JA Cub Report

February 3, 2020

Our Apologies

Happy February JA Parents-


It was recently brought to our attention that some of you have not been receiving our parent newsletter - the JA Cub Report. We are not exactly sure what the problem was, or is, but have started by creating a new distribution list. If you are speaking with other JA parents and they are not receiving the JA Cub Report please have them contact the school office so we can correct the problem. If you have recently changed phone numbers or email address, please let us know.


If you would like back issues of the JA Cub Report please email pawhalen@isd535.org and they will be sent to you.


Thank you

JA Family Fun Night

Tuesday, March 17th, 4:30-6:30pm

1525 31st Street Northwest

Rochester, MN

Stop in between 4:30 and 6:30 pm to see what the students of JA have been working on. Learn more about the public library's Bookmobile and have dinner from a local food truck.


Mark your calendars and keep your eyes open for more information!

Upcoming Events

February 7 - Student of the Month for January nominees

February 3 to 14 - ACCESS testing for EL students

February 17 - No School; Observation of President's Day

February 18 to 21 - Kindness Week

March 5 - Parent Teacher conferences 2:45 to 4 Scheduled by Teacher; 4:30 to 7 Drop In

March 6 - No School Teacher PD Day

March 13 - Student of the Month for February nominees

March 17 to 19 - MCA Reading Tests

December Student of the Month Nominees

JA PTSA Giving to JA - THANK YOU!!!

Thank you Parents and Guardians for your generosity. The John Adams PTSA has reached its goal this year!!! If you have not made a donation but would still like to, go ahead!!! Any extra funds allow us to fund additional projects.


This donation drive is done each year in lieu of asking your student to sell items through out the year. This fund helps pay for field trips, student and staff appreciation, Geography Bee, and special teacher projects, just to name a few. Please visit the site to donate. We are recommending $5 to $50 a family. Thank you for your generous donation to help support the students and teachers of John Adams Middle School.
https://www.gofundme.com/f/john-adams-ptsa-fundraiser-201920

Parent-Teacher DROP In Conferences

Thursday, March 5th, 4:30-7pm

1525 31st Street Northwest

Rochester, MN

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Submitting Student Absences Via Skyward Family Access

Did you know that you can enter absences for your student directly into Skyward Family Access? This service is available all day everyday. No need to remember to make a phone call. No messages, no waiting for someone to answer.


Step 1 - In Skyward Family Access, select the 'Attendance' tab on the left. In the mobile app select the hamburger (three horizontal lines) in the upper right corner of the screen.

Step 2 - Click 'Absence Requests'

Step 3 - On the next screen, select 'Add Request'

Step 4 - Enter start and end date. This may be the same date if the absence is one day

If the absence is a full day make sure the 'All Day' box is checked

Step 5 - If the absence is a portion of the day, enter the same date for start and end but UNCHECK the 'All Day' box. Enter the time the approximate times the student will be absent from the building.

Step 6 - Select a 'Reason' and enter symptoms in the comment section if this is for an illness

Step 7 - Select 'Save' or in the mobile app select 'Submit'

The status will remain as 'Pending' until the school approves the absence.