Hello JES Families,

Our first week back has been very busy! Students are settling back into routines and our third, fourth and fifth graders are preparing to take the MN Comprehensive Assessments (MCA’s) over the next two weeks. Please note the dates of the MCA testing as it is important that students attend school during the testing.  

MCA Test Dates
Reading MCA
Grade 3: April 13-14
Grade 4: April 14-15
Grade 5: April 12-13
Math MCA
Grade 3: April 20-21
Grade 4: April 21-22
Grade 5: April 19-20
Science MCA
Grade 5: May 4

For the MCA testing, it is important that students get a good night's rest, have a fully charged chromebook and headphones. In the event that a student doesn’t have headphones, we will have some at school for them. Also, students will have the opportunity to have a healthy snack provided by our PTO. 

Please make sure to read the Parent Input section following this letter. As always, I am here for you—please call me or email anytime you have a question or concern. 

Thanks again for your support!

Better Together,

Nancy Wittman-Beltz, Principal