iPad Self-Insurance Plan, Grades 6 - 8
Students in grades 6 - 8 will soon be able to take their school issued iPad home. At the November 11, 2014 meeting of the Minden Public Schools Board of Education, board members approved the C. L. Jones Middle School, Minden Public Schools Self-Insurance iPad Protection Plan. This plan is a crucial piece as we move forward with digital learning at the middle school. The self-insurance plan offers families protection against the high cost one will incur if their student accidently breaks their school issued iPad.†
Digital devices are an outstanding tool one can use to expand learning opportunities for all students, however they are expensive. The iPad, cover, charger, and cable purchased for our middle school students has a replacement cost of nearly $500. Replacing an iPad completely does happen but the biggest issue is replacing a broken iPad screen. The cost of replacing a screen runs anywhere from $112 to $150 depending on other repairs which need to be done resulting from the damaged screen. With the self-insurance plan, for $35 a students iPad will be insured against accidental damage or theft up to $200. Any repair or replacement cost above $200 will be charged to the student, parent, or caregiver.†
Here are the key components of the middle schools self-insurance plan:
Student's are financially responsible for repairs to their school issued iPad that are determined to be the result of negligence. The self-insurance plan is a financial safe guard against the high price of repairs. One may download the self-insurance document, complete the form and return it to the middle school office with a check for $35 to be enrolled in the plan immediately.†
To download a complete copy of the self-insurance plan and the Digital Device and Policies and Procedures for 1:1 Program C. L. Jones Middle School click HERE. Page 7 will have the self-insurance plan.
To download the C. L. Jones Middle School, Minden Public School Self-Insurance Plan click HERE.
Any student not enrolled in the self-insurance plan will have access to their school issued iPad at school from 7:00 AM to 4:30 PM, Monday through Thursday, and 7:00 AM to 3:00 PM on Friday.
8 Keys of Excellence
Each month the students at C. L. Jones Middle School focus on one of the 8 Keys of Excellence. The keys are intended to encourage students to think about specific characteristics which will help them grow socially and academically.†
The Key of Excellence this month is:
Speak with Good Purpose
Speak honestly and kindly
"Speak in a positive sense with good intent, being responsible for honest and direct communication."
I encourage all students, staff and parents to speak with good purpose. A great rule to help one practice this key is to follow the Honor the Name Rule. This rule is simple. It works like this. One can say something negative, say someone's name, or say it to someone else. However, one may not use any more than two of the three together. For example, one can say someone's name and say something negative, but cannot say it to someone else. Or one can say someone's name and say it to someone else, but not say anything negative.
It is a great rule when practiced! Sadly, it is a difficult rule to follow but well worth the effort!
John B. Osgood
7th and 8th grade students have been working hard to write C.L. Jones's new online newspaper, The PawPrint. This monthly publication will include reports on recent events around school and town, research articles, surveys, book reviews, funny columns, and even an advice column. Check out the newest issue of The PawPrint on the Journalism page each month.
Powerschool Grade Email Notifications
Powerschool†Email notifications to parents is now working!!!
Minden Public Schools Powerschool is hosted by Pearson, the parent company. Since hosting began we have had issues with parents receiving email notifications for grades. Parents are now able to receive email notifications of their students academic progress.†
If you have forgotten your logon or password to access Powerschool as a parent or student, please contact the middle school office.
John B. Osgood,
NWEA-Maps testing data
At the fall C. L. Jones Middle School Parent/Teacher Conferences, parents and caregivers were given their student results from the fall NWEA-Maps testing. Please click on Parent Toolkit †or Padres Toolkit for more information about Maps and interpreting the scores.
Thank you for participating in our fall conferences. We appreciate your support and interest in your students education.
John B. Osgood
C.L. Jones Middle School - Where students come first.
Welcome to the new website for C.L. Jones Middle School and the Minden Public Schools! Our new homepage will offer many new advanced features which will enhance learning for our students and improve communication with our parents and district patrons. I hope you find our site helpful.
From this page one can access a great deal of information concerning student life at C.L. Jones Middle School. Each button on the left takes one to sites which are meant to keep parents, students, and patrons well informed. Of particular interest to all will be the 08-09 Calendar link. When one visits the calendar be sure to sign up for daily emails of events. By signing up, one will be informed of changes in the published calendar sent out at the beginning of the school year and will be reminded of the various activities at C.L Jones Middle School and the District.
Thank you for visiting our new site. Please let me know if there are other links or more information that should be displayed on the site.
Have a great day!
John B. Osgood,†Principal
"Each time a man stands up for an ideal, or acts to improve the lot of others, or strikes out against injustice, he sends forth a tiny ripple of hope, and crossing each other from a million different centers of energy and daring, those ripples build a current which can sweep down the mightiest walls of oppression and resistance."
Robert F. Kennedy Capetown, June 6th 1966