Jewett Jargon December 2020

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Happy Holidays from Jewett

We have made it through 2020! It has not been easy, but one thing I know for sure is Jewett Elementary has the best staff and family support. Together we have managed the hurdles, the tears and the frustration. Our school community is strong! Together we will ride out this storm and come out the other side. Thank you so much for your continued support. Parents are being asked of so much right now and we notice how hard you are working. Our district is advocating for a return to school and we are hopeful that we will see that in the early part of 2021. Please take some time over Winter Break to have fun with your student and spend time away from tech. Maybe we'll even get a little snow! Everyone deserves to have some time off, so I hope you have that chance and that you are able to enjoy your family.


Be well,


Maggie Staley

Principal

LIPI Update

We are excited to announce that we will resume LIPI when we return to school in January. Our goal is to follow all safety guidance while also maximizing opportunities for students.


Our tentative plan is to resume LIPI sessions for 1-5th grades on an AAA/BBB schedule. With half a class coming one week and the other half the following week for 3 days Tues, Wed, Thurs. starting Jan 5th.

Kindergarten and MAPS will continue to operate similar to how they have been running on an A/B schedule T-F.


Please understand that the factors allowing us to proceed with LIPI can change quickly. If there are changes, we will strive to quickly communicate with families. We thank you for your understanding. This is a tentative plan and we do have a back up-plan should numbers be too high. Please look for communication from your student's teacher about upcoming LIPI opportunities.

Parent Daily Symptom Check

A friendly reminder to continue to use the "Parent Daily Symptom Check" resource sheet each day when determining if your child can come to school. It is important that we work together to minimize and reduce the risk of spreading COVID-19 by following this guidance. Please contact the front office if you have any questions or if your student will not be able to come to school.


Resource Sheet

Spanish Resource Sheet

Winter Break No School December 21-January 1

Enjoy the time off! School will resume on Monday, January 4th, with Distance Learning and Limited-In Person Instruction.

Masks/Face Coverings

Recently the state made changes to face covering requirements. Face coverings (mask) are required for all students in grades kindergarten and up, along with all staff. Certain accommodations are noted in the guidance below. If your student needs a face mask or a replacement mask during their time at school, disposable masks will be available for them. We know it can be more bothersome for some students and want to do our best to keep them comfortable. Please call us if you have questions about your child's specific needs or conditions. Students with special needs receive accommodations for this requirement.

  • Face shields are an acceptable alternative when a person has a medical condition that prevents them from wearing a mask or face covering, when people need to see mouth and tongue motions in order to communicate, or when an individual is speaking to an audience for a short period of time and clear communication is otherwise not possible.
  • Face shields are an acceptable alternative when a student has a medical condition that prevents them from wearing a mask or face covering, or when people need to see the student’s mouth and tongue motions in order to communicate.

Winter Break Meals

D6 Nutrition Services - Winter Break Meals

Grab and Go sites and the D6 Express will be closed over break. Weekly meal sets will be available for pick up each Mon & Tues of winter break. Meals are free for all kids 1 to 18 and will include 7 breakfast, 7 lunches, fruits, vegetables & milk. Meal sets can be picked up each week.

For all the details, please visit our webpage, www.district6.org, under "About Us", click on Food Services.

Pick up @ Scenic Middle School

Week 1: 12/21 or 12/22

Week 2: 12/28 or 12/29

Ready 4K

As a Title One school, one of our goals is to increase parent involvement and engagement in school activities. This year, we are relying on parent involvement more than ever, but do not have the ability to invite you on campus at this time to provide parent support strategies. In an effort to continue to support students and families, we are launching a new program called "Ready4K" that will put easy to use strategies at your fingertips to increase student learning and family bonds.

Here’s how it works:

  • You will receive text messages right to your cell phone three times a week with fun facts and tips to help your child learn and grow.
  • These tips are tailored to your child’s age, easy to implement, and build on daily routines.
  • This resource is free to you and available for students up to age nine (4th grade).

We hope that you look forward to these texts and find them to be a fun and easy way to interact with your child and support their growth and development. However, you have the ability to opt out of receiving the texts at any time. You can expect a welcome in January when we return to school. We look forward to your feedback regarding this resource and are available if you have any questions or concerns.

Attendance/Report Cards

Report cards were mailed home on December 8th. During Comprehensive Distance Learning a student's attendance rate is based on their participation and interaction/instruction on a daily basis. Teachers have been tracking daily participation in the online activities that are provided. When there is no evidence of student interaction during a 24-hour period, students are reported as absent for the day. If you have any questions, please contact your teacher. We understand that under the circumstances the absentee rate may be impacted due to factors outside of the family's control.