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    STUDENT ORIENTATION WEEK
    MONDAY, AUGUST 31 – FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 4

    PURPOSE: Students and staff have been out of the physical classroom setting since March 18, 2020, and when they return to the classroom, the structures will have changed into a hybrid learning environment. Jordan Public Schools will bring students together on targeted days throughout the “Return to Learn: Orientation Week” to focus on returning to this new learning environment while transitioning students back to school.

    FOCUS:

    • Community building to target social and emotional needs
    • Walking students through and easing them into the hybrid learning environment
    • Supporting technology needs while building digital citizenship
    • Providing students and staff time to prepare for this new type of learning.

    IMPORTANT NOTES: 

    • Physical distancing and COVID-19 health and safety protocols will be followed at all times.
    • JES lockers will be available. JMS and JHS lockers will not be available for student use at this time.
    • Students will eat lunch in the hybrid lunch model, which means eating in classrooms (students are allowed to bring a lunch from home). For those students eating breakfast at school, this option will still be available.
    • Students in grades K-6 will stay in their learning pods / classrooms.

    • Students in grades 7-12 will move throughout the day in their learning cohorts A/B.

    RETURN TO LEARN SCHEDULE: 

    WHO WILL DISTANCE LEARN DURING THIS WEEK?
    Students who are not on-site will be provided a “Return to Learn” Distance Learning Activity to work on throughout orientation week.

    HOW WILL WE GET THE “RETURN TO LEARN” DISTANCE LEARNING ACTIVITY?

    • Grades K-4:  The activity will be mailed home to elementary families the week of August 24.
    • Grades 5-12:  Students will be emailed this activity and it will be sent home with device pickup on Tuesday, August 25.


    WHEN ARE STUDENTS ON-SITE and OFF-SITE?

    on MONDAY August 31, 2020 
    ALL STUDENTS GRADE K-12 will be OFF-SITE Distance Learning, focusing on the “Return to Learn” Distance Learning Activity (noted above).

    on TUESDAY September 1, 2020 
    ON-SITE:

    • Kick Start to Kindergarten
    • Grade 5 Jump Start (picture day!)
    • Grade 9 Freshman Focus (picture day!)

    OFF-SITE (at home) doing "Return to Learn" Activity

    • JES: Grades 1 – 4
    • JMS: Grades 6, 7, and 8
    • JHS: Grades 10, 11, and 12

    on WEDNESDAY September 2, 2020 
    ON-SITE:

    • Kick Start to Kindergarten
    • Grade 6 (picture day!)
    • Grade 10 (picture day!)

    OFF-SITE (at home) doing "Return to Learn" Activity

    • JES: Grades 1 – 4
    • JMS: Grades 5, 7, and 8
    • JHS: Grades 9, 11, and 12

    on THURSDAY September 3, 2020 
    ON-SITE:

    • Grade 1
    • Grade 2
    • Grade 7 (picture day!)
    • Grade 11 (picture day!)

    OFF-SITE (at home) doing "Return to Learn" Activity

    • JES: Grades K, 3, and 4
    • JMS: Grades 5, 6, and 8
    • JHS: Grades 9, 10, and 12

    on FRIDAY September 4, 2020 
    ON-SITE:

    • Grade 3
    • Grade 4
    • Grade 8 (picture day!)
    • Grade 12 (picture day!)

    OFF-SITE (at home) doing "Return to Learn" Activity

    • JES: Grades K, 1, and 2
    • JMS: Grades 5, 6, and 7
    • JHS: Grades 9, 10, and 11

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

  • What are the school hours for each building?

  • Will buses run as normal during “Return to Learn: Orientation Week” for students?

  • Will students need to “check in” or do attendance with their teacher(s) on their distance learning off-site day? (What if we do not have our device yet - for JES)

  • Will lunch/breakfast be available during “Return to Learn: Orientation Week” for students?

  • For “Return to Learn: Orientation Week,” does each grade level only come on-site ONE time during this week?

  • Will there still be Elementary “Back to School” Conferences and Kindergarten Conferences during this week as were previously scheduled?

  • When “Return to Learn: Orientation Week” is over, will week 2 start following the typical hybrid base learning model for K-12?