JCUE Monday Memo

March 29, 2021

Mission and Vision Statement

The mission of Jefferson County Upper Elementary School is to provide a 21st century learning environment that produces civically, responsible scholars that are college and career ready.

The vision of Jefferson County Upper Elementary School is to foster an enthusiastic, creative community of scholars ready to influence change in the world.

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Dear Families and Community Members:

This week our scholars are taking their final ELA and Math iReady screener tests. We are busy preparing for the final MAAP assessments and feeling positive about our upcoming results. However, we want to emphasize that students must attend class online or in-person to receive instruction that will assist in reaching their personal growth goals as well as the school meeting accountability goals.

This year it is our goal to accelerate from a F rating and D rating as our accountability score. Teaching and learning through the Covid-19 pandemic has presented its challenges, but we are committed to pushing forward to reach our goal.

We will discuss more about teaching and learning at our April Parent Meeting scheduled for April 15, 2021 at 5:30pm. Dismissal for Easter Break is April 1, 2021. Schools will be closed from April 2-5, 2021. Classes will resume Tuesday, April 6, 2021.

Thank you for being a supportive member of the JCUE school community.


Principal Carter

JCUE Cohorts

Cohort A- ALL scholars with last names A to J will attend school in person on Mondays and Wednesdays. A-J must log in from home on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays.

Cohort B- ALL scholars with last names K to Z will attend school in person on Tuesdays and Thursdays. K-Z must log in from home on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays.

Friday is a virtual learning day for all scholars.

Comprehensive Benchmark Assessment Schedule

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April Parent Meeting

Thursday, April 15th, 5:30-7:30pm

This is an online event.

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Start small. Some tasks, like organizing one’s binders and backpack, can feel daunting to students. To help your child get started, begin by asking them to do something small. After they accomplish the first small task, they will be more likely to respond to and accomplish the next. String together a bunch of smaller tasks in order to accomplish a bigger task. For example:

Go clean up your room.
Big task.
Get your clothes off the floor and into the hamper. Manageable task.

Sit down and get your homework done.
Big task.
Pick one assignment to get done before dinner. Manageable task.

Organize your backpack and binders.
Big task.
Gather all loose papers and recycle those you don’t need anymore. Manageable task.

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Jefferson County Upper Elementary School

Ms. Cashoney Carter, Principal | Ext. 300 | cacarter@jcpsd.net

Ms. Ophelia Rowan, Secretary | Ext. 301 | orowan@jcpsd.net

Mrs. Gretchen Carter, Counselor | Ext. 302 | gstampley@jcpsd.net