Jaguar Times

What's Going on at School This Week - Jan. 28 - Feb. 1


Calendar of Events

Lockdown Drill

Tuesday, January 29 - 1:00 pm - More Information Below

JPAT Dine Out

Tuesday, January 29 at Zoup

No School - Grading Day

Thursday, January 31

No School

Friday, February 1

Looking Ahead...

Walk and Bike to School

Wednesday, February 6

Dance of the Decades Dress Up Day

Friday February 8

Dance of the Decades

Friday, February 8

6:30 - 8:00 pm - Jaguar Gym


Tuesday and Wednesday - February 12 & 13

Jaguar Gym

Lockdown Drill - Tuesday January 29

A critical ingredient in the safe school recipe is the practiced classroom response to an incident at school. As a reminder, our school actively drills four main Standard Response Protocols (SRPs):

  • Lockout
  • Lockdown
  • Evacuate
  • Shelter

This month, Jefferson is focusing on our current Lockdown protocol. We are required by policy to practice a Lockdown twice each school year. Some emergency situations at school may involve a danger inside the building. This could include an angry person, an unexpected animal roaming the hallways, or an active threat of another type.

"Locks, Lights, Out of Sight"
In these situations, students and staff follow the Lockdown Standard Response Protocol. During a Lockdown, all staff and students move to a safe location, lock the door, turn out the lights, and remain silent.

A 1 minute, 30 second video is available for teachers to show their students this week. It was created here at Jefferson to show students what their teacher does during a Lockdown (engages the Lock Block to lock the door and turns out the light) and what students do during a Lockdown (get out of sight and remain silent). You may view the video below.

During the drill on Tuesday afternoon, I will be on the intercom providing instructions to students while other adults will check classrooms to ensure that doors are locked, lights are off, and students and staff are out of sight.

Your child may have questions following the video and/or the drill. If something comes up for your family that you don't have an answer to, please feel free to e-mail me. As always, members of the Safety Team will debrief our Lockdown drill at our next staff meeting.

Thank you for supporting us in keeping Jefferson a safe place to learn and grow.


Upcoming School Closure Dates

There will be no school for high school students on January 30. There will be no school for all grades January 31 and February 1. These days were reserved for possible weather make up days. Because we have not had any weather closures, these make up days will not be used and there will be no school.

No habrá clases para estudiantes de preparatoria (High School) el 30 de enero. Por otra parte, no habrá clases en todos los niveles ( primaria, secundaria y preparatoria) los días 31 de enero y 1ero de febrero, debido a que éstos días se reservaron para la posibilidad de recuperar días perdidos por mal clima. Ya que no ha habido cierres de escuelas por éste motivo, éstos días no se utilizarán y no habrá clases.



Dance of the Decades - February 8

Come join us for an evening of dancing, dress up (optional), and fun at the Jefferson Elementary Dance of the Decades on Friday, February 8th from 6:30-8:00pm.

The dance still features MC Mr. Yeh on the music but the theme has been changed from the 50s Sock Hop to a dance featuring music and fun from the 1950s into the 2000s. Different name, same venue, more music and more fun!

Light snacks will be served. Please feel free to bring a snack to share (gluten-free options labeled).

Volunteers are needed to help decorate, set up, assist at snack tables, and clean up.

If you would like to help or for more information please contact Kristy Johnson at 541-990-3044 or email:

Thank you!

Kristy Johnson

Dance of the Decades


Jefferson Jog-A-Thon 2019 - February 12 and 13

Would your student like to see Mrs. Harder in a tutu? Or Mr. Phillips? How about all the teachers in tutus? Our annual Jog-a-thon is coming in just a few short weeks, and we have some new, fun incentives for our classes this year, including tutus, extra recess, and a special lunch with Mrs. Harder!

The Jog-a-thon is the biggest annual fundraiser for our school, but more importantly, one that the students feel a pride in creating. The money raised helps fund a variety of programs that sustain our school community, including band, Oregon Battle of the Books (OBOB), the 5th grade musical, and over 16 other clubs. And the students have a blast participating in it!

We do need volunteers to help count laps and cheer on the students. At least ten volunteers are needed for each class. Come for one or two sessions, or more! Sign up is available at: or contact Meagan Johanson at We couldn’t do it without you!

Your Jogathon Team,

Paul Jacobsen

Rorie Solberg

Meagan Johanson


What I Am Reading this Week


Corvallis School District Community Flyers

Don't forget to check out this LINK each week to connect with upcoming community activities, events, or programs.

Parent Volunteers and Field Trips

Just a reminder that any parents who would like to attend field trips with their child or volunteer in their child's classroom must complete a volunteer application prior to volunteering. Please click this LINK and apply today if you did not complete a volunteer application when you did Registar this summer.


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