Principal Newsletter

September Update

Meet Our Teachers for the 2020-21

This school year brought a different beginning and did not allow for us to start with our usual Sneak Peek night for families. This has traditionally been an opportunity for families to meet our teachers at JLMS. However, below you will find a link to a document that has videos that our teachers created so you can still meet them and learn about what the coming months will bring with students learning in their classrooms.

Meet the JLMS Teachers!

Expectations for students are also different this year and at the bottom of this newsletter is the PBIS video we used to teach students the expectations this school year.

Fall Testing

As you learned from communication sent out recently, we will be doing fall academic tests this school year. We are doing fall testing because we were not able to provide spring testing last school year. Additionally, 8th grade will no longer be MAP testing and will move to Aspire Interim testing, which is part of the ACT suite of testing preparation. This data will follow our 8th graders to GHS and provide a connection for students and staff to use to analyze student growth and preparedness for the ACT. Below is the fall testing schedule for JLMS. Students will take their test in the corresponding core class during the school day.

September 22 & 23 - 6th and 7th Grade Math MAP Testing

September 24 & 25 - 6th and 7th Grade Reading MAP Testing

October 6 - 8th Grade Math Aspire

October 8 & 9 - 8th Grade ELA & Reading Aspire

Thank You for following Illness Protocols

I want to thank all of our families for working with and following the guidelines in reference to student illness this year. We appreciate everyone's willingness to follow the necessary process for students to follow before they can return to school. Below you can find the link to take you to our district's COVID-19 Information.

GSD COVID-19 Information

GEF Night of Giving

This is a reminder that the Grafton Education Foundation's Night of Giving is coming up on October 3. You can register online to be part of the silent auction, apple drawing, fund-a-need, and much more! There is still time to get your reverse raffle ticket(s) for the $10,000 grand prize. Thank you for supporting the GEF and the Grafton School District

GEF Night of Giving

2020-2021 JLMS Expectations Video