Jordan/Jackson News You Can Use

Wednesday, October 21, 2020

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Welcome Assistant Principal Katie Perreault!

It is with great joy and excitement that I write this letter of introduction as a newly appointed Assistant Principal of the Jordan/Jackson Elementary School.


Most of my professional career has been spent working with elementary, middle and high school students in different capacities. Ten years were spent teaching at both elementary and the high school level. The past two years I held a Co-Leader position at an elementary school in Lawrence Massachusetts. The majority of my education career was spent in Phoenix, Arizona as a teacher, Dean of Students, and Assistant Principal.


My decision to become an administrator came from a strong desire to make a positive impact on an entire school community. I will work diligently with our faculty and staff to carry out the vision and mission of Jordan/Jackson Elementary School. I believe that as a school we play a fundamental role in positioning our students for future success. I am committed to working closely with teachers, staff, parents, and community members to ensure our children achieve their full potential and are prepared for their next phase of education.


I am delighted to be a part of the Jordan/Jackson family.

Mansfield SEPAC Meeting October 21 @ 6:30pm

"Get Your Google On!"


The Mansfield Special Education PAC (SEPAC) invites all interested parents to our first meeting of the 2020-21 school year.


Meet our SEPAC Board, our SPED Directors, and guest presenter Rayna Freedman, who will share how to "Get Your Google On!" Rayna is a 5th grade teacher at Jordan Jackson Elementary and is President of MassCUE, the state's leading organization for educators with a passion for digital teaching and learning. Additionally, Rayna is a Google Level 2 certified educator, a BrainPOP certified educator and an Ambassador for Flipgrid, Fablevision and Wakelet.


For her SEPAC presentation, Rayna will share useful tips and helpful tools in the Google suite that can assist students of all abilities with remote learning. Bring your questions and discover how Google can meet your child's unique educational needs!


Click here for slides and links for this presentation.


This meeting will be held via Google Meet. Please use the meeting ID below to join via computer or by phone:


Meeting ID: meet.google.com/kap-duth-yug

Phone: (240) 544-6391

PIN: 342 312 026#

OUR MASK POLICY

Masks/face coverings play a critical role in reducing the risk of transmission among students and staff. Please reference the mask/face covering policy set forth by the Mansfield Public Schools. Face Covering Policy


Face coverings can be disposable or reusable and will need to fully cover the nose and mouth and secure under the chin, be made with at least two (2) layers of breathable material, fit snugly but comfortably against the side of the face, and be secured with ties or ear loops.


Based on guidance from health authorities, the following items below will not be considered appropriate face coverings:


  • open-chin triangle bandanas

  • face masks containing valves, mesh material or holes of any kind

WEDNESDAY GRAB-AND-GO MEALS

As part of the National School Breakfast and Lunch Program, Mansfield Food Service will be making Grab & Go lunch and breakfast available to students, free of charge in an effort to help alleviate food insecurity in our community. Please click HERE for information on their program.

HOUSING HELP

The State Department of Housing and Community Development has centralized information about resources for families struggling to make rent or mortgage payments due to COVID-19. Please use this link for more information. www.mass.gov/covidhousinghelp

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NEW PICTURE DAY DATES!!

When: Tuesday, November 17 and Thursday, November 19

Where: Jordan/Jackson Elementary

DON'T FORGET TO BRING YOUR CHROMEBOOK TO SCHOOL!!

Please remember to bring your chromebook, charger and mouse every day to school. Chromebooks should be fully charged at night so they're ready to go when you arrive at school. Click below for a note from our Technology Department regarding use and care of your school-issued chromebook.

Student Chromebook Expectations

DAILY SELF SYMPTOM SCREENING CHECKLIST

PLEASE CLICK HERE TO SEE THE CHECKLIST WHICH NEEDS TO BE REVIEWED EVERY MORNING BEFORE SENDING YOUR STUDENT TO SCHOOL.

Show Your Mansfield Spirit!

When: October 19 - October 23

The weather is getting chilly, so what better time than now to buy a new Mansfield sweatshirt, hat or other gear? Click HERE for details of MESA's fundraiser with Mulligan Gear as well as Spirit Week during the first full week of hybrid learning!


Staff and students can share photos with MESA at MESA.spiritwear@gmail.com! Please continue to send in your photos; the address has been fixed! MESA will post on their Facebook page and their newsletter!

SUMMER READING LOGS!

You still have time to hand in your summer reading pamphlet! Just bring your pamphlet to school with you, scan it to your teacher, or mail it to the school to the attention of "Summer Reading". We will hold our raffle for each grade during the last week of October.

FIRST DAY PACKET PAPERWORK

Packets were mailed home a few weeks ago with the Emergency Dismissal form, permission slips, etc to fill out, sign and return to school. Please return all paperwork to us as soon as possible. If you did not receive a packet, please give us a call and we will send one to you.
HAVING TROUBLE WITH YOUR CHROMEBOOK AND GOOGLE MEETS?

CLICK HERE FOR SOME SUGGESTIONS FROM OUR TECH DEPARTMENT

NEED TO CONTACT OUR TECH DEPARTMENT HELP DESK?

CLICK HERE TO FILL OUT A HELP TICKET

2020 - 2021 SCHOOL CALENDAR

CLICK HERE FOR OUR SCHOOL CALENDAR

MANSFIELD PUBLIC SCHOOLS' DIGITAL RESOURCES SITE

Within this site, you can find How To Documents and Video Tutorials for some of the most common technologies and digital tools used throughout the district.

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