Daily COVID Screening Form for Parents - And District Safety Protocols
"Life is either a daring adventure or nothing." -Helen Keller
In order to maintain a safe environment for all students and staff, the Jackson School District will be requiring all parents to complete a daily COVID Health Screening Form every day that a student will be attending school in person. This form will be filled out each morning by the parent on the Parent Portal.
Welcome to 5th Grade!
Please come to class within the first week prepared with a pencil and eraser. Some suggested materials are as follows: a 2 pocket folder (1 to bring home important papers, homework dittos, graded assignments, and any information necessary to be sent home) and (1 for writer's workshop), a zippered soft pencil case (that will fit in the desk), a highlighter, pen, post-its, (2) 1 gallon ziplock bagS-ONE WHICH WILL HOLD YOUR MATERIALS AND ONE WHICH WILL HOLD ANY NOVELS YOU'RE READING, and 2 books. If you're unable to gather these materials please let me know and I will be happy to assist.**** Parent/Guardians please check their folder and planner every night and send it back with them for the next in-person learning day. The students are required to write their homework in their planner everyday. I will not be checking the planners daily unless your child has a note written in it, in which they should show me first thing in the morning. This will help to foster independence for middle school.
**Your child's planner or contact via email (firstname.lastname@example.org) can also be used as a way to reach me and make sure we are doing our very best to work as a team to help your child reach their fullest potential. However, please be respectful in allowing me ample time to respond. Instructional time does not allow for response to emails.
This is also important with regard to dismissal, if there is a change to your child's dismissal plan please be sure to send in a note or call the main office (732-833-4650) as I could be absent, or I may not get to see the email until the end of the day.**
Extended Learning/Homework: Please show your child that their extended learning/homework is extremely important. Make it a priority; provide necessary supplies and a quiet work environment. It is a valuable aid in helping students to reinforce what is learned in the classroom and make the most of their learning experience. Set aside a daily time and provide praise and support. If I can offer any assistance, please do not hesitate to contact me.
My google classroom is where assignments and lessons will be posted throughout the year and where students will submit their assignments.
Google Meetings will be held each remote learning day. This will be my way of taking attendance, and addressing any questions/concerns. The link to access the google meet will be found in the google classroom at the top of the page (this link will only work when I have entered the google meet first, so do not panic if it doesn't allow you in at first, just refresh your google clasroom page and then try to enter using the link again.Literacy google meet times when you are remote will be scheduled as follows:Levine Homeroom: 2:20pmCasais Homeroom: 2:45pmChromebooks have been provided to each student for use at home and in school for the duration of the 2020-2021 school year. Please remember to bring your chromebooks to school each day and charge every night so they are accessible for in person and remote learning. Please review chromebooks protocol and expectations below:The District Tech Tool Kit and Student/Parent Tutorials are available to help you with some common tech problems and document questions.
Need further assistance with techonology at home? Click the link to the right. Parent/Student Technology Assistant Request
Classroom supplies are always appreciated, such as tissues, baby wipes, sanitizing wipes, hand sanitizer, and pencils/erasers.
Thank you for your cooperation. I look forward to collaborating with you to make 5th grade a wonderful experience for your child.
**REMINDER FOR READING LOGS**
YOU MUST BE SURE TO HAVE YOUR READING LOG IN SCHOOL EVERYDAY!*PLEASE MAKE THE SCHOOL AWARE OF ANY ALLERGIES YOUR CHILD MAY HAVE*
** If you have a nut allergy you must bring in a note from a parent on the first day of school stating you do not have to sit at the nut free lunch table.**
Lunch may be ordered daily. A hot/cold lunch choice will be available. Loading funds for student lunch accounts can be completed online. A bagged lunch and reusable water bottle is highly encouraged. Due to the shortened day there will not be snack/eating break inside the classroom so pack enough snacks for lunch time.
Please label everything that comes in, including water bottles. And don't forget sweatshirts/jackets as the weather will start to get cooler! This can be as easy as pinning a ribbon or piece of fabric inside the clothing, so you DO NOT have to write on it.
- In the backpack, it is also encouraged to have an extra mask incase the 1st one gets misplaced or dirty. Please be sure that the clean masks are in a labeled bag or container. Dirty masks will just be put in their backpack so you know the difference.Please remember that it is mandatory that the children wear masks all day.
- Our room gets chilly so I recommend the students bring a sweatshirt to keep in their backpack, especially at the start of the year when it is much warmer outside than in our classroom!
- I will be meeting the "at home" group in the afternoon each day around 2:20. More information on this will be shared shortly.
- Please send in a note if there will be a change in dismissal for your child. All dismissal notes are sent down to the office in the morning. It is IMPORTANT that you date these notes, include your child's full name, and my name.
BE A BUCKET FILLER, NOT A BUCKET DIPPER!!!! Have you been a bucket filler today? You can be a bucket filler in many different ways... By trying your best in school, giving respect to all your peers and adults, helping someone in need, and treating others the way you want to be treated.
MATH INFO CAN BE FOUND ON MR. CASAIS/MS.LIVERANI'S CLASS PAGE