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Joby Gifford, Principal
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100 Princetown Road, Schenectady, NY 12306 • Phone: 518.355.1342 Fax: 518.357.0293
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feature photoMiss kindergarten registration?

If you missed Jefferson Elementary School's kindergarten registration event on March 18 and have a child who will be entering kindergarten in September, please contact the school at 355-1342, ext. 5080.
Learn more about registration requirements


April newsletter now online

Read a letter from the building principal, as well as updates from the library, PTO and more. april newsletter [PDF]

NYS math tests to be given April 30-May 2

The New York State math assessments will be given to third- through eighth-grade students Wednesday, April 30 through Friday, May 2. View test-taking tips

Tools help clarify Common Core for parents

New York State, through its website, offers The Toolkit for Parents and Families, a collection of materials and resources that help parents help their children with the changes associated with Common Core State Standards. Learn more

Help Jefferson earn free equipment

 Please be sure to register your Price Chopper AdvantEdge card with Jefferson Elementary School's code—16008. By doing so, you will automatically earn credit for our school every time your AdvantEdge Card is used. Visit the Price Chopper website to sign-up or re-enroll today!

New elementary report cards

Parents of students in kindergarten through fourth grade viewed a new kind of report card in December as the district unveiled new reports aligned to the Common Core Learning Standards that now guide curriculum in New York state. Learn more and download resource materials 

Miss Open House?

Now you can watch the video that was shared during the event featuring Principal Joby Gifford and Associate Principal Jason Thompson. The building administrators discuss professional learning communities, common formative assessments, new school report cards and security updates. The last three minutes feature students singing the Kelso Rap. Watch video online via Vimeo

Visit the Jefferson PTO section for updated materials, forms

New materials have been posted on the Jefferson PTO webpage, including a welcome back letter from the officers, a list of committee chairs with contact information, as well as descriptions of activities/events, and volunteer opportunities. Parents are encouraged to complete a survey indicating their interest in volunteering for specific events/activities. Parents who would like their child's information published in the PTO's 2013-14 Student Directory must opt-in by completing and returning a form. Jefferson PTO 

New buzzer system implemented

A new buzzer system is currently in place districtwide, including the front entrances of Jefferson Elementary School. For the safety of our students and staff, all doors will be locked and those wishing to enter the building will need to display identification prior to being "buzzed" into the building. Please be patient as we implement this new process, and remember that we want each of you to continue to play an active role in the education of your child. We do not want this to dissuade you from visiting and participating at our school. This change is the result of district safety committee's recommendations from last year. Visitors should continue to use the primary entrance near Ford Avenue for building access. 

The Jefferson PTO needs your help!

All the research says that students whose parents are involved in their education have better grades and fewer discipline problems. Involvement at Jefferson also makes it easier to establish friendships with teachers and other parents. Find out how you can get involved.  Jefferson PTO

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

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