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Ignite Online Learning for Jackson R-2
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Jackson R-2 Families,

After careful review of our initial survey last week and gathering your feedback after our question and answer session, the Jackson R-2 School District has been finalizing our instructional plans which will provide families an option for online learning called Ignite Online.

Ignite Online is available for COVID-19 related issues (medically fragile students, at-risk students or family members, or family preference to be part of the Jackson R-2 community but in a restricted environment) that would prevent a student from participating safely in on-campus learning. If you would like for your child to participate in Ignite Online rather than attend school face-to-face, please fill out this application. The brief application must be completed prior to Monday, July 20th, at 8:00 AM. Families who enroll in Ignite Online must be able to provide reliable internet access for their student(s) and commit for the duration of the first semester at a minimum. If you are unable to provide internet access for your student but feel that Ignite Online is necessary, please contact your child's building principal. You will need to submit a separate application for each of your students. If you wish for your child to attend on-campus classes you do not need to complete this application. 

The JR2 Instructional Methods includes information about instruction for the upcoming school year. Virtual Instruction is a method of instruction that would be used for all students on-campus if a temporary COVID-related shut down would occur. Ignite Online would take the place of face-to-face school.

If you choose for your child to participate in Ignite Online, please note the following requirements:

  • A reliable internet connection, not provided by the district, is required.
  • Attendance will be recorded.
  • New standards will be taught.
  • Various online training structures of synchronous (learning that is happening at the same time led by the teacher) and asynchronous learning (an assignment completed independently by the student) will be utilized throughout the instructional day.
  • The district is not required to provide students access to or pay for courses beyond full-time enrollment.
  • Students taking courses online are subject to the same district policies, procedures, and rules applicable to students enrolled in traditional courses.
  • Students enrolled in online courses are expected to actively participate, meet assignment deadlines, and complete each course.
  • Students will be enrolled in online instruction for the duration of the first semester, at a minimum.
  • Students will continue to participate in District and State assessments as needed.
  • A school day will be from 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM. Therefore, students will be expected to engage in learning during these hours.
  • Teachers will be available from 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM for conferences or discussions.
  • High-quality instruction (whole class, small groups, and individual) will be provided or overseen by a Jackson R-2 teacher.

Elementary only:

  • Students will likely need family support and some supervision while online.
  • Students will be given an academic screener and diagnostic assessment in person, on campus, in a safe environment to determine the individual literacy needs of the student.

If students do not meet these requirements, a conference with a school administrator is required, and the student may be reassigned to traditional on-campus instruction.

As we move closer to the start of school on August 24th, we will continue to update plans and provide information to you, our families. Providing a safe environment for all students and staff is our highest priority, as well as upholding the excellence in education at Jackson R-2. If you have any questions, comments, or concerns, please feel free to contact your building leader or reach out to us at info@jr2mail.org.


Jackson Leadership Team

JR2 Instructional Methods for Families July 15, 2020.pdf


The Jackson R-2 School District does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, disability, age, or any other characteristic protected by law in its programs, activities or employment practices.