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  • Senior Survey--Complete Before 10/29!

    Complete Ms. Herrera's Survey to be entered into a raffle for a PAIR of tickets to Huckleberry Trail Farm. The winner will be announced on Thursday at noon (12:00 pm) through @chatham2college Instagram and will receive an email. If the winner does not reply within 30 minutes, another person will be selected. The winner MUST pick up tickets at Jordan-Matthews on Thursday 10/29. 

    Complete the survey here: tinyurl.com/jmcaw21

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  • We've Got Spirit! #JetsSpirit20 is Oct 26-30!

    Dress for the day in your Zoom classes Oct 26-30, and tag our new JM Instagram account @JMHSJets_gram with your pics! Use our official hashtag #JetsSpirit20

    Spirit Week 20

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  • Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month With Our Staff!

    Get to know three JM teachers as they share information about their heritage and homelands here!

    Ms. Vasquez: Venezuela

    Mr. Milian: Cuban-American

    Ms. Achoy: Costa Rica

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  • NCSSM STEM Scholars Program Info

    Interested? Watch the YouTube video, and then click the Google Form to register for an information session on Zoom.
     
    NCSSM STEM Scholars Program Info
     
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  • "We Ready" to Welcome Our Extended Content Students Back!

    Check out this awesome video produced by Ms. Barger!

    https://drive.google.com/file/d/12JcjdPDsSd-LCbbI2q7MLGUHm376NTAe/view?usp=sharing

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  • Seniors! Time to Order Your Graduation Products and Cap & Gown!

    Although the start of your Senior Year at Jordan-Matthews HS looks a little different, we are here to help you celebrate, announce and participate in your ceremony. Your high school graduation is a huge milestone deserving of a celebration!

    Since ordering in school is not a possibility this fall, we will taking orders online and by mail. We will be shipping all Senior apparel and keepsake items to your home. Your custom engraved graduation announcement products as well as your cap & gown will be delivered at school in the Spring. Order now to get your Senior Year started in style and take advantage of your school's group pricing through 10/30/2020! 

    Check out this link to take you directly to your order page on the Jostens site.  Use the Contact button to email any questions or ask for additional assistance. You can also pick up an order packet outside the main office of the school.

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  • Hey Freshmen--Tips from your Link Leaders!

    Want to succeed in remote learning? Check out these tips your Link Leaders put together from their experiences.

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  • Tech Support for At-Home Learning

    https://sites.google.com/chatham.k12.nc.us/ccs-ahl/ccs-families/technical-support

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  • Juniors: It's Time for Class Ring Orders!

    Please watch this short video and use the order button to take you to the Jostens ring designer to create your customized class jewelry. Don’t know your size? No problem.  Use the sizing guide on the website or place your order entering “size unknown” and Jostens will mail you a sizing kit. 

    Place your order on line by the October 18th  deadline and receive a special gift from your Jostens Team - a custom JMHS Adidas Striker II Back Pack!

     

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  • Purchase your Senior Yearbook Ad Now!

    Attention Senior Parents: Want to celebrate your senior in a lasting way? Purchase a Senior Ad! Fill out this form: https://forms.gle/7qmxazeYv3yXz9MRA today if you would like your senior to have a special memory to last a lifetime!

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  • Remote Learning Continues Through First Semester

    During its September 23 meeting, the Chatham County Board of Education voted for our schools to continue operating under the statewide option known as Plan C, which means all instruction occurs through remote learning. Our school system will remain in Plan C for the remainder of the first semester.

    Please monitor your email, phones and our website for updates. Details about Plan C are on the coronavirus page of the district’s website. Look for the button at the top right that says Coronavirus Info.

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  • Buy a Yearbook

    Yearbooks are on sale for $55 now through October 22nd! On 10/23 the price goes up so order now to take advantage of the lowest price all year! Order here:

    http://jostensyearbooks.com?ref=A06040000

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  • Ms. Grayson's Office Hours!

    Grayson Office Hours

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  • TSI-AT Notification Letter

    Like many other schools in NC, JM has been designated as a Targeted Support & Improvement Additional Targeted Support (TSI-AT) school by the North Carolina State Board of Education.  Under Federal law, North Carolina is now required to identify schools for targeted support and improvement. TSI-AT schools in North Carolina are those that have a subgroup that is under-performing.

    Please read this letter for more information.

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  • Free Student Meals Extended Through Dec.31

    Through December 31, 2020,  every child can receive meals at no cost. Families should continue to apply for free and reduced priced meal benefits and can continue to apply at any time during the school year.

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  • New PTA Thrift Shop Website

    Have you been wondering what's up with the PTA Thrift Shop? Find out here, on their new website: https://www.chathamptathrift.org/

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  • Important Info for students in Virtual Academy, NCVPS and CCCC Classes

    Please read this document about attendance check-ins ASAP!

     

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  • Attendance Procedures During Remote Learning

    Here's what you need to know about how attendance will be recorded during at-home learning. Students will need to be logged in to their CCS account to view:

    https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Y-01DL9W2MmJwlgjp4agoeCoZWVe7hOZLtdWVhPhc4I/edit?usp=sharing

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  • Check Here for All Phone Messages

    Did you miss one of our phone calls? You can check all of our messages on our website under About Us - Principal's Phone Messages!

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  • At-Home Learning Schedule Available

    Wondering what your scheule will look like during at-home learning beginning Aug 17?

    Here's our English language at-home schedule link, and the Spanish language version.

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  • Submit Photos to JM Yearbook!

    Attention Students! Please share with us any pictures you have of this school year. We are looking for everything: first day of school Zoom sessions (have someone take a picture of your at-home learning set up or of you at your computer during a meeting or take a selfie!); quarantine outfits (what is your go-to class meeting style?); quarantine snacks (how are you keeping your energy up?); exercise & fitness (what are you doing to keep moving?); trips (did you brave the beach this summer? go to the mountains?); pets (has your dog become your quarantine best friend? did you get a new pet?); the options are limitless*! Share with us what your world is like during remote-learning! And parents/guardians, feel free to submit pictures of your students.
     
    Please fill out this form anytime you have new pictures!
     
    *No profanity/obscene images on clothing, no hand gestures that have obscene meanings, no gang affiliation or drug paraphernalia; everything should be school appropriate and meet all school rules.
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  • Senior Jacqueline Marroquin Featured on National Podcast!

    Jacqueline is on Change the Narrative, a podcast by Michael Hernandez, an award-winning educator. Listen here:
     
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  • Student Parking Passes On Sale Aug. 10

    Student parking passes for 20-21 will go on sale Monday Aug.10 at 8am in the school office. Here is the Registration Form; please read so you will know what information you need to bring. Paper forms will also be available. Passes are $20; pay by check or cash. Payment is non-refundable. Wear your mask!

    Don't forget to bring your library booksso you're eligible to buy a pass! Here's how to check to see what items you have out:

    Go to this website: https://destiny.chatham.k12.nc.us/cataloging/servlet/presentadvancedsearchredirectorform.do?l2m=Library%20Search&tm=TopLevelCatalog&l2m=Library+Search


    Click “Login” in the upper right corner


    Enter the same username and password you use to login to your Chromebook

    
At the next screen, go to the upper right menu stack, Click, and choose Checkouts


    You should see any items you have checked out.

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  • Ms. Dark Named New Assistant Principal

    Welcome new Assistant Principal Mary Margaret Dark! Ms. Dark served as our Administrative Intern last year, and has taught at Chatham Middle for several years. A Chatham County native, Ms. Dark is a CCHS grad with degrees from UNCW and UNCG. We look forward to having her as part of the Jet family!

    Ms. Dark

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  • 2020-21 Parent/Student Welcome Letter

    Click here to download the English and Spanish versions of the letter that was mailed home to students in late July

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  • 2019-20 JM Virtual Athletic Awards

    Congratulations to all our athletes honored in our virtual athletic awards!

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FMezWTGFjzE&feature=youtu.be

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  • Food Assistance for Chatham Families

    COVID-19 has kept some Chatham County residents from securing food. They may benefit from the newly created Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (P-EBT) Program.

    The program provides benefits on an Electronic Benefit Transfer card, or EBT card. The benefits are for children who would receive free or reduced-priced meals, so it is very important to make sure the address on file for students is correct. The data manager at the appropriate school for students should be contacted to make updates to addresses, or call 919-542-6400 to make updates.

    No application process is necessary to receive P-EBT benefits. The card will function like a standard EBT card, and the same guidelines will apply. 

    Those already receiving Food and Nutrition Services benefits will receive an additional benefit on their existing EBT card in the next few weeks. Those eligible for P-EBT benefits who are not already enrolled in Food and Nutrition Services benefits will receive a new EBT card in the next few weeks. Before that card arrives, the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services will mail a letter explaining how to activate the card and how to use it. 

    The Chatham County Department of Social Services will receive questions about this program by phone at 919-542-2759 or through email at askdss@chathamnc.org.

    Those using P-EBT benefits are encouraged to also take advantage of meal distribution at designated public schools and community locations. The meals are free for anybody 18 years old and younger. Find local meal sites by texting FOODNC to 877-877. Spanish speakers may text COMIDA to 877-877.

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  • Download eBooks!

    Need something to read? Click here for info on accessing eBooks on your Chromebook or phone: https://www.chatham.k12.nc.us/site/Default.aspx?PageID=16794

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  • How to Disinfect your Chromebook:

    • Use a sturdy damp, not wet, lint-free paper or cloth.

    • Spray or lightly dampen the cloth with rubbing alcohol.

    • Any excess dampness will naturally and quickly dry. Do not wipe dry with another cloth.

    DO NOT USE cleaners or wipes that contain either bleach or ammonia! These chemicals can damage your Chromebook, and you will be charged fees!

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  • BUS TRANSPORTATION 2020-2021: Sign Up Now!

    BUS TRANSPORTATION 2020-2021:  If you need bus transportation next school year (morning pick, afternoon drop off, or both), please visit the link to sign up.  This includes if you are currently signed up for a bus.

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  • Important Vaccination Announcement!

     
    Reminder of new immunization rule for all current Junior students who be 12th graders in the 2020-21 school year:
     
    Effective August 1st, 2020 a booster dose of Meningococcal Conjugate Vaccine is required before entering the 12th grade or by 17 years of age, whichever comes first. Meningococcal vaccines help protect against the bacteria that cause meningococcal disease.
     
    An individual who is not age-appropriately vaccinated shall have 30 calendar days to obtain the required immunizations in order to attend school. Please contact your doctor now to schedule an appointment for the required Meningo Vaccine.
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  • Driver's Education Information

    Interested in Driver's Ed? You must register online at  ncdrivingschool.comLook for Chatham County, and then choose Jordan-Matthews.

    Need to practice before taking your driver's test? Click here!

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  • Important Information for the Class of 2019 and Beyond

    Chatham County Schools has changed the format for awarding graduation honors. Please read the letters below for more information:

    Letter to Class of 2019

    Graduaran en el 2019

     

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  • All Student Device Program Forms Now Available

    Go to the Parenting Resources section of the website to view and download all forms for the Chromebooks students will be using this year at JM. All students/parents must complete all these forms this year. Click this link to access them:1-to-1 Laptop Program Resources for Parents.

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  • How to Request a CCCC Transcript for CCP Courses

    1. Before you start, you’ll need a credit/debit card and your CCCC student ID number (on the yellow card given to you for online classes, or contact the Registrar's Office at 919-718-7201, or email/see Mr. Heesacker -- sheesacker@chatham.12.nc.us).
    2. Go to www.CCCC.edu (or you can go to the Registrar’s Office on the main Sanford campus).
    3. Type “transcripts” in the web site search engine at the top left and click and click on the first result, or click APPLY & REGISTER, scroll down to Transcripts in the left menu and click.
    4. Once on the Transcripts page, scroll down to Curriculum Transcript and read through the information.
    5. Click on the Order Curriculum Transcript (only) Online Now link and follow the instructions to register and request a transcript be sent to any college to which you are applying.

    Notes:

    1. Have a transcript sent to the college you are attending.
    2. If you go with sending an electronic copy, you’ll need an email address for the college (admissions or registrar's office).
    3. Have transcripts sent directly to the college, not to you, or the high school.
    4. The cost is per transcript sent ($3.75 when requested online, or $5 if requested in person).
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  • DMV Practice Test

    Need to practice before taking your driver's test? Click here!

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  • Prepping for the SAT? Try Khan Academy's Free Resources!

     Click here to begin: Khan Academy SAT Practice

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  • Get Your Open eBooks Code!!

    Do you have your Open eBooks code yet? Come by the library to get info about the app that works on your phone or tablet and has hundreds of free eBooks! Email Mrs. Pate to get a code <rpate@chatham.k12.nc.us>. Click here for more info.

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Jordan-Matthews Highlights

Principal's Message

  • I officially wish to welcome you and your child(ren) to Jordan-Matthews High School!  I know our parents of freshmen are looking forward to four amazing years.  I encourage you to become a part of our school/culture, as our school has numerous, positive attributes, which will simply enamor you.  Our faculty and staff continue to discuss strategies to showcase our strong academic institution, and we need your assistance in keeping this a reality.  We have a truly caring culture, working with all aspects of the school community to meet our school’s mission--to graduate globally competitive, well rounded students by providing a rigorous and relevant curriculum in an effective, safe and nurturing environment.

    We have approximately 760 students, which reflect the rich diversity in Siler City.  Students have the opportunity to complete a college prep curriculum along with participating in numerous extra curricular activities.  You can review our school profile to obtain more information regarding our school community, curriculum, and statistics.

    Our faculty and staff look forward to working with you in creating a supportive triangle to meet the academic needs of your child.  I look forward to seeing you at the many events that occur at Jordan-Matthews High School throughout the year.  Your participation is vital to ensure your child is academically successful.  We need him/her in school every day, actively engaged, with a focus on academics.  I encourage you to join the fun and journey along with your child as he/she pursues a high school diploma from one of the premier schools in the state.

     

    It’s a great day to be a Jet!

     

    Tripp Crayton

    Principal

     

     

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