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2020-2021 Calendar

Please visit our website to view, print and/or download the 2020-2021 Jefferson calendar.
Please note the calendar is subject to change.

Mark your calendar:
3/1-3/5 Read Across America
3/8 Single Session Day
3/10-3/24 Virtual Book Fair
3/29-4/2 No School - Spring Break
Letters from the Superintendent &
Dr. Cordero

Mrs. Thomas has been working hard to keep the students up-to-date with easy to reach links
via images on the Library website. 

Shop & Help Support Our
The 5th Grade still needs your support! FlipGive is still available and will earn money for our 5th Grade while you do your regualr shopping. Here is how:

February & March Lunch Menu

The February lunch menu is available here
The March lunch menu is available here.

Please also visit Summit Public Schools - School Nutrition And Fitness for more information.
Healthy Active Living for Families
Need Help Buying Groceries?

Help with Buying Groceries is available through NJ Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (NJSNAP) visit

Contact the Community FoodBank of New Jersey 1-908-838-4831.  For immediate assistance, text "FIND FOOD" to 908-224-7776.

Click on the links below for more information:

Give Kids A Smile

Free access to dental care for any child age 12 and under will be available during the month of February 2021

Dentists will provide:
● Check-up, cleaning, x-rays and fluoride or sealant application
● Some locations will also treat children in need of restorative work, such as fillings, extractions and crowns.
● If the child needs follow-up care, the dentist may refer the family to a local clinic or make other arrangements to complete treatment.
● Families MUST make an appointment with any practice they choose.
● Space fills quickly, it is important to make an appointment soon.
● See attached flyer for locations, some are close by.

Please make sure to keep your appointment! 

You may also contact the school nurse for more information on finding participating Dentists and how to make an appointment.


El mes de febrero 2021 se celebran los dias de Dale una Sonrisa a la Niñez! en Nueva Jersey Cuidados Dentales para cualquier niño de menos de 12 años de edad.

● GRATIS para niños menores de 12 años de edad
● Niños pueden tener un reviso de los dientes, limpieza, rayos-X y fluoruro o sellantes
● Algunos locales también arreglaran muelas y pueden hacer extracción
● Si el niño necesita más cuidados dentales le recomendaran una clínica local
● Deben de hacer cita. Las citas se llenan pronto.
● Algunos Dentistas están cerca, vea el folleto 

Por favor mantenga su cita!

Puede ponerse en contacto con la enfermera de la escuela para más información cómo localizar 

Dentistas para hacer su cita.





The Westfield Regional Health Department is offering the Vaccines For Adults Program
Available vaccines are:
*Hepatitis A
*Hepatitis B
*Influenza (in season)
To be eligible, individuals must meet one of the following criteria:
*has no health insurance
*health insurance covers no part of vaccine cost
Interested persons should contact the Westfield Regional Health Department to determine if they meet these guidelines and whether the vaccine would be appropriate for them to receive.
Please contact Laura Scanlon, RN, MS at 908-789-4070 ext. 4074 to schedule an appointment.
Summit Public Schools Health Office Update

Due to the increase in community transmission, NJ is currently at an Orange Matrix Level or High Risk for COVID-19 transmission, therefore the NJ Department of Health updated their guidelines on the exclusion criteria when students and/or family members  are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 which could include any of the following:
  • Fever or chills; Cough; Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing; Fatigue; Muscle or body aches; Headache; New loss of taste or smell; Sore Throat; Congestion or runny nose; Nausea or vomiting; Diarrhea.
Please note that a NEGATIVE COVID TEST is now the required document to return to school for any child experiencing symptoms of COVID-19. 

Household contacts of someone who is ill with symptoms of COVID-19

The new Summit illness policy has recently changed based on the new Department of Health guidelines.

If a parent, sibling, or other household contact of a student is experiencing any symptoms of COVID-19, the student must stay home and quarantine for 14 days or until a negative COVID-19 test is provided for the parent, sibling, or household contact. 

Again, students who are family members or household contacts of an individual with COVID-19 symptoms should quarantine for 14 days or until the ill individual tests negative for COVID-19.

Please contact your child's school nurse with any questions.

La nueva política de enfermedad de Summit ha cambiado recientemente según las nuevas pautas (guías) del Departamento de Salud.

Si el padre, hermano u otra persona que vive en el hogar de un estudiante experimenta algún síntoma de COVID-19, el estudiante debe permanecer en casa y estar en cuarentena durante 14 días o hasta que se proporcione una prueba de COVID-19 negativa para el padre, hermano o familia. 

Nuevamente, los estudiantes que son miembros de la familia o contactos del hogar de una persona con síntomas de COVID-19 deben ser puestos en cuarentena durante 14 días o hasta que la persona enferma dé negativo en COVID-19.

Por favor ponerse en contacto con la enfermera escolar de su hijo/a con cualquier pregunta.
Summit Public Schools Health Office Update

"When your child is absent due to illness"

The Summit illness policy has recently changed based on the new Department of Health guidelines.

Please see below what is required for return to school when your child is sick.
  • Please call your Pediatrician. Your doctor can examine your child. Please note that a negative Covid test is now required in order for your child to return to school. Your child's siblings must also remain home from school until your child is tested and results are obtained.
  • If the test is negative , your child can come to school once they are symptom free AND fever free for 24 hours (without any fever reducing medication).Your child's siblings may also return to school at that time.
  • If the test is positive, your child will need to isolate for 10 days from the start of the symptoms and your family will need to quarantine at home for 14 days.
  • If your doctor does not want to perform a COVID-19 test, then your child must remain home for 10 days and any siblings remain home for 14 days.

Please also continue to fill out the Summit Health Office Illness Reporting Form.

Feel free to contact your child's school nurse with any questions or concerns.

La política de enfermedad de Summit ha cambiado recientemente según las nuevas reglas y guía del Departamento de Salud. 

Consulte a continuación lo que se requiere para volver a la escuela si su hijo/a está enfermo/a.
  • Llame a su pediatra. Su médico puede examinar a su hijo. Tenga en cuenta que ahora se requiere una prueba Covid negativa para que su hijo regrese a la escuela. Los hermanos de su hijo también deben permanecer en casa y no ir a la escuela hasta que se obtengan los resultados de la prueba del covid de su hijo/a que está enfermo.
  • Si la prueba es negativa , su hijo puede venir a la escuela una vez que esté libre de síntomas y sin fiebre durante 24 horas (sin ningún medicamento para reducir la fiebre). Los hermanos de su hijo también pueden regresar a la escuela en ese momento.
  • Si la prueba es positiva , su hijo deberá aislarse durante 10 días desde el inicio de los síntomas y su familia deberá permanecer en cuarentena en casa durante 14 días.
  • Si su médico no quiere realizar una prueba de COVID-19, entonces su hijo debe permanecer en casa durante 10 días y los hermanos deben permanecer en casa durante 14 días.
Por favor de completar el formulario- Summit Health Office Illness Reporting Form ESPANOL
Did you know that.....

- Bacteria are becoming increasingly resistant to antibiotics. 
- As a result infections are harder to treat.
- Seek advice from a qualified healthcare professional before taking antibiotics.
- Antibiotic resistance leads to longer hospital stays, higher medical costs and increased mortality.
- Always follow the advice of your health care provider.
- Always finish prescribed antibiotics even when feeling better.
- Never share antibiotics with other family members.

For more helpful information, click on the links below:
Information from the CDC
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. 
For more information, click on the links below:

Genesis Parent Portal

Click the link to access the Genesis Parent Portal
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.

Featuring our very own Gavin Colucci!

SPARC'ling Evening of Spontaneity
Saturday, February 27th

SPARC'ling Evening of Spontaneity is a YouTube Live event that promises to be packed with comedy, music and audience participation! The program includes emcee, Rob Schiffmann, talented Summit students and a current Broadway star!

In lieu of silent or reverse auctions, we have created individual sponsor packages that include (depending on the level) a three-course dinner for two, Prosecco and wines, a cheese platter, decadent chocolates, and a beautiful floral centerpiece, all provided by local Summit businesses!

So, your ticket to SPARC'ling Evening not only supports the performing arts, it supports these local businesses:

Cambridge Wines
Polycarp Flowers
Summit Cheese Shoppe
Sweet Nothings

And we're proud to announce the following Corporate Sponsors who are so generously supporting this event, and the performing arts!

Platinum Sponsors
Harbour Bridge Consultants
Harbour Bridge Wealth Management Advisors

Gold Sponsors
Armadillo Creative
CWI Design
Downstage Media
Lois Schneider Realty

Silver Sponsors
Cording Landscaping
Lear Bray Team
Millburn Orthodontics
Peapack-Gladstone Bank
Pete Coviello Jr, LLC
Rosen, Kelly, Conway Architects
Smythe Volvo
Summit Frame & Art
The Valuzzi Group
TVG Construction

Sponsor packages start at $75 per live stream access.

Virtual Art Therapy for Parents

The Visual Arts Center of NJ is holding virtual Art Therapy sessions for parents on the following Thursdays: February 25th, March 4th, 11th, 18th, 25th, from 7-8pm. The cost is $25 a session

Visual Arts Center of New Jersey
68 Elm Street, Summit, NJ 07901
(908) 273-9121

For questions, or information on purchasing your lawn sign, donating to SEF, or sponsoring the event please contact Abby Horev at or Jen Salzman at
2021 Spring Baseball & Softball

Spring Rec includes K - 9th grade
Preschoolers are eligible if age 5 by April 1, 2021

Register today!

Any questions, please email:

Summit Junior Baseball & Softball
PO Box 59, Summit, NJ 07902
Questions should be addressed to: