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At J.W. Coon, we are dedicated to providing a quality education in a safe environment where all children can succeed.
Office Hours 7:15 a.m. until 3:15 p.m. Doors open for students at 7:15 a.m. 1st Bell Rings at 7:45 a.m. Dismissal at 2:40 p.m.

Safety Policy

1. Between 7:45 a.m. and 2:40 p.m., adults can only enter the school via the front door. Please ring the buzzer. Be prepared to state your name and the purpose of your visit.
2. You will be required to present identification to pick up a student, visit a classroom, or to eat lunch with a student.
3. Please update the office each time your phone number or address changes to make sure you receive information in the event of an emergency.
4. In order to change the way your child goes home, you will need to send in a note 24 hours in advance of the change.
5. Asthma: If your child has asthma, you have to supply the school with an inhaler and the required paperwork from the physician. All medicine must be signed into the front office by a parent.
6. Students are not to be on the school campus before 7:15 a.m. or after 3:00 p.m. Children supervised by parents can use our playground areas on the weekend.
7. Guests that use profanity on our campus will be asked to leave and may be banned from the school for the remainder of the year.
9. All visitors to the school will be required to sign into the front office and get a visitors badge. Please wear the badge on your chest area.
10. Please keep the school abreast of the people that are allowed to check your child out of school. If there is a change, notify the office immediately. Student safety is key to the success of your children at J.W. Coon. If you have any safety concerns, please contact Principal Blanding at 910-425-6141 or [email protected]

J.W. Coon Uniform Dress Code

Belts: Belts are required for ALL students wearing pants, skirts, shorts, or skorts with belt loops. 

 Plain white, navy blue or light blue polo, oxford style shirt or turtleneck (all shirts must have a collar)
Slacks, shorts, skirts, skorts, jumpers: Navy, khaki, or black (No cargo, capris or gaucho style bottoms). All bottoms must adhere to the “fingertip” test as described in the student handbook.
Shoes: Rubber-soled shoes (No flip flops, wheelies or high heels)
Socks: Ankle, knee-high, tights, hose (Non-decorative) colors: white, black, navy, khaki or tan
Sweaters: Navy, black, or white (pullover or cardigan)

Shirts: Plain white, navy blue or light blue polo, oxford style shirt or turtleneck (all shirts must have a collar)
Slacks/shorts: Navy, khaki, or black (No cargo style bottoms)
Shoes: rubber-soled shoes (No flip flops or wheelies)
Socks: Ankle or knee (Non-decorative) colors: white, black, navy, khaki or tan
Sweaters: Navy, black, or white (pullover or cardigan)

All Students: If students need to wear a sweater or jacket in the classroom it must be a uniform color. Winter coats do not have to be uniform colors but will not be worn during class time. These coats will only be worn for outdoor recess or PE.
J.W. Coon Spirit Shirts can be worn on Fridays with uniform bottoms. These shirts will be available for purchase at the beginning of the school year.
Students will be allowed to wear casual attire on special occasions, such as dance and picture days. “Dress Down” days will also be used as an incentive for PBIS performance.

Dress Code Update
Effective September 24, 2019

By direction of Superintendent Dr. Marvin Connelly, Jr.:

  1. All Cumberland County Schools will make any necessary religious accommodations for any type of headgear or head coverings otherwise restricted or prohibited under existing individual school dress codes. 
  2. No student shall receive Out of School Suspension based solely upon violation of an existing individual school dress code.

J.W. Coon Mission Statement/Vision Statement

Mission Statement
At J.W. Coon, we are dedicated to providing a quality education in a safe environment where all children can succeed. 

Vision Statement
At J.W. Coon, we are Prepared, Always respectful, Work together, and Show pride. 

Registration Information

Please bring the following when registering at J. W. Coon Elementary School: Child’s birth certificate with raised seal, Child’s social security card, Child’s immunization record, Parent/Guardian’s Photo ID, Proof of residence (current electric, gas or water bill), Report card from the previous school, if applicable Documentation regarding any special needs or special classes, Health assessment/physical (blue form) for Kindergarten only, Court Order for custody or Power of Attorney, if applicable **Other documentation may be required as needed**


J.W. Coon Elementary School encourages and welcomes parent involvement. We encourage you to visit your child’s classroom, come and eat lunch with your child, join the PTA and to volunteer in the classroom. Please visit the front office for information on how to submit your volunteer application. 


PTA Officers 2019-2020
President: Brooke Strickland
VP/Treasurer: Angela Hinson
Secretary: Jayme Rodriguez


Helpful Links for Parents

AIG Local Plan
Go Green
Home Base Parent Portal
Lunch Menus

Published by Asha Mason-Hampton on February 19, 2020