presumed In School Transmission 0  

 

Total Regular In-School Staff-353 Staff Impact %
Positive 0 0.00%
Quarantine* 0 0.00%
     
TOTAL 0 0.00%
Out of School 0 0.00%
During School Day 0 0.00%
Impact Estimate from Activities 0 0.00%
Presumed In School Transmission 0  
*includes Household Contact and Close Contact Quarantine  

 

 

March 4, 2022

JPS COVID-19 Report

Following are reporting tables of COVID-19 Impact as of 3/4/2022:

Building Enrollments Students-2104 Student Impact %
Positive 2

0.09%

Close Contact Quarantine 0 0.00%
Household Contacts 2 0.19%
Total Out of School 4 0.19%
During School Day 0 0.00%
Impact Estimate from Activities 0 0.00%
Presumed In School Transmission 0  

 

Total Regular In-School Staff-353 Staff Impact %
Positive 0 0.00%
Quarantine* 1 0.28%
TOTAL 1 0.28%
Out of School 0 0.00%
During School Day 0 0.00%
Impact Estimate from Activities 0 0.00%
Presumed In School Transmission 0  
*includes Household Contact  

 

 

January 6, 2021  9:20 p.m.

JPS Instructional Plan #1

At a special meeting tonight, January 6, 2021, the Jamestown School Board approved the recommendation of the Instructional Plan Review Team to move to Instructional Plan #1 beginning on Tuesday, January 19, 2021. In Instructional Plan #1, all K-12 buildings will operate with a face-to-face schedule each day of the week (M-F).  We are able to make this change because of our staff and student commitment to mitigation strategies that we know to be effective.  As such, we will be continuing all of these strategies, including the requirement of masks. 

As we have throughout the school year, the Instructional Plan Review Team will continue to meet on a regular basis to make data-driven recommendations to our school board.  The board will review and act upon these recommendations at every regular school board meeting to ensure we are appropriately responsive to the conditions. 

Thank you to all staff, students, parents and community members for your support throughout the pandemic.  Our teachers, support staff, administration and central office staff have been able to persevere through these challenges because of your support.  I am so very proud of our district and what we have been able to do to continue to provide a great education for our students. 

Take care.
Dr. Robert Lech, Superintendent

August 31, 2021

Cohort A/B School Calendar

Calendar Link

***Reminder-School will not be in session over Labor Day, September 7, 2020. Cohort A will attend class on Tuesday and Wednesday of that week.

August 19, 2020  

Distance Learning Plan

Jamestown Public School Board adopted the JPS Distance Learning Plan on Monday, August 17, 2020, at the board meeting.

Distance Learning Plan

 

August 14, 2020  

School Lunch To-Go Meal Option

Jamestown Public School District would like to offer your students a meal option for the days they are not on campus and in need of meals on those days.  These meals will be charged according to eligibility status—the same price as in school meals.  Meals will be available for pick up on:

  • A days – Tuesdays from 3:30-5:00 PM  (Students attending M/T)
  • B days – Fridays from 3:30-5:00 PM (Students attending Th/F and Virtual Academy-JVA)

Breakfast and lunch meals will all be sent at one time for all three days.  Student will be receiving three breakfast and three lunch meals picked up for those days not in school.  Meals will be perishable so must be properly stored in cooler or freezer—prepare as directed. 

We ask that you sign up for these meals by August 24th if possible so we can properly prepare meals for the first pick up days:
  • Friday August 28th B day students.
  • September 1st A day students.
Pick up sites:
  • Middle school – back door of cafeteria
  • High School – cafeteria

If you have chosen the virtual academy we can certainly make accommodations as necessary.  This would include virtual academy elementary students that would want meals as well.

This option is available to all K-12 students based on our instructional phases and meal service needs

Program sign up online or by calling Food Service Department at 701-252-1950 ext.2115

Meal Order Form

 

August 12, 2020  

Interview with Dr. Lech

August 10, 2020  4:19 p.m.

Jamestown Virtual Academy

JPS Families,

The Jamestown School District has opened up registration for the Jamestown Virtual Academy (JVA).  Following are a number of links to help families determine if the JVA is the right choice for their student(s).

The JVA is available to students currently registered as well as any student currently residing in the Jamestown School District.  This includes our families that are choosing to home educate.  

The registration page includes the informational links below and registration will include parent name/contact information, student name/grade level, current registration status, and access to technology/connectivity.  

Registration will be completed online and will be open from today, August 10 – August 17 at noon.  

With all links below, please copy the link into the browser of your choice.  


Robert Lech, Ed.D.
Superintendent

July 31, 2020  1:36 p.m.

Health and Safety Plan for Re-Entry

Families,

Thank you for your patience and understanding as our Re-Entry Planning Committee has been working to create a plan for a fall school reopening.  Attached you will find a copy of the most recent draft of required Health and Safety Plan.  We will be holding an input session via a Zoom webinar on Wednesday, August 5 at 5:00 PM.  We will be emailing a link to that webinar on Monday, August 3, so please watch your inbox if you are hoping to attend.  This will also include some survey links to provide feedback on the plan to help us in preparation for a final approval with the school board. 

The attached plan includes district guidelines.  Due to enrollments and facilities, each building may implement some of these guidelines differently.  As we recognize that families will have specific questions related to their building(s), we have also established individual informational meetings for each building.  A schedule of those meetings can be found below. 

A few important items from our planning timeline:

August 4: Staff Input Session

August 5: Family Input Session

August 6: Special Board Meeting to Consider Approval of Health and Safety Plan

August 10: Informational Sessions for Jamestown High School (5:00 – 6:00) and Jamestown Middle School (6:00 – 7:00)

August 11: Informational Sessions for Louis L’Amour (5:00 – 6:00), Gussner (6:00 – 7:00) and Washington (7:00 – 8:00)

August 12: Informational Sessions for Roosevelt (5:00 -6:00) and Lincoln (6:00 – 7:00)

Thank you.

Robert Lech, Superintendent

Health and Safety Plan for Re-Entry

July 30, 2020  10:30 a.m.

Family Activity Tickets

Family Activity Tickets will NEED to be ORDERED IN ADVANCE.  Tickets will need to be paid at time of order with cash or check.  Family Activity Tickets ordered Monday through Wednesday can be picked up on Friday.  Orders placed on Thursday and Friday can be picked up the following Wednesday.

ACTIVITY TICKET SALES SET FOR AUGUST 3rd

Jamestown High School will be selling activity season tickets beginning on August 3rd for drama productions and all home sporting events except for the holiday tournaments and play-off tournaments. The tickets can be purchased at the high school office, the Central Office, 207 2nd Avenue Southeast or by contacting the activity director.

Activity tickets, which include football, basketball, hockey, wrestling, gymnastics, soccer, swimming, track, volleyball, softball and Drama, are sold at a cost of $30.00 for students, $60.00 for adults, and $150.00 for a family pass.

Tickets for individual events can be purchased at the door.  The cost is $4.00 for students, $6.00 for adults, and $4.00 for college students with College I.D.

Anyone 65 years of age or older may obtain a Golden Age Activity ticket at no charge at the Central Office, located at 207 2nd Avenue Southeast.  Life time passes issued before 1996 are still valid.

The District does not sell individual sport or activity season tickets.

July 28, 2020  3:30 p.m.

Back to School Notice

Due to the Pandemic please take time to read thoroughly for changes:

REGISTRATION:  All new students to the school district may register by calling at the District Office at 252-1950 for an appointment.  Hours for registration are 8:00 AM to 11:00 AM and 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM.

MIDDLE SCHOOL & HIGH SCHOOL SCHEDULES will be emailed or mailed to families

PAYMENT OPTIONS: For your convenience you are able to pay school lunches, activity tickets, and activity participation fees on-line.  To set up an account:

  1. Go to www.jamestown.k12.nd.us
  2.  Cick on Parent tab
  3.  Click on e-funds
  4. Click on create account in left hand column
  5. Enter information of the parent or guardian
FEE DAYS: (Appropriate 6 ft. social distancing and masks will be required) 8:00 am – 4:30 pm
         Tuesday, August 11th – Last names A-L
         Wednesday, August 12 – Last names M-Z
         Thursday, August 13th – Alternative if not able to attend above date or by appointment
 

LOCATIONS: Middle School, Thompson Room, 203 2nd Avenue SE, Busing, Food Service and Activity tickets

 High School, Common Area, 1509 10 Avenue NE, Food Service and Activity tickets.

 No Bus sign up at this location.

TRANSPORTATION: Bus sign up MUST be completed by August 13

NO further sign up until September 1, 2020.

Bus service will be provided according to prioritized routes in the following order:
1) Special education routes which are directed in a student’s Individualized Education Plan(IEP),
2) Rural routes
3) City routes

Private school students may be transported if space is available.  When available, intracity transportation is limited to those students who live 10 blocks or more from school. The cost for a family is $135.00 per semester per child for the first 2 children, $120.00 per semester for each additional family member attending school in grades K-12.  RURAL students wishing transportation service must also register on the above dates.

SCHOOL LUNCH: School lunches and breakfasts are available for all students in Jamestown Public Schools.  Your family might be eligible for free or reduced meal prices.  The School District encourages all families to complete the free or reduced meal application which is mailed to each family the second week of August.  If you do not receive an application, please call Joe Oster, Food Service Director, 952-3015.  The elementary student cost is $3.10 per day, the Middle School student cost is $3.15 per day and the High School student cost is $3.20 per day.  The adult cost is $3.95 per day.

Breakfast programs are available at all schools.  The elementary cost is $2.00 per day. The Middle School and High School cost is $2.10 per day. The adult cost is $2.80 per day. The School Lunch program is supported by the charge made to patrons for meals and by the subsidy received from Federal sources through the State Lunch Program.

June 25, 2020  3:00 p.m.

Summer Meals

Jamestown Public Schools will continue to provide meals through June 30, 2020. Following that the Great Plains Food Bank is offering meals at a variety of pickup sites in Jamestown. These meals will be provided free of charge and can be picked up from 11:30 to 12 or 12:30 depending on the location.

Great Plains Food Bank: 

Locations for our Youth Summer Meals Program are now happening in West Fargo, Jamestown and Enderlin.

Childhood hunger is a year-round issue, but is especially difficult during the summer months when school lunch programs are not available. All youth in need of food assistance are welcome to attend.

JAMESTOWN
Two Rivers Activity Center (hosted by Jamestown Parks and Recreation)
June 1 until August 19
11:30 a.m. - 12 p.m. Monday through Saturday

Nickeus Park (hosted by Jamestown Parks and Recreation)
June 3 until July 31
11:30 a.m. - 12 p.m. Monday through Friday

Leapaldt Park (hosted by Jamestown Parks and Recreation)
June 3 until July 31
11:30 a.m. - 12 p.m. Monday through Friday

Arts Park
June 1 until August 13
11:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday

Stutsman County Extension
June 1 until August 19
11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Monday through Friday (no meals July 3)

More Information  

 

May 18, 2020  7:00 a.m.

Road Construction

Beginning today, June 18th, 2nd Ave SE between 2nd St SE & 3rd St SE will be closed.

The road closure comes as part of the new Safe Routes to School project near the Jamestown Middle School. Access to Parking Lot west of the Middle school should use the alley

May 16, 2020  5:18 p.m.

Meal Pickup Change-JMS

Beginning Wednesday, June 17th through June 30th the Jamestown Middle School entrance for picking up meals will be to the north side of the building near the loading dock. This entrance is just off 2nd Street SE. The included picture is a view of the area where you will go. This is the only pickup site with a change and it is due to road construction in the area.

JMS Building for meal pickup

May 13, 2020  5:00 p.m.

Meals for Local Jamestown Children Moving to One Site

Jamestown Public School Lunch Program continues to provide free grab-go meals due to the current school closure. Meals will be provided using a pick-up process with a single location at the Middle School starting on the 26th of May thru June 30th 2020.  A delivery option and online ordering is also be available. The Middle School Site will be closed for Memorial Day on May 25th!

1-Cold Breakfast, 1-Cold Lunch or both will be available for pick-up at the Middle School. Meals will be available for any child up to the age of 18 years old.  Due to current restrictions, meals are not allowed to be consumed on site.  Adults over the age of 18 can also pick up a grab-go lunch for $4.00.

Please call food service by 9:00 AM each day at the Middle School site.  Only a limited number of meals will be available at the Middle School site without pre-ordering. If you prefer to order online, you can do so for up to one week at a time. 

The Middle School Site will be open from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm Monday – Friday until June 30th. Please note that the Middle School Site will be closed for Memorial Day on May 25th!

Location providing free meals:

Jamestown Middle School – 203 2nd Ave. SE                   Kitchen phone 952-5905
Enter through the main front student door
 
Order QR Code-Scan with your phone QR Code Reader
Meal Order Online QR Code

 

May 8, 2020  4:00 p.m.

JPS Menus

Lunch Menu Entrees

  • Ham and Cheese Sandwiches
  • Turkey and Cheese Sandwiches
    • (Sandwiches may be made with tortillas, bagels, buns or whole wheat bread)
  • Pizza assorted
  • French Toast and Syrup/Cheese Stick
  • Pancakes and Syrup/Cheese Stick and Sunseeds
  • Popcorn Chicken with a variety of Potatoes
  • Nachos and Cheese with Salsa

Breakfast menu Items

  • Cereal, Milk, and Juice or Fruit Poptarts, Cereal Bars, Yogurt and Granola, Muffins
    • (all served with milk, juice, or fruit)

Online Ordering Link

Please call food service by 9:00 AM each day at the site of pick-up.  Only a limited number of meals will be available at each site without pre-ordering. If you prefer to order online, you can do so for up to one week at a time. 
The following sites will be open from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm Monday – Friday until schools have been reopened.

 

Locations providing free meals:

Jamestown Middle School – 203 2nd Ave. SE                   Kitchen phone 952-5905
Enter through the main front student door
 
Lincoln Elementary – 319 5th Street NE                             Kitchen phone 952-2785
Enter through the SE Gym door
 
Louis L’Amour Elementary – 1102 15th Street SW            Kitchen phone  952-2734
Enter through the main front student door
 
Roosevelt Elementary – 615 6th Ave. SE                          Kitchen phone 952-2395
Enter through the NE Gym door
 
Washington Elementary – 705 4th Ave. NW                       Kitchen phone 952-5548
Enter through the door closest to the playground

 

May 4, 2020  4:00 p.m.

JPS Menus

Lunch Menu Entrees

  • Ham and Cheese Sandwiches
  • Turkey and Cheese Sandwiches
    • (Sandwiches may be made with tortillas, bagels, buns or whole wheat bread)
  • Pizza assorted
  • French Toast and Syrup/Cheese Stick
  • Pancakes and Syrup/Cheese Stick and Sunseeds
  • Popcorn Chicken with a variety of Potatoes

Breakfast menu Items

  • Cereal, Milk, and Juice or Fruit Poptarts, Cereal Bars, Yogurt and Granola, Muffins
    • (all served with milk, juice, or fruit)

Online Ordering Link

Please call food service by 9:00 AM each day at the site of pick-up.  Only a limited number of meals will be available at each site without pre-ordering. If you prefer to order online, you can do so for up to one week at a time. 
The following sites will be open from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm Monday – Friday until schools have been reopened.

 

Locations providing free meals:

Jamestown Middle School – 203 2nd Ave. SE                   Kitchen phone 952-5905
Enter through the main front student door
 
Lincoln Elementary – 319 5th Street NE                             Kitchen phone 952-2785
Enter through the SE Gym door
 
Louis L’Amour Elementary – 1102 15th Street SW            Kitchen phone  952-2734
 Enter through the main front student door
 
Roosevelt Elementary – 615 6th Ave. SE                          Kitchen phone 952-2395
Enter through the NE Gym door
 
Washington Elementary – 705 4th Ave. NW                       Kitchen phone 952-5548
Enter through the door closest to the playground

 

April 7, 2020  12:45 p.m.

JPS Menus

JPS Menus

April 7, 2020  12:45 p.m.

JPS Says THANKS to Community Support

The Jamestown School District is fortunate to have the outstanding support of many in the community of Jamestown as we transition to an online environment.  With connectivity as a key piece of virtual learning, our students have benefited from online providers (Daktel and CSI), but also from donations.  The Jamestown School District was able to provide wi-fi hot spots to allow students to access our on-line learning programs through charitable donations from local businesses.  We extend our thanks to Fred's Den, The Wonder Bar, and the Knights of Columbus for their generosity in providing this funding!

April 6, 2020  1:50 p.m.

JPS School Counselors Available

Dear Parents and Students,

We wanted to reach out and let you all know how much we miss our daily student interaction. As Counselor’s and Social Workers these interactions are so important to our work.  As we have adapted to this unprecedented situation we have found multiple modes of communication with students.  Counselor’s may provide services using private/password protected Zoom, Google hangouts/meets, Schoology, emails, or telephone calls to communicate with students and/or hold counseling sessions if needed.  If you have questions, concerns, or would not like to receive these services contact your child's counselor using the following methods below.

Jamestown Public Schools
Counselor and Social Worker Office Hours
During Shut-Down for COVID-19

 

 
Jamestown High School
Available from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Julie.Skunberg@k12.nd.us or 701-952-4012
Allison.Mack@k12.nd.us or 701-952-4011
 
JVCTC
Available from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Michael.Soulis@k12.nd.us or 701-952-4157
 
Jamestown Middle School
Available from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
 
Gussner Elementary
Available from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
 
Lincoln Elementary
Available from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
 
Louis L'Amour/Washington
Available from 8 a.m to 4 p.m.
 
Roosevelt Elementary
Available 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

March 31, 2020  11:00 a.m.

JPS Emergency & Virtual Learning Plan

Parents, Students and Staff,

Following is a brief update on plans for JPS and progress made towards a formalized virtual learning plan. 

As you know, Governor Doug Burgum declared that all schools were closed through March 31 and directed all schools to create a virtual learning plan by April 1st.  The purpose of this plan was to allow the option to educate our students remotely instead of making up each day missed, beyond 3/31. 

This plan had to address a number of issues including ensuring equitable services and the district’s plan to provide a high-quality, effective, and standards-based education through distance/virtual learning.   It can be viewed through this attachment and can also via our school district’s alert center.  Over the past week with our virtual learning pilot, we have already learned so much about what works and what does not.  Thank you for your patience as we continue to improve our instruction in this environment. 

I am happy to announce that the Jamestown School District was one of the first Virtual Learning Plans approved by the Governor's Office.  The process was a three-step approval (Department of Public Instruction review team, Superintendent Baesler, and Governor Burgum).  Credit truly goes to all staff that has worked so diligently to get an excellent plan in place to educate our students virtually.  

With the approval of this plan, and Governor Burgum’s executive orders, the district will plan to provide virtual learning for the foreseeable future.  If guidance from the Governor’s Office changes, the district may consider other alternatives, but, for now, the Jamestown School District will be continuing the virtual learning plan.  If circumstances change, we will provide additional communications to families as soon as possible. 

Lastly, please note that with the transition of schools to an online platform due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this also means that school common areas, such as the MS green space, and school playgrounds are closed to the public.  We look forward to a time, hopefully in the near future, when we are able to see children enjoying that equipment and organizing time to congregate together.  Until then, however, we ask that all consider those places closed to the public. 

Dr. Robert Lech, Superintendent
Jamestown School District
 

March 27, 2020  2:30 p.m.

JPS Internet Connectivity

Jamestown Public Schools wishes to thank area service providers and the Knights of Columbus for helping 61 district families to arrange Internet service. We appreciate the partnership with Daktel, CSI, and AT&T who have worked with our Technology Department and local families to assure all of our students can be connected during the COVID-19 shutdown.  The Knights of Columbus provided a generous donation to support hotspots for those families who needed that option to access virtual learning opportunities.
Dakota Central Logo, Csi Logo, KC Logo, at&t logo

March 27, 2020  11:45 a.m.

JPS e~Funds Announcement

e~Funds JPS Logo
Parents if you have an E-funds account set to make automated withdrawals from your bank account to pay for school meals and or busing and want this to stop during the period of which there is no school, you will need to make that adjustment in E-funds yourself by going in and turning off the automatic withdrawals.

March 26, 2020  10:00 a.m.

JPS Counselors are Available

The JPS counselors are available during the COVID-19 virus time away from school and if families are in need or services please reach out to their school counselor.
 
Jamestown High School
Available from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Julie.Skunberg@k12.nd.us or 701-952-4012
Allison.Mack@k12.nd.us or 701-952-4011
 
JVCTC
Available from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Michael.Soulis@k12.nd.us or 701-952-4157
 
Jamestown Middle School
Available from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
 
Gussner Elementary
Available from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
 
Lincoln Elementary
Available from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
 
Louis L'Amour/Washington
Available from 8 a.m to 4 p.m.
 
Roosevelt Elementary
Available 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

March 24, 2020  4:30 p.m.

JPS Free Meals & Added Online Ordering

Jamestown Public School Lunch Program continues to provide free grab-go meals due to the current school closure. Meals will be provided using a pick-up process with locations expanded in Jamestown.  A delivery option and online ordering is also be available

1-Cold Breakfast, 1-Cold Lunch or both will be available for pick-up per site. Meals will be available for any child up to the age of 18 years old.  Due to current restrictions, meals are not allowed to be consumed on site.  Adults over the age of 18 can also pick up a grab-go lunch for $4.00.

Please call food service by 9:00 AM each day at the site of pick-up.  Only a limited number of meals will be available at each site without pre-ordering. If you prefer to order online, you can do so for up to one week at a time. 

The following sites will be open from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm Monday – Friday until schools have been reopened. We are hoping to be able to expand these locations sometime in the near future.

Locations providing free meals:

Jamestown Middle School – 203 2nd Ave. SE                                  Kitchen phone 952-5905
Enter through the main front student door
 
Lincoln Elementary – 319 5th Street NE                                         Kitchen phone 952-2785
Enter through the SE Gym door
 
Roosevelt Elementary – 615 6th Ave. SE                                          Kitchen phone 952-2395
Enter through the NE Gym door
 
Washington Elementary – 705 4th Ave. NW                                   Kitchen phone 952-5548
Enter through the door closest to the playground

 

Order Online QR Code:  Online order QR Code

March 20, 2020  4:00 p.m.

Chromebooks

If your Chromebook needs repair please call 952-3208. If it is not answered please stay on the line as your call will be forwarded to a cell phone. We will be open from 8-4:30 for repair needs.

We will meet you at the Middle School front lobby and exchange your Chromebook for another. Please bring the a/c adapter as well, we have many models and you’re a/c adapter may not work with your replacement unit.

Home cleaning for the Chromebook. Please use one of the  available wipes (Lysol, Clorox, genic  or a water - alcohol solution  (1 part 70% alcohol 3 parts water) wring the wipe/rag out so it is not dripping wet and wipe the keyboard. None of the Chromebooks are touch screen so please wipe with a damp cloth and warm water to clean. The wipes will damage the screen so please do not use the wipes on it.

March 19, 2020  3:00 p.m.

Thank you JPS Food Service

Thank you to our amazing Food Service department for serving 233 meals to children and adults in the community of Jamestown!  This is a great start and we want to serve even more people tomorrow.  Remember this is a free breakfast and lunch for all children Birth to 18. Please share the pickup locations and times so we can serve even more tomorrow.  

The following sites will be open from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm Monday – Friday until schools have been reopened.

Locations providing free meals:

Jamestown Middle School – 203 2nd Ave. SE                                  Kitchen phone 952-5905
Enter through the main front student door
 
Roosevelt Elementary – 615 6th Ave. SE                                          Kitchen phone 952-2395
Enter through the NE Gym door
 
Lincoln Elementary – 319 5th Street NE                                            Kitchen phone 952-2785
Enter through the SE Gym door
 
Washington Elementary – 705 4th Ave. NW                                      Kitchen phone 952-5548
Enter through the door closest to the playground

 

Meals will be available for delivery for those students unable to pick up at these locations.  Please call for additional information.

March 18, 2020  1:00 p.m.

JPS District-wide Textbook & Personal Item Pickup

Due to the need for deep cleaning and sanitizing the Jamestown Public School buildings, administration is asking students/parents to pick all class materials and personal items from his/her locker or classroom desk.  All K-12 students or parents will be asked to come in during designated times as to honor the practice of social distancing. 

Thursday, 3/19/20            12:00 pm to 4:00 pm      Last Name starting with A-I

Friday, 3/20/20                  8:00 am to 12:00 pm      Last Name starting with J-R

Friday, 3/20/20                  12:00 pm to 4:00 pm      Last Name starting with S-Z

If these times do not work for you, please contact the office of your school building to plan another time. 

March 17, 2020  4:45 p.m.

Free Meals for Local Jamestown Children

Starting on Thursday, March 19, Jamestown Public School Lunch Program will provide free grab-go meals due to the current school closure. Meals will be provided using a pick-up process at certain school sites in Jamestown.  A delivery option will also be available. 

Beginning Thursday, March 19, 1-Cold Breakfast, 1-Cold Lunch or both will be available for pick-up per site. Meals will be available for any child up to the age of 18 years old.  Due to current restrictions, meals are not allowed to be consumed on site.  Adults can also pick up a grab-go lunch for $4.00.

Please call food service by 9:00 AM each day at the site of pick-up.  Only a limited number of meals will be available at each site without pre-ordering.

The following sites will be open from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm Monday – Friday until schools have been reopened.

Locations providing free meals:

Jamestown Middle School – 203 2nd Ave. SE                                  Kitchen phone 952-5905
Enter through the main front student door
 
Roosevelt Elementary – 615 6th Ave. SE                                          Kitchen phone 952-2395
Enter through the NE Gym door
 
Lincoln Elementary – 319 5th Street NE                                            Kitchen phone 952-2785
Enter through the SE Gym door
 
Washington Elementary – 705 4th Ave. NW                                      Kitchen phone 952-5548
Enter through the door closest to the playground

 

Meals will be available for delivery for those students unable to pick up at these locations.  Please call for additional information.

March 17, 2020  1:20 p.m.

Staff Update

This has been an interesting couple of days and it is a situation that continues to evolve.  As these circumstances change, it also requires us, as a district, to pivot and reconsider initial plans.  Because we want our time to be purposeful, we are going to also take Wednesday to continue planning.  As such, we are not asking all staff to return to work until Thursday, March 19th and Friday, March 20th.  

Note: building principals may continue to ask various staff to come in, as needed, to help the planning process for all teachers. 

All Staff:  If you have traveled outside of North Dakota anytime the past 14 days, please complete a screening provided through the ND Department of Health. 

March 16, 2020

Staff Update

Based on the guidance from Governor Burgum, each district must determine which staff should be in place during the ND School closure March 16-March 20.

Report for Work Monday and Tuesday-8:00 a.m.:  Central Office Staff, Building Custodians, Maintenance, Secretaries, and Administrators/Directors. 

Please note that the hourly staff that are not required to attend on Monday and Tuesday will be compensated at their regular hours and wage. 

Administration:  Administration, Directors, and other key staff met all day today (3/16) and will again meet tomorrow (3/17). A plan is being formed for when students can return to school and another plan is being drafted in the event students are out for an extended period of time. During the Tuesday meeting other JPS input will be gathered. 

Teachers and Para-Educators: All teachers and para-educators will meet Wednesday (3/18) at 8:00 a.m. Wednesday will be spent updating staff on the fluid situation and spending time collaborating with each other developing plans to best serve the students. All schools will meet at their respective buildings; JMS will meet in the Thompson Community Room.

All Staff:  If you have traveled outside of North Dakota anytime the past 14 days, please complete a screening provided through the ND Department of Health. 

March 15, 2020 8:17 p.m.

School Closed 3/16 - 3/20/2020

Jamestown Public Schools Community,

This evening, Governor Doug Burgum shifted guidance from the Friday, March 13 press conference and has made an executive order and closed all North Dakota schools through March 20. Again, there will be no school for students throughout this week.

We are still working through this guidance and will have further information out to staff by 9:30 tonight. Thank you for your patience and understanding.

Thank you for your continued flexibility and understanding to this ongoing issue.

Dr. Robert Lech, Superintendent

March 15, 2020 3:57 p.m.

COVID-19 Statement to Parents

Jamestown Public Schools Community,

Since the outbreak of COVID-19 has impacted schools around the country, the intent of this communication is to provide information as it relates to our school district and your children. Jamestown Public Schools continues to work with local health officials to help protect the whole community. Our school plans are designed to protect students and staff, while minimizing disruptions to teaching and learning to the degree possible.

Currently, Jamestown Public Schools has not been provided with any information that would constitute school closure for the prevention of spreading COVID-19. As such, JPS will be open on Monday, March 16th. Please know that this situation continues to be fluid and can change as community information and state guidance changes. JPS is in regular communication with local health officials, neighboring districts, and other agencies in monitoring this situation. If a decision to close Jamestown Public Schools is necessary, it will be done in collaboration and coordination with these agencies.

If your child is demonstrating symptoms of COVID-19 (fever, cough, shortness of breath) please keep your child at home. Symptoms may appear in as few as two days or as long as 14 days after exposure. If you or your child develop symptoms, please contact your health care provider. If your child is sick, please call excusing them using our normal procedures. As always, Jamestown Public Schools will continue to honor parent prerogative on student absences and encourage parents to do what they feel is best for their child.

If you have recently traveled, please consider the following checklist from the Department of Health (https://bit.ly/2voj70x) to assist in making a decision related to school attendance.

In conjunction with the North Dakota High School Activities Association and the North Dakota Career & Technical Education Department, Jamestown Public Schools has suspended ALL student activities at this time. Every attempt will be made to reschedule missed events. Further guidance and updates on activities, use of school facilities by outside agencies, and other school events will be forthcoming in the very near future. We will continually monitor the rapidly changing responses to COVID-19 and make decisions on events as information is available.

Thank you for your continued flexibility and understanding to this ongoing issue.

Dr. Robert Lech, Superintendent

March 11, 2020

Superintendent's letter addresses information on contagious illnesses

Students, Staff, Parents, and Guardians:

Cold and influenza (flu) season in the Midwest is in full swing. Influenza (flu) is a contagious respiratory illness caused by influenza viruses. Symptoms include cough, sore throat, runny/stuffy nose, headache, body or muscle aches, fatigue/tiredness. Not everyone with the flu will have a fever.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) offer the following precautions to keep you and your families healthy:

  • Wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds before leaving home, on arrival at school/work, after using the restroom, before food preparation, before eating, and when arriving back at home.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
  • Cover your cough/sneeze with a tissue, throw the tissue in the garbage, and wash your hands. If a tissue is unavailable, cough/sneeze into your flexed elbow.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently toughed objects and surfaces.
  • Avoid close contact with anyone who is sick.
  • Stay at home if you are sick and do not send your child to school if they are feeling sick.
  • Influenza vaccinations are still available, which you can obtain through your student's health care provider or at Central Valley Health District. Note:  please call ahead at 701-252-8130 for hours and vaccine availability for Central Valley Health.

The flu season has been further complicated, this year, by a cluster of respiratory illnesses caused by the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). The North Dakota Department of Health (NDDoH) is currently engaged in a statewide response with local, state, and private partners to prepare for any potential Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. The Jamestown Public School District is working jointly with Central Valley Health, the NDDoH, and other entities and continuing to monitor and review information regularly as this situation evolves.

We want to provide all stakeholders with some basic, but important, facts regarding the novel coronavirus:

  • This virus was first identified in the city of Wuhan in the Hubei Province in China.
  • There are currently no confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus in North Dakota.

The Jamestown Public School District precautions include:

  • Sharing information about proper handwashing with our parents, students, and employees,
  • Checking our cleaning product inventory and purchasing additional materials and supplies as needed,
  • Increasing the focus of the custodial teams on sanitizing high-contact surfaces, and
  • Monitoring absence patterns and preparing, if necessary, to share pertinent information with Central Valley Health.

For more information, please visit the websites for the CDC or the North Dakota Department of Health. If cases are identified in our community, we will work closely with medical experts to determine the next steps.

We will share necessary information via our school communication channels as appropriate. We will be opening an Update Center on our school district's website to serve as a resource on this topic. Please look for that in the next week.

The Jamestown Public School District takes the health and safety of our children and staff extremely seriously. We will continue to monitor this situation closely and take guidance from Central Valley Health and the ND Department of Health.

Dr. Robert Lech, Superintendent

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