February 8, 2021 Principal Message
Jeffreys Grove Magnet Elementary
PREPARING FOR IN-PERSON LEARNING IN PLAN B
Dear Jeffreys Grove Families,
I hope you are enjoying the weekend and having a productive week. January was a month of transition and February will be no different. If we have learned some important lessons this year, they surely have to do with grace and flexibility. The Wake County Board of Education approved a plan Tuesday evening calling for students not enrolled in the Virtual Academy to return to schools on a schedule beginning the week of February 15.
The plan calls for the following:
- Pre-K through Grade 3 and Special Education Regional Programs, K-12: Daily in-person instruction
- Grades 4 and 5: Students will return in three-cohort rotations, starting with Cohort 2 per the school calendars.
We will continue with the posted rotation schedule through at least the end of the third quarter. Some adjustments may be made in Quarter 4 to help balance the number of in-person learning days that students experience across cohort groups. If changes are made to the cohort rotations for the fourth quarter, we will share that information as soon as it is available.
The Asynchronous Learning Day schedule remains the same. WCPSS is reviewing feedback from staff and the community on this topic and we will share updates as they become available.
We look forward to the return of students to Jeffreys Grove. Next week I will share information that is critical to a successful transition. Be on the lookout for future updates regarding child nutrition, transportation and health guidelines.
As always, if you have questions about the return of your student to our school building, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us. We are here to support you!
- February 15 - no school
- February 16 - teacher workday - no school for students
- February 17-19 - 4th and 5th grade Cohort 2, and PreK-3 return in-person
- February 24 - remote learning day - asynchronous school day (no live)
- March 10 - remote learning day - asynchronous school day (no live)
- March 11 - remote learning day - asynchronous school day (no live)
- March 12 - teacher workday - no school for students
- March 29 - Spring Break begins
If you are looking for ways to get connected with the JG PTA and other Jeffreys Grove families, I invite you to join Memberhub. The Jeffreys Grove PTA uses Memberhub as a means of communication with families throughout the year. Cheri Thomas, the JG PTA President, sends out a weekly newsletter, providing "save the date" information, fundraising updates, advocacy information, and other school-wide information. Please click here to join Jeffreys Grove Memberhub."
As always, please reach out to either Ms. Scott or myself for support. We are more than happy to answer questions, address concerns, or provide guidance when needed. We wish you a happy and safe 2021!
Hello JG Community,
January was a busy and long month, but we made it!! Are you looking for some fun and safe family activities during this challenging time? Click on my newsletter below to read about numerous family ideas/activities. Are you wondering about the social, emotional, or mental well-being of your child? Click below to read info about this broken down by age groups.
You can also find the character strengths that we will focus on through the Positivity Project in February.
Please remember to take care of each other and yourself!!
SOAR on Eagles!
Mrs. Jacobs, School Counselor