Welcome to Jackson Elementary!
Welcome to Jackson Elementary School and the 2021-2022 school year!
My name is Darren Larama, and this is my second year as Jackson's principal. It is my privilege and honor to work with this skillful staff, supportive community, and amazing student body. I feel fortunate to get to come to Jackson each day and do the world's most important work, and to serve the Jackson community. Everyone at Jackson Elementary cares deeply about our students, and we prioritize the health, safety, academic and emotional well being of each of our students on a daily basis.
This year we are fully committed to following all protocols to ensure a safe and successful return of every student to in person learning in the classroom. We are working closely with our district support and other key stakeholders to create and communicate clear routines and protocols to ensure that every member of the Jackson community is safe and in a place where they can develop a sense of belonging, a feeling of connectedness and community, and continue to receive strong instruction in academics. We will continue to emphasize and instill the characteristics inherent in our Jackson motto for each student:
Jackson Silvers are in the right place, safe, kind, and ready to learn!
To meet the needs of our student body the Jackson staff are engaging in several key priorities around shifting our math practices, strengthening our instruction in foundational reading instruction, and embedding social/emotional learning/instruction across the day. Our priorities are derived from student assessment data and the stakeholder survey data that many families and students shared with us in the Spring.
I am looking forward to partnering with each member of the Jackson community this year. There are many, many important aspects fo this partnership that begin with our work together in supporting your children, and extend into our amazing PTA, our volunteers, our Natural Leaders. We will be rolling out multiple opportunities for you to engage in conversations at high and low levels about our school, as well as participating in learning opportunities to help you support literacy and math at home. Every month I will send out a parent newsletter sharing announcements, partnership opportunities, and relevant Jackson Elementary data and statistics to help keep you up to date on what is happening at your school.
I also highly encourage you to talk to your children and other members of the community about our school. And, please, share your input and feedback with me!
Thank you for trusting us with your children - we are all very excited about the possibilities ahead of us in this new school year.
Darren Larama, Principal
Jackson Elementary School
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