MEETING FOR STUDENTS IN GRADES 6-8 (HYBRID) THESE STUDENT WILL BE COMING 2 DAYS A WEEK
Welcome to a new school year! We are very excited to finally be back at school and continue with the high-quality teaching and learning in a hybrid setting for our middle school students. We are committed to serving our families during this difficult and challenging time.
To provide our families with information on this new instructional format, there will be an online Zoom meeting for parents of hybrid students on Thursday, August 6 at 10:00 am. This meeting will take place on Zoom using the link at the end of this letter. During orientation, we will explain what you can expect as a daily schedule both at school and at home on virtual learning days, grading requirements, sign-in time and other important details. You will be able to meet your child?s teachers and ask questions in the chat. All questions in the chat will be answered and compiled into a document to share with all parents after the meeting.
Sixth grade students will need to wear the middle school uniform. The link to our full uniform policy is https://www.jpschools.org/
Page/2123. Students must wear khaki shorts or pants with either a white or navy blue polo with the Ellis logo. Girls may wear the red and navy plaid skirt. All students must wear a mask at all times. Masks may be any color but may not have any type of writing, messaging or inappropriate images. Students must have a clear or mesh book bag. We are encouraging the use of a drawstring speed bag rather than a large backpack. If students choose to wear a sweatshirt, it may not have any writing or messaging and should be solid black, navy blue or hunter green.
You can expect frequent communication from your child?s teachers through phone calls, emails or Google Meets during the marking period. As always, please reach out if you have any questions or concerns.
Lisa Kendrick is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.
Topic: Ellis Hybrid Parent Meeting
Time: Aug 6, 2020 10:00 AM Central Time (US and Canada)
Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 847 6095 0292
MEETING FOR STUDENTS WHO ARE LEARNING VIRTUALLY (NOT COMING TO SCHOOL ANY DAY OF THE WEEK)
Welcome to a new school year! We are very excited to finally be back at school and continue with high-quality teaching and learning in a virtual setting. We are committed to serving our families during this difficult and challenging time.
If you are receiving this email, your child(ren) has been registered for the Virtual Jefferson option. Students must remain in Virtual Jefferson for the entire marking period. There will be a change of instructional platform process to re-enter the traditional classroom setting.
At Ellis, we are creating a virtual learning schedule with our own teachers providing the instruction, including Spanish and French language. Any student who is receiving accommodations will continue to receive those supports, including gifted and talented.
To explain how virtual learning will take place at Ellis, we are hosting an online orientation meeting on Thursday, August 6 at 1:00 pm. The meeting will take place using the Google Meets link at the end of this letter. During this orientation, we will explain what you can expect as a daily schedule, grading requirements, sign-in time and other important details. You will be able to meet your child(ren)?s teachers and ask questions in the chat. All questions in the chat will be answered and compiled into a document to share with all parents after the meeting.
Parents who have requested either a Chromebook and/or a hot spot will be scheduled to pick up their device between August 5-10 by appointment only. Parents can come to school on August 7 from 1:00-5:00 pm to get their child?s Grab & Go Info folder. This will have hard copies of your child?s schedule, hints for accessing online learning and other resources. This is optional for parents. Parents should park on Brockenbraugh Ct. and walk up to the front porch area to find their child?s Grab & Go Info folder which will be separated by grade level. This is a self-serve event. No staff will be meeting with parents.
You can expect frequent communication from your child?s teacher through phone calls, email, or Google Meets while your child is participating in Virtual Jefferson. As always, please reach out if you have any questions or concerns.
Please cut and paste this link into your omnibox or web browser to access the Google Meets event.
Pandemic EBT Assistance to FamiliesAs school facilities remain closed, households that meet the following criteria may now be eligible to receive P-EBT benefits to help them buy food for their children:
Eligible families who complete an online application at https://pebt.doe.louisiana.
- Families with one or more children in their household.
- Children who normally receive free and reduced-price meals at school - this includes students that attend a school that participates in the Community Eligibility Provision (CEP).
gov/PublicApps/SNP/ will be issued a P-EBT debit card by the Louisiana Department of Child and Family Services (DCFS) to access benefits. The deadline to apply is June 8th at 4:30PM.The online application requires that the student information entered must exactly match the information on the student demographic page in JCAMPUS.The online application is run by DCFS and requires the following fields: SSN, first name, middle initial, last name, date of birth (mm/dd/yyyy), gender, school district, and school. You may be able to assist families by providing the following information:
- SSN should match in numbers - if there is no SSN in JCAMPUS the parent can try to enter the other information on the DCFS application without a SSN (also a temporary SSN which begins with a 9 listed in JCAMPUS should not be entered)
- First name should match in spelling, capitalization, symbols, and spaces
- Middle initial should match - if there is no middle initial in JCAMPUS the parent should not enter a middle initial on the DCFS application
- Last name should match in spelling, capitalization, symbols, and spaces
- Date of birth should match in day, month, and year
- Gender should match (female, male)
- School district should be Jefferson Parish
- School should match the school that the student is enrolled in JCAMPUS
In JCAMPUS, a code of LU1 and LU2 means that the student qualifies for free and reduced meals and thus should qualify for P-EBT.
If there is a code of LU3 in JCAMPUS, this means that the student does not qualify for free or reduced meals and thus will not qualify for P-EBT.
Please note these codes are not relevant for students that attend a school that participates in CEP. If the family feels that their situation has changed since they submitted their free and reduced meal application at the beginning of the year, they can complete another meal application online at https://fsa.jpschools.org/
through May 31st at 3PM. Please note this is a separate application and only determines their meal status. Once approved, they can then reapply for P-EBT through the DCFS online application. Students that attend a school that participates in CEP should not submit a meal application as they automatically qualify for P-EBT but should apply for P-EBT through the DCFS online application.
Families should contact the LAHelpU Call Center at 1-888-524-3578 for any questions about the P-EBT program or application.
JP Schools Student Fees
All schools will now begin using the same schedule of fees. This is a list of authorized school fees that includes each fee’s purpose, use, amount or authorized range, and how each will be collected.
In addition, families who meet the guidelines for waivers may receive a 50% reduction in student fees. Fees covered by the amended policy are any monetary payment or supplies required as a condition of a student being enrolled in school or participating in any curricular or co-curricular activity. This does not include fees associated with before or after-care, class trips, items purchased through third-party vendors, and fees associated with extracurricular activities.
Some examples of waiver eligibility include active military, foster care, homelessness, or families who are on government assistance.
Parents or legal guardians may request and receive a waiver of payment of a fee due to economic hardship. Waivers are available on the district’s website (see below), with the school counselor/social worker, and at the district’s Compliance Office (501 Manhattan Blvd., Harvey, LA 70058). If a waiver is denied at the school level, the parent or legal guardian may appeal the decision to the district’s Compliance Office.