Welcome Back to Jackson Elementary

2020-2021 School Year

Dear Jackson Parents/Guardians,

I want to welcome everyone back to Jackson Elementary for the 2020-2021 school year! I know this isn't the start of the school year any of us imagined. I was hopeful that we would be welcoming our students back through the doors of Jackson on August 24th, but with the ever-changing situation involved with COVID-19, we must begin the school year with Remote Learning (information below).


This year will be different than last year when we were forced into Distance Learning on a minute's notice. Teachers have already begun working on creating lessons, both live and online that will help keep our students engaged. Students should plan on having normal school hours starting at 8:00am with a live morning meeting. Throughout the day, students will complete online lessons, as well as checking in with their classroom teacher for live lessons, specials lessons, and assignments.


Please read below for more information. If you continue to have questions, please do not hesitate to contact the front office or contact me directly. (Contact information below.)



Remote Learning

Students will engage with their classroom teacher, interventionists, specials teachers, etc. both live and through recorded assignments throughout the day. Your child's classroom teacher will be your main point of contact, but feel free to reach out to any of the staff members with questions you may have. We will begin Remote Learning on August 24th at 8:00am.


Teachers will set up two opportunities for parents to meet on WebEx (virtually) as a modified Open House. There you will be able to talk to your child's teacher, hear expectations to start the school year, ask any questions you may have, etc. Parents will be notified of these meetings once they are scheduled.


Attendance during Remote Learning

Attendance is mandatory, Monday-Friday, according to the District 11 calendar starting August 24th. Teachers will be taking attendance in the morning and afternoon, each day. If your child is unable to "attend" Remote Learning, you will need to call in their absence to the Attendance Line 719-328-5813.


LAB Days (Learning at Building)

Students identified in special programs (ie. English as a Second Language, Speech/Language, Special Education, READ Act, and Response to Intervention) will be invited to participate in person on LAB days (Learning at Building) on either Tuesdays OR Thursdays, depending on the need from 8:00am-11:30am. Parents will be contacted directly if their child is identified in one of these subgroups.


Schedules

Classroom teachers will share daily schedules during technology distribution (August 19-20).


Breakfast/Lunch

ALL District 11 students will be able to continue to receive lunch through the District 11 Lunch program in front of the school, Monday-Friday (start date to be determined).


Students who are a part of the Remote Learning-in-School program (LAB days), will receive breakfast in the classroom and lunch in the cafeteria each day before returning home.


Buses

If your child qualifies for in-person learning (LAB Days) AND transportation, you will be notified before August 24th (for a start date of September 1 or 3).


Masks

When present on campus and/or in the building, all students, staff, and visitors MUST wear a mask at all times. In addition, please remember to follow social distancing protocols.


Assessment Schedule

We will let you know when we have determined the schedule for assessments (after Labor Day).


Technology Distribution

Your teacher will be calling you starting on Friday, August 14th to set up a time for you to come to Jackson on either Wednesday, August 19th or Thursday, August 20th to pick up technology and supplies. Please make sure to schedule with them when you can come in. Read below for more information.



I cannot even begin to tell you how happy we are to be able to have our Jackson community back together again, although not as close to each other as we had hoped. Please know we are here to support you and your family in any way we can. Call the office at (719) 328-5800, your classroom teacher, or me (719) 328-5802, if you have any questions!


We look forward to seeing you soon!


Thank you,


Sara Miller

Principal

sara.miller@d11.org

(719) 328-5802

Upcoming Dates

Tuesday, August 18:
  • Pre-School Meet and Greet-9:00-10:00 for am class, 10:00-11:00 for pm class

Wednesday, August 19:

  • Technology Pick Up (schedule with teacher)

Thursday, August 20, 2020

  • Technology Pick Up (schedule with teacher)


Monday, August 24, 2020

  • First Day of Remote Learning


Tuesday, September 1, 2020

  • Kinder-2nd grade Special Programs (parents will be notified if their child qualifies before this date)

Thursday, September 3, 2020

  • 3rd-5th grade Special Programs (parents will be notified if their child qualifies before this date)

Q Parent Connection (app)

Please take a few minutes to verify or update the information we have on file for each of your student(s) through the Q Parent Portal. You can do the update either:


Information to verify/update:

  • phone numbers
  • email addresses
  • military status
  • health concerns
  • emergency contact information


If you do not know your PIN and password, click the “Need Your Login Information” link on the sign in page, enter your email address, and you will receive an email containing your PIN and password. Once logged in

  1. Click on Information Update
  2. Review each section
  3. Submit


Once you have completed the update process, you should receive a verification email for each student. If your school has a registration event, you can show them this email as proof you have updated your information, saving you the time of filling out paper update forms.


If you need assistance, there is a help video on the left side of the ParentConnection home page. If you need additional assistance, please call Sue Lesar, Jackson's Staff Assistant at 719-328-5811.

Mrs. Ruiz's Counseling Corner

Greetings! My name is Leslie Clinite Ruiz, and I am the new Social Worker and Counselor at Jackson Elementary School. I am looking forward to meeting and working with you all. My email address is leslie.clinite@d11.org and my telephone number is (719) 328-7246. Please do not hesitate to contact me if your child needs any social/emotional support.


Here is an article on how to talk to your child about Corona Virus/Covid 19:

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/daily-life-coping/talking-with-children.html.

Here are some additional resources that may be helpful:

2-1-1 (719-955-0742) Pikes Peak United Way (assistance with Food, shelter, rent and utilities, medical/dental etc)


Westside Cares: https://westsidecares.org/what-we-do/ Phone: (719) 389-0759

2808 West Colorado Ave. Colorado Springs, CO 80904 . Food Pantries at different locations, Rental Assistance, Utility Assistance, Clothing Vouchers, Laundry Vouchers, Documentation Assistance, and Medical Prescription Assistance.



Salvation Army Food Pantry: 719-636-3891 Individuals and families can receive assistance with food from pantry as well as other essential hygiene and infant items (as available). Food Pantry Located at: 908 Yuma St, Colorado Springs CO 80909
Hours: Monday, Wednesday, Friday 11am-3pm


In case of immediate mental health needs, please consider contacting one of the following options:

  • Safe to Tell 1-877-542-7233 safe2tellco.org
  • Aspen Pointe Crisis Walk-in Center is open 24/7 located at 115 S Parkside Dr.
  • Aspen Pointe Crisis Line 719-635-7000
  • Colorado Crisis Services Hotline at 719-493-8255


Jackson will also have limited food bags available through Care and Share. If interested, please contact me for more information.

We know that the times have been difficult, but we are looking forward to making this a great year at Jackson! Mrs. Ruiz

¡Saludos! Mi nombre es Leslie Clinite Ruiz y soy la nueva trabajadora social y consejera de la escuela primaria Jackson. Hablo español. Espero conocerlos y trabajar con todos ustedes. Mi dirección de correo electrónico es leslie.clinite@d11.org y mi número de teléfono es (719) 328-7246. No dude en ponerse en contacto conmigo si su hijo necesita apoyo social / emocional. Aquí hay un artículo sobre cómo hablar con su hijo sobre el virus Corona / Covid 19:Mi nombre es Leslie Clinite Ruiz y soy la nueva trabajadora social y consejera de la escuela primaria Jackson. Espero conocerlos y trabajar con todos ustedes. Mi dirección de correo electrónico es leslie.clinite@d11.org y mi número de teléfono es (719) 328-7246.


No dude en ponerse en contacto conmigo si su hijo necesita apoyo social /emocional. Aquí hay un artículo sobre cómo hablar con su hijo sobre el virus Corona / Covid 19:

https://espanol.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/daily-life-coping/talking-with-children.html


Aquí hay algunos otros recursos que pueden ser útiles:

2-1-1 (719-955-0742) Pikes Peak United Way (asistencia con comida, refugio, alquiler y servicios públicos, médico / dental, etc.)


Westside Cares: https://westsidecares.org/what-we-do/ Teléfono: (719) 389-0759

2808 West Colorado Ave. Colorado Springs, CO 80904. Despensas de alimentos en diferentes ubicaciones, asistencia con el alquiler, asistencia con los servicios públicos, vales de ropa, vales de lavandería, asistencia con la documentación y asistencia con recetas médicas.


Despensa de alimentos del Ejército de Salvación: 719-636-3891 Las personas y las familias pueden recibir ayuda con los alimentos de la alacena, así como con otros artículos esenciales de higiene y para bebés (según estén disponibles). Requiere identificación. Despensa de alimentos ubicada en: 908 Yuma St, Colorado Springs CO 80909 Horario: lunes, miércoles y viernes de 11 a.m. a 3 p.m.


En caso de necesidades de salud mental inmediatas, considere ponerse en contacto con una de las siguientes opciones:

• Safe to Tell 1-877-542-7233 safe2tellco.org

• Aspen Pointe Crisis Walk-in Center está abierto las 24 horas, los 7 días de la semana, ubicado en 115 S Parkside Dr.

• Línea de crisis de Aspen Pointe 719-635-7000

• Línea directa de servicios de crisis de Colorado al 719-493-8255


Jackson también tendrá cantidades limitadas de bolsas de comida disponible a través de Care and Share. Si está interesado, debe firmar un acuerdo con Care and Share. Comuníquese con la Sra. Ruiz para obtener más información.


Sabemos que los tiempos han sido difíciles, ¡pero esperamos tener un gran año en Jackson! Sra. Ruiz

Technology Distribution on August 19-20

Teachers will call and set up a time for you to come to Jackson to pick up your technology, school supplies, and textbooks.


All visitors must remain in their car. Please make sure you are wearing a mask while talking with staff members.


System of distribution:


  • When you arrive at Jackson, pull through the Kiss N Go Lane.
  • Please ensure that everyone in the car (at an appropriate age and above) has a mask on at all times.
  • Staff members will greet you as you enter the parking lot.
  • You will be directed to park in a designated parking spot.
  • A staff member will greet you and ask for your student’s name and give you a Technology Agreement (see below) to complete. (Parents/Guardians must show id.)
  • The staff member will hand you a welcome packet and a pen and ask that they fill out the Technology form first. (Computers will not be given without a technology form being completed.) Forms should be completed and handed to staff member or teacher before leaving.
  • Classroom teachers will bring technology, checked out items, and supplies to your car.
  • Feel free to ask any questions during this time


Classroom teachers are really looking forward to seeing our families!

Technology Agreement

Every parent/guardian picking up technology for their child must fill out the Technology Agreement (shown below) before receiving their technology. These forms will be provided upon arriving at school. NO FEE is required!


Please bring a form of identification.

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.