Jefferson Academy Elementary School
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#1 Conduct Code and Family Handbook 

The Jefferson County Public Schools Conduct Code has been prepared to provide you with information relating to your rights and responsibilities. In order for our policies and procedures to have the greatest possible positive effect, we need your cooperation.

This year the Conduct Code is being distributed electronically only and can be accessed at  This link to the Conduct Code link can also be found on the JA website. It is your, and/or your student’s, responsibility to become familiar with the contents of the Conduct Code. If you do not have access to the internet at home you can access the Conduct Code at school by contacting the main office. The school has created the following options at school to access the Conduct Code and can assist you.

The following options to access the Conduct Code at school are available:

  • obtaining a copy of the Code of Conduct
  • referring to the binder in the office, or
  • accessing the district website on the laptop in the office area

The school will also do instruction and training with your student concerning the Conduct Code to ensure that students are aware of the contents of the Conduct Code and understand their rights and responsibilities. If you have any questions, please contact Dr. O’Neill 303-438-1011.

I understand that that the JA Parent/Student Handbook is available online at  I have internet capability and will access this document. I also agree to read the JA Parent Code of Conduct and Policy 11.2 Parent/Student Grievance Process (available online). I will read and discuss the policies and procedures contained therein with my son/daughter.  I understand that copies of these items may also be accessed for review in the main office at school.

#2 Computer, Laptop, Tablet & Camera Use Agreement
Rules of Use
   * Use of computer and network resources is a privilege, not a right. Treat this privilege with care.
   * Students can expect their computers and laptops to be inspected and monitored for appropriate
   * The student shall abide by Jefferson Academy’s Acceptable Use Policies as outlined in the
      Parent/Student Handbook.

Terms of Use
   * Jefferson Academy will provide for computer repairs resulting from a software or hardware
   * Students will be liable for physical damage to the laptop and peripheral equipment.

Care of Equipment

The student will exercise all due and reasonable care in handling and use of said equipment and agrees to return the equipment in good condition.
The student and parent/guardian will be responsible for damages when:

   a) The student’s negligent use or misuse causes damage to the equipment.
   b) The damage to the equipment is intentional or accidental.
   c) The damage, depreciation, or wear and tear is outside the terms of this Agreement.
Students and parents/guardians agree to pay for any reasonable cost of repair or replacement of the equipment caused by the user's lack of care, negligence, or misuse.
By initialing this form and acknowledging receipt of the EQUIPMENT, the USER accepts full responsibility for all expenses due to damages and/or loss as defined by this Agreement.

#3 Jefferson County Public Schools Exhibit JS-E1 Student Use of the Internet
(Acceptable Use Agreement)
In order to provide for the appropriate use of the Internet in accordance with district policy JS, "Student Use of the Internet", and other applicable district policies, the following "Acceptable Use Agreement" has been developed. A copy of this agreement will be distributed to students and must be completed and signed by the student and the student's parent/legal guardian before a student is allowed to access district computing resources.

Acceptable Use Agreement for Students
All computers having Internet access must be used in a responsible, efficient, ethical and legal manner. Failure to adhere to this agreement will result in revocation of access privileges; restitution for costs associated with damages; and, may result in disciplinary action as indicated the paragraphs below, and/or legal action.

From the Jeffco Code of Conduct: Grounds for Suspension or Expulsion - #320. Misuses of district computers and technology, including but not limited to the unauthorized reproduction of school or legal documents, copyright violations, attempts to harm or destroy data of another user, improper use of the Internet or electronic mail, vandalism, solicitation, uploading, downloading or creation of computer viruses, and tampering with operating systems or data.

1.  Acceptable use: The use of the Internet must be consistent with the educational objectives of the Jefferson County School District. Thus, use of school computers to access the Internet is only authorized for school-related academic purposes. Use which involves violation of governing law, and/or district policy or regulations, will result in appropriate actions by the school administration.
Such prohibited use includes, but is not limited to:
a. Searching, viewing, editing or retrieving materials that are not related to educational
(therefore, searching or viewing sexually explicit, profane, violence promoting or
materials is not permitted).
b. Accessing, viewing, or altering any official record or file of the school or district.
c. Sending or displaying offensive messages or pictures.
d. Using obscene language.
e. Harassing, insulting or attacking others.
f.  Damaging computers, computer systems, or computer networks.
g. Violating copyright laws.
h. Using the passwords of other users.
i.  Trespassing in the folders, work or files of other users.
j.  Intentionally wasting computer system resources.
k. Using the network for commercial purposes.
l.  Sharing of student or district staff home addresses, phone numbers, or other private
m. Any activity that violates a school policy, district policy, or local, state or federal law.
2. Privilege: The use of the Internet is a privilege, not a right, and inappropriate use will result in a cancellation of those privileges, restitution for costs associated with damages, and may result in school disciplinary action (including suspension or expulsion) and/or legal action.
The system administrator(s) will deem what is inappropriate use and that decision is final. The system administrator(s) may close an account at any time, as required. The administration, faculty and staff may request the system administrator to deny, revoke or suspend specific user accounts.

3. Right to inspect/monitor: The district’s network administrators may review student files and communications to maintain system integrity and to ensure that users are using the system appropriately and responsibly.
Students shall have no expectation of privacy in any information stored on the district’s servers, or in their use of school computers.

I have read and understand this Acceptable Use Agreement and agree to abide by its terms. I further understand that violation of this Acceptable Use Agreement may result in my loss of Internet access and/or computer use privileges, and school discipline (including suspension or expulsion) being taken against me, legal action being taken against me, and/or restitution by me for costs associated with any damages caused by such violations.

#4 Parent / Student Grievance Process - Parent Code of Conduct
The Jefferson Academy Schools Parent Code of Conduct policy has been prepared to provide you with information relating to parent rights, responsibilities, and policy when filing a complaint with Jefferson Academy schools.
In order for these guidelines to have the greatest positive effect, we need your support.
Any questions may be directed to any JA Board member.

Thank you for your cooperation.
By initialing below I agree that I have read, understand, and will comply with the rights, responsibilities, policies and procedures as outlined in the Jefferson Academy Board Policies #11.2 & 11.3, Parent/Student Grievance Process and Parent Code of Conduct.

#5 Parent Participation Pledge

At Jefferson Academy, our goal is to create a collaborative effort in the education of your child.  To accomplish that objective, we seek the full cooperation and support of parents, families, and each child that attends Jefferson Academy. You have made a personal decision to enroll your child at Jefferson Academy in order to provide them with a unique and content-rich education that seeks to teach character, commitment, and love of learning. 


This Pledge signifies my understanding of the aforementioned goals and is an agreement with all other parents in the school to support the faculty, staff and volunteers, as we work to help my child become a productive, cooperative member of the school and community.
Parent/Guardian Rights
   - My child will learn in a safe and healthy environment.
   - My child’s teacher will communicate with me regularly about my child’s progress through Monday folders or          Campus, as appropriate for the grade level.

   - I may vote for members of the Governing Board at the annual members meeting.

   - I will have access to Governing Board meeting agendas, meetings and minutes.

   - I will be offered a variety of volunteer opportunities to allow me to actively participate at JA.

   - I may give input on curriculum, leadership and other decisions about the school through proper
     channels as provided in the school bylaws and policies.
   - I may give staff feedback about the strengths and weaknesses of the school’s program by
      completing the parent survey at the end of the school year.
I will commit my family to Jefferson Academy for this school year
and assist in its further development and success.
Parent/Guardian Responsibilities

Please initial the “’Parent/Guardian Responsibilities” items below
I agree to read and abide by the current Jefferson County School District R-1 Code of
Conduct Handbook. (Refer to this handbook online at
I agree to read and abide by the current Jefferson Academy (JA) Parent-Student Handbook.
I agree to support the “No Rescue” policy in order to foster the independence of our students.
I understand the Jefferson County School District’s truancy policy:
     • Four (4) unexcused absences in a month or ten (10) in a year is considered "habitually
     • Four (4) unexcused late arrivals in a semester are considered "excessive tardiness."
I agree to pay any fees or other financial obligations in a timely manner or work out the appropriate arrangements to do so.

I will demonstrate my commitment to Jefferson Academy by:

  1. Ensuring that my child regularly attends school and will be on time and prepared to work (including attendance for the October funding count timeframe and state mandated testing days); if my child must be absent, I will follow handbook procedures for notifying the school.
  2. Making sure my child has a quiet place to study at home, monitoring all homework assignments for completion and accuracy (Detailed expectations for homework will be given by each teacher), and supervising my child’s daily recommended reading. (Based on Grade Level Requirements)
  3. Ensuring that my child has proper hygiene, nutrition and rest.
  4. Ensuring that my child is dressed properly in adherence to the JA dress code.
  5. Attending all education/discipline related conferences and communicating with my child’s teacher(s) to monitor progress and to address questions and concerns.
  6. Reading and returning on time, as requested, all informational materials sent by the school in order to ensure good communication.
  7. Actively participating in Jefferson Academy by:
  8. Attending at least one Board of Directors’ meeting per school year.
  9. Attending at least one School or PTO/Boosters sponsored event (other than Back-to-School Night or Parent Teacher Conferences) per school year.
  10. Volunteering a minimum of 20 hours per family at the school or at home.
I will support the school and teachers per the JA Parent Code of Conduct and Parent/Student
Grievance Process – by dealing with differences of opinion appropriately, respectfully
interacting with others, and understanding that the teachers are responsible for the class and
the parents’ role is to support the teachers and/or Principal publicly and privately.

#6 Communication
Our teachers will be posting their weekly or monthly communications to families on their websites. The weekly office notes will also be posted on the school website, elementary. In the past, we have made copies for each family and sent them home weekly. By posting these online, we will eliminate the time and cost of copies (approximately 1,500 copies weekly), and save on paper. However, we understand posting these documents online may not work for all our families.

By signing below, I understand that it is my responsibility to go online weekly to the teacher and school websites for the classroom and office communication documents. Should I need to receive hard copies of these documents, I will go into the office and complete a request form to have these sent home in my child’s folder.

#7 PTO
I understand how PTO supports the school and understand my option to pay my membership dues.
For PTO membership, click HERE

#8 Driveline App for pickup
This year we will be utilizing a specialized online dismissal app to streamline the dismissal process.  Every household will be assigned a unique ID specific to each campus for each individual student in the household.  Specific instructions and the household ID will be sent to families prior to the start of  in person (hybrid) learning. 
Please provide the same email for all members of the household on each student's registration.

#9 Acknowledgement of Supervision Schedule

The school day is from 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Students may begin arriving at 7:45 a.m. and go directly to their classroom. Students cannot be dropped off before 7:45 a.m.   During after school pick up, students will remain in their classroom and will be dismissed using the Drive Line process. Students not picked up by 3:20 p.m. will be taken to the office and supervised by a staff member. Parents/guardians will be contacted at that time. 

I have read and will comply with the above policy.

By typing your name and providing your initials you are providing the electronic representation of your signature and initials for all purposes when used on this document - just the same as pen and paper signature or initials.
Parent/Guardian Signature
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