Welcome to the 22-23 School Year

Jackson Elementary

Dear Jackson Families,

Welcome to the 2022-2023 school year at Jackson Elementary. We are excited to welcome our jaguars back to the building very soon. We hope you had a wonderful summer. Please see the information below as we prepared for the school year. The district calendar is also linked below. Ensure we have your most current phone number, address, and email. See you soon! – Suzanne Hagen, suzanne.prenger-hagen@ops.org

Office Hours

  • 8:00 am – 4:30 pm
  • Phone: 531-299-1620 – Fax: 531-299-1639

Meet the Teacher Night for Grades PK - 6

  • August 15, 5:30 – 7 pm
  • Completely Kids After School Program will have registration forms available
  • Optional annual iPad insurance $20 collected. Online payments collected using Infinite Campus - https://campus.ops.org/campus/portal/ops.jsp

Technology Agreement Form

  • See forms below to preview and review with your child
  • Paper copies will be provided to complete and return or complete online using Infinite Campus
  • iPads for new to OPS students will be distributed during the first week of school

Parent Portal Infinite Campus Account

  • Check your email for a message from OPS about how to set up your account if new
  • Complete beginning of the year forms, technology agreement, and pay for iPad insurance
  • Complete the Education Benefits Form to qualify for discounts, waivers, and other programs. Sign up through the school café website (https://www.schoolcafe.com) or QR code below.

Before and After School Programs

· Before School = Kids Club

  • Starting at 6:30 am, weekly fee and deposit
  • Registration - www.opsfkidsclub.org or call (402)502-3032

· After School, Completely Kids

First Day of School

  • K – 6, August 17
  • Early Childhood / PK, August 23

Student Schedule:

  • K-6 Breakfast, 8:35 – 8:50 am
  • Arrival if not eating breakfast, 8:45 am
  • Early Childhood arrival, 8:50 am
  • School day 8:50 am – 4:04 pm
  • Dismissal Times: EC = 3:55 pm; Kindergarten = 4:00 pm; Gr 1-6 = 4:05 pm

Dismissal Procedures

  • During Meet the Teachers night, communicate with classroom teachers about how your child will dismiss each day (walk home, picked up by older sibling, car, CK program, bus, daycare…)
  • Change to dismissal procedures need to be communicated with the office before 3 pm if not previously communicated with teachers
  • If picking up by car, please follow the traffic flow and stay in your car. Do not double park or stop in crosswalks.

Transportation Questions

  • Transportation letters were sent by OPS by mail
  • Be sure Jackson has your current address on file
  • District phone number - 531-299-0140
  • Please let us know if your child is provided a bus but your child will not ride at dismissal
  • Here Comes the Bus smartphone app information - https://www.ops.org/site/Default.aspx?PageID=506

OPS Student Placement Office- 531-299-0302, studentplacement@ops.org

Breakfast and Lunch

Health Office – FAX – 531-299-1639 - megan.stanek@ops.org

  • Submit updated immunizations and physician’s notes
  • Alert nurse and classroom teacher of any allergies or medications

Common Sense Media Resources

Jackson Website -- jackson.ops.org

  • Teachers will be updating their pages when they report the week of Aug 8
  • Check for important dates, schedules, donation requests, family handbook, and school information

Communication Methods

  • Parent emails, automated phone callers, and texts (check to make sure they are not blocked)
  • Facebook (@OPSJacksonElementary) and school website (jackson.ops.org)

Jackson PTO

Upcoming Events

  • September 5 - No School
  • September 12 - Open House, 5:30 – 7 pm
  • September 16 – No School
  • September 23 – No School
  • September 29 – Family Night, 5:30 – 7 pm
  • October 26 or 27, Conferences
  • October 27, 28, 31, & Nov 1 – No School
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