Jordan/Jackson News You Can Use

September 27, 2020

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NEWS YOU CAN USE on Wednesdays

We will be making some modifications to the format and timing of the Jordan/Jackson News You Can Use. Starting next week, we are moving the release day to Wednesdays. We hope that you will find the changes beneficial.

Dear Students and Families

Thank you for all your efforts during this phase of our Returning & Learning Plan. As we prepare for Phase 2, the Hybrid model, we will be providing more detailed information and supports for students and families.

First Day of In-Person Learning for Hybrid Cohorts:

Cohort A: (Last Names A-K) Thursday, October 15, 2020

Cohort B: (Last Names L-Z) Friday, October 16, 2020

Return-to-Hybrid Information Session

Tuesday, October 13th* at 7:00pm (*note this is a change from previous date)

This will be a live virtual presentation

Curriculum Night

Wednesday October 7th

Live Virtual Meetings (Google Meet)

6:00pm to 6:30pm - Grade 3

6:40pm to 7:10pm - Grade 4

7:20pm to 7:50pm - Grade 5

More information and links to meetings to follow

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Bus Registration Deadline - Thursday, October 1st

The deadline to register for Pay-N-Ride transportation is October 1, 2020. (You must register IF your student is grade K - 6 AND you live within 2 miles - OR - Your student is in grade 7 and above regardless of distance. You must register even if you are on a fee waiver.)

Per State regulations, all buses will be at reduced capacity and students will be assigned a seat for the school year to maximize social distancing and reduce the spread of COVID. Starting on October 2, 2020 no bus registrations will be accepted until we have finalized bus capacity and seating assignments. Once bus capacity is identified, the school will re-open the registration process. Please understand that this could take several weeks. If you do not register by October 1, please make alternate travel arrangements until the registration re-opens.

News You Can Use - Technology Department

Have you noticed the new Chromebook Messaging that is the default startup page when students login? This page 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.

FREE Virtual STEM DAY, presented by CITGO September 29th

From The Red Sox:

Virtual STEM Education Series presented by CITGO

Join us for a one of a kind virtual STEM Education event in partnership with the Boston Red Sox! Watch live experiments from NASA with the help of a few Red Sox special guests! Learn how to launch a water bottle rocket, see how high your moon jump is and more. This virtual event is open to all ages! We can't wait to learn with you!

For information on how to register, Click Here