Ahead of the Curve

Jasper Weekly 1.11.16 to 1.18.16

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The Hokki Pokey


The cold weather is officially here! I hope you stayed warm and enjoyed a fire or a hot drink of your choice this weekend. Quick reminder that we will have block lunch on Monday, no block lunch on Tuesday and Wednesday, and we will make a decision for Thursday.

Remember, when we pull block lunch for the remainder of the year, we will always wait a day until it is pulled to give everyone an opportunity to make the necessary arrangements. I really do not want to pull it again but we will just have to see how kids respond.

If you haven't noticed the new Hokki stools in the foyer, please come check them out. I know they had a role in block lunch cancellation for Tuesday and Wednesday but they are some pretty cool chairs.

Please feel free to use the foyer as an additional learning space for classes. There is a lot of work area and seating combinations you can use to mix up the learning environment for your students.

Have a great week and I hope you are all looking ahead to a 3 day weekend!

Upcoming Birthdays

Joanna Daniels-Thursday, January 14th

Brittany Shirley-Thursday, January 14th

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Upcoming Weeks at Jasper

1/18-Student/Teacher Holiday

1/27-Spirit Sales in the Foyer during Block Lunch

1/28-Progress Reports Distributed

1/30-Winter Formal

2/15-Student Holiday/Staff Professional Development Day

2/19-End of 4th Six Weeks

3/7-3/11-Spring Break

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General Announcements and Reminders

1. May 27th and June 6th Work Days

1. May 27th and June 6th Work Days

Teaching/Professional Staff on a 189-day contract:

May 27th:

This is a work day for everyone on campus.

June 6th:

In order to not have to come to work on Monday, June 6th, you will need to document 8 hours of professional development (not just extra work hours) outside of the normal work day (8:30-4:30) for this school year. This can include staff training and professional development opportunities. These documented hours will need to be turned in to your support admin by June 3rd.

If you do not meet the requirements above, you will either need to work on Monday, June 6th or take a personal leave day (can use a sick leave day if all personal days are exhausted).

Paraprofessional Staff:

You will need to check your work schedule in TEAMS to see if Friday, May 27th and Monday, June 6th are work days for you. If they are, please get with your support administrator for options for these days.

Important Bookmarks

Staff Google Folder:


Staff Google Classroom:


Class Code: f3y5rao

Staff Handbook:

Jasper Admin Walk-Through Form (use to help plan lessons and self-reflect):


Block Lunch Meeting Request:

Social Media Input:

Announcement Request (170 characters):



Campus Professional Learning Opportunities:


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