East Early Childhood Center

August 5, 2020

Welcome to East Elementary Early Childhood!

We would like to welcome everyone to our East Elementary Early Childhood Center! We are excited to kick off a great school year at Jackson R2! While this school year will look a little different, we are committed to providing the best educational experience for your child in the safest environment possible. Please read through the newsletter to learn more about the safety procedures being implemented for the 2020-2021 school year at East Elementary. We can't wait to see everyone back in school on Monday, August 24!

East Elementary Early Childhood Safety Procedures

Open House

  • An email will be sent on August 14th letting you know about your child's teacher.
  • Open House for East Early Childhood Center will be held virtually on August 19. Videos will be created by teachers introducing themselves and the classroom to students and their families. These video will be sent to our families on this day
  • The director will also create a video showing families the Early Childhood Center.
School Supply Lists Early Childhood through High School

Click here to view all Jackson R2 School District supply lists.

We are a School-wide Positive Behavior Support School

Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) is a systems approach supported by the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education and the Jackson R-2 School District to promote and maximize academic achievement and behavioral competence. It is a school-wide strategy for helping all students achieve important social and learning goals. We know that when good behavior and good teaching come together, our students will excel in their learning. As a part of PBIS, we have established clear expectations for behavior in all areas of our school. We explicitly teach these expectations to the students and recognize their efforts. The expectations for all student behavior will be clear throughout our building and playground areas, cafeteria, gymnasium, buses, hallways, and classrooms. You will be able to ask your child, “What are the expectations in your school?” “How do you follow those expectations?” “What happens when a teacher sees you following the expectations?” Our school expectations will specifically address bullying behaviors, provide for a safer school environment, and give more time for instruction. We will apply consistent consequences and positive reinforcement for all students. By detailing every expected behavior and teaching them to students in a positive way, we will provide a common language for everyone in our building. We believe that by helping students practice good behavior, we will build a school community where all students have an environment where they can succeed and grow. We would like your input and your involvement. Please contact us at school if you have any questions or need further information. Thank you for your support!

Parent Drop Off Procedures

  • Parents will be able to bring students to the front door where our staff members will be waiting to escort them.

  • Drop off time is from 7:15-8:00 for our AM classes (and Extended Day) and 11:50-12:00 for our PM classes. Certified staff members and our paraprofessionals will be on duty during this time. Students will be escorted into the building by one of our staff members and taken directly to their classes.

  • Teachers will be sending a name tag on August 19th for families to print for the first day on August 24th.

  • Tables will be set up for the first day to assist families and their children with questions they may have.

  • Start saying your goodbyes prior to getting to the school doors for an easier transition.

  • You may park in the Early Childhood parking lot. Never park in the bus lanes by the front of the building. This is against fire code. Also, please avoid parking on the street.

  • Our first priority is your children’s safety; therefore, please follow all of our drop off procedures.

Parent Pick Up Procedures

Parent Pick Up

  • East Early Childhood is the first entrance/bottom level of East Elementary and is clearly marked.

  • Students will be staggered for dismissal. Dismissal times will be from 10:50-11:02 for AM students, and 2:54-3:02 in the PM

  • Red and black paw prints have been painted for family members to stand on to provide more social distancing at this time.

  • We are also opening two additional areas for families to pick up their child by the K-1 playground and by the PK playground.

  • Once you know your child's teacher you will be shown where your pick up point will be and the time your teacher will arrive for dismissal.

  • Make sure to have your photo ID ready when teachers bring you your child

  • During inclement weather and to avoid overcrowding please stay in your car until it is time to pick up your child

  • Never park in the bus lanes. This is against fire code. Please use the Early Childhood parking lot. Also, avoid parking on the street.

  • Our first priority is your children’s safety; therefore, please follow all of our pick up procedures.

  • If there are any changes to your child’s dismissal plan, please call the office at 243-5347 by 10:00 for our AM students and 2:00 for our PM students.


Buses

  • Buses will arrive to East Elementary at approximately 10:50 for our AM students and 2:50 for our PM students.

  • Certified staff will walk students to their buses.

  • It will take approximately 10-15 minutes to load the buses and for them to pull away from school.

  • Buses will use the bus lanes in the front of the school. If there are any changes to your child’s dismissal plan, please call the office at 243-5347 by 10:00 for our AM students and 2:00 for our PM students.

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Upcoming Events

August 14 - Class Lists Emailed to Families

August 19 - Virtual Open House

August 24 - First Day of School!

East Elementary PTO

If you are interested in being involved in our East Elementary PTO, please contact jacksoneastpto@gmail.com.