February 15th to 20th
Attention Spring Sports Parents and Athletes
Attention Spring sports parents and athletes. The spring sports meeting will NOW be held on February 23rd in the East gym beginning at 6:30 pm. After general information given by Mr. Deam each spring sports team will breakout into their own meeting locations for their team meetings. This meeting is for parents and athletes. There will be no virtual option for this meeting.
Black History Month Door Challenge
We invite ALL J-Hawk classrooms to join our 'Black History Month Door Challenge' this year! The last day for submissions is February 19, 2021 (end of next week!) Mr. Hawley, along with 3 BSU students, will be judging the contest!
Let’s all make space to share stories and talk about figures of Black History, so we can all learn and celebrate their accomplishments. Let’s all reflect, learn, and explore the vast amounts of feats and accomplishments of Black people throughout our history who often don't get the glory they deserve.
Additional Supports For 9th Graders
Hello Freshmen Students and Families,
Now that we are a few weeks into 2nd semester, we wanted to take a moment to look back at 1st semester. Every year, students face challenges in their education that may result in the failure of one or more classes. Additionally, we recognize this year has brought unique challenges. School districts around the country have reported students have received up to six times as many F’s, and more than half of students failing at least one class, was common across the nation.
As a result, we are offering students an opportunity to attend a virtual lunch session with us. In this session, we will discuss the impact of a failed class and options for retakes in the future. We will present strategies to help students create a plan to be successful in the 2nd semester and beyond.
These sessions will be held during lunches starting on February 22 until February 25, based on the following schedule:
A Lunch - 11:20-11:40 - Monday, February 22
C Lunch - 12:25-12:45 - Monday, February 22
A Lunch - 11:20-11:40 - Tuesday, February 23
C Lunch - 12:25-12:45 - Tuesday, February 23
B Lunch - 11:50-12:10 - Wednesday, February 24
D Lunch - 1:00-1:20 - Wednesday, February 24
B Lunch - 11:50-12:10 - Thursday, February 25
D Lunch - 1:00-1:20 - Thursday, February 25
Students can choose which session they would like to attend, but should only sign up for one. Students can eat their lunch and listen. Attendance is not required, but recommended. Registration is required. Students can sign up for session by using this link: https://forms.gle/xxJfeAAtGWCQZ9UT6
CRCSD mask mandate remains within all school buildings and buses. Additionally, mitigation strategies remain for all school athletics and activities. You can view mask protocol on our Health and Safety site.
Construction Laborer Information
Student Intervention Time
What is RTI?
Response to Intervention: The word intervention is key to understanding what RTI is all about. The goal is for the teacher to intervene, or step in, and start helping before students fall behind. This is accomplished by closely monitoring student achievement and differentiating and adapting instruction. RTI isn’t a specific program or type of teaching. It’s a proactive approach to measuring students’ skills and using data to decide which types of targeted teaching strategies to use to meet students' needs.
What are the benefits of RTI?
RTI is designed to take students from where they are in terms of skills and help them move toward grade-level expectations. As soon as progress monitoring data indicates a problem area for a student or a group of students, interventions are put into place to address these concerns. This provides intervention to students early, when they begin struggling, to reduce the chances of failing.
How is Jefferson providing RTI?
A dedicated 30-min block of time is scheduled as “Weekly Intervention” on Tues/Wed or Wed/Thurs of each week. This provides intervention opportunities to every student regardless of the learning platform. These weekly interventions will be provided in every class. See attached schedule: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1XFcmvWIUKLxZpHV2c0lJ4WVmP_5ooTaNwnwRrN7bhUA/edit?usp=sharing
Exciting National Honor Society News!
Picture Retakes for White Team are Tuesday, Feb. 16th.
Is Your Student's Camera On?
Community Service Award
Check Your Email Every Day!
CPR For Juniors And Seniors
The Online Component needs to be completed before you attend the Hands On session.
Here are the Instructions on how to complete the Online Component: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1yBUAc55xM3PjoCgbaxSIgP0uxjJL69wVUCQlEHeAh9g/edit?usp=sharing
Has Your Password Expired?
Has your password expired? Your new password must:
- Be at least 8 characters long
- Include 3 of the following 4 items - uppercase, lowercase, number, symbol
- NOT include any part of your username
- NOT be similar to any other recent password.
Activities This Week
Bolded games are home.
- 10:00 am - Varsity Bowling @ Wayward Social (Marshalltown)
- 12:00 - Varsity Girls Bowling @ Muscatine Rose Bowl
- 6 pm - Soph BBB vs. IC High
- 7:30 pm - Var BBB vs. IC High
Wednesday - Friday
- Wrestling - Var. State Meet
- 6:00 pm - Soph BBB @ CR Prairie
- 7:30 pm - Var. BBB @ CR Prairie
Important Numbers If You Are In Need of Assistance
Jefferson Main Office: (319) 558-2435
Mr. Mike Hawley, Principal
Ms. Lorie Bateman, Associate Principal
Mr. Chris Deam, Athletic Director
Mr. Chad Szabo, Associate Principal
Mr. Mike Panoch, Facilitator
Ms. Lois Bassett, Main Office
Ms. Lori Gunn, Main Office
Ms. Nancy Coffman, Attendance Office (319) 558-2341
Ms. Nicole McCue, Attendance Office (319) 558-2341
Ms. Susan Rumelhart, Nurse (319) 558-3473
Ms. Jackie Simoens, Athletics (319) 558-2148
Ms. Debra Floyd, Bookkeeping (319) 558-2743
Student Services: (319) 558-2441
Brenda Morillo, Counseling Secretary
Nancy Priebe, Special Ed. Compliance Secretary
Kim Abram, Counselor (Freshmen)
Jason Edwards, Counselor (10-12 Students with Last Names A-HA)
Jamie Cummins, Counselor (10-12 Students with Last Names Hb-Pa)
Judy McIntosh, Counselor (10-12 Students with Last Names Pb-Z)
Russ Bush, Technology
Kevin Darrow, PACT
Rebecca Egli, Transition Specialist