The Jefferson Buzz

October 16, 2020

A Message from our Principal...

Dear Jefferson Families,

We had very successful student-led conferences last week. It was a bit weird to be meeting with families online, only. But the outcomes were good. Students are beginning to master productive ways to learn in the virtual environment. In fact, we heard about how students are so invested in the learning that they have taken over teaching responsibilities when the teacher’s computer was dropped by the internet! We wouldn’t wish this to be our norm, but we are learning a lot of important lessons. One thing that’s for certain, we all are working together to educate our kids - parents, grandparents, siblings, babysitters, teachers, secretaries, aides, social workers, and even neighbors! And of course, the students themselves are the key drivers of successful learning! We are very proud of their efforts and look forward to even more progress this second quarter.

We hope that you enjoy this beautiful fall weather and colorful change of the season. Let us know if you have any questions or concerns. We are here to support you as you help your child navigate remote learning. Your opinions and suggestions are very much appreciated and helpful.

Happy October!

Most sincerely,

Dr. Judy Floeter

Meet Some of Jefferson's Reading Interventionists!

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Jefferson's Scholastic Book Fair

Monday, Oct. 19th, 7am to Saturday, Oct. 31st, 10pm

This is an online event.

Books will be shipped directly to your home and book-only purchases of $25 or more will get free shipping! (Some exclusions apply)

Here is the shopping link that will open on the 19th:

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Harvard Families,

2020 has brought many challenges and has caused us to make many changes in the way we do just about everything. Harvard Christmas Giving Tree is no exception. The health and safety of our Harvard families is our #1 priority. So this year we will be offering a contactless experience.

If you are in need of assistance this year we have a new process that goes as follows.

Step 1- Call 815-770-0142

Leave a message with your full name and phone number in English or Spanish.

Step 2- Wait for someone to return your call to set up a time for your virtual application. During this time please download and set up a free account with Google Duo or Zoom. This is how you will do your application on the date that you set up with the volunteer.

Step 3- Make sure you have all of your documents ready for your application appointment. Proof of income, proof of address, and verification of children living with you, date of birth required on document.

Step 4- Your application appointment. A volunteer will call you on the date set up during step 2 to go over your information. Once application is complete you will await further information from the Local Church who will be providing the assistance for your family.

Step 5- You will be contacted by the local church as to how and when you will receive your assistance for your family.

Step 6- Have a Merry Christmas and a Blessed New Year!

Deadline for completed application process is November 20th.

Please contact us as soon as possible to ensure you make the deadline.

Parent's Corner

Hello families!

The Importance of Physicals and Immunizations

Physical and immunization compliance is required of all district students whether they are in Remote or In-Person Learning. D50 will continue to follow compliance requirements for physicals and immunizations. The link below explains what forms are required at each grade level. If you are required to turn in any of the following forms, please do so as soon as possible.

The Importance of Physicals and Immunizations

Noemi Zamudio

District School Nurse

815-943-4022 Ext. 2146

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We Are Here For You!!

Please contact us if you need anything at all. (Principal) (Student Support Facilitator) (Social Worker) (Social Worker) (Parent Community Liaison)

Jefferson Elementary School

Harvard School District 50

1200 N. Jefferson St.

Harvard, IL 60033