Jordan/Jackson News You Can Use
May 1, 2020
Contacting J/J During the School Interruption
This week, we have been meeting as District leaders and as individual schools to review and assess our current Remote Learning Plans in light of the updated guidance issued by the Commissioner of Education, Jeff C. Riley.
In addition to the guidance, the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education has included prerequisite standards that are critical to student success as they move forward to the next grade. We will provide additional communication regarding this as we move forward, however a vast majority of this content was covered prior to the school closure. We have also addressed “new content” in previous releases of our Remote Learning and will continue to do so as we move forward.
The guidance continues to prioritize asynchronous (recorded) formats for lesson instruction. Among other reasons for this approach, the Commissioner stresses the importance of accessibility for all students and families who may have conflicting commitments or responsibilities during the school day. In addition, in order to meet the needs of various learners, this format provides the ability for students to watch lessons multiple times as needed while completing assignments.
You will see an increase in usage of Google Meets to connect with students in a “live” format. These “meets” will serve as one way in which we can provide meaningful connections for students with various members of the Jordan/Jackson Staff, as well as their peers. We hope it will provide students with additional guidance regarding lesson activity engagement, while being an added layer of support. In addition, staff will continue to utilize other methods of support via email, Google chat and phone conversations, when necessary.
Our Remote Learning Site will continue to be the centerpiece of our plan and it has been updated for next week’s learning. The overarching priorities of the guidance include increasing student engagement through supportive measures and strengthening our Remote Learning by providing a variety of engaging opportunities for all learners. We are proud of the progress we have made and the direction we are heading. As always, if you have any questions or concerns please connect with myself or your student’s teacher(s).
Take care and stay healthy.
Virtual Massachusetts Walk, Bike, and Roll Day
Walk, Bike, and Roll to School Day is held on the first Wednesday of May. Students and families across Massachusetts walk, bike, and roll to school to practice safe active transportation and reduce their environmental impacts.
Due to COVID-19, this year’s event will be celebrated virtually on Wednesday, May 6, 2020
Please add the following hashtags: #VirtualWalkMA #StaySafeStayHealthy
Happy virtual walking, biking, and rolling!
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IN OUR READING CORNER
Mrs. McCarthy's Weekly Booktalk
This Week's Estimation Station Winners
The estimation station had 365 students guess the number of candy packages in the jar and we had 3 winners! Answer: 42 packages of candy.
Every week, your child can look for it on the remote learning site in their weekly learning plans. Estimates will be accepted until 3PM on Fridays; winners will be announced the following week.
*NEW* CHROMEBOOK PRINTING INSTRUCTIONS
Based on your feedback, students can now print from their district-issued Chromebook to a home printer. Please use the link below for instructions.
In addition, a Technology Resources tab has been added to our COVID-19 Website to help answer your questions.
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