Campus Attendance Clerk: Brandi Graham
Attendance Line: 469-752-7404
Any time a student misses school resulting from personal illness, illness or death in the family, quarantine, weather or road conditions making travel dangerous, or any other unusual cause acceptable to the principal, the absence will be considered excused. Any student out of school for reasons other than those listed above will be considered truant, and the absence will be unexcused.
When a student is absent and returns to school, by state attendance laws, he or she must present a written note from the parent or guardian, even if a parent or guardian called the attendance line. The note should include:
- Student name
- Student ID number
- Reason for the absence
- Date(s) of absence(s)
- Phone number where the parent or guardian may be reached
Notes from a doctor may be submitted in lieu of a parent note. Notes should be given to the attendance office before 9:00 a.m. on the day the student returns to school. After three school days, notes may not be accepted and the absences may be deemed unexcused. Absences from school to extend holidays are discouraged. Be sure to check the school calendar prior to making travel arrangements or purchasing tickets. Excessive tardies and unexcused absences will result in truancy filings. See school board policy FEA Legal for more details.
If your student has an appointment during the day, please write a note explaining the reason they are leaving and the time the student will be picked up. Student dismissal notes will 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 student to drive themselves to the appointment, that must be indicated on the note.
Please see below for the Jasper High School Bell Schedule"
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
The school cafeteria is a vital part of the school program. Students scan their ID to purchase breakfast and lunch in the cafeteria. Please access Rycor, 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.No food deliveries from outside vendors (ex: UberEats, DoorDash, restaurants) are accepted at Jasper High School. These vendors will be turned away and not allowed to drop off food. Any expense associated is the responsibility of the student and/or parent.
Camp Jasper - 9th Grade Student OrientationSaturday, August 5thMorning Session: 9:00-11:00 amAfternoon Session: 1:00-3:00 pmCamp Jasper is a half-day orientation program for incoming 9th grade Jasper students that consists of a variety of student-and teacher-led sessions. Come learn about Jasper academics and culture, see the campus, and meet your fellow Wolves, teachers, and counselors! Students will also get a chance to tour the building so they will feel comfortable before the first day.Please CLICK HERE to register by the July 23rd deadline! Questions may be directed to Caitlin Bailey-Garafola at Cailtlin.Bailygaraf@pisd.edu.
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 Student Code of Conduct for detailed information.
General School Information
View the Jasper High School Student Handbook HERE
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. It is suggested that students bring their own reusable water bottle from home.
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 student 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 student 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.
Students will not automatically be assigned an academic locker. Students will be permitted to bring backpacks to class. During the third week of school students may come to the Student Center to request a hallway locker should they desire one.
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.
Food Deliveries during the School Day
No food deliveries from outside vendors (ex: UberEats, DoorDash, restaurants) are accepted at Jasper High School. These vendors will be turned away and not allowed to drop off food. Any expense associated is the responsibility of the student and/or parent.
Obtaining Driver’s License / Verification of Enrollment
A Verification of Enrollment approved by PISD is needed for all students to take driver’s education, or to get a learner's permit or driver’s license. The PISD online VOE request form can be found at https://myforms.pisd.edu/Forms/VOE or on the Jasper website under Resources. After the request is completed, the approved VOE will be emailed to the email address on the request. Be sure to check your "Clutter" or "Junk" mailboxes. VOE’s requested after May 27th until school resumes in August may take up to 14 days to be processed, so please plan accordingly.
By law, you can only receive a VOE form is you have been in attendance 90% of the days in the previous semester. If you do not recieve this form, the State of Texas will not issue a permit or license for 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 four 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 @JasperWolves
- Follow us on Instagram @jasper.wolves
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.
Each student at Jasper High School is issued a Chromebook for educational purposes as directed by their teachers. Due to the 1:1 nature of our Chromebook program, all students will receive their assigned Chromebook at Jasper during the first week of school. Students will carry this device back and forth from home to campus.
Students are responsible for appropriate use of their assigned Chromebook, proper care and handling of the device, and ensuring that it is not used by other students. Students should have no expectation of privacy when using their school issued device as the district monitors activity.
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 made available to students. Additional tutorials may be scheduled with the teacher. Students should come to tutorials prepared with necessary materials and specific questions. A full tutorial schedule for the campus may be found on the Resources tab of the Jasper website.
Jasper Walkabout and Schedule PickupWe will open the building to our students and parents on Monday, August 7th to provide students with an opportunity to walk their schedule and become familiar with Jasper High School. Families will also have the opportunity to join PTSA and purchase spirit wear. Two blocks of time have been established to meet the needs of our families.Monday, August 7th10:00 am - 12:00 pm2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
New Student Enrollment Information
New student enrollment for all grade levels is online. For new student enrollment, please go to https://www.pisd.edu/domain/146 to complete the required paperwork to begin the registration process. Students who are new to Plano ISD and unable to enroll online may contact the campus beginning July 19th for assistance.
New students should contact the campus beginning July 19th to schedule registration appointments.
Returning students may complete annual registration forms online through Parent Portal.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 (driver's license or passport)
PTSA and Spirit Wear
We encourage all of our families to join our PTSA by going to JasperPTSA. This website allows parents and students to join the Jasper PTSA, 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.
Future freshmen and sophomore students may submit course request changes between July 11-July 24. Students may then have a last opportunity to request a change to a higher level course or to change an elective course between August 15-19. Requesting a change is subject to seat availability. Please be careful and avoid overloading your schedule with too many advanced courses. Balance your academics, activities, family and social obligations. Requests for lower level courses (i.e. AP to Honors or Honors to On-level) can be requested between July 11-July 24, the fourth through sixth week of school OR at semester. Requesting a level change does not guarantee a change can be made. It is the counselor's goal to make the change as soon as possible, but during high volume times, such as, the beginning of the year and at the end of the first semester, the change could take longer.
Visit this link for a list of JHS Courses: https://tinyurl.com/JHSCourses23 . Please be mindful of the difference between one semester electives and full year electives.
Please complete this form https://tinyurl.com/JHSCourseChange23 to request a change in your Fall 2023 course requests.
Current 10th grade students moving up to the senior high will contact their senior high counselor for changes.
Schedule Release ProceduresCompletion of the schedule release paperwork and Annual Student Registration will take place online. You will complete this through Parent Portal beginning July 19th.
Schedule Release: You will be notified by Jasper via enews and School Messenger when schedules are available for release. Students will be able to view and print their schedules on-line through Parent Portal. If there are any holds such as Chromebook/textbook fines, library fees, missing proof of address and/or immunization records, etc., you will need to complete the required items through Parent Portal or contact the campus to resolve them so that you are able to view your schedule. Schedules will be released July 31.
Students should come prepared to school on the first day with paper, pens/pencils, and highlighters. Folders and/or binders are encouraged for student organization. Teachers will provide students with any course-specific supply needs within the first few days of school.
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. 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 will be charged $5 for a replacement badge.
Students wearing badges is a district initiative to help create a safer environment for our students and staff. We appreciate the help of our parents and guardians to help reinforce this important safety measure.
VOE (Verification of Enrollment)
A Verification of Enrollment approved by PISD is needed for all students to take driver’s education, or to get a learner's permit or driver’s license. The PISD online VOE request form can be found at https://myforms.pisd.edu/Forms/VOE or on the Jasper website under Resources. After the request is completed, the approved VOE will be emailed to the email address on the request. Be sure to check your "Clutter" or "Junk" mailboxes. VOE’s requested after May 24th until school resumes in August may take up to 14 days to be processed, so please plan accordingly.
By law, you can only receive a VOE form is you have been in attendance 90% of the days in the previous semester. If you do not receive this form, the State of Texas will not issue a permit or license for you. Please be aware that this law allows for no exceptions.
Volunteer Applications - July 1st
Plano ISD seeks to create a safe sanctuary for students, free from crime, violence, drugs and abuse. Pursuant to the Texas Education Code the Plano Independent School District conducts screenings for any record of criminal history. The district shall obtain the criminal history record of prospective volunteers who will be working with students, including, but not limited to camp counselors, mentors, tutors, field trip sponsors, overnight trip sponsors, any volunteers who will have access to student information, and volunteers who work on a regular basis with students.
Please note that in order to volunteer on Plano ISD campus you must be cleared through the district as of July 1st of each year. Click HERE for Plano ISD Volunteer Application.
After you complete the application you may log back into the Volunteer Application on www.pisd.edu to check your own status. Please allow 2 days to 2 weeks for clearance status to appear.
Yearbooks are available to be purchased online beginning in August. Be sure to select Jasper High School in Plano, TX as your school. Please do not select Jasper High School in Jasper, TX. These may be purchased with a credit card at jostensyearbooks.