Announcements

9/25/20: Parent Newsletter from Ms. Richardson

9/18/20: Parent Newsletter from Ms. Richardson

9/11/20: Parent Newsletter from Ms. Richardson

9/6/20: NWEA Testing begins Tuesday 9/8. Testing will take place in Advisory at 9:00am. Below is the schedule students will follow for the day once testing is finished in the morning:

Advisory

9:00 AM

10:58 AM

1

11:00 AM

11:30 AM

2

11:32 AM

12:02 AM

3

12:04 AM

12:34  PM

LUNCH

12:34 AM

1:04 PM

4

1:06  PM

1:36 PM

5

1:38 PM

2:08 PM

6

2:10  PM

2:40 PM

7

2:44 PM

3:20 PM

8

3:24 PM

4:00 PM


9/4/20: Parent Newsletter from Ms. Richardson 

8/27/20: 
Here are some links to videos that might be helpful navigating some of the e-learning sites:
Google Classroom: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JqxCfihxEVw
Turning in assignments in Google Classroom: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o4JeCTfhvnI
Canvas Parent Tutorial (not all teachers are using Canvas) : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t-5sWZODhY8

8/19/20: E-learning will continue as scheduled today, however, all athletic practices will be canceled at Jefferson. Practices will resume tomorrow on 8/20/20.

4/17/20: High School Summer School info for 8th graders
8th graders have the opportunity to get some high school credits done this summer if you choose. Incoming 9th graders can sign up to take Health and/or PE during summer school. This is optional, not required.
If you are interested in taking either of these courses, use this link to sign up:
Here are the details:
Session 1 is 6/8-6/26 (8:00am-12:00pm) and will be online only.
Session 2 is 7/6-7/24 (8:00am-12:00pm) and is not yet determined if it will be online or in person
You can enroll now through 6/2. Please keep in mind that priority will be given to seniors who need these credits to graduate. You can go ahead and sign up if you are interested and if spots are available then your student will be placed in the class.

3/16/20: 2020-2021 Course Selection

Any current 6th or 7th grade student who has not yet turned in a course selection sheet for 2020-2021 elective classes can fill out the form on google. Please use this link. If a selection sheet has already been turned in, please do not complete the google form. If you have any questions about scheduling, please email Mrs. Fuller (jfuller@sb.school)
https://forms.gle/pvgDMKMn55zoZ17f8

2/7/20: Black History Month Movie Club. 

As part of our celebration of Black History Month, we will be having 2 after school movie specials. Students are invited to stay for one or both movies and participate in the discussion following the movie. Both events will end at 6:15 and students need to have a ride arranged to pick them up.

On Wednesday February 12th we will be watching “Brian Banks” (PG-13)

The inspirational true story of Brian Banks, an all-American high school football star who finds his life upended when he's wrongly convicted of a crime he didn't commit. Despite the lack of evidence, Banks gets railroaded through a broken justice system and sentenced to a decade of prison and probation. Years later, with the support of Justin Brooks and the California Innocence Project, Banks fights to reclaim his life and fulfill his dreams of playing in the NFL.

On Wednesday February 26th we will be watching “Harriet” (PG-13)

From her escape from slavery through the dangerous missions she led to liberate hundreds of slaves through the Underground Railroad, the story of heroic abolitionist Harriet Tubman is told.

Students must have a permission slip completed in order to attend.




1/23/20
: Spirit Wear is on sale again. The sale runs through Feb 16th and items will be delivered to the school 3 weeks after that. Use this link to order: https://www.selectspiritwear.com/shop4/pc/viewCategories.asp?idCategory=1261

New Pop-Up Club Starting: The Anime Pop-Up Club will be meeting Feb 18, 20, 25, & 27 from 4:00-5:30. Permission slips are now available to anyone who is interested. Spots are limited and transportation is not provided. 

This club is for anime lovers of all kinds!  Club activities will include:

  • A day of debate where students will share their opinions and be able to defend their choices.  

  • A question and answer session. 

  • A day to create our own anime with storyline, characters, etc. 

  • A day to design our own personal anime character with a storyline.



1/5/20 
WINTER SPORTS 2 UPDATE:

Girls Basketball: Tryouts will be held Thursday 1/9 after school until 6:00. (This is a new date). In order to try out, girls must have a completed physical, online FamilyID registration and $20 insurance fee paid.
Wrestling: The first practice will be Wednesday 1/8 after school until 6:00. All students who are participating must have a completed physical, online FamilyID registration and $20 insurance fee paid.

Activity buses will be available to take students home.
Please visit the athletics tab on the Jefferson website (jefferson.sb.school) if you need to download forms or register on FamilyID.


12/13/19 BOYS BASKETBALL UPDATES:
The boys will be play their first playoff game on Monday December 16th at Navarre. Tip will be at 5:30
Boys Basketball pictures will be on Monday afternoon. Order forms will be sent home with the players today.

12/1/19 DECEMBER/JANUARY BULLDOG BROADCAST
The December/January issue of the school newsletter is now available HERE.

11/26/19 YEARBOOK CLUB

Mrs. Trout is starting up the 2019-2020 Yearbook Club. Any student who is interested in being a part of the club that designs this year's yearbook needs to bring in a completed permission slip. Permission slips are available from Mrs. Trout or in Mrs. Fuller's room. The club will meet on Thursdays and alternate morning and afternoon. The first meeting will be 12/5 at 8:15 am. The next week will be 12/12 after school until 5:15. Transportation will not be provided.

11/21/19 SPIRIT WEAR SALE
It's our Winter Blitz Spirit Wear Sale!!! 
We have a new web store that just opened and is taking orders through Monday. We realize it's a short ordering window but we want to make sure the items are here before we leave for winter break. Only online ordering is available at:
https://www.selectspiritwear.com/shop4/pc/viewCategories.asp?idCategory=1261&fbclid=IwAR1J8smiVHSqvO_fbLi-lMP3O8fD_eUBewOzdGXKGLmoTY9YieYNjQPii4Y

11/20/19 
Lockout Discipline Procedures
If a student is locked out, they will get their name written down and then a pass to class. The following system will be put in place regarding the number of lockouts students get. 

We will begin using the following system:
4 Lockouts = Detention
8 Lockouts = Detention
12 Lockouts = ISS

After 12 lockouts, it will restart. Every quarter we will reset the numbers back to zero. 
Any questions please contact Mr. Hardman (joryhardman@sb.school)


11/8/19 - Cooking/Baking Pop-Up Club -
All of the spots for the first cooking/baking Pop-Up Club have been filled. However, we are still collecting the permission slips and keeping track of who is interested. If we are able to offer another cooking/baking club, those students will have priority. We are still encouraging students to turn in the forms so we know who has interest in what topics and we can will try our best to make those accomodations.

11/7/19 - Tardy Policy - 
Starting Friday 11/8, Jefferson will be implementing a new tardy policy. This policy was communicated to students during town hall meetings this week. When the tardy bell rings for each class period, classroom doors will be shut and any student not in class will report to the Bulldog Den. Those students will be given a writing assignment and this assignment must be completed as their "ticket" back to class. The assignment will have the student address why they were late and what they can do in order to be on time in the future. Once the assignment is completed they will be released back to class and be marked "tardy" in attendance. Every class period that a student is late, they will report to the Bulldog Den and complete the same assignment.
Our administration is doing this to help our students recognize the importance of getting to class on time and making the most of the instructional time they have. We need our students to be learning the entire 41 minutes that they are in class and tardiness is a deterrent to this, for both the tardy student and those in class who were on time. 
If a student has an emergency or a medical reason they need to use the bathroom, they should first talk to their teacher to get a pass. Exceptions for those with IEP or 504 accommodations will be handled appropriately. 
If you have any questions please feel free to contact the school office. 574-393-4100


11/7/19 - Magnet School Open House -
Jefferson will hosts it's annual Open House on Tuesday December 3rd from 5:30-7:00. This open house is for families who are considering applying for the traditional magnet program at Jefferson for the 2020-2021 school year. 

11/7/19 - Picture Retake Day - Picture Retake Day will be November 21st in the morning (9:30-11:00)

11/5/19 - High School Shadowing (for 8th grade students)

Here are the links to sign up for high school shadowing. Please read all of the information. These forms are to be filled out by parents only:
Washington H.S.http://washington.sb.school/prospective_student_visits
Riley H.S.http://riley.sb.school/cms/one.aspx?pageId=15812651
Adams. H.S.https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfEmZZ0oUk4MGdcVut9k4x5qCkE5-BMXITJSPFBucON872TeQ/viewform
Clay. H.S. - please call 393-4900 for shadowing information


11/4/19 - Clubs Update:  
Entrepreneurship Club: Due to the election, the start date for the Entrepreneurship Club is being moved back to November 12th. The club meets at 8:00am on Tuesdays. Permission slips are still available in the office or Mrs. Fuller's room.
Pop-Up Club: Cooking/Baking: Our first Pop-Up Club will be Cooking & Baking. Meeting dates will be Thursday November 14th (Tacos) and Thursday November 21st (Thanksgiving dessert & craft). These meetings will be after school until 6:00. Students who are staying must have their own transportation home, the activity bus will not be available. Spots are limited to the first 20 to sign up! Permission slips are available in the office or in Mrs. Fuller's room and must be turned in by November 12th.

11/1/19 - Options for 8th Grade Students when deciding on what high school to attend:

Option 1: Attend your "zone" school. If this is you, you do not need to do anything, or fill out an application.
Option 2: Go to any "magnet" school. If this is you, fill out a magnet application online between November 1 and December 15
Option 3: Go to a "non-zoned" school. If this is you, fill out an open enrollment application online between November 1 and December 15.

11/1/19 - High School Information Nights
- Attention 8th grade students! This is your opportunity to visit high schools, in person, to gain an
understanding of the building layout AND particular high school rules.
Clay High School - November 5th 6:00pm
Adams High School - November 6th 6:00pm
Washington High School - November 7th 6:00pm
Riley High School - November 19th 6:00pm

10/30/19 -  
Entrepreneurship Club Starting November 5th: For students interested in learning about starting a business, the RCLC Youth Entrepreneurship Club will be offered at Jefferson on Tuesday mornings from 8:00-8:50.
The Robinson Community Learning Center Youth Entrepreneurship team introduces students in grades 6th-12th to the world of business and entrepreneurship through both theoretical and practical business applications.
Students explore a variety of competencies with the aim of improving student critical thinking abilities, research skills, and ability to read for comprehension and synthesis. While working on student-generated business plans, students will develop a business from the idea to implementation stages. Through this process they will tackle difficult topics, including financial literacy and public speaking.
Students who are interested can pick up permission slips in the Main Office or in the Guidance Office.

10/29/19 - Shadowing the IB Program at Adams High School -   
For current 8th grade students who are interested in shadowing an IB student at Adams High School, here is the information:

1. This is the form to use to register. Parents need to complete this, not the student:  https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfEmZZ0oUk4MGdcVut9k4x5qCkE5-BMXITJSPFBucON872TeQ/viewform
2. Students and families can select an ambassador to visit with, but the ambassador must meet specific schedule, grade, and attendance requirements before being allowed to host, so a student will not necessarily get their first choice. Ambassadors must be taking pre-IB classes (honors and honors advanced-level), have good attendance, and not be failing or suspended.
3. Students and families can select specific dates to visit, but may not get their first choice.

10/29/19 - Clubs Starting Soon - We are currently gathering and sharing information for clubs that will begin soon. We have been talking about this with students during weekly town hall meetings and over the announcements. Students should pick up information and fill out permission slips for the clubs they are interested in.
Yarn Club - starting 11/5, meets Tuesday & Thursday mornings 8:00-8:50
Entrepreneurial Club - starting 11/5, meets Tuesdays from 8:00-8:50
Gentlemen, Women & Scholars - meets Tuesdays from 9:00-9:45
6th Grade Math Club - meets during 6th grade lunch
Pop-Up Club - this club varies on topic and dates but will meet on some Thursdays and Fridays. Topics will vary and may include cooking, DIY projects, photography, art, painting, robotics, etc. Students who are interested in any other those should fill out a permission slip indicating their interests and then listen for announcements about dates. 

10/28/19 - Fall Sports Awards Reception will be held on Wednesday November 6th from 6:00-7:00pm. Team and Individual awards will be handed out as well as any sports pictures that were ordered.

10/28/19 - RAKE-A-DIFFERENCE will be held on Saturday November 2nd from 9:00am to 12:00pm. This is a great opportunity for Jefferson to work together to serve the neighborhood by raking leaves for those who need help. We will meet at school and then break up in groups to walk to different locations. Parents are invited and encouraged to help too! Please bring your own rakes and come dressed for the weather.

10/25/19 - Garden Club will begin meeting on Tuesday, October 29th. Please see Mrs. Streeter with any questions. kstreeter@sb.school




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