Welcome Back Teacher Lunch 9/28

9/26/2021 5:50 pm

In lieu of the Jefferson PTA's annual Welcome Back Potluck Luncheon, we are purchasing Grab and Go Lunches for All Staff from Town Hall Deli this Tuesday, September 28th. Want to help? Donate $5. 

Click here to donate.

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School Pictures- 9/30, 10/1

9/23/2021 12:56 pm

Jefferson School Pictures will take place Thursday, September 30th and Friday, October 1st. Students will be photographed OUTDOORS. All orders will be placed ONLINE. Students/Parents will receive an email with proofs AFTER being photographed and then choose their picture package. All students will be photographed regardless of if they are ordering photos.
Class photos will be offered this year (made up of a composite of individual student photos, not a large group shot).
*No Student will be excluded from ordering pictures due to financial need. The Jefferson PTA will cover costs of any student in financial need and/or identified by the school Social Worker, Mrs. Francis. 
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Back To School Night- 9/28

9/23/2021 12:46 pm

Save the Date! Jefferson's Back to School Night is Tuesday, September 28 beginning at 7pm. Once again this event will take place VIRTUALLY. Your child's teacher will be sending more information about links to join next week. As a reminder, this is a 4-HOUR school day and students will be dismissed at 12:05pm. 
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Jefferson Morning Line-up/Dismissal Assignments

9/12/2021 10:50 am


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Jefferson Reopening Document for Families

9/12/2021 10:36 am


School officially opens on Monday, September 13. Please click here to view the Jefferson Reopening Document for Families. As a reminder, school hours are 8:05am-2:35pm daily. 

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New Reopening Date for all Schools- Monday, September 13

9/6/2021 12:59 pm

Dear SOMSD Community,

  • To view or download the letter:  https://bit.ly/3zJZBrb
  • Haga clic aquí para leer la carta en español:  https://bit.ly/3tfPxnq
  • Klike la pou li lèt la an kreyòl ayisyen:  https://bit.ly/3zVuskQ

As we all recover from the impact of Tropical Storm Ida, we sincerely hope this message finds you and your family safe.  As a school district, we suffered significant losses,  and from the evening of the storm throughout the long weekend, our staff has been assessing the damage.   

The purpose of this communication is to share the District's status with you. We suffered damages to our facilities and our transportation vehicles.  Our Facilities Team has worked tirelessly throughout the weekend and done a terrific job of remediating the water damage to our facilities. However, the most pressing concerns for our reopening center around our school buses and transportation vans. We have been working closely with our insurance adjuster and the mechanics that we have an ongoing relationship with to assess the situation. At this time, we have received updates that have made us somewhat optimistic that our transportation fleet will be operational sooner than our original estimates. 

Another significant concern for us is the valuable school and classroom preparation time lost by our educators. We want our Fall Reopening to be a positive experience for all after the challenges presented by the last 18 months. To that end, we will be delaying our first day of school. The new date for all students is tentatively Monday, September 13, 2021. 

All staff will report to their buildings on Thursday, September 9 & Friday, September 10 to finalize their preparation for the return of our students. This delay will allow us to have a clearer picture of the condition of our Transportation Fleet, as well as other ongoing remediation efforts. 

In closing, the school year calendar will be shifting, the first day of school will tentatively be Monday, September 13 for all grade levels Prek-12. Staff will be returning to the buildings on Thursday, September 9.  If this plan is required to change, we will immediately update the community.

South Orange & Maplewood School District

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Welcome Back Ice Cream Social, 9/10

9/6/2021 11:21 am

 Join us Friday, September 10 for a Welcome Back Ice Cream Social.

6:00pm for 3rd Graders and their Families

6:45pm for 4th Graders and their Families

7:30pm for 5th Graders and their Families

Enjoy an Ice Cream on us! Food Trucks will be on-site with items for purchase. 

NOTE: Virginia Rd will be closed to allow for maximum space. Please park accordingly. 

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First Week Events

9/5/2021 12:02 pm

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Fall 2021 SOMSD Return To School Community Guidebook

9/1/2021 6:39 pm

Click here to view or download the guide.

We are pleased to share with you the fall 2021 Return to School Guidebook. This guidebook provides an overview of our plans for a safe return to in-person instruction, five days a week, for all students. 

All schools will open at full capacity for in-person instruction with a teacher in every classroom, a visionary administrator leading every school, and support staff providing critical wraparound services and support for our students and communities. Schools will return to their pre-pandemic times, class schedules and extracurricular activities.

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School Supplies for 2021-2022

8/20/2021 10:24 am

Customized school kits that match the teachers’ list at Jefferson. Order from our friends at Bright SchoolKitz® at SCHOOLKITZ.COM.
Supplies competitively priced against local & online retailers are
filled with brand names & quality products.
The link to order for Jefferson is: https://www.brightschoolkitz.com/Store/School/26703
Orders can be placed until Monday, August 30!
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