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In a continued effort to promote the availability and effective use of digital technology in our classrooms, Carlsbad USD is participating in the annual Speak National Research Project.

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Upcoming Tour Dates


December 15

January 19

February 9

February 23


* All tours start at 8:00 am in the Front Office. 

IB Rally Schedule:

December 1st 8:30 am

January 12th 8:30 am

February 2nd 8:30 am


Jefferson Elementary educates each student to become a life-long learner.  Through the International Baccalaureate program, we nurture and inspire multilingual, respectful, global citizens to lead and create positive change.


Our students are active participants in their education. They are encouraged to ask questions and take responsibility in their learning process. Our teachers work in a collaborative environment, enhancing the thematic topic of study with art, music, world language, technology, physical education and real-world scenarios. Contact our front office to learn more!

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School Hours

                  Start       Dismiss

Early K/TK    8:00a      11:22p 

Late K/TK   10:00a      2:02 p 

Grades 1-5    8:15a       2:30 p 

1-5 (Thurs)    8:15a       1:35 p 

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News for parents from Jefferson PTA

Just Discovering Jefferson?

You'll be inspired by examples of the amazing things our children & teachers do each and every day at Jefferson. We are always looking for ways to involve our local businesses & community members...and feel free to let us know if you'd like to become a part of our Jefferson Community by volunteering at our school.


Email jeffersonpta@gmail.com to let us know of your interest.

Jefferson Yearbook Staff needs your help!

New this year, we have a team of parents and students working on the Yearbook publication. If you have taken photos while at a school event, please send them to: jeffersonyearbookstaff@gmail.com. Thank you! 


  • ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​December 22- January 5th NO SCHOOL (Winter Break)


Need a gift and want to help a child in need at the same time?


Jefferson Elementary is partnering with We Help Two to help students both locally and globally. Please click on the link to learn more about how our students are trying to make a difference in our world! 



(click "WE Help" to order)







Please call the attendance hotline 760-331-5570 to report:


Your student is going to be out all day, state all day absence and the reason.

Your student is coming in late, state approximate time of arrival and the reason.

Your student is leaving early, state time of departure and the reason.




*State Education Code 48205 states that a pupil shall be excused from school when the absence is:


(1) Due to his or her illness.

(2) Due to quarantine under the direction of a county or city health officer.

(3) For the purpose of having medical, dental, optometric, or chiropractic services rendered.

(4) For the purpose of attending the funeral services of a member of his or her immediate family, so long as the absence is not more than one day if the service is conducted in California and not more than three days if the service is conducted outside of California.

(5) For the purpose of jury duty in the manner provided for by law.

(6) Due to the illness or medical appointment during school hours of a child of whom the pupil is the custodial parent.

(7) In observance of a holiday or ceremony of his or her religion.


*State Education Code 48260 states that a student is truant when the absence is:


(1)Absent for (3) full days without a valid excuse in (1) school year, or

(2)Tardy or absent for more than 30 minutes without a valid excuse for three (3) or more days in one (1) school year, or

(3)Any combination of the above.


The following are unexcused absences (truant): 

  • personal reasons
  • family emergency
  • vacations
  • sporting events that are not school related

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Volunteers Make A Difference

At Jefferson, we believe that volunteers make a difference in the overall student experience. From volunteering in the classroom to the library, the garden to organizing a PTA Sponsored event, volunteers bring their knowledge, strengths, and experience to help make our school special. Please consider volunteering. Here are the MANDATORY forms to turn in before you sign up to volunteer: 


(These must be completed at the beginning of every school year.)


English Volunteer Application Updated 2017-2018


Volunteer Code of Conduct 2017-2018 English


Aplicacion para ser Voluntario 2017-18


Codigo de Conducta para Voluntarios



We look forward to seeing you at Jefferson! 


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