Middle School

Frequently Asked Questions about JMS

What are the Drop-off and Pick-Up procedures at the middle school?

Please refer to these instructions for dropping-off and picking-up:  Drop Off/Pick Up Information

In addition, please refer to this map for a visual explanation: Exterior Map

What are the start and end times at JMS?

  • The school doors open at 7:00 a.m. 
  • Students arriving before 7:30 a.m. are to sit in the lobby. 
  • When the 7:30 bell rings, students go to either the gymnasium or the cafeteria. 
  • The first bell rings at 7:50 to dismiss students from the gym or cafeteria to their classrooms.
  • The bell to begin classes rings at 7:55 a.m.  Students arriving in the classroom any time after this will be counted tardy.
  • The dismissal bell rings at 3:06 p.m. and all students are released at this time.

For more details, please see the complete bell schedule: Bell Schedule 

Do middle school students receive Chromebooks this year?

Yes!  The Jackson R2 School District is committed to ensuring equitable access to technology for all students.  As part of this commitment, all middle school students will receive a Chromebook and a Chromebook case this year.  These will be handed out at the Back-to-School Registration days: August 8th for 5th grade and August 9th for 6th grade. 

Students will be responsible for the device and will be required to carry it with them to and from school and take it with them to every class.  For this reason, we encourage all parents to purchase the Chromebook Insurance.

More information about the district's One 4 One initiative, the Chromebooks in general, and how to purchase the insurance, please visit the district's One 4 One page.

What are the dates and times for the middle school Back-to-School registration days?

JMS is happy to welcome all students and parents/guardians to our Back-to-School registration days!  These are:

  • 5th Grade: August 8th from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • 6th Grade: August 9th from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Both of these dates are "open house" so please visit the school during the time that works best for you.  Keep in mind that lines are typically longest right at the beginning of the time frame.  In addition, completing the online registration through Parent Portal prior to the registration date will GREATLY expedite your process.  We strongly encourage you to do this! 

For more details about the registration days and what they involve, please refer to the letter sent via email in July: Back-to-School Letter

Is there a dress code for the middle school?  How can I find out about rules and procedures in general?

For all the rules and procedures at JMS, including dress code guidelines, please see the student handbook: Bell Schedule