JCMS ELL News: May 8, 2020

Spanish Translation Phone Line 785-717-4428

2020-2021 Enrollment

Don't forget to enroll your child/children online for the 2020-2021 school year! Enrollment is located in Skyward. If you need help, please call the Spanish Translation Line.

.........JCMS Spirit Week: May 11th-15th.........

Students are encouraged to have a little fun during our Online Learning and participate in our JCMS Spirit Week!

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----> Students: Design the 2020-2021 JCMS T-Shirt!! Deadline is Friday May 15th

JCMS students! We want YOU to be our next t-shirt designer! All designs must be submitted by May 15th. We can't wait to see what you have in store for our school wide 2020-2021 t-shirt

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Computer ID information from students:

CAT time teachers will be checking student computers, cases, and cords for the correct ID number soon. These ID checks will be done while meeting with your CAT teacher in a LIVE meeting, during a LIVE class session or through email. Have students check their email for details from their CAT time teacher!

Helpful Contact Information

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Help Sessions with Spanish support!

The following Help Sessions are available for those that want it. In Schoology is a course titled "ELL Help Sessions with Aide". These are ZOOM meetings where an aide is available to answer questions and assist students!


8th grade Science- Tues/Thurs 1:30-2:30

7th grade Math- Mon/Wed 9:40-9:55 & Mon/Wed 2:00-2:50

7th grade Science- Mon/Wed 1:00-1:50

7th grade LA- Tues/Thurs 1:30-2:15

8th grade Math- Mon/Wed 2:00-3:00

8th grade LA- Mon/Wed 1:30-2:00

ALL grades and subjects help session- Fri 1:00-2:30

Video: How to update student computers - Spanish

Contact the Help Desk with questions

Video: How to update student computers - English

Contact the Help Desk with questions

Hotspot Pickup -Mondays & Wednesdays only-

Mondays and Wednesdays will be the ONLY two days for curbside service from 8:00am to 3:30pm (no pickup on Tues, Thurs, or Fri) . Please continue to call 785-717-4357 for needed technology assistance.

Spanish Translation Line - 785-717-4428

If you need to call the school or have questions, the Spanish Translation Line is still available! Calls will be forwarded to an email and answered by an ELL aide.

Computer Help Desk - 785-717-4357

If your student has issues with their computer, please call the Help Desk 717-4357. Phones are answered from 7am to 5pm Monday through Friday.

Encourage Secure Passwords!

  • Encourage students to reflect on their password they use to activate their tablets; making sure their device is secure and unique to them and unknown to others (besides their parents). We want them to be protected and prevent people from accessing their accounts! Be Aware that the district technology department has the ability to check who is logging in as other people. Be safe. Be responsible.

How to Log on to Schoology (for students)

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Continuous Learning Schedule

Students need to check Schoology everyday for lessons and daily tasks to complete from every one of their teachers. LIVE meetings with Hour 2, 3, and 4 classes are on Mondays & Wednesdays. LIVE meetings with hour 5, 6, and 7 classes are on Tuesdays & Thursdays.

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Hot spot Information:

Gracias por su interés en el servicio de Internet de USD 475. Nos hemos asociado con TMobile para brindar a sus estudiantes servicio de Internet durante este tiempo. Estamos utilizando el término "hot spot" para estos dispositivos. Este proceso continúa la orgullosa tradición de integración de tecnología a través de USD 475.

Hemos tomado medidas para tratar de garantizar que sus estudiantes estén protegidos mientras están en línea, pero nada es perfecto. Monitoree a sus estudiantes mientras usan los servicios de Internet.

Para el hot spot, ya hemos colocado la tarjeta SIM y las baterías en el dispositivo. No necesita completar este paso.

Deberá realizar los siguientes pasos para que su dispositivo de estudiante pueda conectarse a Internet.

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Instructions for Translating ALL Schoology pages/documents/resources


Instructions for Translating ALL Schoology pages/documents/resources

1. Open Chrome on your computer.

2. At the top right corner, click the three vertical dots next to the person icon.

3. From the drop down menu, select SETTINGS.

4. Scroll to the bottom of the page and click Advanced.

5. In the language box, click the drop arrow (to the right) and click on ADD LANGUAGES which is in bold type.

6. Select from the list of languages and add.

7. Once the language appears, click on the three vertical dots to the right. You will get a message box. Select DISPLAY GOOGLE CHROME IN THE LANGAUGE.

8. A RELAUNCH box will appear. Click on that.

9. Then anything opened in Chrome will be in Spanish, including Schoology.



Instrucciones para traducir TODAS las páginas/documentos/recursos de Schoology

1. Abra Chrome en su computadora.

2. En la esquina superior derecha, haga clic en los tres puntos verticales al lado del icono de persona.

3. En el menú desplegable, seleccione SETTINGS (Configuración).

4. Desplácese hasta la parte inferior de la página y haga clic en Advanced (Avanzado).

5. En el cuadro de Language (idioma), haga clic en la flecha desplegable (a la derecha) y haga clic en ADD LANGUAGES (AGREGAR IDIOMAS) que está en negrita.

6. Seleccione de la lista de idiomas y agregue (add).

7. Una vez que aparezca el idioma, haga clic en los tres puntos verticales a la derecha. Aparecerá un mensaje en un cuadro. Seleccione DISPLAY GOOGLE CHROME IN THIS LANGUAGE (seleccionar Google Chrome en este idioma).

8. Aparecerá un cuadro de RELAUNCH (REINICIAR). Haga clic en eso.

9. Luego, todo lo que se abra en Chrome estará en español, incluido Schoology.

Video: Instructions for Translating ALL Schoology pages/documents/resources

Grab and Go Lunches

The following locations are available for grab and go lunches for children beginning March 30th (please note that Westwood has been added):

11:30 AM – 12:30 PM Monday - Friday

Early Childhood Center – 1803 Elmdale Ave
H.D. Karns Building – 300 W 9th (Parking lot in back)
Grandview Elementary – 109 E Grandview (Grandview Plaza)
Milford Elementary – 402 12th St (Milford)
Seitz Elementary – 27500 Rifle Range Rd (Fort Riley)
Sheridan Elementary – 429 W Ash
Spring Valley Elementary – 1601 Hickory Ln
Washington Elementary – 1500 N Washington

Westwood Elementary – 1600 N Eisenhower

Meals are free for ALL children age 1-18. Children receive a lunch and a breakfast for the next day. Children must be present to receive the meals.

United Way of JC-GC also provides family meal kits which are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Free Friday Night Dinner!

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Free Tuesday Night Dinner!

FOR EVERYONE

Covenant will continue to provide Tuesday Evening Community Dinners for as long as possible. They will now be a help yourself sack supper, including a sandwich, fruit, snacks, chips, and dessert. Sacks will be available outside the church at 4th and Adams from 5:30 - 6:30 p.m

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Translating Smore Newsletter -Traducir la hoja informativa de Smore

ALL Smore newsletters you receive can be translated by Clicking the translate button at the bottom of the screen. Below is a picture of the translate page option.


La informaccion de Smore que usted recibe se puede traducir usando el buton el la parte inferior de la pantalla . A contunuacion se muestra un imagen de la opcion de pagina de traduccion.

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