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Dr. Leiseth

Barbara Leiseth, PhD

Jessup Elementary Principal


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Photograph of Principal Dr. Barbara Leiseth
August 11, 2022 

Dear Parents/Guardians:

Welcome to Jessup Elementary and the 2022-2023 school year. I hope you all had an eventful or restful, and enjoyable summer. We are excited to have students back in our classrooms with all the energy and enthusiasm they bring. It is our mission to work with the Jessup community to foster grit, instill strong work ethics, and to help students develop a passion for learning. We will provide access and opportunities for student to build the academic, social, and behavioral skills they need to function at their highest potential. We are committed to student readiness, community engagement, and to providing a healthy learning environment.

Joining the Jessup staff this year are: Brianna Snyder – office administrator, Rebekah Rutar – nurse, Ashley Jacobsen – third grade, Victoria Wiseman – third grade, Shayna Flanagan – fifth grade, Michelle Alexander – primary resource, Erin Rimmer – intermediate resource, and Heather Streuber, orchestra. They bring years of experience, new opportunities, innovation, and are sure to add value to this already amazing school.

We are kicking off the new year with a Kinder Meet and Greet in the gymnasium on August 22nd at 5:00 pm. Kinder students and parents will enter through the northeast Door #8. Following introductions, a brief meeting, and the sharing of school wide expectations, parents and students will drop off their school supplies and join the rest of our families on the playground.

PTO is sponsoring an Ice Cream Social on the playground beginning at 5:30 pm. We are appreciative of our Parent Teacher Organization for their generosity and support! They provide many enrichment opportunities for our students beyond what our building budget can provide. Although classrooms won’t be ready, students can bring their school supplies and we will make sure they get delivered to the right rooms. Teacher’s first paid workday in their classrooms is not until August 23rd. Parents can see their child’s class placement in Infinite Campus and visit with their teachers during the social.

The first day of school is on August 24th. We will have a daily soft start at 8:15 am. Kinders and first graders will enter through Door #3, second and third grade students will enter and dismiss through Door #4, and students in grades 4 through 6 will enter and dismiss using Door #5. Please do not drop students off before 8:15 am as there is no supervision on the playground. Students wanting to come early for breakfast will enter the building through Door #1 at 8:00 am. Please park in the parking lot and walk your students to the door.

The first bell rings at 8:30 am. Instruction begins at 8:35 am. When absences or tardiness occurs, we respectfully request parents/guardians notify the school office by calling 771-2570. If office staff has not heard from you, they will call you to ensure student safety. 

We will be updating the school website soon. All school information will be sent via Remind. I am honored to serve as your principal. I feel blessed to be a part of a school community where parents, administrators, teachers, and support staff care for our students and strive to build and maintain positive relationships that support their academic and social growth. 

Once again, welcome back! Let’s work together to make the 2022-2023 school year the best year, ever!

 

With warmest regards,

 Dr. Leiseth

 Barbara Leiseth, PhD

JESSUP Principal

(307) 771-2570

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