Details on our school hours and links to helpful resources to stay updates on information for the 20-21 school year.
News & Announcements
While our schools can’t have field day as they traditionally would, our elementary physical education teachers came together (at a safe social distance) to put together Family Field Day 2020 for the community.
One of our fabulous counselors, Mrs. G, offers some words of encouragement for parents during this season of distance learning.
Richland School District school buildings may be closed but learning continues! Teachers, school principals and district administrators have updated the district’s At-Home Learning program so students stay engaged in their education through the remainder of the 2019-20 school year while following guidance for social distancing in response to the novel coronavirus.
Jefferson families can order from the Online Scholastic Book Fair through this link between April 20th - May 4th. All BOOK ONLY orders $25 and over will ship for FREE.
Any incidental, non-book items that you buy will negate the free shipping.
Gov. Jay Inslee has extended the closure of all schools in Washington state for the remainder of the 2019-20 school year and expects instruction to move toward a distance learning model.
Through technology, innovative teaching and collaboration with families, our new Virtual Classroom program will help students meet their goals and push their education forward while schools are closed in response to the novel coronavirus COVID-19.
Check out 'Kindness with Mrs. G' and get some useful tips on navigating a situation that is new to all of us! Come back each week for a new dose of Kindness Club. Click HERE to watch
The Richland School Board and district administrators will be in emergency meetings on March 13 to discuss when and how to close schools in response to the novel coronavirus COVID-19. The district asks families to begin making plans for their children in the event that schools close with short notice and for an indefinite extended period of time. Check out www.rsd.edu/coronavirus for the latest information.
Mr. O'Konek, your principal, will now share a weekly update online for families to stay in the loop and connected! This update will have a permanent home on his Principal page here on the website. Click HERE to read the newsletter.
We are excited to celebrate Read Across America Week in honor of Dr. Seuss and his creativity. Let's have a little fun and spend some more time reading during the day.
Will your soon-to-be kindergartner be joining our schools in the fall? Enrollment for the 2020-21 school year opens March 1. Learn about the process and how you can start from the comfort of your own home.
Your PTA has thoughtfully set up a PayPal pre-payment option for BINGO night where you can save a little money and time by purchasing before the big night! This option ENDS Wednesday, February 5th. Bingo cards are $2.50 per card or $10 for five cards with pre-payment. At the door cards will be $3.00 per card of $11 for five cards. Get yours now! Prizes include: 32-inch TV, Legos, mini-game systems, Baby Yoda t-shirts, a Chromebook, gift baskets and more!
One of the best nights of the year is coming up...BINGO night! Donations are a huge part of the excitement and success of this evening and are greatly appreciated.
Please reach out to your PTA with any questions you may have. Their contact information is on the PTA page of this site.
PTA Sponsored Science Night this Thursday, January 9th at Jefferson from 6:00-7:30 in our gym. Join us for a night of FREE family fun and watch science come ALIVE!
Junior Joggers returns to Jefferson. Students will jog on Thursdays during their lunch recess. Volunteers needed to track laps!
It's that time of year again—make sure you know as soon as our schools are on delay or canceled due to inclement winter weather.
Jefferson Elementary students and families are encouraged to send in photos and information to email@example.com
Please come to our assembly on Friday, November 8th at 1:30.
Fifth-grader Isla Fowler is committed to making this the best year at school ever. Discover how she's reaching that goal.
We are really excited to have the Scholastic Book Fair at school all this week during our spirit week! Hours are posted for each day on our calendar and on our Facebook Group page.
We are reminding students AND ourselves that it's COOL to be KIND! Have fun with us on each of our dress-up days and complete the kindness challenges at home or work, too.
Wondering if your student could benefit from some additional academic enrichment? Learn what Richland School District's Highly Capable programs have to offer.
Fun family night with dinner, math activities, and trunk or treating. Wear your costumes. No masks or fake weapons, please.
No Kindergarten on Wednesday, September 25th
Our Jefferson School Spirit Store is now open! This is a great time to snag some new gear and show your love for Jefferson.
The store closes on October 7th and the products will be delivered to your students or available for pick up in the office a few weeks after the store closes.
As of Monday, September 16th we will have a new pick-up route for car pick-up.
Road construction on George Washington Way will affect vehicle and pedestrian traffic for the Early Learning Center, Jefferson and Sacajawea elementary schools and Hanford High School. Learn about designated pedestrian crossings, alternate routes and other steps students and families can take to stay safe and reduce delays.
Mr. O'Konek joined the district in 2013 and most recently served as assistant principal at Jason Lee Elementary. He is thrilled to become part of a school with such dedicated staff and families who have long put students first.
Our families at Jefferson Elementary are invited to meet principal candidates for the school from 5:15 to 7:15 p.m. on Aug. 1 at Jefferson.
We are excited to launch our new district and school websites so our families, staff and community can better learn about the great things going on in our schools and find the information they need.
Have questions about how to enroll your child, where to find menus for school meals or what school supplies are required? Check out the answers to those questions and many others in our Back-To-School Guide.
We will provide free breakfast and lunch this summer to children under of the age of 18 as part of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Summer Food Program For Children.
Check out just a few of the high school students the Careers In Education program at Richland High School is helping prepare to become the next generation of teachers.
Join us in congratulating our teachers who recently earned or renewed their certification with the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards.
Thank you to everyone who helped celebrate the opening of the new Jefferson Elementary on Aug. 27 with a ribbon cutting ceremony.