JCISD Newsletters

  • Connecting Educators - September 2020

    Highlights from this month's Connecting Educators newsletter include updates from Powerschool, Google Jamboard templates, and new videos on topics like using Google Classroom on a mobile device app, and connecting iPads and Chromebooks to home wi-fi.

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  • Whole Child Newsletter - September 2020

    Highlights from this month's newsletter from the Whole Child team include: local spots to get tested for COVID-19, upcoming Day of Discovery PD opportunity for Jackson County, and free Social Emotional Learning lessons for parents and educators.

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  • Connecting Educators - Return to Learn 2020

    This month's newsletter from our EdTech team is jampacked with all kinds of resources to get you started for the new school year.

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  • Whole Child Newsletter - August 2020

    This month's newsletter from the JCISD Whole Child team includes details on an upcoming Student Stress workshop, good forms for check-in and six principles that put equity at the core.

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  • Connecting Educators - 7/8/2020

    This month's newsletter from our EdTech team includes details on virtual courses and PD sessions for educators, how to sign up for this year's EdTech Kickoff, and how to download a new security certificate to make sure your devices are working properly in your building.

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  • Whole Child Newsletter - 7/6/2020

    Highlights from this month's Whole Child newsletter include virtual PD opportunities, how investing in relationships leads to academic growth and what parents can do when they are stressed.

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  • Whole Child Newsletter - 6/24/2020

    This month's newsletter from the Whole Child team includes tips on summer self-care for teachers, details on a new, limited-run podcast hosted by students on what it's like to be a teenager, and a dozen resources for summer activities.

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  • Resources for Educators & Families - 6/8/2020

    This week's newsletter focuses on the importance of equity and anti-racism in light of the ongoing protests and conversations following the death of George Floyd.

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  • Connecting Educators - 6/3/2020

    The June edition is full of helpful information including details on this year's EdTech Kickoff, distance learning offline options, PD opportunities and more!

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  • Resources for Educators & Families - 6/1/2020

    This week's newsletter from the Whole Child Team includes information about the Thursday morning Talk Time opportunities, Most Teens Don't Campaign and how parents can help their kids while managing distance learning.

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  • Resources for Educators & Families - 5/26/2020

    This week's newsletter from the Whole Child team includes tips to help your child stay focused and engaged during distance learning, using a "Stoplight" approach to identifying safe and healthy activities, and how to identify signs and symptoms of mental health needs in a child.

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  • Resources for Educators & Families - 5/18/2020

    This week's newsletter from the JCISD Whole Child team includes COVID-19 resources for mental health, tips for supporting families and parents, and information on pandemic food assistance benefits.

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  • Resources for Educators & Families - 5/11/2020

    This week's newsletter includes tips for self-care, details on a new college advising hotline, an updated food distribution site list, how to communicate with parents and guardians and a free Zoom series for Mental Health Awareness Month.

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  • Connecting Educators - 5/8/2020

    The May issue is full of helpful information including Google Classroom how-to videos, Chromebook accessibility tools, a link to the Assistive Technology website, MACUL grants and virtual PD opportunities.

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  • Resources for Educators & Families - 5/4/2020

    This week's newsletter has information around simple strategies to support staff wellness, virtual tech PD sessions, child care relief fund grants and additional resources for distance learning.

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  • Resources for Educators & Families - 4/27/2020

    This week's newsletter includes tips for helping teens who are missing out on their senior year, team building activities to keep connected to your coworkers, and how to engage parents in this distance learning environment.

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  • Resources for Educators & Families - 4/20/2020

    This week's edition includes tips for reconnecting with students, virtual webinars related to distance learning, how COVID-19 relates to child development, and much more!

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  • Resources for Educators & Families - 4/13/2020

    This week's edition includes Distance Learning resources from the JCISD Whole Child & EdTech teams, strategies for students with IEPs and how to support the social & emotional needs of students during this time.

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  • Connecting Educators - 4/7/2020

    This issue is full of helpful information as teachers transition to remote/distance learning, including how to sign up for virtual PD sessions, how-to videos on setting up Google Classroom and best practices on K-12 video conferencing.

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  • School Closure Resources - 4/6/2020

    This week's newsletter includes information on Trusted Advisors, a Middle School Teletherapy Group, and a Happiness Calendar to help reduce anxiety and promote positivity during the month of April.

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