Jefferson Journal

May 27th

Office News

Important May and June Dates

Monday, May 31: NO SCHOOL--Memorial Day

Tuesday, June 1: Kindergarten School Forest Field Trip

Wednesday, May 2: Early Release Day at 1:10 pm

Wednesday, May 9: Early Release Day at 1:10 pm

Thursday, June 10: 5th Grade Clap Out -- Jefferson Facebook Live at 11:20 am

Thursday, June 10: Last Day of School--1/2 Day -- Dismissal at 11:30 am

5th Grade Clap Out

To honor our 5th-grade students who will be transitioning to Washington Middle School, we will be holding a Clap Out on the last day of school. This event will be live-streamed for parents and family on our Jefferson Facebook page at 11:20 am on Thursday, June 10th. Our 5th Grade students will exit out of Jefferson for the last time through the main entrance by the office following the Clap Out. Parents may greet their 5th-grade child outside at that time for any photo opportunities with your child's friends and teachers.

Early Release Wednesdays

Every Wednesday is an Early Release at 1:10 pm. Please make sure your child is picked up no later than 1:20 pm.

Masks Are Still Required!

A few reminders


  • K-12 schools are an exemption to the updated mask guidance from the CDC. Staff and students regardless of vaccination status will continue to be required to wear masks through the end of the current school year.

  • Parents and students on school property before and after school must continue to wear a mask.
  • Please continue to provide a clean mask to your child for school each day. The mask should cover your child’s mouth, nose, and chin.
  • Although we have some extra face masks at school, consider packing an extra mask or two in case your child’s mask becomes soiled, breaks, or goes missing during recess.


Thank you for helping everyone stay safe and healthy.

Drop-Off/Pick-Up Reminder

As a reminder, the following locations are allowed for drop-off/pick-up:


  • Manila Street
  • the east side of 14th Street--Please cross at the crosswalks!
  • the north side of Division Street--Please cross at the crosswalks!



Parents should not pull in the parking lot for drop-off or pick-up. This space is for staff and school buses only.

Technology Collection

Chromebook, Charger, and Hotspot Returns

Reminders for in-person learners who did not turn in a Chromebook, charger, or an assigned hot spot have been sent home. Please return these devices to Jefferson as soon as possible or fines will be issued.


Chromebooks, chargers, and hotspots from virtual learners can be returned to the Jefferson office starting at 11:30 am on June 10th. Virtual learner devices must be returned to Jefferson no later than Thursday, June 17th. Jefferson's office hours the week of June 14th are from 8:00 am-3:00 pm.


Devices not returned will result in the following fines issued to your family account.

Chromebooks--$150

Charger--$15

Hotspot--$25

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5th Grade Middle School Transition

Washington Wolves Transition Video

Do you have a child in 5th grade that will be transitioning to Washington Middle School next year? Take a moment to watch this video to meet your child's future teachers and learn more about the middle school experience.
2021 6th Grade Orientation

Summer School

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Updates from School Nurse

5th Grade Immunizations

Students entering 6th grade (age 11) are required by law to receive a booster vaccine of Tdap (Tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis) vaccine or sign a waiver of declination for personal, medical or religious reasons. A waiver can be found on the MPSD website under services>nursing services>parent forms. Due to the limited access of medical appointments in the last year many children are behind in this requirement. Please see your medical provider, public health department, or health center to schedule your appointment PRIOR to school beginning next year.


Other recommended Preteen and teen vaccines include:

  • Meningococcal-protects against the bacteria that causes meningitis

  • HPV-protects against cancers and other diseases caused by human papillomavirus

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UPDATED (3/26): My Child Is Ill. Now What?

My child is exhibiting the following new onset of unexplained symptoms:


● One of the following:

• Fever (100.4 or greater)

• New loss of taste or smell


● OR Two or more of the following:

•Cough

•Body aches

•Congestion (sinus, chest)

•Chills

•Shortness of breath

•GI symptoms (Nausea/vomiting/diarrhea)

•Sore throat

•Headache


They must stay home from school!


IN ORDER TO RETURN TO SCHOOL, ONE OF THE FOLLOWING OPTIONS MUST TAKE PLACE AND BE COMMUNICATED TO YOUR SCHOOL OFFICE:


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.

Jefferson Community Connections

Chartwells Food Service

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Manitowoc Public Library Summer Reading Program

Summer Reading Program starts June 14! Check out the short (less than 2 minutes) video Youth staff created to promote summer reading for ALL AGES! Babies, toddlers, preschoolers, school-age kids, teens, adults, we mean EVERYONE can participate in our fun Summer Reading Program! It all starts June 14. You can find out how you can pre-register TODAY at www.manitowoclibrary.org/srp.
Manitowoc Public Library 2021 Summer Reading Program

Manitowoc Public Library Hmong Culture Night

Hmong Culture Night: Tuesday, June 1, 5PM (Library Lawn)
Registration is required and opens May 18 at 5:00 pm. Sign up here. Join us in celebrating Hmong culture with stories, dancing, and fun activities!

Parent Support

Our Student Support Leader, Tara Foytik, will be available for YOU to text, email, or call to address any questions or issues you may be having during in-person or virtual learning!


Options to contact Tara Foytik:

Text/Call: (920)323-5736

Email: foytikt@mpsd.school

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Student Web Help Ticket

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

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.

STAY CONNECTED

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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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