JHS Student/Family Bulletin
August 28, 2023
Dear JHS Families,
There have been tons of really cool things happening at Jefferson High School the past few weeks! Please keep reading to learn more.
This week we will host Back to School Night on Thursday, August 31.
We will also host our first home football game on Friday night vs. North Salinas. JV game starts at 4pm with the varsity kickoff at 7pm. All freshmen who arrive during the JV game will get in for free on Friday night!!!
The Jefferson High School PTSA is looking for volunteers and donations for their upcoming event, Teachers & Staff Welcome Breakfast on Friday, September 1st at 7:00 am. Donations of Muffins, Bagels, frozen waffles and coffee grounds or brewed coffee are much appreciated. You can drop donations off at the school office on Back to School Night, Thursday, August 31st or before 7:00 am on Friday, September 1st. Let’s welcome the new school year of 2023-2024. We hope you can help and participate.
If you are interested in volunteering or giving a financial donation for the event, please email or text JHS PTSA President Victoria Magbilang at firstname.lastname@example.org/(415) 596-8194 or JHS Treasurer Carmen Yu at Carmendyu@gmail.com/(650)338-9110.
Back to School Night
The evening will begin in the theater for a brief welcome at 6:00pm. Parents can then choose to learn more about ParentVue and Blackboard, learn about our PTSA, or receive information from our Wellness team...or just grab some more pizza.
Classroom presentations will begin at 6:35pm.
Please reach out if you have any questions!
Free Breakfast & Lunch for ALL Students
The Sr. BBQ was an amazing day for our Class of 2024. Our student leaders did an amazing job helping to bring the class together and think about what it means to be a leader at Jefferson High School.
The Class of 2024 set a very high bar for future Sr. BBQ's.
We really appreciated the assistance of our Frosh, Soph, and Junior ASB students who helped setup, BBQ, serve, and cleanup at the end of the BBQ so our seniors could just enjoy the day.
We also owe a BIG THANK YOU TO COACH BYRD for his BBQ skills as he cooked up over 400 hamburgers and polish sausages.
Seniors got to hang out, listen to music, and write a note to themselves that we will give back to them at Sr. Sunset in May.
PE Activity Log
Students currently enrolled in PE will only have to submit the form and indicate that they are currently enrolled in PE.
More information will be provided to the students during an assembly in their advisory class this week.
Due to miscommunication, all 10th grade students who received a Failing grade on their PE Activity Log last year will have their grade changed to a passing mark. There is nothing that we need any students to do for this grade change. We will take care of it on our end.
SF Giants Fundraiser
We’ve been offered an exciting new fundraiser by the San Francisco Giants! Tickets for an upcoming Giants game are discounted and a portion comes back to the Jefferson High School PTSA.
Go to https://fevo.me/giantsschoolfundraiser3 and use the code “JeffersonHS."
FREE TUTORING 24/7
Tutoring Support - Paper - It's Free 24/7
We are providing 24/7 Tutoring support for all of our students through an organization called Paper. Paper provides individualized online tutoring support for students in all subjects in our student's primary language.
A particularly cool feature of paper is their essay review function. Students can upload an essay to Paper and within 24-48 hours they receive line by line feedback. Many of our students have found this feature very helpful prior to submitting their writing for a class grade.
Here is a link to the login page for students. Students should log in using their google account.
Bell Schedules 23-24
Important Upcoming Dates
Monday, August 28
10th grade PE Pal Assembly (Advisory)
VB @ Balboa HS
Tuesday, August 29
Emergency Drill - Lockdown Drill
Thursday, August 31
Back to School Night - 6:00pm - Theater (Free Dinner @ 5:15pm)
Friday, September 1
9th Grade PE Pal Assembly (Advisory)
Club Rush - Lunches (NO Brunch)
Football vs. North Salinas - 4 & 7:00pm - Football Field (frosh free)
Monday, September 4
NO SCHOOL - Labor Day
Tuesday, September 5
APEX classes begin
Thursday, September 7
Emergency Drill: Fire Drill
VB vs. SSF
Friday, September 8
FB @ Terra Nova HS
Wednesday, September 13
NO SCHOOL - Staff PD
JUHSD Equity Statement
As a district, we embrace inclusion, value diversity, and educate ourselves in order to confront and dismantle systemic inequities to bring about a more just society. JUHSD commits to engaging, educating, and empowering ALL students, with an intentional focus on those under-served, inadequately served, or disenfranchised by educational institutions and systems, eliminating disparities in educational outcomes.