JHS Student/Family Weekly Update
Week of October 26th: News, Links & Updates
Please click the links below for an update on grades at Jefferson High School!
The JHS Female Empowerment Club wanted to do something for the school for Breast Cancer Awareness month so the officers designed a zoom background. They are asking staff to use it for the rest of the month to show their support. Please also follow their Instagram account. Take a picture wearing pink, or a picture using the Zoom background and tag the IG account: @jeff.femaleempowerment. Please post anytime this month to show your support!
Counselor Tip of the Week:
In all that is going wrong, what is going right? You are starting off strong in Quarter 2, Grizzlies! Wouldn't it be great to start to reach out and meet your Q2 classmates in classes and breakout rooms? Turn on those cameras and get to know those in your classes and get to know your teachers. Be comfortable with the uncomfortable. Together we are stronger! Ask your school counselor if you have questions.
Athletics Update: The safety and security of our students and staff is a top priority. Consequently, the JUHSD Board has put athletic conditioning on hold. They will re-assess this decision in 30 days. Also, if you have not completed your on-line registration, please do so. Your current physical must also be uploaded to your account.
Grizzly News Network!
Are you interested in writing and telling stories for your peers?
Would you be interested in a Youtube show made BY you FOR you?
Then check out the Jeff Journalism Club and the Grizzly News Network!
Who: People interested in telling or editing stories in front or behind the camera.
What: Check out our YouTube Playlist to see past episodes!
Where: Grizzly News Network Website To sign up
When: Tuesdays 3:10-4:00 GNN ZOOM
Why: It's fun to make friends and create videos together.
Who: Girls and Non-Binary students.
What: Q&A Panel with women who work at Zynga, the company that makes games like Farmville, Words with Friends and Mafia Wars.
Where: Private Zoom link
When: October 27, Noon (during Blue Cohort)
Why: To learn about STEM jobs from women who work them.
How: Sign Up with THIS FORM
The Student Climate Committee is Seeking New Members!
The mission of the Student Climate Committee is “to promote an accepting, equitable school community where students, staff, and families work together to solve issues that affect the entire school community.” The committee is personally led by Ms. Emmendorfer, JHS Principal, and Tiffany Hoang from CircleUp Education, JHS’ partner around addressing all matters related to equity, inclusion, and conflict resolution. The Climate Committee will meet regularly to discuss, address and implement real changes to real issues at school.
Interested in sharing your voice or know someone who is? Sign up HERE! We are seeking a diverse group of students from all grade levels, backgrounds, and interests.
- There are NO gpa requirements to join the Student Climate Committee!
- We don’t care what grade you’re in, what your grades look like, who you hang out, or how involved you are in school.
- What matters is that you care about making a difference.
Sign Up by Friday, 10/23! The first committee meeting will take place on Monday, October 26th from 1:30-2:30pm on ZOOM!
Want to nominate another student? Please email Ms. Emmendorfer at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Second Harvest and Pacific Islands Together are partnering with Jefferson High School to offer a drive-thru food bank twice monthly. All families are welcome:
2nd and 4th Saturday of the month from 11-1 Enter from Mission Street In your car. Don’t be surprised to find the line of cars extending up Mission Street to the top of the hill. Food is normally available for families arriving by 11 AM.
Volunteers will come to greet you and register your family. Up to three families can receive food in each car.
Get your flu shot at:
- Your doctor’s office
- Retail pharmacies and stores (call first to check vaccine availability)
Click here for locations: https://vaccinefinder.org/
- A free flu clinic in San Mateo County:
2020-21 Free flu vaccine clinic locations
2020-21 Lugares por vacuna contra la gripe
Home-bound patients who need flu shots should call 1-800-675-8437.
Dear SENIORS!!! Please see your Class of 2021 Graduation Catalogue Below!! The first page has a link for Cap and gown sizing info and catalogs of other items with an order form link! There will be a Graduation info zoom with this company -HERF Jones- soon!! Stay tuned!!
I have very good news for seniors! Thanks to the District Office and LifeTouch/Prestige, Senior Portraits for Jefferson High School are scheduled for Dec 3,4,5,6,7,8.
Appointments will be sent out through email to the seniors' home. Seniors will have a code to use to move their appointments to another time or confirm. Please know that due to COVID, there will not be as many spaces to move to; LifeTouch/Prestige will do their best to accommodate. Please see the COVID protocols and brochure below. Here's a safety video for students and caregivers: