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  • Summer Office Hours

    Jefferson is 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, custodial 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). Please contact Ms. Berrafato (mberrafato@naperville203.org) with questions.

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  • Important Summer Dates

    Click the title link for an overview of important summer dates.

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  • Reminder for Incoming 6th Graders

    All incoming 6th graders are required to have a current physical and up-to-date immunizations on file with the Jefferson health office by August 6th. Click the title link for more details.

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  • Planning on Playing a Fall Sport?

    All Patriots planning on playing a fall sport (cross country, flag football, volleyball) need to have a physical on file in the health office before they can participate. Practices start August 16th, so be sure to have your forms in order!

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  • Schedules Available August 5th

    All Patriots will be able to view and print their class schedules from the Infinite Campus portal as of 3:00 PM on August 5th. Any student who does not have the ability to print a schedule can get assistance through the Jefferson office during their scheduled time on August 6th.

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  • August 6th: Visits, Supplies, and More!

    August 6th will be a busy day at JJHS! From 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. 7th and 8th graders are welcome to set up lockers and walk their schedules. From 12:30 – 2:30 p.m. During these times, Home & School will be passing out pre-ordered school supplies and PE uniforms. Aramark will be available to take payments for lunches (ID card required). Back to School Bash tickets will also be sold!

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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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Principal's Newsletter

  • 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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