Restart Jackson Newsletter No. 4
Information for parents, caregivers, and families
Reminders and odds and ends
Here are a few reminders we all need to keep in mind:
- Student ID badges MUST be worn every day above the waist;
- Students should charge Chromebooks overnight;
- Parents should assess their child(ren)'s health each day and take temperatures before they leave for school. Anyone with a temperature above 100.4F without medication should remain home;
- Parents we continue to ask for your patience and understanding during student drop-off and pick-up at Jackson Memorial Middle School. There are more families dropping off and picking up than most years;
- Facial coverings MUST be worn on school-provided transportation. Anyone refusing will not be able to use school-provided transportation;
- Finally, let's all remember we are doing something no generation has done in our history: opening schools in person and online for all of our families in a pandemic. There will be growing pains, but we will navigate this together.
Here's the slideshow from our First Day picture you sent us
Tickets for parents of student-athletes, band members and cheerleaders
The reality of game nights during football season means there only are 1,050 seats available and 200 of those first are offered to the visiting team. That leaves 850 tickets for a pool of parents consisting of about 400 student-athletes, band members, and cheerleaders.
For varsity football games, all tickets are $7 and ONLY presale. Presale hours are Tuesday and Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. at Door No. 1 and Tuesday 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Parents are encouraged to send money with their child to school to buy during the school day to keep pedestrian traffic into Jackson High School at a minimum. Anyone buying tickets must be wearing a facial covering.
During games at Robert Fife Stadium, fans will be required to sit between pairs of seats taped off with blue tape. No one is permitted to sit on seats with yellow caution tape. Your cooperation is appreciated as we all do our parts to make sure student-athletes, band members, and cheerleaders have a season this fall.
For boys and girls soccer games at Neitzelt Stadium, tickets are sold only before the game at the gate. Parents of junior varsity players MUST leave the stadium after the junior varsity game, and not arrive until 30 minutes before the start of the game. Parents of varsity players will not enter the stadium until parents/spectators from the junior varsity game have exited the stadium. Varsity parents shall wait in their vehicles for the stadium to clear. There will be no congregating outside the entrance to the stadium. The seating capacity for soccer games is set at 120.
For volleyball contests at Jackson High School tickets are $6 and sold at the gate. Two tickets maximum per player.
Details for cross country continue to be worked out and will be made available to families of cross country runners as soon as they are finalized.
We encourage parents to visit our webpage to become familiar with the plans, including what to do in the event of inclement weather outside. This information is available here.
There are new operating procedures in place for athletic events at Jackson High School and Jackson Memorial Middle School. As more plans are developed, they will be located here as well.
School picture day schedule coming
Jackson Memorial Middle School yearbooks, student IDs for eLearners and Spirit Week
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New Help Desk for parents, students
The Help Desk can be found by clicking here. For future reference, the Help Desk can be found by the Parents section of the district's website, and and going to POLARIS/eLearning. Click on the link under the eLearning/Help Desk area.
Once you are on the Help Desk site, go to "Open a New Ticket." The first time you are there, you will have to create an account. An authentication email will be sent to you. Click on the link in the email and you can file your first help desk ticket.
We ask for everyone's patience during the first few days of school as we all familiarize ourselves with the start of a new school year and routes.
Here are the most commonly asked questions we have answered from parents about the Restart Jackson plan for this school year.
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Striving for Excellence
Superintendent: Christopher DiLoreto
Board of Education:
Thomas W. Winkhart, president
Kenneth J. Douglas
Christopher V. Goff
Tonya M. Wright