Jefferson School Parent Post

August/September 2020

School Contact Information

  • Office Phone Number - 309-263-2650
  • Office Hours 7:30am-3:30pm
  • Office Fax Number - 309-283-3031
  • Jefferson Attendance Line - 309-284-3025


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Jefferson Vision & Mission

Vision: Educating Patriots today to be leaders tomorrow.


We are P.A.T.R.I.O.T.S.

P. ositive role models & problem solvers

A. chievers

T. eam players

R. eaders & rigorous learners

I. ndependent thinkers

O. pen-minded & offering opportunities to all

T. echnology innovators

S. etting examples by serving others

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Virtual Meet the Teacher

Tuesday, Aug. 18th, 6pm

This is an online event.

Jefferson will hold a Virtual Meet the Teacher Night on Tuesday, August 18, 2020. Teachers will be sharing information about themselves, grade level expectations, technology tools, and much more. You may receive the information via email or by participating in a "live" Google Meet/Zoom. Please be sure to participate and sign & return the Jefferson School compact by Friday, August 21, 2020.

Important Dates & Upcoming Events


17 - MAP Testing Window opens

18 - Meet the Teacher Night (VIRTUAL EVENT)

19 - Picture Day

24 - Band & Orchestra Demonstrations (6th Grade)

25 - Instrument Rental Session 5:30pm (6th Grade - BFPAC)

27 - Band Parent Meeting (6th Grade - BFPAC)

28 - Elementary Choir Tour (5th & 6th Grade)

31 - Read-a-thon & Step it Up KICKOFF


1 - Step it Up/Read-a-thon Golden Ticket Day

7 - Labor Day, No School

11 - Patriot Day Recognition

14 - Step It Up Fundraiser Turn-In Day

18 - Early Release 11:55am

21 - PTO Virtual Meeting 6:30pm

30 - Picture Make-up Day

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Safe Classrooms, Successful Outcomes

Here is your one-stop link for all current information related to COVID, including District 709's Return to School Plan and the online form for employees & families to report COVID cases. If your child or a member of your family has tested positive or is suspected of having COVID, we need you to call our attendance line and complete the online form - Family COVID Case Report. Please make attendance phone calls by 8:30am daily.
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Lunch/Recess Schedule

*Please note that due to capacity limits and health safety measures, we are unable to welcome guests into our cafeteria at this time. If you would like to eat lunch with your child during the school year, you will need to plan to take your child(ren) out to lunch.

  • Kindergarten - Lunch 10:35-11:00am Recess 11:00-11:20am
  • Sixth Grade - Lunch 11:00-11:20am Recess 11:20-11:45am
  • Fifth Grade - Lunch 11:20-11:40am Recess 11:40-12:05pm
  • Fourth Grade - Lunch 11:40-12:00pm Recess 12:00-12:25pm
  • Third Grade - Lunch 12-12:20pm Recess 12:20-12:45pm
  • Second Grade - Lunch 12:20-12:40pm Recess 12:40-1:05pm
  • First Grade - Lunch 12:40-1:00pm Recess 1:00-1:25pm
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Jefferson PTO would like to welcome our new Patriot students & families to Jefferson.

What does PTO do?

  • Provide assistance to classroom teachers and support school initiatives
  • Meet monthly to discuss ways to support students and teachers
  • Coordinate the annual fundraiser - Step It Up/Readathon will kickoff at the end of Aug.
  • Provide ways for families to give back to Jefferson - Kroger Rewards, SCRIP, Amazon Smile, & more!

First Virtual Meeting - September 21 @ 6:30pm