Dear Jackson Davis Families,
Welcome to the 2021-2022 school year! I know that many of you join me in excitement to return to school in person this year! We faced many challenges last school year, but we continued to achieve and do great things while learning in a variety of formats. We truly embraced the fact that learning happens everywhere! We are eager to have our Dolphins back on campus for fun, engaging and hands on lessons. We all need time to adjust to “normal” again and we will be here to support the social emotional needs of our students.
Our student expectations of Be Safe, Be Respectful and Be Ready to Learn will help us to continue to provide a learning environment where all students can be successful. Students will continue to learn that being their best and doing their best is always important, no matter how difficult the challenge.
We will continue to use the four pillars of the deeper learning model to guide our work this year. It is our hope that your students will feel challenged academically, learn how to navigate their challenging worlds, serve their greater JDES community and realize the importance of the academic tasks they are learning. For more information about the Henrico Learner Profile that will guide our work, please visit henricolearner.henricoschools.us
We are so fortunate to have a strong team of teachers and staff members who have high expectations for student success while balancing that with the needs of all students. We believe in a strong academic focus but balance that with the need for students to play, collaborate, problem solve and create. Family members are a key to our success as a school and will be an even bigger key to success this year. We can’t do it without you! Together we can help all children to learn and grow as individuals and strong members of our community.
Our theme for this year will allow us to focus on all of the items above and the emotional well-being of all students. I can’t wait to see what our teachers do to embrace our theme of “Happy Campers”.
We are thankful to have a strong PTA partnership. They not only support us with 100% of their profits but they work collaboratively with us as a school to plan enriching activities that support our entire community. We hope that you will consider joining and supporting the PTA through their events as we are able to safely bring back many favorites.
We have an exciting year ahead of us! I encourage each family to set some goals for the year and talk about what you hope to accomplish this school year. I hope that each of you will have a great year filled with fun and learning! If you ever have any questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out to your child’s teacher or myself.
Mrs. Chris Bonner