JTMS Counseling Newsletter
November 2, 2020
November is a Month For GRATITUDE
Hybrid Model in Full Swing
Back in the Building: Keep Safety First!
Vocabulary Review: Synchronous, Asynchronous, Cohort, Remote, Routine
Now that many students have returned to JTMS for in-school learning, two days per week will be synchronous (that means “at the same time”) with your teachers and your class, two days will be asynchronous (that means “at a different time”). It depends which cohort (that means “group that stays together”) you are in. If you are in the Jefferson cohort, your synchronous days are Tues/Fri and for the Falcon cohort, it’s Mon/Thurs whether you are in the building or learning remotely (that means “from a distance”).
Did you know that the last day of the first marking period is November 10th? That means you have less than two weeks to make sure that your work is all completed and your grades are where you want them to be.
Now is the perfect opportunity to improve your skills at working more independently. Establish a healthy routine (that means “a schedule of things that you do the same way every time, or a habit”). To stay healthy, make sure you’re getting enough sleep, drinking enough water, eating healthy foods, getting exercise and going outside. Set up a reasonable bedtime and wake up time, and a time for each healthy activity. For school, keep your schedule near your work area and follow it, whether it’s a synchronous or an asynchronous day. That way, you’ll keep learning and you’ll keep up. As Stephen Covey wrote in his book, The Leader in Me, Put First Things First I spend my time on things that are most important. This means I say no to things I should not do. I set priorities, make a schedule, and follow my plan. I am organized.
Essentials with Miss Ellingsen
Some Helpful Links
Jefferson Township Middle School Counseling Department
Miss Ellingsen, Mrs. LaCatena, Mrs. Carroll and Ms. Martino