Jordan/Jackson News You Can Use

January 19, 2022

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PLANNED LOCKDOWN DRILL

Dear Families,


We will be having a lockdown drill this Friday (January 21) at approximately 10:00am. Our staff has been working with students to prepare them for the brief drill. The drill will be conducted in collaboration with our School Resource Officers.


If you have any concerns regarding your child's participation in the drill, please contact the appropriate staff member who can be of assistance.


Please note, our visitor entrance will be closed temporarily from 9:55-10:15am while we practice our lockdown drill.


Thank you,


John Nieratko

MANSFIELD SEPAC VIRTUAL MEETING

Thursday, January 20 @ 6:30pm

Topic: Self-Care and Staying the Course


Click the following link for more information and to register: Mansfield SEPAC

Student Arrival

Student Breakfast: 8:00am

Student Supervision: 8:05am


A friendly reminder that students can enter the building at 8:00 am for breakfast in the cafeteria and 8:05 am to go to their classrooms. Please consider this schedule before dropping your child off at school. With temperatures dropping, we want to avoid students being outside for an extended period of time. We work to get students into the building on these especially cold days if they are outside early, as best as we can.

Jordan/Jackson Dates to Remember

February 19 - February 27, 2022: NO SCHOOL/Winter Break

SCIENCE HAPPENINGS

Interactive Posters About Energy Transfer in Ecosystems

Mrs. Traverse 5th graders created food chain interactive posters that are teaching younger students about the energy transfer in ecosystems. With a simple scan of their QR codes, we can hear her students explain each step of the process. Wonderful work!

CLICK ON THE PICTURES BELOW

IF YOU WERE WALKING THROUGH JORDAN/JACKSON, YOU MIGHT SEE ..........

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REVISED SCHOOL YEAR CALENDAR

Due to the snow day last Friday, the last day of school has been moved to Friday, June 17, 2022. For your convenience, click the following link for our updated calendar:


2021-2022 School Calendar

SOME IMPORTANT MESSAGES FROM OUR NURSES

Bundle Up - Winter weather is upon us and recess remains outdoors unless it is inclement weather. Students need to wear appropriate clothing to school (no shorts) including winter coats, hats, gloves/mittens. Dress in layers. Some of the new fabrics for cold weather give you the warmth of layers without all the bulk. If your child needs a winter coat, contact your school nurse for assistance.


Dressing for the weather also ensures students stay warm in the event of a fire drill or bus breakdown during the cold winter months.


Waterproof kids’ skin – Children have soft delicate skin and it is important to use moisturizers or Vaseline and wear mittens when playing outside. Humidifiers help replace moisture in the air for kids who have a tendency to get nosebleeds. Don’t forget the sunscreen, sunburns occur even in winter.


Be careful with sleds, skis and ice skates – Wear helmets to protect against brain injury. Sled safely in open areas away from trees and traffic. Invest in a professional lesson before skiing and use equipment properly.


Don’t play with fire – Kids love to get close to a warm fire after a day of playing outside in the cold. Make sure you have a fireplace screen and that it is firmly attached. Smoke alarms and a carbon monoxide detector that work are important – check batteries. Use space heaters cautiously and turn off when leaving the room. Develop a fire safety plan as a family and update it annually.

CHROMEBOOK AND CHROMEBOOK CHARGERS

Please review the Chromebook Use Expectations section in our Student Handbook regarding fees for lost chromebooks and lost chargers. Fees need to be paid in the main office before replacements are provided. Link to the handbook:


Student Handbook/Chromebook Use Expectations, Pages 15-16

SMARTS WINTER INSTITUTE

The Smarts Collaborative is running their winter institute during February vacation. Each day is filled with multi-art, theme-based activities. Enrollment is limited. For more information, please click on the following link: SMARTS Winter Institute Flyer
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