Jordan/Jackson News You Can Use

Wednesday, March 17, 2021

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School-Based Return to In-Person Learning


Dear Families,


I want to let you know that our planning for welcoming students back to full in-person learning is going very well. Just a reminder to please connect with me via email (john.nieratko@mansfieldschools.com) to indicate if you are planning to move your child to or from the Virtual Remote Cohort.


If you were unable to watch any of the recent School Committee Meetings regarding our return to full in-person learning plans, you can watch them on demand on the Mansfield Cable Access Site. In addition, School Committee Agendas are listed here.


This week has been very exciting to see students transitioning to their Specials. For some of our third grade students, it was the first time they were on the second floor of our building. In addition, the students in the team teaching classrooms will begin to transition from one room to another prior to April 5th.


We are also going to strategically implement some changes to streamline lunch/recess transitioning. One change will be the implementation of barcode cards that students will present to the lunch cashiers. Staff members will help with the management of the cards so students will not need to worry about keeping track of their cards. We will begin using the cards prior to April 5th.


We will have additional social distancing signage in place and work to reinforce all safety guidelines and expectations for all students as we enter into this new phase. We are excited to view this as another First Day of School, all over again!


Our Return to Full In-Person Learning Family Meeting is scheduled for Monday, March 22nd at 6:30PM. We will send out a link for the meeting Monday morning as well as post on our website.


If you have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to reach out to me directly.


Thank you,


John Nieratko

MCAS Postponed - Grades 3 - 8

From the Commissioner's Update:


"On Friday, March 5, DESE announced new tentative MCAS administration dates for grades 3-8. The updated tentative testing windows for grades 3-5 has been changed to Monday, May 10 through Friday, June 11 for tests in English language arts, mathematics and science and technology/engineering. Testing dates are still to be determined for grades 6-8."


Jordan/Jackson will be working to construct a building-based schedule within this revised testing window. We will communicate those specific dates to families in a future edition of this newsletter.

WORLD DOWN SYNDROME DAY - MARCH 21

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JORDAN/JACKSON'S WEBSITE

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UPCOMING EVENTS

March 18-19 - Report Card Distribution

March 24 - Parent Conferences Day and Evening - Early Release @ 11:10am

March 26 - Parent Conferences Afternoon - Early Release @ 11:10am

April 5 - School-Based Return to In-Person Learning

May 10 - June 11 - MCAS Testing Dates

THIS WEEK'S SHOUTOUTS!

Logan D in Mrs. Gentili's class puts his best effort in everyday. He is always up for a challenge and is doing a fantastic job in math!


Akshaj (AJ) in Ms. D'Onofrio's class enjoys making birthdays special, especially through Google meets. At the beginning of the school year, AJ took it upon himself to create customized birthday slides for every student in our class. His slides are always filled with the kindest words and include pictures of walruses. I'm so proud of AJ for taking on this initiative and making everyone's birthdays brighter and more special!


Sarah S in Mrs. Gentili's class is rocking 3d grade! She is always on time for meets and gives her best effort every day. She is always willing to help her classmates and is a fantastic writer!


Ricardo C in Ms. Freedman's class is an awesome leader and a good classmate to his peers!


Camren Y in Ms. Lepage and Ms. Unger's class is a great classmate and has been working very hard every day!


Damon D in Mrs. Gentili's class faces new challenges every day with an open mind. He enters the room ready to learn and is working hard in ELA and math!


Violet R in Ms. Ulrich's class is a very conscientious student and manages the demands of remote learning with excellence!


Julia S in Ms. Rathgeb's class is a very kind and hardworking student. She has been participating more in class and I love hearing her thoughts and ideas! Keep up the great work!

JORDAN/JACKSON'S AMAZING ARTISTS!

ARTWORK INSPIRED BY SKY TREE - Click on the picture below

ABSTRACT ALPHABET - Click on the picture below

MESA Fundraiser through March 31

Create your own personalized sign in the comfort of home while helping to support MESA. For registration and information, please click the link: Hammer & Stain

MESA's Fundraiser - Cookie Decorating Kits through March 31

Check out MESA's fundraiser running from now until the end of March. When you buy DIY Lucky Hornet cookie decorating kits from Cookiecasions, 20% of all sales will be donated to MESA! Click on the following link for more information: MESA Fundraiser

Mansfield Youth Lacrosse Spring 2021

Registration is now open for the MYL Spring 2021 season. For more information and to register, click on the following link: MGL Spring 2021

Mansfield Girls Softball Spring 2021

Registration for the Spring 2021 Recreation Girls Softball season is now open. MGSA offers 4 age divisions. For more information and to register, click on the following link: MGSA Spring 2021

SMARTS 2021 Summer Institute

SMARTS is already thinking summer! Their four week multi-arts program is for children Grades K-8. For more information and to register, click on the following link: 2021 Summer Institute

NEEDED!! SUBSTITUTE TEACHERS/PARAPROFESSIONALS AND LUNCH/RECESS MONITORS!!

Please click on the links below for information about the following open positions. We have also included a link to our employment application:


Substitute Teachers and Substitute Paraprofessionals

Applications should be mailed or dropped off at Central Office, 2 Park Row, Mansfield Attention: Human Resources


Lunch/Recess Monitors

Applications should be mailed or dropped off at Jordan/Jackson, 255 East Street, Mansfield

Attention: Denise daGraca


Town of Mansfield's Application for Employment

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NO COST BREAKFAST/LUNCH AND GRAB-AND-GO MEALS

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MANSFIELD YOUTH BASEBALL SPRING 2021

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NEED TO CONTACT OUR TECH DEPARTMENT HELP DESK?

CLICK HERE TO FILL OUT A HELP TICKET

STUDENT AND FAMILY DIGITAL LEARNING RESOURCE WEBSITE

Within this site, you can find How To Documents and Video Tutorials for some of the most common technologies and digital tools used throughout the district. Please use the menu at the top left to access the pages specific to each digital tool.

HAVING TROUBLE WITH YOUR CHROMEBOOK AND GOOGLE MEETS?

CLICK HERE FOR SOME SUGGESTIONS FROM OUR TECH DEPARTMENT

RESPONSIBLE USE CHROMEBOOK POLICY KID-FRIENDLY VERSION

PLEASE REVIEW OUR POLICY REGARDING CHROMEBOOKS WITH YOUR CHILD

UPDATED STUDENT ATTENDANCE

PLEASE CLICK HERE FOR UPDATES REGARDING THE DISTRICT'S ATTENDANCE POLICY

DAILY SELF SYMPTOM SCREENING CHECKLIST

PLEASE CLICK HERE TO SEE THE CHECKLIST WHICH NEEDS TO BE REVIEWED EVERY MORNING BEFORE SENDING YOUR STUDENT TO SCHOOL.

2020 - 2021 SCHOOL CALENDAR

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