Welcome to Our School
Welcome to the 2017-18 school year! Whether you are new to Jefferson or returning this year, our staff is excited to have you! You are joining a strong learning community, one where staff members, students, and family members all come together to ensure that students have a high-quality and engaging experience at school each day. Working with families as partners is very important to us, so please reach out if you have questions or concerns.
Our goal at Jefferson is expressed in our mission statement: “At Jefferson Elementary School, we achieve to high standards by providing a meaningful and relevant education, preparing each of our students to be healthy, well-rounded lifelong learners and responsible citizens in a changing society.” The focus at Jefferson is on the whole child – and on each child as a unique individual whose achievement and development will be supported by a reflective, responsive staff. Families play an essential role as partners in the education of their children, so please consider volunteering to help in your child’s classroom and/or with other activities around the school. A strong home-school connection is a great way to support your child’s learning.
Please take the time to through this handbook carefully, and to discuss the relevant sections with your child. It contains key phone numbers, policies, and procedures, as well as important information such as behavior expectations and the Make Your Day Student Self-Management Program.
Thank you for your support of your child, and of Jefferson Elementary School. It’s going to be a great year!
Elizabeth Kelley, principal