Jordan/Jackson News You Can Use

Wednesday, September 30, 2020

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WE'RE GETTING READY FOR YOUR ARRIVAL!

2020 - 2021 SCHOOL CALENDAR

CLICK HERE FOR OUR SCHOOL CALENDAR

BUS REGISTRATION DEADLINE IS OCTOBER 1, 2020

The deadline to register for Pay-N-Ride transportation is October 1, 2020. (You must register IF your student is grade K - 6 AND you live within 2 miles - OR - Your student is in grade 7 and above regardless of distance. You must register even if you are on a fee waiver.)


Per State regulations, all buses will be at reduced capacity and students will be assigned a seat for the school year to maximize social distancing and reduce the spread of COVID. Starting on October 2, 2020 no bus registrations will be accepted until we have finalized bus capacity and seating assignments. Once bus capacity is identified, the school will re-open the registration process. Please understand that this could take several weeks. If you do not register by October 1, please make alternate travel arrangements until the registration re-opens.


Bus routes will be posted on our website as soon as they become available. Click HERE for the registration link.

ADDENDUM TO OUR STUDENT HANDBOOK

Please review the Returning and Learning addendum to our Student Handbook. Sign off sheets to acknowledge that you have read the addendum will go home with students on their first day of in-person learning, October 15 - 16.


Click HERE for our Student Handbook

Click HERE for our Returning and Learning Handbook Addendum


Copies of both the handbook and the addendum can always be found on our website: Jordan/Jackson Elementary website

NOTE: FIRST DAY OF IN-PERSON LEARNING

Please note our first day of in-person learning for hybrid cohorts is as follows:


Cohort A (Last Names A-K), 1st Day In-Person = October 15, Mondays and Thursdays

Cohort B (Last Names L-Z), 1st Day In-Person = October 16, Tuesdays and Fridays


ALL WEDNESDAYS WILL BE REMOTE FOR THE 2020-2021 SCHOOL YEAR

STUDENT LATE ARRIVALS AND EARLY DISMISSALS

An Excerpt from our Returning and Learning Handbook Addendum Regarding Attendance

Student attendance will be tracked each day. It is expected that students attend their remote learning and/or in-person classes as scheduled. Absenteeism will be addressed considering guidance from the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. Students who are quarantined due to contact, but are not sick, would not be marked absent because they can attend remotely. Families should notify the child's teacher or the school office regarding individual circumstances that may arise which interfere with the student’s ability to attend (internet issues, connectivity problems, etc.) class remotely.


For the 2020-2021 school year, a parent/guardian email will be accepted to excuse illness where a doctor’s office visit is not required. The purpose of this procedure is to encourage families to keep their child home if they are exhibiting symptoms or are feeling unwell. When possible, it would be helpful to give your child's teacher advance notice that your child will be absent, late, or dismissed.

UPCOMING IMPORTANT DATES

Curriculum Night: Wednesday, October 7, 2020

Grade 3 - 6:00pm to 6:30pm

Grade 4 - 6:40pm to 7:10pm

Grade 5 - 7:20pm to 7:50pm


Each teacher will be sending out a Google Meet link to families; look for more information to follow.


Return-to-Hybrid Information Session: Tuesday, October 13, 2020 @ 7:00pm

This will be a live virtual presentation. A link will be provided on our website on October 13.

GETTING BUMPED OUT OF YOUR GOOGLE MEETS?

Visit the new Chromebook Messaging page that has been created by the IT department to share information with students and families. The content will change as needed and is now focused on suggestions you can follow for improving Google Meet performance. Please take a moment to review the content of the page and take action as suggested. After you are done reading, you can navigate off the page to continue your work. The date at the top of the page will be updated when new information is posted.

News You Can Use - Digital Learning

Do you or your student have questions about how to use some of the most common technology tools at MPS? To help with those "how do I..." questions, we recently launched the Mansfield Public Schools Student and Family Digital Resources Website. This site includes step-by-step How To Documents and Video Tutorials for resources like Google Meet and Google Classroom, and general tech tips. New resources will be added throughout the year. The site can be accessed from your school's website under the Student or Parent tabs. Click Digital Resources Site from the tab menu. We hope you'll find this new resource helpful.
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