School begins begins at 9:00 am. Please be sure to follow Jefferson's drop and drive procedures if you will be bringing your child to school. Students may arrive after 8:40.
Dismissal is at 3:20pm. Walkers are dismissed through the playground doors. If you arrive after 3:25, your child will be brought to the main office for pick-up, where they must be signed out by an adult. If you need to pick up your child early from school, you must send in a note. Please do not rely on same-day email, I may not see it before the end of the day. If a last-minute change in dismissal is necessary, please contact the office at 610-965-1645.
Emergency Contact Information It is extremely important that emergency information be completed and up to date. Please be sure to provide an email address, if available, as most of my communication is done via email.
Excuse Blanks When your child is absent from school it is important that a note or an excuse blank is sent to school within three days. If no excuse is provided, it will result in an unexcused absence. Multiple unexcused absences will result in truancy issues.
Parent Volunteers In order to volunteer in the classroom, for special events, and/or field trips, you must have your clearances and a volunteer affidavit on file. Because of a recent change in the law, your clearances must be updated every three years. At this time, Pennsylvania has waived to fee to obtain your clearances, so if you're in need of new or updated clearances, now is a great time to obtain them. Please clik here for detailed instructions and links.
Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) Jefferson Elementary School is extremely fortunate to have a great group of parents who work extremely hard to make Jefferson a wonderful place to be. PTO meetings are held on the first Tuesday of the month in the Jefferson library.
Jefferson Blackboard Please sign up for Jefferson's Blackboard. Jefferson has gone green and Blackboard is used to relay important school information as well as PTO info, updates, events, and invites via email instead of sending home paper copies. To sign up you need to go to the Jefferson website and click on the “Sign up for the Jefferson email newsletter” link! It’s that easy!!!
Home Access Center (HAC) Home Access is needed for you to see your child's report card. If you are already signed up from last year you do not need to do anything. If not, please click here to be directed to Home Access Center Information.
Other Important Links
- Jefferson's Website
- EPSD Parent Portal
- Scholastic Books Online - you can now place Scholastic Book Orders online. For every online order, our classroom receives one free book. Be sure to use my code, H4V7Z at checkout.
Contact Information The best way to reach me is via email at email@example.com. I can also be reached by phone by calling the Jefferson Main Office at 610-965-1645. Please do not leave any urgent messages on my voice mail as I do not always hear them until the end of the day. Each month I will send a newsletter via email. If you do not have email and require a paper copy, please send me a note. Please feel free to contact me at any time with questions or concerns.