Critical Thinking. Personal Responsibility. Self-Sufficiency

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Wednesday Principal Coffee

Monthly Principal Coffee is held at 10am on the last Wednesday of each month. These informal coffees have no agenda and are intended for casual conversation. All parents and community members are welcome to attend. Please join us!


Emergency Closings:

On days when the weather is severe, you may tune in to any local radio or television station to see if our school will be closed or click the link below for immediate information.


Weatherbug


Square Link

Please utilize our link to “Square” and stay on track with account payments. Select the link and search for the dollar amount you wish to pay and follow the instructions. Please write the name of your student at checkout. Thank You for your payment. 






Link to Teacherease:

Students and Parents, log in to see your assignment and grades now. Available in both English & Spanish. Call the school to set up your account.


Parents Rights to Know

  1. Regarding Driver’s Licenses, no instruction permit shall be issued to any applicant who is under the age of 18 years and who has been certified to be a chronic or habitual truant, as defined in Section 26-2a of the School Code.
  2. Information regarding the laws relating to the student self-administration of asthma medication, shall be found at http://www.ilga.gov/legislation/publicacts/fulltext.asp?Name=094-0792. If you do not have access to this website and would like to view it, please notify the school.
  3. Parents have a right to know if their children’s teachers have met State qualifications and licensing criteria for the grade level and subject areas they are teaching; if their children’s teachers are teaching under emergency or other provisional status; and the degree major of their children’s teachers and any other graduate certification or degree held by the teachers. Parents also have the right to know the qualifications of any paraprofessionals who provide service to their children.
  4. Parents or guardians of students wishing to exercise their right to request that the name, address and telephone number of their child not be released to military recruiters should send a letter to that effect to the school.
  5. Public ACT 09-0994 of the Illinois General Assembly states that parents must be notified regarding the Sex Offender Registry. This Registry can be found at http://www.isp.state.il.us/sor. If you do not have access to this website and would like to view it, please notify the school.
  6. In accordance with Illinois and Federal Asbestos Regulations, as copy of the Asbestos Management Plan for this school is available during school hours by appointment. Requests to review Asbestos Management Plan must be made at least 24 hours in advance. Full asbestos inspections are conducted every three years. The most recent full asbestos inspection took place 2016. Asbestos surveys are conducted every six months.
  7. Student Records Parental Rights: Right to inspection, Right to amend the record if there are errors, Right to control the release of student record information.



Annual Notice Regarding Title I

Jane Addams High School receives federal funding through Title I, Part A. This federal program provides financial assistance to schools serving high percentages of economically disadvantaged students to ensure that students meet challenging state academic standards.

Since more than 40 percent of the Jane Addams High School student body is classified as economically disadvantaged, JAHS uses Title I funding to operate a school wide program to upgrade the educational program for the whole school. Our schoolwide Title I program includes strategies to address academics, social barriers, and parental involvement.

More than 50,000 schools across the country use Title I funds to provide additional academic support and learning opportunities to help low-achieving students master challenging curricula and meet state standards in core academic subjects.


JAHS may use Title I funds to:


  • Provide instructional aides and non-teaching assistants to provide daily assistance to students and classroom teachers.
  • Provide high quality professional development to all staff.
  • Employ educational/curriculum and student support personnel to remove academic and social barriers to learning.
  • Support parent involvement activities.


As a parent of a student who attends a school receiving Title I funds, you have a right under federal law to request information about the professional qualifications of the classroom teachers who instruct your child and the Title I paraprofessionals who assist them. The No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 gives you the right to ask for the following information about each of your student’s classroom teachers and their paraprofessional assistants:


  • Whether the state has licensed or qualified the teacher for the grades and subjects he or she teaches.
  • Whether the teacher is teaching under an emergency license or other provisional status by which state licensing criteria have been waived.
  • The teacher’s college major, whether the teacher has any advanced degrees, and the subject of the degrees.Whether any instructional aides or paraprofessionals provide services to your child in the Title I program and their qualifications.

Parents Right to Know