JA Cub Report

Weekly Report #15: Thursday, November 19, 2020

John Adams Tips to Increase Engagement

  1. Find a work space and reduce distractions

  2. Check your daily agenda the night before or morning of school

  3. Get engaged. Turn off other technology (ie. phone or TV)

  4. Turn on camera

  5. Interact appropriately with teacher and classmates using chat or microphone

  6. Set up routine to complete work. Organize and plan

  7. Email teachers or counselors for support. How can we help you be successful?

  8. Reflect on the good each day.

  9. What can you improve on to be better tomorrow?

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"A Thousand Years" Christina Perri & PS22 Chorus
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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

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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.


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: paguenzler@rochester.k12.mn.us

Thanks! Mrs. Guenzler

November 12 Jag News

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.




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: https://drive.google.com/file/d/17Zom5Eo5aDrJFD5jtWare6Ja0MBnT47N/view?usp=sharing

LINK TO FLIER (Spanish): https://drive.google.com/file/d/1edNgDtv6lonneVcHA1-_0NJR1GBzrsJS/view?usp=sharing

LINK TO FLIER (Somali): https://drive.google.com/file/d/1NcgtaEMDjoWTDo5PWHiqn10d6OgD5j5p/view?usp=sharing

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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.

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