JLMS Principal Newsletter

March Information

Spring Parent-Teacher Conferences

It is hard to believe that spring parent - teacher conferences are upon us. Like we did in the fall, our spring conferences will be conducted in a virtual format. Information on signing up for conferences will come out early next week.

We encourage you to only sign-up for spring conferences if you have concerns on your students progress in specific courses.

Conferences will be from 4:00 - 7:00 p.m. on Thrusday, March 18.

Wisconsin Forward Exam

This is a heads up that the Wisconsin State Forward Testing will begin taking place the week of April 12. Please continue to watch for additional communication regrading state testing. We will adjust our daily schedule to allow for testing to occur in the mornings and then proceed with our normal school day.

6th and 7th grade students will take the ELA and Math tests. In 8th grade, students need to particpate in the ELA, Math, Science, and Social Studies assessments. We are excited to see how our students perform!

Student Drop-Off and Pickup Process Reminder

Please take time to review our student drop-off and pickup procedures in the linked letter below. I want to focus your attention on following the one-way traffic pattern and reminding you not to park on the playground area when waiting to pickup your student at the end of the day. These procedures are in place to provide a safe procedure for our students.

Drop-Off and PIckup Procedures

Virtual Attendance

As we continue with this school year, managing daily attendance has grown more challenging and we are calling on families to support us in this effort. The most common message we are receiving is, “My in-person student is attending school virtually today because…” and we wanted to provide a response for families.

The frequency of this daily request continues to grow and we have experienced an increase of in-person students attending school virtually without proper communication or permission. Please remember that the virtual education modality was created out of necessity in response to COVID-19 and should be used for the following reasons:

  • Students selecting the virtual education option for the 20-21 school year

  • Students displaying any signs/symptoms of illness, but still feel well enough to learn from home

  • Circumstances or unique requests cleared by JLMS administration

If a student is displaying ANY signs/symptoms of illness, it is ALWAYS appropriate for the student to attend virtually after contacting the attendance office. If leaving a message, this will result in a follow-up call from the office requesting more information. If you are requesting to attend virtually for a unique reason, please speak with a JLMS administrator in advance of the date(s) for clearance. A student should not be present virtually without making contact with the attendance office.

Our teachers and staff are working extremely hard to provide all students with the best possible educational experience. We are making every effort to support our teachers by providing accurate attendance information letting them know who will be in-person and virtual on a daily basis.

We ask that if your student does need to go to the virtual learning format, that you give our staff 48 hours to gather the necessary materials for your student. Once materials are gathered, you can pick them up in the JLMS main entrance vestibule. We appreciate your partnership during this difficult time. If you have any questions, please contact us at 262.376.5800.

Take time to meet our new School Resource Officer!

Welcome Officer Alfonsi!