Jennings County Middle School
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Frequently Asked Questions

We value your time, so we’ve done our best to provide fast answers—all in one place. We’re happy to address some of your most frequently asked questions about our school here. You can also find information about school policies in the student handbook. Please don’t hesitate to contact us with your questions or comments.


How do I enroll my child at Jennings County High School?

We are thrilled to welcome new members to our community! Please visit our district Registration page for the information about enrolling in JCHS. Please download and print a copy of the registration forms and bring the completed forms, together with the required documentation, to our main office.

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Does JCMS offer breakfast and lunch?

Jennings County Schools Food Service Department participates in the USDA National School Lunch and Breakfast Programs. Each school offers a nutritious breakfast and lunch daily. We use a pre-pay/debit computerized meal system to process student purchases in an efficient, confidential manner. It is important that students memorize their meal account number, as they will need it in the cafeteria for each meal. Students should keep their numbers confidential.

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May middle school students carry cell phones during school hours?

Yes, but any student carrying a cell phone must keep it concealed and turned off between the hours of 7:50 a.m. and 3:05 p.m. Students may not use cell phones on school buses. 

At the teachers’ discretion, students may be allowed to use cell phones for educational purposes during class. Students may also use their cell phones to listen to music or play age/school appropriate games during lunch inside the cafeteria. 

If a student uses a cell phone inappropriately or at an unauthorized time, staff members may confiscate the phone and begin disciplinary action. Parents may pick up confiscated phones in the main office between 7:50 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.

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How will you protect my middle schooler from bullying while on your campus?

We do not tolerate bullying in any form at JCMS. If you or somebody you know is the target of a bully, please report it by filling out the Bullying Report Form.

Any student suspected of bullying behavior may be placed on the “JCMS Bullying Agreement,” which includes but is not limited to:

  • A written acknowledgment of the bullying behavior by the student
  • Social restriction for a period of up to 10 consecutive days
  • Suspension
  • Expulsion
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Does the school provide transportation services?

We are pleased to provide our students with safe, reliable transportation to and from school each day. We consider bus riding a privilege and expect all students to adhere to the rules for their own safety as well as for the safety of others. For information on bus policies, schedules, and routes, please visit our district Transportation page.

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What is Skyward, and how do I get a username and password to use it?

Skyward is just another way we keep communication between home and school strong. It provides you with almost real-time access to your child’s grades, attendance history, and other important information. You may easily access the Skyward website from the Student and Parent Quick Links on the Home page. To receive your log-in information, please call the front office.

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What are the school hours?

The JCMS school day begins at 7:50 a.m. and ends at 3:05 p.m.

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What do I need to do if my child will be absent from school?

If your child must miss school, please call the school office on the day of his/her absence. For information about attendance requirements and what qualifies as an excused absence, please refer to our student handbook.

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How will I be notified if there is a delayed opening or school closure?

It may be necessary for the school to close or have delayed openings during the school year because of weather conditions or unsafe driving conditions. WJCP, WKRP, WINN, and WKKG radio stations, as well as WAVE, WISH, and WLKY television stations will broadcast school closing information if weather warrants closing. Parents and students should not call the principal, teachers, or the school to request this information. If school is closed for a day, all middle school activities, including games, practices, and meetings, will be canceled.

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