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From the Principal -
Tuesday November 22nd - Schedule Changes 2nd Semester
JCMS uses an assessment called MAP (Measure of Academic Progress) 3 times a year to help gauge the learning levels of all students. It is simply a "dip stick" measurement of what each student knows and is able to do at this point. Usually, individual teachers use the results from this assessment in their classes to help meet the needs of all of their students. We will be getting ready to take the second MAP assessment of the year on December 2nd but with these results, we do things a little different. Teachers still use the results in their own class but the administration, instructional coach and school counselors also get together and use the results to identify students who may be struggling in Math of Language Arts. Those students who MAP shows may be struggling will be rescheduled into an enrichment class second semester to help work on getting those students up to speed and ready for the next grade level. If any of those students are already in an enrichment class, their schedule will not be changed. If your student is someone who gets their schedule adjusted, we will call home to let the parents know that we have done this as well. We want to keep communication as open as possible with you while we work to ensure that your student has the best education possible and is ready for the next level in their education. Please do not hesitate to contact us though if you have any questions about this process or would like more information.
Friday October 28th - eLearning Day Practices
This week, all teachers completed their second practice for Inclement Weather Days (eLearning Days). Both students and teachers have been learning how to make these days as productive as possible. We will do one more practice day in November during school and after that day, students and staff should be well prepared for any actual eLearning days we may have in December, January and February.
Other News -
- Halloween Dance - Friday October 28th.
- Reality Store for 7th grade students will take place Friday November 4th. Ask your students about their experience with it - its a great event for the students.
- We will be starting After School Homework Help Tuesday November 8th. The library will be open to any student at the middle school from 3:15-5:00 to use internet, work on assignments or get help with homework or studying. Click HERE for more information
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An eLearning Day is a virtual learning opportunity for JCSC students that allows them to complete their academic assignments outside of the traditional school location and time period during inclement weather.