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School Bulletin   December 2, 2022


Colorado Gives Day is Dec. 6 - Did you know that charter schools get the same per pupil revenue (PPR) as traditional public schools, but don't receive funding for facilities? That's one reason NOT to miss the biggest day of giving in the state! We're a few days away from Colorado Gives Day, and the Foundation for JA depends on monetary donations for crucial investments in facilities, technology & safety, as well as Classroom Teacher Grants. Support the Mighty Black & Gold and schedule your donation today!

Health Room - As many of you may have heard on the news, there has been an early, rapid increase in hospitalizations for Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV) throughout Colorado as well as the country.  Hospital reports in the metro area are indicating that the rapid increase in RSV cases is putting a strain on the pediatric health care system.  As a result, the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment in combination with Children's Hospital have issued new general guidelines for school aged children regarding respiratory illness. These guidelines are recommendations only, and it is up to individual families to consider prior to sending their children to school.

-72 hour exclusion from school from onset of symptoms for children and staff with new respiratory illness of any kind.

-Consider a mask at school for all children and staff above the age of 2 years old if they are exhibiting any respiratory symptoms(including long lasting cough)of any kind.

-Increased handwashing for at least 20 seconds with soap and water or with hand sanitizer with 60% alcohol. 

-Increased cleaning and disinfection of commonly touched surfaces  

These simple practices can help in limiting the spread of illness and protecting Colorado's pediatric hospital capacity.  Thank you!

Handicap Seating - If you or someone in your party needs special seating at one of our upcoming programs due to a handicap, please contact Shelly Cohen at [email protected] or 720-728-6162.

EnrollJeffco (click here) - Beginning December 6 -  If you are returning to Jefferson Academy, you will just be confirming that your student will remain in our school. If you have an incoming Kindergartner, you will need to add this student (unless they are attending a Jeffco preschool). All of our students are automatically enrolled next year, you are not reapplying. You will also have the opportunity of applying to other schools.  Only if you apply to another school and accept the position will your student be withdrawn from JA.


Tuesday, December 6 - 3rd grade music performance at 6:30 p.m. in the Commons

Wednesday, Dec 7 - Late start. School begins at 10:a.m. Soft start 9:45 a.m.

Tuesday December 13 - 6th grade music performance at 6:30 p.m. in the Commons

Friday, December 16 - Early dismissal Students dismissed at 11:30 a.m. Lunch is not served

Winter Break - December 19 - January 3 

Students return on Wednesday, January 4 and this is a late start day

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