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  • Useful phone numbers
    JRE Main Number: 585-267-1300 Health Office: 585-267-1340 Bus Garage: 585-267-1480 Attendance Line: 585-267-1309 If your child is going to be absent from school, you must report it through the attendance line.
  • After School Enrichment (ASE)
    JRE has an active ASE program. Only JRE students can attend JRE ASE activities. To view programs and register, visit the ASE page.
  • School Directory
    All families are invited to submit their information for the online School Directory. To be included, families must submit their contact information online. Visit the Student Directory page for more information. Additionally, Room Reps will create "Friendship Lists" for each individual class. Families can use the class list for birthday invites, playdates, etc. and some teachers use it for communicating class information. Your Room Rep will be in touch to gather necessary information.
  • Community
    Pittsford has a vibrant community, offering many services and events. The school district, PTSA and community organizations work collaboratively to offer students extended services and opportunities beyond school. Visit the Partner page links on the JRE or District PTSA website.
  • Pick up and Drop Off
    Please refer to any communications from the school/district for specific information regarding dropping off and picking up. When dropping off or picking up, please do NOT park in the bus loop. Follow the traffic patterns and instructions given by the school. All Grades: Parents/guardians are required to enter the building to sign in/out their child if arriving late, leaving early, or leaving the building for any reason during normal school hours. Note: morning announcements start at 8:40am; if your child arrives at school after 8:40am, they will be considered late for school.
  • Room Parents/Room Reps
    Typically each classroom has one Room Rep. In a typical year, the room rep will be chosen at the beginning of the school year. This parent helps act as a liason for the teacher in communicating with parents in the classroom and helping where needed. The room rep also helps with PTSA communication. The school directory lists the room parents for each class.
  • School Lunches
    Students in Grades K-5 have lunch at school. Students can pack a lunch, buy a lunch with cash, or money can be added to a lunch “debit” card. Lunch cards are kept at school and handed out when a student buys lunch. To put money on this card, visit the My School Bucks website. Due to the ongoing health concerns and prioritizing safety, visitors will NOT be allowed at lunch.
  • PTSA Membership
    JRE’s PTSA is very active in organizing/supporting many programs at JRE and throughout the district. Family membership is only $17 and covers all students in your family attending a school in the district. You are not committing to attending meetings or volunteering for a committee when paying dues. You are simply helping PTSA raise the money that is used to support many things for our children. Visit the Membership page to see the many programs supported by PTSA. Join PTSA
  • Volunteer Opportunities
    Occasionally there may be opportunities to volunteer in your child's classroom. This is class specific and depends on grade level and teacher. Contact the Room Reps for more information. If you are unsure who your child's room parent is, contact the PTSA chair or refer to the Student Directory. There are also opportunities to volunteer for PTSA-sponsored events and programs. Read the JRE eNews and emails from the Room Reps to learn more about these opportunities.
  • Welcome Newcomers
    Welcome to Jefferson Road Elementary School! Parents contributed ideas for this page to help families quickly acclimate to the school. We hope you find it helpful and welcome suggestions for adding information for parents.
  • Websites and Information
    This is the JRE PTSA website. Do not confuse it with the Pittsford Central School District Website. They are maintained independently, although they do share ideas and link to each other. The District PTSA website and the JRE PTSA website are maintained by the Pittsford PTSA volunteers and provides information about PTSA-sponsored programs, as well as helpful information about our school. The District website is maintained by District employees and focuses on district information. Bookmark these pages for quick reference: JRE PTSA Home Page District PTSA Home Page School District Home Page
  • E-News
    Stay informed with school and district E-News and Updates. It is recommended that you register for the following PTSA lists: Jefferson Road E-News District PTSA E-news Other PTSA groups of interest Subscribe here Register for School District Updates
  • About JRE
    Jefferson Road Elementary School is often referred to as JRE; it is one of five elementary schools in the district, with about 340-370 students in grades K-5. Most grade levels have 3-4 classes. Full-day Kindergarten began during the 2018-2019 school year.
  • What is offered to buy for lunch and how much is it? How do they pay for lunch?
    Lunch and recess are at the same time each day. Hot lunches cost $3.50 (subject to change from year to year) and includes an entree and two sides (milk counts as a side). A menu with daily selections is available online. Yogurt and Grain lunch or an Uncrustable PB&J are also offered on a daily basis. Parents are encouraged to sign up for an online for a debit card on Please contact the school if your children have allergies or with specific questions.
  • Who do I contact regarding Special Education Services? Are there any additional parental supports?
    Elizabeth Woods is the Director of Special Education and can be reached at 267-1014. Parent Advocates for Special Students (PASS) is a district wide, PTSA sponsored network of parents interested in special education and trends. Visit the PASS web page for more information.
  • What do I need to bring to visit school?
    Bring a drivers license or photo ID when visiting. Anyone entering the school must use the main entrance and sign in at the office before entering the building. All other doors are locked during the school day. Visitors are required to wear a visitor sticker at all times while in the building.
  • What is the protocol on teacher's gifts, particularly during the holidays?"
    In the spring, PTSA organizes Teacher Appreciation Day. Room Reps will contact families and ask them to consider donating a small amount per child. This is voluntary and it is NOT allowed to be more than $5. With this money, they will organize a class gift for the teacher(s) in your child's class. Recent NYS tax laws state that gifts worth a total of $75 or more received from students have to be reported as extra earnings by the teachers. Over the holidays, some parents choose to send in cookies or other small tokens to show their appreciation. This is voluntary and again should not be a costly gift.
  • What time will by child be home on Early Dismissal days?
    Refer to the School District Calendar for important dates and times, including early dismissal days. Dismissal will occur at 11:44am on these days. If your child rides the bus, it should take your child an equitable amount of time to get home on the bus as it takes them on a regular day.
  • Can I get a class list with student contact information?
    Families should sign up online to be included in the school directory. If you have signed up previously, a link will be emailed directly to you asking to confirm your contact information at the beginning of each year. Additionally, Room Reps will put together "Friendship Lists" for each individual class. They will ask for what information, if any, you want included on that list.
  • What "specials" do students participate in at school?"
    Art, gym, library, computer and music. Each day your child will have one or more special. Your classroom teacher will send this schedule home early in the school year. Children in 4th and 5th grades are required to bring in a change of clothing for gym class and will be assigned a locker.
  • Is there a Back-To-School orientation/summer visit day?
    A school information packet will be sent out at the end of August with details regarding visiting the school/classroom prior to the first day.
  • Is there a Lost and Found?
    There are Lost and Found containers at school and in the district transportation office (the transportation office is located directly across the parking lot from the Mendon Center Elementary main entrance).
  • Do I have any input as to my child's teacher placement for next year?
    In the spring, the building principal sends home a form via your child's Take Home Folder requesting family input. The purpose of collecting input is to place students into the environment that best suits them. Families can’t request to have (or not have) a specific teacher. Current year teachers also provide feedback to the principal to help make the best choice for each child. A week or two before school starts, families receive a welcome back packet with teacher assignment and back to school information.
  • What are the important JRE phone numbers?
    JRE Main Number: 585-267-1300 Heath Office: 585-267-1340 Bus Garage: 585-267-1480 Attendance Line: 585-267-1309 If your child is going to be absent from school, you must report it through the attendance line.
  • Are there any gatherings or resources for newcomers?
    JRE PTSA has created a page with useful information for Newcomers. During the school year, newcomers have an opportunity to ask questions at JRE PTSA meetings. These meetings are a great opportunity to meet parents at the school. Visit the Newcomers page for more informaiton.
  • What does JRE PTSA do?
    The District PTSA and JRE PTSA support many programs, both financially and/or with volunteers. Without your membership dues and time, these programs wouldn't be possible. Visit the Program Directory for more information about current programs.
  • Can I bring my children who do not attend JRE to the school if I am attending a PTSA meeting, volunteering with ASE, joining my child for lunch or to a classroom activity?"
    This is dependent upon the event/program. For PTSA meeting, children are welcome, but must be watched/supervised at all times. However, for most other events/activities, please check with the teacher or organizer first.
  • How does my son/daughter join Girl Scouts or Boy Scouts?
    Girl Scout Information: Girl Scout troops start in kindergarten. Visit the Girl Scouts website for more information: Girl Scouts Cub Scouts: Cub Scouts start in 1st grade. Visit the Boy Scounts website for more information: Boy Scouts
  • What sporting activities are in the area?
    Pittsford has many sporting clubs. Here are a few that may be of interest: Pittsford Mustangs - Developmental and travel soccer leagues Pittsford Little League - Fall and spring programs and leagues. Pittsford Community Lacrosse Inc.- Several programs for boys and girls starting in kindergarten CYP Basketball Pittsford Volleyball League- for 3rd-6th graders

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