JAMS Monday Message

Week of September 20, 2021

Hello All,

It was a beautiful weekend. I hope you all took care of yourselves.

So the County has relaxed the quarantine policy for some close contacts. Students who are asymptomatic and were exposed to a positive case on campus will no longer have to quarantine. There are a couple of exceptions and many protocols that must be implemented. I met today with the District’s COVID Compliance Team to discuss the timing and logistics of the new policy. The District will announce a best guess on the start date for this modified quarantine in the next couple of days.

This is what’s going on this week.

Weekly Schedule

Week of September 20th:

  • Monday/Wednesday-Blocks 1/3/5

  • Tuesday/Thursday- Blocks 2/4/6

  • Tuesday-Mandatory COVID Testing

  • Tuesday-Musical Theatre Fundamentals-3:30-4:30 in the Performance Studio

  • Friday-Makeup Picture Day.

  • Friday- All classes with no Advisory and an Early Release at 1:55PM (NO AM or PM classes)

Early Release Friday

Early Release Friday: Staff-Supporting students with IEPs and 504s; Supporting Multilingual (EL) students

General Announcements

Here is the Weekly Update shared with parents.

From the Health Office

  • Here is the COVID testing schedule for Tuesdays.

  • Reminder: All staff must be vaccinated by October 1, 2021. We have many staff members who have not uploaded their vaccination card to the District. If you have not done so, or are not vaccinated by October 1st, YOU WILL NOT BE ABLE TO WORK. If you need help, please ask. Upload your vaccination information at this link. After this is complete, fill out the form below and email to: vaccination@smmusd.org.
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This Weekend

My step-daughter Azonde turned 22 on Sunday. Her dad and siblings came in from Alabama to celebrate. I had a chance to cook all day Saturday making her favorites. We had a great time.

This past week she ordered her first batch of hoodies she designed. We are very proud of her for taking a different path, tapping into her creative mind and taking a risk. Check out her logo below.

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Breathe please.