JEFFERSON ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

2022 PARENT NEWSLETTER

JEFFERSON: Parent Newsletter

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February 7, 2022

Dear Jaguar Parents,


We continue to celebrate all our students and teachers success in the months of December and January! Our students continue to thrive in a safe, nurturing environment. Our COVID numbers have gone down a lot. We only had 2 positive numbers last week. As time continue to pass our the number of students who get vaccinated go up our over all number of positive cases will drop dramatically.


If you would like to share your vaccination records to the school, please bring your child's fully vaccinated card to the office. We will make a copy of the card and keep it confidential for our school's records. Having this information will help us if your child is exposed on campus and it will determine if your child will need to stay home for 0, 5 or 10 days.


Vaccinations are NOT mandatory, however, we are collecting this information from any families that would like to share with the school.


Thank you for all your love and support for Jefferson! Together, we will continue to be the very BEST elementary school in the planet!

Join us on INSTAGRAM!

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Parents we would like to invite all our Jaguar Families to follow us on Instagram! Our handle is @jes.jaguars . Join us as we CELEBRATE our Student, Staff and School's Success! Get our latest Celebrations, Shoutouts and Important News! Follow Us TODAY!

22-23 TK & Kindergarten Enrollment

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Our Enrollment for the next school year starts in February.


Join us for an informational PARENT MEETING on February 15th.

We have 2 meetings scheduled.


9am and 5pm.

Zoom Link ID:836 512 7288

CALL THE OFFICE FOR AN APPLICATION

(310) 680-5650

~SPACES ARE LIMITED AND FILL UP FAST~

February Parent Challenge: Fill the Fridge Challenge!

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This is a sample, our current refrigerator is empty: LOL!

Staff Valentines Appreciation Month

Our Jefferson Teachers and Staff work incredibly hard for our students. They always go above and beyond for our kids by staying late, spending their own money and always communicating with their parents all the time. Our staff treat our students as if they were their own. Why? Because we are Jefferson, and At Jefferson we love our kids and our parents we serve!



For Valentines Day, we would like to ask our Jefferson Families to donate drinks of these kind: water, soda, juice, cold coffee or ice teas. Please consider donating a case, a box or even a small donation of a drink of any amount to the Jefferson School Teacher's Lounge Refrigerator. If you would like to donate, please drop off your donation to the office. (7:30am to 4pm). Please include a hand written note from your child and have them sign it. We will post all the notes in the Staff Lounge to remind our AMAZING staff that our parents LOVE our teachers and staff.


Please help keep our staff safe. Please donate individual sized bottles only. We can't share big size liters or gallons due to safety due to COVID.


Thank you for your consideration.

We Love you Parents!

FEBRUARY DISMISSAL CALENDAR

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100Th Day of School

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PTA Meeting Thursday 5pm

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Please Join Us for PTA Meeting on Thursday at 5pm.

Join Zoom Meeting

https://lennoxk12-org.zoom.us/j/8365127288

Meeting ID: 836 512 7288


We are going to discuss our school activities and the Counselors will provide our parent with short presentation on Social Emotional Support at Home.

Jefferson Team's of the Week!

Please help me Celebrate these two AMAZING teams of the week! Our Cafeteria and Office team are in many ways the heart and souls of our school. They take care of our students as if they were their own.


These two teams know all the kids by name! That's a special gift. Our kids feel loved by our Cafeteria and Office Teams!

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January 26, 2022

Dear Jaguar Parents and Guardians,


We are very excited to share with you our continued success at Jefferson Elementary School. Our kids continue to succeed in-spite of the COVID surge. Thank you for working with our teachers and staff in keeping our kids safe.


We are very proud of the hard work of our teachers! They are Rock Stars! They are going Above and Beyond. Our kids are coming to school in a safe and nurturing environment because our Teachers care about their students.


At Jefferson Elementary School our Student's Success does not happen in isolation. Our Parents and Guardians are also AMAZING! Our kids are going home and working on Homework, they are practicing Sight Words, they are practicing Math Facts, and they are reading or Lexia for 30 Minutes! Congratulations to our STUDENTS who are showing growth and for our STUDENTS who are NOT giving Up!


Our Jaguar Community is AWESOME because of our Teachers, Staff, Parents and Student! That's why we CELEBRATE SUCCESS!

JEFFERSON COVID UPDATES

We understand that it does not feel good to hear that we have positive cases at the school. However, we want to share with our families that we continue to take steps to ensure ALL of our kid's safety when they are here at Jefferson.


All our students:

1. are required to wear a paper mask inside and outside.

2. Practice Social Distancing when ever possible.

3. go to the office if the feel or have symptoms.

4. are COVID tested if they are exposed in school on day #1 and day #5.


Parents, please continue to call the office (310) 680-5650 if your child has symptoms or one or more of your house members have tested POSITIVE. Please keep the kids at home until you have called and you have been given instructions from the office.


If you are contacted to come to the school because your child was exposed at school, please know that we will try to test your child on campus with presence of the parent or guardian. The COVID antigen test will give us a result in 15 minutes and is absolutely free. This service is only available for our students who have been exposed on campus.


Please, Please keep kids at home if you have taken a COVID test outside the school and you are waiting results in 3 to 5 days.


Together, we will get through this! We are a GREAT School with supportive parents and charismatic staff.

Message from Superintendent Tavitian

Dear Lennox Families and Community,


I am hoping this message finds you and your loved ones healthy and in good spirits. Thank you for your continual support to our schools, principals, and teachers during this COVID-19 surge that we are currently facing. Please know that our goal in the Lennox School District will always be to do what is best for the safety and security of our students and staff. During these last two weeks, our entire school staff has been working extremely hard to quickly identify any positive cases and their possible close contacts to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 and keep our students who are healthy in school.


I want to thank you for ensuring that our students are coming to school properly masked to help stop the spread of the COVID-19 virus. Given the number of cases that continue to increase as per the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health, we want our parents to feel confident about sending their children to school every single day as long as they are healthy to do so. At Tuesday’s Board of Education meeting, our Board of Trustees supported the opportunity for our Lennox parents to have the choice to request an individual student plexiglass to serve as an added layer of safety and protection while in the classroom. These student plexiglasses will be placed in the classroom on the student’s general workspace (where students spend the majority of their day) temporarily as we get through this COVID-19 surge. Once the surge has ended, the plexiglasses will be removed from student desks.


If you are interested in requesting a plexiglass for your child, please complete the following form starting on Friday, January 21st through Wednesday, January 26th. Once we have collected these requests, student plexiglass will be delivered beginning on Thursday, January 27th.


Click Here for your Request


Student Masks

Please continue to ensure that your child is coming to school wearing a well-fitted mask. If possible, parents are encouraged to send their children wearing a surgical mask, a double mask, or a KN95 mask as pictured below. Our schools will continue to provide a clean surgical mask for students as needed.


Testing Clinics

Lennox will continue to provide free COVID-19 testing on Fridays from 2:00-6:00 pm at the Lennox Middle School Parent Center. In addition to this free resource, testing will also be available on Saturdays at the Lennox Library from 10:00 am-4:00 pm from January 8th-January 29th.


We will continue to closely monitor the situation with both staff and student positive cases and attend the weekly meetings with the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (LACDPH) for any new changes to the current safety guidelines. Once again, thank you for keeping your children home if they are not feeling, communicating with your school site staff, and having your children tested to prevent any unnecessary spread of the COVID-19 virus. Thank you again for being our educational partners as we continue to work together to keep our students and staff members safe.


Respectfully,


Gabby Tavitian

Superintendent

January 2022

Dear Jaguar Families,

Welcome Back! We are excited to welcome our students back on Monday. In preparation for our staff and student’s return we want to remind our families of the COVID updates sent to you from the County and District Office. Here are the updates on Masking, Isolation/Quarantine, School Notification, If you would like more information and additional resources regarding the latest COVID-19 procedures, please visit http://publichealth.lacounty.gov/media/Coronavirus/.


Masking Changes for Students: Our staff and students have been doing well with proper masking compliance.


New requirements for All Include:

  • We will require masks outdoors in crowded spaces where physical distancing is not feasible except when actively eating or drinking.
  • We will provide and require all staff to wear upgraded (surgical/respirator) masks.
  • It is recommended that all students wear a well-fitting, non-cloth mask of multiple layers of non-woven material with a nose wire.


Going forward, we will institute the following changes for all:

  1. Universal masking is currently required for both indoor and outdoor settings on the school campus when physical distancing cannot be maintained. This includes entering campuses in the morning, during passing periods, at recess and lunch, and when leaving school at the end of the day. This is in addition to everyone wearing masks indoors at all times.
  2. The District has available blue surgical masks in child and older student sizes, and use of these is encouraged. However, a student may wear a mask of their choosing as long as they wear it properly, covering both nose and mouth at all times, as described in point #1 above.
  3. LSD will continue to provide student size disposable masks to students who forget their personal mask or prefer this option.
  4. Students must be masked at all times (except for actively eating)


Quarantine/Isolation: For students who are positive for COVID, the following updated guidelines now apply. Note: Day 0 is the day your symptoms began, Day 1 is the first full day after symptoms appear.


Asymptomatic: Individuals who are asymptomatic (have no symptoms) may end isolation after five (5) days under the following conditions:

  • At least five (5) days have passed since your positive Covid-19 viral test was taken, AND
  • Have remained symptom free, AND
  • Have a negative Covid-19 viral test collected five (5) days or more later.


Symptomatic: Individuals who tested positive for Covid-19 and have symptoms may end isolation after day five (5) under the following conditions:


NOTE: Whether you are asymptomatic or symptomatic, it is better to use a rapid antigen test (LAB CONFIRMED) because NAAT/PCR tests can stay positive even after you are no longer infectious


School Notification: If your child is having any flu-like or cold symptoms you should get them tested AND stay home. As many of us are returning from travel throughout the US and internationally, please make note of the guidelines set forth by the California Department of Public Health. It is recommended to test 3-5 days after arriving back home regardless of vaccination status.


Testing Kits: At this time, we have not received the test kits and do not have a definitive date of when they will be arriving.


Testing Sites: Additional testing site locations can also be found on the following website: https://covid19.lacounty.gov/testing/.

Place: Grace Hopper STEM Academy

Address: 601 Grace Avenue

Inglewood, CA 90301

Time: 10:00am-12:00pm


Vaccination/Booster Requirements: We continue to strongly recommend for all eligible students to get vaccinated and receive a booster dose of a COVID-19 vaccine in addition to their primary vaccine series. Lennox Park will be hosting free vaccination clinics on January 8, January 12 and January 22 from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm. No appointment is required.

January Dismissal Calendar

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December 2021

Dear Jefferson,

We have much to be grateful for as 2021 comes to a close, most of all, having our students and staff back in-person. Like 2020, 2021 presented its own set of challenges. We are so grateful for the partnership and support from our staff, students, and families. Through our collective efforts we are able to continue to provide students a high-caliber learning experience and even more opportunities to grow and thrive.

COVID-19 still presents health risks and we hope you and your families will be healthy and safe over the holidays. Here are a couple of reminders for winter break:

COVID-19 Holiday Travel Recommendations

We know that winter break is a time for celebrations with family and friends, near and far. If you do travel this holiday season, please be aware of any travel guidelines for Los Angeles County: http://publichealth.lacounty.gov/media/Coronavirus/traveladvisory.htm

TUSD COVID-19 Testing Centers

The LMS testing center will test on Fridays.


COVID Vaccinations:

Monday at Jefferson 2pm to 7pm in the cafeteria.


Have a happy and safe winter break. See you all in the New Year!

Jefferson Community Partners

We would like to thank our Community Partnerships with Mattel who donated toys for our students at Jefferson Elementary School. Each year Mattel has been an important partner to our school. We LOVE and APPRECIATE you Mattel for your years of support!


Additionally, we would like to thank our new community partner Agron for helping us wrap the toys! Agron continues to go above and beyond! They have gifted our kids with a Play Day at our School, Adidas Water Bottles, and Donations for our neediest families!


Thank You!! Mattel and Agron!

Winter Celebrations at Jefferson

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Thank You Parent Volunteers!

A very special THANK YOU for our amazing parent volunteers who have given so much of their time here at the school. Without you these activities would not be possible.


We also want to thank all our families that participated in our fall Fundraiser! You all help our school raise $12,000 for school activities and events for our kids!


Today, some students were rewarded a Krispie Kreme Donut for not receiving a Pink Slip in the 1st trimester of our school.

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Have a Wonderful Winter Vacation!!!

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See you on January 10th!

November 28, 2021

Fundraising Envelopes Due Monday

COVID Vaccines Available at Jefferson Monday

Fundraising Envelopes are Due!

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Thank you for supporting our school in this year's fall fundraiser. Our school will use the funds to continue to support and motivate our students with school rewards, experiences awards for academic excellence at school.



  • Please return your envelope with your child's teacher.

  • Please ensure that the correct amount of money is in the envelope.

  • Please make sure your child's name and teacher's name is on the envelope.

  • Please make sure your child's name and teacher's name is on the order form.



The items will be available for pick up on the week of December 13th. More information will be coming soon.


Thank you again for your support of our school.

COVID VACCINES for Kids at Jefferson

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Greetings Lennox Families, this is one of our first vaccine clinics where children ages 5 and up are eligible to receive their vaccine. See flyer for more information.

Saludos Familias de Lennox, esta es una de las primeras clínicas de vacunas donde los niños mayores de 5 años serán eligible para su vacuna.

November 5, 2021

  • Dismissal Calendar
  • COVID VACCINES NOW AVAILABLE Age: 5yrs and up!
  • Jefferson Fall Fundraiser

November Dismissal Calendar

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Vaccinations Appointments Available Ages 5yrs and Up

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Find a COVID-19 Vaccine for Children 5 Years and Older

  • The federal government is providing the COVID-19 vaccine free of charge to all people living in the United States, regardless of their immigration or health insurance status.
  • Check with your child’s healthcare provider about whether they offer COVID-19 vaccination.
  • Check your local pharmacy’s website to see if vaccination walk-ins or appointments are available for children.
  • Contact your state, territorial, local, or tribal health department for more information.
  • SCHEDULE YOUR CHILD'S APPOINTMENT on My TURN CA: https://myturn.ca.gov/
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Jefferson School Fall Fundraiser!

Mr. Cheesecake KO Video

Jefferson Fundraising Schedule:

Sale: November 8th-Nov 26th

Money Due: Nov 29th

Drive Thru Delivery: The week of December 13th-17th 4pm to 5pm


Please help and support our school to pay for our school activities, awards, and end of the year activities. We could not do all of the celebrations that we have scheduled without your amazing support.


We are asking each family to buy or sell at least 5 items. This will help us reach our goal!


Please remember that we are in still in COVID. While selling, Please Don't Sell to Strangers. Please sell to your family and work colleagues people you know are COVID Free!


All money is due in the envelope on November 29th to your child's teacher.


Thanks for your support to our Magical School!

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THANK YOU!

October 8, 2021

Newsletter Topics:

  • NO SCHOOL MONDAY
  • October Dismissal Calendar
  • Child Safety ID
  • Congratulations Jefferson!
  • Cell Phone Policy
  • Halloween Oct 29th
  • PTA Meetings
  • Lexia Stars August and September
  • Parent Cafecito Survey

No School on Monday

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October Dismissal Calendar

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Child Safety ID

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Child Safety ID LINK- PAY HERE!

Click on this link to pay using your credit card.

Boxtops & Yoplait Donation to Jefferson

In September Boxtops and Yolplait asked Jefferson to participate in a short film to highlight the Playworks Program at Jefferson.


Playworks has made a BIG impact in the school. 3 years ago, our school chose to use our valuable funds to support structured play at the school. The results are clear! We have higher attendance, lower consequences for severe behavior, less bullying and in general kids are happier on campus!


Focusing on a happy, safe environment has been a gift for our kids and staff. When the filming started, we had no idea that at the end of the day, our school would receive a generous donation of recess/PE Equipment and $10,000 for our playground.


We are very excited to share this happy and wonderful news with our parents and community!


Go Jefferson!

Teaching Students How to Play at Jefferson Elementary School

21-22 Student Cellphone Policy

Parents,


We need your support!


We have noticed an increase of students who have a cellphone on campus.


If you would like your child to have a Cellphone on Campus, you need to complete and turn in a Cellphone Contract. No Contract, No Phone!


In general, students should NOT have a cellphone on campus. Each of our classrooms and office has a phone, if your child needs to contact a family member, they can call from the classroom or the office. If a parent would like to contact a student, they can always call the office and we will pass on the information.


If a parent needs a cellphone for their child we need to make sure that a Cellphone Contract is completed each school year.

Parents and Students Must Agree to the following:


  1. A Signed Contract is on file in the office once a year.
  2. A cellphone MUST Remain OFF, not silent during the school day.
  3. A cellphone MUST not be seen or shown to any student or staff member.


Failure to follow these three rules will result in the phones being taken away and the parent will need to pick it up in the office. No exceptions.

Halloween- October 29th

We are excited to invite all our students to dress up for Halloween on October 29th. We ask that our parent please follow the guidelines below so that we can all have a great time and ensure that everyone has a happy and safe experience.


Halloween Guidelines:


  1. No Scary Costumes with Blood or guts!
  2. No Weapons and or items that are dangerous to the safety of our students.
  3. No Costumes are allowed that do not follow the dress code. For example, no short shirts, shorts, short skirts or see through lace is allowed.
  4. All students need to wear a COVID Face Mask. Students can wear this on-top of their costumes or inside the costume, but masks are a must indoors.
  5. Please remind your child that we are socially distancing and we should not be less than 6 feet apart outside.


Halloween Costume Parade and Carnival:

The staff will have it's yearly costume parade for the students in the morning. At Recess, students will be able to participate in the Halloween Student Parade. Finally, during the day, we will host a Halloween Carnival for our students.


These activities are not open to our parents. However, we do have limited spaces for a few parent volunteers who are fully vaccinated. If you would like to volunteer, please sign up below. We will contact parents.

Thank you!

21-22 PTA Meeting Schedule

Dear Parents,


Please join us this year to support our Jefferson PTA! We need our parents' voices and opinions on how to make Jefferson School the BEST school on this Planet!


Please Join Us for the meetings this year:

October 28th

February 3rd

March 24th

May 19th


Our PTA Meetings Start at 5pm to 6pm and they will be on Zoom! We will send out more information as it becomes available!

Parent Cafecito Parent Meeting Survey

Parents, we need your help to help us determine the topics that you would like to discuss at our Parent Cafecitos. Please review the topics and click on the box for the topics you like. You can also add topics where it states Other.


Padres, necesitamos su ayuda para ayudarnos a determinar los temas que les gustaría discutir en nuestros Cafecitos para Padres. Revise los temas y haga clic en el cuadro de los temas que le gusten. También puede agregar temas donde indique "Other".

LEXIA MONTHLY AWARDS

CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR STUDENTS WHO GREW A LEVEL IN THE MONTHS OF AUGUST AND SEPTEMBER!


ENJOY THE VIDEO!

August-Sept Lexia

5 Day Weather: October 11th-15th

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September 17, 2021

Newsletter Topics:

  • Headphones for Students
  • COVID UPDATES
  • SWUN Math Parent Support
  • Perfect Attendance and Principal's Honor Roll Update
  • 5 DAY WEATHER FORECAST

Headphones for Students

Parents we need your help. Our students are all in the process of receiving an individual ipad or chromebook computer in the classroom.


In order to avoid Covid and lice, we are asking parent if they can send their child to school with a pair of earphones. By providing earphone for your child, they will not share the headphones with another student and we won't have to worry about student sharing them as they will have their own.


Headphones can be purchased at any store and they don't have to be expensive at all. Please consider sending your child with headphones.

COVID Updates

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COVID SYMPTOMS: Please Keep Your Child Home and Inform the School

Fever or chills

Cough

Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing

Fatigue

Muscle or body aches

Headache

New loss of taste or smell

Sore throat

Congestion or runny nose

Nausea or vomiting

Diarrhea

Parents please note that we are receiving new guidance and we do, we quickly need to update our school's protocols that we need to follow. As this happens we will also inform our families.


Students who are unvaccinated or not fully vaccinated – students who are close contacts and not fully vaccinated are required to quarantine as follows:


i. If a negative test is performed after day 5 (on day 6 or later) and the contact remains

asymptomatic, they may end their quarantine after day 7 (on day 8 or later). This

shortened quarantine option is available to K-12 students regardless of where their

exposure event has occurred (in school settings or elsewhere in the community).


ii. If no test is performed, quarantine must continue for 10 days.


iii. After release from quarantine, contacts are required to wear a mask whenever they are

around other and should continue to monitor themselves for the onset of COVID-19

symptoms for 14 days after the date of last exposure.


How to reduce the number of students unnecessarily quarantined.

a. Every class should have a seating chart that identifies where each student is sitting. Students will need to keep those assigned seats unless the seating chart is adjusted to account for seating changes.


Please keep reading our Parent Newsletter to keep the current information.



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Swun Math Support at Home

https://swunmath.com/parents-2/

Hands on workshop opportunities for parents and families with:

  • Beyond the Basic Facts
  • Algebraic Reasoning
  • Annual Third Grade Math Bee
  • Additional trainings as needed at school sites and in the in community
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Student Celebrations and Awards

THANK YOU!

Parents we want to thank each of your for your support of our teachers and your students both in and outside the classrooms.


Your donations to your child's teacher of cleaning supplies, classroom supplies is appreciated and the teachers are very excited to receive all the love THANK YOU!


Student Celebrations:

At Jefferson School we continue to celebrate success! We do this in many ways as it motivates our students to do well. Many of our celebrations and awards will continue but a few we are going to place on pause while we work out the COVID Challenges as it has affected our attendance and our grading practices.


Celebrations and Awards we will continue:

  • Lexia Certificates
  • Student of the Month
  • Uniform Rewards
  • Trimester Academic Rewards



Celebrations and Awards we will place on pause:

  • Perfect Attendance
  • Principal's Honor Roll Breakfast


As we continue to navigate our school's activities, celebrations and awards, we will continue to review how we Celebrate Success at Jefferson School. We will keep our parents posted.

5 Day Weather Forecast

Sept 20th to Sept 24th

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September 10, 2021

NEWLETTER TOPICS:

  • PLAYWORKS
  • VIRTUAL BACK TO SCHOOL NIGHT SEPTEMBER 15TH
  • FREE LUNCH FOR ALL STUDENTS
  • TRAFFIC AT JEFFERSON
  • PARENT CAFECITO MEETING SEPTEMBER 17TH
  • PARENT CENTER OPENS SEPTEMBER 20TH
  • PE AT JEFFERSON
  • PICTURE DAY SEPTEMBER 16TH
  • DISMISSAL CALENDAR/SCHOOL CALENDAR
  • Special Shout Outs for Students!
  • 5 DAY WEATHER FORECAST
Playworks and the Science of Learning and Development (from the American Institutes for Research)
Dear Parents,


We are excited to share with you that we have brought back our Playworks Program to the school.


Our Playworks program teaches our students how to play during recess and lunch in a way that teaches them how to share, have fun, play peacefully and engage in activities that creates a positive atmosphere her at Jefferson.


ABOVE is a video that shares how we will continue to use Playworks to cut down on:

1. Bullying

2. Fights

3. Poor Attendance

4. School Anxiety

5. Social Media Incidents


In the last 4 years that we have had Playworks at Jefferson we have improved:

1. Bullying

2. Fights in the playground

3. Great Healthy Relationships with students and staff.

Please help us welcome Coach Alondra to our school.


Alondra Calderon or known as Coach A on the playground grew up in the Central Valley, specifically the town Porterville! She, later on, went to get her degree from the University of California, Merced where she gained experience in education through her job as a student lead tour guide working with students from K-12 to help answer questions about higher education and later through the non-profit Breakthrough Silicon Valley as a Site Coordinator for the middle school and 9th-grade students! One thing that Coach A is looking forward to this year of service is aiding in creating a positive experience on the playground, stimulating teamwork, and simply having fun with the kiddos!

VIRTUAL BACK TO SCHOOL NIGHT

Wednesday, Sep. 15th 2021 at 5-6pm

This is an online event.

Please join your classroom teacher for a Virtual Back to School Night. All teachers will have two Zoom Sessions.


Session #1: 5:00pm to 5:25pm


Session #2: 5:30pm to 6:00pm


Important Information:


  • Teachers will introduce themselves to the parents.
  • Teachers will share their classroom academic program.
  • Teachers will share their classroom routines and expectations.
  • Teachers will share how parents can engage and support their children at home.


Please note that the teachers will not review LA County COVID Guidelines or personal student or staff information.


If you have an individual concern regarding your child, please email your teacher, back to school night is meant to discuss and introduce the teacher and what the kids will be learning.


We are having a parent meeting and providing our parents with COVID Updates next Friday September 17th at 8:30am.


Thank you for understanding.

RSVPs are enabled for this event.

Free Lunch for ALL Students

Parents we are excited to inform you that ALL our students qualify for FREE breakfast and lunch every day. Our goal is to feed each of our students a nutritious meal every day.


Please encourage your children to eat the school breakfast and lunch. We would like to keep our kids from bringing a lunch to school that is not healthy.


If you are going to send lunch with your child, please ensure that it's healthy and not full of sugar and saturated fats.


Together We Can ALL Achieve More!

TRAFFIC at Jefferson

Jefferson is a BIG school. We have give all our parents the option to enter the school through the 104th gate or the Condon gate.


TK and Kindergarten students need to come in through the Cafeteria gate ONLY.


I share this with our parents because we want to remind our parents that DOUBLE PARKING is not allowed. Stoping in the middle of the street is not allowed.


Please come early park a few blocks away and walk to the school, this provides our parents peace of mind.


Reminder that Tardies/Late Notes will be given to our students when they enter the school after 8:16am.


Thanks for your support.

Principal Cafecito Meeting

Principal Cafecito Meeting

Friday, Sep. 17th 2021 at 8:30am

This is an online event.

Please join us for our first Parent Meeting with the Principal.

We will discuss:

1. COVID UPDATES

2. Counseling Services

3. Opening of the Parent Center on September 20th


ZOOM LINK: https://lennoxk12-org.zoom.us/j/8365127288

RSVPs are enabled for this event.

PARENT CENTER OPENS SEPTEMBER

Parents we are happy to announce the opening of our Parent Center starting September 20th. Please join us at the parent meeting on September 17th to sign up.


Here are the Parent Volunteer Guidelines:

1. Parent MUST be fully vaccinated.

2. Parents MUST provide a negative COVID test.

3. Parents are asked to volunteer in 4hr shifts in the morning 8am to 11am

4. Parents will only be allowed to be in the parent center.

5. 5 PARENTS CAN SIGN UP EACH DAY.


If we have interested parents, please sign up using the link below and please attend the Parent Cafecito on September 17th at 8:30am


See your real soon!

PE AT JEFFERSON

We are very excited to have our PE Program return to Jefferson School! Every student will recieve PE on Mondays and Tuesdays for 45 to 50 minutes.


Important Information:


1. Please make sure your child is wearing comfortable uniforms.


2. Please make sure your child has a water bottle with their name on it.


3. Please make sure your child is wearing comfortable shoes as we are providing our students with light to moderate activities for our students to move around.


4. We are following LA County Guidelines which include but are not limited to:


  • Social Distancing
  • Keeping their masks on when they are not socially distancing or are in a line.
  • Washing or disinfecting their hands before and after the PE Class.
  • Cleaning the PE Equipment after each use.

PICTURE DAY AT JEFFERSON

PICTURE DAY AT JEFFERSON

Thursday, Sep. 16th 2021 at 8:30am

This is an online event.

ALL STUDENTS NEED TO WEAR THE SCHOOL UNIFORM FOR PICTURE DAY. We use this picture for School Activities and digital files. Please ensure your child is wearing a school uniform.


In the spring we will have an opportunity for families to purchase pictures without the uniform.


Important Information:

All of the Photo Staff are fully vaccinated and will not be touching students.


We will be socially distancing while taking pictures.


Photo Envelopes will be sent home next week.


Please check your child's backpack.


Picture Make Up Day is November 10th.


Last day to purchase pictures online is September 23rd.


For more information on Purchasing Pictures Click Below.

Dismissal Calendar

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Student Celebrations!

We would to celebrate 2 Amazing students who did the right thing and followed our Character Pillars in School.


CONGRATULATIONS TO:

GIOVANNA from Ms. Ortiz's Class

NAZLI from Ms. Valenzuela's Class


Both of these students choose to do the right thing and made a good decision that helped a student and a staff member at Jefferson. Thank You GIOVANNA and NAZLI for being AMAZING and CARING!


Go Jefferson!

5 DAY WEATHER FORECAST

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August 27, 2021

Dear Jefferson Parents,


We would like to thank all our families for helping us start the school year with your support. Thank you for donating cleaning supplies to our teachers such as disenfected wipes they truly make a difference!


We would also like to thank our AMAZING Teachers as they continue to work tirelessly to support our students achieve success and support their emotional needs in the classroom.


We also don't want to forget our TERRIFIC students! They are the reason why Jefferson is a Magical School! Our students are caring, well cared for and are in good spirits! They are very excited to come to school.


Thank You Jefferson Community for your flexibility, care and patience with us. We are learning as we go and we love our Parents, Staff and our Students!


Mr. Estrada, Ms. Romero Ms. Peña and Ms. Herrera

Thank You Ms. Polk

Please help me CONGRATULATE Mrs. Polk. She has been promoted to be our District's Social Emotional Coordinator for the District.


She leaves Jefferson to the District Office, but will now help and support the Lennox Community and she will work with all the Elementary and Middle School to create and support many of the amazing programs we have at Jefferson.


We Love You Ms. Polk! Thank You for 20 years for Service to Jefferson!

Many Blessings on your new role!

Jefferson's New Counselors

Jefferson is excited to share that we have 2 new counselors this year.


Mrs. Susana Herrera and Ms. Diana Peña. We are excited that they will join our Jefferson Family.


Ms. Herrera will be at Jefferson Monday through Friday and Ms. Peña will be at Jefferson 3 days a week.


They will be sending home a letter that will share all our Counseling Programs and how our parents can contact them. For now, please call the office for any help and support you need.

VIRTUAL Back to School Night

Wednesday, September 15, 2021: 5:00pm and 5:30pm

Our Back to School Night will be VIRTUAL this year. The teachers will be sending home a flyer with their zoom link.


All our parents can log in to Zoom using their phones. Please download the ZOOM AP and create an account for yourself.


This way, when the teacher sends you the Zoom Link, it will be easy for our parents to click on the link.


Thank you in advance for your patience and flexibility as we keep our families and staff safe.

WATER BOTTLES-PLEASE

Parents, please send your children with a water bottle to school. We have three refill stations for the water bottles.


The water fountains are not open or available for our students as they can contaminate our students.


PLEASE WRITE YOUR CHILD'S NAME on the Bottle. First and Last Name Please.

TARDYS START ON MONDAY

Parents starting on Monday we will need to give our students tardies if they are not in line at the gate at 8:16am.


There is always going to be traffic in the morning, please plan accordingly. If you need to arrive early to avoid the traffic please do.


We really need your help and support.


Thank you

TRAFFIC REMINDERS

The safety of our children during morning drop off and after school pick up times is very important to everyone. When drivers do not follow traffic regulations, we put all children in danger. I am asking for your cooperation so that we are able to ensure the safety of all children being dropped off and picked up.


In order to avoid traffic issues on 104th and Condon streets, and most importantly for the safety of your children please read and follow the reminders below:

1. If you drive to drop off or pick up your child, please use the unloading and loading white zone on 104th and Condon streets. Many drivers double park when dropping off or picking up kids, thus violating traffic regulations and also putting children at risk when they get off the car and cross the street to enter the school. Do not use the parking lot to drop off or pick up your child.

2. Please ensure that you are NOT dropping off or picking up your kid(s) on the OPPOSITE SIDE of the street and then having the kids cross the streets on 104th or Condon, this is VERY dangerous and can lead to serious injury to your child.

3. The white curb on 104th and Condon streets is strictly for drop off and pick up only. We can’t use the white curb for parking. The white curve is for pick up or drop off only, violators, may be towed away or given a traffic citation. Traffic on both street needs to be fluid and continue to move without causing traffic.

4. Early Pick Up: Reminder that NO EARLY PICK UP is allowed 10 minutes before the end the day bell rings. Please schedule your appointments in a way that will not interfere with your son/daughter school day. This will continue to be enforced.

5. We are all community citizens. Our behaviors and actions matter. Please interact with each other and with school site staff with respect and civility at all times.

The CHP will give citations to drivers who violate traffic regulations and or violate our civility policy. Please see the notices attached. In order to ensure the safety of your children, we need your assistance in following traffic regulations.

We look forward to your support!

Students with Symptoms • Please Stay Home

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If your child has any of these symptoms, please stay home until they are no longer there.

Cough(tos)
 Shortness of breath(respiración corta)
 Sore Throat (dolor de garganta)
 Loss of taste or smell (perdida de sabor u olfato)
 Diarrhea (diarrea)
 Vomiting (vómito)
 Fever above 100.4 (fiebre más de 100.4)

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Please complete today! ¡Por favor complete hoy!!

CLICK HERE: HAGA CLIC AQUÍ

https://forms.gle/iAiuh5F7DC9eLqxs9

One per student

uno para cada estudiante

*** YOU NEED TO KNOW YOUR CHILD'S TEACHER***

*** NECESITA CONOCER AL MAESTRO DE SU HIJO ***

Update on Covid Case

We would like to inform you that we have recently received information about a confirmed case of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) in at least one member of our community at Jefferson School. Cleaning and disinfection of the exposed location has been completed. As the Coronavirus situation in our country and our community is evolving, we urge you to take necessary precautions to limit coronavirus spread in our community.


Our facility is working with the Los Angeles Department of Public Health to follow up with the case and will reach out to all persons who are identified as having had close contact with the case to recommend home quarantine and COVID-19 testing. If you or your child have not contacted, it means that you or your child were not identified as having been exposed to the case.

How You Can Help

Be proactive about reducing the number of interactions that students and staff have with one another by practicing physical (or social) distancing (staying at least 6 feet apart) to limit the spread of the coronavirus. In addition to physical distancing, another important tool to prevent the spread of coronavirus is to practice good hygiene. Important public health prevention messages include:


  • Stay home when you are sick. Anyone with symptoms consistent with COVID 19 should remain at home in isolation for a minimum of 10 days plus at least 24 hours after the resolution of fever (without fever-reducing medication) and improvement in other symptoms.

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Sing the Happy Birthday song to help know when it has been 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use alcohol-based hand sanitizers that contain at least 60% alcohol.

  • Cover your coughs and sneezes with a tissue, and then dispose of the tissue and clean your hands immediately. If you do not have a tissue, use their sleeve, not your hands, to cover their coughs and sneezes.

  • Limit close contact with people who are sick, and avoid sharing food, drinks, or utensils.

  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipes.

  • Children over 2 years of age, students and staff should wear a mask or face covering while in the Educational Setting, unless exempted.


Health screening of students and staff for COVID-19 which includes asking about symptoms consistent with COVID-19 illness and a temperature check prior to entering the facility will help keep our Educational Setting safe.


Please note that all information, including the name(s) of ill persons, shared regarding any Public Health investigation is confidential in order to protect patient privacy.


Jefferson Dismissal Calendar

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Weather At A Glance at Jefferson

August 30th-September 3rd

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First Day of School Schedule

August 18, 2021

Tomorrow is the first day of school!

PARENTS ARE WELCOMED ON CAMPUS ON THE FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL.
ALL PARENTS MUST WEAR A MASK.
PARENTS ARE NOT ALLOWED INSIDE THE CLASSROOMS.


7:45am to 8:05am:

Breakfast Lunch Benches


8:05am to 8:15am:

Parents can drop off students to their classrooms.

If you want to walk your child to the classroom, masks are required.


11:38am : Dismissal

Cafeteria Gate: TK and Kindergarten

104th Gate: 1st-5th Grade

Gate #1: 1st Grade

Gate #2: 2nd and 3rd Grade

Gate #3: 4th and 5th Grade

August 13, 2021

Dear Parents,


We have some Updates and Announcements. Please read below.


Welcome Back Parent Meeting:

Thank you for joining us for our Parent Meeting last night at 5pm. Please Click below to read the information that was shared with our parents.

Link: Click Here


TK and Kinder Parent Orientation Meeting:

We had a great meeting this morning for all our new TK and Kinder parents. Click below to read the slides that were presented.

Link: Click Here

Class List on Tuesday

CLASS LIST POSTED

TUESDAY: 8/17

9AM TO 3PM


MASKS ARE RECOMMENDED FOR EVERYONE!


PICK UP GATE FORMs:

104TH Gate

WALKING HOME (3RD-5TH ONLY)

We ask that parents complete the form if you want your child to be picked up from the 104th gate or walk home.


SCHOOL UNIFORM DONATIONS

Please bring used uniforms to the table.

NO LEAP ON WEDNESDAY

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We apologize for the incorrect information.

There is NO LEAP on the first day of school.

LEAP with start on Thursday 8/19th.


REMINDERS:

1. LEAP LIST IS FULL, if you want to sign up for the waitlist, please call the office 3pm to 5pm.


2. We currently are not offering Morning LEAP, this will continue when we hire more staff.


Above is the LEAP Calendar. This is not the school calendar. This shows when LEAP is open.

Student Arrival Maps

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Gates Open at 7:45am Daily

Parents are not allowed past the gates in the morning.


Students will be asked to wear a MASK as they enter the gates.


Students will have their temperature taken daily.

STUDENTS WITH SYMPTOMS NEED TO STAY HOME

Before they enter school, students will be screened for temperature checks. If individuals have any of the following symptoms please stay home:

  • Cough

  • Shortness of breath

  • Difficulty breathing

  • Sore throat

  • Loss of taste or smell

  • Diarrhea or vomiting

  • And a fever above 100.4

Read Newsletter in Spanish: CLICK BELOW!

August 9, 2021

Dear Parents,


We have some updates and announcements. Please Read Below.


Welcome Back VIRTUAL Parent Meeting:

Zoom Link: https://lennoxk12-org.zoom.us/j/8365127288

On August 12th at 5pm, the school will host a VIRTUAL Parent meeting. We will share our school opening procedures and updated information. The school will follow State, County and District Guidelines for the safety of the students and staff. Please click below on the English and Spanish Guides that will be discussed.


ENGLISH


SPANISH


TK and Kinder Virtual Parent Meeting:

Zoom Link: https://lennoxk12-org.zoom.us/j/8365127288

If your child is enrolled in our TK or Kinder Class for this year, this meeting is for you. We will discuss our first day of school procedures, drop off and pick up and more information that is important for our TK and Kinder Students. Please Join Us on Friday, August 13th at 8am.

Summer Parent Newsletter

July 9, 2021

Message from the Principal: Mr. Estrada

Dear Jefferson Parents,


We are excited to welcome back our student for the 2021-2022 School Year on August 18, 2021. We will open the next school year in a Traditional Schedule. Meaning we will have school every day all day 8:15 am to 2:52pm. The school gates will open at 7:45am daily.


We are following the Los Angeles County Guidelines to ensure that safety of our students, staff and parents. Safety Measures will be strictly enforced for everyone's safety.


In the coming weeks, we will host a Virtual Parent Meeting to share with you our safety measures and any changes to our school. More information will be coming in August.


We would like to welcome our TK and Kindergarten Parents who are new to our School Family! Welcome! We are here to help and support you , please call the office you have any questions.


We do have an option for our families that would like to continue to keep their children at home during the 21-22 school year. Please see below for more information on asking for an independent study plan for your child. This is a strict program. Call us if you have any questions.


At Jefferson Elementary School, we pride ourselves on knowing each child by name and need. This is the "magic" that makes our school special!~


We can't wait to open our doors and welcoming back our students!


Happy Summer!~ See You on August 18th!


Robert Estrada

Principal

SUMMER SCHOOL OFFICE HOURS

The office will be open starting July 26th 8am to 3pm.

(310) 680-5650

Summer Academy

Summer Academy will start on July 26th for our students that received an invitation to participate. If your child will be participating, please ensure that your child is wearing a mask every day and is on time.

Independent Study Program

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Independent study is an alternative to classroom instruction consistent with a school district's course of study and is not an alternative curriculum. Independent study is voluntary. If you are interested in this program


Independent Study Important Information:

1. Student must be enrolled at Jefferson Elementary School.

2. Student will be assigned to a Teacher at Jefferson Elementary School.

3. Parents commit to completing all assignments that the teacher will send home.

4. All "Independent Study" Assignments will be completed with 100% parent support at home. The teacher will be available to support the student in a limited capacity.

5. THIS IS NOT A HYBRID Program. Meaning the student will not use technology to meet with the teacher and or students on a regular basis. 100% of the work will need to be completed at home.


REMINDER: This is an alternative for families who are not comfortable sending thier child to school at this time. There is a lot of Responsibility on the Parents/Guardians to ensure that the school work is completed daily-weekly.


If you are interested, please call the office after July 26th.

Jefferson School Uniform

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At Jefferson School we ask that all our student wear a school uniform every day. We are very flexible with our uniforms. Students are allowed to wear any Navy Blue Shirt and any Khaki pant, skirt or short. Navy Blue or Khaki Dresses are also allowed.


Parents have the flexibility to purchase the school uniform from any store.


DONATION of Used Uniforms:

This year, we would like to offer our parents who have school uniforms that they no longer need to please wash them and bring them to the school. We will have a place where you can place your donation. (THANK YOU!)


On August 17th, we will place all the donated washed uniforms on a table next to the class list.


Parents are welcomed to take a shirt, pant, shorts that are donated to the school. Please do not take more that one change of clothes.


Uniforms DONATION:

Where: Jefferson School Office Lobby

Time: 8am to 3pm Mon-Fri

Dates: July 26th-August 16th


If you are in need of assistance for school uniforms, please contact the office, we will assist our families in need.

Kindergarten Enrollment Open

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Jefferson School is now enrolling students for ALL DAY Kindergarten & 1st-5th Grades!


Parents, you have two options for enrollment:

1. You can register online and drop off the completed packet to the office.

2. You can come to the school to enroll.


We are practicing safe distance and we ask that you call the office for an appointment or come to the school leave us your phone number and wait in your car and we will call you when we are ready to help you.


IMPORTANT INFORMATION:

School WebSIte: https://jes.lennox.k12.ca.us/

Online Enrollment: https://www.lennox.k12.ca.us/apps/pag...

Mr. Estrada Welcome Eng: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KzvQS...

Mr. Estrada Welcome Span: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rm3uB...


We have very few Kindergarten Spaces available. Please call or come to the office to complete your enrollment packets. We also have limited spaces in 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th grades.


Office Hours: 8am to 3pm July 26th-August 16th.

(310) 680-5650

Read Our Newsletter in Spanish or other Languages:

If you would like to Read our Newsletter in Spanish or any other languages, please click on TRANSLATE Button located at the top or bottom of this newsletter. Please see the pictures below for directions.

Updating Contact Information:

Parents if you have a NEW address, phone number, email address.. PLEASE use the link located here Or you can call the office (310) 680-5650.


We use this information to make phone calls, send out emails and text to our parents. Please make sure that the school always has your updated contact information especially in case we need to contact you in an emergency.


Update Parent Contact Here: https://forms.gle/4N1pPJNeZG7D18pp6


Directions in the Video Below:

Click Here for VIDEO English & Spanish

Jefferson School Calendar

Parent Update Contact Information

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Directions/Directiones Video: Click Here!


Update Your Information Here:Click Here!



(ENGLISH) Please complete the following information so that we can send you phone calls, emails, text and school information.

Update Your Information Here:Click Here !:

21-22 Class List

Class List will be posted on Tuesday August 17th 9am to 3pm. We invite our parents to come to the school and find out who their child's teacher will be for the school year. Please bring a pen, pencil and paper to write one. Many of our parents use their phone to take a picture.


Please be aware that class changes will not be permitted, we have worked really hard to balance our classes using student data. Moving or changing a child's class it like wearing a shoe size that does not fit for the rest of the year. Each of classes are created to service our students with their academic needs.


Thank You for your understanding.

Jefferson School

At Jefferson School, we believe that every child in every classroom can and will achieve success!

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