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2020-2021 Calendar

Please visit our website to view, print and/or download the 2019-2020 Jefferson calendar.
Please note the calendar is subject to change.

Mark your calendar:
10/14 Picture Day
10/19 Single Session
Letters from the Superintendent & Principal

Virtual Students - Material Pickup/Drop Off

Please pickup and/or drop off your child(ren)'s paperwork, books, homework, etc. on the following days:

Grade 1 - Friday 1:30-3:30 p.m.
Grade 2 - Friday 1:30-3:00 p.m./Monday 7:45-8:15 a.m.
Grade 3 - Monday 8:00-11:30 a.m.
Grade 4 - Wednesday 8:30-11:30 a.m. & 1:30-3:00 p.m.
Grade 5 - Wednesday 8:30-11:30 a.m. & 1:30-3:00 p.m.
ABA - Friday 8:30-11:30 a.m. & 1:30-3:00 p.m.

If a holiday falls on your day, the same time frame will be applied to the following day for pick-up/drop-off.
Picture Day is October 14th

You should have received order forms. You can also order online here using the Picture ID EVTBKC7JK.

Virtual students: You will have the opportunity to schedule a time to come in the afternoon to get your picture taken. You should have received an email from Debbie Vartan with more information.
Help Support Our

The 5th Grade is asking for everyone's support while doing your regular and/or holiday shopping.

Download the 
FLIPGIVE APP (or use the website - link is below) and join our team using the code below. 
Then start shopping through the app (or our team page) and we'll earn money every time you shop with popular brands like Walmart, Lowes, Instacart, Nike, Gap, Office Depot, Sephora, Lululemon, Williams Sonoma, Groupon, Petco, etc. There are TONS of stores and restaurants that participate. 

Do you have family members who love to shop while supporting our 5th graders? Send them the info and they can create an account too!

Download the App to your phone and use the code below or
If you are prompted for a join code, enter this code: FDKSRX

Remember to use FlipGive before you shop online so we'll earn cash back - make a purchase within the first 14 days of joining and we'll receive an additional bonus!

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Please also consider shopping at Boon Supply for the holidays, organizational needs, bags & accessories, and so much more! 40% of purchases go directly to the 5th Grade. 
Click below to begin:


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Another way you can help support our 5th Grades while also getting ready for Halloween is purchasing a Pumpkin Painting Kit:
THRIVE

Please review the THRIVE Parent Letter. 

Feel free to visit the THRIVE Website for more information as well.
October Lunch Menu

The October lunch menu is available herePlease also visit Summit Public Schools - School Nutrition And Fitness for more information.
Genesis Parent Portal

Click the link to access the Genesis Parent Portal
Halloween Safety Tips
Information from the CDC
Get the FLU Shot for FREE!

As the flu season approaches, Union County is offering a series of free flu shot drives in local communities to help ensure that everyone has access to a free seasonal flu vaccine at a convenient location, especially residents who have no health insurance. Protection against seasonal flu is more important than ever before due to the COVID-19 outbreak.

Oct. 15 - Hillside (Hillside Community Center, 274 Hillside Avenue)
Oct. 22 - Roselle (Abraham Clark High School, 122 East 6th Street)
Oct. 29 - Westfield (location to be determined)
Nov. 5 - Summit (Summit Community Center, 100 Morris Avenue)
Nov. 12 - Linden (location to be determined)
Nov. 19 - Rahway (Rahway Recreation Center, 275 East Milton Street)

For additional updates visit the "Upcoming Flu Drives" page on the County website, at ucnj.org. Any Union County resident age four and up can visit any of the seasonal flu shot drive events and receive a free flu shot. Persons with health insurance are advised to visit their local pharmacy or doctor's office.

Please note that the Union County flu shot drive is for seasonal flu vaccines only. There is no vaccine available for the COVID-19 virus at this time

Union County residents are also reminded that the COVID-19 virus is far more deadly than seasonal flu, and it spreads more easily. Someone infected with the COVID-19 virus can spread it simply by talking, even if they show no visible signs of illness.


Prevent the FLU
Good hand washing is the single most effective way to prevent the spread of germs as it is now the use of face masks and social distancing.
 
Some additional prevention tips include: 
  • Wiping down the fridge, faucet handles and doorknobs. 
  • Avoid sharing cups, utensils and cell phones. 
  • Always cover your mouth with a tissue when you cough and sneeze, and if you don't have a tissue handy, use your upper arm, not your hands to cover your mouth. 
  • Avoid touching your eyes, mouth or nose because your hands transfer bacteria and viruses between your hands and face.
Keep Children Home If...

As we return to school, we are happy to have your child healthy and ready to learn, however it is extremely important that if your child is feeling under the weather, PLEASE KEEP THEM HOME FROM SCHOOL! A fever (or lack of) should not always be the deciding factor. If your child arrives at school not feeling well, you will be called to pick them up.

If your child has had close contact with a COVID-19 case, they should not go to school and you should call your child's health care provider or pediatrician.

Reporting an Illness & Absence

Please call the school by 8:00am if your child will be absent from school and also complete the ILLNESS REPORTING if the absence is due to illness. Also our phone systems have changed and the easiest way to reach the school is to call Jefferson School at (908) 273-3807 and enter Ext. 6352 from Mrs. Vartan or 6351 for Nurse Mendez.

Por favor llamar a la escuela no más tarde que las 8:00 AM si su hijo/hija estará ausente de la escuela y también completar el ILLNESS REPORTING Espanol si la ausencia es por enfermedad.  Nuestro sistema de teléfono ha cambiado y la mejor manera de conectar con la escuela es entrando el número de la extensión 6351 para Jefferson. 
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