PTO Weekly News & Updates

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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:
9/28 No School (Yom Kippur)
10/2 Spirit Day
10/19 Single Session

No School Today
in celebration of Yom Kippur

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.
Parking Lot Procedure

Please take a moment to familiarize yourself with parking lot procedure. Adherence to this procedure ensures the safety of all our students.

Join the Jefferson PTO Today!

Unfortunately, due to the pandemic, we are unable to host many of our fundraising events, including our largest, most exciting event - Fall Festival. Because of this, we need your support more than ever!

Our main goal this year is to help the students, families, and staff of Jefferson School directly by providing important necessities that many of us take for granted. More details to follow soon. Please consider this when making your donation, and mark on the membership form if you would like a portion of your donation to support this cause directly.

Some initiatives that we have accomplished already include providing the teachers a welcome back lunch, securing two canopy tents for outdoor classroom use, and providing empty travel hand sanitizers to our Jefferson children who did not have any. Other initiatives we have planned for this year are Teacher Appreciation Week, supplying Jefferson with masks for children who do not have one, providing Jefferson masks for our teachers, and more! But we need your help to accomplish our goals!

We appreciate your help and love for our Jaguar family!

4th & 5th Grade Band & Orchestra

Please click on the link below to review updated details regarding the 4th & 5th grade band and orchestra programs for this school year:

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
Flu Vaccines are available already, call your healthcare provider or local pharmacy to make your appointment.

It's that time again to get ahead of the flu season this fall! Getting a flu vaccine is more important than ever during 2020-2021 to protect yourself and your family from the flu, and to help reduce the strain on healthcare systems responding to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

The FLU vaccine is also required for children 6 mos to age 5 if they are attending preschool or daycare in New Jersey. Call your child's pediatrician to make your appointment now!

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.
Most importantly, 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.

More information: "Keep me Home Sick if..." and "Dejame en Casa Si..."(for the Spanish version). CDC information on  FLU here.


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. 

Symptoms of COVID-19 (Spanish)

September is Library Card Sign-Up Month at the Summit Free Public Library

Anyone who hasn't already gotten a library card should come in and sign up! You'll need something showing their current address (driver's license, current bill, lease, etc). You can call the circulation desk if you have questions: 908-273-0350

Please read below for Library rules and regulations due to COVID-19: