Distance Learning at Jackson

April 20-24

Principally Speaking with Mrs. Miller

Jackson Parents/Guardians,

Welcome to Week 3 of Distance Learning! We hope by now you have settled into a daily routine. We have seen a great increase of students interacting with their teachers over the last couple of weeks, as students have learned how to navigate Seesaw, Schoology, teacher sites, etc. Thank you for continuing to support students in their daily learning!

This Wednesday, April 22nd, is Earth Day! Typically while at school, students would participate in lessons and activities where they can learn how to help improve the Earth. Think about an activity that you and your family could do together, to help improve the Earth, such as picking up trash on your street, planting flowers, etc. Share your activities with us! Send photos or videos to your teacher(s) and/or post photos on our JacksonD11 Facebook page. We can't wait to see all that Jackson students do to help the Earth!

I'd like to share a heartfelt "Thank You" to two absolutely, incredible Jackson staff members...Tricia Shirola and Sue Lesar. On Administrative Professionals Day (April 22), I would like to personally thank these incredible women, who not only greet every individual who walks in the front door, but also handle records, finances, answer phone calls, enroll students, support staff...the list goes on and on. Thank you ladies, for all you do to make Jackson a better place!

Please do not hesitate to communicate with your child(ren)'s teacher during their office hours or me at any time.

Stay safe, healthy, and take care of each other!

Thank you,

Sara Miller


Keep Reading, Jackson Jaguars!

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Keep Reading!

Week of April 20-24 Update

Monday, April 20:
  • Teacher Professional Development and Planning Day to prepare for distance learning
  • Students can access D11 Choice Boards or other material previously shared by teacher
  • The D11 Choice Boards are available by clicking here: https://www.d11.org/distancelearnin

Tuesday, April 21:

  • College and Career Day-wear your favorite college or career shirt/outfit!
  • Distance Learning at Jackson!

Wednesday, April 22:

  • Earth Day-Share on JacksonD11 Facebook page a way you and your family helped the Earth today!

Thursday, April 23 - Friday, April 24:

  • Teachers and support staff will continue to engage with students through either Seesaw, Schoology, Remind, Dojo, or through Teacher Websites.
  • Please reach out to your teacher via email at any time or on the phone during their office hours.
  • Activity packets have gone home to students who do not have technology. Please encourage students to complete one day's worth of activities a day.

Enrollment and Registration 2020-2021

We are still enrolling and registering students for the 2020-2021 school year. While we may not be able to connect face to face during this process our school and district staff is here to support you in the enrollment process. If you have any questions you can send Mrs. Lesar an email - susan.lesar@d11.org or you can click on the District 11 Enrollment Site https://www.d11.org/Enrollment . Students already enrolled at Jackson do not need to do anything to continue at Jackson next year.

From the Jackson Library with Mrs. Sobecki

PPLD Library Cards for All Students

Pikes Peak Library District (PPLD) has given every D11 student a PPLD library card. The PPLD card gives your student access to a wealth of information and I want to make sure everyone knows what the PPLD website has to offer. This video will give you step by step directions on how to log in to your student's account and show some of my favorite places for the kids to explore.


Free Office Download

Every student and staff member has an Office 365 account and included with this account is five free Office downloads that can be used on any home computer. Office includes Word, Excel, and PowerPoint and is available for a Windows or Apple product. The only drawback is that this Office benefit will not be available once the student or staff member leaves Colorado Springs School District 11. Watch this video to find the steps for Downloading Office and if you have any questions, contact me at rhonda.sobecki@d11.org


Mrs. Thomas' Counseling Corner

Hello Jackson Students and Families/Guardians,

We will get through this together, even if together has to look a little different right now. It is normal to feel sad, stressed, confused, scared or angry during a crisis. Talk to people you trust, such as friends and family or fellow community members.

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The following are ways you can contact me:

· Email: Sharon.thomas@d11.org

· Phone Number: 719-328-5836

· Office Hours: Monday – Friday 9:00 am – 10:00 am and 2:00-3:00 pm

· School Counselor Page on Jackson – D11 Website

We will get through this together!

Thank you,

Mrs. Sharon Thomas

School Counselor - NBCT

Jackson Elementary School

Additional Information

  • Teachers have "Teacher Websites" on the Jackson website. They will be updated regularly.
  • Parents/Guardians-please check the "Student Resource" page on our website for new links with activities.
  • Colorado has extended the Stay at Home Order until April 30th. Therefore, District 11 will remain closed until at least April 30th. Stay tuned for more information.

Jackson Contact Information

Please remember that all teacher phone numbers and email addresses can be found on Jackson's website under "Staff Directory." (link below) If you call your teacher's work phone number, you will be directly connected to them! Also, feel free to email them or use Remind/Dojo.