Rolling in the Know
Volume 40: Keeping JLSD families informed
Thank you for choosing the Jackson Local School District to enroll your child! We are excited to work with you to make sure your child succeeds. Our goal at Jackson Local is to nurture and challenge our students so they become lifelong learners and confident leaders. We believe education is a partnership, and we know you are an expert when it comes to your child. We hope you will share your expertise with us. We look forward to standing alongside you and sharing your child’s success in the years ahead. Again, thank you for choosing Jackson Local.
SAUDER EARNS BLUE RIBBON AWARD
Sauder Elementary School is one of just 297 schools around the country, and 13 in Ohio, to be designated a 2022 National Blue Ribbon School. The U.S. Department of Education made the announcement Friday morning. This recognition is based on Sauder’s exemplary academic performance.
Sauder is the third of six Jackson Local School District schools to earn National Blue Ribbon status. Jackson High School and Lake Cable Elementary earned the prestigious awards in 2009.
“This is a tremendous achievement for our Sauder Elementary families, our students, our teachers and support staff, and Principal John Reindel,” Jackson Local School District Superintendent Chris DiLoreto said. “The Blue Ribbon award is among the highest honors a school can receive. We appreciate the collaboration between our families, our school, and the greater Jackson Township community.”
National Blue Ribbon Schools serve as models of effective school practices for state and district educators and other schools nationwide. The Blue Ribbon award affirms and validates the hard work of students, educators, families, and communities striving for — and attaining — exemplary achievement.
“We are blessed to partner with great parents and families to educate their children,” Sauder Principal John Reindel said. “In addition to the collaboration with our families, we have a tireless staff of teachers, cooks, custodians, monitors, support staff, and many others who tirelessly work to provide our students with an environment that fosters growth and promotes learning.”
The U.S. Department of Education can invite up to 420 schools each year to apply. Recommendations from the top education official in each state are received by the U.S. Department of Education. From there, a rigorous application process takes place.
“I applaud all the honorees for the 2022 National Blue Ribbon Schools Award for creating vibrant, welcoming, and affirming school communities where students can learn, grow, reach their potential, and achieve their dreams,” U.S. Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona said. “As our country continues to recover from the pandemic, we know that our future will only be as strong as the education we provide all our children. Blue Ribbon Schools have gone above and beyond to keep students healthy and safe while meeting their academic, social, emotional, and mental health needs. These schools show what is possible to make an enduring, positive difference in students’ lives.”
All schools are recognized in one of two performance categories, based on all student scores, subgroup students scores, and graduation rates:
Exemplary High-Performing Schools are among their state’s highest-performing schools as measured by state assessments or nationally normed tests;
Exemplary Achievement Gap-Closing Schools are among their state’s high-performing schools in closing achievement gaps between a school’s student groups and all students.
The Jackson Local Schools Foundation provided a taco bar for our staff at Sauder Elementary to celebrate their Blue Ribbon achievement.
PRO FOOTBALL HALL OF FAME COMMUNITY TAILGATE PARTY
Before our Homecoming football game vs. GlenOak on September 30, the Pro Football Hall of Fame is sponsoring a community tailgate party for Polar Bear fans. The first 500 people will receive a tailgate dinner of hotdog, macaroni salad, baked beans, chips and water between 5 p.m.-6:30 p.m. There will be cornhole games, music, and a festive atmosphere before the game. Then at 6:30 all fans are invited to be in the stands for the start of Homecoming festivities. The tailgate part will take place in the grass parking area between Jackson Memorial Middle School and Sauder Elementary. Come out and support the Polar Bears vs. GlenOak that night!
HELP US WIN FREE MONEY!
Yes, that's right! Free money! The only thing you have to do is vote Jackson in the Community One Credit Union Favorite Local School contest. Click on the button below and vote for Jackson in the panel on the right of the page. You can vote once daily through October 22. The first place school will win $500 and the 2nd & 3rd place schools will each win $250!
FOOTBALL GAME NIGHT TRAFFIC FLOW
Please view the map below for updated traffic flow protocol for varsity football games on Friday nights at Robert Fife Stadium. Also, it is better to purchase your tickets before the game than to do so on game night at the stadium. All tickets are purchased online and those who wait to do so on Friday night are at the mercy of cellular phone connections in a highly congested area. To buy your tickets before any home Jackson game, please follow this link: https://jacksonpolarbears.org/event-tickets
JHS HOMECOMING THEME: "THE GREAT GATSBY"
Jackson High School's Homecoming Dance will be held October 1 and the homecoming game will be September 30. The theme for this year's homecoming is "The Great Gatsby." Tickets will go on sale September 23 and end at noon on September 29. Tickets can be purchased started on September 23 by visiting this link. Tickets are $15 each. Dance forms are available to students to bring a guest from another school. Forms must be turned in before September 29. They can NOT be turned in at the door. Middle school students are not permitted to attend as a guest.
START WITH HELLO WEEK
DOWNLOAD THE JACKSON LOCAL APP
SOCIAL MEDIA RESOURCES FOR PARENTS
How do I find hidden apps on an iPhone?Open the App Store on your child’s phone
Tap on their picture in the upper right corner
Tap “My Purchases”
This is where you can access and review every app your student has ever downloaded
Apps they downloaded (and might have deleted) have a cloud icon next to them
How do I find hidden apps on an Android phone?
Open the Google Play Store (on your child’s phone and ensure you are on the homepage)Select the Account Icon next to the search bar
Click on “Manage Apps & device”
Select the “Manage” tab
All installed apps will be listed
To view uninstalled apps, tap “Installed” then tap “Not installed”. Apps that have been removed from the device will be listed below
THIS WEEK'S POLAR BEAR SPORTS SCHEDULE
FREE LITERACY-READINESS PROGRAM
The Stark County District Library is starting a school readiness program. This program will focus on birth to age 8 and sharing with families ways they can help their children with literacy at a young age. The program also will be offering homework help. The program is available in group sessions, one on one(monthly), or a one-time session giving parents help and tools. This is a free resource
See the flyer below for more details or download by clicking on attachment below.
SEE SOMETHING, SAY SOMETHING
You can use the link below to our anonymous reporting system through Sandy Hook. Simply type in Jackson High School or Jackson Middle School and select the school for which you a reporting a tip.
STREAMING POLAR BEAR ATHLETIC CONTESTS
Certain Jackson High School varsity athletic events will be available on the Jackson Polar Bears Streaming Network again this season. All home football, volleyball, and girls and boys soccer games will be streamed online. The cost for each game is $8. Season bundling packages are available for each of those sports or a Jackson Polar Bears All-Sports Streaming Pass is available for $100. That pass gets the purchaser all JHS streaming home games of the above mentioned sports, as well as girls and boys basketball, baseball, and softball. Just visit this link to view all the streaming options available.
Polar Bears Streaming Network
All streaming games are Jackson home games only. All-Sports Channel Purchasing this ticket will get you access to all home Jackson Polar Bears streaming events (home football, volleyball, boys and girls soccer, boys and girls basketball, baseball, softball). Football Streaming Season Ticket Purchasing this ticket will get you all Jackson Polar Bear home football games.
JACKSON TOWNSHIP SAFETY CENTER OPEN HOUSE
FREE/REDUCED LUNCHES REQUIRE APPLICATION
The USDA no longer is offering free breakfast and lunch for public education students for this school year. If you THINK YOU MIGHT qualify for free or reduced breakfast/lunch, please fill out the free and reduced lunch form. If you have questions about this form, please contact Marsha Escola, Food Service Supervisor, at 330-830-8031. All application information is confidential. There are additional benefits for free and reduced lunch recipients, including fees and college entrance tests.
Elementary families who do not qualify for free or reduced lunch will be charged $2.00 for breakfast and $3.00 for lunch. Middle and high school breakfast is $2.50 and lunch is $3.50. To find school menus for our school, please click this link. Please click any menu item to see nutritional information including possible allergens.To add money to your child’s meal account, please click the following link to connect to Pay School Central.
JACKSON LOCAL SEEKS TO SERVE CHILDREN WITH DISABILITIES
Within the intent of the federal statutes (Rehabilitation Act of 1973-section 504 and Individuals with Disabilities Education Act IDEA-public law 105-17), the Jackson Local School District continues its effort to locate and identify children with disabilities from birth through age 21. Children with disabilities have physical, emotional, and or mental impairments that may require special education. Public schools provide free and appropriate education regardless of a child’s disability. However, before these children can be served, they must be found. Many of these children are not visible because they may not function in the community’s mainstream, and many are preschoolers. Parents may not realize that programs and services are available through their school district or from agencies in their community. If you are aware of a child who may need a special education program or services, contact Kathy Brand, Jackson Local School District’s Special Programs Director with any question you may have regarding the above notice at 330-830-8006.
HELP WANTED ... JACKSON LOCAL SCHOOLS EMPLOYMENT SITE
HOW TO REACH US
Striving for Excellence
Superintendent: Christopher DiLoreto
Board of Education:
Christopher V. Goff, Esq., president
Tonya M. Wright, vice president
Lia Jones, Esq.
Thomas W. Winkhart, Esq.
Location: 7602 Fulton Drive Northwest, Massillon, OH, USA
Phone: (330) 830-8000