Jefferson's 10 Things You Need to Know
Kurt Kreuger: PRINCIPAL
1831 Mt. Zion
Janesville, WI 53545
Main Office: 743-6600 / Attendance: 743-6630 / Fax: 743-6610
School Mascot: Jaguar
MISSION STATEMENT: Student Achievement is OUR Priority.
|10 Things You Need to Know||Section|
|A. Daily Schedule||1|
|B. Student Drop-off / Pick-up Procedures||2|
|C. District Calendar 2019-2020||3|
|D. Staff Directory||4|
|E. Absences / Homework Information||5|
|F. Community Connections & Family Resource Centers||6|
|G. Emergency Drills/Evacuation Location||7|
|H. Lost & Found||8|
|I. Student Illness/Injury/Dismissals||9|
|J. Visitors / Volunteers (including lunch and classroom visits)||10|
JEFFERSON SCHOOL DAILY SCHEDULE
|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|
BREAKFAST AND LUNCH PROGRAMS
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.
2019-2020 School Year Calendar
|Snow Reserve Day: Two inclement weather 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 closest Snow Reserve Day after the inclement weather day that is not already being used for make-up time. If one or more of these days are not needed to be used to make-up time they will be days off for students.|
|Area of the Building||Name||Direct Phone Number|
|Area Code (608)|
|Office||Principal: Kurt Krueger||743-6605|
|Secretary: Rita Davidson||743-6606|
|Health & Attendance: Jessica Conrardy||743-6612|
|1st Grade||Laura Laursen||743-6614|
|2nd Grade||Robin Booth||743-6690|
|3rd Grade||Dan Kaster||743-6694|
|4th Grade||Erica Brunker||743-6649|
|5th Grade||Sarah Fisher||743-6619|
|Academic Learning Coach||Ryan Stengl||743-6627|
|Lin Walhovd - Manager||743-6608|
|Social Worker||Mike Czerwonka||743-6626|
|Tonia Richter - Head||743-6621|
|Innovation Specialist||Nicole Andresen||743-6635|
|Physical Education||Brad Cagney - Adaptive||743-6648|
|Special Education||Andy Brunker - EBD||743-6653|
|Julie Easton - EC||743-6645|
|Hailey Everson - EBD||743-6663|
|Melissa Ireland - Cross-Categorical||743-6650|
|Julia Johnson - SLD||743-6687|
|Speech & Language||Joan Jimenez||743-6628|
|Title 1||Elisabeth Becker||743-6642|
|Therapist||Alison Ewing - OT||743-6634|
|Monica Schieble - OT||743-6634|
|Michelle Hecomovich - PT||743-6634|
Absences / Homework Information
REPORTING STUDENT ABSENCES
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 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 elementary school.
When a student is absent, it is important that the parent call as early as possible to report the absence. The attendance number is 743-6630. If a parent forgets to call, the school attendance secretary will make a telephone call to follow-up on the absence.
- The Board of Education policy states that parents must contact the school office when their child is absent.
- Please give the following information: student’s name, homeroom teacher’s name, reason for absence and if you are requesting homework be gathered.
- Homework requests will be ready at 3:15pm. Students are able to make up the work missed upon their return.
- After 10 unexcused absences, a student is considered Habitually Truant and a parent / guardian will be required to meet with the school principal and/or social worker to discuss the situation.
When a student is to be excused before the end of the school day for any reason a parent or the adult who picks up the child must come into the school office and sign the child out of the building before the child can be released during the school day.
Community Connections & Family Resource Center
JEFFERSON SCHOOL PTA INFORMATION
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!
Family Resource Center
The Family Resource Center encourages parent-school partnerships and helps strengthen parent-child interactions. Family Resource Centers promote choice, responsibility and independence.
Emergency Drills/Evacuation Location
Fire drills are held once a month. A tornado drills is held in the spring. “Lockdown” drills are held twice during the year.
Jefferson's primary evacuation site is Mt. Zion Methodist Church. All evacuations from Jefferson will be communicated with parents through the messaging system in Infinite Campus.
LOST AND FOUND
Mark your children’s clothing, boots, lunch boxes, etc., with tape or a marker.
Medications at School / Student Illness/Injury/Emergency Care
All medication given at school requires a permission form.
ILLNESS / INJURY/ EMERGENCY CARE DURING SCHOOL
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.
If your child is unable to return to class because of illness or minor injury.
If your child is in need of immediate medical attention.
If a student had a head injury during the school day first aid will be administered.The school communicates all head injuries with parents via a written letter and /or a phone call home.
An Automated External Defibrillator (AED) device is available. Staff on the emergency response team have received CPR and AED training through the American Red cross.
Emergency contact information on Infinite Campus must be 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.
Visitors / Volunteers (including lunch and classroom visits)
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 should contact the building principal in advance to seek approval to schedule a classroom visit. All visitors must sign in the office. All visitors will be given a visitor sticker that must be worn during the visit.
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.
The final decision to accept or deny a visitor to the school, a classroom or on a field trip rests with the building principal 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 every situation.
For a volunteer/visitor form please visit our Community Page
Field Trip Chaperone Guidelines
Thank you so much for volunteering to chaperone for a Jefferson Elementary School Trip. Please read and follow the guidelines below to help insure a safe and successful experience. All chaperone's are required to complete the districts Community Involvement Program Volunteer Application and submit to a criminal background check.
1. Make sure you understand the time and location for meeting at Jefferson Elementary.
2.Be sure you know exactly which students you are responsible for on the trip.Pay close attention to your group at all times.Communicate your expectations to the students clearly and specifically using language appropriate to the age group you are chaperoning.
3. If in doubt about anything regarding your duties, responsibilities, or student concerns, talk to the classroom teacher immediately.
4. Treat all students equally. Giving any one student, including your own child, special privileges can cause hurt feelings.
5. Don’t bring or buy treats, or purchase souvenirs, for any reason.
6. Smoking at a school activity is prohibited by law.
7. Do not bring other children with you when you volunteer to chaperone a school trip.
8. If you find out, after volunteering to chaperone that you cannot make it, contact the school immediately so other arrangements can be made.
9. Speak to children in a calm manner at all times, including times when you may need to give a student directions about their behavior. Clearly state what you want a student to do. For example: "Stand beside me, please"; “ Take your hands away from painting, please”; “ Please don’t speak when the tour guide is speaking”Students will not understand sarcasm. Redirecting children, using clear and calm directions makes your day and the students’ day a much more pleasant experience.
10. If a child becomes ill, is missing, or in any other emergency, notify the classroom teacher immediately. Tour guides can help you supervise in an emergency.
11. Share your excitement for the activity. Feel free to ask the students questions and share information.
12. Do not visit with other adults during any talks or presentations. This is distracting to the students, teachers, and the presenters.
13. Do not pick plants or flowers or litter in the area you’re visiting.
14. Please limit cell phone use as this detracts from supervising students. Also, do not let children, including your own, use your electronics during the field trip.
15. To protect the privacy of our families, please do not take photos of other students and post them on social media.