Jordan Parent Journal

January 2016

Happy New Year 2016!

Welcome back to second semester! Our students did an outstanding job during first semester. We are excited to begin second semester. We will continue our focus on building community, developing leadership, and executing excellence! Our teachers are providing students with the 21st century collaborative skills needed in college and career. Our students worked on setting goals for second semester. Ask you child about their academic and personal goals.

Yearbooks on Sale

Students can purchase yearbooks for $35! Students can purchase yearbooks in the media center or online at MyPaymentsPlus. We only have 200 copies to sell, so hurry up and get your yearbook! individual student photos from fall pictures, club photos, and candid pictures will capture Jordan's First Year!

Report Cards

Report cards go home on Monday, January 11, 2016! Please review and sign the report card envelope. Please return the envelope to your child's homeroom teacher.

Help Days

Please remember that we offer additional help days for students. Students can enter the building beginning at 8:00 AM and report to the cafe. Teachers will pick up students by 8:15 AM for help days.


Media Center (computers): Mondays and Thursdays

Math & Social Studies: Tuesdays

LA & Science: Wednesdays

Academic Recovery

Students who were not successful in meeting promotion criteria will receive information in their report card envelope on registering for academic recovery classes. Students are required to pass language arts and math as five of their six classes.

Fine Arts & Literacy Night

We are excited to share with you your child's poetic and literary talents! Students will read poetry, memoirs, narratives, and other selected pieces. Come out and enjoy a great evening on Wednesday, February 3, 2016 (flyer in report card envelopes).

eClass Work

Please remind your child to check eClass each evening for announcements, homework, and assignments. Electronic textbooks and electronic books are available. Students have access to all research and resources electronically. Ask your child to explore the online research tools! You will be amazed at all the digital tools available!

PE Uniforms

Coach Diaz and Coach Winters are selling PE Uniforms for $25. You can order using mypaymentsplus or by sending check or cash. Please make checks payable to Jordan MS. Order forms are available from PE or online.

Early Release Conferences

We will have early release conferences Wednesday, February 24th and Thursday, February 25th. Teachers will have online conference sign ups. Information will be provided in report card envelopes.

School Closures & Information

Please consider signing up today for text messaging. We will send out reminders about upcoming events through the Jordan Student Remind Account.

Send a text to: 81010

Enter this code: @jordanstud


In the event of bus delays, school closings, or other safety related messages, we will use the following account:

Send a text to: 81010

Enter this code: @jmssafe


WSB-TV and WSB-Radio are the official news communication for school closings and delays.

Bring Your Own Device & Cellphones

Students are allowed to use their devices for instructional purposes only. Students are responsible for the security and safety of their cell phones. Please remind your child of these expectations.

Visitor Entry to Jordan MS

We are pleased to share with you that our visitor management system is operational. Please use the key pad to ring the bell. Our receptionist will be able to see you on the camera and allow you to enter the school.

Early Arrivals

Students arriving between 8:00 AM - 8:45 AM are to report directly to the cafe. We will have a supervised cafe for students to work on their homework or read a book. Students will be dismissed to class at 8:45 AM.

Shoparoo

You can turn your receipts into a fundraiser for Jordan MS! It's the easiest fundraiser. Download the shoparoo app and create an account. Then, just take a picture of your receipts and Jordan will receive one point for every dollar spent. For every 25,000 points, we receive a $50 check. We will use these funds to support our student recognition and celebration programs. Join today by using http://app.shoparoo.com/r/strim494

Coke Rewards

Jordan Middle School is a Coke Rewards School! Please create an account and share your points with our school! All you have to do is type in your codes from Coke products such as Powerade, Dasani Water, and other Coca Cola products!

Ingles Rewards

When you shop at Ingles, please make sure to tell the cashier you are a parent of a Jordan MS student. Thanks!

Box Tops for Education

Please cut out and send in "Box Tops for Education" to support our counseling team's programs. We will have a collection box in the counseling office for easy drop off of Box Tops.