Jordan/Jackson News You Can Use
Wednesday, January 20, 2021
Update Re: Seasonal Flu Vaccine
The Massachusetts Department of Public Health is removing the requirement for flu vaccination for attendance in childcare/preschool, primary, secondary and postsecondary education. Preliminary data show that this has been a mild flu season to date, presumably as people have received their seasonal flu vaccine and have been adhering to mask-wearing and social distancing due to COVID-19. Given the intensive Commonwealth-wide efforts regarding COVID-19 vaccination, DPH wants to alleviate the burden to obtain flu vaccination and focus on continuing our COVID -19 vaccination efforts.
DPH continues to strongly recommend that everyone age six months and older receive their seasonal flu vaccine each year.
PICTURE DAY MAKEUP DATES - THURSDAY AND FRIDAY
Thursday, January 21, 2021 - Cohort A and Daily Students
Thursday, January 21, 2021 - Virtual Cohort Students 3pm - 4:30pm
Friday, January 22, 2021 - Cohort B Students
Our Cohort A, B and Daily students will have their pictures taken during their in-person school day. Virtual Cohort Families: Click HERE for updated information regarding pictures on Thursday.
Pictures can still be ordered by going to mylifetouch.com To process your order, be sure to use your Picture Day ID which is EVT97C4V9.
SEPAC Parent Support Group
Time: 6:30pm via Zoom
Mansfield SEPAC invites you to join them for their parent support group. Topic is "Breaking the Stigma: Overcoming Parental Stress & Burnout".
Click HERE for SEPAC's flyer
Breakfast With Bentley
Students are invited to have “Breakfast with Bentley” on the following dates:
Cohort A: Thursday, January 28, 2021
Cohort B: Friday, January 29, 2021
Virtual Cohort: Monday, February 1, 2021
The breakfast will take place in the Jordan/Jackson cafeteria from 7:45 am to 8:15 am for in-person students and via Google Meet for our Virtual Cohort students. Notices went home to students last week. RSVPs are due by January 21. Click HERE for Bentley's flyer
Digital Resources from our Technology Department
If you haven't checked out our Student and Family Digital Resources website, please take a minute and visit! We've been hard at work creating resources to help families and students learn and use some of the many digital tools we have available throughout MPS.
There are instructional documents and videos about the digital tool, as well as resources to help you use digital tools in an efficient and productive way.
Some of our latest topics include:
- How to create and use labels and filters to manage all the emails you receive from Google Classroom, etc.
- How to turn off/on notifications in Google Classroom
- What is the difference between Mark as Done and Turn In in Google Classroom and when do I use each option?
- How do I split my viewing screen to see and use 2 applications at the same time?
- Taking screenshots with my Chromebook
- Creating and Using Google Forms
- Managing your extensions in your Chrome browser
- Using Equatio (grades 5-12) for digital inking in math
We are continuing to create and post new materials regularly, so bookmark the site and check back often!
BREAKFAST AND LUNCH AT NO COST EXTENDED THROUGH JUNE
Breakfast and lunch at no cost to families has been extended through June 2021. In addition, Grab and Go Meals are available for pick-up every Wednesday from 3-4pm at Mansfield High School. Please see the links below for additional information.
UPCOMING IMPORTANT DATES
January 21, 2021 - Picture Day Cohort A and Daily Students
January 21, 2021 - Picture Day Virtual Cohort 3pm - 4:30pm
January 22, 2021 - Picture Day Cohort B Students
January 28, 2021 - Breakfast with Bentley Cohort A and Daily
January 29, 2021 - Breakfast with Bentley Cohort B and Daily
February 1, 2021 - Breakfast with Bentley Virtual Cohort
February 15 - February 20, 2021 - February Vacation
NEEDED!! SUBSTITUTE TEACHERS/PARAPROFESSIONALS AND LUNCH/RECESS MONITORS!!
Applications should be mailed or dropped off at Central Office, 2 Park Row, Mansfield Attention: Human Resources
Applications should be mailed or dropped off at Jordan/Jackson, 255 East Street, Mansfield
Attention: Denise daGraca
Family Activities and Mental Health Resources for Families
Mental Health and Parent/Guardian Support
CLICK ON THE BUTTONS BELOW FOR MORE INFORMATION ON EACH TOPIC
PLEASE CLICK HERE TO SEE THE CHECKLIST WHICH NEEDS TO BE REVIEWED EVERY MORNING BEFORE SENDING YOUR STUDENT TO SCHOOL.
Within this site, you can find How To Documents and Video Tutorials for some of the most common technologies and digital tools used throughout the district. Please use the menu at the top left to access the pages specific to each digital tool.
CLICK HERE FOR SOME SUGGESTIONS FROM OUR TECH DEPARTMENT
PLEASE REVIEW OUR POLICY REGARDING CHROMEBOOKS WITH YOUR CHILD