News from Strausser Elementary


Veterans Day

On November 11, we welcomed veterans and those currently serving in our military to our school. We are so thankful for the sacrifice, courage, and service of these men and women. It was our privilege to honor them and to help our students understand the importance of Veterans Day. Strausser Elementary is proud to be a Purple Star school. The Purple Star Award recognizes schools that show a major commitment to students and families connected to our nation’s military. For resources that support our military families, please visit our website at this link.

Fall Break

Just a reminder we will have Fall Break from Wednesday, November 24 - Monday, November 29. Enjoy your time with your family and we will see everyone back at school on Tuesday, November 30.

PTG Newsletter

Please click on the link for the November PTG Newsletter from the Strausser PTG.

A HUGE SHOUT OUT to the Get Movin' Team, led by Amanda Wise! The children and staff had an awesome day MOVIN' on our track thanks to the Get Movin' Team. Funds raised from the event will be shared once they are finalized. Classroom amplification systems will be purchased with these funds.

Interim Grades

Friday, November 19, marks the midpoint for the second grading period. Thank you for your continued support as we move through the 21-22 year school year. Please remember to check your child’s grades in the Home Access Center or HAC,

Wheelchair Basketball

Jackson Local Schools is pleased to offer a competitive wheelchair basketball team for students with physical disabilities. The season runs from November through early March. For more information, click on the flyer link.

Project RETREAD!!!

It is time to clean out those closets and donate to Project RETREAD! William and Raquel Maghes, two former Strausser students, are heading up this community service project for the district. The following new and used items are being collected in all sizes:

  • Cleats, tennis shoes, running shoes
  • Shin guards
  • Athletic bags
  • Bats
  • Baseball mitts
  • Batting helmets
  • Baseballs
  • Softballs

A collection box will be in the lobby of our building until November 19. Send you items in a bag marked Project Retread.

Counselor Newsletter

Please click on the link for the November Counselor Newsletter from Mrs. Neff. In addition, please see the linked letter from Mrs. Neff and our elementary school counseling team in regards to upcoming body safety school counselor lessons.

Bus Transportation

We encourage parents to download the "MyStop" app for monitoring their child(ren)'s bus route and to receive push notifications.

RiverTree Backpack Food Program

We are pleased to be able to offer The Backpack Food Program, in partnership with RiverTree Jackson. This is a service for families in the Jackson Local School district with students in K-12. The goal of this program is to send home a variety of easy, ready-to-eat meals and snacks for your child to have over the weekend. There is absolutely no cost to our families to join this program. The bags will be delivered to your child’s school weekly and sent home with students on the last day of the week that students are in school, usually Fridays.

Our first distribution will take place on Friday, September 10. You may choose to participate at any time, but registration is needed by the Thursday of the week before, so for the first week, the deadline was Thursday, September 2.

This program is intended for families whose children are eligible for free/reduced meals. However, we understand some families may not be eligible for the free/reduced meal program but are still in need of food. If you would like to opt-in, please fill out the google form linked below (one for each student). Please know, all information you share with us is kept in the strictest confidence.

To apply to be part of the Backpack Food Program, all you need to do is fill out the quick application form by clicking the link below: (one for each student). Please know, all information you share with us is kept in the strictest confidence.

If you have any questions please email or

JLSD Covid 19 Dashboard

Please click the link to view the 21-22 JLSD Covid 19 Dashboard.