Dear Jackson Families,
Our week at Jackson School was filled with meaningful learning! Our students are working on passion projects and posing questions to research, daily writing in writer’s notebooks, meeting in small groups as readers and writers, and discussing learning in groups. Next week, our teacher teams will review our reading benchmark data to determine student strengths and areas for growth. This will help us make sure we support and challenge each student.
*There is a student late arrival Wednesday, 9/22.
Virtual Instruction for Students in Quarantine or Isolation
Students qualify for virtual instruction in the event of an extended absence related to COVID. This happens in two scenarios: 1. A student is required to isolate due to a positive COVID test; or 2. A student is required to quarantine due to a COVID exposure. If a student has symptoms and is awaiting test results, they are excused from school while waiting for COVID test results. If the student tests positive, they will move to our D205 virtual classroom.(Virtual teachers for 1st and 2nd grade are still being finalized.) If the student tests negative, they are able to return to in-person learning.
Lunch Menu For the Week of September 20
Please note that school lunches are free of charge for all students this year. Your child will need to order lunch each morning in their classroom. You can find next week's lunch menu here.
PTA Boo Bash: Save the Date!
The PTA Boo Bash will take place at Jackson School on Sunday, October 17 from 1:00-4:00 pm. More information to follow!
Keeping our School Community Healthy
We want to ensure that our school community remains healthy. As a reminder, if your student is experiencing any of the following symptoms, they should remain at home.
- Fever (100.4°F or higher),
- New onset of moderate to severe headache,
- Shortness of breath,
- New cough,
- Sore throat,
- New loss of sense of taste or smell,
- Fatigue from an unknown cause,
- Muscle or body aches from an unknown cause.
Additionally, students should remain home if any of the following apply:
- The student has been asked to quarantine by the local health department.
- The student has tested positive for or is awaiting the results of, a COVID test.
- The student is unvaccinated and a member of the household has symptoms of COVID or has tested positive for COVID-19
Thank you for your role in helping keep our school community safe.
Forward Together Plan
Throughout this pandemic, the health and safety of Elmhurst District 205 students and staff remain our highest priority. Elmhurst School District 205 has developed a comprehensive plan aligned to local, state, and federal guidance. The Forward Together Plan for 2021-22 offers some frequently asked questions about the reopening of our schools, the District’s health and safety protocols; sanitation and ventilation mitigations, and a Dashboard that presents COVID-19 metrics. As health information and related procedures change, we will continue to review and update the plan, as well as continue to monitor local health and safety metrics. If you have additional questions, please email Forwardtogether@elmhurst205.org.
NAMI DuPage County Octoberfest
NAMI DuPage is joining forces with the DuPage County Fair Association to put on some fun in 2021!
WHEN: October 1-3, 2021
WHERE: DuPage County Fairgrounds
WHY: Get out of the house and raise money for a good cause
- Carnival rides and kids’ activities
- Car show
- Pancake breakfast
- Wine and beer tasting
- Live music
- And much more!
Proceeds go to NAMI DuPage to continue to offer free and low-cost services, including:
- Mental Health education to Jr. High and High School students
- Teen support groups
- Support groups and peer counseling
- Educational and support programs
- Career education
- Social and recreation programs
Information From Last Week:
Communication with Jackson Nurse
If you need to contact our school nurse for any reason, please use the following email address: email@example.com.
Dismissal Carline-Keep Crosswalks Clear
If you are picking up your child in the parking lot car line, please be mindful of the crosswalks at the intersection of Van Buren and Swain. Do not block these crosswalks as our students and families use them to safely cross the street. We appreciate your cooperation!
Reporting an Absence
If your child will be absent from school. Please remember to call the school attendance line at 630-617-2363. Please call any time before 8:15 am to leave a message on the voicemail. If you do not call your child in absent before 8:15 am, we will be trying to contact you. Please attempt to schedule any appointments for your child outside of the school day to lessen absences. However, if you will need to pick up your child during the school day for an appointment, please call the office, send a note to the office, or email Jacki Lawrence (firstname.lastname@example.org) with the details so that we may arrange for this ahead of time.
Upcoming dates September 22: Student Late Arrival
- October 8: No School; Teacher Institute Day
- October 11: No School
- October 15: Picture Retakes
- October 20: Student Late Arrival
Christine Trendel Caity Collins
Principal Assistant Principal