Student Academic Support

  • Academic Tutoring

    Content area teachers assist students in their classrooms.

    Tutoring is from 8:15-8:50 for all students.  The format included small group and individual tutoring.  In-Person students should arrive at school at 8:15 and digital learners should join Zoom at 8:15.  The schedule for classes is below.

    Monday - Language Arts

    Tuesdays - Math

    Wednesdays - Science

    Thursday - Social Studies

    Friday - Connections

    How does my student participate?

    Students should join zoom or arrive at school by 8:15.  Students do not need a pass on the designated day. 

    For other Student Academic Assistance at Jones Middle School click here: https://www.smore.com/dmbvg

  • STAR Time

    STAR Time is Students Taking Academic Responsibility.

    On specific Thursdays 4:15-5:15pm in the Innovation Lab on the 8th grade hallway.

    This is an after-school opportunity to complete homework, make up assignments or make up tests. A teacher is on call to assist, but no tutoring is not provided.

    How does a student participate?

    Parents or teachers can sign up students for STAR time.   To sign up for STAR time you will need to complete this form by 5:00 PM of the Wednesday prior to the Thursday STAR time.   We will not be able to accept forms after 5PM on Wednesday, due to COVID.  We will need to review how many students will be participating in STAR time and make necessary COVID protocols for the safety or teachers and students.  

    For other Student Academic Assistance at Jones Middle School click here: https://www.smore.com/dmbvg

  • Extended Learning Time

    Extending Learning Time (ELT) is an opportunity for teachers to work with a small group of students in order to provide remediation, re-teaching opportunities and/or enrichment. 

    ELT takes place on Friday's during connections. Students attend at the request of the academic teacher, but if morning tutoring isn't possible, please contact your child's teacher if you would like your student to attend ELT. The format includes small group and individual tutoring. In-Person students receive a pass and digital learners should join Zoom during their connections classes. Please contact your child's academic teacher for more information. 

    How does a student participate?

    Academic teachers usually request ELT for students to attend on Fridays.   However, if students can't make morning tutoring, parents can contact the child's teacher and discuss the option of ELT for thier child. Click here for a Staff Directory to email your child's teacher if necessary. 

    For other Student Academic Assistance at Jones Middle School click here: https://www.smore.com/dmbvg

  • Saturday School

    Saturday School 

    Saturdays (twice a month) from 9:00-11:00am in the Innovation Lab on the 8th grade hallway.

    Saturday School will be held twice a month from 9:00 AM- 11:00 PM. Teachers are available to monitor work completion and monitor test retakes; TUTORING IS NOT AVAILABLE. Students should be dropped off in the morning and a teacher will direct them to our Saturday School location. Students coming for Saturday School must be signed up in advance by their parent/guardian. Students are not required to attend the entire time but all students should be promptly picked up at 11:00 AM.

    Please submit the Saturday School form by 5:00 PM on the preceding Wednesday in order to register your child. Teachers need time to gather any materials your child may need to complete their task(s) during Saturday School.

    Computers will be provided to students during Saturday School. 

    Due to social distancing, late additions/drop offs without prior sign up are not allowed and parents will be called to pick up their child.

    How does my student participate?

    Parents may sign up by clicking on the Saturday School link. Parents must sign up students by 5pm the Wednesday before each Saturday School session so that teachers may prepare the assignments. 

    For other Student Academic Assistance at Jones Middle School click here:  https://www.smore.com/dmbvg

  • Go2Gwinnett Parent Portal

    This is a tool designed to enhance the communication and involvement of parents in their child's education. The Parent Portal will allow online, timely, and secure access to monitor your child's academic progress and current attendance. To sign up or get assistance with the Parent Portal click on the link: Parent Portal Signup and Assistance

  • Student Support Team

    The Student Support Team (SST) exists to help classroom teachers identify students that are having difficulty either academically or behaviorally and to recommend alternative instructional strategies for that student. The team reviews and considers all available information about an individual student. Parents and/or teachers can refer a student to the SST committee. If a parent has any questions concerning the referral process, he or she should contact either the student's teacher or assistant principal. 

  • Academic Assistance Program

    These programs provide an intervention for students who do not achieve a passing grade after 1st semester. AAP information sheets and schedules are sent home with students in report card envelopes in January.

  • Counseling Department

    School counseling services are available to all students. A counselor is assigned to each grade level. The goal for the guidance and counseling program is to help students be academically and personally successful. The Jones Middle School Counselors will work closely with “at-risk” students in order to help these students be more successful.