The purpose of our handbooks is to serve as a useful guide in providing you with the rules, regulations, policies, programs, and services of Jefferson Area Local Schools. Students and parents are urged to read the handbook that applies to them (elementary or secondary) so they will be knowledgeable, thus avoiding misunderstandings. Jefferson Senior high and Junior high as well as Jefferson Elementary School and Rock Creek Elementary School students, regardless of age, are bound by the regulations of their handbook. The Jefferson Area Local Board of Education has authorized the administration to construct this publication that comprises the official regulations and procedures for the operation of the Elementary buildings. Jefferson Area Local Schools prides itself on being an equal opportunity school.

JH/SH Student Handbook

JES/RCES Student Handbook

Annual Public Notice to Students and Parents  


The JALSD will make available, upon request, certain information known as directory information. The Board designates as student directory information: 

School-assigned e-mail accounts shall not be released as directory information beyond this/these limited purpose(s) and to any person or entity but the specific online educational service provider.

Directory information shall not be provided to any organization for profit-making purposes.

Parents and eligible students may refuse to allow the Board to disclose any or all of such directory information upon written notification to the Board within ten (10) days after receipt of the Superintendent's annual public notice.

Recruiting Officer for any branch of the United States Armed Forces or an Institution of Higher Education 

In accordance with Federal and State law, the Board shall release the names, addresses, District-assigned e-mail addresses (if available), and telephone listings of secondary students to a recruiting officer for any branch of the United States Armed Forces or an institution of higher education who requests such information. A secondary school student or parent of the student may request in writing that the student's name, address, District-assigned e-mail address (if available), and telephone listing not be released without prior consent of the parent(s)/eligible student. The recruiting officer is to sign a form indicating that any information received by the recruiting officer shall be used solely for the purpose of informing students about military service and shall not be released to any person other than individuals within the recruiting services of the Armed Forces. The Superintendent is authorized to charge mailing fees for providing this information to a recruiting officer.


Whenever consent of the parent(s)/eligible student is required for the inspection and/or release of a student's health or education records or for the release of directory information, either parent may provide such consent unless agreed to otherwise in writing by both parents or specifically stated by court order. If the student is under the guardianship of an institution, the Superintendent shall appoint a person who has no conflicting interest to provide such written consent.


The Board may disclose directory information, on former students without student or parental consent, unless the parent or eligible student previously submitted a request that such information not be disclosed without their prior written consent.


The Board shall not permit the collection, disclosure, or use of personal information collected from students for the purpose of marketing or for selling that information (or otherwise providing that information to others for that purpose).