Inclement Weather
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During extremely bad weather, it sometimes becomes necessary for a decision  to be made concerning the closing of schools. When a decision is made in the early morning that schools will close for the day, it must be relayed quickly to all pupils and parents. In order to accomplish this task efficiently and with maximum coverage, school officials are asking all pupils and parents to cooperate by following the suggestions listed below:

1. For an announcement concerning school closing, tune in to one of the  following area radio or television stations:

 • WQDR 94.7 FM  • WKIX 96.9 FM   • WRAL 101.5 FM  • WAGO 88.7 FM
 • WRDU 106.1 FM  • WPTF 680 AM  • WCKB 780 AM  
 • WTSB 1090 AM  • WHPY 1590 AM   • WQOK 97.5 FM   
 • WNCN-TV17  • WARZ-TV 35   • WTVD-TV 11   • News 14 Carolina
 • WRAL-TV 5  • WUVC-TV 40  • WNCT-TV 9  


2. A decision to delay or close schools will be announced by 6:00 am. A ConnectEd message will be sent notifying parents of this decision, in addition to notifying the media outlets listed above.

3. Do not telephone the weather bureau, radio or television stations, newspaper  offices, school officials, or school offices. Calls to these offices will result in "clogged" lines and will hinder communication. Announcements will reach you via ConnectEd, radio, and television. Information will also be posted on the school system webpage, school websites, the JCS Facebook page, and the JCS Twitter page.

4. The absence of any announcement indicates that the schools will open as usual.

5. Parents of younger children should have a supervision plan for their children in case school is dismissed early.


Blackboard MyConnect 
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The Blackboard MyConnect App enables parents to access the Blackboard ConnectEd Parent Portal via their smartphones. By using the app parents can receive alert push notifications and decide how they receive information through the Blackboard/ConnectEd system, which sends them critical messages, including emergency alerts and important announcements. Parents can also decide what phone numbers receive the messages and if they want the messages via voice, text, and email. Download the Blackboard MyConnect App today by following the links to the right.

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