Jordan/Jackson News You Can Use
August 18, 2023
This year, placement letters will be sent to families via email. The emails will be sent on Monday, August 28th by 1:00pm. Please note that all families will not receive these emails simultaneously. If you have any questions regarding student placement, please contact a member of our administration team at either (508) 261-7525 or (508) 261-7520.
Representatives from our Transportation Department and Connolly Bus Company will be available during the District Open House to answer questions. The District Open House is Thursday, August 31 from noon to 3:00 PM. Representatives will be available at both Robinson and Jordan/Jackson Elementary Schools. In addition, to help alleviate any first day “jitters”, Robinson students are welcome to board a school bus which will be parked outside of the school. Students and families can explore the bus to help prepare for the first day of school.
A few reminders for families as we start the new school year. During the first week of school, please allow a 15-minute window for your student’s morning pick-up and afternoon drop-off. For example, if your student’s morning pick-up time is listed as 7:55 AM, for the first week of school you should be at the bus stop no later than 7:40 AM.
Likewise, dismissal during the first week of school, especially at the elementary level, typically takes longer than usual. Do not be alarmed if your student is not dropped off according to the published schedule. Please follow us on Facebook and we will post updates when buses leave each school to help you gauge your student’s arrival home.
While bus routes are published and available for everyone to view, families who have submitted a transportation request form and paid (if applicable) will receive a Bus Route Confirmation Email on August 17th (emails will be sent in the early evening). For the first 5 days of school, no one will be denied transportation to school so that you can secure your transportation if you have not already done so. The confirmation email secures your student’s seat both to and from school for the school year. Again, If you do not receive an email and you need transportation, please contact Leslie Green at email@example.com.
Bus passes for grades 3-12 are distributed at the school-level and families will receive additional information during the first few weeks of school.
Massachusetts Legislature Approves Funding For Universal Breakfast And Lunch For All Students
The state legislature has approved funding for universal free school meals next school year and made universal free school meals permanent. What does this mean? Mansfield Public Schools will provide breakfast and lunch to all students if they choose. Additional snacks can be purchased for a fee.
SUMMER READING FOR JORDAN/JACKSON
This is a summer reading packet for students attending J/J for the 2023-2024 school year. In the packet you will find reading activities and resources for you to use throughout the summer. Please return the first page to your homeroom teacher in September to receive a special prize. Click the following link for more information:
We hope you all have a safe and fun summer. Keep reading!
Ms. McLaughlin & Mrs. McCarthy, Reading Specialists