Restart Jackson Newsletter No. 2
Information for parents, caregivers, and families
First Day Forms
If you have not received an email with the First Day Forms code, please check your spam folders in your email account and other folders in which your email provider might have automatically placed that email.
New student IDs providing safety
The identification cards will be used in our cafeterias as well. Students will simply have their cards read to buy a lunch. This creates a touchless ordering system, allowing for greater safety and more efficiently serving lunches.
Students also will use these cards to check out items from our libraries. Younger students can use them to unlock certain apps within their Chromebooks.
These cards will be delivered in the first week of school for all of our in-person students. Those opting to start in eLearning 2.0 and combine that with in-person instruction, will receive their cards when first reporting for in-person learning.
Students are REQUIRED to wear the ID cards above the waist during the school day while on school property. More information on these ID cars and an FAQ can be found here.
Revised JLSD Calendar for Students
Here are the most commonly asked questions we have answered from parents about the Restart Jackson plan for this school year.
Racial Equity Challenge to Dismantle Racism
The Jackson Local School District endorses the Racial Equity Challenge to Dismantle Racism and we encourage our stakeholders to follow this 15-day challenge and take part. Please visit the Racial Equity Unity Challenge website to take the challenge for the next 15 days.
The challenge is designed to create dedicated time and space to build more effective social justice habits, particularly those dealing with issues of race, power, privilege, and leadership. Participants will explore racial equity and social injustice through activities designed to dismantle racism and other forms of discrimination. This challenge was created by the Dismantling Racism Coalition of Stark County, a collaboration between United Way of Greater Stark County, YWCA Canton, Child & Adolescent Behavioral Health, Coming Together Stark County, Stark County Educational Service Center, Kent State University at Stark, Stark County Collaborative on Race Relations, Stark County Health Departments, Stark County Mental Health and Addiction Recovery, Stark Education Partnership, The Greater Stark County Urban League.
When is it safe to send my child back to school?
Here is a helpful decision tree to review for when to return your child to school AFTER a diagnosed illness.
Lunch menus, free and reduced application
Information on free and reduced lunch applications are on the Jackson Local website. It can easily be located here, as well as an online application.
Elementary eLearning 2.0 Chromebooks provided, pick-up dates set
August 18: 12 p.m.-6 p.m.
August 19: 8:15 a.m.-2 p.m.
Please wear a facial covering.
Schools open for orientation
August: 11: 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., for students with last names A-Gra
August 12: 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., for students with last names Grb-Par
August 13: 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., for students with last names Pas-Z
*** Bring a copy of your schedule to walk. Schedules will not be available at the schools. ***
Parent and student orientation for kindergarten will be held August 20 or August 21. Parents will sign up electronically for a 30-minute appointment. We strongly recommend no more than two parents and no other family members attend orientation. Information on how to schedule that appointment will be sent via email on August 14.
Elementary buildings may arrange self-guided tours upon request for other grade levels.
Jackson Local students in the news
How to talk to young children about COVID-19
How to reach us
Striving for Excellence
Superintendent: Christopher DiLoreto
Board of Education:
Thomas W. Winkhart, president
Kenneth J. Douglas
Christopher V. Goff
Tonya M. Wright