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Welcome to the Lion’s Den!

Greetings JCES scholars and families,

Welcome to the Lion’s Den at Jay Cooke Elementary School! We hope your summer was enjoyable and that you are ready to channel your enthusiasm and energy, for a successful school year!! The first day of the 2023-2024 school year is Tuesday, September 5, 2023! The school yard gates (Mentor Street) open at 8:40AM and school starts at 9AM.

There are many great new opportunities at Cooke and we expect our students and their families to demonstrate their ability to represent our mascot, LOGAN the Lion. We have high expectations for your academic and behavior achievements, and hold every scholar to that standard when they enter into the Lion’s Den. Our commitment is towards our scholars and their families, to that end, we will put forth every effort to form respectful relationships while fostering rigorous and enjoyable educational experiences. We ask that you communicate with us and stay involved in your scholars’ educational process so that we can work as a team to ensure success.  We look forward to seeing you achieve success here at Cooke and the our entire team is here to support you!! Please remember that your scholar’s journey to school success begins with you and the effort you put forth to realize success.

I look forward to a successful school year for ALL!

Principal Parfitt

Our Vision

Jay Cooke Elementary School is a learning community that values scholar voice, creativity, and social-emotional growth. At Cooke, we focus on human development as a whole, to ensure all stakeholders achieve their full potential. With determination and resilience, our teachers and scholars will dream, learn, and grow without limitation.

Our Mission

Jay Cooke Elementary School ensures equity for all scholars through the delivery of standards-based instruction designed to have an immediate impact on the life of a scholar. Our educators will engage scholars by providing access to authentic learning experiences that will allow curiosity to fuel inquiry. We are committed to educating and developing all scholars into thoughtful contributors in an ever-changing global society.

Student Information

Attention families: The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), a Federal law, requires that a school with certain exceptions obtain your written consent prior to the disclosure of personally identifiable information from your child’s education records. However, a school may disclose appropriately designated “directory information” without written consent, unless you have advised the school to the contrary in accordance with school district procedures. The primary purpose of directory information is to allow schools to include information from your child’s education records in certain school publications.

Parents who wish to opt their students out of directory information releases must complete an Opt-Out Form for each of their students, and must return each form to the school at which each student is enrolled by November 6, 2023.

Find more information, including the forms you need HERE.