Jefferson High School



Dear JHS Families,

We would like to officially welcome you to the 2022-23 school year! It is an exciting time to be a member of the Jefferson High School community! You are a member of an amazing school community full of caring and dedicated staff.

We encourage all of our parents and students to get involved in any way possible. We have many clubs, athletic teams, programs, and opportunities for students to get involved on campus. We also have a ton of opportunities for parents to be involved as well. Please click here to learn more about our wonderful PTSA. In addition, we also have a booster club which is looking for parent volunteers to support our athletic teams.

The first day of school is August 9th. This will be a minimum day with school starting at 8:30am and dismissing at 1:00pm. Please check out the schedules below for more information.

I am very excited to join the Jefferson High School family and can't wait for the school year to begin. Please feel free to stop by and introduce yourself. I am excited to meet all of our students and families.

Freshmen Orientation - Class of 2026


We are EXCITED to welcome our Freshmen to JHS! Students in the Class of 2026 are invited to attend our 2nd Annual Link Crew Orientation where they will participate in an opening assembly, teambuilding activities, receive a campus tour, be paired up with a student mentor, receive their class schedule, receive their student ID number/Synergy login information, and take their ID Card pictures. Students will also be able to purchase their PE clothes that day as well. Orientation is on Thursday, August 4th from 8:30-12:30pm in the main gym.

10th - 12th Grade Orientation Information

Orientation Dates and Information

10th - 12th grade students are expected to be at school according to this schedule:

Wednesday, August 3rd:

Sophomore Orientation: Last Names A-M: 9:00-10:30am, Last Names M-Z: 10:30-12:00pm

Junior Orientation: Last Names A-M1:00-2:30pm, Last Names M-Z: 2:30-4:00pm

Thursday, August 4th:

Senior Orientation: Last Names A-M: 1:00-2:30pm, Last Names N-Z: 2:30-4:00pm

Students will take their ID pictures, purchase PE clothes, submit forms, receive their free COVID test kit which they are expected to take on Monday prior to attending the first day of school and again on Thursday of the first week. Students will have their ID pictures taken in the practice gym.

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Student Class Schedules

Student Schedules will be available for pickup on the first day of school unless you are an incoming 9th grade student. Incoming 9th grade students will pick up their student schedules during freshmen orientation on August 4th. 10th - 12th grade students will receive their schedules from their advisory classes on the first day of school.

ALL students are to report to their advisory classroom by 8:30am on Tuesday, August 9th.

Daly City Mural

Jefferson High School PTSA President Victoria Magbilang had a vision to boost the arts scene in Daly City. With the support of Dragonfly Community Arts, a foundation that offers free arts education in San Mateo County, Jefferson High School GrizzArts program, advised by teacher Suzanne Koehnlein, helped bring this idea to life.

In turn, Dragonfly Community Arts hired Bay Area Mural Program (BAMP), a nonprofit organization of mural artists dedicated to creating inspiring public art, to work with our JHS students. BAMP led several workshops with GrizzArts to collaboratively design a mural to pay homage to our city.

After approaching several potential mural sites, the team got an agreement from Daly City Mitsubishi and the owner of its building to host the amazing artwork, and execution of the “Greetings from Daly City” mural began in early June, with students assisting BAMP artists with the painting.

Thank you to everyone who worked together to create a new landmark in Daly City.

Here is a quick video of the project.

It looks amazing! Go Grizzlies!!!

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Free Breakfast & Lunch for ALL Students

Jefferson High School will continue to offer Free Breakfast and Lunch to all of our students this year. However, we would still like to have families complete an application for Free and Reduced meals. The more students that we have qualify for free and reduced meals the more supports we will receive for our students.

COVID Updates

Student Safety during COVID:

This has been an extraordinary few years, with many challenges that we have worked through together. While we have all seen improvements with COVID 19 treatments and vaccines, we still need to be committed to the ongoing safety of students and staff at Jefferson High School. As such, we will continue to follow guidelines issued by the State and San Mateo County.

Masking is still being recommended at this time.

Students will receive two free COVID Rapid test kit when they come to school for their Orientation and ID Pictures. Students are expected to take the COVID test on Monday prior to attending the first day of school. We are also asking students take a second free COVID Rapid Test on Thursday. Please notify Jefferson HS attendance office at (650) 550-7700 if your student tests positive on either day.

Important Upcoming Dates

Wednesday, August 3:

Sophomore Orientation: Last Names A-M: 9:00-10:30am, Last Names N-Z: 10:30-12:00pm

Junior Orientation: Last Names A-M: 1:00-2:30pm, Last Names N-Z: 2:30-4:00pm

Thursday, August 4:

Frosh Orientation: 8:30-12:30pm Main Gym

Senior Orientation: Last Names A-M: 1:00-2:30pm, Last Names N-Z: 2:30-4:00pm

Tuesday, August 9:

First Day of School! School ends at 1:00pm

Tuesday, August 23:

Sportsmanship Night

Wednesday, August 24:

9th Grade Parent Orientation & Family BBQ - 6:00pm, Main Gym

Wednesday, August 31:

NO SCHOOL - District PD Day

Monday, September 5:

NO SCHOOL - Labor Day

Friday, September 9:

Progress Reports

Wednesday, September 14:

Back to School Night