Jefferson Family Newsletter

October 2021

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Attendance Announcement!


This is a reminder that students are expected to attend school every day. If your student will not be at school, please contact the main office prior to 9:00 a.m. to properly excuse the absence. All pre-arranged absences should be reported to the main office by phone call, (715) 345-5418, or email (

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School Picture Day

Picture day is going to be on Thursday, October 21st. Packets will be sent home with all students soon. If you are in need of another packet, please contact the main office at (715) 345-5418.

Scholastic Book Fair

The Scholastic Book Fair will once again be returning to our library during fall parent teacher conferences. The fair will run during the week of November 15-19, 2021. More information will be coming soon. I'm looking forward to seeing you there!

Mrs. Cronce

Library Media Specialist

Wreath Fundraiser, DUE OCTOBER 11th!

This letter, as well as an order form, was sent home with students on September 20.

Dogs on School Grounds

While we love our canine friends, dogs are not permitted on school grounds during the school day, including arrival and dismissal time. The expectation is in place to protect children with allergies to and fears about dogs. School grounds refer to all grassy areas around the school as well as the pathways, and playgrounds surrounding the building (all areas inside of our fence). It does not refer to the public sidewalks. Dogs should not be left unattended. Dog owners should remain with their dogs at all times. Thank you for your cooperation.


Mr. Ullman's Class to Boston School Forest

Friday, Oct. 22nd, 12:30-2:30pm

5084 Lincoln Avenue

Plover, WI

6th Grade to UWSP Planetarium

Friday, Oct. 22nd, 9:30-11:30am

2100 Main Street

Stevens Point, WI

Cub Scout and Scout Troops

Although the council wide join night has passed, Pack 293 is still open for boys and girls K-5. For 6th graders, we have Troop 293 for Boys and Troop 9293 for Girls. Both are available to join at any time!

Please contact:

Bob Glennon

Scoutmaster, Troop 293

Committee Chair, Pack 293

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Oral Screening
Dental Cleaning
Fluoride Varnish
Silver Diamine Fluoride
Referral Assistance

Services are provided during the day and visits are held throughout the school year.

Enroll Now for This Fall, October 19-20!

Bridging Brighter Smiles, Inc. accepts Forward Health/BadgerCare Insurance Only.

Charitable care is offered for those students who do not have the financial resources to access dental care.

Any Questions Please Call Bridging Brighter Smiles at (262)896-9891 or visit


SPAPSD Families and Staff:

The purpose of this communication is to inform you that all students and staff, PK-12, will be required to wear a face-covering regardless of vaccination status when indoors at District schools, buildings, and events through the remainder of 1st Quarter, November 4. Specific requirements for students, staff, and those visiting district facilities or participating in district-sponsored events may be viewed here. Requirements will continue to be monitored throughout the school year.

Our primary responsibility to our students, and this community, is to preserve face-to-face educational opportunities for students. Tomorrow will mark the 22nd day of in-person instruction for students of the 2021-22 school year. Last year, we did not reach 22 days of in-person instruction for elementary students until October 19 and secondary students until January 4. Masked students within 3 feet of a positive case are required to quarantine; if students were unmasked, those within 6 feet of a positive case would be required to quarantine. As we watch other schools around the state move in and out of e-learning, this mitigation tactic is providing us the best chance of maintaining in-person learning, 5 days a week for the highest number of students.

Face-coverings will not be required for outdoor activities including recess, outdoor classrooms/learning, outdoor athletics, or when actively eating and drinking. If a medical provider has indicated that a student or staff member should not wear a face-covering, please contact the building principal.

Per CDC Order 'requirement for persons to wear masks while on conveyances and at transportations hubs' issued February 2020, all passengers and drivers on school buses are required to wear masks regardless of vaccination status. Please remind your student(s) of the importance of wearing masks while on school buses.

Please know this decision has not been made lightly, and not without consideration of the input we have received from parents and community members on both sides of the issue. We take seriously our responsibility to provide students and staff the safest learning environment to the extent possible in these continued circumstances.


Craig Gerlach, Ed.S.


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