Remote Learning at Jackson

Week 2: August 31-September 4, 2020

Dear Jackson Parents/Guardians,

Wow! What a week it has been! From the bottom of our hearts, the staff and I can't thank you enough for your patience. The beginning of the week was frustrating with all of the technology issues, but as they have continued to improve, your support has made the world of difference for your children and the staff.

Remote Learning

We have heard from many of you about the frustration with Remote Learning. This isn't what any of us planned for and hopefully we will be back together, in person, soon! Thankfully, the district is already discussing plans for us to work towards getting students back into the building, starting as early as late September.

In the meantime, please continue to ensure that you are all living a safe and healthy life. Any and all visitors on our campus, must wear a mask if near staff members, community members, or students (not in your family). Thank you for helping with this. The safer we are, the faster we will all be back together.

LAB Days begin this week...

This week, we will begin our LAB Days. Parents/guardians will receive an email this weekend to inform you of the date and time that your child will be attending. This is based on assessment data from testing last week and the end of last year. (If you have not had your child attend for Assessment Week, please contact your teacher as soon as possible to find a way, whether in person or virtually, to complete these assessments.)

LAB Day Schedules (see below for the Transportation schedule)

Tuesdays: 8:00-11:30 Kindergarten, 1st grade, and 2nd grade

Thursdays: 8:00-11:30 3rd grade, 4th grade, and 5th grade

Thank you for your continued support and patience throughout the start of this school year. There are many unknowns and we know you are eager for answers. Please know we are getting them to you as soon as possible. Call the office at (719) 328-5800, your classroom teacher, or me (719) 328-5802, if you have any questions!

We look forward to seeing you soon!

Thank you,

Sara Miller


(719) 328-5802

Transportation during LAB Days September 1 & 3

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Upcoming Dates

Monday, August 31, 2020

  • First Day of Grab N Go Lunch at 11:45am: Kiss N Go Lane
  • First Day of Pre-School

Tuesday, September 1, 2020

  • 8:00-11:30 Kinder-2nd grade LAB Days (parents/guardians have been notified if their child qualifies)

Thursday, September 3, 2020

  • 8:00-11:30 3rd-5th grade LAB Days (parents/guardians have been notified if their child qualifies)

Monday, September 7, 2020

  • Labor Day-NO SCHOOL

At-Home Symptom Screening for Families


Please use the District 11 Guidance below to check on your student(s) before they come to school each day. It is extremely important that you do this routine, at-home screening before your child(ren) comes to school!

Thank you for your help and support with this matter.

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Mrs. Ruiz's Counseling Corner

Peak View News and Updates

We're Here For You

COVID-19 has impacted us all in so many ways. Increased stress, strong emotions, and feeling overwhelmed are just a few ways you and your family may be impacted during the pandemic.

As an essential business, we stand prepared to support our communities youth, adults, and seniors who may be struggling during this time. We all react differently during stressful events. Coping with stress in a healthy way will make you, the people you care about, and your community stronger.

If you or someone you know is struggling with mental health or substance use, call us today. 719-444-8484. Our team is standing by and available 24/7.

Learn more about taking care of your mental health and how you can support others during COVID-19

Support Spotlight: Substance Use Disorder

Increased stress can lead to increases in alcohol and substance use. If you or someone you care about is starting to use alcohol or other substances, or is increasing their use during the COVID-19 pandemic, get support today.

Peak View offers both medically monitored detox and intensive outpatient treatment for those struggling with alcohol or other substance use.

Our treatment team uses an integrated model for treating co-occurring disorders. Those struggling with both substance use and mental health can get the help and support they need at Peak View.

Click here for more info on co-occurring disorders

Leslie Clinite Ruiz, LCSW, MA

School Social Worker/Counselor

Jackson Elementary School

Colorado Springs School District 11

Se Habla Español

(719) 328-7246 Desk

(719) 328-5800 Jackson Main office

(719) 328-5813 Attendance

If you are in immediate need please consider contacting one of the below options:

  • Safe to Tell 1-877-542-7233
  • Aspen Pointe Crisis Walk-in Center is open 24/7 located at 115 S Parkside Dr.
  • Aspen Pointe Crisis Line 719-635-7000
  • Colorado Crisis Services Hotline at 719-493-8255

From the Library Corner

Last week we were able to give every student that came in for assessments, two books! A big thank you to Jackson's PTO for giving me the money to purchase books and to Sharon Thomas, who along with a teacher friend, gave us many books that were barely used. The kids had a hard time choosing between all the great options!

If your child was not able to come in last week for their assessments, just let me know the next time they will be in the building. I will make sure every student is given at least two books to keep at home.

I know we had some technology issues at the beginning of the week and I thank everyone for their patience. Hopefully those problems aren't as substantial, but as the sticker on your device states, you are welcome to contact me at or call the District Support Center at 719-520-2211.

Rhonda Sobecki

Library Technology Educator

Q Parent Connection (app)

Please take a few minutes to verify or update the information we have on file for each of your student(s) through the Q Parent Portal. You can do the update either:

Information to verify/update:

  • phone numbers
  • email addresses
  • military status
  • health concerns
  • emergency contact information

If you do not know your PIN and password, click the “Need Your Login Information” link on the sign in page, enter your email address, and you will receive an email containing your PIN and password. Once logged in

  1. Click on Information Update
  2. Review each section
  3. Submit

Once you have completed the update process, you should receive a verification email for each student. If your school has a registration event, you can show them this email as proof you have updated your information, saving you the time of filling out paper update forms.

If you need assistance, there is a help video on the left side of the ParentConnection home page. If you need additional assistance, please call Sue Lesar, Jackson's Staff Assistant at 719-328-5811.

Box Tops for Education

My name is Deb Tuxhorn and I am the Box Tops for Education Coordinator for Jackson Elementary. Box Tops for Education is a school fund-earning program that helps schools earn cash to buy things they need.

There are 2 ways to do this:

1) As you shop in your grocery stores, look for the logo on the boxes. They do not need to be clipped. Simply scan your receipt once you download the APP to your phone. Register Jackson Elementary to receive the points. We will earn 10 cents per item. You can also see the list of products and specials they are running.

2) Send in any clipped out Box Tops you may have saved over the summer with your student to their classroom. I will collect these from each classroom.

Thanks for supporting Jackson Elementary. Every Box Top helps!

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Jackson Contact Information

Please remember that all teacher phone numbers and email addresses can be found on Jackson's website under "Staff Directory." (link below) If you call your teacher's work phone number, you will be directly connected to them! Also, feel free to email them or use Remind/Dojo.