Dear JES Families,
We hope you are all safe and staying well. We are missing our students greatly and know that they are ready to be back at school! We hope we get to see them soon! Our amazing teachers have worked very hard over the last few days to get learning packets ready for their students. There are hard copy packets, and now we have online packets available to you. We hope you will find them helpful! If you need help along the way, please don’t hesitate to reach out to your child’s teacher. Their contact information is in the packets. While these packets are optional, we would like to encourage students to continue learning at home. Thank you for your understanding and support!
Please see the links below to each grade level’s folder of packets.
Please note that in addition to work from classroom teachers, there are also resources from:
Ms. Kokoski & Ms. Starkweather–PE
Ms. Wiseman–Students who receive reading intervention
Ms. Mary–Students who receive occupational therapy
Ms. Waller–Students who receive speech/language therapy
- Clever Login information: English, Spanish
- Clever Badge Login: English, Spanish
- If a student needs their Google password reset, a parent/guardian may email InstructionalTech@fssd.org. The student’s name and grade level will be needed in this communication.
- If a Chromebook needs to be repaired, a parent/guardian may email their child’s principal and include the student’s name, the Chromebook’s TZ number (located on the metal tag on the front of the device), and explain what is not working properly. That information will be sent to the Technology department, who will then follow up with the parent.
Promoting Digital Literacy
During this time of extended school closure and online learning, there are resources to support digital literacy and media balance among children. Common Sense is a website that offers a number of useful resources for families, including tips, activities, and reviews of various forms of media.
- Family Resources from Common Sense
- The Common Sense Blog offers a number of articles relevant to the current situation.
- Common Sense also offers a free service to provide parents with tips on how to promote healthy uses of technology in children aged 3-8. To sign up, just text “kids” to 21555 and answer the questions to get started. You will then receive a weekly tip supporting healthy media use for your family.
There are a number of websites offering digital libraries during this time period. If your children need more variety in their book selection, these are a few resources you might want to check out.
- Tumblebooks is offered free through the Tennessee Electronic Library
- Abdo Digital offers mostly nonfiction resources
- Epic Books is free for students during this time. Check with your child’s teacher to get access!
- Pebble Go offers great nonfiction info for kids. If you’re interested, email Mrs. Aiello for login info!
- TeachingBooks includes many resources that bring books to life.