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Greetings Doves,

School Site Council results are in!

The four nominees that were voted in by the Fahari L. Jefferscommunity are:

Noelle Deguzman Cravens

Jaycee Toro

Cedrick Shelton

Heidi Pereyra

The 5th nominee that was selected as the SSC alternate is:

Felicia Olivares

We would like to give a very special thank you to Matthew Plouffe,Michael Vokhgelt, and Gina DeShazer forstepping up to volunteerthis committee!
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Teachers and classified staff who were voted in by Jeffersemployees for SSC are:

Linda Hernandez-Kinder Teacher

Jovanna Sandoval-1st Grade Teacher

Mavel Sanchez-Attendance Secretary

Julia Watkins-2/3 Combo Teacher

Dana Grue -Art Teacher (selected as Alternate)

Thank you to every dove that participated in this process!

Have a great day, doves!
Posted by Shawna Codrington  On Aug 12, 2022 at 10:48 AM
  

Reminders for the week of August 14, 2022

 

Monday, August 15

 

 

Tuesday, August 16

  • 2:55-3:50 p.m. -Soccer Shots 

     

     

    Wednesday, August 17

     

     

    Thursday, August 18

  • 3pm-School Site Council Board Meeting-Conference Room 

 

 

Friday, August 19

  • Modified Day for ALL STUDENTS- (Students in TK dismissed at 1:15 p.m., and students in K-6 dismissed at 1:00p.m.)

     

    Looking Ahead:

     

  • 8/26-Coffee and donuts with the Principal
  • 9/1-Picture Day
  • 9/5-Labor Day Observance-No School
  • 9/26-10/7-Fall Break-No School 

 

 

Have a great day, and remember…It’s Great to be a Dove!

 

 

Posted by Shawna Codrington  On Aug 11, 2022 at 3:44 PM
  
Happy Wednesday, Doves, 

GREAT NEWS!

Last night, over 55 parents logged in to our PTA interest meeting! 

Because of our amazing parent participation, the CVESD 9th District Parent Teacher Association (PTA) approved Fahari L. Jeffers as a potential PTA within the district. 

The final step is to have parents sign up for a committee. 

If you haven't done so yet, PLEASE sign up for a committee using the following link:


https://forms.gle/6pMGF8nzm9N335tS7


THANK YOU FOR SHOWING UP AND SHOWING OUT ON BEHALF OF OUR STUDENTS AND OUR PARENTS! 

Again, thank you to EVERY DOVE who attended the meeting last night!!! 

Have a good evening! 
Posted by Shawna Codrington  On Aug 03, 2022 at 3:44 PM
  

Drop Off and Pick Up: 

 

  • Beginning this week, arrival procedures remain the same. We encourage parents to walk their student(s) to the blacktop and wait with them until the bell rings. Please just remember to clear a walking path once students start walking to enter the building. 

     

  • At dismissal, teachers in grades 2-6 will wait with students at the cone until the bell rings @ 2:45pm. Once the bell rings, office staff and noon duties will be present to ensure students exit the campus safely. Parents must communicate with their child to ensure students know what to do and where to go after school. Thank you for being on time at dismissal, and for communicating your household dismissal expectations with your child. 

     

  • Students in TK and K will continue to be dismissed from the kinder gates until a parent is present. 

     

  • 1st grade teachers will continue waiting with students at the cone.

     

  • All students in grades TK-6 who are not picked up within 5 minutes of the dismissal bell will be walked to the office. 

     

     

    Traffic Loop:

     

  • Please do not park in the traffic loop and exit your vehicle while you’re waiting for your student(s). If you need to exit your vehicle, please park in a parking spot.

     

  • The traffic loop in front of the school is ONLY for vehicles who intend to pull forward to keep the flow of traffic running smoothly. 

     

  • Again, please do NOT park and exit your vehicle as it causes the traffic loop to become congested, which is a safety issue. Thank you for adhering to the traffic guidelines to ensure traffic runs smoothly and our students are safe. 

     

    PETS: 

     

  • Pets (dogs, cats, etc.,) are not allowed on campus (except for service animals). If you bring a pet to school, it should remain in your vehicle, and/or on the sidewalk near Camino Prado for student safety reasons. Thank you for your understanding.

     

    School Site Council:

     

  • WE NEED YOU!!!!School Site Council is comprised of 4 elected parent/community representatives and 4elected staff representatives. The role of the SSC is to develop, approve and monitor the School Plan for Student Achievement, and the school budget. Meetings are held once a month, on Thursdays, at 3:00pm at Jeffers in the conference room. Attached, please find the nomination form! We hope that you join our SSC team! 

 

 

 

Thank you! 

 

 

Monday, August 1

 

 

Tuesday, August 2

 

5:30pm-

There will be a PTA PARENT INTEREST meeting via ZOOM. Please note that in order for us to have a PTA at Jeffers, the district is requiring that at least 15 parents show up virtually to the meeting. Please log in if you’re interested!   


Join Zoom Meeting:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85662741923?pwd=McJlrtCugSNV7cjt-XgfryDdeXFMTG.1


Meeting ID: 856 6274 1923
Passcode: 429277

 

 

 

Wednesday, August 3

 

 

Thursday, August 4

 

 

Friday, August 5

  • Modified Day for ALL STUDENTS- (Students in TK dismissed at 1:15 p.m., and students in K-6 dismissed at 1:00p.m.)

     

    Looking Ahead:

     

  • 8/11-Back to School Night 
  • 8/18-School Site Council
  • 8/26-Coffee and donuts with the Principal
  • 9/1-Picture Day
  • 9/5-Labor Day Observance-No School
  • 9/26-10/7-Fall Break-No School 

 

 

Have a great day, and remember…It’s Great to be a Dove!

 

 


Posted by Shawna Codrington  On Jul 29, 2022 at 4:42 PM
  

Greetings Doves, 

 

We hope that you’re having a great week thus far!

 

Below, please find a few important announcements. 

  1. The Parent Teacher Association (PTA) is comprised of parents and teachers who are devoted to supporting the educational goals of the school and enriching the learning experiences of our students.

 

There will be a PTA PARENT INTEREST meeting via ZOOM on Tuesday, Aug 2, 2022 @ 05:30pm. 

Please find the Zoom info.  Below:

Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85662741923?pwd=McJlrtCugSNV7cjt-XgfryDdeXFMTG.1
 

Meeting ID: 856 6274 1923
Passcode: 429277

 

2. In the morning, when the bell rings at 8:15am, we politely ask that parents please clear a path so that students can walk into the building comfortably.  Thank you for your understanding. 

 

3. As COVID cases continue to rise, we strongly encourage that students and staff wear a mask or face covering. Please know that wearing a face covering is NOT required but encouraged. 

 

4. We need you for SCHOOL SITE COUNCIL (SSC)! SSC is comprised of 4 elected parent/community representatives and 4 elected staff representatives.  The role of the SSC is to develop, approve and monitor the School Plan for Student Achievement, and the school budget.  Meetings are held once a month, on Thursdays, at 3:00pm at Jeffers in the conference room. Attached, please find the nomination form! We hope that you join our SSC team! 

 

Nomination Form:  SSC Nomination Ballot.docx 

 

 

Thank you! 


Posted by Shawna Codrington  On Jul 26, 2022 at 4:54 PM
  

Coming up this week:

 

Welcome to the second week of school, doves! We hope that you had a wonderful weekend! 

 

Kinder and TK parents: Please note that regular school days begin on 

Wednesday, 7/27. 

 

Reminder: All students are on modified days every Friday.

 

Important: 

 

PETS: Pets (dogs, cats, etc.,) are not allowed on campus (except for service animals). If you bring a pet to school, it should remain in your vehicle, and/or on the sidewalk near Camino Prado for student safety reasons. Thank you for your understanding.

 

DISMISSAL: 

 

Beginning the week of 8/1, teachers in grades 2-6 will wait with students at the cone until the bell rings. Once the bell rings, office staff and noon duties will be present during this time. Parents must communicate with their child to ensure they know what to do and where to go after school.Thank you for being on time at dismissal, and for communicating your household dismissal expectations with your child. 

 

Students in TK and K will continue to be dismissed from the kinder gates until a parent is present. 

 

1st grade teachers will continue waiting with students at the cone.

 

All students in grades TK-6 who are not picked up within 5 minutes of the dismissal bell will be walked to the office. 

 

Monday, July 25

 

  • Modified Day for TK AND K ONLY- (Students in K dismissed at 1:00 p.m., and students in grades TK dismissed at 1:15 p.m.)

     

    Tuesday, July 26

  • Modified Day for TK AND K ONLY- (Students in K dismissed at 1:00 p.m., and students in grades TK dismissed at 1:15 p.m.)

 

 

Wednesday, July 27

 

 

Thursday, July 28

 

 

Friday, July 29

  • Modified Day for ALL STUDENTS- (Students in TK dismissed at 1:15 p.m., and students in K-6 dismissed at 1:00p.m.)

     

    Looking Ahead:

     

  • 8/2-PTA Information Meeting 
  • 8/11-Back to School Night 
  • 8/18-School Site Council
  • 8/26-Coffee and donuts with the Principal
  • 9/1-Picture Day
  • 9/5-Labor Day Observance-No School
  • 9/26-10/7-Fall Break-No School 

 

 

Have a great day, and remember…It’s Great to be a Dove!

 

 

Posted by Shawna Codrington  On Jul 22, 2022 at 6:04 PM
  

Greetings Doves, 

We hope that you had an amazing first day! 

We loved welcoming all of our students, seeing your smiling faces, and we appreciate your kindness and positivity!

Friendly Reminder: 

For students in grades 1st-6th, Thursday, 7/21, is a REGULAR school day, and FRIDAY, 7/22, is a modified day.

Thank you, and we are excited to see you tomorrow! 

Cheers to an amazing 1st quarter! 

Posted by Shawna Codrington  On Jul 20, 2022 at 5:06 PM
  

Dear, Magnificent Doves! 

Welcome to the 2022-2023 school year! 

We are beyond excited to open the doors of our brand-new school, Fahari L. Jeffers, to our families and students. Thank you for your patience as we continue working to ensure that our school is ready for students! 

Below there is quite a bit of important information, so we ask that you read it carefully.  Also, not everyone is signed up to receive messages through Messenger.  If you have a friend or neighbor that hasn’t received this information, please share it with them. 

The first day of school is Wednesday, July 20th, which will be a minimum/modified day for ALL students.

Please see the bell schedule below, which also includes the schedule for modified/minimum days. 

CLASSROOM Hours

SDC Preschool 

Monday – Thursday  

8:30am -11:30AM - AM Class

12:30pm - 3:30pm - PM Class

Fridays 

No School

 TK

Monday – Thursday  

8:30 am –2:45 pm

Fridays & Modified Days

8:30 am - 1:15 pm

 Kindergarten                                   

Monday – Thursday 

     8:15 am – 2:30 pm

Fridays & Modified Days 

     8:15 am – 1:00 pm

   

 Grades 1st – 6th

Monday – Thursday 

8:15 am – 2:45 pm

Fridays & Modified Days 

8:15 am – 1:00 pm

COVID Testing:

In anticipation of the start of the school year on Wednesday, July 20, 2022, our site has received COVID-19 testing kits for students. We will be distributing the kits to families on Monday, 7/18 and Tuesday, 7/19 from 4pm-6pm. We are strongly encouraging parents to test your student on Tuesday night or Wednesday morning prior to students returning to campus. If students test positive, please notify the office immediately, and make sure you keep them home to avoid exposure to other students and staff. Testing is NOT required, but highly encouraged. 

Please log positive tests using this link:

https://forms.office.com/r/Dcbd5R7Qgp 

Please contact [email protected] for a test to return guidance. CVESD is NOT collecting negative results unless 1) you/your child is attempting to release early from isolation after a positive test (before day 11) and 2) your child has Covid-like symptoms. To return to school they will need to have improving symptoms, be fever free for 24 hours and send [email protected] photo of two negative antigen tests taken twelve hours apart or one negative PCR test. 

Important: Please include the name of the child, a photo of the test with the date and time, and the name of the school on all [email protected] communications.

Important First Week Info: 

During the FIRST week of school, Students in TK and Kindergarten (ONLY) will have modified days on Wednesday, 7/20, Thursday, 7/21, and Friday, 7/22.

*Students in grades 1st-6th will only have modified days on Wednesday, 7/20 AND Friday, 7/22. Thursday, 7/21 will be a regular school days for students in 1st-6th

Class Assignments and School Tour: 

On Monday, 7/18 and Tuesday, 7/19, from 4pm-6pm, parents and guardians may pick up class assignments, morning line assignments, and go on a self-guided tour of our new school! We hope that you love it just as much as we do! 

If, for some reason, your student is not on a class list, or if  you are unable to attend either of these events, please call 619-216-6550 or visit the front office anytime between 7:45am and 3:30pm.

Student Arrival/Dismissal Procedures:

TK and SDC Pre-School Students: Every day, the primary gate (located on the south side of the school) will open at 8:25am and parents will drop their children off directly with the TK/SDC team.  Students in TK and SDC Pre-School will be dismissed at this same gate. 

Kinder Students: Students in Kinder will line  on their assigned letter  at the blacktop located near the back of the school. At dismissal, kinder students will be dismissed from the primary gate (located on the south side of the school). 

Students in 1st-6th Grade: 

Students in 1st-6th grade will line up at their assigned letter on the blacktop. At dismissal, teachers will walk students to the front of the school. Students will be lined up according to grade-level.

*** If your child is in YMCA afterschool care, a representative from the “Y” will assist them and walk them to the childcare area inside the Multi-purpose room. 

Gate Schedule: 

Mon – Thurs.: - Opened 7:40 am/Locked 8:20 am / Opened 2:25 pm/Locked 4:00 pm

Fridays/Modified  Days – Opened 7:40 am/Locked 8:20 am/ Opened 12:55 pm/Locked 4:00 pm

YMCA Childcare: 

If you are in need of before and after school care, South Bay YMCA will be on-site at Jeffers to assist with your childcare needs. However, please remember that the Jeffers office is not able to assist with signing up for the DASH or YMCA programs. 

The phone number for the South Bay YMCA is: (619) 421-9622

If you’re interested in learning more about the DASH program, please click the following link (DASH Link). If you’re interested in learning more about the Character Builders program, please click on the following link Jeffers AM/PM YMCA Program.

Parent Handbook:

The Fahari L.  Jeffers Parent Handbook is a comprehensive guide to understanding the policies and procedures of our new school. Our Parent Handbook can be accessed by clicking here: Jeffers Parent Handbook

Breakfast:  

The cafeteria will be open for breakfast at 7:45am.  Students that eat breakfast at school will be able to enter the main gate by the front office, and walk to the cafeteria near the lunch arbor to get their food. Students will enjoy their breakfast in the lunch arbor, and then walk to their assigned classroom line by 8:10am. 

Back to School Night: 

Back to School Night will be on Thursday, August 11th from 5pm-6:30pm. Details for this event are forthcoming! 

We are  BEYOND EXCITED to see you all next week! This first year is going to be fantastic, and we are excited to serve you and your children, and work as a team to create the best environment possible for our DOVES!

If you need ANYTHING, please call the front office at 619-216-6550, or stop by between 7:45am-3:45pm. 

Thank you,

Fahari L. Jeffers Elementary School Team

“It’s great to be a DOVE!” 

Posted by Shawna Codrington  On Jul 19, 2022 at 3:35 PM