Welcome to Jamaica CUSD #12
Jamaica School District is located at 7087 N. 600 E. Rd, Sidell, Illinois, 61876. It serves nearly 500 students in southern Vermilion County from four nearby towns (Fairmount, Sidell, Indianola, and Jamaica) and the surrounding area.
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Reminder: School registration is August 5th and 6th from 1 to 7 pm. All grades will register in the high school computer lab. New students and new pre-K and kindergarten students who did not pre-register may register on Monday, August 4th from 9am to 2pm in the elementary office.
To all Parents,
Registration for the 2014-15 school year has been set for August 5 and 6, 1:00pm – 7:00pm in the High School Computer Lab. Starting the 2014-15 school year, Jamaica Unit 12 will be requiring all families to fill out a Residency Verification form. If you do not have this form filled out and proof of residency at registration, you will not be allowed to proceed with registration until such documents are provided. A copy of the Residency Verification is downloadable here and below. You will also receive one in the August newsletter. This form MUST be brought to registration, and you WILL NOT be allowed to proceed with registration until the Residency Verification form is filled out and the documents are verified. Please to not hesitate to contact the Elementary/Jr. High office if you have any questions.
Beginning on July 1st, and through August 14th, you can earn Jamaica Elementary/Jr. High money for technology and curriculum by buying gift cards or shopping online at the following address:
Beginning tomorrow, the Unit Office will operate on summers hours, 8:00 am to 2:30 pm.
You may view the most recent HS schedule by clicking the link below. This is tentatively the final schedule; changes may be made to it as needed.
Visit the Employment Opportunities page to view new job openings for the 2014-15 school year.
Now is the time of year when we review student handbooks and make improvements for
next year. We would like your feedback regarding the handbooks. Please click the
proper link below to take a brief survey regarding our student handbooks.
Thank you for taking the time to provide feedback regarding our student
Philip T. Harrison, Ph.D.
If you have ordered a magazine subscription from our Jr. High fundraiser and have not received your magazine(s), you may go to gaotrak.com or call 1-800-251-1542 for support. You may also see what your order was by visiting the website.
On Saturday, November 9, 2013, the Jamaica Board of Education met to review the twenty applications for the Committee of Ten. The following individuals submitted applications: Terry Bates, Jennifer Carleton, B. J. DeAth, Dawn Eakle, Barry Eakle, Chris Filicsky, Jeff Ford, Stephen Fourez, Jared Fritz, Ryan High, Brian Lane, Matthew Myrick, Elaine O’Shaughnessy, R. H. Pierce, Rosemary Powell, Amy Russian-Crist, Wayne Scarlett, Broc Summers, Carolyn Surowka, and Craig Witte.
All of the applicants were of the highest quality, which made the selection process difficult. The following individuals were appointed to represent the Jamaica District on the Committee of Ten:
Jeff Carder, Ron Taylor, Dawn Eakle, Jeff Ford, Brian Lane
The Committee of Ten will guide much of the work related to our consolidation efforts with Catlin; however, subcommittees may form to help inform the work of the committee. Those applicants not selected for the Committee of Ten may be called upon to assist with subcommittee work.
During the next few weeks the work of the Committee of Ten will begin. I will do my best to keep you informed of the happenings of this group.
Thank you for your continued support of quality education for all of our students.
Dr. Philip T. Harrison