Jefferson Journal

February 25th Edition


Letters with Full-Day School Info in the Mail

Letters with full-day school information are in the mail! You should receive them on Friday, 2/26 or Saturday, 2/27. If you have any questions about your child's return to full-day plan, please call the Jefferson office at 663-9530.

Full-Day Virtual Learners

  • Your child will engage in a full day of learning Monday-Friday. They will follow the school day schedule of in-person learners at their grade level. Students will be released two hours early on Wednesdays.

  • The school day includes whole-group instruction, and individual or small group instruction with their teacher throughout the day.

  • Students will be marked tardy if they show up late to either the morning or afternoon session. Students that log-in and log-out after a short amount of time would be marked absent. Students that miss more than 90 minutes of the morning or afternoon session would be marked absent for that session.

  • Students who are consistently unresponsive throughout a morning or afternoon Google Meet session will be marked absent for that period.

  • Your child will still have access to therapists, special education, EL, or reading services they would have received at their home school.

  • Your child’s virtual teacher will communicate with you to let you know when materials will be ready for pickup each week.

  • If your child is out ill please contact the Jefferson Attendance Line at 920-663-9529 to report the absence.

Full-Day In-Person Learners

  • Students will be required to wear masks while they are in the building, as they enter and exit the building, and while they are riding on the bus (if applicable).

  • Parents that are dropping off or picking up students will be required to wear masks on school grounds.

  • Students may not arrive at school earlier than 7:50 am and are picked up by 3:20 pm. Students must report directly to their assigned door as the playground remains closed before and after school.

  • Students will be provided with daily recess. Recess times will be staggered throughout the day to allow for social distancing on the playground. Playground equipment will continue to be closed and unavailable for use.

  • Students are provided with one special class each day. This will be a rotation of Art, Music, and Physical Education.

  • All students will be provided with breakfast and lunch each day. Students will eat both meals in their classroom. All meals are free of charge to all families this year due to a federal grant. No microwave is available.

  • Your child should bring back their Chromebook and charging cord to school as Google Classroom will no longer be utilized.

  • Your child should bring back their three math books, school books, and any school supplies you have used at home.

  • If your child is out ill, please contact the Jefferson Attendance Line at 920-663-9529 to report the absence.

  • As a reminder, MPSD changed the criteria for returning to school. Any employee or student who displays any ONE of these symptoms is required to remain home.

    • Fever (100.4 or greater)

    • Headache

    • New loss of taste or smell

    • Body aches or chills

    • Cough or congestion

    • Nausea

    • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing

    • Vomiting or diarrhea

    • Sore throat

  • Employees and students will be sent home if they report to any MPSD building with any of these symptoms and/or they become symptomatic once in the building.

Update from School Nurse

My child is exhibiting one or more of the following symptoms:

❏ Fever (100.4 or greater) ❏ Sore throat

❏ New loss of taste or smell ❏ New or unexplained headache

❏ New onset cough or congestion ❏ Body aches or chills

❏ Shortness of breath/difficulty breathing ❏ Nausea, vomiting or diarrhea

They must stay home from school!


Option 1. See a healthcare provider and have a written return to school letter.

Option 2. COVID-19 testing is performed. If negative results may return the next school day if symptoms are improved. If positive follow the prescribed isolation guidelines.

Option 3. Quarantine for 10 days. If this option is chosen, ALL OF THE FOLLOWING MUST OCCUR:

○ MUST stay home from school for ten (10) days from when symptoms first appeared

○ MUST be fever free for at least 24 hours without the used of fever reducing medications

○ All other symptoms have improved.

Office News

Important March Dates

Friday, February 26: No School for Staff and Students

Friday, March 5: No Live Learning--Students complete Exploration and Practice activities


Sunday, March 14: Daylight Savings Time begins--Spring ahead one hour.

Monday, March 15: Jefferson PTO Meeting-- JOIN HERE!

Wednesday, March 17: St. Patrick's Day

Friday, March 19: No School: Professional Development Day

Saturday, March 20: First Day of Spring

Friday, March 26: End of 3rd Quarter

Saturday, March 27-Sunday, April 4: Spring Break

MPSD 4K Registration

The MPSD offers free 4K for children who will be age 4 by September 1, 2021. Registration will take place during the week of April 12th. More information regarding open house options and registration details are forthcoming. If you would like to ensure your child(ren) receives a postcard in the mail with this information, please email Sara Disch at with parent name, household address, student name, and student birthdate.

MPSD 4K Open House

4K Open Houses will be held on April 11th

Will your child be 4 years old by September 1, 2021? If you would like to learn about the Manitowoc Public School District’s 4K program for fall 2021 join us for our Open House event on Sunday, April 11th from 1:00-2:00 pm.

Visit any or all of these 4K locations:
* Head Start - 4400 Michigan Avenue & 1130 S 9th Street
* Lakeshore Child Care Center - 3400 Division Street
* Riverview School - 4400 Michigan Avenue
* YMCA - 205 Maritime Drive

During the open houses you can:

- Visit multiple sites
- Get your questions answered
- Pick up a registration form
- Learn about wraparound child care
- Get information about bussing

Registration will take place at Riverview School during the week of April 12 - 16, 2021. Hours are Monday 9am to 4pm / Tuesday 9am to 6pm / Wednesday 9am to 4pm / Thursday 9am to 6pm / Friday 9am to 4pm. Please bring your child’s immunization record and birth certificate to registration.

Visit to learn more about our 4K program

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Jefferson Staff Shout Outs!!

Every week on the announcements, Mrs. DeArmond gives shout outs to our amazing Griffins for all the great work they are doing in the classroom. Now it is your turn to nominate a Jefferson staff member to whom your family would like to give a shout out. If your family would like to nominate a staff member for a Staff Shout Out, please email Mrs. DeArmond at

Please do the following to nominate a staff member:

1. In the subject line of the email write "Staff Shout Out."

2. Give the name of the staff member.

3. Give a description of why you want to nominate the staff member for the Staff Shout Out.

We will share all Student & Staff Shout Outs on the morning announcements!

Jefferson School Community Resources

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Chartwells Food Service

Parent Support

Our Student Support Leader, Tara Foytik, will be available for YOU to text, email, or Google Meet to address any questions or issues you may be having during blended or virtual learning!

Options to contact Tara Foytik:

Text/Call: (920)323-5736


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Student Web Help Ticket

Click here if your child's Chromebook is not working properly and you need help.

Check Out Library Books

Learn how to log in, search, place books on holds for materials pick-up, and read ebooks on Destiny Discover.

Covid-19 Reporting Form

If you or someone in your family is having symptoms or has tested positive for COVID-19 please fill out the COVID-19 Reporting Form.


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Join our Facebook Page

We would love to have you 'like' our Jefferson Elementary School Facebook page and our Jefferson PTO Facebook page. We post photos of our students engaging in learning, important announcements, links to community events for families, and so much more. It is a great way to stay connected to all things happening at Jefferson!
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