The Roaring Jaguar Newsletter

December 2020


Dear Parents,

Thank you for visiting our newsletter for the month of December. Please take the time to read it carefully. We are here to support you and your wonderful children. Every family matters!

RUSD Return to In-Person School Parent Feedback

Riverside Unified School District (RUSD) continues to plan for the return of students to in-person instruction. The Board of Education understands our community has diverse perspectives and opinions on this topic. As part of the planning process, the Board will use this survey to inform their discussion regarding the pros and cons of our students' return. Thank you in advance for providing the Board of Education your family’s opinions on this very important topic.

Click Here to Complete the Survey

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Read to Achieve with the Los Angeles Clippers

Jackson is participating in the Clippers Read to Achieve Challenge!

Simply have your child log their reading minutes on this website. Help our school win! The competition ends on December 18, 2020.

The elementary and middle schools that track the most minutes read during the 6-week challenge will receive a virtual Reading Timeout visit from a member of the Clippers Read To Achieve Squad!

The top 3 students in each grade level (Pre-K/TK through 8th grade) in the overall program (all schools combined) will have the opportunity to be featured on the Clippers Read to Achieve website and will receive a Clippers prize pack, which could include Clippers gear, books and school supplies.


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Wellness During the Holidays - We Care About You and Your Family

The holidays can be a challenging time, especially during the pandemic. We want you to know that there are various RUSD resources available to support you and your family with social-emotional needs that you or your children may currently be facing. Please do not hesitate to reach out for support. Below are helpful resources, with detailed information about their purpose.

  • Care Solace

    • Contact: or email

    • Phone Number: 1-888-515-0595

    • Service Provided: Care Solace is a free online resource with a live 24/7 concierge to assist RUSD students, families, and staff in finding local mental health related programs and counseling services. Care Solace does not require a name, address, phone number, or date of birth. All information entered on the Care Solace tool is completely confidential and securely stored. Representatives are standing by to take your call or email 24/7.

    • Care Solace is not an emergency response service or mental health services provider. In the event of a life threatening emergency, please call 9-1-1 or the National Suicide Hotline 1-800-273-8255 or Text HOME to 741741.

  • RUSD Wellness

    • Contact:

    • Service Provided: Finding ways to relax and cope is very important during difficult times. In the Virtual Wellness Center, you will find videos and activities to help enhance overall well-being. Take some time to enjoy, explore, and relax!

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Winter Break

Winter Break begins on December 21, 2020 thru January 1, 2020.

Classes are back in session on January 4, 2021

We hope that you and your students will have a restful Winter Break, and will return ready to continue to learn. Please remember that Winter Break is a great time to continue to motivate your children to take part in reading activities and math facts practice.

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Stay Connected

Jackson is actively participating in social media. Please click this link to access our Link Tree, which provides you with links to all of the social media resources that we are currently using for the most up to date information