Hello JES Families:

We are into the last days of May—hard to believe!! June is upon us next week, signaling only a few days of the school year left. The last day for students is June 8th. Classes will be mixing learning fun as they continue to experience some serious learning these last school days of 20-21. 

The MN Dept. of Health asks all schools to continue with the Safe Learning Plan through the remainder of the school year, with the exception of no masks (although highly recommended) for outdoor recess or physical education. As we are into the last couple weeks of school, end of the year events will be planned according to health and safety guidelines. 

We will have a 5th grade graduation will be held outdoors at McKnight Park, by homeroom class on June 3rd:  
10:00 a.m. Mrs. Hanson
1:00 p.m. Mrs. Berends
2:00 pm. Mr. Fuhrman
  • We will honor one 5th grade classroom at a time
  • 2 people may attend for each 5th grade student/bring your own lawn chair
  • Masks will not be required outdoors
  • Our online learning academy students will have a virtual ceremony on Friday, June 4th at 9:00 a.m. in the morning. Mrs. McKeever has shared the link with her students and their parents. 

Field day will be this coming week during their regular specialist time, with each class going through many outside physical activities specialist time. At this time, no visitors or spectators will be allowed. 

Safety Camp for students entering grades 2,3, and 4
Safety Camp website link: www.chaskamn.com/safetycamp

Student ID cards and lanyards
Student ID’s and lanyards will be collected by classroom teachers at the end of the year. We will keep them over the summer and have them in their new classrooms in the fall.

End of Year Survey
As we near the end of the school year, we are interested in feedback from our families on their experience during this current school year. Your feedback in this annual end of year survey helps us in our continuous improvement process and planning for next year.

We ask that parents of elementary-age students assist their child(ren) in providing feedback using the link to the student survey, if parents deem the survey questions appropriate. If you have multiple students, feel free to complete a survey for each child. For those with middle or high school students, the link to the secondary level survey will be sent by the school principal.

Please complete the surveys using the links below by Friday, June 4.

Elementary Parent Survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/WS7W2LS
Elementary Student Survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/QQS9FZ8

Connect & Assess Dates & First Day of School
Our dates for Connect & Assess will be Tuesday, August 31 and Wednesday, September 1. Our first day of school will be September 7, 2021.

We continue to be grateful for your partnership and support as we work together to support students.

Have a safe and enjoyable Memorial Day weekend!! We look forward to seeing all students on Tuesday, June 1st. 

Better Together,

Nancy Wittman-Beltz, Principal