Cardinal Family News

SOARing to Improve Scholar Outcomes

ATTENDANCE GOAL- 97% DAILY @ JC- WE NEED OUR SCHOLARS PRESENT

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Attendance Incentives Kick-off

We absolutely do not encourage our scholars to come to school sick, BUT we do realize we need our scholars present to close instructional gaps. We are amping up our SOAR...

We are rewarding, SCHOLARS, TEACHERS, AND FAMILIES for reaching attendance goals.

Attendance Matters

Monday is Canned Food Count Day @ JC

Send canned goods or perishable food items to help another family have a great holiday. The winning grade level will be announced Tuesday as Monday, November 15, is the final day for scholars to bring items.
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Thanksgiving Family Feast, Friday, November 19

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  • 2 Guest minimum
  • Masks Must Be Worn when Not Eating
  • RSVP Most Appreciated
  • Written Invitations were sent home Friday, November 12

Fundraiser Until November 26

It's fundraiser time at Jones Clark monies are due on the 19thof November but online orders continue through Thanksgiving. SELL SELL SELL. Questions or concerns please call Mrs. Gooden at 409.617. 6350.

15 items sold gets you a ride on the Party Bus.

Jefferson County Program Assistance With Rent

There is a rental assistance program available for renters and landlords in Jefferson, County,

Contact SETRPC @ 409.899.0824 for details or use the flyer details to apply online.

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November District Assessment Dates

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Are Our Scholars Well

Our Scholars Have A Voice

Found in Mrs. Strong's grade 2 classroom upon entry, scholars are given an opportunity to be heard. Letters to the teacher are an amazing way to provide scholars another method to give gratitude or share something in writing that they may not want to discuss face to face.

Encouraging Scholars To Continue Making Great Choices

We are making an intentional effort to reward great choices at JC. With our weekly incentives, we want to amp up our PBIS on campus to make sure we are stamping good behavior choices. We have more scholars making great choices by far.

Self Care Tips For Busy Families

As we prepare for an upcoming Thanksgiving Brea, we want to share some tips for our families to make sure they are well.

Our Scholars Are Well

Virtue of the Month- Contentment

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Contentment is learning to be okay with what you have. There are some ways we can describe contentment that might help you see it mire in your life. Contentment can look like satisfaction, or a lack of jealousy, or not being filled with greed. Being content means finding joy in what we already have in our lives, even while working hard to be the best we can be.

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Mastering Dismissal Procedures

  • Families Remain In Vehicles- We are mastering our arrival/dismissal procedures... We ask that parents do not exit vehicles during drop-off or dismissal. We will service families from their vehicles first.
  • Parking on Taft Street Side of Building Prohibited during Dismissal- We ask that ALL car-riders are picked up on the Cleveland Street Side of the Building.

Your Scholar is A Car-Rider: If and When These Conditions Apply

If at anytime your scholar is exiting campus and entering a vehicle, your scholar is a Car-Rider. It does not matter that this not your scholar's normal way of getting home. If at any point you are picking up your scholar, please report to the Cleveland Street Side of the building for pick-up. If your scholar is caught by an adult walking and entering a car, he/she will be located with car-riders for their safety and the safety of all walkers exiting campus.

Entry Into The Building For Scholars

Car-Riders- Cleveland Street Side of Building

  • Parents remain in car-rider line until temperate checks are cleared.
  • Masks will be available. Let the team member know if your scholar needs one.
  • 8:00 AM - Gym doors close/ Morning announcements start: Only at that time will car-riders report in the front of the building

Walkers- Taft Street Side ( Front of Building)

  • Parents may remain in the vestibule until temperature checks are completed.
  • Vestibule is a designated Hug Zone for families.

Bus-Riders-

  • Bus-Rider Zone on Taft side of building
  • Mask are available. If your scholar needs a mask, please let them know to ask

Picking Up Scholars Early

  • Closed Campus @ 2:30 PM - Doors lock at that time to prepare for a safe dismissal

We humbly ask that you allow your scholar to attend school for the entire day as our goal is to increase academics and exceed the district and state. In order for the team to make sure we meet our goal, we need our families. We understand emergencies, but we ask that you would honor our SOAR. Leave our scholars with us for the duration of the school day.

This Week's SOAR

SAVE THE DATE: National Block It Out Day, Sunday, November 14th, 2021

Each of us has the power to choose what we give our attention to online. We can all choose to block out the online hatred, trolls and bullying that makes up the culture of cyberbullying. So let’s block the negative messages we each receive from social media, create a safe positive online space, and encourage and empower others to do the same.

Week At A Glance

Monday, November 15- Motivational Monday

  • 7:30 AM- Doors Open

  • 8:00 AM- Breakfast Ends

  • 8:05 AM Instruction Begins

  • 2:30 PM- Closed Campus to Begin Dismissal

  • 3:25 PM- Dismissal Begins

  • END OF Interim 2 Reporting


Tuesday, November 16 Super Hero Day @ JC

  • 7:30 AM- Doors Open

  • 8:00 AM- Breakfast Ends

  • 8:05 AM Instruction Begins

  • 2:30 PM- Closed Campus to Begin Dismissal

  • 3:25 PM- Dismissal Begins

  • Board Meeting- JC Represented @ 6:00 PM


Wednesday, November 17 Wizer than A Wiz

  • 7:30 AM- Doors Open
  • 8:00 AM- Breakfast Ends

  • 8:05 AM Instruction Begins

  • 2:30 PM- Closed Campus to Begin Dismissal

  • 3:25 PM- Dismissal Begins


Thursday , November 18 - Tour Day/ Virtual College Visits

  • 7:30 AM- Doors Open

  • 8:00 AM- Breakfast Ends

  • 8:05 AM Instruction Begins

  • 2:30 PM- Closed Campus to Begin Dismissal

  • 3:25 PM- Dismissal Begins

  • Progress Reports Go Home


Friday, November 19- Cardinal Pride

  • Wear Cardinal Shirts- "I Am A Scholar" T-Shirts
  • 7:30 AM- Doors Open

  • 8:00 AM- Breakfast Ends

  • 8:05 AM Instruction Begin

  • 2:30 PM Campus Closed

  • 3:25 PM- Dismissal Begins

  • Family Feast ( Cardinal Gym 10:30 AM -12:30 PM )

Upcoming SOAR

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Start Preparing Today For Paperless Wednesdays @ JC

  • If your scholar has outstanding fees for devices, please begin to take care of the fess so that 100% of our scholars have access to a device.
  • Send Devices to campus fully charged.
  • Notify the campus/ your scholar's homeroom teacher immediately if your scholar has not been issued a device.
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