Frequently Asked Questions
Who can register for the programs?
The ASAE Program is open to any student in grades 1-7 presently registered at Floyd County Public Schools. FloydJAMS is open to students presently enrolled in 4-8 grades.
How much does each program cost?
The ASAE program is $20 for the entire session. FloydJAMS is $10 per class, which can be paid in full or monthly. If your family is enrolled in the free/reduced lunch program, the ASAE program is free and the FloydJAMS program will be $5 per class.
How do I register my child for the program?
Use the attached form or print an application from our website. Completed applications must be returned to your homeroom teacher or The Jacksonville Center by the registration deadline noted both on this newsletter and on the front page of the application form. Incomplete applications or applications obtained during previous sessions will not be accepted.
How will I know which class my child is attending?
Students will receive confirmation letters on September 17th. In the event that classes are over-enrolled, late-registering students will be offered available spaces in open classes or informed of the lack of space and given priority during the next available session.
What if my child doesn’t get their first choice of classes?
Parents should complete the Course Selection/Application Cover Page with their child’s second and third choices of courses in case their first course choice fills quickly. Remember, courses are filled on a first-come, first-served basis. Students who are not placed in one of the sessions will have placement priority in the next available session if they choose to reapply for that session. Returning Floyd JAMs students will also be given priority when signing up. It is very important to give an alternate instrument of choice in case your first instrument of choice is full.
How will my child get to the program?
Students from FES will meet in the FES cafeteria after dismissal at 3:18 p.m. Students from Willis, Check and Indian Valley and Floyd High School will be bused to FES for both ASAE and FloydJAMS. Students are supervised on site until instructional time begins at 3:30 p.m. for both programs.
How will my child get home from the program?
- Instructional time ends at 5:00 p.m. for ASAE. ASAE students from Willis, Check and Indian Valley must be picked up no later than 5:15pm. FES students enrolled in ASAE program ONLY can be bused home at the end of classes on Wednesday and Thursday, however they may arrive home as late as 6:45, parents are encouraged to pick their student up.
- Instructional time ends at 5:30 for FloydJAMS. ALL FloydJAMS students must be picked up no later than 5:45. There are no busing options available for FloydJAMS participants.
What if my child is out of school sick on a program day?
Students are required to attend all days of each session they are enrolled in unless they are ill or have a written excuse which has been cleared at their school office. No refund will be given for missed classes.
What if school is cancelled on an ASAE/JAM day?
If school is cancelled or gets out early, there will be no ASAE/FloydJAMS classes that day. Unfortunately, due to time constraints, we will also not have make up days. No refund will be given for cancelled classes due to weather.
What is ASAE Community Night?
At the end of each session students, parents, and members of the Floyd community will be invited to celebrate our children’s creativity for a night of demonstrations, performances, and displays of the work students did throughout the session.
What is the FloydJAMS Afternoon Performance?
The last day of the session, December 10, will be a performance afternoon. Students and instructors will show off their hard work to parents and friends. Location of this performance is TBA.