Update on Distance Learning: March 17, 2020

Dear Jack Fields Families, 

During Hurricane Harvey, our community pulled together to meet challenges. Once again, we are in complex and unusual circumstances that require doing things in new ways.

Jack Fields Elementary School will continue to provide students with learning opportunities while our campus is closed.

You can expect that, just as face-to-face learning environments vary, learning will look different in different classes. Our teachers are converting their instruction to a remote learning format. By 1 p.m. Wednesday, March 18, information will be made available from all teachers.

Jack Fields teachers will provide a menu of learning opportunities for each subject area per grade level. This week we would like you to view the menu boards and try to complete a couple of activities. Beginning next week March 22nd, each child should complete at least two tasks from the menu board each day - be sure to complete one from each content area over the course of the week and a couple of your choice!  Students who complete ALL the tasks will have the opportunity to win a prize.  

Teachers might communicate to you through Zoom, Google Meets, SeeSaw, GroupMe, Class Dojo, Remind or through a class e-mail. You should also be receiving a phone call this week from your child’s teacher.

We know that this time is stressful for you and your children. We are here for you and are dedicated to making sure that all of our students experience success and are confident in their abilities. Teachers, counselors and administrators are working from home, and are not on campus.  We can be reached by email. The district is working on options for parents to reach school staff by phone.

The third 9-week grading period that was originally scheduled to end on Friday, March 20, has been extended through Friday, March 27. Teachers will work with their students to complete the nine weeks. 

Please note: Throughout Humble ISD, high school campuses are closed; this includes all outside facilities. Middle school tracks remain open to the public at this time. Elementary school playgrounds remain open to the public at this time, and playground equipment will be cleaned daily. Despite daily cleaning, families should be aware that the Coronavirus can live on hard surfaces for days. Health officials recommend frequent hand washing and social distancing. 

Thank you for supporting Jack Fields Elementary School as we work through these challenging constantly-evolving circumstances.

Sincerely,

Melissa Christensen
Principal