Distance Learning at Jackson

April 13-17

Principally Speaking with Mrs. Miller

Jackson Parents/Guardians,

As we continue our "official" second week of Distance Learning (although it is the start of our 5th week away from one another), staff have been working hard to prepare activities and lessons to help your child(ren) learn from a distance, while maintaining a focus on state standards. The beginning of last week has shown students accessing their curriculum, but by the end of the week, some students have tapered off from doing work.

Encourage your child(ren) to access Distance Learning at least one a day, to complete at least one task a day. ("At Least One Access, At Least One Task") The Jackson Staff understands that each family has their own system for Distance Learning, their own process, and schedule. Please reach out to our staff if you need any support, if you have questions, or if you need suggestions.

Please do not hesitate to communicate with your child(ren)'s teacher during their office hours or me at any time.

Stay safe, healthy, and take care of each other!

Thank you,

Sara Miller


Week of April 13-17 Update

Monday, April 13:
  • Teacher Professional Development and Planning Day to prepare for distance learning
  • Students can access D11 Choice Boards or other material previously shared by teacher
  • The D11 Choice Boards are available by clicking here: https://www.d11.org/distancelearning

Tuesday, April 14 - Friday, April 17:

  • Teachers and support staff will continue to engage with students through either Seesaw, Schoology, Remind, Dojo, or through Teacher Websites.
  • Please reach out to your teacher via email at any time or on the phone during their office hours.
  • Activity packets have gone home to students who do not have technology. If you have not received one, but you had requested it, please let your teacher or Mrs. Miller know so it can be sent home immediately.

Enrollment and Registration 2020-2021

We are still enrolling and registering students for the 2020-2021 school year. While we may not be able to connect face to face during this process our school and district staff is here to support you in the enrollment process. If you have any questions you can send Mrs. Lesar an email - susan.lesar@d11.org or you can click on the District 11 Enrollment Site https://www.d11.org/Enrollment . Students already enrolled at Jackson do not need to do anything to continue at Jackson next year.

From the Jackson Library with Mrs. Sobecki

Just a reminder to visit the Jackson website at https://www.d11.org/Domain/37 for various "How To's" (such as: How to Access Student Email, How to Log onto Schoology, and How to Wash Your Hands.)

You can also watch Story Time where staff members read to students on the "Story Time" link.

Mrs. Thomas' Counseling Corner

Hello Jackson Students and Families/Guardians,

We often mispercieve children's emotions, especially during this trying and challenging time. The graphic below illustrates the various ways in which children may express their sadness.

This is true for now, any unusual circumstance, or a period of uncertainty in which a child may be going through (for example: divorce or separation, death, etc.).

I hope this helps to talk about your child's feelings. Please feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns.

The following are ways you can contact me:

· Email: Sharon.thomas@d11.org

· Phone Number: 719-328-5836

· Office Hours: Monday – Friday 9:00 am – 10:00 am and 2:00-3:00 pm

· School Counselor Page on Jackson – D11 Website

We will get through this together!

Thank you,

Mrs. Sharon Thomas

School Counselor - NBCT

Jackson Elementary School

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Taking Care with Nurse Gillian

Washing your hands is VERY important! Watch this video about the proper way to wash your hands and to cough or sneeze!

Additional Information

  • Teachers have "Teacher Websites" on the Jackson website. They will be updated regularly.
  • Parents/Guardians-please check the "Student Resource" page on our website for new links with activities.
  • Colorado has extended the Stay at Home Order until April 30th. Therefore, District 11 will remain closed until at least April 30th. Stay tuned for more information.

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.