September 17th Jefferson Journal

Picture Day is Tuesday September 21st!!

Order before Picture Day on mylifetouch.com with your students school ID or Picture ID which is EVT9BSZ4F

Parent Reminders


Visitor / Volunteers

Anytime that visitors are in the building between 8:15 and 3:45, you must use the main entrance and check in with Mrs. Steckling in the office. While there, you will be asked for your driver's license as part of our security protocols to ensure we have safe and trusted adults in the building. You will then receive a visitor badge to enter the rest of the building.


This does include the beginning and the end of the school day. If you are dropping off or picking up your children, you will not be able to enter the building without checking in with the office first.


If you are volunteering in a classroom, you need to apply to the O.N.E. program to complete a background check by clicking on the following website:

https://app.betterimpact.com/Login/Login

Attendance Information

Please call the Thomas Jefferson office to report any absences. Even if you have notified your

child’s teacher(s), please still notify the office of any absences or appointments. Please remember to call before 9:00 am. If calling the school before the office is open please leave a voice message for us with your child's name, reason for the absent, who is calling and a phone number where you can be reached if there are any questions.


If you have a student in K-5th please contact :

715-261-0175 or you may also email Mrs. Tranchita at ctranchita@wausauschools.org


If you have a student in 4K please contact:

715-261-0185 or email Mrs. Channel at achannel@wausauschools.org

Packer Pride Monday September 20th

Please wear your packer gear to celebrate Packer Pride on Monday September 20th

Upcoming Events


September 21st: Picture Day

September 21st: Volleyball starts. Every Tuesday and Thursday for four weeks.

October 4 & 5th: 4th Grade Visits the Little Red School House

October 6th: Bike to school day

October 11th: PTO meeting at 5:30pm in Library

October 13th: 4th Grade visit a Farm

October 26th: Conferences from 3:30-7:30pm

October 27th: Conferences from 12:00-8:00pm


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Kaum Hli 4 & 5: Qaib 4 Moog tom Lub Tsev Lab

Kaum Hli 6: Caij lub luv tees tuaj kawm ntawv

Kaum Hli 11: Nam/txiv naikhu muaj saablaaj thaum 5:30 tsaus ntuj huv Library

Kaum Hli 13: Qaib 4 moog saib Farm

Kaum Hli 26: Nam Txiv tuaj ntsib Naikhu 3:30 - 7:30 tsaus ntuj

Kaum Hli 27: Nam Txiv tuaj ntsib Naikhu 12:00 - 8:00 tsaus ntuj

Nutrition Services Information

Wausau School District is participating in the USDA Seamless Summer Option (SSO) for the entirety of the 2021-2022 school year. This means that our school is providing free meal (breakfast and lunch) to all students! This program provides additional support and flexibility for our district to continue serving meals to children while maintaining safety measures and managing the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.


We still ask that you complete the free and reduced application online if you have not done so already. Our school receives extra funding from the free and reduced applications and is very important to have them filled out. Here is a link to complete the free and reduced application online by clicking here

Infinite Campus Portal Sign up

All families will want to sign up for Infinite Campus parent portal. This portal allows you to see grades, pay school fees, update phone numbers and addresses and check busing information. To set up your portal:

  • Go to the District’s website: www.wausauschools.org
  • Choose Parents at the top of the page
  • then choose Infinite Campus Portal
  • Select Campus Parent
  • Select New User (Bottom of the white panel titled Wausau School District)
Enter the Activation Code to complete the registration process

If you do not have your Activation Code, please email Patty Knapp at pknapp@wausauschools.org

Create your own username and password. Once you have established your own username and password, the activation code listed below will no longer be valid.

Ipad Insurance


If you have not paid your $10 iPad insurance fee, please do this as soon as possible. Here are the ways you can get this to the office.


  • Mail a check to Thomas Jefferson at 500 W Randolph St. Wausau, WI 54401.
  • Log in to the Parent Portal of Infinite Campus and pay with a credit card online.
  • Drop off the payment (in an envelope with your child's name on it) at school, entrance #1.


Your coverage after paying the insurance is as follows:

The first repair due to accidental damage will be fully covered. The second repair due to accidental damage will be fully covered. All remaining repairs will be billed to the family at 50% of actual cost. Fully replaced iPads will be billed at 50% of actual replacement cost. (District retains replaced device.)


If you decline to pay the insurance, you take full financial responsibility for any loss or damage to the device issued to your child.


District Technology Help Line:
715-261-0833

Bussing Questions??

We are happy to help answer bussing questions as best we can. Often times, however, First Student Bus Company is your best first contact.


First Student Contact Information:

715-842-2268 Phone

715-845-5155 Fax


First Student policy required ALL bus riders to wear a face mask. If your student is a bus rider, please make sure they have a mask for the before and after school bus ride.


Field Trips require all riders to wear a mask. Please remember to have a couple masks in your students backpack so they are prepared when attending field trips.

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Blessings in a Backpack Program

We are so fortunate that we have been offered a weekend bag of snacks service through Blessings in a Backpack for any Jefferson Student who could benefit. Here at Thomas Jefferson we want to help support you in any way that we can. We have an awesome opportunity to help your family with the Blessings in a Backpack Program. This service will be available to any Jefferson family that would like a bag of snacks for their child to have over the weekend. This is a volunteer organization separate from WSD but working to support the needs of our community. The program runs the full school year, and there is no cost to participate. If you wish for your child to participate in the program, please sign below, and your child will receive a bag of non-perishable food at the end of the week which will be distributed in a discreet and caring manner. If you do not wish to participate there is no need to fill this form out.

PTO Information

The next PTO meeting is scheduled for October 11th, 2021 at 5:30pm in the Library

Meet our G2M Coordinator Lisa Carroll

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WSD COVID 19 Protocols 2021-22

This letter is designed to inform you of the Wausau School District's COVID-19 protocols as we begin the 2021-22 school year. Please know that guidelines and protocols can change at any time and without notice. If that happens, we will be sure to notify you as soon as possible.


Masks and Face Coverings

  • As of June 8, 2021, the policy in the Wausau School District states that masks and face coverings are optional in all district buildings.

Social Distancing

  • All students will be offered an in-person spot at their home school. Social distancing will not be followed in most situations.

Cohorting

  • Students will not be cohorted during the 2021-2022 school year.

Sick Students, Staff, and Visitors

  • Students, staff, and visitors who have symptoms of infectious illness, such as influenza or COVID-19, should stay home and be referred to their healthcare provider for testing and care.

Attendance

  • All students will attend their home school in-person. Those students who wish to remain virtual will need to enroll at WAVE.

  • When quarantined, students are expected to continue learning by completing lessons and classroom work. Teachers will continue to make daily lessons and classroom work available through Itslearning or Seesaw and will be available for support.

Quarantining

  • Those who test positive for COVID-19 are required to isolate. Marathon County Health Department will contact all positive cases.

  • Marathon County Health Department will also implement all quarantines.

Contact Tracing

  • Marathon County Health Department will conduct all contact tracing.

  • School nurses will make the Marathon County Health Department aware if they are notified of a positive COVID-19 case.

Cleaning and Disinfecting

Per CDC guidelines, cleaning once a day is sufficient to remove potential viruses that may be on surfaces. Disinfecting kills any remaining germs on surfaces.

  • Cleaning will be completed once a day by custodial staff.

  • If there’s a positive case of COVID, and the case is known within 24 hours, the space will be cleaned AND disinfected by custodial staff.

Filtration

  • MERV-13 filtration will be used throughout the district to balance energy use and air quality.

Hand Washing and Hand Sanitizer

  • Hand sanitizer will be available in every classroom and at the main entrance of each building.

  • Hand washing with soap and water for 20 seconds will be encouraged at all levels. Elementary students will have a hand washing schedule.

Classroom Materials

  • Classroom materials can be shared. Students will wash hands or use hand sanitizer after using shared materials.

Wausau West Traveling Basketball Team

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