The Watertown School District announces free breakfast and lunch for all students beginning October 1 and continuing through December or until federal funding runs out. Any enrolled student in K-12 is eligible for these meals. We have also changed our student close contact procedures. Beginning on October 5, if a student is masked, they would have the option of following the recommended 14-day close contact quarantine or choose to quarantine for 72 hours and come back to school masked, temp checked and socially distanced where permitted. School principals will notify you should this happen in your child's school. We are also changing the language with regards to masking from "highly recommended" to "expected." All students were given a mask to start the year, and we ask that you make sure your child has one with them each day. More details on the close contact procedures can be found at: https://core-docs.s3.amazonaws.com/documents/asset/uploaded_file/949702/Close_Contact_Student_Leave_Procedure.pdf. With this change, WHS will resume in-person classes on Mon. Oct. 5, and 7-12 activities will resume as well next week.
The Watertown School District announces free breakfast and lunch for all students beginning October 1 and continuing through December or until federal funding runs out. Any enrolled student in K-12 is eligible for these meals. We have also changed our student close contact procedures. Beginning on October 5, if a student is masked, they would have the option of following the recommended 14-day close contact quarantine or choose to quarantine for 72 hours and come back to school masked, temp checked and socially distanced where permitted. School principals will notify you should this happen in your child's school. We are also changing the language with regards to masking from "highly recommended" to "expected." All students were given a mask to start they year, and we ask that you make sure your child has one with them each day. More details on the close contact procedures can be found at: https://core-docs.s3.amazonaws.com/documents/asset/uploaded_file/949702/Close_Contact_Student_Leave_Procedure.pdf. With this change, WHS will resume in-person classes on Mon. Oct. 5, and 7-12 activities will resume as well next week.
Hello Parents! Just a reminder that tomorrow, Friday Sept 18th, school will dismiss at 1:30. Please let your children's teachers know if you have different after school plans than normal. There will be no homework room after school. Thank you!
Good morning! Arrow Education Foundation board had a meeting yesterday and decided to cancel the Homecoming Tailgate (serving of food) and the Harvest will be strictly virtual (no in person gathering). More information to come about the Harvest virtual auction. Sorry for any inconvenience.
Good morning! Please use this link to sign up for open house. https://tinyurl.com/yyjcw4jp Please sign up as soon as possible. See you soon!
Reminder: please fill out the parent survey on the school website, www.watertown.k12.sd.us, then the purple box that says Covid Resources, and then on Parent Survey. Thank you!
From the Watertown School District: Parents have been notified of the "Return to School Plans" in a call and text on July 17. Here is the link to the parent letter on the Watertown Webpage. https://core-docs.s3.amazonaws.com/documents/asset/uploaded_file/805240/Return_to_School_Parent_Letter.pdf. Here is a link to the district's planning document, https://core-docs.s3.amazonaws.com/documents/asset/uploaded_file/805241/Return_to_School_for_Board.pdf. You can find more information at the district's Coronavirus website, https://www.watertown.k12.sd.us/o/watertown-school-district/page/covid-19-resources--13.
Summer Academy registration is open. Click on the link to register. http://wtnacademy2020.weebly.com
Jaguars! Here is the link to the Watertown Library Program for the birth-4th grade program for the elementary schools: https://www.watertownsd.us/739/Online-Reading-Challenge
From the Watertown School District: Remodel work has begun at WHS. The high school offices can be found in the 500 hallway of WHS near the student entrance, and the district offices are now located at Garfield Elementary. This will remain in place for the summer.
From the Watertown School District: A big thank you to all of you for your work getting us through the 4th quarter. Report cards will be mailed out on Friday, May 29. A reminder that the Boys and Girls Club will be starting lunches for the summer on Tues. May 26. Watch for details on the start of school scheduled for Aug. 27. We don't know what this will look like yet, but we are anxious for a return to school this Fall. Please check out the 2020 Graduation Ceremony on Sun. May 24 at 2:00 PM. Links for viewing can be found at http://watertown.k12.sd.us. Have a great summer!!
Jefferson Elementary's last day of school drop off will be May 20th 11 am - 7 pm & May 21st 8 am - 5 pm. Say good bye to your teachers & pick up year books in the school parking lot. Drop off technology in the circular. Make sure the machine is charged and turned on.
From the Watertown School District: The year is coming to a close with a materials turn-in on May 20-21. Please have the devices charged and turned on for return. Details will come from the building. Please join us in recognizing the Class of 2020 with a parade on May 20 at 7:30 PM. Graduation will be broadcast on Sunday, May 24 at 2:00 PM. Summer school will not take place until August, and Driver's Eduction will start in July. These students will be contacted separately about attendance. Thanks for all of your help. Have a great weekend!
From the Watertown School District: Happy Mother's Day to all our Moms!! The final materials exchange will take place at all buildings on Monday, May 11 from 8-5. We will be getting details out to families about end-of-year turn in to be held on May 20-21. Graduation ceremonies will be broadcast on Sunday, May 24 at 2:00 PM on the local Government channel, KXLG, KWAT, and Public Opinion websites. We are also aiming for an in-person graduation celebration on Sunday, July 26. Thanks again for all your help during this time. We appreciate it. Have a great weekend.
Hello Jaguars!! Monday, May 4th is another pick up/drop off from 8 am - 5 pm. PTO placed our yearbook order, but purchased a few extra in case you missed the order date. You may order on Monday. Check with your child’s teacher if you will need to pick up or drop off items.
From the Watertown School District: Thank you parents for filling out the survey on our Flex Learning. We appreciate the feedback. Please note that we are closing off our playground equipment according to CDC guidelines. We intend to continue the Flex Learning until Thursday, May 21. We will have another materials exchange day on Monday, May 4 from 8-5 at all buildings. Graduation details were emailed to seniors this afternoon. We still intend to recognize the Class of 2020 on Sunday, May 24 and hope for an in person ceremony in July. Have a great weekend.
We miss you! We are having a JEFFERSON JAGUAR CAR PARADE - Thursday, April 30th. The staff will wave and say hello! We will greet you anytime between 5:30 & 6:30. Remember to be safe and stay in your car. The car parade starts at the school parking lot. See you then!
From the Watertown School District: We will have another materials exchange on Monday, April 27 from 8-5 at all buildings. Senior students have been surveyed about graduation, and we will make an announcement soon about the May 24 ceremony. Parents, please help us gather feedback about our flexible learning by filling out the survey at https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1xMsy5tXrHP91hK7R_BZoC98A-SpCw-iyMRjq-sUUxVs/edit. Please continue to take advantage of the free student lunches served daily. Have a great weekend.
Yearbooks will be available this year! Please read our news feed on specifics. Yearbooks are $10. We will take orders on Monday, April 27th.
Food Distribution is at the Boys and Girls Club every Thursday evening from 4 pm - 6 pm. The PACH food will be there too. All district students can receive both food items. Please enter at the SW corner of the high school.
From the Watertown School District: Materials Exchange will take place on Mon., April 20 from 8-5 at all buildings. The final day of school for students will be Thurs. May 21. The PACH program will no longer have a separate distribution and will instead be included in the Community Food Distribution held at the Boys & Girls Club on Thursdays at 4:00 PM. More information coming soon on graduation. Have a great weekend.
Food Distribution: Reminder that we have the daily lunch program set up. Go to www.watertown.k12.sd.us to register for free food pick up for your children. Click on the center button that reads "COVID-19 resource page".
Good morning Jaguars! Just a reminder that we will have class pick up/drop off from 8 - 5 pm Monday, April 20th. Please check with your child's teacher to ensure there are items to pick up. Enjoy the sunshine!
Jaguars check out our message on our Jefferson webpage!
From the Watertown School District: No school or lunches served on Fri. April 10 and Mon. April 13. We will continue with flex learning on Tues. April 14. Our next materials exchange will be on Mon. April 20. Thanks for your continued help with all of our school needs. One tip to keep in mind is to remember to login to the filter each day on the school device. Enjoy the long weekend.
Hello Jaguars!! Monday, April 6th is another pick up/drop off anytime from 8 am - 5 pm. Check with your child's teacher if you need to pick up or drop off items. Please stay in your car, we will come to you.
FREE lunches for all students. Go to the front page of the Watertown Schools website and click on the COVID-19 button in the middle of the front page. It will get you to the meal sign-up. All Watertown children ages 3 to 18.
Parents, you rock!!! Thank you for all your support. Please check with your child's teacher before coming to school on Monday. Some students already have all their materials electronically shared at this time.
Thank you parents for your commitment to education! If you need assistance please don't hesitate to email or call your classroom teachers or myself. Stay healthy. Sincerely, Mrs. Morrow
From the Watertown School District: Thank you for your cooperation with our materials handout on Monday. It went very well!! I also wanted to remind you of the free lunches available for K-12 students at all 5 elementary schools and the intermediate school each day. The Governor has asked all schools to close until Friday, May 1. We will remain closed to students until that time and continue to work with students through online means as we have already started. More communication will follow about turning in work and other learning elated items. All activities until May 1 will be postponed until we know more information.
From the Watertown School District: Governor Noem has declared no school throughout the state during the week of March 23-27. We have been working on alternative learning materials for all students. Please click on this link for a letter with more details about materials, free meals for all students, and free Internet access for families. https://core-docs.s3.amazonaws.com/documents/asset/uploaded_file/627317/Parent_Update_3-19-20.pdf We will continue to update you through the usual means as more details are known. Best wishes on the health and safety of your family.
From the Watertown School District: The Governor has announced another week of school closures for March 23-27. This means we will not have students physically attending school; however, we are working on alternative learning plans for the week at home. We are also working on a plan to offer school breakfast and lunch. More details to follow before the end of the day on Friday.
From the Watertown School District: Following the Governor’s recommendation to close schools for students the week of March 16-20, the Watertown School District will be closed. All facilities will be off-limits to students and the public beginning at 6:00 PM tonight until Monday, March 23rd. This will include practices as well as school activities and outside use of our facilities. Conditions will continue to be evaluated during this week in the event there would need to be a need for further closure to students and the public.
From the Watertown School District: It has come to our attention that a phony Facebook page is stating there is no school. That is false. There will be school in Watertown on Friday, March 13. Please watch for further updates from this account or the school webpage.
From the Watertown School District: The Watertown School District is having Kindergarten screening this Thurs. Mar. 12 & Fri. Mar. 13. If you have a child who turns 5 on or before Sept. 1, 2020, please call Garfield School at 605-882-6398.
From the Watertown School District: Please follow this link for information on the Coronovirus. https://core-docs.s3.amazonaws.com/documents/asset/uploaded_file/612500/Coronavirus.pdf
Reminder: PTO meeting tomorrow, Wednesday 4th, at noon at Jefferson. Everyone is welcome to attend.
Reminder: School dismisses at 12:20 today. Please call the school if after school plans will be different than normal. Thank you!
Jefferson Elementary Carnival When: Thursday, February 20th, 2020 Where: Jefferson Elementary School Time: 5:15 - 7 pm Free family fun! Students will receive 10 free game tickets and a free meal of hotdogs and chips. More tickets and food available for purchase.
Parents, if you could please help out and bake some cookies, cakes, or bars for the PTO Carnival on Feb 20th, we would appreciate it. Sign up here: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0c44abad23a4f85-school
From the Watertown School District: The Watertown School District will start two hours late on Thursday, February 13. All morning practices and activities will also start two hours late.
From the Watertown School District: There will be no school on Wednesday, February 12. All activities will be postponed or canceled.
Don't forget PTO meeting tomorrow, Wednesday the 5th, at noon. Everyone is welcome.
From the Watertown School District: We will be running two hours late on Friday, January 31. All morning activities and practices will also be two hours late.
Good morning! Just a reminder today is an early out at 12:20 for inservice. Please call the school if after school plans have changed.
From the Watertown School District: There will be no school on Friday, January 17. All activities will be postponed or canceled for Friday.
From the Watertown School District: Public meeting in the WHS Arrow Academy Room 307 to view the plans for a remodel of WHS. Session is on Thurs. Jan. 9 at 5:30 PM.
The orange cones on the side of the road in front of the school are there for No Parking. With the snow piled up on the side of the streets, the street is narrower and the busses are having trouble getting through.
Happy New Year from the Watertown School District. A reminder that school will resume on Thursday, January 2nd.
Christmas Break will start tomorrow through January 1st, 2020. School will begin again on January 2nd. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! Enjoy your time with your kids. We have here at Jefferson.
The snow is probably here to stay. All students will need to wear hats, gloves, winter coat, snow pants, and boots everyday til the end of winter. If you are in need of any winter gear, please call Mrs. Morrow at 882-6390.
Did you miss the first round of buying Jag wear? Roy's has opened up online ordering again through Dec 8th. https://jeffersonjaguars2019.itemorder.com/sale?fbclid=IwAR1aau_ga13I6p2BAAfebImiOUuGVwEiwAILit26D2jNZwduYHF366nTYm4
Reminder: Jefferson Turkey Bingo is tonight. 5:30 the doors open. Bingo, food, prizes and fun all happening at the Codington Extension Building.
There is still time if you would like to donate any bingo prizes or sponsor a turkey for $15 for Turkey Bingo on Nov 21st. You may bring it to Jefferson. Thank you!
Reminder today is an early out at 12:20. Please call the school 882-6390 if after school plans have changed for your child.
Just a reminder that there is NO SCHOOL on Monday, Oct 14th due to Native American day. Have a great weekend!
Parents- there is snow coming tomorrow. Please send your kids to school with winter coat, gloves, snow pants, and winter boots. They will go outside as long as the temps are 0 degrees and above.
The performance of the Cha Cha Slide during the half time at the football game this Friday, Oct. 11th has been CANCELED due to the weather forecast.
Reminder that box tops and pop tabs are due back today. If you forgot, please send them with your child tomorrow. Thank you!
Reminder: tomorrow is an early out at 12:20. Please communicate with your child's teacher if after school plans will be different.
Don't forget to sign up for the Parent Training on reading strategies for your kids on Monday, Sept 23rd. www.surveymonkey.com/r/H952Z7R
School dismisses at 1:30. PTO bake sale starts at 1:15. Goodies will be right in the middle of the circle drive. Proceeds go to the student council.
Don't forget to help bake treats for tomorrow's bake sale. The proceeds will go to the Student Council. You may bring the treats in the office. Thank you!
Don't forget to scroll down to the bottom of the website to documents. You will find the newsletters to see other important news for the month.
Thanks for a great First Day of School!! See you again tomorrow at all buildings.
First day of school is Thursday! Can't wait to see all you jaguars!!!
Pay for your students meals through MealTime at no charge! Food service deposits will no longer be charged a processing fee for paying online. Go to MyMealTime.com to register. Contact your school for the required student code. Save time, pay online!
Welcome to the new website and app for the Watertown School District!