JA Cub Report
Weekly Report #15: Thursday, November 19, 2020
John Adams Tips to Increase Engagement
Find a work space and reduce distractions
Check your daily agenda the night before or morning of school
Get engaged. Turn off other technology (ie. phone or TV)
Turn on camera
Interact appropriately with teacher and classmates using chat or microphone
Set up routine to complete work. Organize and plan
Email teachers or counselors for support. How can we help you be successful?
Reflect on the good each day.
What can you improve on to be better tomorrow?
COVID-19, it's like running a marathon:
"At the starting line of a marathon, it’s natural to get carried away with adrenaline and the feeling of fresh tapered legs. You might be tempted to set a pace that isn’t ideal for 26.2 miles. Runners call this “fly and die!” I’m guilty. But pacing is key to remaining resilient and not burning out. Ways to pace yourself in everyday life include taking breaks (seriously, take those breaks!), slowing down when you need to and making sure you take the time for yourself to play with your kids, get outside, meditate, journal or do whatever helps you manage anxiety or sadness." - Elisette Carlson
NEIGHBORHOOD FLU CLINICS
This is not an RPS-sponsored event, it is a collaborative effort with local community health care providers.
Pilot site at Washington this Saturday, November 21
- The vaccine will be provided at free of cost.
- Community members do not need a Mayo Clinic number, but will be given one upon arrival for purpose of nursing documentation.
- They will have a collaborative team onsite to make this event possible (nursing, door screeners, leadership, desk operations, interpreters and community health workers).
- We are planning for 250 participants to come to the event.
- This event is specific to individuals who live in the neighborhood surrounding Washington School.
- District communications will be targeted to families living within the neighborhood hosting the event.
Tentative locations/dates to come at Longfellow, Gage, and Riverside.
JOHN ADAMS MIDDLE SCHOOL IS NOW OFFERING LIBRARY BOOK DELIVERY
To request a library book, fill out the form found in ClassLink under the Library/Media tab. Once completed hit Submit.
Book deliveries will occur every Tuesday and Friday from 11-2 pm. These will be delivered by John Adams staff members. We will simply be doing deliveries like Federal Express. We will leave on your step and ring the doorbell.
To aide you with the selection of a book, I recommend using the John Adams online catalog found within ClassLink under the Library/Media tab. When you find a title you want to request, make sure under the Status column that it says it’s available.
Questions? Send me an email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Thanks! Mrs. Guenzler
JM GIVES is Going Virtual
John Marshall GIVES is going virtual this year. Please check out the link to see how you can participate and help those in need this holiday season! The link will be updated weekly, so make sure to check back often.
John Adams After School Enrichment Opportunities
Homework Help & GSA- DROP IN- NO REGISTRATION REQUIRED
SUPPORTING STUDENT MENTAL HEALTH
MENTAL HEALTH SUPPORT FOR STUDENTS
Rochester Public Schools recognizes that we are all experiencing increased stress and worry during this time. In response, RPS is now providing free virtual consultations to help address worries you might have about your child’s mental wellness. Visit https://rochestermnschedule.as.me/ to schedule a 45 minute appointment with a trained mental health provider to discuss your concerns. These consultations can help you clarify what help your child might need and think about next steps. The mental health provider you meet with can connect you with resources for help. What is discussed during the consultation is confidential.
LINK TO FLIER (Spanish): https://drive.google.com/file/d/1edNgDtv6lonneVcHA1-_0NJR1GBzrsJS/view?usp=sharingLINK TO FLIER (Somali): https://drive.google.com/file/d/1NcgtaEMDjoWTDo5PWHiqn10d6OgD5j5p/view?usp=sharing
Remote E-Learning Technical Support
The Remote E-Learning Tech Support for Families/Students will solve issues like:
- Support for standard software like Microsoft Office, Adobe, G Suite
- Support for some hardware like printers, Internet and Wi-Fi Connectivity
Families/students will be able to receive support Monday - Friday from 7 AM - 7 PM, now through December 2020 by calling 1-800-789-0051.