JSE Weekly Newsletter

March 1 - March 5

Upcoming Important Dates / Calendar Changes

The last opportunity to make changes to instructional method this year is by noon on March 5th. Students requesting a change at this time would begin the new method of instruction on March 22nd when we return from spring break. We remind parents that you are only allowed to make a change one time for the year. We also want to inform parents that the district does not intend to offer digital instruction for the 2021-2022 school year.


Also, please note the following changes to the district calendar:



  • Monday, April 5 - No School (The Monday after Easter) This gives students and staff a four day weekend, as school was already closed on Friday, April 2nd.)
  • Thursday, May 20 - is the last day of school for all students and now it is a half-day, rather than a full-day. Students are expected to attend and attendance will be taken.



LINK HERE to review the district calendar page on our website.

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Announcement for Parents with Pre-School Aged Children

Maryville City Schools will offer pre-kindergarten classes at each elementary school next year. Each classroom will be an integrated pre-K (IPK) program where children from families who meet income requirements learn alongside children with disabilities and peer models. The IPK will be a program that offers preschoolers with and without disabilities challenging experiences through a curriculum emphasizing social/emotional, physical, cognitive, and language development. Pre-Kindergarten applications are being accepted NOW for children whose families meet income eligibility requirements.


Details of the program and applications may be found at:


https://www.maryville-schools.org/parentsstudents/preschool


(Applications are under the Application Forms Tab - "Integrated PreK Application"


Applications may also be found at all elementary schools in the front office starting Monday, March 1.

Adventure Club News

Spring break sign up is going on now and will end March 5th. Forms are available in Adventure Club.


Sign up for summer Adventure Club will begin on April 5th and will end on April 30th. Forms will be available in the office or call 865-681-8210 and Mrs. Misty can send one home with your student. Please get your forms in as early as possible as spots fill quickly!


Any questions please call Misty Cable at 865-681-8210 or email her at misty.cable@maryville-schools.org.

Transportation Reminders

Bus students: Please remember that you must wear a mask while riding on the bus.


Car Riders: Please remember that the drop-off and pick up line is a no cell phone zone.

Read Across JSE

All students continue to read through the story of Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH. This past week, Mrs. Frisby devises a plan to get around the cat and relocate her home. This is also the first time that Mrs. Frisby sees what the rats of NIMH do at the lab.



Be sure to ask your student to tell you about what they read each day!

Comprehension Question Winner

This week's Read Across JSE comprehension question winner was Elayna H. from Ms. Storie's class. Congratulations and enjoy your prize!

Spread the Word to End the Word

Spread the Word to End the Word is a campaign to raise awareness of the hurtful effects of the word “retard(ed)” and encourage people to pledge to stop using it. A National Awareness Day will be held on March 3, 2021, and JSE will be participating by offering a poster for staff and students to sign and make a promise to stop using the word and spread respect.

Attendance

It is important that students attend as much instructional time as possible to ensure their academic success.


While we do not want students coming to school when they are ill, we want to remind parents that students are limited to 10 absences that can be excused by the parent writing a note. All absences above this amount must be excused with a note from a doctor. Otherwise, those absences will be considered unexcused. Students who accumulate an excessive number of unexcused absences will be required to attend a truancy meeting. If your child is out for a medical appointment or illness which required a doctor's visit, please send in a note from the physician. Notes can be sent in with the student or faxed to 865-977-0725.



We also want to remind you that students are expected to be in their classroom by 7:50 each morning. Excessive tardies can also result in a truancy meeting.

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