Jordan/Jackson News You Can Use

May 1, 2020

Contacting J/J During the School Interruption

During this extended school closure, please be assured the administrators can be reached by phone or email. If you call, please leave a voicemail; office staff are regularly checking our voicemails and emails whether working from school or working remotely.
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Jordan/Jackson Remote Learning Site


Principal's Message

Dear Families,

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.

John Nieratko

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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

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Please add the following hashtags: #VirtualWalkMA #StaySafeStayHealthy

Happy virtual walking, biking, and rolling!


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Mrs. McCarthy's Weekly Booktalk

Wayside School Beneath the Cloud of Doom 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.

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Get Up and Move with BOKS' Weekly Bursts

BOKS is a physical activity program designed to get kids active and establish a lifelong commitment to health and fitness.

BOKS Burst: Dance It Up!
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Based on your feedback, students can now print from their district-issued Chromebook to a home printer. Please use the link below for instructions.

Mansfield Public School's Technology Resources

In addition, a Technology Resources tab has been added to our COVID-19 Website to help answer your questions.

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Jordan/Jackson News You Can Use

If you would like to refer back to previous COVID-19 remote learning newsletters, please see the links below.

April 30, 2020 Poem In Your Pocket

April 24, 2020

April 17, 2020

April 10, 2020

April 5, 2020

April 2, 2020

March 30, 2020

March 26, 2020

March 23, 2020

March 20, 2020

March 16, 2020

You can also access these newsletters through our website. Click on these links:

J/J Website

J/J COVID-19 Website

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Mansfield Public Schools

MPS' latest updates, information and news about the District’s schools, students, faculty, events and accomplishments. Link: Mansfield Public Schools News Blog