Updates and Information

Here we will post important information that is released to us.

Posted May 1, 2020

JES Families,

Kindergarten registration is now open and easy to do in just a few minutes all online. Just click here: https://www.jefferson14j.com/site/default.aspx?PageID=411

All families who register online by June 1st will be delivered a very awesome Ready For Kinder Kit with cool games and fun educational stuff!

We really need the JES Community’s help to get this information out to our incoming kinder families. So PLEASE pop this on your Facebook page, tell your friends, put a huge sign up on your lawn, whatever it takes to help us get as many kindergarteners registered as possible!

Thank you! Thank you! Thank You!
~ Mr. Sullivan

Posted April 27, 2020

JES Families,

Please review the following one-page document simplifying JES Distance Learning Plan Guidelines. The intent is to make learning expectations much more clear for students and caregivers. We are focused on supporting you, not adding on more stress. I sincerely hope our plan reflects that.

JES Distance Learning For All Plan: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1EsAEaCmoe5-E_7OWpKCyUmozFXE4G1D33s_pkQ-xeOk/edit?usp=sharing
JES Distance Learning For All Plan (Spanish): https://docs.google.com/document/d/1wiaf1olpTKQyZ9hZeUiyh2_c4xgCb1l-MAKawBNiQf0/edit?usp=sharing

Many parents will still have questions after reviewing the document. Not everything can be addressed on one page. So I plan to make myself available via Google Meets at the following dates and times. Feel free to pop in to any of these virtual meetings to ask questions, express concerns, and problem solve. I will do my best to make our approach to Distance Learning comprehensible to all interested parents. Remember, we’re all in this together!

Just click the link to join any of these meetings:
Tuesday, April 28th at 10:00am… meet.google.com/amx-ewni-wew
Wednesday, April 29th at 5:30pm… meet.google.com/ccw-kwia-jyz
Thursday, April 30th at 5:30pm in SPANISH…meet.google.com/bvo-yvqa-igp

Don’t have computer access or want to personally discuss? Call or text me at (971) 288 7898 on Wednesday (4/29) or Thursday (4/30) between 10am to 2pm. Or feel free to contact me via Dojo, Bloomz, or email.

Posted April 20, 2020

JES Families,
As similar to other elementary schools in the state, JES will not be issuing report cards for the remainder of the 2019/20 school year. This will have no effect on your child moving to the next grade level. Teachers will share academic and progress data with you in alternate formats. Please feel free to contact me directly with any questions or concerns. I thank you for your continued understanding and flexibility as we respond to the pandemic.

Posted April 7, 2020:

Jefferson Elementary Families,

I hope each of you were contacted by your child’s teacher this past week. Please know we are doing our best to reach-out and check-in with each and every one of you. The JES staff has been working hard to develop new skills and plan engaging and high-interest distance learning classrooms. Our innovative learning model will be ready to go effective April 13th at 8am. By that time, teachers will have communicated student expectations and how best to effectively access our distance learning system. I think you’ll be impressed.

Monday through Wednesday this week, teachers will be putting together Supply Care Packages with materials sufficient to meet upcoming coursework. Packages will be placed in brown paper bags and may include workbooks, notebooks, markers, pencils, and more.

On Thursday April 9th from 10am-2pm, JES families will be able to drive-through our bus lane to gather needed supplies and Chromebooks from the safety of the car. It’ll be as easy as getting a burger and fries! We encourage all families who are able to get student materials this way.

On Friday April 10th, all uncollected Supply Care Packages will be delivered to homes by staff and volunteers. Supply Care Packages will be left on the doorstep Amazon-style. Chromebook drop-off will require an adult home for receipt.

We appreciate your flexibility while we adjust to this unprecedented situation. We are dedicated to serving JES students and look forward to creatively applying new methods to do so. If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to reach out to your child’s teacher or me directly. We are here to help.


Chris Sullivan