Located on the second floor of the building, the Jefferson Learning Commons provides students and staff with books, electronic resources, and other forms of media. We're excited to be part of D203's Digital Learning Initiative, and look forward to seeing all the creative things students will be doing with their Chromebooks in our area!
Students and staff access items in our collection via our web-based automation system, Atriuum
. You'll see also the link to the OPAC (online public access catalog) in the left navigation, and it's also found on the handy Student tab visible on every page of our school website. Although searching the OPAC doesn't require it, patrons can login to the system to check their statistics, make book lists of what to read, and write reviews of their favorite titles. Directions for this are found on the "Using Atriuum
" link on the left and are also in the back of the assignment notebook all students received on the first day of school.
We don't only have print titles in our Learning Commons! Junior high and high school students in D203 also have access to electronic collections in Overdrive. The JH collection contains over 1,500 eBooks and eAudio titles that can be accessed from any device with an internet connection.
To access the other digital resources available to Jefferson students, use the navigation on the left. Passwords to subscription services and databases are found in the back of the assignment notebook, and most teachers have them posted on their Canvas sites as well.
The Learning Commons is open to students anytime during regular school hours, 8:00 am to 2:50 pm. This year, students who would like to work or read in a quiet environment are also welcome before school starting at 7:30 am, provided they sign up using the Google form to account for their attendance. This can be done days in advance or event the same morning. Enter through Jefferson Square and check in with the staff members on morning supervision; attendance is limited to the first 25 students. After school, student are welcome to remain in the Commons until 3:30 pm, provided they have a pass from a JJHS staff member.