Dear Parents and Guardians:

Welcome back to our returning students, welcome to our students new to the district, and welcome to the incoming kindergarten class of 2031!

Each year brings with it new changes. This year, I will be experiencing my first year as a superintendent of schools. I am honored and excited to serve as the new superintendent of this fine school district. I look forward to working with the entire school community to continue the positive growth of the district.

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Back to School Nights have been scheduled for each school and are listed in the Parent Guide located on the district website. I encourage parents to meet their child’s teachers and learn about the great programs in place in our schools.

I would like to bring some changes to your attention. Last year, four of our schools had security vestibules installed: Jefferson Township High School, Stanlick, Briggs, and Milton. This year, all of our schools will be fitted with a visitor management system. All visitors to the school will need to provide a form of photo identification when entering a building and be prepared to answer questions about their visit. We will continue to use storage bins as a way of dropping items off at the building. I thank all visitors in advance for their cooperation to help keep our students and staff safe.

On October 2, the district will hold a referendum vote. Included in the referendum are much-needed upgrades to our facilities, items pertaining to school safety and security, and upgrades to buildings’ makerspaces. Please look for information regarding the referendum at Back to School Nights, the webpage, and social media platforms.

Our middle school and high school English teachers have been hard at work developing a new curriculum for our students in grades 6-12. With this addition to our Balanced Literacy program for grades K-5, I am certain our students will gain the knowledge to be successful readers and writers, prepared for college and careers outside of high school.

Should you have any questions during the course of the school year, please do not hesitate to reach out to your child’s teacher, counselor, principal, nurse, or any other staff member for assistance. We are truly a team working together to provide your child with the best possible experience and education at Jefferson Township public schools.


Jeanne Howe
Superintendent of Jefferson Township Public Schools

This letter was originally published on the district website for Jefferson Township Public Schools.

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