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525 E. Main Street
Hebron, OH 43025
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Jackson Intermediate

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9370 Lancer Road
P.O. Box 70
Hebron, OH 43025

Grades 3 - 5

Important Numbers:
Main Office
      740-928-1915
Fax                  740-928-3756
 

BRAVE NEW BEGINNINGS!

Jackson Families,

As we settle into our familiar but new routines this year, I’m reminded of how important it is for us to partner with you. Research shows that when the adults in a child’s life work together effectively, that child develops assets that help him or her learn and grow better.

Please enjoy the following link from The Search Institute, a group that studies what kids need to succeed.  It’s called,   5 Ways Parents and Teachers Can Motivate Students.”

https://youtu.be/QYvIzqhTWo0

Together, we can support all children and ensure they learn and grow in a safe school environment! Don’t hesitate to contact us with any question or concern.

Sincerely,

Carol Field, Principal

cfield@laca.org

DID YOU KNOW?

In December 2016, the Ohio General Assembly passed House Bill 410. This bill is intended to define and prevent excessive absenteeism (including late arrivals and early dismissals) and to outline procedures schools must take to track and intervene when attendance issues arise.

The most important thing for you to understand is that schools are now required to track student attendance in terms of hours instead of the days. When a student is absent between 8:50 and 3:15, those minutes will accumulate into hours eventually reaching one of two levels of absenteeism:

Habitual Truancy or Excessive Absence

Habitual Truancy is defined as:

•Absent 30 or more consecutive hours without legitimate excuse

•Absent 42 or more hours in one school month without legitimate excuse

•Absent 72 or more hours in one school year without legitimate excuse

Excessive Absence is defined as:
•Absent 38 or more hours in one school month with or without legitimate excuse

•Absent 65 or more hours in one school year with or without legitimate excuse

According to the Ohio Revised Code, legitimate excuses can include these common reasons.

Personal illness
Death of a relative
Illness in the family
Quarantine of the home
Medical/dental appointments
Pre-approved absences
Observance of a religious holiday
Medical leave ordered by doctor
Emergency

Please note the total hours of absences, whether legitimate or not legitimate (excused/unexcused) will accumulate and trigger contact from the school regarding either Habitual Truancy or Excessive Absence once they reach the limits stated above. An intervention team, including parents, must then work to create and implement an absence intervention plan to improve attendance and avoid a possible referral to the juvenile court system.

We know that students learn more when they are in school regularly. For more on HB 410 and the importance of good attendance, try these links:

https://goo.gl/AcZkBF - Ohio Department of Education                 https://goo.gl/wZ7GqP - Attendance Works

WHAT’S COMING UP THIS FALL?

PTO FALL FUNDRAISER

The fall fundraiser kicks off with a school assembly on Wednesday, 9/6, and ends on Wednesday, 9/20. Proceeds from Crossroads candles and jams support field trips, special assemblies/activities, technology for students and much more! Please consider participating. Attend our next meeting in the JIS library on Wednesday, 9/6, at 6:00 PM to meet some parents, have some fun, and help our students.

FALL PICTURE DAY

HR Imaging will be at JIS on Tuesday, 9/12, to take individual student pictures. Look for information regarding purchasing your fall portraits. A reminder will be sent home on Monday, 9/11, as well.

PTO DAWES FAMILY NIGHT

Save the date for PTO’s annual family night at Dawes Arboretum on Thursday, 10/5, from 6-8 PM. Stories by the fireside, hayride, food, and more! More details as the date nears.

BOX TOPS FOR JACKSON

Our Box Tops Back-to-School Challenge ended 9/28. The Box Top Hero will win a cool Nike Backpack! The first classroom contest begins 9/25. Melissa Wellman is our school coordinator. This year, our goal is to raise $1600. Funds raised from Box Tops are used for physical education supplies, Field Day activities and supplies, playground equipment and other things that make our school a much better place for our students. Keep clipping those Box Tops!

FALL PARENT/TEACHER CONFERENCES

PT Conferences occur three evenings in October (10/10, 10/12 & 10/17), but you don’t have to wait until October to have a conversation with your child’s teacher! If you have a question, concern, or issue of any kind, please contact the school and request a meeting or phone conference.

THIRD GRADE READING GUARANTEE

All third graders take the Ohio State Test in English Language Arts as part of Ohio’s Third Grade Guarantee Law, which requires students to demonstrate a level of reading proficiency before being promoted to fourth grade. This year, students will take the state reading test the week of October 30th. This is the first of three opportunities your child will have to achieve a passing score and satisfy the promotion requirement. Read more about it on Ohio Department of Education’s website at: 

LUNCH BUDDIES PROGRAM

Once again this year, we’re pleased to partner with Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Licking County and their Lunch Buddies School-Based Program. Sarah Ewing is our new Program Coordinator. Sarah is a retired schoolteacher and she’s ready to make matches for some of our students! Big Buddies volunteer from LHS and Denison University. “Bigs” spend lunch/recess times each Thursday mentoring, reading with, supporting, and caring about their “Littles.”  Contact your student’s teacher if you think a Lunch Buddy would benefit your child.

LANCER LEAD TEAM

Our LEAD Team, led by Guy Williams, our assistant principal, is a group of JIS teachers focused on helping Jackson staff and students work together to create a positive and supportive learning environment for all. Team members are Ellen Cook (Art), Kalie Debevoise (3rd Grade Inteventionist), Kristen Hankins (4th Grade), Austin Jackson (PE), and Jennifer O’Bruba (5th Grade). With their help, all students and teachers rotated through common areas of the school to learn how things work at JIS. Students spent time learning positive behaviors for arrival, cafeteria, recess, hallway, hill, restrooms, and bus times. Jackson Lancers LEAD!!

 

Learn together

Empathize and be kind

Always be safe

Do the responsible thing

2017-18 School Supplies

JIS Supply Lists

LLSD Calendar

2017-18

Spring 2017 Ohio State Tests-Interpretive Guides

Grade 3 ELA
Grades 3-8 Math, Social Studies, Science

Elementary School Planning

Meeting Times

Math Blast Homework Help

MathVids4U
This resource is intended to provide worked examples of math blast homework pages. 

Family Education Rights and Privacy Act

FERPA

Lice Prevention and Treatment Information

This sheet provides helpful information and tips to treat and prevent lice.
Nationwide Children's Hospital Lice Prevention and Treatment.pdf

Jackson Intermediate Upcoming Events

Sep
6

PTO Fall Fundraiser

Wed Sep 6 2017
to Wed Sep 20 2017
Oct
5

PTO Dawes Family Night

Thu Oct 5 2017
Oct
10

Parent-Teacher Conferences

Tue Oct 10 2017
Oct
12

Parent-Teacher Conferences

Thu Oct 12 2017
Oct
13

No school-PT Exchange Day

Fri Oct 13 2017
Oct
16

Scholastic Book Fair

Mon Oct 16 2017
to Fri Oct 20 2017
Administrative Team
 
Carol Field, Principal
cfield@laca.org
 
Guy Williams, Academic Dean
gwilliams@laca.org 
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