Jordan/Jackson News You Can Use

Wednesday, October 14, 2020

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FIRST DAY OF IN-PERSON LEARNING

Please note our first day of in-person learning for hybrid cohorts is as follows:


Cohort A (Last Names A-K), 1st Day In-Person = October 15, Mondays and Thursdays

Cohort B (Last Names L-Z), 1st Day In-Person = October 16, Tuesdays and Fridays


ALL WEDNESDAYS WILL BE REMOTE FOR THE 2020-2021 SCHOOL YEAR


School Arrival Time: 8:05am

School Dismissal Time: 2:25pm

DON'T FORGET TO BRING YOUR CHROMEBOOK TO SCHOOL!!

Please remember to bring your chromebook, charger and mouse every day to school. Chromebooks should be fully charged at night so they're ready to go when you arrive at school. Click below for a note from our Technology Department regarding use and care of your school-issued chromebook.

Student Chromebook Expectations

DAILY SELF SYMPTOM SCREENING CHECKLIST

PLEASE CLICK HERE TO SEE THE CHECKLIST WHICH NEEDS TO BE REVIEWED EVERY MORNING BEFORE SENDING YOUR STUDENT TO SCHOOL.

CLICK ON PICTURES BELOW FOR CLASSROOM LOCATIONS

A WORD FROM OUR NURSES AND THE HAPPY HORNET!

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BUS ROUTES AND SCHEDULES

Bus routes and schedules were released yesterday and are on our website. All students should be at their bus stop 15 minutes before posted time. Children will have assigned seating on the bus to allow for COVID-19 capacity and safety precautions.

Bus Routes and Schedules

FREE BREAKFAST AND LUNCH FOR ALL STUDENTS!

All students will be offered breakfast and lunch at no cost when they are in school. This program will run through December 2020. Click HERE for lunch menu.

SUMMER READING LOGS!

You still have time to hand in your summer reading pamphlet! Just bring your pamphlet to school with you, scan it to your teacher, or mail it to the school to the attention of "Summer Reading". We will hold our raffle for each grade during the last week of October.

Show Your Mansfield Spirit!

When: October 19 - October 23

The weather is getting chilly, so what better time than now to buy a new Mansfield sweatshirt, hat or other gear? Click HERE for details of MESA's fundraiser with Mulligan Gear as well as Spirit Week during the first full week of hybrid learning!


Staff and students can share photos with MESA at MESA.spiritwear@gmail.com! MESA will post on their Facebook page and their newsletter!

FIRST DAY PACKET PAPERWORK

Packets were mailed home a few weeks ago with the Emergency Dismissal form, permission slips, etc to fill out, sign and return to school. Please return all paperwork to us as soon as possible. If you did not receive a packet, please give us a call and we will send one to you.

PICTURE DAY IS COMING!

When: Tuesday, October 27 and Thursday, October 29

Where: Jordan/Jackson Elementary

GET INVOLVED!

Mansfield Elementary School Association (MESA) is the non-profit parent organization of the Robinson and Jordan/Jackson Elementary schools. They facilitate fundraising, enrichment, and community-building fun for our schools and students. They are always looking for help, new ideas, and involvement!


Click HERE to learn more about MESA's contributions to our schools!


2020 - 2021 SCHOOL CALENDAR

CLICK HERE FOR OUR SCHOOL CALENDAR

ADDENDUM TO OUR STUDENT HANDBOOK

Please review the Returning and Learning addendum to our Student Handbook. Sign off sheets to acknowledge that you have read the addendum will go home with students on their first day of in-person learning, October 15 - 16.


Click HERE for our Student Handbook

Click HERE for our Returning and Learning Handbook Addendum


Copies of both the handbook and the addendum can always be found on our website: Jordan/Jackson Elementary website

STUDENT LATE ARRIVALS AND EARLY DISMISSALS

An Excerpt from our Returning and Learning Handbook Addendum Regarding Attendance

Student attendance will be tracked each day. It is expected that students attend their remote learning and/or in-person classes as scheduled. Absenteeism will be addressed considering guidance from the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. Students who are quarantined due to contact, but are not sick, would not be marked absent because they can attend remotely. Families should notify the child's teacher or the school office regarding individual circumstances that may arise which interfere with the student’s ability to attend (internet issues, connectivity problems, etc.) class remotely.


For the 2020-2021 school year, a parent/guardian email will be accepted to excuse illness where a doctor’s office visit is not required. The purpose of this procedure is to encourage families to keep their child home if they are exhibiting symptoms or are feeling unwell. When possible, it would be helpful to give your child's teacher advance notice that your child will be absent, late, or dismissed.

GETTING BUMPED OUT OF YOUR GOOGLE MEETS?

Visit the new Chromebook Messaging page that has been created by the IT department to share information with students and families. The content will change as needed and is now focused on suggestions you can follow for improving Google Meet performance. Please take a moment to review the content of the page and take action as suggested. After you are done reading, you can navigate off the page to continue your work. The date at the top of the page will be updated when new information is posted.

News You Can Use - Digital Learning

Do you or your student have questions about how to use some of the most common technology tools at MPS? To help with those "how do I..." questions, we recently launched the Mansfield Public Schools Student and Family Digital Resources Website. This site includes step-by-step How To Documents and Video Tutorials for resources like Google Meet and Google Classroom, and general tech tips. New resources will be added throughout the year. The site can be accessed from your school's website under the Student or Parent tabs. Click Digital Resources Site from the tab menu. We hope you'll find this new resource helpful.
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