Remote Learning at Jackson

Week 4: September 14 -September 18, 2020

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Dear Jackson Parents/Guardians,

In-Person Learning is Coming Back (starting September 21-read below for details)!

Staff have been working hard to ensure that the building and the classes are ready for students to come back in person. Thank you for submitting your plan on if your child(ren) is coming back in person or online. That has helped us begin putting our plans into effect to ensure that all students are able to continue receiving a quality education at Jackson.

Beginning Monday, if you are wanting to change your plan for moving forward, you will need to contact me directly, as every change from this point forward, impacts all classrooms. Thank you for helping us in this matter.

I will be in contact with any families effected by a classroom/teacher change, as we go through this next week. Thankfully, at Jackson, students experience instruction with different teachers everyday, so students should have a seamless transition, should a change occur. Please stay tuned for these changes!

Starting on September 21st, we will begin bringing students back with a staggered start (see below for details) for full time, in person, instruction. Students will be required to wear masks the entire time they are in the building, so if you are uncomfortable with your child attending in person or wearing a mask, you may continue to have your child participate in on-line learning.

9/21/20: Kindergartners return to in-person learning, and continue to attend the rest of the week.
9/22/20: First graders return to in-person learning, and continue to attend the rest of the week.
9/23/20: Second graders return to in-person learning, and continue to attend the rest of the week.
9/24/20: Third graders return to in-person learning, and continue to attend the rest of the week.
9/25/20: Fourth and fifth graders return to in-person learning.

Planning Day-September 18th

This Friday, we will have a planning day when we will need to shut down Schoology for grades K-4 to make the adjustments for who will be returning online or in person. All Kindergarten through 4th grade students will receive assignments to be done with paper and pencil. (It's a Tech-Free Day!) 5th grade will continue to use Schoology for their asynchronous activities, starting with a Morning Meeting. Your child(ren)'s teacher will go over all of the assignments on Thursday, September 17th for the following day.

Thank you for your continued support and patience throughout this school year. There are many unknowns and we know you are eager for answers. Please know we are getting them to you as soon as possible. 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


(719) 328-5802

Upcoming Dates

Monday, September 14, 2020

  • Schoology Remote Learning Day

Tuesday, September 15, 2020

  • 8:00-11:30 Kinder-2nd grade LAB Days (parents/guardians have been notified if their child qualifies)-FINAL LAB DAY!

Thursday, September 17, 2020

  • 8:00-11:30 3rd-5th grade LAB Days (parents/guardians have been notified if their child qualifies)-FINAL LAB DAY

Friday, September 18, 2020

  • Kindergarten-4th: NO TECH Asynchronous Day with paper/pencil assignments
  • 5th Grade: Schoology Asynchronous Day

Monday, September 21, 2020

  • Kindergarten returns full time (1st-5th remain on Remote Learning)

Tuesday, September 22, 2020

  • 1st grade AND Kindergarten return full time (2nd-5th remain on Remote Learning)

Wednesday, September 23, 2020

  • 2nd grade and 1st grade and Kindergarten return full time (3rd-5th grade remain on Remote Learning)

Thursday, September 24, 2020

  • 3rd grade and 2nd grade and 1st grade and Kindergarten return full time (4th and 5th remain on Remote Learning)

Friday, September 25, 2020


At-Home Symptom Screening for Families


Please make sure to screen your child(ren) at home BEFORE they come to Jackson's LAB Days or on campus. Please keep your child(ren) at home if they exhibit any of the following symptoms:

  • Fever of 100.4 or higher, feeling feverish, having chills
  • New or unexplained persistent cough
  • Shortness of breath
  • Loss of taste and smell
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Fatigue
  • Muscle aches
  • Headache
  • Sore Throat
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Runny nose or congestion

Mrs. Ruiz's Counseling Corner

Dear Jackson Parents/Guardians,

We know that these weeks of Remote Learning have been challenging for you and your child(ren). Below is a link for a video on PBS and some tips about how you can help your child cope with stress.

Helping Children Cope

Children and teens react, in part, on what they see from the adults around them. When parents and caregivers deal with the COVID-19 calmly and confidently, they can provide the best support for their children. Parents can be more reassuring to others around them, especially children, if they are better prepared.

Watch for behavior changes in your child.

Not all children and teens respond to stress in the same way. Some common changes to watch for include:

  • Excessive crying or irritation in younger children.
  • Returning to behaviors they have outgrown (for example, toileting accidents or bedwetting).
  • Excessive worry or sadness.
  • Unhealthy eating or sleeping habits.
  • Irritability and “acting out” behaviors in teens.
  • Poor school performance or avoiding school.
  • Difficulties with attention and concentration.
  • Avoidance of activities enjoyed in the past.
  • Unexplained headaches or body pain.
  • Use of alcohol, tobacco, or other drugs.

Ways to support your child

  • Talk with your child about the COVID-19 outbreak.
  • Answer questions and share facts about COVID-19 in a way that your child can understand.
  • Reassure your child that they are safe. Let them know it is okay if they feel upset. Share with them how you deal with your own stress so that they can learn from you how to cope with stress.
  • Limit your family’s exposure to news coverage of the event, including social media. Children may misinterpret what they hear and can be frightened about something they do not understand.
  • Try to keep up with regular routines. If schools are closed, create a schedule for learning activities and relaxing or fun activities.
  • Be a role model. Take breaks, get plenty of sleep, exercise, and eat well. Connect with your friends and family members.
  • Spending time with your child in meaningful activities, reading together, exercising, playing board games.
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Media Center Moments

How are you liking the new books? I am really looking forward to when we can have students check out books from the library again. I hope it will be soon! In the meantime, we are looking to purchase more books to send home for students to add to their own personal libraries.

If you still have library books lying around the house, please have your child(ren) bring them back on LAB Days, drop them off at the front door, or bring them when they come back in person. Thank you to all of you who have brought them back already.

We know that many of you are still having technology issues. We appreciate when you contact us to help you the best we can. Please contact me directly for technology support at or call me at 719-328-5824.

Rhonda Sobecki

Library Technology Educator

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.

Box Tops for Education

My name is Deb Tuxhorn and I am the Box Tops for Education Coordinator for Jackson Elementary. Box Tops for Education is a school fund-earning program that helps schools earn cash to buy things they need.

There are 2 ways to do this:

1) As you shop in your grocery stores, look for the logo on the boxes. They do not need to be clipped. Simply scan your receipt once you download the APP to your phone. Register Jackson Elementary to receive the points. We will earn 10 cents per item. You can also see the list of products and specials they are running.

2) Send in any clipped out Box Tops you may have saved over the summer with your student to their classroom. I will collect these from each classroom.

Thanks for supporting Jackson Elementary. Every Box Top helps!

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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.