Jefferson Journal

April 9th

Office News

Important April Dates

Sunday, April 11: 4K Open House from 1:00-2:00 pm at Riverview, YMCA, Lakeshore Child Care, and Head Start

Tuesday, April 13: Virtual Parent-Teacher Conferences at 4:00-7:30 pm

Wednesday, April 14: Early Release Day at 1:10 pm

Thursday, April 15: Virtual Parent-Teacher Conferences at 4:00-7:30 pm

Friday, April 16: NO SCHOOL--Virtual Parent-Teacher Conferences at 8:00-10:00 am

Week of April 19-23: Forward Testing for Virtual Students--View schedule here!

Monday, April 19: April PTO Meeting via Google Meet at 5:00-6:00 pm -- JOIN HERE!

Wednesday, April 21: Early Release Day at 1:10 pm

Wednesday, April 28: Early Release Day at 1:10 pm

Friday, April 30: NO SCHOOL--Staff Professional Development Day

Early Release Wednesdays

Every Wednesday is an Early Release at 1:10 pm. Please make sure your child is picked up no later than 1:20 pm.

No School Friday

There will be No School for MPSD Elementary students on Friday, April 16th for Parent/Teacher Conferences or Friday, April 30th for a Staff Development Day.

Drop-Off/Pick-Up Reminder

As a reminder, the following locations are allowed for drop-off/pick-up:

  • Manila Street
  • the east side of 14th Street--Please cross at the crosswalks!
  • the north side of Division Street--Please cross at the crosswalks!


Parents should not pull in the parking lot for drop-off or pick-up. This space is for staff and school buses only.

State Testing

Forward Testing-Grades 3-5

Students in Grades 3-5 will take the WI Forward Assessment this spring. Our Jefferson testing window will be April 13-May 14. All testing for virtual students and in-person students must take place at Jefferson and cannot be delivered virtually. Students in Grades 3-5 will be tested in ELA and Math. Additionally, students in Grade 4 will be tested in Science and Social Studies.


Virtual Learners

Testing will take place the week of April 19-23. Please view THIS SCHEDULE to find the specific times your child will come to Jefferson for testing. If you have any questions about Forward testing or what this will look like, please contact Mrs. DeArmond at (920)663-9532 or at dearmondc@mpsd.school Virtual students do not need to bring their Chromebook. They must wear a mask and should bring a book to read.


In-Person Learners

Tuesday, April 13--Grades 3, 4, 5

Thursday, April 15--Grades 3, 4, 5

Tuesday, April 20--Grade 4

Wednesday, April 21--Grades 3, 4, 5

Thursday, April 21--Grade 4

Tuesday, April 27--Grades 3, 4, 5

Thursday, April 29--Grade 4

PALS Testing-Grades K-2

Students in Grades K-2 will take the PALS Early Literacy Assessment this spring. Our Jefferson testing window will be April 26-May 21. All testing for virtual students and in-person students must take place at Jefferson and cannot be delivered virtually. Communication about specific testing dates for your child will be communicated in the near future.

Technology Collection

All Chromebooks, chargers, and hotspots will be collected. If your child is learning in-person and you have not returned their Chromebook to school, please do so. For our current virtual learners, we will be collecting all electronics the week of June 14th after the school year is completed.
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Summer School

Summer School Registration is OPEN!

It is time to think summer! MPSD is excited to share our Summer School 2021 Course Catalog. You can check out the variety of opportunities here, including athletics, enrichment, summer academy, and middle school transition.


NEW THIS YEAR - all registration will be done ONLINE through Infinite Campus from April 7 - May 14. If you haven't done so already, please log in/ create your parent portal prior to registration. The course catalog contains information needed to complete this process.

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Updates from School Nurse

5th Grade Immunizations

Students entering 6th grade (age 11) are required by law to receive a booster vaccine of Tdap (Tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis) vaccine or sign a waiver of declination for personal, medical or religious reasons. A waiver can be found on the MPSD website under services>nursing services>parent forms. Due to the limited access of medical appointments in the last year many children are behind in this requirement. Please see your medical provider, public health department, or health center to schedule your appointment PRIOR to school beginning next year.


Other recommended Preteen and teen vaccines include:

  • Meningococcal-protects against the bacteria that causes meningitis

  • HPV-protects against cancers and other diseases caused by human papillomavirus

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UPDATED (3/26): My Child Is Ill. Now What?

My child is exhibiting the following new onset of unexplained symptoms:


● One of the following:

• Fever (100.4 or greater)

• New loss of taste or smell


● OR Two or more of the following:

•Cough

•Body aches

•Congestion (sinus, chest)

•Chills

•Shortness of breath

•GI symptoms (Nausea/vomiting/diarrhea)

•Sore throat

•Headache


They must stay home from school!


IN ORDER TO RETURN TO SCHOOL, ONE OF THE FOLLOWING OPTIONS MUST TAKE PLACE AND BE COMMUNICATED TO YOUR SCHOOL OFFICE:


Option 1. See a healthcare provider and have a written return to school letter.


Option 2. COVID-19 testing is performed. If negative results may return the next school day if symptoms are improved. If positive follow the prescribed isolation guidelines.


Option 3. Quarantine for 10 days. If this option is chosen, ALL OF THE FOLLOWING MUST OCCUR:

○ MUST stay home from school for ten (10) days from when symptoms first appeared

○ MUST be fever free for at least 24 hours without the used of fever reducing medications

○ All other symptoms have improved.

MPSD 4K Registration

The MPSD offers free 4K for children who will be age 4 by September 1, 2021. Registration will take place during the week of April 12th. More information regarding open house options and registration details are forthcoming. If you would like to ensure your child(ren) receives a postcard in the mail with this information, please email Sara Disch at dischs@mpsd.school with parent name, household address, student name, and student birthdate.

MPSD 4K Open House

4K Open Houses will be held on April 11th


Will your child be 4 years old by September 1, 2021? If you would like to learn about the Manitowoc Public School District’s 4K program for fall 2021 join us for our Open House event on Sunday, April 11th from 1:00-2:00 pm.

Visit any or all of these 4K locations:
* Head Start - 4400 Michigan Avenue & 1130 S 9th Street
* Lakeshore Child Care Center - 3400 Division Street
* Riverview School - 4400 Michigan Avenue
* YMCA - 205 Maritime Drive

During the open houses you can:

- Visit multiple sites
- Get your questions answered
- Pick up a registration form
- Learn about wraparound child care
- Get information about bussing

Registration will take place at Riverview School during the week of April 12 - 16, 2021. Hours are Monday 9am to 4pm / Tuesday 9am to 6pm / Wednesday 9am to 4pm / Thursday 9am to 6pm / Friday 9am to 4pm. Please bring your child’s immunization record and birth certificate to registration.

Visit http://www.manitowocpublicschools.org/services/4k to learn more about our 4K program


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Jefferson Community Connections

#TogetherWeCan Parent Group

This is a chance for Jefferson parents and caregivers to get together virtually to discuss issues they are facing while building a community of adults that they know will be there for them to help them through the highs and lows of life. April Topics: effects of COVID 19 on each other; engaging my child in virtual learning and/or any question you would like to bring up with the group

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Suicide Prevention Workshop for MPSD Families

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Grow It Forward Pantry

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Chartwells Food Service

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Parent Support

Our Student Support Leader, Tara Foytik, will be available for YOU to text, email, or call to address any questions or issues you may be having during in-person or virtual learning!


Options to contact Tara Foytik:

Text/Call: (920)323-5736

Email: foytikt@mpsd.school

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Student Web Help Ticket

Click here if your child's Chromebook is not working properly and you need help.

Check Out Library Books

Learn how to log in, search, place books on holds for materials pick-up, and read ebooks on Destiny Discover.

Covid-19 Reporting Form

If you or someone in your family is having symptoms or has tested positive for COVID-19 please fill out the COVID-19 Reporting Form.

STAY CONNECTED

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Join our Facebook Page

We would love to have you 'like' our Jefferson Elementary School Facebook page and our Jefferson PTO Facebook page. We post photos of our students engaging in learning, important announcements, links to community events for families, and so much more. It is a great way to stay connected to all things happening at Jefferson!
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