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MISSION STATEMENT: Student Achievement is OUR Priority.
|Outdoor Supervision Begins||8:05 am|
|First Bell||8:15 am|
|Instruction Begins; Students are in class||8:20 am|
|School is Dismissed||3:08 pm|
Our school now qualifies for free breakfast for all students under the Community Eligibility Provision. This means that all students will be able to participate in our breakfast at no cost. We will be taking part in the "Breakfast in the Classroom" IBIC) program. This insures that every student is offered a breakfast after the school day begins. BIC will replace the daily snack and milk break. As a result, Jefferson will no longer have a "Breakfast Club" before school.
The daily lunch menu is published in the Janesville Gazette, and can be downloaded from the district website.
The instructional day for children in grades K-5 is from 8:15 – 3:08 with a 35-minute lunch/recess and a 15-minute recess in the daily schedule.
When picking up or dripping off a child, please beware of traffic hazards and students. Students can be dropped off on Jefferson School Drive along the sidewalk. If you plan to stay with your child, park on the side street or in the visitor parking lot in front of the school. Street parking on Jefferson School Drive is available from 8:30 am to 2:30 pm. At the end of the day, you may wait on Jefferson School Drive until your child joins you as long as you do not block traffic or leave your car. Parents who wait for their child at the front of the school should us angle parking. Police patrol this circle regularly.
All Janesville residents are required by law to follow these and other Janesville City Ordinances:
If a student needs to leave the school during school hours, they should bring a note from their parent/guardian to the office, stating the time the student needs to leave and the reason for leaving.Parents must come into the school office to sign their student out in order for them to be released.
If a student comes to school at 8:20 am or after the student must stop at the attendance office so their reported absence may be corrected.
If a parent is to be detained from picking a child up at dismissal time, the office should be notified so the child is not left standing outside the doors or at the curb. (The office is open from 7:30 A.M. until 4:00 P.M.) Late pickups should be rare. If late pick ups become frequent, Jefferson staff will work with the family to address the issue.
Children who bring bicycles to school do so at their own risk.The school does not provide special supervision for the bike rack and will not be responsible for bikes that are damaged or stolen.
Bikes are to be parked and locked (students need to provide their own bike lock) in the bike racks provided.Although our safety patrol provides some supervision, bikes are the responsibility of their owners. Bikes and skateboards are not to be ridden on school grounds. Once a student enters Jefferson property, they must walk their bike or carry their skateboards on school ground's. We ask that skateboards, roller blades, shoes with wheels, and scooters be brought to the office.
|Event||Date||Day of the Week|
|Labor Day - No School||September 2||Monday|
|Student First Day of School||September 3||Tuesday|
|Parent/Teacher Conferences (After school)||October 23||Wednesday, 4:00 - 8:00 PM|
|Parent/Teacher Conferences||October 24||Thursday, 8:00 AM - 7:00 PM|
|Teacher Non-Work Day - No school||October 25||Friday|
|Middle/High Only - End of Quarter||October 31||Thursday|
|Middle/High Only - No School For MS/HS Teacher Work Day||November 1||Friday|
|Elementary Only - End of 1st Trimester||November 21||Thursday|
|Elementary Only - No School For Elem. - Teacher Work Day||November 22||Friday|
|Thanksgiving Break - No School||November 28-29||Thursday/Friday|
|Winter Break - No School||December 23||Monday|
|School Resumes||January 2, 2020||Thursday|
|Middle/High Only - End of Semester||January 16||Thursday|
|Middle/High Only - No School for MS/HS Teacher Work Day||January 17||Friday|
|Martin Luther King Jr. Day - No School||January 20||Monday|
|Elementary Only - End of 2nd Trimester||February 20||Thursday|
|Elementary Only - No School For Elem. - Teacher Work Day||February 21||Friday|
|Parent/Teacher Conferences (After school)||March 4||Wednesday, 4:00 - 8:00 PM|
|Parent/Teacher Conferences - No School||March 5||Thursday, 8:00 AM - 7:00 PM|
|No School - Teacher Non-Work Day||March 6||Friday|
|Spring Break Begins - No School||March 23||Monday|
|School Resumes||March 30||Monday|
|Middle/High Only - End of Quarter||April 2||Thursday|
|Middle/High Only - No School For MS/HS -Teacher Work Day||April 3||Friday|
|Good Friday - No School||April 10||Friday|
|Teacher Work Day - Snow Reserve Day - No School Unless Needed||May 22||Friday|
|Memorial Day - No School||May 25||Monday|
|Last Day of school (Students and Staff)||June 5||Friday|
|Snow Reserve Day: Two days for students are built into the district calendar. If school is closed for inclement weather more than two days in the school year, the third and beyond inclement weather days will be made up on the snow reserve day. If no days are needed to be made up, the snow reserve day will be a no school day.|
State Statute 118.15 (https://docs.legis.wisconsin.gov/statutes/statutes/118/15) requires that all children of school age be in school during all days and hours that school is in session. Students who must be out of school due to reasons of health or family emergency must return to school with a statement from parents, guardians, or physician to the attendance office. Parents or guardians are expected to call the attendance office if their child is going to be out of school. Students who skip a class or a school day or who exceed the 10 day/80 hours of parentally excused days are subject to disciplinary action. Every time a student reaches the equivalent of 5 unexcused absences (40 hours), a referral to the school resource officer will be made and a truancy ticket (fine) will be issued. Attendance records transfer with the student to any School District of Janesville middle school.
When a student is absent, it is important that the parent call as early as possible (office opens at 7:30 A.M.) to report the absence. If a parent forgets to call, the school attendance clerk will make a telephone call to follow-up on the absence.
When a student is to be excused before the end of the school day for any reason (example: doctor or dentist appointment), a note from the parent must be written to the child's teacher. The office will then issue a yellow passport slip, which must be signed by the doctor or dentist and returned to the school office when the child returns. A parent or the adult who picks up the child MUST come into the school office - NOT the classroom or entryways, and sign the child out of the building before the child can be released during the school day. A passport DOES NOT take the place of a written note from parents regarding illness or other absences.
After a child has been sick absent from school for two consecutive days our teachers will arrange for homework upon parent request. Parents may call or email your child's teacher and leave a message or send a written request. Homework can be picked up by 4:00 pm the day after it is requested. Most students can make up their missed work upon return to school.
The Jefferson Parent Teacher Association (PTA) is an organization developed to support and speak on behalf of children and youth in the school, in the community, before governmental bodies, and other organizations that make decisions affecting children. It is also here to assist parents in developing the skills they need to raise and protect their children. The PTA encourages parent and community involvement in our public schools.
Officers: Officers are elected in the spring of the year and serve a one-year term.
|Vice President||Sara Biddick|
Meeting attendance is not required to join the Parent Teacher Association (PTA); however, it is a great way to get to know more about what is going on at your child's school, meet other families/teachers and be a part of the Jefferson Elementary School community!
Jefferson welcomes you to join us each month for our PTA meetings!
The Family Resource Center encourages parent-school partnerships and helps strengthen parent-child interactions. Family Resource Centers promote choice, responsibility and independence.
Fire drills are held at least once a month. We are able to evacuate the building in less than 2 minutes during these drills. Disaster drills (tornado) are held in the fall and spring and classes are assigned a safe place in the basement of the school. “Lockdown” drills are also scheduled twice during the year.
PLEASE, PLEASE mark your children’s clothing, boots, lunch boxes, etc., with tape or a marker. If they lose any article, please have them check the LOST AND FOUND lockers near the office. The amount of unclaimed lost clothing during the year is tremendous, and we are unable to return many of these articles because of no name. If glasses are lost, please check in the office.
All medication prescribed by a physician that is to be given at school, requires a permission form giving instructions, dosage, etc., signed by both physician and parent. This form is kept in the office along with the medication.
If a child becomes ill during the school day, the parent will be contacted. If the parent cannot be reached, the emergency contact number will be called about picking up the child. If no one can be reached by phone, the child will remain at school until dismissal time. It is important that you notify the school of any phone number changes.
A. If your child has a minor accident, the following action will be taken:
B. If your child is unable to return to class because of illness or minor injury, the following steps will be taken:
C. If your child is in need of immediate medical attention, the following steps will be taken:
D. If your child receives a head injury during the school day, the following steps will be taken:
E. Automated External Defibrillator (AED) device is available when the need arises. An AED is a device that delivers an electric shock to the heart. For a person who has just experienced a sudden cardiac arrest, the electrical shock from an AED may help save the person's life. Persons on the Emergency Response Team in each school have received CPR and AED training through the American Red cross. These responders will bring the AED to emergency calls in the building.
We need your cooperation in putting this plan in effect for each child. Please insure that the emergency contact information on your child's Student Information Card and emergency contact information on Infinite Campus is accurate. Failure to provide the school with emergency contact information or with any other necessary up-to-date information will give the school district authority to provide emergency care as needed according to school approved procedures.
Fire drills are held once a month. We are able to evacuate the building in less than 2 minutes during these drills. Disaster drills (tornado) and lockdown drills are held in the fall and spring. Students are assigned a place in the building with their classmates and are taught how to assume a safe position in the event of such an emergency. Lockdowns are practiced twice a year with the staff and students. In a case of a lockdown, students will be kept at school and released when the "all clear" has been given by the municipal authorities.
Campus Messenger will service as our primary means of notification to let parents know when students will be released.
The experience of watching your child interact with others in a learning environment is something we encourage. We also know that when parents visit the classroom they give a child a feeling of cooperation between parents and teachers. Parents are requested to contact their child's teacher in advance to seek approval to schedule a classroom visit. All visitors must sign in with the school office and were a visible visitor's Badge during their stay.
For safety reasons, visitors who are participating in classroom activities or chaperones on field trips, etc. must complete a volunteer form for approval. Approval is good for the current school year, with a background check each following year. Approved visitors must stop into the office to sign in and receive a visitor's badge.
The final decision to accept or deny a visitor to the school, a classroom or on a field trip rests with the designated building or district administrator.
Parents wishing to have lunch with their children must sign in with the school office and wear a visible visitor's badge during their stay, proceed directly to the lunch area, and sign out in the office after the lunch period.
Student visitors are allowed only with prior district approval, and teacher and principal permission.
For additional information on visiting or volunteering at your child's school, please refer to Board Policy 1230 and Administrative Regulation 1230.1 - Volunteers in Schools; Board Policy 1240 and Administrative Regulation 1241.1 - Visitors to Schools; and Board Policy 1241 and Administrative Regulation 1241.1 Registered Sex Offenders. The school District of Janesville recognizes its responsibility for the health and safety of all students and will take appropriate precautionary measures in situations where the District has been notified that a registered sex offender wishes to visit a school building or persons on school premises.
For a volunteer/visitor form please visit our Community Page
Thank you so much for volunteering to chaperone for Adams Elementary School field trip. Please read and follow the guidelines below to help ensure a safe and successful experience.
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