September 28, 2021
Principal's Desk Chronicles for September
Dear Hull Jackson Families,
I hope that this newsletter finds each one of you doing well as we come to the end of the 7th week of school. At this point in the first quarter there has been a lot going on with your child(ren) and our school. That list includes:
- Beginning of the Year District Benchmark Assessments for students K-5
- Progress Reports
- Community Partner Meeting (Acquired multiple business partners to resource the school)
- Donation from Soles for Souls (A pair of Crocs for each of our students)
- PTO / Invest in Child Campaign launched
As we continue with the second half of the quarter, we appreciate your help with making sure that your child is here every day for the entire day. Remember, student’s attendance is calculated by the minutes they are in the building. They could be here for most of the day and have an early dismissal or tardy and those missing minutes will count against them. We are also in a year where we are trying very hard to make up time from a year and a few months where students were not in a “normal” school routine…every minute in the building counts.
Arrival and Dismissal is going well and a huge thanks to you. I want to remind and encourage you to use the drive through lanes. I know many of you walk your child to the door and/or drop them off and carry on to your next stop. Keep in mind, students are not supervised prior to 7:45 which can lead to potential situations. After talking with several parents, there is a perception that walking students to the door and bypassing the line is quicker, I assure you that the drive through line is quicker. We also say a HUGE thanks for you having your child’s number clearly visible in your front window (passenger side). If you need a replacement for the window, please let your teacher know.
MNPS is launching a Student Data Dashboard which is so exciting! Last week, you received a letter detailing the process for accessing your student’s information. We will repost that letter in an email in case it was lost in the shuffle and so you can stay up to date with your child’s info. Please keep in mind that the daily grades section will be updated weekly and not daily to allow teachers time to grade their work. Our goal is to have 100% of our families accessing this wonderful information.
Finally, I will continue to say, we want to know that we value and appreciate you sharing your child with us. Our goal at Hull Jackson is to develop the Whole Child alongside being the highest performing school in the Northwest Quadrant by Winter Break and the District by the end of the school year. I personally feel that we have the right kids and families to make this goal happen. Together, we will make this happen! If you have questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out.
Dr. Marti Cantrell
Calendar of Events
October 8: Students DO NOT report
October 11-15: Fall Break
October 19: Report Cards go home
October 28: Pink out Pop Out Day
October 29: Parent conference Day (Students do not report)
* A student is considered tardy at 8:01.
* Please send your child to school in Hull-Jackson SSA. Navy pants/skirts and white or navy shirts are acceptable. 4th and 5th grade students may wear yellow shirts.