Jaguar Journal

August 14, 2020

Principal Post

Dear Parents and Guardians,

Unfortunately, we will need to begin the 2020-2021 school year fully remote. This means that all grade levels will start the school year with at home learning. This news brings about many dates and information that have to be shared prior to the start of the school year.

Information Day has been canceled. Parents will be notified of student placement via email communication on Thursday, August 20th. Below is a list of dates and information regarding the start of the school year. Mark your calendar for these important dates and times.

Thursday, August 20 - Student placement notification sent out via email

Thursday, August 27 - Student material pick up, Grades 1-5, 1:00-4:00 p.m.

Friday, August 28 - Student material pick up, Grades 1-5, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Friday, August 28 - Virtual “Meet the Teacher”

1:00 p.m. - 1st grade

1:30 p.m. - 2nd grade

2:00 p.m. - 3rd grade

2:30 p.m. - 4th grade

3:00 p.m. - 5th grade

Monday, August 31 - First day of remote learning, Grades 1-5, 8:40-3:30 p.m.

Monday, August 31 - Wednesday, September 2 - In person kindergarten assessment times and "Meet the Teacher", material pick up.

Thursday, September 3 - First day of remote learning for kindergarten students

Stay tuned and look for next week’s Jaguar Journal for more information regarding these upcoming events.

Although I am thoroughly disappointed that we cannot deliver your child’s education in person, I feel that the DuJardin staff is equipped to deliver quality instruction in a remote setting. Here’s hoping we are back to “In Person” learning sooner rather than later.

Important information about off-site/at home learning days:

  • During remote learning days, families should anticipate students engaging in learning opportunities between the hours of 8:40 a.m. until 3:30 p.m.

  • Off-site learning days will consist of both synchronous (learning at the same time, either receiving instruction directly from the teacher or being prompted to work on an assignment or project simultaneously) and asynchronous (learning the same material at different times) learning opportunities.

  • Students/families will connect to the off-site learning opportunities through the teacher’s Google Classroom. Students/families will be sent more information about connecting to Google Classroom during “Meet the Teacher” on Friday, August 28th.

  • Remote learning will occur in your home (or another space of your choosing that is conducive to learning) for which you or a designee of yours are responsible for childcare.

  • Attendance will be taken daily during remote learning days.

School Safety Brochure

School Safety is an anonymous tip line that is another way you can report anything that threatens the safety of our school. There are brochures and refrigerator magnets available at the school office. To view the brochure, click here.

800-418-6423 ext. 359


TEXT: 66746 then type TIPS

It is not safe to walk between cars and in front of oncoming traffic

For the safety of our parents and students, we ask that you do not park your car and walk your child through the parking lot to the door. It is not safe. There are two lanes of traffic; one that stops to drop/pick up students and the other a passing lane. It is hard to see parents and students walking between cars when someone is driving in the passing lane. We ask that you stay in your car and use the drop off line. And as always pull all the way up to the DuJardin sign on Euclid.

Student Lunch Deliveries at School Sites

Please read this letter from our Superintendent, Dr. Jon Bartelt regarding the student lunches being delivered to school.

PTO News

Don't miss another important message from the PTO! 😊

You can join the REMIND app for the PTO by texting @djpto to 81010

You can also follow the PTO on Twitter by following @dujardinpto

Birthday Sign

Want a fun way to say “Happy Birthday” to your child or a staff member?

How about having your birthday wishes on the DuJardin school digital sign!

How: Print out this form, complete the correct information below and return it to DuJardin by the 20th of the month before their birthday month. (For example, a November birthday should return the form by October 20th)

Cost: a suggested $5 minimum donation to the DuJardin PTO

Why: Your child or staff member will be surprised and excited to see her/his birthday announced for one week in lights during their birthday month!

Tweet! Tweet!

We encourage you all to follow us on Twitter. Check with your child's teacher to obtain their Twitter handle.