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2017-2018 School Calendar

Please CLICK HERE for the 2017-18 Carlsbad Unified School District schedule.

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Important Reminders

State law now requires schools to officially record every time a student is absent during instructional time. Therefore, we need your assistance in making sure your child is on time to school and present each day. If your child is absent, it is important to call the attendance line at 760-331-5570 each day your child will be absent. Unverified absences will remain on your child’s record as unexcused if we do not hear from you.

All students must be on time to school and in their classroom before the bell rings. To avoid unnecessary interruptions to your child’s teacher and classmates, please make sure your child has everything he or she needs before arriving at school. Calling to remind or dropping off of forgotten items left at home; for example, lunch, instruments, homework, jackets, to name a few, takes away from the teacher’s instructional time and also causes interruptions. 

Also, parents for the security of our students and staff, please always sign in and out on the register in the office when coming on campus. It is also important that you wear a visitor badge and that it be visible at all times.

When To Keep Your Child At Home

The Carlsbad School District Office has guidelines to help parents determine when students should stay home from school to prevent the spread of illness. We ask parents to follow these guidelines to protect our other students, faculty, and staff from being exposed to illnesses unnecessarily!  It takes all of us to maintain a happy, healthy, and safe environment for our children to learn in...and one way we can do that is to be respectful of the needs of others!

Please use the following link to download the guidelines to help determine when you should keep your child home:

When To Keep Your Child At Home.pdf


Best wishes -- and Stay Well !


Jaguar Express - Monthly Jefferson PTA Newsletter

PTA Events Calendar


If you have any questions about any of these events, please contact Jefferson PTA at

Disclaimer: All events are subject to change.  Please make sure to check flyers sent home with students and listen to messages from Jefferson Elementary for date confirmations.  We will do our best to inform you of any date changes.


Online Fundraising Support

Support Jefferson Elementary through these easy online ways to send money to your school!


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Benefit is a digital gift card platform that funds the things that matter most through everyday transactions. Cards are purchased and delivered within seconds to the mobile app for immediate in-store redemption. Each purchase earns up to a 20% rebate that is sent to our school.  You can raise money for our school with your everyday purchases!  

Download the app on your smart phone.  Register you credit card or checking account (takes about 2 days to register payment method).  Because of credit card fees, checking accounts earn more for our school.  Choose "Jefferson Elementary School in Carlsbad" as the organization to which you donate.

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AmazonSmile is a website operated by Amazon that lets customers enjoy the same wide selection of products, low prices, and convenient shopping features as on The difference is that when customers shop on AmazonSmile (, the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the price of eligible purchases to the charitable organication. Sign up by visiting Set up your account.  Choose "Jefferson Elementary PTA, Carlsbad" as the charity.


Google Express

google express.jpgGoogle Express delivers everyday items from your favorite stores, overnight. Which gives you more time for what really matters. Like making your kids’ schools the very best they can be.  Use our school’s unique fundraising code (will be posted here soon) and Google Express will also donate $15 to Jefferson PTA.

Parking Reminder...

Jefferson Parents:

When you are entering the drop off and pick-up zone of the school, please assist us with the following requests:

  1.  Adhere to a minimum speed;
  2.  Under no circumstances, leave any vehicle unattended in the pick-up and drop off  lane;
  3. Pull your vehicle all the way forward, often times it may seem empty and okay to park but cars come in groups with the changing lights;
  4. Drop off and pick up your child at the curb only and not in the second lane;
  5. Please drop off  before the 8:15 a.m. bell rings or before the assigned time  for TK and Kinder; and, 
  6. If you child is late, please go through the office.

All this is for the safety of each child here.  Many cars stand higher than our children are tall.  By being diligent with this each day, we will ensure that this process is safe and seamless.

Also, it is important when visiting our school to park in an unmarked parking space and sign in and sigh out in the office. All visitors must wear a visitor badge.

Finally, so that we can avoid any unnecessary interruption in the classroom, please be sure your child has the necessary items ready to start their day; for example, lunch, homework or extra water.  

Thank you for your assistance.