Jordan/Jackson News You Can Use

November 18, 2021

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A NOTE FROM OUR NURSES RE: COVID-19 VACCINE FOR AGES 5-11

The CDC has approved a low dose COVID-19 vaccine produced by Pfizer for children ages 5 through 11. It is administered in two doses, given 3 weeks apart. Both doses are required in order to obtain maximum benefit.


If you elect to have your child immunized, please be sure to send documentation to the school nurses. At this time, there will not be any clinics offered through the Mansfield Public Schools.


Check with your pediatrician about the availability of vaccines or click on the link below for more information.


https://www.mass.gov/info-details/covid-19-vaccination-locations

VISION AND HEARING SCREENINGS

In accordance with the Massachusetts Department of Public Health, hearing screenings will be performed on third grade students and vision screenings will be performed on third, fourth and fifth graders during the school year. Please make sure your child comes to school with their eyeglasses.


If you would like to opt out of any of these screenings, please send a note to your school nurse by November 29th.

REPORT CARDS AND PARENT-TEACHER CONFERENCES

Report cards will be going home December 3. Parent-teacher conferences will be virtual this year. The conference dates are December 9 and 10. Teachers will be reaching out to families individually to schedule times in the coming weeks.
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SPIRITWEAR!

Need some new Mansfield clothing to show your school spirit? Good news! MESA is teaming up with Mulligan Gear in downtown Mansfield again for spiritwear sales between November 14 & 28. Simply mention MESA at checkout and Mulligan will donate 15% of your purchase to support our elementary schools! For more information, click on the following link: MESA Spiritwear

THE ROTARY CLUB OF MANSFIELD IS HAVING THEIR ANNUAL TOYS FOR TOTS DRIVE! FINAL DAY FOR CONTRIBUTIONS IS MONDAY, DECEMBER 13

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SEPAC WEBINAR DECEMBER 7 AT 6:30PM

Please join the Mansfield SEPAC as they host the following Webinar on December 7th:


Building Resilience in Your Child with Dr. Mills Smith-Millman


In this webinar, presented by the McLean School Consultation Service, you will learn new ways to support your child and foster their resilience. This webinar was designed teach parents specific, actionable skills to use with their children. This includes ways to help your child overcome the urge to avoid and, instead, approach difficult challenges in life.


Register in advance for this meeting:


https://us06web.zoom.us/.../tZ0lcu2hqT4rGtUQF46o1TUmArSaV...

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Jordan/Jackson Dates to Remember

November 24 - November 26 - NO SCHOOL/Thanksgiving Break

December 9 and 10 - EARLY RELEASE @ 11:10am Parent-Teacher Conferences

MPS Food Policy in Alliance with State and Federal Nutrition Standards

As our daily school activities are getting back to “normal”, we would like to review our district wide food policies. MPS has implemented strict guidelines regarding food in the classroom so that all students may safely participate. Many students have serious food allergies and medical conditions and anytime food items are used, even if not ingested, it puts these students at a potential risk. It is important that everyone refamiliarize themselves with the policies and procedures for food in the curriculum to protect our school community.

It is great to see after school activities starting up again. If there is going to be food at an after school event, keep in mind proper distancing associated with COVID mitigation strategies. Students eat lunch at three feet during the school day due to space limitations. Please provide 6 foot distancing for any after school event where food will be consumed. At this time, masks should still be worn at all times inside.

Please review content from the School District Wellness Policy which was reviewed in the annual mandated training, Health Services Training Slides

  • Curriculum and Classroom Instruction: Food products may be used to enhance classroom instruction when there is a clear or specific connection to the curriculum.

  • Approval must be obtained through school approved request forms, Food in the Curriculum Flowchart and Food in the Curriculum Approval Form, at least one month prior to activity.

  • Student Rewards: Food or beverages will not be used as rewards for good behavior or academic achievement unless it is part of a student’s Individual Educational Plan or directed by a medical professional.

  • School Celebrations: All classroom parties and school celebrations (e.g. birthdays, holidays) held during the official school day will be NON-FOOD events.

  • Fundraising Activities: Student fundraising activities may occur with the permission of the Superintendent or designee.

  • After-School Clubs, Activities, and Athletic Teams: School-sponsored or school-related celebrations or events that occur after the official school day are not covered by this policy.

  • The MPS encourages at least 25% of all foods and beverages sold or supplied after school hours support healthy choices.

All forms are available on the district website under the "staff" dropdown then click on "staff resources."

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SUPERINTENDENT'S NEWSLETTER - COVID HEALTH INFO

PLEASE CLICK THIS BUTTON FOR SUPERINTENDENT MURPHY'S NEWSLETTER FOCUSING ON COVID HEALTH INFORMATION AND REMINDERS

DAILY SYMPTOM CHECKLIST

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