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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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drama students dancing on a stageDrama Club to Perform ‘Newsies’ March 7-10

The Schalmont High School Drama Club will be performing the amazing, thrilling and inspirational hit musical, Disney’s “Newsies,” on Thursday, March 7, through Sunday, March 10, in the high school auditorium. Seize the Day!


Two female students holding artworkYearbook cover design winners announced

Congratulations to first and second place yearbook contest winners Mia Soehl and Mary Webb. Their winning artwork will be featured on the front and back cover of this year’s Jefferson Elementary yearbook. Read more about the winners.

Cold weather reminders for families

As extreme cold lingers and sub-zero wind chills are expected overnight and into tomorrow, the Schalmont Central School District will be closely monitoring the weather conditions. Read more

Board adopts Budget Development Calendar

As members of the Schalmont Central School District community, all residents are encouraged to participate in any number of budget planning events that will be taking place during the next few months. More details for each event will be posted closer to the date. Come learn about the process, share your ideas, and have your questions answered. View the calendar.

Kindergarten orientation for 2019-20

Jefferson Elementary School is having an orientation presentation for the parents of our Kindergarten Class of 2019-20 on Monday, March 18, 2019, 6:30 p.m.
In order to ensure you receive the paperwork necessary to pre-register your child, parents of eligible children are asked to contact the school at 518-355-1342 ext 5080.


Elementary aged students sitting behind piles of candyA 'world' of knowledge on  a pumpkin

During the month of October, Mrs. Schiavo’s third grade class learned about world communities and their cultures. Their project included creating a pumpkin design that represented their country. Read more about the pumpkin project.




Elementary aged students sitting behind piles of candyStudents donate nearly 100 lbs of candy to area groups

Jefferson students and 5th grade classes were encouraged to donate ten pieces of Halloween candy for our annual Candy Buyback Program. We collected a record six copy paper boxes of candy! Read more about the candy buy back program.


Schalmont shows progress in NYS assessment scores

The State Education Department released the results of the 2018 Grades 3-8 English language arts (ELA) and math tests which were administered in the spring. Read more about assessments.

Calendar cover for 2017-18 school yearPrinted calendars are provided to all Schalmont families with students currently enrolled in our schools. Click here to download a copy [PDF]

Important back-to-school events

Parents of Schalmont students already have, or will soon receive, printed calendars, but in the meantime you can download a digital copy by clicking here and find out how you can get news of important dates, cancellations, or changes right on your phone!
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From the principals: Welcome back to Jefferson!

We hope that everyone enjoyed a safe and enjoyable summer. We would like to extend a special welcome to our new families who have registered their children in our school this summer. We are also excited to welcome our new group of Kindergarten students who will be starting elementary school for the very first time in September. We also look forward to reconnecting with students and families who will be returning to Jefferson. Read more from the principals.

2018-19 supply lists for Jefferson Elementary School

These are the lists of supplies students are asked to have for instruction at the start of the 2018-19 school year  Click here for the lists

Schalmont students sing with Honor Choir

Over four days during the month of August, 30 Schalmont students participated in the American Choral Directors Association Summer Honor Choir. Read more about Honor Choir.

New student registration information

 New students can be registered at the high school, district office, or Jefferson Elementary, regardless of the grade they are entering. Click here for registration information.

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

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


• Proposed budget preserves program, staff; increases security, student support

 District budget vote and board election is May 15, 2018

• On-campus bus facility would come at no tax increase to the community

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