Dear Jefferson Families,
We hope you and your families are safe and healthy as this unprecedented school year draws to a close. We miss all of you very much and can’t thank you enough for your flexibility and unending support during these extraordinary days.
Our faculty and staff are currently in the process of packing up classrooms and gathering student materials to be returned to you the week of June 8th. Student belongings, including over-the-counter medication, will be placed in a bag and labeled for you to pick up according to the following schedule:
- On Monday, June 8th, Tuesday, June 9th, and Wednesday, June 10th, families who did not borrow district-issued technology are scheduled to reclaim student belongings by homeroom and alphabetically by last name (detailed schedule available HERE).
- To ensure access to distance learning activities through the last day of school, students who have borrowed district-issued technology since our school closure began are invited to return devices and pick up student belongings simultaneously on Thursday, June 11th, and Friday, June 12th (detailed schedule available HERE).
- Families needing to pick up prescription medication will be contacted directly by our main office team with a scheduled pickup time for either Thursday, June 11th, or Friday, June 12th. At that time, you will also be able to retrieve your child’s belongings.
If you have multiple children attending Jefferson Elementary School, please plan to pick up all of their materials on the date and time designated for your youngest child. If you have multiple children in the same grade but in different homerooms, please come at the earlier of your scheduled times.
In addition to retrieving personal items, please also be prepared to return all district-owned materials, such as iPads and chargers, Chromebooks and chargers, WiFi hotspots, library books, intervention materials, safety patrol belts, etc. If possible, place these items in a bag labeled with your child’s name and homeroom teacher.
Additionally, families that are not continuing with our instrumental music program and have already received authorization from both the music store and their teacher are encouraged to drop off their band instrument during their scheduled pickup/drop-off times. Your instrument must be cleared of personal items and be clearly labeled for return with the appropriate information. You do not need to return your book or music stand, just the instrument. If you have not received authorization, DO NOT drop off your instrument. You will be charged for the amount of time the instrument is not retrievable. String instrument returns go directly to Montero Violins in Emmaus and are not to be left at schools.
Please CLICK HERE for the complete schedule for pickup and drop-off times the week of June 8th.
At your designated time, families are asked to turn from Elm Street onto Perkiomen Alley and park in front of our main entrance where you will be greeted by available members of our staff. Please remain in your vehicle at all times, provide the name of the student(s) whose belongings you are picking up, and our team will place your labeled bag(s) directly in your trunk. At that time, you will also have an opportunity to return any items belonging to the district. Masks should be worn, and social distancing guidelines must be followed.
On behalf of our entire Jefferson family, thank you for your continued support. Wishing you and your families all the best for a safe, healthy, and joyful summer!
Mr. Drew Hinkel