Alumni

JEFFERSON CENTRAL SCHOOL
ALUMNI ASSOCIATION

PO BOX 245 JEFFERSON, NY 12093
www.jeffersoncs.org (alumni link)
Facebook: @JeffersonCSAlumni

President – Lynn Hait     Vice President – Judy Ferris Grant Minckler     
Secretary – Callan Little     Treasurer – Bobbi Schmitt
Historian - Stephanie Smith

Welcome to the Alumni page!

As a graduate of Jefferson Central School you are
automatically a member of our Alumni Association!

 

Dear JCS Alumnus,

After many anxious weeks of inquiry and after considering every known implication, we are sad to announce that due to the COVID-19 virus, the 2020 JCS Alumni Banquet must unfortunately be canceled. With less than a month now remaining until our June 6th date, the Alumni Association’s officers are forced to make this difficult decision. 

It is impossible to know what social distancing protocols will be relaxed or enhanced in the weeks and months to come. The governor has ordered the schools to remain closed for the remainder of the school year. Graduation itself is uncertain as of this writing. It appears that every event where a large gathering occurs has been cancelled and rescheduling may not be permitted, or recommended, for an extended time. Our ability to provide or serve dinners is not possible at this time. We have explored alternatives such as delaying until July or August or perhaps combining the banquet with our annual 5K run/walk in September. Even holding the event off-site, would, at this time, be prohibited. Every source of advice and consultation has recommended canceling in an abundance of caution for the safety of all. Other area school alumni associations have announced their intention to also cancel their events.

Our intention is to “double-up” at next year’s banquet by honoring the Classes 1970 & 1971, 1995 & 1996, and 2020 & 2021, making it more special for those celebrating 50 and 25 years, plus the graduating seniors. 

It is our intention to still award our alumni association scholarships this year, despite not having our banquet and with the uncertainty of a graduation ceremony. The seniors, especially, have been deprived of so much of their final school year that we are determined to provide the scholarship awards and we hope you will continue your generous support of our scholarship program.  If you wish to make a donation your check can be made payable to the JCS Alumni Association, earmarked as “scholarship,” and mailed to PO Box 245, Jefferson, NY 12093. Donations in any amount are greatly appreciated. 

At this time, we hope to conduct our 4th annual JCS Alumni 5K Run/Walk on September 26th. Registration information can be found on the JCS website- Alumni tab.  

Finally, it is our hope and prayer that each of you are healthy and safe amid these difficult times and we hope to see you all next year.   

Sincerely,


Lynn H. Hait, President,

for the officers of the

JCS Alumni Association