JRB Family Newsletter

March 22, 2021

We Need Lunch/Recess Aides For Our Return To 5-Days Of School

Email nnorth@awrsd.org if you have an interest in helping out.

Our Return To Full In Person Learning

April always brings about change, but this year is certainly going to be a record-setting one. We are very excited to welcome students back into JRB for 5 days of in-person learning. Our recent survey results pointed to a few topics that needed to be addressed, so here is our best attempt:


Many of our staff members have taken advantage of vaccine appointments and will have received their first dose prior to April 5th.


We would like to encourage as many families as possible to use our buses. The regulations for bussing were lifted on February 11th. Students will remain masked on the bus at all times and have assigned seats.


Students will continue to sit a least 6 feet apart in our cafeteria. We will be using the entire cafeteria and some of the gymnasium to make this happen.


Students' desks will be spaced at least 3 feet apart. We will continue to remind students to give everyone around them space when traveling in the hallways as well.


Students will maintain at least 6 feet of distance from one another. Snack and mask breaks can be held outside as often as possible when the weather is good. For inclement weather days, we will provide a schedule for classes to have snacks in our other large spaces.


We will continue to maintain cleaning procedures. Our custodians are working nonstop at least 6 days a week to keep our buildings clean and safe.


At this time we are not able to offer extended day. We will continue to revisit this as the year progresses.

Pool Testing

The district's effort to offer pool testing in school is still ongoing. If you wish to sign up, please click here.

Afternoon PreK parents, since the testing needs to take place in the morning, there is a slight change for you. If you signed up for the pool testing and your child attends afternoon PreK at Learning Tree, we would ask that you drive to the K-5 parent drop-off circle Monday morning at 8:45 and park. Our staff will then come out to your vehicle for the testing.

Important Chromebook Information

We are so excited that we were finally able to distribute Chromebooks. Please refer to these two videos with assistance in how to set up and take care of your AWRSD Chromebook.

What To Do When the Device Doesn’t Work

Please fill out the AWRSD Technical Support Request Form (bit.ly/awrsd-help-form) if a student is having trouble with a school-issued device.

AWFAE Big Money Raffle

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Drawing is on St. Patrick's Day
Only 300 tickets to be sold.
Tickets are $100 each and the winner receives $5,000.
To buy a ticket, text 'BIGMONEYRAFFLE' to 855-202-2100 or go to
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AWRSD Travel Guidelines

Please remember to reach out to our school nurse at jflis@awrsd.org if you plan on leaving the state for travel. You can read all of the district travel guidelines here.

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