Happy New Year! We are getting back into the swing of things here in Room 17. The students and I worked on New Year Resoultions, and we are trying hard to reestablish our routines so that we can make the most of each day.

    Homework is now posted daily at the end of each day as an assignment in our Google Classroom. Students can check here for a full list of all assignments that they are responsible for completing. 


    Please read the below information regarding pictures and ordering:

    Students who attend Hybrid sessions at Switlik will have their pictures taken on the day that they are in school during Wednesday, January 13, (Group1) or Thursday, January 14 (Group2).

    Please note that only individual student pictures will be taken this year. Group classroom pictures will not be taken.

    link to order pictures

    Attention "Full Synchronous Learners” ( Students who were in the Hybrid Learning program and are now currently working remotely with their classroom teacher). Please make sure to sign up through the SignUpGenius link for one of the photo session slots.  

    Students who are currently on "Full Remote Learning" may sign up for a session on Wednesday, January 13, or Thursday, January 14. 

    Parents can go to the Switlik Website to select a time slot through the SignUpGenius link.

    Pictures for "Full Remote Learning" students will take place after school hours beginning at 2:00 pm. 

    Please make sure to arrive within your 15-minute time slot. Students ONLY will be admitted into the building via the Gym entrance located in the back of the building (Parent Pick up and Drop off). Pictures will be taken in the Gym vestibule.

     The link to our class schedule for synchronous learning is below. All students (both home and in the building) follow the same schedule.

    Click Here for our Daily Class Schedule

    Please read the following from Mrs. McKiernan regarding lunch for students:

    This announcement was just made by the USDA this week:

    • IMPORTANT:  Pursuant to new USDA Guidelines, Effective August 31, 2020,  ALL Jackson School District students are now eligible for FREE breakfast and lunch through December 31, 2020.  If you wish not to participate, please instruct your child(ren) not to take the meals.  This includes in-school meals as well as remote meals.
    • What does that mean for you? 
      • If you want your child to bring in their own meal to eat during their scheduled lunch you may do so.  If you would like your child to choose the hot/cold lunch option they simply have to ask for it during homeroom.  These orders will be filled by the food services staff and bagged/container lunches will be distributed to students during their lunch period.  They do not have to swipe into their account because they are free of charge.
      • ALL students will also have the option of taking home a FREE BAG OF REMOTE BREAKFAST/LUNCH MEALS.  At the end of the day, several areas will have tables set up for students as they exit the building.  The tables will have bags that contain the following day’s breakfast and lunch as well as the breakfast for their next day in school (We ask that they eat this breakfast before coming to school the next day.)  Again, these meals are FREE of charge for ALL students so they do not have to swipe their card.  If they would like, a student may take only one bag as they are escorted during dismissal by a staff member.  If they do not want this bagged series of meals, they will simply exit the building as normal without stopping by the tables.

    Please do not hesitate to email me with any questions or concerns you may have. My email address is: 




    The best gift that you and I can give your child is the support that they need to MEMORIZE their multiplication facts. Memorization of facts frees up all of their working memory so that they can concentrate on the bigger task - solving the real problem before them. 



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