Welcome to the 2020-21 school year! Please click on each section below for all of the information you need for a successful start.
Summer LetterMrs. Billie Jean Lee, JHS Principal, and Lavina Kayyal, PTSA President, welcome you to the 2020-21 school year! Please take a few minutes to review their Summer Letter for useful information.
Bell ScheduleRegular Bell Schedule:1st period: 9:00-9:482nd period: 9:53-10:463rd period: 10:51-11:394th period: 11:44 - 12:32Block A: 12:32 - 1:04Block B: 1:04 - 1:365th period: 1:41-2:296th period: 2:34-3:227th period: 3:27-4:15The first two weeks of school Jasper will be on alternative bell schedule.Alternative Bell Schedule (tentative)1st period: 9:00 - 9:482nd period: 9:53 – 10:463rd period: 10:51 – 11:394th period: 11:44 – 1:36A lunch 11:39 – 12:09 (release from cafeteria at 12:04)B lunch 12:08 – 12:38 (release from cafeteria at 12:33)C lunch 12:37 – 1:07 (release from cafeteria at 1:02)D Study Hall 1:06 – 1:365th period: 1:41 – 2:296th period: 2:34 – 3:227th period: 3:27 – 4:15
Bus InformationPlease access the website below for bus routes for the upcoming school year. Route information is generally available in mid-August.Link to bus finder: Route Finder
Camp Jag (Freshman Orientation)Camp Jag is a half day program for incoming freshman students that consists of a variety of sessions led by sophomore students. The topics covered will include study skills, time management, high school expectations, school rules/policies, and student activities/organization. Students will also get a chance to tour the building so they will feel comfortable and welcome in their new building, not to mention make new friends with team building activities.Camp Jag will be held on Saturday, August 8th, from 8:00 a.m. -1:00 p.m. Registration for this event may be completed online via the Jasper PTSA Website.NOTE: Dates, times, and format are tentative and subject to change to reflect the most current safety guidelines regarding COVID-19.
Please be mindful of the PISD dress code as you do your back-to-school shopping. Students’ dress and grooming are expected to be in keeping with accepted community standards and school polices with regard to safety, health, cleanliness, and appearance. Jasper administration will make all final decisions regarding appropriate attire. Access the PISD Dress Code Policy for detailed information.
General School Information
Please view the Jasper High School Student Handbook for more detailed information about campus procedures and policies.
Jasper High School is committed to the principles of academic integrity. Students are responsible for upholding the highest standards of honesty at all times. Activities interfering with education, pursuit of knowledge, or fair evaluation of a student’s performance are prohibited. Examples of such prohibited activities can be found in the Student Handbook. Cheating on any level will not be tolerated and will result in a grade of zero for all students involved.
Bags/backpacks will be allowed to be carried during the school day.
Water bottles are allowed in hallways and classrooms.
Cell phone and Electronic Devices: (including laptops)
- Students may not talk on their cell phone during class. If a student needs to use a phone, he/she may use the phone in the Student Center or a classroom phone with the teacher's permission. Cell phones must be silenced during the school day.
- May be used for academic purposes during the school day with permission from the teacher.
- May be used during transition periods (hallways) and during lunch.
If a cell phone/electronic device is audible, causes a disruption to the learning environment, or is used in a manner deemed as inappropriate by a staff member, the following consequences will result:
- 1st: Verbal Warning to individual student.
- 2nd: Teacher confiscates the item but returns it at the end of the period.
- 3rd: Teacher confiscates and turns the device into the Student Center. Student must meet with the administration to retrieve the item. A 1 block detention will be assigned. Item will be returned to the student at the end of the day.
- 4th: Item is confiscated and turned in to the Student Center by the teacher. Friday Night Live is assigned. Only a parent can retrieve the item from an administrator.
- Any further violation will require a parent conference and could result in a loss of privileges for a determined length of time at the administrator’s discretion. The device will not be returned before the parent conference is held.
Any further violation will require a parent conference and could result in a loss of privileges for a determined length of time at the administrator’s discretion. The device will not be returned before the parent conference is held.
Checking Your Student Out for an Appointment
If your teenager has an appointment during the day, please write a note explaining the reason he/she is leaving and the time the student will be picked up. Student dismissal notes need to be delivered to the attendance window before the start of the school day. Your student will be given a pass to give to the teacher for dismissal, and he/she will meet you at the attendance window to be signed out. If you are allowing your teenager to drive himself or herself to the appointment, that must be indicated on the note.
The Counseling Department looks forward to our returning students as well as our new incoming 9th grade students in August. To find out which counselor your son or daughter has, please go to the Counseling page of the Jasper website.
Hall lockers will be assigned to students by request only. Students will be provided with an opportunity to request a locker during the first week of school. Lockers associated with Athletics/PE and Music will be assigned in class.
Medicines & Prescriptions
Students are not allowed to carry any kind of medicine (prescription or over-the-counter) with them while on school property. Under state law, possession of any kind of medicine can have serious consequences. All medications must be in their original container, stored in the campus clinic, and dispensed by the school nurse.
Messages and Deliveries during the School Day
Jasper High School office staff will only deliver medical or emergency messages to students. Parents and students should take time to communicate each day before the student leaves for school. High school students should not expect their parents to bring their homework, lunch money, or forgotten items to school. This policy will enable students not only to develop into responsible individuals, but also to prevent disruptions to the classroom. Flowers, balloons, and gifts will not be permitted or accepted during the school day.
Any item(s) left on the drop-off table in the entry should be clearly labeled. It is the responsibility of the student to pick up the item. Jasper HS is not responsible for any items left on the table. We will not monitor money or valuable items and encourage you not to leave such on the table.
No food deliveries from outside vendors are accepted at Jasper High school. These vendors will be turned away and not allowed to drop off food.
Obtaining Driver’s License / Verification of Enrollment
The Texas Education Agency requires that students must verify their school attendance in order to obtain their driving permit/license. The district has developed an online process for students who wish to request a Verification of Enrollment (VOE) form. Students may make a request online at https://myforms.pisd.edu/Forms/VOE and the form will be completed and returned to the student via email. By law, you can only receive a TEA form if you have been in attendance 90% of the days of the previous semester. If you do not receive this form, the State of Texas will NOT issue a permit or license to you. Please be aware that this law allows for no exceptions.
Progress Report Information
Teachers will provide progress reports for each of the nine week grading periods. These reports are intended to inform the parents/guardians of student progress. Parents/guardians should ask students for these reports and should contact a teacher immediately if they have not received one during this time. Parents are also encouraged to monitor student grades/attendance regularly via the Parent Portal
Staying Connected with Jasper High School
There are three main ways to stay connected with up-to-date information about Jasper High School:
- Sign up for our weekly eNews through Parent Portal
- Please bookmark our JHS website and visit frequently!
- Follow us on Twitter @JasperJaguars
Student Drop-off and Pick-up
Before and after school, all students must be dropped off and picked up at the South Student Entrance. During the school day, parents may use visitor parking in the North/Main Entrance to sign students out early.
Student Code of Conduct
Jasper High School Students are expected to follow the PISD Student Code of Conduct at all times throughout the school day, at school events, and on district transportation. Please review it thoroughly.
Student Parking Permits
Parking at Jasper High School is by permit only and is a privilege that can be removed. Students will be asked to show their driver’s license or student ID. Permits will be available in the Student Center for $20.00. Designated student parking is located on the South side of campus. Vehicles without permits or not parked in student parking, can be towed at the owner’s expense.
All students are issued a Chromebook for use during the school day. Chromebooks are picked up at the start of the school day prior to 9:00 a.m. from the student's 7th period class and returned there at the end of the day. Students are responsible for appropriate use of their assigned Chromebook, proper care and handling of the device, and ensuring that it is stored properly in its assigned location at the end of each day. Loss or damage of Chromebooks may result in the student being charged the full replacement cost of the device.
TutorialsEach teacher has scheduled tutorials and each department schedules additional tutorials as well. The four core subject areas of English, Math, Science, and Social Studies offer extended tutorials, one morning and one afternoon each week. A tutorial schedule is posted in each classroom, on our website on the faculty pages, and in the hallways. Additional tutorials may be scheduled with the teacher. Students should come to tutorials prepared with necessary materials and specific questions.
Insurance InformationStudent insurance is available for purchase through Markel Insurance Company. Parents may enroll students in the voluntary student accident insurance using the online enrollment process. Markel has dedicated a secure enrollment website at http://markel.sevencorners.com.
Jag Walkabout (Schedule Pick-up)We will open the building on Wednesday, July 31st from 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m., for the annual Jag Walkabout, which is an opportunity for all students to walk their schedule, set up their lockers, and become familiar with Jasper High School. Student supply packs and recommended readings will be available that day as well as opportunities to join PTSA and purchase spirit wear.NOTE: Dates, times, and format are tentative and subject to change to reflect the most current safety guidelines regarding COVID-19.
Hall lockers will be assigned to students by request only. Students will be provided with an opportunity to request a locker during the first week of school. If a student experiences issues with their locker they may visit the Student Center for assistance.
Lockers associated with Athletics/PE and Music will be assigned in class.
Lunch InformationStudents may purchase cafeteria items by scanning their student ID upon checkout. Money deposited in a student's account may be used for anything we sell in the cafeteria. Please sign up for PayPAMS, the online payment system that allows parents to make credit card payments to their student’s lunch account via the Internet. Any money left from last school year will be in your account when you return, as well as any debt. Students will not be allowed to purchase a meal on credit. In the event that any student has a negative balance, a modified meal at a reduced price will be provided.
New Student Enrollment InformationFor students new to the Plano Independent School District, parents/guardians should call 469-752-7415 beginning July 21st to set up an appointment to enroll their student. Appointments will be scheduled on specified dates during the hours of 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon and 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.The following documents will be needed to enroll your student:
- Proof of residency (utility bill, lease agreement or closing / settlement papers)
- Birth Certificate
- Social Security Card
- Immunization Records
- Most recent report card
- Parent/ Guardian Picture ID (drivers license or passport)
We look forward to helping you enroll at Jasper High School!
PTSA School Supplies, Required Reading, Spirit Wear updateWe encourage all of our families to join our PTSA by going to JasperPTSA. This website allows parents and students to join the Jasper PTSA, sign up for CAMP JAG (2020-21 Freshman only), pre-order school supplies, pre-order recommended reading books, purchase spirit wear, purchase planners, access directory information, see volunteer sign-up opportunities, and make donations to the Jasper PTSA. Visit the Jasper PTSA website after July 1 to complete all of your registration.
Schedule Release ProceduresCompletion of the schedule release paperwork and Annual Student Registration will take place online. You will complete this through Parent Portal.
Schedule Release: Starting July 31st at midnight, students will be able to view and print their schedules on-line through Parent Portal. If there are any holds such as textbook fines, library fees, etc., you will need to come to campus during Jaguar Walkabout dates and times to take care of the holds and be able to view your schedule.
Schedule change requests will accepted from July 20 until August 7, 2020 based on a seat availability basis. Visit the Jasper High School Course Change Request Form for detailed information.
School Supplies List
1 100 Ct Filler paper Wide Rule
12 BIC Black Med Stick Pen
3 BIC Red Med Stick Pen
1 EXPO Low Odor Chisel Dry Erase
12 No. 2 Dixon Ticonderoga Pencil
1 Highlighters- 4 Pack (Yellow, Pink, Blue, Green)
1 11x7.25 Vinyl Pencil Bag
2 100 Ct Black Marble Composition Book Wide Ruler
2 Colorations .88 oz. Large Glue Stick
1 Magic Rub Eraser
1 Box Colored Pencils with sharpener
**There could be a few individual items needed for specific courses.
Each student is expected to wear a student ID badge every day. Students will receive their badge at the beginning of the school year when they have their picture taken. They will also be given a lanyard to wear. Students who lose their student ID are expected to go to the Student Center and replace their ID at the cost of $10. If a student forgets their badge, they need to go to the Student Center for a temporary badge. Students who habitually forget their ID could face consequences. Students wearing badges is a district initiative to help create a safer environment for our students and staff.
VOE (Verification of Enrollment) Summer Pick-Ups
The district has developed an online process for students who wish to request a Verification of Enrollment (VOE) form. While we understand that the Department of Public Safety has temporarily suspended the VOE requirement for students seeking their driver's license, this process will be available for students to request a VOE form beginning Monday, May 18. Students may make a request online at https://myforms.pisd.edu/Forms/VOE and the form will be completed and returned to the student via email.
Requests sumbitted will be processed when possible over the summer, but cannot be guaranteed by a specific date.
Yearbooks are available to be purchased online beginning August 1. These may be purchased with a credit card at jostensyearbooks.