Jordan/Jackson News You Can Use

Wednesday, December 2, 2020

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DECEMBER 2 - LOOKING TO SUPPORT YOUR CHILD?

Looking for ways to better support your child in these difficult and unprecedented times? Log on to the McLean School Consultation Service’s webinar on how to support elementary school students on 12/2/2020 from 6:00-7:30pm. After viewing this webinar, you will walk away with tangible skills for how to help your child use their strengths to engage in school as well as ways to help your child calm down when they are having a difficult time.


Join from a PC, Mac, iPad, iPhone or Android device:

Please click this URL to join. https://partners.zoom.us/j/87612524473


Or join by phone:

Dial (for higher quality, dial a number based on your current location):

US: +1 646 876 9923 or +1 301 715 8592 or +1 312 626 6799 or +1 669 900 6833 or +1 253 215 8782 or +1 346 248 7799 or +1 408 638 0968

Webinar ID: 876 1252 4473


International numbers available: https://partners.zoom.us/u/kedskmGLhi

PARENT-TEACHER CONFERENCES DECEMBER 9 AND 10

Wednesday, December 9 (½ Day & Evening)

Thursday, December 10 (½ Day)


All meetings will be held virtually or by phone. For staff scheduling virtual meetings, they may utilize an online platform to share available meeting times with families. The tool integrates with Google Meet and once families sign up for a time, a meeting appointment will be automatically sent, which will include the meeting link. Staff will be sending (or have sent) communication regarding the process. Our team teachers will have a varying schedule as they have in previous years. This is to accommodate for both teachers to meet together, with all families.


REMINDER: Students will be dismissed at 11:30am

UPCOMING IMPORTANT DATES

December 9 and 10 - Early Dismissal at 11:30am

December 9 and 10 - Parent-Teacher Conferences

December 23 - Early Dismissal at 11:30am

December 24, 2020 - January 3, 2021 - No School/Winter Break

REPORT CARDS

Hybrid and Daily cohort students will be receiving their report cards on their in-person day (December 3 and 4). Report cards for Virtual cohort students will be mailed by December 4.

Influenza Vaccine Requirement for School Attendance: Kindergarten through Grade 12

Beginning with the 2020-2021 school year, influenza vaccine will be required for all students. Influenza vaccine is always important to receive to reduce the risk of getting sick with influenza, reduce the severity of disease if one does get sick (including the risk of hospitalization) due to influenza, as well as preventing the spread of influenza to others. During the COVID-19 pandemic, influenza vaccine will be especially critical to reduce the overall impact of respiratory illness on the population, protect vulnerable populations from severe illness, and decrease the overall burden on the healthcare system.


Which students need to receive influenza vaccine?

Students in Kindergarten – Grade 12 will be required to receive influenza vaccine for the current influenza season for school attendance unless they have a medical or religious exemption.


When do students need to receive influenza vaccine?

Students must receive influenza vaccine for the current season by December 31, 2020.


Are there any exemptions to receiving influenza vaccine?

Medical and religious exemptions are allowable in the state of Massachusetts.

If my school will be providing instruction remotely, will students still need to meet immunization requirements?

The school immunization requirements, including the requirement for seasonal influenza vaccine, apply to all Massachusetts students enrolled in Kindergarten through Grade 12, regardless of whether the district is providing instruction in-person, or using a hybrid or remote learning model.


This is the link to their complete document.

https://www.kingphilip.org/cms/lib/MA02212675/Centricity/ModuleInstance/6782/InfluenzaVaccine.pdf


UPDATED STUDENT ATTENDANCE

PLEASE CLICK HERE FOR UPDATES REGARDING THE DISTRICT'S ATTENDANCE POLICY

MANSFIELD SEPAC MEETINGS

December 3 @ 6:30pm: Parent Support Group Virtual Meeting

Topic of discussion: Breaking the Stigma: Managing Expectations Around the Holidays. Please register for this meeting by using this link: https://forms.gle/9gbpiqh9sySG6M1y9

Click HERE for more information.


December 8 @ 6:30pm: Mansfield SEPAC Virtual Meeting

The Federation for Children with Special Needs. Topic of discussion: Programs offered by FCSN and how parents can access these services. Please register in advance for this meeting by using this link: https://zoom.us/.../tJMscOuvrDgsEtzi_Y6nhkgYd3L5QMZrrB0H

ROTARY CLUB OF MANSFIELD TOYS FOR TOTS DRIVE - DROP OFF DEADLINE: DECEMBER 14

The Rotary Club of Mansfield will hold the 27th annual Toys for Tots Drive to collect and deliver toys to children in the area. Half of the toys collected are picked up by the local Marines and distributed to needy families in Bristol County. The other half is delivered to West Side Benevolent Circle of Mansfield for distribution to local families and their children.


Jordan/Jackson is again hosting decorated donation boxes in both our East and West offices. All toys should be new and unwrapped. The drive receives many toys for younger children, leaving teenagers with little to receive. Gift cards are great gifts for teens. Monetary donations are always welcome and can be sent to: Mansfield Rotary Club, P.O. Box 251, Mansfield, MA 02048.


Last day for drop-off is December 14.

GOOGLE UPDATES AND RESOURCES

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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.

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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.

RESPONSIBLE USE CHROMEBOOK POLICY KID-FRIENDLY VERSION

PLEASE REVIEW OUR POLICY REGARDING CHROMEBOOKS WITH YOUR CHILD

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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