Welcome to Jefferson Community School!

Jefferson is a vibrant community school located in the heart of the Uptown area of Minneapolis. Jefferson is a school where children are nurtured and encouraged, where creativity and kindness are cherished, and kids are held accountable and mentored to find their gifts and paths to success. Involvement by our families and our surrounding community greatly contribute to our learning environment.

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Picture Retake Day
Picture Retake Day

Picture Retake Day is Friday, December 6th!  If you would like to order pictures, please fill out a separate form for each student with payment in envelope (exact change if in cash).   

You can also order online before picture day or up to 48hours after picture day at 

Click this link to order online!

Holiday Tree Sale
Jefferson Tree Sale

Jefferson Holiday Tree Sale November 7th to December 14th.

All School Morning Meeting & Coffee with the Principal

Join us for All School Morning Meeting on Friday, December 6th at 9:40am in the Auditorium. Afterwards, please join Principal Kleppe and Assistant Principal Uhler for coffee and treats to talk about the amazing things happening at Jefferson!

Join Us for Morning Meeting

On Friday, December 20th you are invited to be a part of your child's morning meeting! The High 5- 6th grade meetings start at 9:30 and last between 20-30 minutes. 7th and 8th Graders have advisory at 3:35-4pm if you would like to visit on Friday, December 20th.

Winter Break
Winter Break - No School

Just a reminder! Winter Break starts Monday, December 23rd and ends Friday, January 3rd. The first day back is Monday, January 6th 2020. 

Jefferson Testing Dates

Please see attached document for Jefferson's testing calendar for the 2019-2020 school year. 

Snowy Street
Winter Weather!

Sometimes we have to close school to help ensure the safety of our students and staff during the winter. If we do, we will let you know as soon as possible by phone, text, social media, and website or through your local news station. Call us at 612-668-2720 to update your contact information. See the Winter Weather Flyers  and the MPS for Weather-Related School Closing information.

Student Pick Up and Drop Off

If you are bringing your student(s) to school, please drop them off at Door 5. Students can enter the building at 9:15a.  

In the afternoon, your student(s) will be waiting outside near Door 5 on Emerson and 26th with Staff supervision. 

Jefferson Rennovation

Sign up to get construction updates for the upcoming rennovation of Jefferson Community School.

Tour Jefferson!

You are invited to come tour Jefferson Community School!