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Student Artwork Featured in Digital Fringe

The October edition of Digital Fringe, an online gallery of student art in the Dubuque Community School District, is now live!

View the Elementary School Gallery

View the Middle and High School Gallery

This gallery is a way to highlight the remarkable products of art education in the district. It’s a digital attempt at bringing the work of our student artists at all levels into your home – because art is created for others to take in.

TJMS Discount Card Fundraiser

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The Jefferson PTO is sponsoring a discount card fundraiser.  If you attended open house, you received 3 discount cards with your schedule. There are some amazing deals on our discount cards this year. Cards are $10. If you need more discount cards to sell or would like to purchase a discount card, please contact the Main Office at 552-4700. Proceeds from our fundraiser directly support Jefferson students!


The top 20 selling students and the 3 top selling homebases will be taking a river cruise on the American Lady in October.

Student Tardy Policy

Student Tardy Policy Update:
School success goes hand-in-hand with good attendance!

Being to school on time every day is important. However, we know some mornings can be rather hectic and that is why we allow students to be tardy three (3) times in a trimester without any consequences.

Beginning with the fourth (4th) tardy, students will receive the following consequence.

When students arrive…

> after 7:45am but before 8:30am they will have a 15 minute after school detention.

> after 8:30am but before 9:00am they will have a 30 minute after school detention.

> after 9:00am but before 9:30am they will have a 45 minute after school detention.

Students that arrive after 9:30am, will be considered truant and marked as an “Unexcused Absence.” Ongoing truancy issues may lead to additional involvement with the district’s Truancy Officer.

Note: Students will receive another three (3) excused tardy passes at the beginning of each trimester.


Please call school if you know your child will be late or absent. 552-4702

The after school time is not necessarily a consequence, rather a time for your child to get caught up on what they missed.

Thank you for your assistance.