Esther Jackson Elementary - January 6, 2022
FROM THE DISTRICT:
The new year is arriving with COVID-19 continuing to be a challenge in our community. According to the December 30, 2021, Fulton County Board of Health (FCBOH) Epidemiology Report, there has been a dramatic increase in positive cases in Fulton County, with some municipalities reaching historic highs. Therefore, in consultation with the FCBOH, Fulton County Schools (FCS) will implement the following changes for the start of second semester.
- The district will begin with remote learning for all students on Tuesday, January 4, 2022, through Friday, January 7, 2022.
- Face-to-face instruction will return on Monday, January 10, 2022. Utilizing the Closing Matrix, schools with positive COVID-19 cases equal to or greater than one percent of the student/staff population will continue with remote learning until the number of cases decrease.
- Masks will be required in all FCS facilities January 10 through January 21, 2022.
Please remember COVID-19 is an ever-changing situation, one we cannot predict. We will continue to communicate changes as they occur. We implore our community do all they can to be safe. We strongly encourage people to get vaccinated. Please follow public health guidelines and report any positive COVID-19 cases to the Parent or Employee portals.
EJ Students Participate in Remote Learning
Parent University - Georgia Milestones and Assessments
The Georgia Milestones Assessment System (Georgia Milestones) is a comprehensive summative assessment program spanning grades 3 through high school. Importantly, Georgia Milestones is designed to provide students with critical information about their own achievement and their readiness for their next level of learning.
New English Language Arts Books!
What is Title I?
Title I is a federally funded program designed to ensure that all children have a fair, equal, and significant opportunity to obtain a high-quality education and reach, at a minimum, proficiency on challenging state academic standards and state academic assessments. The Title I program focuses on the academic needs of the most disadvantaged students.
How to Help Students Transition Back to School from Winter Break
Playing Minecraft on a tablet. Soaking up cartoons on TV. Living in pajamas surrounded by a tsunami of new presents from Santa and grandma. Vegging out on the couch with holiday food in tow. These are just a few of the ways that kids let go during winter break. Unfortunately, this can make it difficult for them to return to the reality of the classroom and get back into the habit of doing homework after school.
Help Students Learn How to Learn
It is easy to assume that our students already know how to learn, because they have been in school for so long. But attending school does not necessarily translate into being effective, self-directed learners.
Attendance Matters ALL DAY, EVERYDAY
Attendance Matters ALL DAY, EVERYDAY
DOES IT REALLY MATTER IF MY CHILD MISSES A FEW EXTRA DAYS EACH YEAR?
The answer is YES!! School attendance habits often carry over from Elementary to Middle to High School. The more days from school a student is absent, the harder it is for them to catch up with class work and homework. This can become very stressful for students and interfere with not only learning, but their motivation to attend school daily. Take a few minutes during this holiday break to speak with your children about the important of attending school daily. Set a goal with your children to start the new year off right! Have a great break and Happy New Year!
Esther Jackson Community Foundation
The Esther Jackson Community Foundation exists to raise and distribute financial aid and other resources to support the students at Esther Jackson Elementary and their families. This year is our second annual Holiday Giving Program. Last year we helped 10 families and 36 children. This year we're excited to reach even more. With your help our goal is to provide toys for 60 of our EJ students and their siblings! We can't leave behind the brothers and sisters!
Thank you in advance!
Smart Minds Tutoring
If you need a tutor, click here to fill out the interest form.
Tutoring hours are every Sunday 2-3 PM via Zoom
Feel free to visit Smart Minds Tutoring for more information.
PROCEDURES FOR DROPPING STUDENT(S) ITEMS
Parents - if you are dropping items for you student, please know there is a new system. There will be a cart in the entrance area – between the 2 sets of doors. Once you indicate the reason for your visit, you will enter the front door and follow the instructions on the cart so you can drop off your item(s). NOTE: Please be reminded that due to safety and wellness reasons, we are not accepting any group treats at this time.
All items (lunches, snacks, coats, etc.) must be dropped off by 10:00 am
Box Tops for Education
Help earn money for Esther Jackson!
1. Download BoxTops app from Apple App Store or Google Play.
2. Find and sign up under Esther S Jackson Elementary School.
3. Use the app to scan your receipt with 14 days of purchase to see if you have made any eligible purchases.
4. Pat yourself on the back for helping out your wonderful school!
Money Raised to Date: $53.90
11 - FCS Board Work Session
13 - Parent University, 9:00 am OR 5:30 pm
17 - Martin Luther King Day - NO SCHOOL FOR STUDENTS
18 - SGC Meeting
19 - College & Career Day - celebrate your favorite school!
20 - FCS Board Meeting, 4:30 pm
24 - 100th Day of School