Superintendent Community Update

January 28, 2022

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Superintendent's Message

Dear JUHSD Community,


I hope this message finds you well. Slowly, but surely, the number of COVID-19 cases being reported to the District are dropping. This is a good sign that we doing our part to fight off the Omicron Variant as it sweeps through the Bay Area.


I ask that you keep doing what you're doing. Wearing high quality face masks, getting vaccinated, maintaining healthy hygiene practices and keeping social distance is making a difference. I thank you for your diligence in stopping the spread of this virus.


Have a wonderful weekend!


Warmly,


Toni Presta

Superintendent

District Advisory Committee

Please join us for the District Advisory Committee Meeting on February 10, 2022 via Zoom from 6:30-7:45 pm. Agenda topics will include:


  • Local Control and Accountability Plan's annual update on goals, actions, and services,
  • Federal and state budget allocation
  • Review of Request to CDE for Waiver of Certain Education Code Provisions Related to Property Disposition


To RSVP, please click on this link.

FAQs from Cal/OSHA

The California Occupational Safety and Health Administration (Cal/OSHA) recently updated their COVID-19 Emergency Temporary Standards Frequently Asked Questions found on the State of California's website. Please take a moment to read their most updated responses to some of our most asked questions by clicking HERE.

Honoring Black History Month

In February, Black History Month is celebrated to honor the achievements of African Americans and to recognize their central role in U.S. history. Since 1976, every American president has designated February as Black History Month and endorsed a specific theme.


The Black History Month 2022 theme, “Black Health and Wellness,” explores "the legacy of not only Black scholars and medical practitioners in Western medicine, but also other ways of knowing (e.g., birthworkers, doulas, midwives, naturopaths, herbalists, etc.) throughout the African Diaspora. The 2022 theme considers activities, rituals and initiatives that Black communities have done to be well."


For additional information on Black History Month, please click here.

Happy Lunar New Year

February 1, 2022 marks the beginning of the Year of the Tiger in the Chinese Lunar Calendar. Click HERE for a list of Lunar New Year celebrations and events hosted throughout the Bay Area, including a kickoff festival and mini parade taking place this Saturday in SF's Historic Chinatown!


For more on the history of Lunar New Year, please click here.

We're Linked!

Want to see what JUHSD is posting to their social media accounts? Find out by visiting our Linktree account.


Look for us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and LinkedIn @JUHSD1

Board Meeting Highlights, January 25, 2022

Important information is shared during JUHSD Board of Education meetings, yet not everyone is able to attend or view the entire meeting.


Please view highlights from Tuesday’s Board Meeting, including updates from the District's COVID Response Team, by clicking here.

Change Scholarship 2022

Each year, the Wealth By Health Foundation grants $2,000 scholarships to three exceptional high school seniors from low-income families to pursue higher education. This scholarship is an encouragement for young individuals to transform into community leaders and take initiative on their future goals continuously after high school.


Students will be awarded for their academic excellence, community leadership, and a desire for continuous personal growth. The application deadline is May 2nd, 2022.

For more information about this organization, and the 2022 Steps For Change Scholarship, please click here or on this electronic flyer.

Additional Scholarship Opportunities

*San Mateo County Farm Bureau Scholarships (12th Grade Students), Deadline is January 28, 2022:

The San Mateo County Farm Bureau is now accepting applications for its 2022 scholarships for students majoring in agriculture. Graduating seniors planning to major in an agriculture-related subject should apply through the application. Please click here to learn more.


*College Board Opportunity Scholarships (Incoming High School Seniors), Ends February 28, 2022:

The College Board Opportunity Scholarships program helps incoming high school seniors stay on track with the college planning process while offering them chances for $500 scholarships for each college planning action they complete. When students complete all six steps, they earn a chance at a $40,000 scholarship. Learn more.


*NOBLE Scholarship (High School Seniors), Application due March 11, 2022:

The National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives (NOBLE) San Francisco Bay Area Chapter is offering $1,000 scholarships to students pursuing higher education in criminal justice-related fields. Students must have a minimum 2.75 GPA to apply. Learn more.

Good News from School

Amazing moments are taking place every single day at our JUHSD sites and we want to know about it! Please feel free to share those happy moments with us and we might just feature this in one of our online publications next week! Good news from school can be emailed to communication@jeffersonunion.net.

Design the Official Logo!

2022 marks the 100th anniversary of Jefferson Union High School District, first opening its doors to JHS students in 1922! To honor this historic year for the District, a celebration will be held in conjunction with the official ribbon cutting of the newly constructed Educational Staff Housing Complex later on this spring, and we're looking for JUHSD alumni, current students or staff to design the official logo for this event! To review the official rules/guidelines for this contest, and enter this contest, please click HERE. The deadline for this submission form is Tuesday, February 1st. For more information, please email Austin Worden, District Director of Communication and Staff Housing.