Jordan/Jackson News You Can Use
Wednesday, December 16, 2020
DECEMBER 16 - 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 12/16/2020 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.
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Webinar ID: 872 2445 6352
SNOW DAY PROCEDURES
It is the time of year when I begin to think ahead to the wintry weather that results in my calling a “snow day”. Our school calendar was designed with 5 additional days for inclement weather.
Recently the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education informed districts that under certain conditions, a school district can use remote learning when a “Snow Day” has been called and it will be counted as a school day. I want you to understand how I plan to manage this situation.
Mansfield Public Schools will not make any changes to our current inclement weather plan. A "snow day" will continue to be a "snow day" for our students and staff. There are several factors involved in my decision. First, I have heard from some teachers and students that it is not easy to pivot from hybrid lessons and schedules to remote (or vice versa). Second, a remote day of learning will never replace a day of in-person learning. Third, inclement weather oftentimes results in power outages in communities outside of Mansfield where many of our faculty live and a remote day of learning depends on electricity and the internet. Finally, our children have missed out on many fun activities during the pandemic; I’m not taking the joy of snow days away from them.
If needed, as the school year progresses and perhaps the number of days we need to make-up in June increases, I may re-evaluate this plan. As a reminder, the last day of school without any snow days is June 17. With 5 snow days, the last day of school would be June 24. ~ Superintendent Murphy
NEEDED!! SUBSTITUTE TEACHERS/PARAPROFESSIONALS AND LUNCH/RECESS MONITORS!!
Applications should be mailed or dropped off at Central Office, 2 Park Row, Mansfield Attention: Human Resources
Applications should be mailed or dropped off at Jordan/Jackson, 255 East Street, Mansfield
Attention: Denise daGraca
Influenza Vaccine Requirement for School Attendance
The Mansfield Public Schools adhere to Massachusetts Regulations, 105 CMR 200.000 & 220.000 which require a physical examination and up-to-date Immunizations prior to school entry.
Beginning with the 2020-2021 school year, influenza vaccine will be required for all students. All students must receive seasonal influenza (Flu) vaccine by December 31, 2020.
Please send confirmation of your child’s flu vaccination to your school health office. Health Office contact information can be found here.
Thank you for your adherence to this regulation. Influenza vaccine is always important to receive in order 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 is 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.
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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PLEASE CLICK HERE TO SEE THE CHECKLIST WHICH NEEDS TO BE REVIEWED EVERY MORNING BEFORE SENDING YOUR STUDENT TO SCHOOL.
PLEASE REVIEW OUR POLICY REGARDING CHROMEBOOKS WITH YOUR CHILD
CLICK HERE FOR SOME SUGGESTIONS FROM OUR TECH DEPARTMENT
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.