Jackson County Schools to remain closed through May 01, 2020


    Education Commissioner, announced this afternoon the continued closure of all Florida schools through May 1, 2020. All extra-curricular activities and school events are also cancelled at least through May l5t.
    Jackson County School District will continue the student meal service during this closure. Curbside pick­ up and bus-route delivery will be provided each Wednesday beginning this week. Curbside meals (2 meals per day for 2 days) will be available from 9:30-11:30 A.M. at Cottondale Elementary, Golson Elementary, Graceville Elementary, Grand Ridge School, Malone School, Marianna Middle School, Riverside Elementary School and Sneads Elementary School. All children 18 years old and younger (21 and under for special needs individuals) are eligible – you do NOT have to be enrolled in a Jackson County School. High school students, as well as younger students may pick up their meals at any location – it does not have to be your home school.
    Superintendent Larry Moore states, “Our teachers and staff members returned to a work schedule Monday and began contacting their students and parents to provide educational materials and support for our families. Educational services will continue throughout this school closure period. These are definitely unprecedented times for everyone and I am proud of the commitment shown by our community, and especially our employees, to make it through this challenge.”
    Moore assured both parents and students that work will be made available on line and in printed packets for those who do not have internet access or who have spotty service. He said he and his staff are aware of the limitations of outlying areas and have prepared material for the ones affected due to lack of internet service.
    Please be expecting notification through a call/text/email/Remind app notifications concerning your child’s assignments for the coming weeks. Should you have any questions, please notify the school your child attends or the Jackson County School Board Office.
    With the closure of schools for at least one more month, many coaches and athletes thought that surely would end their season. FHSAA left the door open Tuesday when they issued a statement saying they were not canceling high school spring sports just yet.
    They announced Tuesday that they were looking into extending the spring seasons for sports like baseball, softball and track and field to June 30.
    Spring sports are put on hold until the beginning of May as schools will not reopen until then.
    The final day of the high school sports season was scheduled to be May 27 with the state baseball championships wrapping up.
    If the FHSAA is not able to continue spring sports this year, they are working on a way to give students additional semesters of eligibility. You can find the full statement on the FHSAA’s website.


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