Monday Matters

Thelma Jones Elementary Week of May 26th- May 29th

Greetings Shark Families!!

It's the last week of school! All grades will be finalized in Skyward by the end of the day on May 28th. PLEASE make sure you have submitted assignments to your child's teacher.


It's been an interesting school year, to say the least. We are so grateful to know that our TJE family stayed strong during this time. Even with the school year coming to an official end, please know that we are just an email away.


We hope your family takes time in the summer to rest and disconnect from technology for a bit. Likewise, we hope you find time to have fun.


Please stay connected to the Mansfield ISD website for the latest news concerning COVID19 and the 2020-2021 school year.

Thelma Jones Google Webpage with Lessons

Our 4th Grade Clap-Out is Wednesday, May 27th at 6:00. We can't wait to see your smiling faces.

Technology- DEVICE RETURN

Please take a look at the information provided for all district issued devices.

MISD Parent Feedback and Needs Assessment

All Mansfield ISD parents/guardians are encouraged to complete the district’s feedback and needs assessment survey.

Through the survey, MISD will understand how to best support students in a distance learning environment, with specific focus on well-being and social-emotional learning. The survey will also be used to understand the needs of families.

Data collected will help the district plan for the 2020-21 school year.

View and complete the survey here.

The survey will be available May 18 through June 1. Please note that no identifying information will be collected or reported except for the name of the campus being referred.

If you have questions regarding this survey, contact Dr. Kisha McDonald, director of social-emotional learning, at KishaMcDonald@misdmail.org.

Proof of Residency 2020-2021

2020-2021 Changes in Submitting Proof of Residence

Dear Parent/Guardian:

Mansfield ISD welcomes you and your family to a new school year! Before school starts in August, all students are required to provide proof of residence (POR). May service dates or later

All families with returning students to Mansfield Independent School District may email their proof of residence to their student’s current campus at: Tjones_POR@misdmail.org

PLEASE NOTE: Each campus has their own email address, so if you have multiple students at different campuses, you will need to send a separate POR to each campus’ email.

Satisfactory proof of residence includes:

  • Electric, Gas, or Water Bill – with May service dates or later

Newly Established Residency in last 30 days includes:

  • Lease Agreement
    • The lease agreement may be acceptable if it is new (30 days or less).
    • Is used when you do not have a utility bill and the lease states bills are paid by lessor.
    • Other documentation may be requested when a utility bill is not available.
    • The lease agreement must list the student occupants.

Any of the above forms of proof of residency utilized by MISD residents must show a service address. Lease agreements must show a beginning and ending date and the address of the property with signatures from both the lessor and lessee. Families who have a contract on a home that will close within 45 days of the beginning of school, will need to confer with Student Services on applicable Board Policies and guidelines for enrollment. Failure to provide the necessary documentation may result in enrollment delays or withdrawal from school.

Shark Tank News Crew

PICTURES PICTURES PICTURES

If you ordered Valentines Dance pictures or prepaid for spring pictures, your orders have arrived. Someone from our office staff will reach out to you this week with times for picture pick up.

YEARBOOKS

We are still waiting patiently for yearbooks. Our yearbook editor has been in frequent contact with the company for updates. As of now, they have assured us that they have gone to print and they will notify us of an ETA. Unfortunately, they are working with a limited number of employees due to COVID19 restrictions. We are staying on top of this matter and will notify you with any updates.

WE HAVE 2 library book bins sitting outside in the front of the school. please feel free to drop off library books this week.

Lunch Menu

Grading Policy

Counselor's Corner

https://forms.gle/4mBe2i7sd1BDnVTaA

Like most of you, I am finding that each day brings a new set of unexpected challenges. I continue to walk a thin tightrope between taking care of my kids and working from home. I’m a glass half full kind of person who tries to find something positive in each new day. Some days it’s easy. Some days, not so much. Check out the third video in the series Motivational Moments from the Just Say Yes! Organization: When Life Gives You Lemons:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zKPxZ82YfDE&feature=youtu.be .

As a counselor I often use literature and humor to share life lessons with children. My favorite series to do this with is the Piggie and Elephant Series by Mo Willems. He has created LUNCH DOODLES with Mo Willems for students to watch while they are distance learning at home. Mr. Willems talks about writing children’s stories and even gives drawing lessons. It’s a lot of fun and anyone can do it! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RmzjCPQv3y8

Enjoy these last few days of school. I, for one, am going to take my very chaotic lemons and make lemonade! You can request a check in for any reason, whether there is a social emotional issue that needs to be addressed or you just want to visit. Know that you are loved, and I am here for you!



Credit By Exam Registration Grades K-5

Mansfield Independent School District will provide Credit by Exam in grades one (1) through twelve (12) for the purpose of grade acceleration. This exam is for students who have had NO instruction in the grade they are requesting to accelerate. Students in grades one (1) through five (5) may be accelerated one grade level upon successful completion of the exam, school recommendation, and parent consent.

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSc9D7UoKUf0io3VJ2YgNDEeV5bkhwpQ3lDbjxyUjEjLVEuFoA/viewform

Big picture

Do you need to update your email address or phone numbers in Skyward? You can make those changes in Family Access.


Here's how:

  • Log into Family Access
  • Click on My Account (top right corner)
  • When the Account Settings screen opens, there is place for your email address and up to three phone numbers.
    • Please note – Each parent/guardian can enter one email address to receive communication via Skyward Message Center.
  • Once changes are made, click Save.


If you, parent/guardian, is unable to log into Family Access, there are a couple options:

1 – Use the Forgot Your Password link from the Family Access login page

2 – Email misdregistration@misdmail.org

COVID19 Updates from MISD

MISD Community Resources

Big picture