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First Week Of School Update

September 8, 2018

Greetings #jaguarnation families,

We had a truly awesome first week of school, and hopefully your student feels confident and comfortable as we move into week two and beyond. It is always a joy to watch the nearly 1700 students return, greet old friends, show school spirit, and bring life back to the halls and classrooms. This year at Jefferson we are challenging all of our staff and students to set lofty and ambitious goals; and to challenge themselves to be the best version of themselves they can be. Please talk with your student about the goals they are setting for themselves, and the plan and path to achieve them.

The first day of school featured our annual school hall decorations from our senior class, along with an energy and school pride filled kick-off pep fest. This is an amazingly fun and energetic day, one we look forward to all summer. Throughout the rest of the week students began focusing on their academic pursuits with classes ramping up and building a plan for the trimester. We truly enjoy having your student with us, and look forward to great things in and out of the classroom.

A few other important items that I wanted to share with you:

Handbook Videos: During Wednesday's advisory we covered our school wide rules and expectations through grade specific videos that I have linked below for you to watch as well.

Construction: While the majority of our construction work was completed before the first day, there still remains some glass and tile work unfinished. We will have crews in after school throughout the month to finish up. I invite all of you to come take a look sometime when its finished to see how transformative this work was.

Cell Phones: You may have heard we are trying some pilot programs with cell phones to minimize classroom distractions. Our ninth grade and math classrooms are really focusing on this, so any support and reinforcement you can do at home would be greatly appreciated. To read the letter from our math team, please click HERE, and to read our ninth grade letter please click HERE.

Open House: Please remember that during this fall we will not be having a face to face parent-teacher conference event. Instead we will be having an Open House where you will be able to go through your student's schedule and meet their teachers. Please join us on Thursday, September 13th at 6 PM for this important event.

On behalf of every staff member at Jefferson, we are humbled by the trust you have placed in us to serve your student and your family. We know how important this year is to all of our students, so if there is ever anything that we can assist with please do not hesitate to contact us.

Have a great year!


Jaysen Anderson, Principal 806-7650On Twitter @jaysenanderson

First Day of School

First Home Football Game

Discussion activity in class