“Laura Jeffrey Academy is a perfect fit for the youngest of our five children...Our youngest daughter has been very happy at LJA for three years and is looking forward to beginning eighth grade. I am a math teacher at Central High School (one of the possible feeder schools for LJA) in St. Paul. The quality of the lessons and teaching methods used at LJA are superior in comparison to what I have witnessed in many other middle schools...” -LJA Parent
JumpRope Parent Portal
The Jump Rope Parent Portal is now fully functional. Individual student IDs and passwords were sent home with your scholar. If you need this information again, please contact Ms. Allison at firstname.lastname@example.org. This site is designed to supplement teacher and school-wide communications -- to aid in keeping parents involved and "in the know". You may go here to view your students' progress and missing homework assignments.
LJA Student and Family Handbook 2012-2013
School Hours: 8:15 AM - 3:15 PM
Daily Bell Schedule: The daily schedule begins with a 20 minute Peer Community Network (PCN) Advisory. There are two 90 minute blocks before lunch and two 90 minute blocks after lunch. Core classes are 90 minutes and specialty classes (Art, Music, Strings, Wellness) are 45 minutes each. Art and Music have A/B days. Lunch is from 11:34-12:19. Students have choice time after they have finished eating to stay in the gym/lunchroom, go outside or go to a silent study room. Passing time between classes is three minutes.
School Supply List for 2012-2013
Cost: Full Price Breakfast is $1.25 (free for reduced price students)
Full Price Lunch is $3.25 (.40 cents for reduced price students)
May 2013 Lunch Menu
Meals do not need to be ordered in advance but students must have adequate funds available in their lunch account in order to purchase meals. Families are expected to keep their lunch account current. All payments should be made through the school office and not in the lunch room during meal service time.
Please feel free to call the school office at 651-414-6000 at any time to check your student's lunch account balance. We suggest doing so monthly so that you can replenish lunch accounts in a timely fashion.
2012-2013 Educational Benefits Application (for free and reduced-price meals)
Application for education benefits provides free or reduced lunch for those families that qualify. All families are highly encouraged to a complete an application. Return applications to the office as soon as possible. A new form can be completed when financial circumstances change.
Required Annual Notice of Federal Educational Rights and Privacy Act: August 2012
Health Information for Families and Students
Nurse Hedi K. is an LPN and LJA mom who works at LJA one afternoon a week. She may call you to follow up on immunization and medication information or any other health issues at school. MVNA is our licensed school nurse consulting agency and an RN makes monthly visits to LJA to assist us with evaluations and advise our staff.
Letters from the Executive Director
Letter to Parents 08-07-12
Letter to 8th Grade Families
LJA's discipline policy is grounded in the seven principles. The environment at LJA is a strong, positive one – from the moment you walk in the door, you should be able to sense it. We work hard to make sure that Laura Jeffrey Academy is a place where ALL students are supported in forming strong, positive habits, making excellent choices, and achieving at high levels. LJA teachers use the Developmental Designs approach to Student Discipline.
For specific questions about our high quality services for students with special needs, contact Brenda Natala, Director of Special Programs.
1550 Summit Avenue • Saint Paul, Minnesota 55105 • 651-414-6000