Student Bags Going Out!

In this difficult time it is exciting to see bags going home to students so that learning which simply cannot be done entirely online can still get done.

If students receive their bags and find that there are things missing that they need, they should reach out to either Mr. Bear or Mr. Waagen at the school and we can see what we can do.

A big thanks to Dakotah Bank and Mrs. Marthaler for donating tote bags.

 

3/19/2020 COVID-19 Instruction Update

As we learned from the Governor and Superintendent Baesler this afternoon, regular school will not be in session for an indeterminate period of time. Our goal is to provide education at the best level possible during this time. It will be a time for kids and teachers to learn new ways of learning. One of the greatest advantages of this situation is it does allow teachers and families the opportunity to be in closer communication with each other. In the long run, if we can carry this into the future, it will be a tremendous benefit for our school and our kids.

With that said, this is certainly a time of stress for a lot of people. The last thing we want as a school is to create more stress for families. The best way for us to do this is to provide clear information to you and for you to do the same for us.

So, please, help us by reaching out to teachers or administration anytime you have any questions. If older students have any concerns or questions about credits or graduation, they should contact Mr. Bear at the school. 701-489-3348. He will be at the school every day at least through the morning hours. Questions regarding elementary students should be directed to Mr. Waagen and he intends on being at the school every day until early afternoon or later.

Starting Monday, our bus drivers will be delivering materials to students with buses scheduled to leave the school around 11:00. If at any time you do not have what you need, please contact teachers. They may have ideas and if not, they will contact administration and we will do everything we can to help.

Remember, if you are requiring meals delivered to your house, we will do that free of charge. All you need to do is contact the school and let us know.

There are a number of students to whom we administer medication every day. If there is a need for those medications, please contact us.

Please be alert to buses as they are delivering materials. Drivers will need to be sorting out whose materials they have, so it will be beneficial if students would come out to meet the buses and be certain appropriate materials are delivered.

The key through this process is communication. We will do our best and our hope is that parents are always willing to reach out as well.

 

Free Meals

On March 16th, an email was sent referencing our planning process which is in place in the event that we are required to practice social distancing for a longer term than the week of 3/16 – 3/20. Along with that was a survey about internet access, access to supplies, asking for contact information and asking if you would be interested in meals for students.

To those that expressed an interest, meals will be delivered starting 3/18/2020. We have now received further guidance, however, and we will NOT be charging any fee for meals for students regardless of free and reduced lunch status. Meals will be delivered for free.

With that said, quite a few of our students do come from Jamestown every day. Jamestown Public Schools is offering free meals to all local Jamestown children whether they attend the Jamestown school district or not.

If you have expressed an interest in receiving meals from us but live in Jamestown and would rather receive meals from Jamestown Public Schools, please call our school at 701-489-3348 and let us know. If the phone is not answered, please leave a message.

Information from JPS:

FREE MEALS FOR LOCAL JAMESTOWN CHILDREN

Starting on Thursday, March 19, Jamestown Public School Lunch Program will provide free grab-go meals due to the current school closure. Meals will be provided using a pick-up process at certain school sites in Jamestown. A delivery option will also be available.

Beginning Thursday, March 19, 1-Cold Breakfast, 1-Cold Lunch or both will be available for pick-up per site. Meals will be available for children up to the age of 18 years old. Students do not need to attend the pickup sites to receive a free meal. Due to current restrictions, meals are not allowed to be consumed on site. Adults can also pick up a grab-go lunch for $4.00.

Please call food service by 9:00 AM each day at the site of pick-up. Only a limited number of meals will be available at each site without pre-ordering.

The following sites will be open from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm Monday – Friday until schools have been reopened.

Locations providing free meals:

Jamestown Middle School – 203 2nd Ave. SE                                    Kitchen phone 952-5905
Enter through the main front student door

Roosevelt Elementary – 615 6th Ave. SE                                            Kitchen phone 952-2395
Enter through the NE Gym door

Lincoln Elementary – 319 5th Street NE                                            Kitchen phone 952-2785
Enter through the SE Gym door

Washington Elementary – 705 4th Ave. NW                                     Kitchen phone 952-5548
Enter through the door closest to the playground

Meals will be available for delivery for those students unable to pick up at these locations. Please call for additional information.