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  • Picture Day is Thursday, August 29th

    Start planning your outfit and practicing your smile for 2019-20 picture day. For more information, click the title link.

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  • Check out the Principal's Newsletter Tab!

    Be sure to regularly visit the tab right next door in this section entitled "Principal's Newsletter." It's a good way to track Jefferson Talk203 messages as well as other information from our administrative team.

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  • Spirit Wear Available All Year Long!

    New this year! Spirit Wear is available to order all year long! Click the title link for details.

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  • Keep up to date with VB203!

    VB203 is the Virtual Backpack for District 203, our "eco-friendly" approach to distributing information that supports District 203's education goals. During the school year, regular notices are sent to all Talk203 participants reminding them that flyer information is posted online, so be sure you're signed up for T203! For quick access to the Virtual Backpack, click the title or the link on the left.

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Principal's Newsletter

  • Safety Practice

    Posted by Eric Decker on 8/22/2019

    Good evening Jefferson families,


    As we begin a new school year I wanted you to be aware of the variety of safety protocol practices we will participate in throughout the year. We are continually focused on maintaining a safe environment for all individuals within our school and a large part of that is helping everyone be prepared to act appropriately in a variety of situations. All practices will be announced prior to beginning to avoid any confusion. The following dates are tentative, subject to change at any time as is necessary or appropriate for the building needs.


    8/22   Fire Drill
    8/23  ALICE
    8/23   Bus Evacuation practice
    9/4    Fire Drill
    9/13   Severe Weather/Shelter in Place
    11/4   ALICE
    11/8   ALICE
    4/7    Severe Weather/Shelter in Place
    4/21   Bus Evacuation practice
    5/13   Fire Drill

    Thank you for your support!


    Sincerely,
    Eric Decker
    Assistant Principal



    Al comenzar un nuevo año escolar, quiero que estén al tanto de la variedad de prácticas de protocolo de seguridad en las que participaremos durante todo el año. Estamos continuamente concentrados en mantener un ambiente seguro para todas las personas dentro de nuestra escuela y una gran parte de eso es el ayudar a todos a estar preparados para actuar adecuadamente en una variedad de situaciones. Todas las prácticas se anunciarán antes de comenzar para evitar cualquier confusión. Las siguientes fechas son provisionales, sujetas a cambios en cualquier momento según sea necesario o adecuado para las necesidades de la escuela.


    22 de agosto Simulacro de incendio
    23 de agosto ALICE
    23 de agosto Práctica de evacuación de autobuses
    4 de septiembre Simulacro de incendio
    13 de septiembre Tiempo condiciones meteorológicas adversas /Refugio en el lugar designado
    4 de noviembre ALICE
    8 de noviembre ALICE
    7 de abril Tiempo condiciones meteorológicas adversas /Refugio en el lugar designado
    21 de abril Práctica de evacuación de autobuses
    1de mayo Simulacro de incendio


    ¡Gracias por su apoyo!



    Sinceramente,
    Eric Decker
    Subdirector

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  • Assistant Principal Leave of Absence

    Posted by Malee Farmer on 8/21/2019

    Dear Jefferson Families,

     

    It has been great meeting new students and seeing familiar faces returning to the building. The staff is invigorated for a new school year. I wanted to share that I am expecting the arrival of my third baby any day now. I will be taking a leave of absence for three months and anticipate returning on November 18th. The district is providing great support with a substitute during that time. Christine Ernst is an experienced administrator with a wealth of knowledge. She has had positions ranging from Dean, Assistant Principal, Principal, and Assistant Superintendent. Jefferson is lucky to have her. You may reach her at cernst@naperville203.org, and my phone line will be forwarded to her while I am out. Jefferson will be in good hands until I return.

     

    My family appreciates being a part of the Jefferson community. We are grateful for everyone coming together so that we can take the time to welcome our new son.

     

    Thank you,
    Malee Farmer
    Assistant Principal

     


    I wanted to take a moment to introduce myself. As Malee had mentioned, my name is Christine, (Christy) Ernst, and I will be taking over Malee’s responsibilities as assistant principal here at Jefferson until her return later in the fall. I am very excited to become a part of the Jefferson community, and will do my very best to work to create a smooth transition during her absence. I look forward to supporting the students, parents and staff of Jefferson Junior High.

    Christy Ernst

     


    Estimadas familias de Jefferson,

     

    Ha sido genial conocer a nuevos alumnos y ver caras familiares que han regresado a la escuela. El personal está lleno de energía para comenzar un nuevo año escolar. Quería compartir que estoy esperando la llegada de mi tercer bebé en cualquier día. Me tomaré un permiso de excedencia durante tres meses y preveo regresar el 18 de noviembre. El distrito está proporcionando un gran apoyo con un sustituto durante ese tiempo. Christine Ernst es una administradora con experiencia y con mucho conocimiento. Ha tenido cargos que van desde decano, subdirectora, directora y asistente del superintendente. Jefferson tiene suerte de tenerla como sustituta. Pueden comunicarse con ella escribiendo a cernst@naperville203.org, y mi línea de teléfono será reenviada a ella mientras estoy fuera. Jefferson estará en buenas manos hasta que regrese.

     

    Mi familia aprecia ser parte de la comunidad de Jefferson. Agradecemos que todos se unan para poder tomarnos el tiempo para dar la bienvenida a nuestro nuevo hijo.

     

    Muchas gracias,

    Malee Farmer
    Subdirectora

     

    Me gustaría tomar un momento para presentarme. Como Malee ha mencionado, mi nombre es Christine, (Christy) Ernst, y asumiré las responsabilidades de Malee como subdirectora aquí en Jefferson hasta su regreso en el otoño. Estoy muy emocionada de formar parte de la comunidad de Jefferson y haré todo lo posible para crear una transición sin problemas durante su ausencia. Espero poder apoyar a los alumnos, padres y personal de Jefferson Junior High.

     

    Christy Ernst

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  • Signs of Suicide Implementation

    Posted by Malee Farmer on 8/21/2019

    Dear Parent or Guardian:

     

    As we continue our efforts to proactively support our students’ social-emotional health, D203 has partnered with Elyssa’s mission, a nonprofit organization dedicated to suicide prevention, to implement the Signs of Suicide (SOS) Program in grades 6-12. SOS is an evidence-based program that incorporates two key suicide prevention strategies: a curriculum that raises awareness of suicide and mental health issues and a brief screening for depression and other risk factors associated with suicidal thoughts and behaviors.

     

    The program is designed to:

     

    • Increase knowledge and awareness about depression;
    • Encourage students to seek help for themselves or on behalf of a friend;
    • Reduce stigma around mental illness; and
    • Engage parents and school staff as partners in suicide prevention.

     

    The program will be presented on August 27, October 23, and November 18 to each grade 6th-8th respectively.

     

    The program will be facilitated by the social workers and counselors who will engage students by showing the SOS video and leading students in a discussion about how to implement the key message of Acknowledge, Care, and Tell) (ACT). Following the discussion, students will complete a brief depression screener, as well as a response card which allows them to indicate if they would like to speak to an adult about themselves or a friend.

     

    The depression screener addresses thoughts and feelings a student may be experiencing that may not be evident to parents or teachers. The screener does not provide a diagnosis of depression, but rather alerts school staff to students who need further investigation. Student services staff (social workers, school psychologist, or counselor) or a qualified community mental health partner will meet with any students whose screener indicate a need. Parents/guardians will be notified if their student is seen, and provided with any necessary steps, which may include a referral to a community provider, the development of a school support plan, and/or the development of a progress monitoring plan with student services staff.

     

    Additional information on Elyssa’s Mission, The Signs of Suicide program and Suicide Prevention can be found by visiting www.elyssasmission.org. Be sure to visit the parent page where you will find a video that outlines the warning signs of suicide and how to keep your student safe.

     

    If you have any questions and/or do NOT want your child to participate in the SOS program, please contact Heather Kocisko, Social Worker, 630-848-3924, hkocisko@naperville203.org prior to the program date. If we do not hear from you, we will assume your student has permission to participate in this program.

     

    Sincerely,
    Malee A. Farmer
    Assistant Principal

     

    Estimado padre o tutor:

     

    A medida que continuamos nuestros esfuerzos para apoyar proactivamente la salud social y emocional de nuestros alumnos, el Distrito 203 se ha asociado con la misión de Elyssa, una organización sin fines de lucro dedicada a la prevención del suicidio, para implementar el programa señales de suicidio - Signs of Suicide (SOS) en los grados 6-12. SOS es un programa basado en hechos que incorpora dos estrategias clave de prevención del suicidio: un programa de estudios que aumenta el conocimiento sobre el suicidio y problemas de salud mental y una breve evaluación de la depresión y otros factores de riesgo asociados con pensamientos y comportamientos suicidas.


    El programa está diseñado para:
    • Aumentar el conocimiento y sensibilización sobre la depresión;
    • Animar a los alumnos a buscar ayuda para si mismos o para un amigo;
    • Reducir el estigma que tienen las enfermedades mentales; e
    • Involucra a los padres y personal de la escuela como socios en la prevención del suicidio.

     

    El programa se presentará el 27 de agosto, 23 de octubre, y 18 de noviembre a cada curso, 6º- 8º grado respectivamente.

     

    El programa será facilitado por los trabajadores sociales y consejeros académicos que involucrarán a los alumnos mostrándoles el vídeo de SOS y dirigiéndolos en una discusión sobre cómo implementar el mensaje principal de reconocer, preocuparse y contar (Acknowledge, Care, and Tell - ACT). Después de la discusión, los alumnos completarán un breve cuestionario sobre la depresión, así como una tarjeta de respuesta que les permite indicar si les gustaría hablar con un adulto sobre ellos mismos o un amigo.

     

    El cuestionario sobre la depresión aborda pensamientos y sentimientos que un alumno puede estar experimentando que pueden no ser evidentes para los padres o profesores. El cuestionario no proporciona un diagnóstico de depresión, sino que alerta al personal de la escuela sobre alumnos que necesiten una investigación más profunda. El personal de servicios estudiantiles (trabajadores sociales, psicólogo escolar o consejero académico) o un socio de salud mental comunitario cualificado se reunirán con aquellos alumnos cuyo cuestionario indique una necesidad. Los padres/tutores serán avisados si vemos que su hijo puede necesitarlo y se proporcionarán los pasos necesarios, que pueden incluir una recomendación a un especialista de la comunidad, el desarrollo de un plan de apoyo escolar, y/o el desarrollo de un plan de seguimiento del progreso con el personal de los servicios estudiantiles.

     

    Puede encontrar información adicional sobre La misión de Elyssa, el programa de señales de suicidio y la prevención del suicidio (Elyssa’s Mission, The Signs of Suicide program and Suicide Prevention) visitando este enlace www.elyssasmission.org. Asegúrese que visita parent page donde encontrará un vídeo que muestra las señales de alarma de suicidio y cómo mantener a su hijo a salvo.

     

    Si tiene alguna pregunta y/o NO quiere que su hijo participe en el programa SOS, por favor, póngase en contacto con Annette Herrera al número de teléfono (630) 420-6364, aherrera@naperville203.org antes del día en el que presentaremos el programa. Si no se pone en contacto con nosotros, asumiremos que su hijo tiene permiso para participar en este programa.


    Atentamente,
    Malee A. Farmer, subdirectora 

     

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  • Picture Day is 8/29

    Posted by Eric Decker on 8/21/2019

    SMILE! Reminder that Picture Day is August 29. All students will get a photo taken for ID badges and the yearbook. If you would like to purchase additional photos, please visit the link on the Jefferson Junior High homepage to place your order.

     

    “¡SONRÍA! Recuerde que el día en el que sacamos fotos en la escuela (Picture Day) es 29 de agosto. Todos los alumnos tomarán una foto para la tarjeta de identificación y para el libro anual de la escuela. Si desean comprar más fotos, por favor, visiten la página de la escuela de Jefferson y hagan clic en el enlace.”

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  • NWEA Map Testing 8/20 & 8/21

    Posted by Malee Farmer on 8/20/2019

    NWEA MAP

     

    MAP testing will begin tomorrow at Jefferson Junior High. MAP is a district benchmark assessment in reading and math. It is online so it is critical that all Chromebooks get charged tonight. Students will take the test first thing in the morning so it is important that all students arrive on time. If students can use a calculator for a question, it will be a tool the students can access within the app. Students do not need to bring a calculator unless is a testing accommodation they receive.


    We appreciate your partnership in preparing for this test. In preparation for any test, it helps students to get a good night’s rest and eating breakfast.


    If a student misses the test, the counselors will proctor make up testing afterwards.


    Additional information concerning this assessment is available via the NWEA Parent Toolkit. Student Resources allows one to preview additional information regarding the purpose, delivery, tools and interface of this assessment.



    Thank you,
    Malee Farmer
    Assistant Principal


    Las pruebas NWEA MAP

     

    Las pruebas MAP comenzarán mañana en la escuela Jefferson Junior High. Las pruebas MAP son una evaluación de referencia del distrito en lectura y matemáticas. Es una prueba en internet que harán en el computador portátil por lo que es fundamental que todos los computadores portátiles- Chromebook se carguen esta noche. Los alumnos harán el examen a primera hora de la mañana, por lo que es importante que todos los alumnos lleguen a tiempo a la escuela. Si los alumnos pueden usar una calculadora para una pregunta, será una herramienta a la que los alumnos puedan acceder dentro de la aplicación. Los alumnos no necesitan traer una calculadora a no ser que sea una adaptación que reciben.


    Agradecemos su colaboración en la preparación para esta prueba. En preparación para cualquier prueba, a los alumnos les ayuda descansar bien y desayunar.


    Si un alumno está ausente cuando se haga el examen, los consejeros académicos les harán las pruebas de recuperación después.


    La información adicional sobre esta evaluación está disponible a través del Kit de herramientas para padres de NWEA Recursos Estudiantiles- Parent Toolkit. Student Resources permite obtener una vista previa de información adicional sobre el propósito, la entrega, las herramientas y la interfaz de esta evaluación.

    Gracias,
    Malee Farmer
    Subdirectora

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  • Welcome back from JJHS!

    Posted by Megan Ptak on 8/19/2019

    Patriot Families:

    Good afternoon. These first two days of school have been amazing. It has been exciting to see the energy the students and the staff are bringing to Jefferson! And, I have no doubt this energy is here to stay.

    I will be sending monthly communication on the 3rd Friday of each month to inform you of upcoming important dates. Due to the amount of sports’ dates, I will not list all of the games and practices. However, I do encourage you to refer to the Jefferson calendar that your student should have brought home to you this week as it has dates for the entire school year including sporting events. I also encourage you to check the Jefferson web page for the most up to date information.

    August 16:  Back to School Bash 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
    August 29:  School Pictures
    Sept. 2:  Labor Day - No School
    Sept. 5: Curriculum Night 7 p.m. (more info to come)
    Sept. 17:  Home and School Meeting 8:30 a.m. (all parents welcomed)

    The Jefferson staff and administration team is so excited for this school year. We want to partner with all Patriot families and we hope to see each of you in our building throughout the year. We are off to a great start, and know that the positive energy is here to stay! Have a great weekend.

    Sincerely,
    Megan Ptak, Principal


    Familias Patriot:

    Buenas tardes. Estos dos primeros días de clase han sido increíbles. ¡Ha sido emocionante ver la energía que los alumnos y el personal están trayendo a Jefferson! Y no tengo ninguna duda de que esta energía la tendrán durante todo el curso.

    Enviaré un boletín mensual el tercer viernes de cada mes para informarles de las próximas fechas importantes. Debido a la cantidad de fechas de deportes, no voy a enumerar todos los juegos y prácticas. Sin embargo, le animo a que revise el calendario de Jefferson que su hijo debería haber llevado a casa esta semana, ya que tiene las fechas para todo el curso, incluyendo eventos deportivos. También le animo a que consulte la página web de Jefferson para obtener la información más actualizada.

    16 de agosto: Fiesta para celebrar el regreso a la escuela de 3 a 4:30 de la tarde
    29 de agosto: Fotografías escolares
    2 de septiembre: Labor Day - no hay clases
    5 de septiembre: Noche del currículum a las 7 de la noche (más información en un futuro próximo)
    17 de septiembre: Reunión de la asociación de padres Home and School a las 8:30 de la mañana (todos los padres son bienvenidos)

    El personal de Jefferson y el equipo de administración están muy emocionados por comenzar este curso. Queremos colaborar con todas las familias Patriot y esperamos ver a cada uno de ustedes en nuestra escuela durante el año. ¡Hemos tenido un gran comienzo, y sabemos que la energía positiva estará aquí durante todo el curso! Espero que tengan un buen fin de semana.

    Atentamente,
    Megan Ptak, directora

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  • Summer Mailing Letter

    Posted by Megan Ptak on 7/16/2019

    Dear Jefferson Families,

     

    I hope that you are having an enjoyable summer and that your children are ready for a great school year. I am very excited for the school year to begin. I look forward to working with each of you and your students as the school year gets underway. For those who are new to Jefferson this year, I am confident that you will find our staff to be caring and supportive in your transition. Listed below is important information about registration and the start of school. Please look it over carefully and call the school if you have any questions.

     

    The school day starts at 8:00 a.m. and ends at 2:50 p.m. School officially begins on Thursday, August 15, 2019 and buses will operate on that first day as well. While transportation information can be accessed in the Campus Portal starting on August 5th at 3:00 p.m., please check back frequently leading up to the start of school since changes can occur in routes and pick-up times. If you need assistance regarding transportation information, call the Transportation Department at 630-420-6464. If you choose to drive your child to school, please be aware of the drop off protocols and follow the direction of the staff that is there to assist you.

     

    More than one third of our students are new each year. It is important to help the students to feel comfortable at their new school so we have scheduled August 6th as our locker set-up/walk your schedule day. Parents are also welcome to attend with their child at their assigned time. PE Uniforms will be available to purchase on this day for anyone who missed the deadline or needs a new uniform. PE shirts and shorts are $11 each. Schedules will be available on-line on August 5th after 3:00 p.m. Please print your child’s schedule with locker combination and bring it to the locker set-up/walk your schedule day. Anyone without the ability to print their schedule can get assistance through the Jefferson office.

     

    LOCKER SET-UP/WALK YOUR SCHEDULE DAY


    Tuesday, August 6th


    8:00 – 10:00 a.m.     7th and 8th grade students
    10:00 - 12:30 p.m.    Building Closed
    12:30 – 2:30 p.m.     6th grade students

     

    Any student who is not available on August 6th or wishes to come back another day to walk his/her schedule and finish setting up his/her locker may return on Wednesday, August 7th between 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. (parent must accompany student on Wednesday). Please note that Jefferson will be closed Monday, August 12 through Wednesday, August 14 due to staff meetings and professional learning. Phone and email questions will still be accepted by our office staff during this time frame.

     

    The JJHS School Counselors will be hosting our 6th grade orientation program, Where Everybody Belongs (WEB), again this summer. WEB will take place on Friday, August 9th beginning at 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. Bus transportation will be provided at students’ junior high bus stop and pickup time; please contact transportation if you need this information (420-6464). Students arriving by car should be dropped off at the main entrance at 7:45 a.m. This is a student-only orientation where 6th graders are paired with 8th grade WEB leaders, so no parents will be allowed in the building during this orientation. It is a time for bonding and becoming a Patriot!

     

    A SCHOOL FEES STATEMENT has been included in this mailing. We are requesting that fees be paid by August 2, 2019. Please complete the accompanying fee sheet and return to Principal, Jefferson Junior High School, 1525 North Loomis, Naperville, IL 60563. All checks should be made payable to School District 203. A penalty charge of $25.00 will be assessed for each returned check, and the NSF check will be sent to a collection agency for collection. Online payments can be made at: https://www.studentquickpay.com/naperville203/

     

    We included the following information with the summer mailing.

    1. Welcome and Information Letter
    2. Fee Sheet

     

    The following information may be found on our Jefferson website on the summer registration page.

     

    1. School Lunch Menu/Aramark Newsletter
    2. Student Supply Information
    3. Important Dates to Remember (see Principal’s Newsletter tab on JJHS home page)
    4. Drop off and Pick Up Information
    5. 2019-2020 Calendar
    6. Free/Reduced Lunch Application
    7. Dental and Medical Forms
    8. Home and School Volunteer Form/Opportunities
    9. P.E. Uniform Information

     

    We are looking forward to an outstanding year at Jefferson. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me.

     

    Sincerely,

     

    Megan Ptak
    Principal

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  • Upcoming Dates and Summer Information

    Posted by Megan Ptak on 5/20/2019

    Patriot Families:


    Good afternoon. I can’t believe this is the final “important dates” communication of the 2018-2019 school year. Two more weeks and it will be summer vacation!


    Speaking of summer, please know that the building is still open throughout the summer months with limited staff and hours. Our hours open to the public will be from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Due to district meetings, construction work throughout the building, vacation plans, etc., there may be some days/hours that the office is closed. Therefore, we ask that you please call prior to coming to the building (630-420-6307). If you have any questions throughout the summer, please don’t hesitate to email me as well.


    Important Summer Dates

    • Thursday, May 30: 8th Grade Moving-On Ceremony at 1 p.m. (doors open at 12:30 p.m.)
    • Friday, May 31: Last day of school
    • Mid-July: Registration packets mailed home (limited documents in packet this year as a majority of registration is completed online and information will also be available on school website).
    • Monday, August 5: Schedules go live online @ 3 p.m.
    • Tuesday, August 6: Schedule walk-throughs and locker set-up (7th and 8th grades 8 a.m. to 10:00 a.m./6th grade 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.)
    • Wednesday, August 7: 8 a.m. to 11 a.m.--building open for all grades locker set-up and schedule walk-throughs (parent must accompany student)
    • Friday, August 9: 8 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.--6th grade WEB orientation (optional, but encouraged—students only)
    • Monday, August 12-Wednesday, August 14: Building closed to public due to staff meetings (phone calls and emails still accepted)
    • Thursday, August 15: First day of school!


    I want to thank every family for partnering with Jefferson administration and staff in making this a fantastic school year. I wish everyone a happy, sun-filled, fun summer vacation!


    Sincerely,
    Megan Ptak, JJHS Principal



    Familias Patriot:


    Buenas tardes. Parece increíble que esté enviando el último boletín con las “fechas importantes” del curso 2018-2019. ¡Dos semanas más y estaremos de vacaciones!


    Hablando del verano, por favor, no olviden que la escuela estará abierta durante los meses de verano con personal y horario limitados. El horario de atención al público será desde las 8 de la mañana a las 12:30 de la tarde. Debido a reuniones del distrito, trabajos de construcción en diferentes partes del edificio, planes de vacaciones, etc., puede que algunos días y horas el edificio de la escuela esté cerrado. Por lo tanto, les pedimos que por favor llamen (630-420-6307) antes de acercarse a la escuela. Si tienen alguna pregunta durante el verano, también pueden mandarme un correo electrónico.


    Fechas importantes del verano

    • Jueves, 30 de mayo: 8º grado celebra su ceremonia Moving-On a la 1 de la tarde (las puertas se abren a las 12:30 de la tarde)
    • Viernes, 31 de mayo: último día de clases
      Mediados de julio: Se mandan a casa los paquetes de matriculación (solo tendrá un número limitado de documentos ya que la mayor parte de la matriculación se hace en internet y la información también la pueden encontrar en la página de internet de la escuela).
    • Lunes, 5 de agosto: Las agendas con los horarios estarán en internet a las 3 de la tarde
    • Martes, 6 de agosto: Visitar la escuela para seguir el horario y organizar el casillero (7º y 8º grados desde las 8:00 a las 10:00 de la mañana, 6º grado desde las 12:30 a las 2:30 de la tarde)
    • Miércoles, 7 de agosto: desde las 8:00 a las 11:00 de la mañana, se abre la escuela para todos los grados para que puedan organizar sus casilleros y visitar la escuela siguiendo sus horarios (los padres deben de acompañar a sus hijos)
    • Viernes, 9 de agosto: desde las 8:00 a las 11:30 de la mañana, 6º grado tendrá la orientación de WEB (opcional, pero recomendada—solo los alumnos)
    • Lunes, 12 y el miércoles, 14 de agosto: La escuela se cierra al público debido a reuniones del personal (se aceptan llamadas telefónicas y correos electrónicos)
    • Jueves, 15 de agosto: ¡Primer día de clases!


    Quiero agradecer a cada una de las familias por apoyar a la administración y el personal de Jefferson por un curso fantástico. ¡Les deseo a todos unas felices, soleadas, y divertidas vacaciones de verano!


    Un cordial saludo,
    Megan Ptak, directora de JJHS

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Strategic Blueprint

  • District 203’s FOCUS 2020 Strategic Blueprint

    Posted by Superintendent Dan Bridges on 6/27/2014
    FOCUS 2020 is the strategic plan for comprehensive improvement between 2014 and 2020, designed in response to community feedback, best practice, and a vision for the future. Ultimately, this blueprint will advance the fulfillment of the district’s mission.
     
    FOCUS 2020’s foundation is the Future Focus Community Engagement process that occurred over the course of a year where hundreds of members from across the community provided feedback to the district leadership regarding areas such as facilities, finances, measuring student success, and programs of study. Learn more about Future Focus by clicking on the specific “Quick Link” to the left of this text.
     
    The Blueprint includes four “Strategic Focus” areas, namely to:
    1. Design and implement effective practices that promote learning experiences for all.
    2. Foster a high-performance culture focused on student learning.
    3. Steward resources effectively to promote student learning.
    4. Effective communication and community relations.
    Each Strategic Focus then establishes “Commitments.” These commitments are what the district leadership pledges to accomplish within a distinct timeframe. Each commitment then includes a detailed “Action Plan” which will be accessible by the public upon final draft.
     
    District administrators provided an update on Blueprint Commitments to the Board of Education at the July 27, 2015 meeting.  To watch that presentation, please click here
     
    Click here for a summary version of the 4 areas of focus of the Strategic Blueprint.
    Click here for a Spanish summary version of the 4 areas of focus of the Strategic Blueprint.
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