• Optional Learn at Home Activities

    Dear JSD Parents and Guardians,

    As you know, due to the Coronavirus, our schools will be closed from March 16 through April 5 (we will update you in early April if the closure time frame is extended). As a result of these unprecedented times, we are providing students with distance learning options, including educational resources and practice exercises. We will not be providing printed packets, but instead providing various online resources.  We encourage you to use this time to continue your student’s learning while they are at home. These materials do not replace what your child has been learning at school, but during this unusual time it is important that students continue to read, write, do social studies, science activities, stay active, and work on math problems.

    Outlined below, you will see details for Phase I of our distance learning options, which will continue through April 5. District staff will also continue to work on developing additional materials for future use, if the school closure period is extended beyond the April 5 date.

    All grade levels TK-8:

    • Practice exercises will involve concepts and skills that have already been taught in the classroom.
    • Students’ work will not be collected, graded or recorded by teachers.
    • Upon return, students will not be required to take exams involving these practice exercises.

    Curriculum Associates Printable At-Home Activity Packs
    Printable at-home activity packs are designed to provide students with valuable self-directed exercises and practice during extended absences from school. Each pack is designed to reinforce key concepts for a given grade.

    Scholastic Learn at Home
    Even when schools are closed, you can keep the learning going with these special cross-curricular journeys. Every day includes four separate learning experiences, each built around a thrilling, meaningful story or video. Kids can do them on their own, with their families, or with their teachers. Just find your grade level and let the learning begin!

    Khan Academy
    Students practice at their own pace, first filling in gaps in their understanding and then accelerating their learning.

    ABCmouse, Adventure Academy, and ReadingIQ
    These research-based educational programs include thousands of digital learning activities, and they can help preschool, pre-k, elementary, and middle school students keep learning while schools are closed. Download the letter for a free access code. 

    Learn About Ag@Home 
    Each day, at 10am we will share fun, educational ag-tivities that can be enjoyed at home! Ag-tivities will range from Beefing Up Math to Making Recycled Paper and everything in-between!