News From the Eagle's Nest

August 2021

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Hello Jupiter Families,


Thank you for an amazing first week of school. We have thoroughly enjoyed meeting and getting to know your children as we begin a new school year together. We currently have 713 students enrolled at Jupiter and anticipate adding 1-2 additional primary classes to maintain class size.


I would also like to thank you for your patience in the car loop. The number of car riders has doubled since last school year, and we are working to fine tune our process to decrease the amount of time it takes to safely dismiss all our students. Please be reminded to follow the Jupiter Parent Loop signs when coming to pick up your child in the car loop as all cars must make a right turn into the car loop. PreK students are dismissed from the bus loop area. Contact your child’s teacher or the front office if you have questions or concerns regarding afternoon dismissal procedures.


If your child walks or rides their bike to school, please note that in the event we are experiencing lightning and/or thunderstorms in the area at dismissal time, we will hold your child at school. You will be notified by text message and a phone call and will need to make arrangements to pick your child up from the car loop. If you need a car tag, please come to the front office.


We will begin our monthly fire and critical incident drills in August. All drills will be announced ahead of time and teachers will spend time preparing students, so they know what to expect. Parents will be notified after each critical incident drill.


If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact me troisi.sherie@brevardschools.org.


In Partnership,


Sherie Troisi, Principal

Shout Outs!!!

Gary Yeoman’s Ford Palm Bay - proceeds from dunk tank event were matched and funds used to purchase this year’s t-shirts for faculty and staff; they also allowed us to visit during our Amazing Race and donated chip clips with $10 off service.


Kona Ice of South Palm Bay - provided cold, sweet treats for our faculty and staff following the Amazing Race adventure


Launch Credit Union - donated $500 and school supplies


New City Church - provided breakfast during pre-planning


Stephanie from Maronda Homes - provided breakfast during pre-planning


Dominos - provided pizzas for lunch during pre-planning


Wawa Malabar Road - provided coffee and a breakfast treat during the Amazing Race


Papa John’s - coupons provided


Community Credit Union - reusable water bottles


Jupiter PTO - for the amazing decorations, setup and wonderful food provided during pre-planning

SCHOOL TIMES AND DISTRICT CALENDAR

School hours are 8:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. Monday thru Thursday and 8:00 a.m. - 1:15 p.m. on Fridays. Students may report to café for a free breakfast at 7:30. Please be sure your child is on time to school. Tardy passes are issued beginning 8:00 a.m. and each child arriving late must be accompanied by a parent to the front office for late arrival sign-in. The first day of school for grades 1-6 is August 10; Kindergarten students begin on August 13, Head Start and PreK-VE students begin on August 17. Every Friday will be early release with dismissal at 1:15 p.m. Please visit the BPS website at www.brevardschools.org for School/District calendars.

ATTENDANCE

To encourage healthy attendance Jupiter will not be recognizing perfect attendance

during 2021-2022 school year. Healthy attendance will be emphasized. For the protection and consideration of students, faculty and staff please do not send your child to school if symptoms of illness are present.

BIRTHDAY CELEBRATIONS

Due to potential allergies, balloons and homemade goodies are not allowed on campus. If you would like to send in a snack, please make arrangements with your child’s teacher ahead of time. Snacks are available for purchase through our cafeteria. Please contact Tracey Peters if you are interested.

SCHOOL WIDE COMMUNICATIONS:

We have many ways of keeping you informed and up to date on school events. Jupiter enjoys showing the community the great events at our school and we post important

announcements on our Jupiter Elementary School Facebook Page and our school website located at brevardschools.org/JupiterES . Please also note Brevard Public Schools website brevardschools.org is always current with important information for parents and students as well.

CONTACT INFORMATION

It is important that we have your most current contact information on file in order to receive important messages and updates and have an email address on file as well to receive

important updates. We continually send important messages and updates using a variety of media such as emails, texts and voicemails. If you have opted out of receiving calls, emails and/or text messages in the past and wish to be added back in, please call the front office at 321-952-5990.

ILLNESS AT SCHOOL

ILLNESS AT SCHOOL: Your child will be sent to the clinic to be assessed by clinic staff or office staff if he/she is not feeling well. We always do our best to make students comfortable and at ease, especially when they are sick. You may be requested to come pick up your child from school and it is very important for someone to be available during the school day to come if we call you to take the child home. We ask you to consider these circumstances now and make alternate plans in the event you are not available. Anyone picking up your child from school must be listed as an approved pick-up on the student registration form and health card.


*Please ensure we always have your most current contact information.

ARRIVAL

Arrival Time is 7:30 a.m. - 7:55 a.m. Students may not arrive on campus earlier than 7:30 a.m., as supervision is not available. Parents will not be able to park and walk their student to class. We will have staff located throughout the campus to assist students with locating their classroom. Students who are not eating a breakfast at school, should not arrive before 7:45 a.m.

DISMISSAL

Dismissal options this year include: Bus, Day Care, Car Loop, Brevard After School Program (BAS) and Walking/Biking.

CARLOOP

Hello Jupiter families!


Welcome back to a new school year! In an effort to make your drop-off as efficient and safe as possible, please keep a few things in mind:



  • Please, slow down. Safety is everyone's responsibility.
  • Follow the traffic all the way down to the roundabout. Please, do not pull into a parking spot before the roundabout and turn around.
  • Pull up to the first spot.
  • Make sure your child is ready with the backpack on, hugs and kisses done, and ready to hop out.
  • Wait until a staff member opens your door.
  • Students will exit through the curbside door.
  • Do not pass cars that are stopped in front of you.
  • Please be sure to have your car tag easily visible when entering the car loop.
  • Replacement tags are available in the front office.


Thank you!

TRANSPORTATION CHANGES

TRANSPORTATION CHANGES must be made in writing. For the safety of our students, we cannot accept any transportation changes over the phone.

Early Checkouts:

In order to ensure a prompt and smooth early checkout experience, please plan to arrive

at Jupiter no later than 2:00 PM Monday - Thursday and 12:45 PM on Fridays. Early checkouts are highly discouraged and as such should be limited to emergencies and appointments only. Students who are consistently checked out early are missing important instructional time and are at risk of falling behind academically. Administration will be requesting to meet with parents of students with frequent early checkouts.

LATE PICK UPS

Any child not picked up on time will be sent to the Jupiter After School Program. There will be a onetime $25.00 registration fee in addition to the $25.00 Drop-In charge.

SCHOOL ADVISORY COMMITTEE

We have two parent groups at Jupiter. Our School Advisory Committee (SAC) is comprised of community members, parents, staff and administration. This committee reviews our school improvement goals and other important issues such as school safety and security. We also have a Parent Teacher Organization (PTO). This committee supports our fund raising efforts and organizes amazing family fun events. Both of these committees meet monthly and all families are welcome to attend. Meeting dates are published on our school website and Facebook page. If you are interested in joining either group, please contact your child’s teacher or call the front office for more information.

Water Bottle

Due to COVID-19, we encourage students to bring water bottles to school as water fountain usage is limited to the filling of water bottles.

SOAR

Jupiter Eagles SOAR by being:


Safe

Organized

Active Learners

Respectful

Title I

Our Title 1 parent-family survey through Survey Monkey is now available for you to participate in. The valuable input you provide will be used in our School Wide Comprehensive Needs Assessment (CAN) to assist the school in making important decisions for the 2021-2022 school year.


Your input will be used to help us with the following.

· Title 1 Framework/School Wide Improvement Plan

· Parent and Family Engagement Plan

· School – Family Compact for Learning


Please take the time to click on the link below and take the parent-family survey for Title 1. You will also be able to access the link on our school webpage and Jupiter Facebook page. Your valuable input is needed and greatly appreciated.


https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/TS83PBB


Título 1 Actualizaciones de la Sra. Cirino


Nuestra encuesta de padres y familias de Título 1 a través de Survey Monkey ya está disponible para que usted participe. El valioso aporte que proporcione se utilizará en nuestra Evaluación de Necesidades Integrales (CNA) para ayudar a la escuela a tomar decisiones importantes para el año escolar 2021-2022.


Su entrada se utilizará para ayudarnos con lo siguiente.

· Título 1 Marco/Plan de Mejora Escolar

· Plan de participación de padres y familias

· Escuela – Pacto familiar para el aprendizaje


Por favor, tómese el tiempo para hacer clic en el siguiente enlace y tomar la encuesta de padres y familias para el Título 1. También podrá acceder al enlace en nuestra página web de la escuela y en la página de Facebook de Jupiter. Su valioso aporte es necesario y muy apreciado.


https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/TS83PBB

Our Mission

Reaching Every Student, Every Day

Virtual Open House

September 2nd

5:30 pm - 7:00 pm


Rotation Schedule as follows:

5:30 - 6:00

6:00 - 6:30

6:30 - 7:00


Your child's teacher will send you a link to join the virtual open house.

Important Dates to Remember

8/25 Domino's Spirit Night - 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm

8/30 - 9/2 i-Ready Assessments

9/2 PTO Meeting - 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

9/15 Jersey Mikes Spirit Night - 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm

9/22 Domino's Spirit Night - 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm