Jefferson Intermediate School

January 22, 2020

PTO Winter Fest

Pella PTO will be sponsoring a Winter Fest on Saturday, February 15th from 5PM-8PM at Jefferson Intermediate School. The event is for preschoolers through 6th graders and their families. There will be a variety of activities including family dance party, craft time, scavenger hunt, bingo library time and concessions for sale. Please join us for this exciting event.

Pella Community Schools Food Service


In accordance with state and federal law, the Pella Community School District adopts the following policy to ensure school district employees, families, and students have a shared understanding of expectations regarding meal charges. The policy seeks to allow students to receive the nutrition they need to stay focused during the school day, prevent the overt identification of students with insufficient funds to pay for school meals and maintain the financial integrity of the nonprofit school nutrition program.

Payment of Meals

Students have use of a meal account. Lunch money can be paid online through the Infinite Campus Parent Portal or by bringing cash or a check to the school office.

  • When the student’s balance reaches $5.00:

    • The student’s parent/guardian will receive a daily automated email indicating a low lunch balance.

  • When the student’s balance is between -$0.01 and $45.00:

    • The student will be allowed to eat one school breakfast meal and one school lunch meal (as defined by the USDA) each day and still charge the meal to their lunch account.

    • The student may eat a-la-carte food items with cash-in-hand only.

  • When the student’s balance exceeds -$45.00:

    • The student may eat school breakfast, school lunch, and a-la-carte food items with cash-in-hand only.

    • The student may bring a cold lunch.

Students who qualify for free meals shall never be denied a reimbursable meal, even if they have accrued a negative balance from previous purchases. Students with outstanding meal charge debt shall be allowed to purchase a meal if the student pays for the meal when it is received.

Negative Account Balances

The school district will make reasonable efforts to notify families when meal account balances are low. Additionally, the school district will make reasonable efforts to collect unpaid meal charges classified as delinquent debt. The school district will coordinate communications with families to resolve the matter of unpaid charges. Families will be notified of an outstanding negative balance once the negative balance reaches -$0.01. Families will be notified by an automated email. Negative balances of more than $45.00, not paid prior to the end of the school year will be turned over to the superintendent, or superintendent’s designee for collection. Options may include: collection agencies, small claims court, or any other legal method permitted by law.

Iowa Non-Discrimination Statement

Federal Non-Discrimination Statement

Knights of Columbus Events

The Knights of Columbus will be holding its annual spelling bee on Thursday January 30, 2020 at 7:00 PM at St. Mary's Church for all students in grades 4 through 7.

Entry forms can be picked up at school or printed from the link below.

Spelling Bee Entry Form

New dates for the free throw contests.

The Knights of Columbus will be holding its annual Free Throw Competition on Tuesday, January 28, 2020 (girls) and Tuesday, February 4, 2020 (boys) for all boys and girls ages 9 through 14. Middle school students will participate at the middle school gym during their 10th period of school and the Intermediate school students will participate at Jefferson Gym immediately after school. Entry forms will be available on the days of the competition.

Contact Alan Dole at 628-4686 or Brian Huddle at 780-2684 for further details.

Parent Sign In

A big thank you to everyone for your help with our new sign in system this year. We realize it takes a little extra time and the visitor sticker pictures are not the best quality but the security is important. Please remember to sign in every time you need to leave the office area between 7:30-4:00. The interior entrance doors are open in the morning for students to go through but we still need parents and visitors to come in the office and sign in.