Joseph Badger School District

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JBSD Announcement (9/17/2021)

Hello Badger Braves. Due to an incredibly high number of COVID-19 cases and quarantines within our school population, the Joseph Badger School District will be requiring all students, staff, and visitors to wear masks while in our building, regardless of vaccination status, effective this Monday, September 20, 2021. 

We have an attendance problem and we have a responsibility to fix it. Our local health department has quarantined nearly 100 healthy students who have been exposed.   As a result, their missed days will amount to roughly 500 days absent and we have only been in school for 17 total days. These days absent are entirely avoidable if our students wear masks. We want our kids in school and masks will essentially eliminate the need for quarantine if there is an exposure at school.  We will constantly evaluate this policy and we will remove it as soon as it is possible.

We know many of you will have questions and we are here for you. Please reach out to our principals or our school nurse. We can help you with a specific concern or we can even discuss other options if this necessary plan is not for you or your family. 

 Thank you for your patience, understanding, and support as we make this transition.  We wish all of you the very best. 

Dates and Events:

8/24 First day of School  grades 1-12

8/30 First day of School  Kindergarten

9/3 – 9/6  No School

9/7 First day of School PreK

9/23 Early Dismissal – 2 Hours

10/8 No School – NEOEA Day

10/21 Early Dismissal – 1 Hour

11/18 Early Dismissal – 2 Hour

11/24-11/29 No School  – Thanksgiving Break

12/22-12/31 No School – Winter Break

1/17 – No School – MLK Day

1/20 Early Dismissal – 1 Hour

2/18-2/21 No School  – President’s Day

2/24 Early Dismissal – 2 Hour

3/11 No School

3/17 Early Dismissal – 1 Hour

4/15-4/18 No School – Spring Break

5/26 BHS Commencement

5/27 Last student day  



The Joseph Badger Local School District will provide academic excellence to all students through an effective and challenging learning environment that encourages students to become independent thinkers and lifelong learners. The new Joseph Badger School opened September 5, 2006 with the first day of classes for students. Badger Elementary, Middle and High School form a 175,000 square foot state of the art K-12 facility that services the largest geographical school district in Trumbull County. Students attending the Joseph Badger School, named after a circuit riding minister, Reverend Joseph Badger reside in Gustavus, Hartford, Kinsman, Orangeville or Vernon Township.

There is also a small population of open enrollment students attending from neighboring school districts. Joseph Badger offers a diversified curriculum including Kindergarten/Enrichment and college preparatory courses which include five high school advanced placement (AP) classes. Badger Middle School is one of the select schools in Ohio to offer three grade eight classes earning high school credit; French, Algebra and Intro to Physics and Chemistry.  Joseph Badger offers a comprehensive co-curricular program coinciding with academic offerings and an interscholastic sports program which personifies team play, opponent respect and continued sportsmanship in all contests.