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A Message from Our Principal, Dr. Alex Rivera





Jackson Elementary School
A Message from Our Principal

Dr. Alex Rivera


Dear Jackson Families,

It is almost that time once again to go back to school! Soon we say a temporary goodbye to the things that bring us joy during the summer months and hello to all that lies ahead in the 23-24 school year!  The first day of school for the children is Wednesday, August 30. Our school hours are 8:25AM to 2:55PM.

We hope that you were able to spend time this summer with your child(ren) experiencing the outdoors and making memories that will last a lifetime. Of course, we hope that there was a little time for reading, writing, conversing, and practicing different skills that will allow for a smooth transition to the classroom. 

As is the case each year at our school, it is going to be an exciting one as we continue to offer engaging and enriching learning experiences for everyone. Our learning spaces are equipped with the latest in instructional technology and full of materials just waiting to be used. 

A special thank you goes to our custodial staff who have worked these summer months getting our school ready to welcome everyone back. The building looks great! Thank you as well to our instructional and non-instructional staff who have been busy preparing classrooms and offices for the arrival of students. 

For our new families, we welcome you to the George A. Jackson and Jericho community! For our families joining us once again, welcome back! We encourage all of you to be active participants in the school life of your child. Building a relationship with the teachers, consistently reinforcing learning at home, modeling high expectations, and being an involved member of the PTA are all factors in the success of our students. 

Speaking of our PTA, we encourage you to get involved in supporting this amazing group of Jackson families who work tirelessly to support our community throughout the school year. We have our New Family Breakfast scheduled for Wednesday, August 30 at 8:30AM in the school cafeteria and our annual Jackson PTA Welcome Picnic on Thursday, September 14 at 4:00PM (located at the rear of the school). 

For those families who utilize the SCOPE program for after-school childcare, please note that this program also begins on Wednesday, August 30. If you need additional information regarding SCOPE, please call 631-360-0800 x123. 

On a final note, your positive energy and support are both welcomed and appreciated. Together we will prepare the children to think critically, be problem-solvers, take risks in their learning, and show appreciation for one another. Let's make the 23-24 school year the best one yet! Welcome to Jackson!!!

With love and appreciation,

Alex Rivera, Ed.D.


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