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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 
9:45 AM to 11:55 AM

PM Kindergarten
12:55 PM to 3:00 PM

Grades 1 - 5
9:45 AM to 3:00 PM

Parent Links

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Office Contacts

Weber, Leslie
Guerino, Michelle
Lead Secretary
Kirchhoff, Leslie
Assistant Secretary
Gasso, Mariah


Author Gordon Korman Visits Jefferson

Jefferson "Tiger News"


August 17, 2018

Dear Jefferson Families,

What a wonderful first week of school! We were very busy this week and it was so nice to see the students excited to be back. Classrooms were busy organizing, getting to know each other and developing their learning environments.

Our fifth grade student ambassadors did a fantastic job Thursday evening at New Family Night! These students gave tours of Jefferson to our new families and it was a great success!

Thank you to the PTA for a fantastic welcome back breakfast and first PTA meeting. We had a fabulous turnout and I appreciate everyone’s commitment to our school and students.

Our first late arrival will be on Wednesday, August 29th. This is a time for our teachers to do some professional learning collaboratively.
The schedule for late arrival is as follows: 
9:37 First Bell
9:40 Teachers greet students and bring them into school
9:45 School begins

AM Kindergarten: 9:45-11:55am 
PM Kindergarten: 12:55-3:00pm

Reminders from the Office
Please make sure to call the office or email Michelle Guerino
(, if there is a change in pick up for your child. She will make sure to get the message to the classroom teacher.

If your child is going home for lunch, please send a note with your child that day. Students are to check in to the office prior to leaving the building for lunch as well as when they return from lunch. You may pick up your child outside the main door, you do not need to sign them out if they are returning after lunch.

Curriculum Night
Curriculum Night at Jefferson will be Thursday, August 30th. This is an important evening where you will learn information about curriculum, classroom procedures, report cards, etc. This night is for parents only, we ask that children do not attend.

If you have a child in REACH, Mrs. Sellers will be presenting her information at the beginning of the evening. This information only pertains to families that have a student currently in the REACH program.

Mrs. Weber will be presenting important information this evening as well. Please join one of the sessions to learn about Standards Based Reporting, Readers Workshop, as well as other information in regards to Jefferson.

Classroom teachers will be presenting their information twice in order to be available for families with multiple children.

The schedule for the evening is as follows:
5:30-6:00pm REACH Presentation or Mrs. Weber’s Presentation
6:05-6:35pm Classroom Teacher Session #1
6:40-7:10pm Classroom Teacher Session #2
7:15-7:45pm Mrs. Weber’s Presentation

Upcoming Dates: 
29: Student Late Arrival
30: Curriculum Night
3: Labor Day: No School
12: Student Late Arrival
14: Jefferson Fun Run!
18: PTA Meeting @ 8:30am
      Picture Day!

Please remember that every Friday is Jefferson Spirit Day! Wear your blue and orange!
Thank you for an amazing first couple of days! Have a wonderful weekend.

Leslie Weber


Financial assistance is available in the form of student fee waivers for qualified families. Apply for assistance by filling out a Request for Financial Assistance form and returning it to the main office of your child’s school, beginning the first week of August. Please click on the links below to access the appropriate form:

Elementary & Middle School

High School

2018-19 Free/Reduced Lunch Application and Instructions (Español)

Completed free/reduced lunch applications must be turned in to your child's school for initial authorization, beginning the first week of August. All applications must be on the 2018-19 form. The District cannot accept old applications. Request for Financial Assistance/Waiver of Student Fees is due by November 15, 2018.

In mid-July, over 1,000 notification letters were mailed out to students who were automatically certified for free lunches last year (2017-18). Families who have received this letter DO NOT need to apply. However, if a letter is received for one child and there are other students in the family who did not receive a letter, please call the District 205 Food Service Office at 630-617-2436 to provide further information. Be sure to keep this letter, as you may need it for other programs and benefits (Comcast Internet Essentials, Park District programs, etc.).


Safety in our Schools

Student Emergency Procedures

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Events Calendar

District 205 News


Board Meeting Dates

Staley Da Bear Assembly

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)


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