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24-Hour Attendance Line


Regular School Hours:

1st-5th grade:
8:15 AM to 3:00 PM
Lunch Period 1 - 
11:05 AM - 12:05 PM

Lunch Period 2 - 
11:35 AM - 12:35 PM

Lunch Period 3 - 
12:05 PM - 1:05 PM

AM Kindergarten
8:15 AM to 11:05 AM
PM Kindergarten
12:05 PM to 3:00 PM

Student Late Arrival
Instructional Schedule
AM Kindergarten 
9:15 AM to 11:40 AM
PM Kindergarten
12:40 PM to 3:00 PM
Grades 1 - 5
9:15 AM to 3:00 PM

Parent Links

Quick Links

Office Contacts

Weber, Leslie
Moore, Cynthia
Lead Secretary
Kirchhoff, Leslie
Assistant Secretary
Gerali, Mariah


Important Dates

February 9 Kindergarten Registration - 9:00-11:00 AM
February 10 Kindergarten Registration - 12:30-3:00 PM
February 15 Presidents' Day - No School
February 26 Second Trimester Ends
March 2 Student Late Arrival

Jefferson "Tiger News"


The annual Illinois 5Essentials Survey is administered online by the University of Chicago, on behalf of the Illinois State Board of Education. The State will only provide survey results for individual schools if a school has at least 20 percent of parents take the survey. If you have children attending more than one school, District 205 asks that you complete the survey for each school. Each survey takes about ten minutes. All survey responses will be kept confidential.

To take this short survey:

  1. Visit Parent Survey Illinois 5Essentials at
  2. Begin typing and then select Dupage County as the location.
  3. Begin typing the school's name into the school field and then select your child’s school from the drop-down box.

Thank you in advance for your participation in supporting our schools' continuous improvement process. The survey will remain open until March 11, 2016.


Enrollment for 2016-17 incoming kindergarteners and first grade students new to Elmhurst Community Unit School District 205 will take place on Tuesday, February 9, 2016 from 9:00 to 11:00 AM and on Wednesday, February 10, from 12:30 to 3:00 PM at the school of attendance serving their home address. On Thursday, February 11, from 4:00 to 7:00 PM, enrollment will only be offered at Conrad Fischer School (for Fischer students) and at the District 205 Center, 162 S. York (serving all District 205 elementary schools).


Students must be five years old on or before September 1, 2016, to be enrolled in kindergarten. (The student’s original birth certificate must be submitted as proof.) During the February enrollment, parents/guardians must present three proofs of residency. Additionally, a photo I.D. of the person enrolling the student must be produced for identification purposes.


For a complete list of enrollment procedures, acceptable proofs of residency and additional forms, please see the New Student Enrollment page linked from the District 205 homepage. Parents may contact the District 205 Center at 630-617-4783 to obtain the name and location of the elementary school that serves their home address.


Congratulations to Ms. Elena Krzysik, Jefferson School Kindergarten teacher recognized as Star Educator for December! On January 20, Ms. Krzysik was surprised to learn that he was nominated by a parent for the Star Educator Award from Kickoff for Kids. 

The parent said:

I think any parent of a first time kindergartener is nervous when her child starts school. I was no exception... and on top of that I knew my son was going to be a hard nut to crack. He is sensitive, and terrible at changes in any routine. He had been going to the same preschool for the last 3 years, and it took him at least 6 months to really acclimate there, so I was definitely nervous with him starting public education as well. 

And true to form, he had a very difficult time adjusting to school. He was in tears every day, and not even those initial 5 minute tears because Mom is leaving, oh no. Not those tears. Those tears I can handle. They were the disrupting class, anxious that he wasn't doing the right thing, not knowing the rules of the class, never had oral didactic teaching before type of panic tears that he had, which absolutely broke my heart. 

I was afraid that I was going to be told he had an issue, he's not mature enough for kindergarten, etc. But Mrs. Krzysik was something else. She immediately could sense that he needed some extra attention to just get to know him, and my goodness how quickly she got to understand him, whereas there have been other teachers that have never been able to figure him out, because he is that outside of the box kid. She has 21 kids in that class for 3 hours, and yet she took the time to understand what his anxieties were, and what the root cause of his reactions were, and because of that he turned himself around in a matter of 2weeks. 

I firmly believe that if she had not taken that time he would be continuing the way he was today. I feel more than blessed for my son to start off his public school career with this amazing, caring teacher who didn't just see the surface of who my son is, but really dug deep to truly understand him so that he can be the confident, happy boy he is now to go to kindergarten. Thank you, Mrs. Krzysik for your time and your love for the kindergarteners at Jefferson!

The award was presented by Karin Dochoff, Project Manager for Kickoff for Kids. Kickoff for Kids (KoK) is an Elmhurst-based charity that raises funds for initiatives that support children in our community. This initiative seeks to recognize local educators whose hard work makes a difference in the lives of children.

This award was established to recognize the outstanding service of local public and private school elementary educators. Award recipients are nominated by community members, parents, students or peers and are selected based on performance, including the demonstration of exceptional commitment to children. Nominations are due by the 10th of each month.

Congratulations to Jefferson School on this recognition! For more information on Kickoff for Kids and the Star Educator Award, visit


City of Elmhurst Parking News

The City of Elmhurst has been working with Jefferson School officials to evaluate traffic concerns in your neighborhood as it relates to student drop-off and pick-up. These changes will aid in ...more

Author Visit

In February, Jefferson students will have the privilege of meeting and listening to children’s author, Amy Logan. Ms. Logan has written two books from “A Girl with a Cape” series. A letter was sent ...more


We are looking to locate potential kindergartners for the 2016-2017 school year. Eligible students must be 5 years of age on or before September 1, 2011. If you have a child who may be eligible, ...more

Weather-Related Late Start or School Closing

With the record snowfall we experienced recently, now is the time to remind yourself of the various ways District 205 announces school closings and late start openings resulting from inclement ...more

Expanded Snack for Fourth & Fifth Grade

In an effort to provide a safe and healthy environment for all of our students, we are providing you with information to help students with food allergies avoid exposure to allergens. A food allergy ...more


In order to address overcrowding issues in some school lunchrooms, as well as improving lunch supervision and playground safety, there will now be three lunch periods at all elementary schools:

Lunch ...more

Late Arrival Dates 2015-2016

Student Late Arrival Days for Elementary are follows:

September 2, October 14, November 4, December 2, January 6, February 3, March 2, April 6, May 4.


Parents or guardians are expected to schedule vacations during the summer or on school holidays. If this is not possible parents/guardians must submit a written request to the principal two weeks in ...more

Box Tops for Education

This year, our school will be continuing in the Box Tops for Education program. Clipping Box Tops is an easy way for you to help our schools buy what it needs. Box Tops are each worth 10 cents and ...more

2015-2016 Elementary Handbook

This handbook is designed to provide parents and guardians of Ellmhurst Public School District 205 elemenatary students with an introduction to a variety of topics, practices and procedures that are ...more

Safety in our Schools

Student Emergency Procedures

Elmhurst Community Unit School District 205 continues to refine its crisis response planning and to be vigilant about the safety of its students and staff. Following ...more

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Events Calendar

Mrs. Krzysik Named Star Educator

District 205 News


Board Meeting Dates



At Jefferson School our mission is to create a learning environment where students, parents and staff work together to achieve educational excellence.

Student Council Food Drive

Student Council Food Drive

Birthday Book News

Because we no longer have birthday treats in the classrooms (too many allergies!), a good alternative is donating a birthday book to our school library. For all of the details, go to the "Birthday ...more

Parents' Response to Intervention (RtI)


Please click on the above link to view Parents' frequently asked questions on the response to Intervention (RtI)

Type to Learn

District 205 has provided a keyboarding curriculum for our upper grade students. This program, Type to Learn 4, will be practiced by students within the regular school day four days per week for 15 ...more

Weather Related Late Start Information

Classes may start two hours later than usual during emergency conditions

District 205 has implemented a late start plan as an alternative to cancelling school for an entire day due to an emergency ...more