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Jones Dolphins Make a SPLASH!

The Week of May 21, 2023

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Our Learning Community...

This week, most of our 3rd-5th graders completed their annual CAASPP Literacy and Mathematic! We are so so so proud of their hard work and taking these assessments seriously. Our 5th graders will take the Science portion next week and students who have not finished yet will be given time throughout next week to make up or complete any unfinished tests. Thank you for all of your support and encouragement!

Next week is the Scholastic Book fair! Students will be able to visit during the school day with their class and families can visit after school. Proceeds from the Book Fair go right back into our school library, purchasing new exciting titles for our students to enjoy!

Highlights from the Week...

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Now Enrolling...New Students for 2023-2024

If you are the parent/guardian of a student new to San Diego Unified, you can now enroll your child online! To start the online enrollment process, click on the link below. This will take you to a secure online solution provided by InfoSnap.

Only students who are enrolling for the first time in San Diego Unified School District may use our online registration system (some criteria applies). This option is available in both English and Spanish. (This online registration system is separate from the Online Enrollment Options Choice application).

After submitting the online enrollment, you will need to contact our front office at (619) 605-8800 to schedule an in-person enrollment appointment.

This online enrollment process is only for students who are new to San Diego Unified. If your child is currently enrolled, you do not need to complete this process.

*If your child is currently enrolled at another school site and they will be attending Jones Elementary for the 2023-2024 school year please contact our front office at (619) 605-8800 to schedule an in-person enrollment appointment. You can start our Jones enrollment paperwork by visiting our school website (link here).

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Online LCFF Forms Available Now

Each year the district is responsible for collecting information from our students’ families to support the Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF) process. The LCFF is hallmark legislation that fundamentally changed how all local educational agencies (LEAs) in the state are funded, how they are measured for results, and the services and supports they receive to allow all students to succeed to their greatest potential.

We are collecting information now and it will be applied to the 2023 – 24 school year. We believe that starting now will reduce the burden of collecting information during the busy time of opening school in the fall and will potentially yield more complete information that will increase the amount of funding that schools and the district receive from the state.

We are starting with our online system accessed through the Parent Portal in PowerSchool. In the portal, we ask parents and families to complete a very short questionnaire that increases the district’s opportunity to receive funds from the state. The information is kept confidential and only used for allowed purposes.

Please complete the form in Parent Portal as soon as possible. If you do not have a Parent Portal account, please contact our front office to set one up. By completing the survey, you will not only be supporting the district’s efforts, but increasing the chances of our school receiving more of this valuable funding.


LCFF DATA FORM IN PowerSchool Parent Portal (link)


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Upcoming Events...

Scholastic Book Fair

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Looking Ahead...


22-25 - Scholastic Book Fair - Library

26 - No School: Non-Instructional Day

29 - No School: Memorial Day

30 - VAPA: 3rd-5th grade


1 - Spring Showcase of Learning: 5:00 - 6:30 pm

2 - Achievement Awards

7 - Coffee with the Cops: 8:00 am in the Auditorium

7 - Student Council's Student Store

9 - Jones June Jamboree Sponsored by the PTA

12 - Kindergarten Promotion: 8:30 am in the Auditorium

12 - UTK Promotion: 1:00 pm in the Auditorium

13 - 5th Grade Promotion: 8:00 am in the Auditorium

14 - Last Day of School - Minimum Day

Choice Enrollment...

We have a few Choice spots left! Even though the choice enrollment window has closed--families of Kindergarteners through 5th grade who are still interested in attending Jones this coming fall can still complete a choice enrollment application.

If you know anyone interested in attending Jones for the 23-24 school year next year please have them call or stop by the office to sign up for a school tour and receive information for enrolling at our school through the Choice Office.

Choice Enrollment - San Diego Unified School District

Additional Resources for Families...

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Jones Elementary

Our mission is to ensure ALL students meet or exceed grade level expectations through rigorous, high-quality, standards based instruction in a safe, nurturing, collaborative learning environment where all students are preparing to be global citizens, college and career ready.

Check out our school website for PeachJar Flyers, Counseling Resources, Family Handbook, Staff Contact Lists, After School Programs, Enrollment Information and so much more!

Jones Elementary PTA

Our Parent Teacher Association works with Jones Elementary to provide programs and support to benefit the students, their families, teachers, school administration and the community. Run entirely by volunteers, the PTA raises money to support enrichment programs, program instructors, educational assemblies and field trips, family events, and special classroom supplies.

As always, we need your membership, support and ability to volunteer. You can become a member using Totem, a respected membership management service. Please contact us with other thoughts on how we are doing, and your ideas on how you can become involved. We look forward to hearing from you.