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2021-2022 Back to School Information


Wednesday July 7, 2021 - The PowerSchool enrollment team has not completed the student data migration from the PowerSchool SIS. Therefore, we cannot access SNAPCODES yet.


Thu, Jul 8, 2021 letter from Dr. Gonsoulin



Dear JEFCOED Family,


I hope you are having a wonderful and restful summer. We just finished the SOAR program and what a success it was! I commend each and every one of our students who showed up and gave their best effort daily. To our teachers and staff, THANK YOU! You have worked tirelessly this year for the betterment of our students and your efforts are appreciated.


We now turn our attention towards the 2021-2022 school year. My goal is to have as normal a school year as possible. However, please understand that while we are in a much better place than we were a year ago at this time, the pandemic is far from over. If for some reason cases start to go back up, there is always a chance we would have to adjust our policies and procedures accordingly.


I have outlined several parts of our back-to-school plan below. Please read each section for specifics. Reach out to us or to your local school should you have questions. Don’t forget school begins Tuesday, August 10th! I hope you have a great rest of your summer and we will see you soon!




Dr. Walter Gonsoulin


Learning Options for 2021 – 2022 School Year



On-campus learning

Jefferson County Virtual Academy of Learning (JCVAL).

Five days a week following

the JEFCOED calendar

Considered an alternative for students seeking a non-traditional pathway for their K-12 education

No Remote learning is planned

at this time

100% of instruction takes place online.


Classes taught by virtual school teachers employed by Edmentum, an outside vendor.


JCVAL is different from “Remote Learning” that took place in 2020-2021.


Should be considered a long-term option; students may choose to attend JCVAL by semester.





Social Distancing

● Students and staff will respect personal space in all school areas and activities.

● Visitors allowed on a pre-approved basis for certain scheduled activities.


● Optional for all students and staff.


● All eligible students and staff members are encouraged to be vaccinated against COVID-19

Cleaning and Hygiene

● All school areas will be cleaned and disinfected daily.

● Cleaning schedules adjusted to clean and disinfect common areas on a more frequent basis

● Hand washing and hygiene routines reviewed with students and staff.


On The Bus

● Assigned seats.

● Buses cleaned and disinfected after morning and afternoon runs.


● Rotation and schedules used to provide greater personal space during meal service.

● Surfaces will be sanitized between meal service times.

Health Services

● Students should be fever-free (less than 100 degrees Fahrenheit) without the use of fever-reducing medication for 24 hours before returning to school.

● All guidelines according to ADPH will be enforced.




● We will follow all ADPH and AHSAA policies in regards to capacity, social distancing, etc.

● JCVAL students will only be allowed to participate if they are zoned to attend a JEFCOED school at the site they are zoned to attend.