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   Distance Learning Plan
Click on ^^^ for resources and information
about JCC's Distance Learning Plan.

New Meal Pick-up Schedule/Locations!!!

Tuesday distribution (meals for Tues, Wed, Thurs)

Friday distribution (meals for Fri & Mon)

& Jackson County Food for Kids Packs

Pick up sites:

Jackson County Central High School

Door #12 10:30 am -12:30 pm


Pleasantview Elementary

North Parking Lot 10:30 am -12:30 pm


Alpha Fire Hall

11:00 am – 12:00 pm


Hwy 86 & County Rd 34

Intersection 4 Miles South of Lakefield.

11:00 am – 12:00 pm


Jackson County Central Nutrition Services

507-847-6637 or

UPDATED 3/25/2020 4:00 pm
As per Minnesota Governor's announcement on Wednesday, March 26, regarding MN Public School Closures and COVID-19, 
JCC Schools will be closed from Monday, March 30 through Monday, May 4.  During this time, a Distance Learning Plan will be implemented.  This Plan will be published on this website on Friday, March 27.

During our Distance Learning, we will continue with scheduled school breaks.  For instance, our spring break will still be April 9-13. There will be no school attendance/check ins required for Thursday, April 9, Friday, April 10, or Monday, April 13.  Students are still able and welcome to work on assignments. Daycare and food service will not be available April 9-13.  


Pursuant to the executive order from Governor Walz, schools will be closed from March 30th, 2020 through May 4th, 2020.  School is anticipated to resume in-person on May 5th, 2020. The Jackson County Central School District has developed a distance learning plan to ensure students can continue their education during this extended school closure.  The school website serves as a portal for information regarding distance learning as well as connections to specific school plans.

Remote teaching and learning will take many forms, however you can expect that there will be communication, progress monitoring, and/or feedback between teachers and students. While Distance Learning is not the same as the regular classroom environment, it can provide some continuity when school is interrupted. It will also serve to further prepare our students for today's digital world.

Jackson County Central school district website, Facebook and instant alert will be the avenues the district will use to communicate and provide up to date information with staff and families.

JCC Paraprofessionals, with Palmer Bus Company, will deliver packets to individual E-3rd grade students on Monday, March 30, and Tuesday March 31.  Packets will also be delivered to our special education students. Teachers will have instruction directions in the packet. 

As always, our first priority is the safety and well-being of our learners, families and staff. We also want to ensure every learner has access to the education they need and deserve. If your family does not currently have internet access, please contact our technology department. In the event that we are not able to coordinate internet access, your child will receive an alternative means for participating and learning.  Our District distance learning plan will be up on our website on Friday with links for more information.

 As per Minnesota Governor's announcement on Sunday, March 15 regarding MN Public School Closures and COVID-19,

JCC Schools will be CLOSED effective Tuesday, March 16 and thereafter through at least Friday, March 27.

  In anticipation of an extended closure, JCC Staff is making preparations for Distance Learning. 

Please review below the most current information,
which will be continually updated:   

--All JCC School Buildings are closed to the public until further notice.
The Indoor Pool is closed to the public until further notice.
--The Fitness Center and Walking Track are closed to the public until further notice.

Food Service:
last updated March 16th @ 3:15 pm 
last updated March 25th @ 4:00 pm
Effective Wednesday, March 18 JCC Food Service will provide student meals (breakfast/lunch) "drive-up" style for any students 18 and under.  If you arrive by car, stay in your car and food service staff will come out to you.  if you arrive on foot, start lining up at the selected spot.  Stay 6 feet away from the person in front of you.  Stay in line.  Food service staff will call you forward to deliver the meals.  You can pick up for your own household.  Please stay home if you have a fever, cough or shortness of breath.  Also, wash your hands before and after you pick up your meals.
Through March 27th, meals will be available 10:30 am -12:30 pm Monday-Friday at the following locations:
Jackson County Central High School
1128 North Highway, Door #12
Jackson, MN

Pleasantview Elementary School
110 Milwaukee St., North parking lot
Lakefield, MN
Beginning March 31st, there will be four sites for meal pick ups on Tuesdays & Fridays.  A Survey will be sent electronically to households to select a meal pick up location.
Tuesday distribution: 3 days worth of meals, K-3 Homework Packet Friday distribution:  2 days worth of meals, and Jackson County Food for Kids Packs, K-3 Homework Packets

Pick up sites: Jackson County Central High School

1128 N Hwy

Jackson, MN

Door #12

10:30 am -12:30 pm Pleasantview Elementary

110 Milwaukee St

Lakefield, MN

North Parking Lot

10:30 am -12:30 pm Alpha Fire Hall

Alpha, MN

Time: TBD

Hwy 86 & County Rd 34

Intersection 3 Miles South of Lakefield.

Time: TBD

In addition to the pick up locations, Kids Club Daycare will continue to be provided breakfast/lunch M-F at Riverside Elementary.


For additional Food Service information, please call 507-847-6637 or

Child Care: 
last updated March 16th @ 1:20 pm
Riverside Kids Club will be open Monday - Friday from 6:30 am-5:30 pm for currently enrolled students and students through age 12 of families of emergency workers.  Families of emergency workers will be required to provide occupational badge as identification.
Parents and students will be expected to comply with certain safety precautions. 
For additional child care information, please call 507-847-5868.

last updated March 16th at 4:15pm
Our District is planning in anticipation of the need for Distance Learning. 
Starting March 30, per the instruction of the Minnesota Department of Education, student learning will resume for the rest of the school year, whether distant learning or in-person.
All students have been provided with a device to access school related work in the event our District begins Distance Learning on March 30.
We encourage parents to reach out to the Technology office if your student is having issues with their device OR needs help logging into school related websites.
Reminder: Schoology, IXL, Google Drive, and Infinite Campus can all be accessed from any computer with internet access.
JCC Schools uses many different sites/apps based on grade level. If you have any questions regarding any site not listed, do not hesitate to contact Tech Support.
Please contact your student's teacher in the next week if you do not have regular access to the internet.  Our District will work with you in order to provide proper instructional materials for your student in the event we do Distance Learning.
If you are having internet connection issues, please contact your internet provider.


School related websites
●Schoology -
●IXL -
●Infinite Campus -
●Google Drive -


Technology Office:

Tech Support -

Shirley Handzus - 507-847-6620; 507-662-6376;

Lexi Schley - 507-847-6614;

Leane Gustafson - 507-847-5310;


Internet Providers:

Southwest Broadband - 507-662-7000

Back 40 Wireless - 507-847-1001

CenturyLink - 507-200-4304

Verizon - 1-800-922-0204


updated March 16th @ 2:52 pm
updated March 24th at 9:42 am
 last updated March 25th at 1:21 pm

ALL Community Ed. Activities for March 15-March 29 - CANCELLED
High School Parent Teacher Conferences for March 17 - CANCELLED
Discovery Place Preschool Open House for March 19 - POSTPONED
Early Childhood Screening for March 26th - CANCELLED 
Families scheduled to come in will be contacted with a new date.  Contact 507 847 5868 with any questions about ECSE screening.
Spring Play CLUE On Stage for March 20-21 - POSTPONED
HS Cardiac Screening for March 16 - POSTPONED
MS Cardiac Screening for April - UNDETERMINED
Driver's Ed behind the wheel for March 15-March 27 - CANCELLED
Driver's Ed classes - POSTPONED
Kindergarten Roundup for April 1 - CANCELLED
PLEASE mail K round-up forms to
Riverside Elementary School
820 Park Street
Jackson MN  56143

FFA Banquet for April 5 - POSTPONED
High School Prom for April 25 - UNDETERMINED
High School Band 7 Choir Trip for March 24-28 - POSTPONED
ACT Test 11th Grade for March 24 - CANCELLED
ACT National Test for April 4th - POSTPONED to June 13
MCA 10th Grade Reading Testing  for April 2-3 - CANCELLED
MCA 10th Grade Makeup Reading Testing for April 6-8 - CANCELLED
MN State FFA Convention for April 19-21 - POSTPONED
Firearm Safety Class for March 9-April 13 - POSTPONED
  Cheer Tryouts - POSTPONED
PV Cheesecake Fundraiser pickup - POSTPONED
Dental Sealant - POSTPONED

Supporting Mental Health 
Minnesota Department of Health Information


Note from our Counselors:
We want all students to know that we are thinking about you.  These are trying times and if you have mental health concerns make sure you are talking to someone.  We will continue to work as a team and will be sending out weekly emails to provide you with resources to focus on your overall well-being.


If you need immediate support Southwest Mental Health Center has a crisis line available 24 hours a day 1-800-642-1525 or text MN to 741741 for free support.  You can email any of us listed below with any of your concerns regarding your overall well-being and we will get back to you as soon as we can.

Continue to watch your email for tips and support.

Alyssa Anderson RN/BSN/LSN District School Nurse –

Shirley Anderson PreK-5 School Counselor –

Melissa Ahlschlager 6-8 School Social Worker –

Tracy Johnson 9-12 School Counselor –

Tech Support for our JCC Parents & Students:

We are encouraging parents to reach out to the Technology Office if your student is having issues with their device or needs help logging into school related websites.  Reminder: Schoology, IXL, Google Drive, and Infinite Campus can all be accessed from any computer with internet access.  If you have questions regarding any site not listed, do not hesitate to contact Tech Support. 

Please contact the Tech Department if you are in need of internet access.

Technology Office:
Tech Support -
Shirley Handzus - 507-847-6620; 507-662-6376;
Lexi Schley - 507-847-6614;
Leane Gustafson - 507-847-5310;

We are here to help!

JCC Technology Department

Coronavirus COVID-19 Resources:

Centers for Disease Control (CDC)

Minnesota Department of Health

Talking to Children About Coronavirus COVID-19

Prior JCC Announcements: 

March 15 Special Announcement
March 13 Statement



2019-20 JCC School Calendar
2020-21 JCC School Calendar

Vaping Education

Jackson County Central School Board Members:
Rhonda Moore Chair
Brad Anderson Vice Chair
Melonie Vancura Clerk
Jeff Johnson Treasurer
Jody Thrush Withers Director
Eric Kruger Director
Amy Voss Director


JCC's Bond Referendum passed!
Stay tuned for construction news and updates.


Riverside is offering School Age Care for students Kindergarten through 5th grade.  School Age Care covers before and after school, along with care on non-school days.
The program hours are: 

SUMMER: M-F 6:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
School Days:Monday - Friday, 6:30-7:30 a.m. & 3:00-5:30 p.m.
Non-School Days (during school year): Monday-Friday, 6:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
If you would like to register your child for School Age Care, please fill out the enrollment form below.  Forms can be submitted to the office at Riverside Elementary.

Kids Club handbook
Kids Club enrollment form


Buses transport students to the Middle School from the upper North parking lot at the High School in the morning at 7:45am and return to the upper north lot at the high school at 3:20 pm and Riverside at 3:25 pm where students can switch to their regular bus routes.  

The late bus will pick up at the Middle School at 5:15 pm and deliver students to Riverside (West doors) at 5:35pm or the High School (lower South lot) and then route back to Lakefield (Middle School).

Please contact Palmer Bus Service for any questions on times or routes at 507 849 7117 or 507 841 2458.

JCC Mission Statement
We will work together as staff, students, and community to provide an outstanding educational experience that prepares students for success in our ever-changing world.

JCC Vision Statement
JCC Schools...Inspiring Excellence.

JCC Priorities

  1. Academic Excellence.
  2. Opportunities for all learners to succeed.
  3. Fiscal responsibility.
  4. Clear and open communication and collaboration.
  5. Quality, professional, and respected staff.
  6. Facilities that align with educational needs.
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