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Virtual Open House
Published by Amanda Long on August 14, 2020
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Welcome to our Open House.  We know that things look a little different this year but we are excited to be back with our Buccaneers.

Please take the time “sign-in” on our google form today to show us that you attended the open house.  This will allow us to share your contact information with your student’s teachers.  Please submit the form for every student you have enrolled in JBHS.

Open House Videos

Below you will find the link to our youtube channel.  You can search for teachers by name or browse our playlists.  We look forward to seeing you all on Monday!

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCj8s7SKe6orx7xjpN3IlhoA/playlists

        
Google Classroom Codes, Email Address, Computer Log Ins and More
Published by Amanda Long on August 12, 2020
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We are planning to hold a Virtual Open House tomorrow.  Teachers are currently working to make videos and upload them to our website to provide you a short introduction to themselves and the curriculum for each class.  We will have these videos posted by 3 p.m. on Thursday.

Teachers will email the classroom codes to your student’s county email address.  Need help accessing that email account?  Follow this formula.

  • Example Student Name – Jack Britt
  • Example Powerschool ID – 12345678 (located on schedules AKA student lunch number)
  • Example Student Birthdate – January 1, 2006
    • Username will be PowerSchool number – 12345678Email Address – jacbri5678@student.ccs.k12.nc.us (First 3 letters of the first name, first 3 letters of the last name, last 4 digits of PowerSchool number)
    • Password – 010106 (6 digit birthday)
    • email website – gmail.ccs.k12.nc.us
        
Home Base Parent Portal
Published by Amanda Long on August 8, 2020
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Jack Britt High School Parents:

The administration and staff at Jack Britt High School are excited that we can provide you with access to current grades and attendance via the Internet.  The Home Base Parent Portal is available to parents/guardians with a “single=sign on”, so only one login is needed for families with multiple children.  Parents will need access codes for each child from each school in order to link their students to their accounts.  To access this information you will need to follow these steps:

Parents

  1. Launch the Internet on your computer.
  2. Go to http://cumberland.powerschool.com/public
  3. Select “Create Account” and enter the information needed to create your user account.  (Set your own username and password).
  4. Link students to your account.  Enter the access codes for each of your children.  Select your relationship with your student (mother, father, etc.).  Remember, you will get access codes for each child from each school.  You can add your children at different times as schools activate their accounts, by selecting Account Preferences, Students tab, and the Add button.
  5. Login and view the information (don’t forget to log out of the system when finished.)  Please keep your access codes and passwords confidential.  Parents/guardians will be the only groups that receive access codes.  Access codes can be used by multiple parents.

You may choose to activate email notifications.  If you do, you will receive emails from PowerSchool no_reply@ccs.k12.nc.us.  Please do not reply to the emails, as they are auto-generated based on your selections.  You may activate/deactivate email notifications at any time by changing the selected checkboxes.  Questions about grades and attendance should be directed to your child’s teacher.

If you have any questions about your account setup, refer to the Home Base Portal support at www.homebaseportal.ccs.k12.nc.us.  For quick links to the Parent Portal, go to your school’s website.  After creating your account and linking your students, download the mobile app for Android and Apple IOS devices form your app store.  Search “PowerSchool for Parents.”  If you are requesting a schedule change please complete the change request form on the school website.  Once this is complete a counselor or school administrator will contact you within 24 hours of receiving the form.

Remember schedules will not be sent in the mail as a safety precaution as we know some strains of coronavirus live for only a few minutes on paper, while others live for up to 5 days.  Thank you so much for understanding that the safety of our students is our number one priority.

Thank you,
K. Scott Pope, Principal
Natalie Haire, Lead Counselor
Jack Britt High School Administration and Counseling Department

Counselors are assigned based on students’ last names
Mrs. Paroli (wendyparoli@ccs.k12.nc.us) – A-Cr
Ms. Piela (margaretpiela@ccs.k12.nc.us) – Cu.-He.
Mrs. Haire (nataliehaire@ccs.k12.nc.us) – Hi.-Ma.
Mr. McLean (williammclean@ccs.k12.nc.us) – Mc.-Ri.
Mr. Bennett (travisbennett@ccs.k12.nc.us) – Ro.-Z

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Expectations for Remote Learning/Virtual CCS
Published by Amanda Long on August 8, 2020
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The standards for behavior and classroom expectations for the virtual (online) classroom environment are as important as the classroom environment in our traditional settings.  The virtual classrooms are real classrooms with real teachers, therefore, appropriate student behavior is an expectation aligned with our Strategic Plan: Priority 3, Exceptional Environment.

The following standards and rules, although not intended to be all-inclusive, govern these expectations, and must be followed:

  1. When students are in front of the camera on their device, they must be in appropriate dress as outlined in the School Board policy 4316 Student Dress Code and School Board policy 4300 Student Code of Conduct.
  2. Students may not use any communication that will degrade, disrespect, or that is abusive in nature, whether by signs, symbols, or gestures in the classroom environment.  Any form of profanity/vulgarity is prohibited.
  3. Students should demonstrate respect toward all other students, faculty, and staff members.
  4. Students are expected to log in to their student accounts and individually complete classroom work.
  5. Students should work remotely from home in an area free from distractions and where the learning of others is not disrupted with visuals in the room and/or others in the room who are not invited.
  6. Respect each student’s right to learn.
  7. Students should not send unsolicited e-mail to other CCs classmates.  All forms of communication should be course-related in nature.
  8. Students should participate in online learning only in their classroom unless invited to another session by the teacher.
  9. Violations of these expectations will result in disciplinary action pursuant to this Student Code of Conduct and may result in the exclusion of the student from the virtual classroom environment.

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Policy 4316 Student Dress Code
Published by Amanda Long on August 8, 2020
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Policy 4326 Student Dress Code

The board believes that the dress and personal appearance of students greatly affect their academic performance and their interaction with other students.  The board requests that parents outfit their children in clothing that will be conducive to learning.  Generally, dress and grooming standards as determined by the student and his or her parents will be deemed acceptable.  However, the board prohibits appearance or clothing that does the following:

  1. violates a reasonable dress code adopted and publicized by the school, including a uniform dress code approved by the board;
  2. is substantially disruptive;
  3. is provocative or obscene;
  4. endangers the health of safety of the student or others
  5. promotes products or activities that are illegal for use by minors or
  6. is destructive to school property.

A student who is not in compliance with this policy or a school dress code will be given a reasonable period of time to make adjustments so that he or she will be in compliance.  Failure to comply will result in the student being removed from school until his or her appearance or clothing meets school system policy or rules.  The student’s parent or guardian will be notified prior to any such removal.

The superintendent or designee may list in the Student Code of Conduct additional consequences that may be imposed on a student for violations of this policy.

The superintendent shall develop any procedures needed to implement this policy, including standards and procedures for requesting a medical or religious exemption from a school’s uniform dress code.

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Parent and Student Welcome Letter
Published by Amanda Long on August 7, 2020
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Purple Outline of Bucaneer with Jack Britt Official SealJack Britt students and parents,

Welcome to the 2020-21 school year.  We at JBHS are looking forward to another year of excellence in academics, athletics, and all of our school-related extra-curricular activities.  This webpage will include our virtual supply list, a virtual dress code, open house information, how to access your class schedule, and our school’s daily period schedule.

We will open this year with virtual learning and hope to move to plan B or A soon.  Unlike the ending of last year in the virtual learning process, attendance will be required and grades will be given for assignments.

Our virtual open house will consist of videos from me and our teachers on the JBHS website.  Those should be downloaded to the site by Thursday, August 13th.  The views are designed so the student and parents can get an overview of the classes.  If you need more information or desire an individual conference with your teachers, please use our school website to email them about a conference.

If you feel that you need to change your schedule please email your counselor.  Include the course you want to drop and the new course you want to take.  However, we have had some reductions in our teaching staff, so not as many classes are being offered.  We may not be able to honor your request as in past years.  Our faculty and staff are looking forward to a wonderful school year.  If you have any questions please call us.  We will see you soon.

Sincerely,

K. Scott Pope,
Principal

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Supply List 2020-2021
Published by Amanda Long on August 7, 2020
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Jack Britt High School Supply List

Below is a general list of supplies for each department.
Specific class requirements for each teacher will be given when school starts.

Math Department
Erasers
Graph paper
Pencils
Notebook paper
Optional TI-84 calculator

English Department
Blue or black ink pens
Notebook paper (preferably college-ruled)
Pencils (preferably mechanical)

Science Department
Notebook paper
Pencils and erasers
Pens
Red pens
Scientific calculator

Social Studies Department
Blue and black pens
Highlighters
Notebook paper (college-ruled)
Pencils and erasers

Health/PE/Weightlifting Department
Pens and pencils

Foreign Language Department
Pencils, pens, and erasers

Arts Department
Each art teacher will request specific supplies for their content area

Career & Tech Ed Department
Highlighters
Notebook paper (college ruled)
Pen and Pencils

Media Services Department
Notebook paper
Pen and pencil

EC Department
Highlighters
Notebook paper
Pens and pencils
Magic markers (thin) version

        
Technology Needs Survey
Published by Amanda Long on August 4, 2020
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As we prepare to return to school in an online environment, every K-12 Cumberland County Schools (CCS) student will need a laptop and internet access in order to complete assignments, participate in instruction, and collaborate and learn with others.

We are asking all families with a student in grades K-12 to fill out a survey indicating device needs for each student, regardless of your school, whether you have applied to the Virtual Academy, whether you have a device or whether you need a device. The survey can be found here: https://bit.ly/CCSDeviceRequest. This short survey will help us better understand the needs of our students and make sure that we are able to meet those needs.

Although the district intends to provide a device for every student in the future, some families may choose to provide their own device at this time. If you choose to purchase and/or provide a laptop for your child, please know that you will have another opportunity to receive a school system Chromebook once your child physically returns to school.

Please complete this survey no later than noon on Thursday, August 6.

        
Virtual Learning Schedule
Published by Amanda Long on August 4, 2020
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Blue Yellow and Red Books With Clock Hands on FrontJack Britt High school will adhere to the following schedule during our virtual learning.  Students should expect to log-in to their classes according to this schedule.

1st period – 8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.
2nd period – 9:40 a.m. – 10:40 a.m.
Lunch – 10:50 a.m. – 12:20 p.m.
3rd period – 12:20 p.m. – 1:20 p.m.
4th period – 1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

For the purpose of establishing consistent expectations and quality education from school-to-school, the Remote Learning Update answered numerous questions about the following areas:
  1. Daily Learning Schedule: A daily learning schedule has been established for elementary, middle and high schools, which includes LIVE learning time with teachers, independent work time for students, student breaks to manage attention span, and time to visit the district’s meal sites for lunch.
  2. Canvas Learning Management System: The online district-wide learning management system for student instruction will provide interactive learning, align assignments, house lecture recordings and quizzes/exams and provide online grading.
  3. Grading: The district will use a uniform grading structure that aligns with Board policy and assures that student assignments, quizzes and assessments are balanced and provide quality feedback. Grades for students in grades 3 – 12 will be recorded in Canvas, which aligns to the PowerSchool Grading System that can be readily accessed by parents and students.
  4. Professional Development: School-level and system-wide professional development, which is scheduled for August 10-13 and throughout the school year, will ensure that teachers and principals know how to effectively use Canvas while also providing equitable, consistent and quality instruction to all students.
  5. Device and Instructional Materials Distribution: The distribution of devices and instructional materials will occur the week of August 10. About 80 school buses will be outfitted with internet connectivity to serve as hotspots and will be strategically placed in areas throughout the community to make certain students have access. A helpline will be established to assist families that encounter any technology challenges.
  6. Services for Special Populations: Academically/Intellectually Gifted, English As A Second Language, Exceptional Children and Pre-Kindergarten services will be provided throughout the remote-learning experience.
  7. Cumberland Academy (K-12 Virtual School): Cumberland Academy will operate as two separate schools, serving elementary and secondary levels, and will open on August 17 with students from approximately 2,500 families who have accepted a seat. Because of the large enrollment, the district has hired two principals — one for grades K-5 and another for grades 6-12.
        
Purple Star Award
Published by Amanda Long on July 1, 2020
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Purple Star in Circle with Text Purple Star Award NC Public SchoolsJack Britt High earned the Purple Star for the 2019-2020 school year! North Carolina awards the Purple Star designation to those schools that demonstrate military-friendly practices and a commitment to military students and families. Schools that apply and earn the award will receive a Purple Star recognition to display on the school premises. Thank you to everyone that helped make this happen.