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December 2020

Dear Switlik Families,

The final month of 2020 is here!  With the holidays rapidly approaching, let us be the first to extend our best wishes for a Happy and Healthy Holiday Season.  May the New Year enter with good health, prosperity and much happiness.

As colder weather approaches and winter is upon us, please pay careful attention to your child’s attire, as students will continue to go out, weather permitting.   Our lost and found grows by leaps and bounds.  One of the most “found” items are sweatshirts and coats.  Please label any items (coats, gloves, hats, etc.) that your child brings to school, so that we can easily return them.



Monday – December 1st – Parent-Teacher Conferences

Tuesday, December 2nd – Parent-Teacher Conferences

Wednesday, December 3rd – Parent-Teacher Conferences


 Report Cards

Please be sure you are ready to access your child’s report card on the district portal website.  Report cards will be available on the portal to parents on January 5, 2021. Also, please remember that if your Portal log-in does not work, please try the “Forgot My Password” link above BEFORE contacting support, as most issues will be resolved through that feature.  Please note that the “Forgot Password” link will work only with parents who have an email as their login ID. For questions or problems with your login ID’s or password (or if you do not have them), please send an email to and include your name and phone number, as well as your child’s name, school, grade, student ID number and the problem you are experiencing and we will respond to you as quickly as possible.


Moving Forward: Phase II Update and Important Information About Moving to Synchronous Learning 

Please take a moment to view this important information about the status of our learning programs through at least December. The link will take you to the Reopening Page, which has the presentation in both video and text-only format. This update includes an updated District Calendar, which color-coding to indicate Hybrid Group 1 and Group 2 rotations through December.   

To allow for teacher training, on the dates listed below, students will NOT be checking in with their teachers during the afternoon portion of the day (on their non in-person days).  Teachers will remind their students of this class-by-class to avoid confusion.

  • Grades K-1: December 1,2,3 (for conferences)
    • December 8 (for training)
  • Grades 2-3: December 1,2,3 (for conferences)
    • December 9 (for training)
  • Grades 4-5: December 1,2,3 (for conferences)
    • December 10 (for training)

Looking and Planning Ahead:

 Extended Day Program Continues through December 18th.

 From the Jackson School District Title I Office to our Title I Parents

We Want to Help YOU Help Your Child!  Please sign up for one (or more) of our amazing "Parent University" Workshops  We can help you understand Google Classroom or Google Meet, or help you know how to use our curriculum and programs to help your child succeed.  Fun, interactive VIRTUAL sessions designed to help you engage with your child in learning.  We encourage you to view a list of upcoming sessions, and use the Pre-Registration Link next to each session to let us know you will be joining us.  For more information and to keep up to date, visit our Title I Website.

 Board of Education Meeting

On Wednesday, December 16th, the Board of Education Meeting will be held at 6:30 pm.  Depending on the state guidelines at the time of the meeting. it will be determined if the meeting will be in person or virtual.


Jackson Township School District Special Education Advisory Council Presentation will be on Monday, January 11, 2021, 6:30 pm. 

 As 2020 finally comes to a close, we look forward to the start of a fresh, new year.  We wish the warmest holiday wishes to you and yours during this Winter Break.  As we begin the New Year, I encourage you to continue to read with your child each evening, now and throughout the year.   Time spent reading with young learners has amazing effects on students’ educational success.

A happy and healthy New Year to all!  As a reminder, Switlik School will have an early dismissal on Wednesday, December 23rd, 2020.  ALL students in grades K-5 will be dismissed at 1:35 PM.  We look forward to seeing you again on Monday, January 4, 2021.



Kathleen McKiernan