August 24, 2020 Principal Message

Jeffreys Grove Magnet Elementary

Second week of Orientation

We are so excited to kick this year off and start the second week of orientation. It is different, but the staff is so excited to see our students; they have worked incredibly hard to get set up for an amazing year!

The first round of materials distribution has been completed. However, we have families who still need to pick up materials. If you're in this group, please call the school to coordinate your materials pick up as soon as possible. Please let your child's teacher know if you are unable to do so.

Regarding materials, it's important to share that we are continuing to receive them. Families should expect to pick up materials at the school quarterly, depending upon when these materials are delivered to us.

It was such a highlight for our teachers to share in the excitement as families circled through the bus loop this past week. We enjoyed greeting so many of you during our first material distribution this year!

Grade Level Schedules starting on week 3

In an effort to provide you with all grade level schedules we have created a Google Sheets workbook with tabs for each grade and program at the bottom. These schedules will start on August 31, 2020. We hope this workbook will help all families, but especially those with multiple children at different grade levels.

Teachers will continue to share daily schedules where families will be able to see more specificity, such as the special class for each day of the week.

A message from our School Counselor

Hello Eagle Families! My name is Brandi Jacobs and I'm the School Counselor of Jeffreys Grove Magnet Elementary. I have been a counselor since 2010. I love being a part of the JGES community and I'm here to help all of our students and families.

School counselors support academic, personal, and social/emotional growth through individual check ins, small groups and classroom lessons. I also work closely with parents, family members, school staff and the community to provide a comprehensive school counseling program.

Please have your student(s) join my Counseling Google Classroom - code is fkxtiv6

Visit my counseling website at

Follow me on Twitter - @JGMEScounselor

Please feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns.


Phone 919.881.4910 ext. 25822

Roles and Expectations for Students and Families for Online Instruction

As we enter into the 2020-2021 school year, we recognize the many challenges that online and blended instruction bring to students, families and caregivers. Below are roles and expectations for students and their families/ caregivers when participating in online instruction. Also, the teacher, as the facilitator of learning, will partner with students and families to ensure that they communicate regularly, plan instruction effectively, and offer support and feedback when needed.

As the learner, the student will support their own learning by:

  • Following the designated schedule for attendance in online learning.

  • Participating in learning through synchronous (live) class times following the established norms for the class.

  • Asking the teacher for help when needed.

  • Turning in assignments at the direction of their teacher (K-12 students).

  • Taking responsibility for participating in the class, turning in work, and following the class norms for completing independent work (K-12 Students).

  • Communicating with the teacher if he or she is absent or has difficulty completing work, attending a synchronous session or meeting the teacher’s deadlines.

  • Attending only class sessions to which they are assigned (K-12 Students).

  • Knowing where to get technology help (Guides to Technology for Parents and Students).

As a supporter of learning, families and caregivers can support their learners by:

  • Supporting the learner through encouraging and motivating the student during virtual learning.

  • Helping keep students on track by accessing teacher communications to know the expectations for learning.

  • Guiding students as they complete work and assist when possible and encourage students to seek help from the teacher.

  • Allowing students to work independently and allow students to grapple with the content.

  • Helping students maintain a daily schedule that the teacher communicates.

  • Assisting in designating a space for learning with minimal distractions to the degree possible.

  • Asking for help when needed to support your student.

  • Asking for technology assistance when needed to support your student. (Guides to Technology for Parents and Students)

  • Maintaining communication with the teacher.

  • Ensuring that the school and the teacher have up-to-date contact information for you to promote school-home communication.

Thank you for your continued support and partnership in education!

Have a great week!

Juli Ventura

Principal of Jeffreys Grove Magnet Elementary