JHS Student/Family Weekly Update

Week of October 12th: News, Links & Updates

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Nearly 1/4 of our students have not picked up textbooks. The library is open now through October 14th, Monday-Friday from 9a-1p to pick up books for Quarter 2! Remember that your Quarter 2 classes will begin on Thursday, October 15th! Please remind them to pick up their books.

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Quarter 2 classes (periods 2, 3,5, and 7) begin this Thursday, October 15th!

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Final Exam Week and Q2 Schedule:
  • Monday, October 12th-Indigenous Peoples Day-No School/Campus Closed
  • Tuesday, October 13th- Flexible Schedule (Synchronous Cohorts/All Synchronous, or Asynchronous)
  • Wednesday, October 14th- 9a-1p :Textbook Distribution (makeup only)
  • Thursday, October 15th- Q2 Begins: All Synchronous
  • Friday, October 16th- Q2: All Synchronous
  • Week of Monday, October 19th-Q2 Normal Schedule
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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!

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Counselor Tip of The Week:

With a few days left in Quarter 1, be sure to know what your grade is in each class. If you have questions about an assignment, ask your teacher if you can stay in Zoom when the class finishes to talk 1:1 with them-write it in a Private Chat to the teacher.

Flex Time was created as a way to have time during the school day to "get caught up." Use Flex Time to talk with your teachers, ask about assignments, make up work or anything related to raising your grade.

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Students, please do not forget that you are required to complete your teacher's individual Google Form for attendance on your asynchronous days. On Wednesdays, you only need to submit one form for all three teachers between by no later than 11:30 a.m. Wednesday mornings.
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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.

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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.

Click here for more information regarding Jobs For Youth

JFY Virtual Workshops

We invite youth (14-21) who live in San Mateo County to register for a FREE Landing the Job Virtual Workshop.

Founded by former Daly City Mayor Al Teglia in 1982, the County of San Mateo Jobs for Youth program is driven by an aspirational goal: We envision a community in which every youth feels empowered to take charge of their career and economic future. To this end, we provide support via our three pillars of success—job skills workshops, employment opportunities, and scholarships.

Our workshops focus on job preparation and lifelong career success. All workshops are built on the belief that the career journey is about more than getting a job: it’s about finding, and being, yourself. We teach our youth that the best way to figure out what you want to do is to figure out who you are.

During Jobs for Youth workshops, youth learn how to communicate more effectively, network, master the job application process, and interview effectively. We also teach youth how to succeed at a new position and how to leave a job respectfully. All workshops are based on our proprietary curriculum and use our fun, engaging workbooks.

We currently offer six virtual, one-hour workshops. We recommend that youth take these workshops in sequence or register for the workshops that interest you most.

Soft Skills for Success

Because success starts with knowing yourself, loving yourself, and being yourself. This workshop focuses on success, confidence, and resiliency and is the first essential building block to all of the other workshops. In this workshop, youth gain confidence and an understanding of their individual growth potential. Participants learn to present themselves in a positive and thoughtful light.


Sometimes it’s not what you know, it’s who you know. In this workshop, youth learn the value of networking and authentic relationships. We explore the differences between direct and indirect networking, learn how to network on LinkedIn, and develop an understanding of how personal networks are seen by potential employers. By the end of the workshop, youth learn how to give a “passion pitch” and feel more confident in professional interactions.

Job Searching & the Master Job Application

In this workshop, youth learn how to find job openings that are a good fit. By the end of the workshop, participants have a basic understanding of online job search tools, the typical application and hiring process, and how to identify transferable skills that match a job description. We also cover how to maintain and use a Master Job Application, and we guide youth in reviewing sample job applications and completing an application. For youth under age 18, we cover how to obtain a work permit.

Resume & Cover Letter

This workshop builds on the material covered in the Job Searching & Master Job Application workshop. We cover the structure of effective resumes and cover letters, dissecting a resume with youth and providing tips on making resumes shine. We explore the different types of resume layouts and learn the importance of customizing resumes. We also discuss professional references, thank you letters, and the value of networking. We introduce O*NET, a resource for exploring occupations.

The Interview

This workshop prepares youth to succeed in the job interview. We cover the different types of interviews, what to wear and what not to wear, and how to prepare for an interview. We teach the EAR (Event, Action, and Result) method for responding to questions, and we interact in polls or in the chat box to answer various roleplaying interview scenarios. We also discuss how to prepare an effective closing statement. Youth learn to reflect after an interview, explore ways to be resilient, and gain confidence.

I Got the Job! I Didn’t Get the Job! Now What?

This workshop prepares youth for the first day at a new job and helps them be the best version of themselves at work. Youth learn that being nervous for the first day of work is normal and that we all feel that on some level. We discuss strategies for managing anxiety and for turning nervous butterflies into confidence, and we share tips for overcoming common first day challenges. We also cover how to quit a job and move on respectfully and what to do when an interview does not result in an offer. In this workshop, we emphasize personal discovery and strategies for dealing with challenges on the road to success.


  1. We invite you to attend a workshop being offered by our community library or recreation partners. Click on the dates where you see “library or recreation” only. Please do not sign up for the other school workshops. Thank you!
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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!!

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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:

Prestige Covid Protocol

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If you are applying for financial aid ($ for college) then you will need to create a FSA (Financial Student Aid) ID! An FSA ID is made up of a username and password and can be used to log into the online Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form.

Our lovely JCYC representative SJ will be having 1-on-1 meetings with students to help assist in creating the FSA ID. See flyer below for more details! Click on this link to make an appointment with SJ!

Students should see their counselor if they have any questions.

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Dear Parent/Guardian,

As your 12th grader prepares for their continued education after graduation, we hope they will consider City College of San Francisco (CCSF) as their next step into their future. CCSF has a wide range of high quality programs and services that can help students meet their goals, whether it’s transferring to a four-year university or preparing for a career right away. And as you’ve come to expect, CCSF remains tuition-free for San Francisco residents!

We would like to invite you and your student to a virtual event to Discover CCSF:

Wednesday, October 21, 5 - 6:30 pm

Register Here

At this event, you and your student will:

● Get an overview of CCSF academic programs and career pathways

● Hear from current students about why they chose CCSF

● Find out about support programs to help students succeed

● Learn about Financial Aid and the Free City program

Spanish and Chinese language interpretation will be available.

For more information, please contact the CCSF Outreach office:

outreach@ccsf.edu or call (415) 239-3557 to leave a message.

Estimado Padre/Tutor:

Mientras su hijo de 12.º grado se prepara para continuar su educación después de la graduación, esperamos que considere City College of San Francisco (CCSF) para su próximo paso hacia el futuro. CCSF tiene una amplia gama de programas y servicios de alta calidad que pueden ayudar a los estudiantes a alcanzar sus metas, ya sea con una transferencia a una universidad de cuatro años o con una preparación para trabajar de inmediato. Y como es de esperarse, ¡CCSF sigue siendo gratis para los residentes de San Francisco!

Nos gustaría invitarlo a usted y a su estudiante a un evento virtual para descubrir CCSF, Discover CCSF:

Miércoles 21 de octubre, 5 - 6:30 p.m.

Regístrese aquí

En este evento, usted y su estudiante:

Obtendrán una descripción general de los programas académicos y las trayectorias profesionales de CCSF

Escucharán a los estudiantes actuales decir porque eligieron CCSF

Obtendrán información sobre programas de apoyo para ayudar a los estudiantes a tener éxito

Aprenderán más sobre la ayuda financiera y el programa gratuito de la ciudad

Habrá interpretación disponible en español y chino.

Para obtener más información, comuníquese con la oficina de extensión de CCSF:

outreach@ccsf.edu o llame al (415) 239-3557 para dejar un mensaje.


随着 12 年级学生为毕业后的大学教育做准备,希望您们会考虑将三藩市市立大学 (City College of San Francisco, CCSF) 作为他们拓展未来的下一站。无论是对于将来转校进入四年制大学的学生,还是准备立即就业的学生, CCSF 的优质课程和服务可以帮助学生实现自己的目标,。正如您所期望,CCSF 为旧金山居民免去学费!

我们诚意邀请您与您的子女参加 Discover CCSF 的活动:

10 月 21 日,周三,下午 5 点至 6 点 30 分



● 了解 CCSF 大学课程和职业训练的资料

● 聆听现时就读CCSF的学生选择 CCSF 的原因和分享

● 了解可以帮助学生走向成功之路的各种服务

● 了解有关助学金和免学费的计划


如需更多信息,请联系 CCSF 推广办公室:

电子邮箱 outreach@ccsf.edu 或致电 (415) 239-3557 并留言。