Jordan/Jackson News You Can Use

Wednesday, October 28, 2020

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Welcome Assistant Director of Special Education Kelly Kreizinger!

I'm incredibly excited to introduce myself as the Assistant Director of Elementary Special Education.


I have spent the entirety of my professional career in Special Education. After graduating from Bridgewater State College, I entered the field through Early Intervention working for People Incorporated for three years as a Developmental Specialist and Educator. From there I transitioned into my teaching career at South Coast Educational Collaborative where I taught Kindergarten up through grade 5. During that time I earned my master's degree in Special Education from Simmons College and ultimately returned to higher education to earn my certification as a Special Education Administrator through Boston University. While at South Coast my role evolved and I became a Program Facilitator, Teacher/Leader, and ultimately a Special Education Administrator of the Seekonk North Elementary Program. In this capacity I oversaw nine elementary classrooms while also co-leading the middle school program. In addition to my role as building administrator, I also led the organization’s New Pedagogies for Deep Learning initiative where I was able to attend multiple leadership conferences across Canada and the United States.


My desire to become a Special Education Administrator came directly from my experiences as a classroom teacher. Having the opportunity to teach exceptional students and assist them in realizing their potential left me wanting to have a broader reach. I am invigorated by collaboration and love to work with dedicated and motivated teams and I know that Mansfield is the perfect place to continue that journey. I’m highly committed to working with students, families, staff, and the community and am overjoyed to be part of the Mansfield School District.

NEW PICTURE DAY DATES!!

Where: Jordan/Jackson Elementary

When: Tuesday, November 17 Cohort B and Thursday, November 19 Cohort A

Virtual Cohorts will come both days. More information to follow.

EMERGENCY FORMS NEEDED BY NOVEMBER 9!

Emergency forms were mailed home in September. We are missing several forms from families. These are important to us as they give us up to date information regarding a student's contact information such as phone numbers of individuals to contact in an emergency, email addresses, mailing addresses along with health information. If you need another copy of your emergency form, please let your child's teacher know and we will send home another copy. We would like all emergency forms returned to us no later than November 9.

THURSDAY AND FRIDAY ARE CRAZY HAT DAY!!

In lieu of Halloween costumes this year, we will be doing crazy hat day tomorrow and Friday. Looking forward to seeing all of the creativity!

ABSENCES, TARDIES AND DISMISSALS

It is important that ALL families, regardless of their cohort (Virtual Cohort, Cohort A, Cohort B, and Daily Cohorts) please notify their student's teacher when they will be absent, tardy or dismissed. This is important for us in taking attendance for your child. Before or after school hours, you may also call our attendance line to leave a message regarding your child's absence. (508) 261-7525 and press 1 for the attendance line. As always, you can also call the school offices.

MATH TOOLS FOR VIRTUAL MANIPULATIVES

CLICK ON THE SLIDESHOW BELOW TO FIND OUT THE SUMMER READER WINNERS!

HALLOWEEN WITH OUR MANSFIELD POLICE SUPER HEROES!

Where: Public Safety Complex, 500 East Street

When: October 29, 2020, 5:30pm - 7:30pm


The Mansfield Police Department is hosting a drive through trick or treating event at the Mansfield Police Department. The event was created because this year the childrens Halloween may be very different and some may not be able to participate at all.


What they have planned is a drive through behind the Mansfield Police Station where the kids will be greeted by many of their favorite superheroes. All candy given out will be nut free. Additionally there are also small bracelets and plastic coins that will be passed out. The goodies will be sent into the vehicle via pvc tube to maintain a 6 foot social distance. Any and all are welcome to drive through the event. Bentley will also be there in costume! Click HERE to watch their video.

OUR MASK POLICY

Masks/face coverings play a critical role in reducing the risk of transmission among students and staff. Please reference the mask/face covering policy set forth by the Mansfield Public Schools. Face Covering Policy


Face coverings can be disposable or reusable and will need to fully cover the nose and mouth and secure under the chin, be made with at least two (2) layers of breathable material, fit snugly but comfortably against the side of the face, and be secured with ties or ear loops.


Based on guidance from health authorities, the following items below will not be considered appropriate face coverings:


  • open-chin triangle bandanas

  • face masks containing valves, mesh material or holes of any kind

DON'T FORGET TO BRING YOUR CHROMEBOOK TO AND FROM SCHOOL!!

Please remember to bring your chromebook, charger and mouse every day to school. Chromebooks should be fully charged at night so they're ready to go when you arrive at school. Click below for a note from our Technology Department regarding use and care of your school-issued chromebook.

Student Chromebook Expectations

JOIN THE ADVENTURE OF SCOUTING!

If you would like to join the Scouts, please click HERE for information.

PICTURES FROM MESA'S SPIRITWEAR WEEK!

HOUSING HELP

The State Department of Housing and Community Development has centralized information about resources for families struggling to make rent or mortgage payments due to COVID-19. Please use this link for more information. www.mass.gov/covidhousinghelp

WEDNESDAY GRAB-AND-GO MEALS

As part of the National School Breakfast and Lunch Program, Mansfield Food Service will be making Grab & Go lunch and breakfast available to students, free of charge in an effort to help alleviate food insecurity in our community. Please click HERE for information on their program.

DAILY SELF SYMPTOM SCREENING CHECKLIST

PLEASE CLICK HERE TO SEE THE CHECKLIST WHICH NEEDS TO BE REVIEWED EVERY MORNING BEFORE SENDING YOUR STUDENT TO SCHOOL.

HAVING TROUBLE WITH YOUR CHROMEBOOK AND GOOGLE MEETS?

CLICK HERE FOR SOME SUGGESTIONS FROM OUR TECH DEPARTMENT

NEED TO CONTACT OUR TECH DEPARTMENT HELP DESK?

CLICK HERE TO FILL OUT A HELP TICKET

2020 - 2021 SCHOOL CALENDAR

CLICK HERE FOR OUR SCHOOL CALENDAR

MANSFIELD PUBLIC SCHOOLS' DIGITAL RESOURCES SITE

Within this site, you can find How To Documents and Video Tutorials for some of the most common technologies and digital tools used throughout the district.

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