Jane Addams Middle School

Week of April 19, 2021

Dear Families,

I hope that you all enjoyed a bit of nice weather and some time off the screens this past week. Here at Jane Addams, we've worked hard to prepare for the big changes that are happening at Jane Addams on April 19.


Our building is ready, our teachers have planned lessons and hopefully by now your students know which "cohort" then are in:


Cohort A: In-Person on Monday/Tuesday

Cohort B: In-Person on Thursday/Friday

Cohort C: 100% Remote


All students will still be together in the mornings, from 9:00-11:10. And everyone has a new "bell schedule." See below for the details.


The first few days will a learning curve as educators navigate three different groups of students in the afternoon. I encourage you to work with your child and look at each teacher's Schoology page on Monday to understand how each teacher is supporting students in the remote portion of the afternoon.


While it appears that most of the attention is on the return to in-person school, please know that our students who are staying 100% remote are at the front of our minds. Your child is by no means the "only" one staying remote (don't let them tell you that). While we don't have this all figured out yet, we are committed to meeting the needs of every one of our students and will spend this Wednesday learning and sharing strategies about how to do this. We are also revising our "Enrichment schedule" and will have a plan by the end of the week.


Getting to School

See below for the JAMS traffic flow. We are expecting over 300 students in person on Monday, so if your child can walk, ride a bike or take metro that will help us out. If you are driving please know that 34th Ave (the front entrance of the school) runs in one direction when school is in session.


All in-person students will meet their teachers on the field each afternoon


Dismissal

Students have a "staggered dismissal" and three different locations.


3:45 6th grade dismissed and leave through the front exits on 34th Ave

3:50 7th graders dismissed and leave through "playground" doors, meeting families on 110th

3:55 8th graders dismissed and leaving through the back of the school, on 31st Ave


If you are picking up your child, plan ahead and arrange a location. For families that have more than one child, we will have the older student meet at the younger student's location


Orca Cards

All students who normally qualify for a yellow bus will have an orca card waiting for them at school. Metro has indicated that they are allowing students to ride the bus on the first day of school without a card. If your student rides the bus, remind your student to be polite, explain where they go to school and that the orca card is at school. We will have administrators at the bus stops on 35th Ave in the afternoon to support students.


Computers

Please do not bring non-SPS devices to school. We have limited control over content, students will have difficulty getting on our network, and we like to limit the "competition" that shiny new, expensive devices bring. If your child does not have a SPS laptop we will work with them during the first few days of in-person school to get them one.


Attendance and Daily Health Screening

Many of you selected "in-person" learning but are staying remote for the first few weeks. Please be sure to let the attendance office (jams@seattleschools.org) know as early as possible each day so that we are not looking for the daily health screening. All students should complete the daily health screening by 10am each day that they are coming to the building. Families should get a daily email but the link is also here. We will also remind students in the morning.


https://seattlepsb2s.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_1MJ02N2Lv2lT5P0?Q_CHL=qr


We are joyful that we get to see some of your children, and we will keep working hard to make sure that our 100% remote students know that we care and support them. Let's have a great final nine weeks of the 2020-2021 school year.


Take care,


Paula


Paula Montgomery, Principal

Jane Addams Middle School

SPS Technology Resource Centers at Nathan Hale and Roosevelt High School

To get help with district laptops, district devices or general tech support questions call 206-252-0100 or email us at laptops@seattleschools.org.


In-person technology support includes:


  • Laptop and SPS device support
  • Hot spots support
  • Support with remote learning software (e.g., Seesaw, Schoology) and other educational resources
  • General technology resource information and support
  • Language help for remote learning tools
  • Additional English language instructional support


Nathan Hale High School

10750 30th Ave NE Seattle, WA 98125
Entrance is on 110th street near the library. Parking is available on 110th.
Mondays and Wednesdays: 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Closed for Lunch: 1:30 - 2:30


Roosevelt High School

NEW site opens March 23

1410 NE 66th St, Seattle, WA 98115
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Closed for Lunch 1:30 - 2:30 p.m.

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