JRE Newcomers Information

Welcome Newcomers


Welcome to Jefferson Road Elementary School! Parents contributed ideas for this page to help families quickly acclimate to the school. We hope you find it helpful and welcome suggestions for adding information for parents.




About JRE


Jefferson Road Elementary School is often referred to as JRE; it is one of five elementary schools in the district, with about 340-370 students in grades K-5. Most grade levels have 3 classes. Full-day Kindergarten began during the 2018-2019 school year.




Useful phone numbers


If your child is going to be absent from school, you must report it through the attendance line.




School Directory


All families are invited to submit their information for the online School Directory. To be included, families must submit their contact information online. Visit the Student Directory page for more information. Additionally, Room Reps will create "Friendship Lists" for each individual class. Families can use the class list for birthday invites, playdates, etc. and some teachers use it for communicating class information. Your Room Rep will be in touch to gather necessary information.




Websites and Information


This is the JRE PTSA website. Do not confuse it with the Pittsford Central School District Website. They are maintained independently, although they do share ideas and link to each other. The District PTSA website and the JRE PTSA website are maintained by the Pittsford PTSA volunteers and provides information about PTSA-sponsored programs, as well as helpful information about our school. The District website is maintained by District employees and focuses on district information. Bookmark these pages for quick reference:




E-News


Stay informed with school and district E-News and Updates. It is recommended that you register for the following PTSA lists:

  • Jefferson Road E-News
  • District PTSA E-news
  • Other PTSA groups of interest
Subscribe here Register for School District Updates




Room Parents/Room Reps


Typically each classroom has one room rep. In a typical year, the room rep will be chosen at the beginning of the school year. This parent helps act as a liason for the teacher in communicating with parents in the classroom and helping where needed. The room rep also helps with PTSA communication. The school directory lists the room parents for each class.




Volunteer Opportunities


Occasionally there may be opportunities to volunteer in your child's classroom. This is class specific and depends on grade level and teacher. Contact the room parents for more information. If you are unsure who your child's room parent is, contact the PTSA chair or refer to the Student Directory. There are also opportunities to volunteer for PTSA-sponsored events and programs. Read the JRE eNews and emails from the room parent to learn more about these opportunities.




Pick up and Drop Off


Due to COVID-19, all pick up and drop off procedures for 2021-2022 may be different than previous years. Please refer to any communications from the school/district for specifics. When dropping off or picking up, please do NOT park in the bus loop. Follow the traffic patterns and instructions given by the school. All Grades: Parents/guardians are required to enter the building to sign in/out their child if arriving late, leaving early, or leaving the building for any reason during normal school hours. Note: morning announcements start at 8:40am; if your child arrives at school after 8:40am, they will be considered late for school.




School Lunches


Students in Grades K-5 have lunch at school. Students can pack a lunch, buy a lunch with cash, or money can be added to a lunch “debit” card. Lunch cards are kept at school and handed out when a student buys lunch. To put money on this card, visit the My School Bucks website. Due to the ongoing health concerns and prioritizing safety, visitors will NOT be allowed at lunch. This is subject to change as the district learns more.




PTSA Membership


JRE’s PTSA is very active in organizing/supporting many programs at JRE and throughout the district. Family membership is only $17 and covers all students in your family attending a school in the district. You are not committing to attending meetings or volunteering for a committee when paying dues. You are simply helping PTSA raise the money that is used to support many things for our children. Visit the Membership page to see the many programs supported by PTSA. Join PTSA




After School Enrichment (ASE)


JRE has an active ASE program. Only JRE students can attend JRE ASE activities. To view programs and register, visit the ASE page.




Community


Pittsford has a vibrant community, offering many services and events. The school district, PTSA and community organizations work collaboratively to offer students extended services and opportunities beyond school. Visit the Partner page links on the JRE or District PTSA website.





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