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Jeff Tiftick at the Bell Ringing Ceromony

Principal’s Message

Jefferson Elementary School has historically celebrated the opening of school with the traditional bell ringing ceremony.  Whether this is your first Bell Ringing or your last Bell Ringing this ceremony our school is unique in that this tradition has withstood the test of time and development, for 134 years!

Jefferson Elementary School is where it all started for Clovis Unified School District.  Dr. Floyd B. Buchanan’s first office, our Unified School District’s first superintendent was housed here on our campus.  Affectionately called Doc, Doc Buchanan’s dedication to children was unsurpassed.  He was a visionary and created a legacy that permeates the culture of our district today.  His vision is what drives our school and district.

This year our district’s theme is Better together.  I believe the Jefferson Staff Exemplifies this in all that they do.  2018 was a year of milestones for Jefferson as well.  Our School won two area volleyball championships two more Clovis Unified Foundation grants and was awarded the California Business Excellence in Education Award, Positive Behavior Intervention Support (PBIS) Silver Award, Clovis Unified’s CLASSI award and California State Distinguished Award

Our teachers do not rest on the laurels of the past but embrace the past for it culture and values.  Their strength is to ensure and adapt their classrooms so that each one of their students does their best and encourage them to set and reach their goals.  It is our school goal to care for and meet the needs of every one of our students regardless of the circumstance.  We strive for continuous improvement and success.

Our goal is to be sure your child gets a world class education in a nurturing and safe environment.  The 2018-19 school year is sure to be a great one due to the partnership with our parents, staff and Jefferson Community.

Mr. Jeff Tiftick 

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