Hello, By now you have received the automated call from the Jackson School District about students going remote effective immediately. As of tomorrow (12/3), students in both Group 1 and Group 2 will be signing on together at 8:45AM. Please accept the invitation that was sent this evening in regards to joining our new google classroom "Ms. Cerwinski, Mrs. Polhemus & Mrs. McDonald's 2nd Grade Classroom." Students will log in using the meet link from the new classroom, not the classroom they have used in the past. Please have all learning materials nearby and accessible. Materials including: the Fundations take home kit/Fundations workbooks, math workbook, a pencil, a dry erase marker and something to write on. It is very important to remember our virtual classroom rules (coming on muted, raising your hand and waiting to be called upon and having a quiet working environment). As always, any questions or concerns you may email us at email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.Thank you, Mrs. Polhemus and Ms. CerwinskiAhoy Maties! I am so excited to be back in 2nd grade and working with Ms. Cerwinski for the 2020-2021 school year. Please be sure to check both of our teacher pages for up to date information.Communication is key - please feel free to email or call the school at email@example.com or 732-833-4620*Thank you,Mrs. PolhemusParent-Teacher Conferences Will Now Be Held December 1st - 3rd.Beginning on Monday, Nov. 9, you will be able to use the Parent Portal to schedule a conference with your child's teacher at a time that works for you. Conferences will be held virtually and also can be arranged by telephone.Please use the Parent Portal to schedule your conferences by Wednesday, November 18th.
All special classes will be taken on remote learning days. Please see the schedule below and note the difference between group 1 and group 2 students.*Students must attend all Google Meet sessions with Ms. Cerwinski and Mrs. Polhemus when they are on a remote learning day*All Google Meet Sessions will be held at the end of the school day after the in-person Group for that day is dismissed.All Google Meet invites will be sent to your child's Jackson email address. Attending these meeting are REQUIRED and count as your child's attendance for that day.Please go over all Google Meet Protocals listed below with your child prior to joining their first Google Meet session with us:
Parents are required to complete this short check each morning via the Genesis Parent Portal and report their child’s information at least 30 minutes prior to the school reporting time for school.
**If the answer to any of these is YES, the parent must not send their child to school**
SECTION 1: Symptoms
If your child has any of the following symptoms, that indicates a possible illness that may decrease the student’s ability to learn and also put them at risk for spreading illness to others. Please check your child for these symptoms:
*Temperature 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit or higher when taken by mouth
*New uncontrolled cough that causes difficulty breathing (for students with chronic allergic/ asthmatic cough, a change in their cough from baseline)
*Diarrhea, vomiting, or abdominal pain
*New onset of severe headache, especially with a fever
SECTION 2: Close Contact/Potential Exposure
*Had close contact (within 6 feet of an infected person for at least 15 minutes) with a person with confirmed COVID-19
*Traveled to or lived in an area where the New Jersey Department of Health is reporting large numbers of COVID-19 cases as described in the New Jersey Travel Restrictions
No eating will be allowed in the classrooms. Birthday's will not be celebrated in school this year as well. It is reccomended that students bring a bagged lunch from home; however, lunch will still be available for purchase.
Hand sanitizer will be used frequently throughout the school day. Please let your child's teacher know if they have any allergies to hand sanitizer.
Face coverings are REQUIRED in school at all times. We will be taking short mask breaks outdoors when necessary, while practicing social distancing, of course!
Please send your child to school with a water bottle from home.
Please complete the attached dismissal form. The students need to bring this to with them the first day they are physically in school.
If you child is using the car line, please complete the attached form, and send it in with your child the first day they are physically in school.
The Reading and Writing Project’s approach to instruction recognizes that “one size fits all” does not match the realities of the classrooms and schools in which they work. When you walk into a workshop classroom at any given moment, you’ll see instruction that is designed to:
-help teachers address each child’s individual learning,
-explicitly teach strategies students will use not only the day they are taught, but whenever they need them,
-support small-group work and conferring, with multiple opportunities for personalizing instruction,
-tap into the power of a learning community as a way to bring all learners along,
-build choice and assessment-based learning into the very design of the curriculum,
-help students work with engagement so that teachers are able to coach individuals and lead small groups.
-The routines and structures of reading and writing workshop are kept simple and predictable so that the teacher can focus on the complex work of teaching in a responsive manner to accelerate achievement for all learners.
All students were loaned a chrome book the week of August 24 for at home use. Chrome books will be traveling both to school and home with the students daily. While in school, student chrome books must never be left unattended.
Please see some general precautions in regards to chrome books below:
-No food or drink is allowed next to your Chromebook. Chromebooks are not permitted in the cafeteria.
-Cords, cables, and removable storage devices must be inserted carefully.
-Students should never carry their Chromebook while the screen is open.
-Chromebooks should not be open or used while walking through the halls.
-It is suggested that you purchase a protective case.
-Do not expose your Chromebook to extreme temperatures or direct sunlight for extended periods of time. Extreme heat or cold may cause damage to the laptop.Always bring your laptop to room temperature prior to turning it on.
Chrome Book Care:
-Do not lean on top of the Chromebook.
-Do not place anything near the Chromebook that could put pressure on the screen.
-Do not poke the screen.
-Do not place anything on the keyboard before closing the lid (e.g. pens, pencils, notebooks).
-Clean the screen with a soft, dry anti-static, or micro-fiber cloth. Do not use window cleaner or any type of liquid or water on the Chromebook. You can also purchase individually packaged pre-moistened eyeglass lens cleaning tissues to clean the screen. These are very convenient and relatively inexpensive.
-Chromebooks include serial numbers and barcode stickers that must remain on the device. These stickers are important for inventory and insurance purposes.
-Do not place any additional stickers anywhere on the Chromebook.
-Do not write or mark the device for any reason!
-Any student choosing to break these rules could be subject to forfeiting their Chromebook privileges.
Want to learn more about your child's curriculum? Check out our parent universities! Click on the link below.
School arrival begins at 8:35 a.m. The doors will close at 8:45 a.m. Face coverings are REQUIRED upon arriving.
School dismissal begins at 1:15 pm. Face covering are REQUIRED as studens are dismissed. Social distancing will be practiced during both arrival and dismissal times.
Click here to join our Class Dojo (link coming soon). Class Dojo is a great way to keep track of your child's behavior as well as share important reminders for upcoming events. Any important/urgent manners, must still be communicated through teacher email addresses.
In our classroom we believe that kindness is everything! We can fill each other's buckets by giving compliments, being kind and considerate of each other's feeling, and never allowing someone to be left out! How are you a bucket filler?