Restart Jackson Newsletter No. 23

Information for parents, caregivers, and families

LETTER FROM SUPT. DiLORETO; NO SCHOOL MARCH 5

Dear parents, guardians, caregivers, and stakeholders:

We have a little more than three months remaining in the 2020-2021 school year — yes, it is hard to believe! — and I want to take this opportunity to update you on a few items. First, on behalf of the Jackson Local School District, I want to thank everyone in our community who volunteered, jumped, and/or donated to the Jackson Polar Bear Plunge held on February 6 at Lake Cable. This is an important fundraiser for the Jackson Local Schools Foundation, which provides classroom grants throughout our district to fund programs such as our electric car kit, elementary art program, water bottle stations, 3D printers, and so much more.

As we enter what many public health experts believe to be a turning point in the COVID-19 pandemic, there are a few important calendar reminders and updates we want to make sure all of you understand. On Friday, February 12, most of the Jackson Local School District staff are scheduled to receive the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine through our collaborative partnership with the Stark County Health Department. That day already was a previously scheduled in-service day. We will have about 700 of our employees and district personnel receiving the vaccine that day. About 80% of the JLSD classified and certified staff signed up to receive the vaccine, a remarkably high number. Students will return to school on February 17 after the long weekend break.

IMPORTANT: Our district is tentatively scheduled to receive the second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine on March 5. Because of this, Jackson Local School District MUST USE A CALAMITY DAY ON MARCH 5 TO COMPLETE THE TWO-SHOT VACCINATION PROCESS. There will be no instruction, either virtually or in-person, that day.

We are so proud of the efforts our teaching and classified staffs are making this year. The Jackson Local School District opened its doors to in-person instruction in August. Our eLearning 2.0 (POLARIS) has allowed students to create their own flexible hybrid model of learning in this challenging environment. All the while, the district has accomplished this as we rank in the bottom 20% of spending and the top 20% in academic achievement in Ohio.

Thank you for your support of the Jackson Local School District. We will have additional communication provided as soon as they become available for traditional events in the fourth grading period. Please do not hesitate to reach out to us, and, as always Go Bears!

Sincerely,

Chris DiLoreto

MARCH 5: NO SCHOOL

As mentioned in the letter from Superintendent Chris DiLoreto above, the Jackson Local School District is tentatively scheduled to receive the second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine on March 5. In order to accommodate our employees and facilitate scheduling of the second dose, the district will not have instruction either remotely or in-person that day. The Jackson Local School District will send an all-call text message before March 5 to remind parents that schools will be closed that day.
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The show must go on! The Jackson School for the Arts program at Jackson High School will continue with its annual Arts Extravaganza and fundraiser. These raffle baskets are amazing. Don't miss out! Here are just some of the baskets: Coach purses, fire pits with wood, kitchen collections, dorm room baskets, senior picture packages, a hot tub rental, Kate Spade, and so much more. Click here to go to the virtual raffle page and browse and win baskets.

And how talented are our JSA students? JSA students designs the artwork in the flyer above.

JACKSON LOCAL AND COMMUNITY FLYERS

Please visit this website to see flyer information on youth sports and academic help provided by outside organizations.

REMINDER: ALL MEALS ARE FREE

As part of the USDA's free meals program for the 2020-21 school year, all standard meals in the Jackson Local School District are free for all students. Remote learners can pick up free lunches daily, however, those lunches MUST be ordered weekly.

Log in to PaySchoolCentral by going here and go to pre-order meals on the right-side panel menu. All meals must be ordered by Thursday for pick up the following week. More info on where meals for each building can be picked up is here.

DAILY MEAL MENUS

Check out your child's breakfast and lunch menus ... all meals are free

BE MINDFUL OF DAILY COVID-19 SYMPTOM CHECKS

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CLICK HERE TO SUBSCRIBE TO OUR YOUTUBE CHANNEL

The more YouTube subscribers we have, the easier it is to deliver streaming Jackson Local events to you.

WE NEED YOUR HELP ON YOUTUBE

Our live stream of athletic events has been very popular with students and fans. We are able to live stream boys and girls soccer, football, and volleyball. Please subscribe to our YouTube channel, which is found here. The more subscribers we have, the easier it is for us to deliver the stream on other platforms. You can also get to the live stream from the athletic webpage, found here and if you are following us on Facebook, you can watch our streaming events on that platform as well. Thanks to Akron Auto Auction and The Law Offices of Winkhart and Minor for making this possible.

HOW TO REACH US

Striving for Excellence

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Superintendent: Christopher DiLoreto

Board of Education:

Thomas W. Winkhart, president

Scott Gindlesberger

Kenneth J. Douglas

Christopher V. Goff

Tonya M. Wright