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Joby Gifford, Principal
Jason Thompson, Assistant Principal
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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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Go Home Early Drill set for Friday, Oct. 7

The district's annual "Go Home Early Drill" has been scheduled for Friday, Oct. 7, which means all students will be dismissed 15 minutes earlier than their normally scheduled times. New York State requires all school districts to hold the annual drill to ensure that students and staff know what to do in case an emergency requires school grounds to be cleared and students to be transported home or to another location. Thank you for your cooperation and understanding as the district performs this important procedure.

Board approves referendum for capital project bond

The Schalmont Board of Education unanimously agreed to move forward with a capital project estimated at just under $14 million dollars at the board meeting Sept. 26, which will be put up for a vote by residents on Wednesday, Dec. 14 from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. in the new gym lobby. read more about the project i  View details of project scope

Homecoming is Oct. 7

Join us in celebrating Schalmont's Homecoming on Friday, Oct. 7. Festivities start at 3 p.m. in and near the new high school gym. Read more

PTO/Scholastic Book Fair is underway

It's books galore at Jefferson this week as the Scholastic Book Fair PTO fundraiser is underway. view gallery

JES Open House for Grades 2-4, Special areas is Wednesday

JES will have an open house on Wednesday, Sept. 28 for Grades 2-4, special area and select support staff. Please note the following time per grade/area:
5:30- 6 p.m. Parents to meet with special area and/or support service personnel
6:05- 6:35 p.m. Grade 2 presentations within classrooms
6:40- 7:10 p.m. Grade 3 presentations within classrooms
7:15- 7:45 p.m. Grade 4 presentations within classrooms

Camp Invention at JES in the news

Camp Invention at Jefferson Elementary School was featured in the Our Towne Rotterdam newsletter, (turn to page 33 for the article). View newsletter

Superintendent's back to school letter

Following is a fall back to school letter from Schalmont Superintendent of School Dr. Carol Pallas. letter (pdf)

Principal's welcome back letter

Welcome to the 2016-2017 school year! The first day of school is Thursday, September 8 for students in grades 1-4. Kindergarten students will begin their first full day on Friday, September 9. Read Principal's Letter

Crafters wanted

The JES PTO is looking for crafters/vendors for the annual craft fair. learn more

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


• Board sets capital project referendum for Dec. 14

•  Go Home Early Drill is Oct. 7

•  Free, reduced meal applications available

District procedures for school closings and delays

Parents can now access their student's academic information online

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