Welcome to Thomas Jefferson Elementary

At TJES, we strive to put "children first," and in doing so try to help students become confident and independent, creative, inquisitive, healthy, thoughtful and generous, trustworthy, and high achieving. We can do this best when the school staff and families work closely together to meet individual student needs. In this student handbook, we provide some details about the school that will give you information about school policies, procedures, and expectations. These basic guidelines help us unite in the shared task of teaching each child well and providing for his or her safety and well being.

The vision of Thomas Jefferson Elementary is to give children the opportunity to reach their potential and be successful life-long learners.

Our mission, in partnership with our families and community, is to educate our children in a way that encourages independence, responsibility and good citizenship in a safe, supportive environment.

Important News-

June 2020 BCPS Summer Feeding Menu


Kindergarten Registration NOW OPEN! 
Any child who is five years old on or before September 30, 2020 may enter Kindergarten.
There are two steps to registering.
1. Register your child online using one of the following links.

New Kindergarten students who have never been in BCPS before:
https://secure.infosnap.com/family/gosnap.aspx…

Previous BCPS Preschool and Head Start students who will be moving up to Kindergarten: https://secure.infosnap.com/family/gosnap.aspx…

2. Provide the required documentation by making an appointment with your child’s school office.

Documents needed for Kindergarten registration:

  • Birth Certificate
  • Updated physical
  • Record of immunizations
  • Proof of residency (copy of mortgage, lease, or real estate tax statement)

Appointments must be made to ensure social distancing. Anyone with an appointment should wear a mask when entering the school offices. There will only be one family in the office at a time. For additional information, please contact your child’s school.

STUDENT REGISTRATION FOR 2020-2021 SCHOOL YEAR
Student registration for the 2020-2021 school year with Bedford County Public Schools is now open. 

New Students - Click here to register
Returning Students - Click here to register

PRESCHOOL  REGISTRATION 
Apply online for free preschool for the 2020-2021 school year. Please use the link Preschool & Kindergarten Information page to access further information and follow the directions provided on the web page to complete and submit the electronic application. Click here for Informational Flyer about applying for preschool.

Information for rising 6th graders- 
Click here to check out 2 videos from FMS 
The first is a short tour of the original building as well as an introduction from a few of the faculty members.  The second is a short video demonstrating opening a locker. 



 

 


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Thomas Jefferson Elementary Playground
Thomas Jefferson Elementary Computer Lab
Children Come FIRST

School News

Congratulations to Jennifer Long - Teacher of the Year and Corinne Sewell - Support Person of the Year.  Thank you ladies for all you do for our students!  

The National Association of School Psychologists (NASP) has developed a parent resource on how to talk about this important health topic with your child. The CDC provides daily updates and health-related guidance in regards to COVID-19 if further information is needed for your family.

Click here for additional Coronavirus (COVID-19) information
Covid-19 and Your Mental Health Resource Information 

Update May 11, 2020- Kindergarten Registration is Now Open!

PRESCHOOL & KINDERGARTEN REGISTRATION
Update April 6th:  Preschool application intake for Bedford County Public Schools will now be completed online with an additional option of printing and mailing. Directions for submitting applications are located on the Preschool and Kindergarten web page on the Bedford County Public Schools website.   Included on the web page are links to resources for families that may need support with obtaining physicals, immunization records, and birth certificates.  


SCHOOL CASH ONLINE
School Cash Online is a safe, simple and secure way for parents to pay for field trips, yearbooks, spirit wear, athletic fees and more. No need to take out cash or write checks, now you can shop online from the comfort of your own home. Click on the Register Now icon below, then click on Register

Click here to Register for School Cash Online

Click here for Intro to School Cash Online video
Click here for School Cash Online - Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) in PDF format



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