Dear Jackson Families,
I am incredibly proud of our students and staff this year. No matter where or how they were learning, our students demonstrated incredible resilience. In spite of many changes, they have grown so much as readers, writers, mathematicians, and thinkers. Our staff has remained dedicated to our student learning and has worked tirelessly to make learning meaningful. Our staff finished measuring the progress of all of our Jackson readers this spring. I am so proud to share that according to our spring benchmark assessment 66% of our students exceed the end of year expectations, 19% of our students meet these expectations, 6% are approaching these expectations, and 9% are below these expectations. It is incredible that 85% of our students meet or exceed the end of year expectations!
As a school community, we have come together to persevere through a year that has been unlike any other. Thank YOU, parents, for supporting our students and staff throughout health and safety protocols, schedule changes, environment changes, etc. We are grateful for your support and partnership. As a school, we are committed to returning in 2021-2022 even better!
Congratulations to our 5th grade class. We wish you success in 5th grade and know you will make us proud!
Student Report Cards Available in Powerschool
Our student report cards will be available today in PowerSchool. Please note that the Powerschool app for smartphones is NOT the best way to view your child’s report card. We encourage you to use the desktop version of PowerSchool.
Jackson Library News
Mrs. DeYoung has chosen the opportunity to join the Fischer staff as librarian starting in the 2021-2022 school year. Mrs. DeYoung is incredibly talented and the Fischer community is very lucky to have her. Mrs. DeYoung has been our Jackson librarian for 10 years and in her tenure, she has been an integral part of developing a love of reading throughout our school. We will miss her terribly. We are looking forward to welcoming Ms. Emily Walton as our new librarian. Ms. Walton currently is the librarian at Lincoln Elementary School. Mrs. DeYoung will support Ms. Walton in her transition to Jackson.
End of Year- Device Return (IMPORTANT)
All students need to return their district issued iPads, Chromebooks and chargers. Please bring them to the Jackson office next week if you have not yet returned all items. *If your family is participating in Extended School Year (at Hawthorne) OR Summer Acceleration (at Fischer), you may keep your devices until the end of those programs.
Jackson Summer Hours
The Jackson school office is open June 1 through June 8 from 8:30am-3:30pm. After June 8, if you need to come by the Jackson office, please email the principal, Christine Trendel, to arrange a time.
New to REACH Informational Meeting
Any families that are new to the REACH program are welcome to attend a webinar on June 3rd at 7:00pm to hear information in regards to the REACH program. There will also be a meeting on August 23rd at 7:00pm with the same information for those that cannot attend in June. Please use this link to register for the webinar.
Beginning Band and Orchestra is Returning
Beginning Band and Orchestra will be offered to both 4th and 5th grade students in the 2021-2022 school year. This opportunity will include small group instrument lessons during the school day at your home elementary school and after-school rehearsals at your future middle school. More information about instrument selection, registration, and the instrumental music program in general will be sent out during the first week of school in August. Don’t miss this awesome opportunity to join our award-winning music program!
Elmhurst Library Summer Reading Program
The Elmhurst Public Library is hosting a summer reading program. Information for joining can be found here. Consider joining and keep reading over the summer!
2021-2022 School Year Calendar
You can find next year’s school calendar here. Please mark your calendar for breaks, days off, and late arrivals.
Meet D205’s Incoming Superintendent Dr. Keisha Campbell - June 8 or 9
As we look toward the fall, incoming Superintendent Dr. Keisha Campbell will transition into her role as District 205’s next leader on July 1. One of her core commitments is to build relationships and expand communication with the school community. Please make a plan to join her at one of the upcoming meet and greet opportunities:
- 10-11 a.m., Tuesday, June 8, 2021 - Bryan Middle School Cafeteria, or
- 5-6 p.m., Tuesday, June 8, 2021 - Churchville Middle School Gold Gym, or
- 5-6 p.m., Wednesday, June 9, 2021 - Sandburg Middle School Cafeteria
Thank you for completing the registration form linked here for planning purposes.
- August 18: First Day of 2021-2022 School Year
Jackson School Principal