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CCAS Dress Code Policy

Kahki pants with a black or brown smooth belt and a white collar shirt with solid tennis shoes and white or black socks is the dress code policy for CCAS. Pants and shirts should not be tightly fitted or legging pants. During orientation you will recieve additional dress code information. 



Strive for Less Than 5 Absences School attendance is very important to ensure students do not miss vital classroom instruction time. When students improve their attendance rates, they improve their academic prospects. We are asking everyone to strive for less than five absences during the entire school year.  

Mississippi law requires students to be in attendance 63 percent of the school day in order to be counted as present. This means, if students are not at school for 63 percent of the school day they will be counted as absent, and they will not be counted toward the District's Average Daily Attendance.  

Here's where JPS parents can help us meet attendance goals. Try to make sure students are absent no more than five days during the school year. You can mitigate an absence by deferring early dismissals of students until after 2 p.m. for appointments and other important activities.  


Student Enrollment

Registration for Jackson Public Schools is an online process, which makes getting a student registered for school easier on parents.  

Parents/guardians must make an initial visit to the school in their attendance zone to begin the online registration process.

Schools are open from 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Monday through Friday with hours extended until 6 p.m. on Thursdays. Schools will be closed from 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. each day for lunch.


School Bus Transportation

JPS school buses provide transportation to students' schools and home addresses only. This includes round-trip transportation for students attending special program schools, such as the Academic and Performing Arts Complex, the three International Baccalaureate schools, and McWillie Montessori school.

Bus pick-up schedules will be mailed to parents before the first day of school. Parents who do not receive their student's bus schedule, should contact the appropriate JPS transportation center as indicated below.


Breakfast and Lunch

JPS students will receive FREE breakfast and lunch meals again in 2017-2018. JPS will take part in the Community Eligibility Program (CEP). The program provides an alternative approach for offering school meals to local educational agencies and schools in low income areas, instead of collecting individual applications for free and reduced price meals. The CEP allows schools that serve low-income children to offer free, nutritious school meals to all students through the National School Lunch and School Breakfast Programs. 


District Calendar

Get to know the District Calendar. Important dates for 2017-2018, including the first and last days of school and school closures (in bold), are as follows:


Jackson Public Schools / District Calendar

July 3–7, 2017 Independence Day Break (Districtwide Closure)
August 4, 2017 First Day for Teachers
August 8, 2017 First Day for Students
September 4, 2017 Labor Day (Districtwide Closure)
October 9, 2017 Parent-Teacher Conference Day (No School for Students)
November 20–24, 2017 Thanksgiving Break (Districtwide Closure)
December 21, 2017 Winter Break Begins (60% Day for Students)
December 22, 2017–January 4, 2018 Holiday Break (Districtwide Closure)
January 5, 2018 Teachers and Staff Return
January 8, 2018 Students Return
January 15, 2018 Martin Luther King Jr. Day (Districtwide Closure)
February 19, 2018 Parent-Teacher Conference Day (No School for Students)
March 12–16, 2018 Spring Break (Districtwide Closure)
March 30 & April 2, 2018 Easter Break (Districtwide Closure)
May 21 & 22, 2018 High School Graduations (School Days for All Students)
May 23, 2018 Last Day for Students (60% Day)
May 25, 2018 Last Day for Teachers
May 28, 2018 Memorial Day (Districtwide Closure)




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