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Esther Jackson Elementary - January 6, 2022

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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

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Parent University - Georgia Milestones and Assessments

January 13

9:00 am

or

5:30 pm

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!

Fulton County Schools is currently in the process of adopting new English Language Arts (ELA) textbooks. Samples of all textbooks will be available for review in the Esther Jackson media center as of Wednesday, December 1. If parents would like to review textbooks they can schedule a time to do so with Cailin Hannan, the Curriculum Support Teacher (CST), by emailing her at hannan@fultonschools.org or calling her at 470-254-9550. (Click here for additional resources.)
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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.


How to Help Students Transition Back to School from Winter Break


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.


Help Students Learn How to Learn

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!


Click here to donate.


Thank you in advance!

Pre-Order Your Yearbook Online Today!

Visit ybpay.com and enter code 13763122.


$15 for a soft cover

$20 for a hard cover

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Smart Minds Tutoring

Smart Minds Tutoring is a group of tutors who go to the magnet program at Wheeler High School. They provide free, online tutoring to help middle school students and elementary school students succeed in their classes. They tutor all school subjects including Spanish!


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.

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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

Fulton County Schools News

Click here to read about what's happening in FCS!

Due to the current pandemic, No Group Treats or Outside Food Allowed for Celebrations. Thank you for understanding!

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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

Goal: $500

Healthy Snacks

Please send your scholar to school everyday with a HEALTHY SNACK.

UPCOMING EVENTS

JANUARY

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

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