JCMS ELL News: May 22, 2020
Summer Spanish Translation Phone Line 785-717-4809
Questions over summer? Need Spanish translation?
While our aides would love to help, they cannot do that over the summer. You can call 785-717-4809 to speak with someone who would be happy to assist you in Spanish.
VACCINES NEEDED FOR UPCOMING 7TH GRADERS
- When you turn age 11- you will need to have a Tdap & Meningococcal vaccine. This can be completed now, but is not required until beginning of 7th grade. Many students have already received these vaccines. You can provide a copy of the vaccine record to the nurse office, if you have not done this already. In planning for next semester, please review the posted news/documents regarding important vaccines, sports physicals, permission slips, etc.
- Middle School forms: Emergency Action Plans for Epipens, Seizure Action Plans, & Asthma Action Plans, need to be completed & signed by a medical provider and a parent/guardian. All signatures are required for a student to self-carry an inhaler or an Epipen. Other medication permission forms need to be completed by a parent/guardian.
- All forms can be found at http://www.usd475.org/programs/health-services/
- Geary County Health Department (785) 762-5788
- Konza Prairie Community Health Center (785) 238-4711
- Irwin Army Community Hospital (785) 239-DOCS
- Geary Community Hospital Pediatrics (785) 762-5437
- Pediatric Associates of Manhattan (785) 537-9030
- Geary Community Hospital Family Practice
- Marc Felts or Tiffany Naccarato (785) 762-2585
- Todd Frieze (785) 762-4488
- Carissa Horton or Dana Williams (785) 762-2585
- Teran Naccarato or Dennis Sewell (785) 762-4884
Yearbooks and student materials left behind
If your student still has materials/items left at school, parents may get those items when they come for yearbook pick-up (after June 1st).
Student Computers over the summer!
- If your child is planning on returning to USD 475 in the fall, all district materials may be kept over the summer and returned at the beginning of the 2020-2021 school year.
- Any student NOT returning in the fall will need to turn in their materials to the Larry Dixon Center 920 W. 6th St.
- Drop off dates and times:
Monday-Friday 8:00am to 3:30pm. Please ensure that your student has completed assignments before turning materials in.
Materials to return to the district if NOT returning are:
- computers, hotspots, chargers, computer cases
- Textbooks or library books
- Band equipment
- Other district materials
What will school look like in the fall?
2020-2021 Enrollment - Please enroll now!
Parent Survey from Teaching & Learning Department
Dorothy Bramlage Public Library Summer Reading Program!
Every year the library has a summer reading program for children and teens in grades PreK—12th! This year’s Summer Reading theme is “Imagine Your Story!” Our Summer Reading program is from May 18—August 2. When you sign up for the summer reading program, children and teens have the opportunity to win a total of 3 prizes! How do you win prizes? Simple. Read, read, read.
There are 4 summer reading programs for 3 age groups (PreK, K-5th grade and teens (6th-12th grade). Teens in grades 6th-12th have the option of either doing the program by minutes or books. Each age group has 3 prize levels. After participants complete a prize level, they can collect their prize from the library.
Registration begins May 18. Participants can either register online (www.jclib.org) or in-person throughout the summer. (Patrons can register their child over the phone and do curbside pickup for their child’s summer reading bag from May 18-30 ONLY-the library will only be open by scheduled appointments.)
Age Groups & Prize Levels:
PreK (ages 0-5) Group: Reads a total of 600 minutes
200 minutes of reading—1st prize
400 minutes of reading—2nd prize
600 minutes of reading—3rd prize
K-5th Group: Reads a total of 1000 minutes
300 minutes of reading—1st prize
600 minutes of reading—2nd prize
1000 minutes of reading—3rd prize
Teen (6th-12th grades) Minutes Group: Reads a total of 1500 minutes
500 minutes of reading—1st prize
1000 minutes of reading—2nd prize
1500 minutes of reading—3rd prize
Teen (6th-12th grades) Book Group: Reads a total of 15 books
Read 5 books—1st prize
Read 10 books—2nd prize
Read 15 books—3rd prize
For any questions about summer reading, contact the Dorothy Bramlage Public Library either by phone (785-238-4311) or by email (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Please update student computers over the summer!
Video: How to update student computers - Spanish
Video: How to update student computers - English
USD 475 Summer Food Update
The US Department of Agriculture is granting approval for school districts to continue meal distribution programs through June 30, 2020.
The District intends to continue its meal delivery to nine sites through this extended period.
- Meals are served weekdays from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
- All children ages 1 through 18 qualify to receive free meals but must be present at the pick-up site.
- A double allowance of meals is to be provided on Friday May 22nd to help meet nutritional needs over Memorial Day weekend.
Distribution sites include:
- Spring Valley
- Early Childhood Development Center
- Karns Building
Due to pandemic restrictions and the need to operate in a controlled environment, the District will NOT be serving out of its non-traditional food distribution sites this summer including the 12th Street Community Building and Public Library.
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