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Tuesday, November 10, 2020

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PICTURE DAYS - NOVEMBER 17 AND 19

WHERE: Jordan/Jackson Elementary

WHEN: Tuesday, November 17 Cohort B and Daily Cohort

WHEN: Thursday, November 19 Cohort A, Daily, and Virtual Cohorts


Our A and B Cohorts will have their pictures taken during their in-person school day. If you are a daily cohort, look for information from your teacher regarding date and time.


VIRTUAL COHORT SCHEDULE - November 19, 2020

3:00pm - 4:00pm Grade 3

4:00pm - 5:00pm Grade 4

5:00pm - 6:00pm Grade 5


This fall, Lifetouch is taking extra steps to keep the students and staff safe while capturing the time-honored tradition of school photography. Lifetouch is leading the photography industry in providing comprehensive safety protocols. These protocols follow the guidelines or recommendations of the Center for Disease Control (CDC), the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS), the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) standards related to COVID-19. A group class picture will be replaced this year with a class 'collage'.


Virtual cohort students should enter the East front door (Door #1) at their appointed time. Staff members will greet each child and take them to the gym for their photo session. All visitors are required to wear a face mask. Pictures can be ordered before picture day on Lifetouch's website. Here's the link: mylifetouch.com Use Jordan/Jackson's Picture Day ID: EVTCN4F2T


If you would prefer not to come into the building, you may submit a picture of your student to us. More information to follow.


Make up picture dates are January 5 and January 7, 2021.

Picture Day Safety | Lifetouch

EMERGENCY, DIGITAL RESOURCE, STUDENT HANDBOOK AND COVID ADDENDUM FORMS NEEDED BY NOVEMBER 13!

Emergency forms were mailed home in September and digital resource forms were mailed home two weeks ago. We are missing several forms from families. These are important as they give us up to date information regarding a student's health and contact information along with consent to use digital resources that may be used during classroom instruction. If you need another copy of your emergency form, the digital resource consent form or a paper copy of the handbook and addendum, please let your child's teacher know and we will send home another copy. We would like all forms returned to us no later than November 13.

IDIOM DAY NOVEMBER 23 AND 24

Come to school dressed as your favorite idiom. (Shhh! Don’t tell anyone what idiom you are because part of the fun will be trying to guess what idiom people are dressed as!)


Check out this video to learn about idioms:

That's An Idiom

SCHOOL COUNCIL BALLOTS DUE NOVEMBER 12

Reminder that School Council ballots are due this Thursday, November 12 at 4:00pm. Please take the time to read through the candidates profiles and submit your ballot.

IF YOU WERE VISITING JORDAN/JACKSON, YOU MIGHT SEE........ (click on the pictures)

STUDENT AND FAMILY DIGITAL RESOURCES WEBSITE

Did you know there is a website that can help answer your questions about many of the digital resources used in your classes? The MPS Student and Family Digital Resources Website is designed with students in mind. Here you will find How To Documents and Video Tutorials on digital products like Google Classroom and Screencastify, and helpful tips on using everyday tech like Gmail and Google Meet.


The website can be found under the Student tab of your school’s website. Is there a digital resource you would like to learn how to use? Click HERE to let us know!

DON'T FORGET TO BRING YOUR CHROMEBOOK TO AND FROM SCHOOL!!

Please remember to bring your chromebook, charger and mouse every day to school. Chromebooks should be fully charged at night so they're ready to go when you arrive at school. Click below for a note from our Technology Department regarding use and care of your school-issued chromebook.

Student Chromebook Expectations

HOUSING HELP

The State Department of Housing and Community Development has centralized information about resources for families struggling to make rent or mortgage payments due to COVID-19. Please use this link for more information. www.mass.gov/covidhousinghelp

WEDNESDAY GRAB-AND-GO MEALS

As part of the National School Breakfast and Lunch Program, Mansfield Food Service will be making Grab & Go lunch and breakfast available to students, free of charge in an effort to help alleviate food insecurity in our community. Please click HERE for information on their program.

RESPONSIBLE USE CHROMEBOOK POLICY KID-FRIENDLY VERSION

PLEASE REVIEW OUR POLICY REGARDING CHROMEBOOKS WITH YOUR CHILD

DAILY SELF SYMPTOM SCREENING CHECKLIST

PLEASE CLICK HERE TO SEE THE CHECKLIST WHICH NEEDS TO BE REVIEWED EVERY MORNING BEFORE SENDING YOUR STUDENT TO SCHOOL.

HAVING TROUBLE WITH YOUR CHROMEBOOK AND GOOGLE MEETS?

CLICK HERE FOR SOME SUGGESTIONS FROM OUR TECH DEPARTMENT

NEED TO CONTACT OUR TECH DEPARTMENT HELP DESK?

CLICK HERE TO FILL OUT A HELP TICKET

2020 - 2021 SCHOOL CALENDAR

CLICK HERE FOR OUR SCHOOL CALENDAR

MANSFIELD PUBLIC SCHOOLS' DIGITAL RESOURCES SITE

Within this site, you can find How To Documents and Video Tutorials for some of the most common technologies and digital tools used throughout the district.

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