Jackson eNews

August 29, 2021

Hello Jackson Families!

I can't believe that this Wednesday will be September 1, and that we will have completed our third week of school! While visiting classrooms, I have observed that Jackson students are engaged and learning, and that our teachers are constantly adapting to ensure that our kids continue to grow every day, regardless of masks or learning environments! Way to go, Jaguars!

As you may know, Jackson receives federal funds for Title I programs, which are part of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). To learn more about the Title I Program, we hope you can attend a Title I information meeting for parents on Tuesday morning, August 31, at 7:45 a.m. There will be a meeting in English and Spanish. Please look for more information below.

Our families should have received communication from the District, and/or your student's teacher, regarding the temporary mask measure that was approved during the August 23rd Board of Trustees meeting. All students, teachers, staff members and visitors, including parents and volunteers, are now required to wear masks indoors at all district facilities and on school business. This additional health and safety measure will be effective Thursday, August 26 through Friday, September 24. Parents were provided an option to request an exemption for their student and the results of those requests are shared via a Mask Exemptions Dashboard.

There have also been revisions to the Parent Notification of Positive COVID Cases guidelines. The new guidelines require schools to notify teachers, staff, and parents of students in a classroom or extracurricular activity if there is a confirmed positive COVID case identified among individuals who participate in those classrooms or activities. This process allows the notification letters to be specific to those most at risk of exposure while the individual was infectious. These letters indicate that parents may opt to keep their students home to observe symptoms or move their student to remote conferencing if the student is experiencing symptoms, awaiting test results, or is confirmed positive. If you do not receive a notification letter sent by your campus, in accordance with the new required protocol, it is because your child’s classroom was not affected.

Just a reminder that next Monday, September 6, and Tuesday, September 7, are student holidays and the school will be closed.


Kamili Carthledge, Assistant Principal

Jackson Elementary


Please click here to read a message from Jackson's Principal, Mrs. Roach.

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Title I Parent Information Meeting

Please join us for a Title I Parent Information Meeting and learn more about the Title I program: definition, campus qualifications, who benefits, where to find important documentation, and more.

When: Tuesday, August 31st at 7:45 a.m.

Where: Jackson Elementary School

English Presentation: Room F132

Spanish Presentation: Room E117

Presented by Nancy Shaw (Title I Coordinator 469-752-2137) and Jeannette Toledo (Parent Liaison 469-752-2112

en español:

Únase a nosotros para una reunión de información para padres de Título I

Cuándo: martes 31 de agosto a las 7:45 a.m.

Dónde: Escuela Primaria Jackson

Presentación en inglés: Salón F132

Presentación en español: Salón E117

Obtenga más información sobre el Título I: definición, calificaciones del campus, quién se beneficia, dónde encontrar documentación importante y más.

Presentado por: Nancy Shaw (Coordinadora de Título I) 469-752-2137 y Jeannette Toledo (Coordinadora de Padres) 469-752-2112

Jackson Parent/Family Interest Survey - Encuesta Para Padres

Please take a few moments to complete the survey below so that we may better plan for your interests and needs. Thank you!

Favor de completar esta encuesta para así poder entender mejor sus intereses y necesidades.


Parent Survey/Encuesta Para Padres

Community Resource Guide

Jackson Parents,

The following link provides a wealth of community resources available in our area.

Click the link or cut and paste the link in a browser to find information on such topics as:

Autism, Behavioral and Psychiatric Services, Boys and Girls Club, Child and Family Guidance Centers, Community Living Assistance and Support Services (CLASS), Counseling, Epilepsy, GED Testing, Health Care Services, LifePath Systems, Multiple Sclerosis, Plano Clothing Closet, Special Olympics, Supplemental Security Income (SSI), and MANY more.

Community Resource Guide


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Important Dates


  • Tuesday, August 31 - Title I Parent Information Meeting, 7:45 a.m.


  • Monday, September 6 - Labor Day, Student/Teacher Holiday
  • Tuesday, September 7 - Student Holiday
  • Thursday, September 9 - Fall Picture Day
  • Friday, September 10 - PACE referrals due by 5:00 p.m.

Click HERE for 2021-22 PISD District Calendar

PACE - Plano Academic and Creative Education

PACE is a gifted enrichment program for students who have demonstrated the need for advanced instruction. Referral deadline for PACE assessment will be Friday, September 10th at 5:00 p.m. Any student that qualifies will begin services in January. For additional information, please refer to the Plano ISD Gifted Education Website or contact the gifted specialist, Betty Fancher at betty.fancher@pisd.edu.

Referral and Assessment Information

Elementary PACE Referral Form

Elementary PACE Referral Form - Spanish

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Join Jackson PTA!

We know this school year has been financially and emotionally difficult for many of our families, but that's why it's even more important to support our students by joining the Jackson PTA. The funds raised this year will go a long way to providing field trips and other educational programs for next year. We can't do this without your support!

Please visit our website to become a member of the Jackson PTA, order available school supply packs, or to purchase Jackson spirit wear.

2021-2022 Jackson Spirit Wear Now Available!

2021-22 Jackson Spirit Wear is now available! It's easy to order--fill out the attached form and return to school with payment (exact cash amount or check) by Thursday, September 16. Jackson students are encouraged to wear Jackson spirit wear or Jackson colors (black and gold or Jaguar print) on Mondays. Let’s show our school spirit Jaguars!!

2021-22 Jackson Spirit Wear Order Form

World Wear Project

You can also support our PTA by bringing any household donations (clothes, shoes, etc.) to the donation bin in the back parking lot. You will be helping our PTA and the environment by recycling!
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Confirmation to Receive Text Messages from Plano ISD

Text messages inviting families to opt in to receive text messages from their schools and the district are being sent this week via School Messenger.

If the district has a cell phone number for you, and you have not already opted in by texting “Y” to 67587, you should receive the following text message from 67587 requesting that you opt in to continue receiving text messages from the district or school:

“Plano Independent School District messages. Reply Y to confirm, HELP 4 info. Msg&data rates may apply. Msg freq varies. schoolmessenger.com/tm”

You must reply to the text that is sent with “Y” to opt in to receive text messages from your school.

For more information, please visit: https://www.pisd.edu/textoptin or view the following flyer:

English | Spanish

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Free Dentistry Day - Willow Bend Dental

Willow Bend Dental in Plano will be offering a free dentistry day on Saturday, September 18, 2021.

Willow Bend Dental en Plano ofrecerá un día de odontología gratis el sábado 18 de septiembre de 2021.

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