Cardinal Family News

SOARing to Improve Scholar Outcomes

Shout- Out To Our Families

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We Appreciate You...

Last week was a week added to our several weeks we have experienced during the pandemic. We want you to know that you are valued, we see your efforts, and we appreciate them.. Without power, leaking and busted pipes, each of you made significant efforts to keep in touch with teachers and leaders. Your efforts did not go unnoticed. Please let us know if there is anything our team can do to assist your scholar this week.

Last Week Assignments Due Date Extensions

All assignments that were due last week, scholars will receive a grace period for due dates. Teachers will discuss during class the extension that will be offered for capturing your scholar's grades.
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We are 100% Virtual This Week

Scholar schedules are linked below.

Remember to complete attendance form daily. The form is timestamped for the time submitted.

PLA @ JC is A Virtual Feeding Site

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Attendance Verification For Nine Weeks 1

We will begin verifying scholar attendance for the first nine weeks. Families, please log in to parent self serve and view your scholar's absences. If you have any documentation for a marked absence where your scholar engaged in instruction remotely, please submit this information to your scholar's homeroom teacher immediately or email to Mrs. Cole. Include your scholar's name and grade level; the homeroom teacher, and the date of concern.

Identified Virtual Scholars With Severe Learning Loss Next Steps

Contacts to families will begin Monday, February 22. Notices will mailed upon our return to campus. Homeroom teachers will be notified as scholars begin to return to campus for preparation. From the date of receipt of contact, there is a 2 week transition period. We reserve your right to appeal either using the medical exemption or the request for a transition meeting.

Our Moment In Black History

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Texas Reads One Book - Fenway and Hattie

Share pictures and activities at home with your Grade 3-5 scholars. Pictured below is Zuriel and Zoe enjoying their time at home reading and sharing the adventure of Fenway and Hattie with their twin brothers. Thank you Mrs. J. Scott for sharing.

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Are Our Scholars Well

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Accelerating Academics

Our SOAR doesn't stop. Through rolling power outages our teachers and scholars still prevailed. Recorded lessons for scholars to replay to reach excellence.

We are 100 Plus Days Smarter.....

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Having to flip to 100% virtual learning did not damper our SOAR. Teachers and leaders across campus participated in our celebration for our 100 days of school @ JC.

Art Teacher- Mrs. Pope Is Marked Safe for 100 days Of School

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Virtue Of the Month- Kindness

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February Be It Week 4

Kindness - SEL Work

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This Week's Virtual Kindness Challenge

Let's make Kindness count! Upload an inspiring background, paint a sign, make a poster or a sidewalk chalk message about kindness. Send you photos to
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Kickboard Family Portal

Real time feedback from teacher and your scholar's documented interactions.
Kickboard App For Families

Step By Step Instructions for Families to Access Parent Portal

Virtual NWEA MAP Growth Testing

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Dear PLA Families;

We are focused and dedicated to providing the best instruction to all scholars. One way we fulfill this commitment is to offer systematic benchmark assessments that gauge our scholars academic needs.

Wednesday, February 24, all scholars @ Jones Clark Elementary will log into homeroom @ 9:20 AM . We will be taking our mandatory NWEA MAP Assessment . We ask that you help us obtain accurate data as we work to administer the assessment by making sure your scholar is present and well rested.

NWEA MAP testing is important and required for our campus success.

We thank you in advance for your dedication to excellence and scholar achievement.

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Virtual Scholar Schedules

Click on scholar's grade level and find homeroom teacher's name for your scholar's schedule.
Resource Reading and Math/ Ms. Guillory Monday- Friday 2:05 PM

Dyslexia Services Log- in times For Virtual Learning

Log- In to meet Ms. Taylor at assigned times during virtual learning. There are two times throughout the week for scholars to log-on to receive instruction

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This Week's SOAR

Week At A Glance

Monday, February 22 Motivational Mondays-

  • Nine Weeks 1 Attendance Verification Begins
  • Fenway and Hattie Chapter 13-14
  • 8:30 AM - Log-In

Tuesday, February 23 Theme Day

  • Fenway and Hattie Chapter 15-16
  • 4PM- STAY- Family Walk
  • 8:30 AM - Log-In

Wednesday, February 24 - Wizer than A Wiz

  • 8:30 AM - Log-In
  • NWEA Map Testing- Homeroom @ 9:20 AM
  • Fenway and Hattie Chapter 17-18

Thursday, February 25 - Tour Day

  • 8:30 AM - Log-In
  • Fenway and Hattie Chapter 19-20
  • 4PM- STAY - Family Walk

Friday, February 26 Spirit Day- Half Day Instruction

  • 8:30 AM - Log-In
  • 1:30 PM- Administration of NWEA MOY Math per teacher invite
  • 12:50- Virtual Instruction Ends

Friday Is An Early Release: Virtual Instruction Ends @ 12:50 PM

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Texas Rent Relief Program

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Upcoming SOAR

Dates To Calendar

February 19- Science TELPS Writing Collections (Postponed)

February 22- February 26- Online TELPAS Listening nd Speaking (Postponed)

February 23- English Past Tense Writing TELPAS Collection (Postponed)

March 5- Half Day

March- 12- Half Day

March 11- Report Card Grades Due

March 15-19 Spring Break

March 26- Half- Day

Saturday, February 20

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