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Joby Gifford, Principal
Jacqueline Gordon, Assistant Principal
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Jefferson student boy making a funny face as he gets off bus

Life at Jefferson

Jefferson Elementary School is full of eager students and great staff doing wonderful things. Check out what an average day looks like.

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Students will be released early on October 6, 2017

According to State Education Department guidelines, all school districts in New York State are required to conduct annual drills to exercise their School Emergency Management Plan. Click here to see the early release times for each school

Makerspace 2017-18 schedule available

Schalmont's Makerspace has a number of amazing events and activities planned for the 2017-18 school year, including events for Jefferson Mini Makers. Click here for a schedule of events

Back-to-school newsletter from Mr. Gifford

We are off to a great start to a new school year. As our first newsletter will come out at the end of the month, this letter will provide some updates. Read the full letter

Professional Development Days focus on the future

Superintendent Carol Pallas welcomed new and returning teachers and staff to a new school year, asking that this year the district focuses on the future and how they can best prepare their students for it. Click here to learn more about this year's goals

Letter to Community from Schalmont Superintendent on 2017-18 school year

It’s hard to believe that it is almost time to start another school year! The 2017-18 academic year gets underway Thursday, Sept. 7 for grades 1-12 and Friday, Sept. 8 for our kindergarten students. Between now and then, our staff is busy preparing for another great year! Click here to read the full letter from Dr. Carol Pallas

Letter to Parents from Jefferson Elementary School

Welcome back to Jefferson Elementary School! We would like to extend a special welcome to each of our 120 new kindergarten students. For students in first grade through fourth grade, our first day of school is scheduled for Thursday, September 7, 2017. Click here to read the full letter

Register online for "Race Back to School" 5K Run/Walk

You can register online for the "Race Back to School" 5K Run/Walk being held at Schalmont CSD on Saturday,September 16, 2017.  Click here to learn how you can sign up

2017-18 supply lists for Jefferson Elementary School

These are the lists of supplies students are asked to have for instruction at the start of the 2017-18 school year  Click here for the complete list

Fourth Grade Class honored during Moving Up Ceremony

Fourth Grade students at Jefferson Elementary School celebrate moving up a grade with their parents and teachers. Click here for the full story.

Schalmont's walk/ride distance establishment vote postponed

The June 15 vote to establish walk/ride distances for students has been postponed. Read more about the decision here.

Please take Schalmont's Technology & Learning Survey

We are asking parents to fill out our Technology & Learning questionnaire. Click here to get started.

Turn off TV events

Check out the free family fun nights the Jefferson PTO has planned several events throughout the month. view event schedule

When the weather outside is frightful...

When winter weather arrives, the Schalmont Central School District has established criteria for deciding whether to close school for the day, cancel afternoon and evening activities, or dismiss students earlier than normal. Learn more about the process

Sign up for Tools for Schools

Sign up for Price Chopper's Tools for Schools and help Jefferson Elementary earn points to get needed equipment for free such as school supplies, musical instruments, and playground equipment. All you have to do is sign up by entering your Price Chopper card number and the school's code, which is 16008.

Safety procedures at Jefferson

The front doors at Jefferson Elementary School facing Princetown Road are only being used for student arrival and dismissal each day. These doors will remain locked at all other times. All student drop offs, pickups, and parent visitors should enter the building via the primary office accessed by Ford Avenue. Learn more

DISTRICT HEADLINES

 Schalmont's Board of Education adopts 2017-18 budget proposal

 District budget vote and board election is May 16, 2017

• Free, reduced meal applications available

District procedures for school closings and delays

Parents: access your student's academic information online

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