Demo Family Memo 3.17.2023

Weekly News from Jefferson High School Middle College

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Jefferson High School-Mission

The mission of Jefferson High School is to create an inclusive and collaborative student-centered academic environment that promotes racial equity and social justice. Jefferson students will graduate as critical problem-solvers; resilient lifelong learners; and informed global stewards.

Message from the Principal

Demo Community;

This coming week is the last week for students to turn in their credit-contract work! Please make sure you remind and support your student in completion of their contracts. We still have tutoring and one more session of Saturday School to support our students in completion of their contracts.

Once we return from Spring Break, we will be sending home information regarding our 60-Day policy. This policy refers to the senior celebration schedule (prom, senior walk, senior sunset, etc..) We will provide more detailed information after Spring Break, so please be on the lookout.

Take care


Rose Festival Nominee, Crystal Roberts

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Congratulations to our Rose Festival Princess, Crystal Roberts. Along with the Royal Rosarians, we are thrilled to crown her as our Jefferson representative on this year's Rose Festival Rose Court on Tuesday, March 21st.

Yearbook Pre Orders and Senior Picture Deadline

Senior Pictures are due March 24th!

Email a high resolution JPEG to

You may also include a digital baby picture.

Questions? Email

Yearbook ordering: Pre-orders are open! These will arrive before the end of the school year.

There are a limited number, so don't wait! Order here:

Books can also be ordered in the main office.

Books are only $25!!!


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This Week's Schedule and Upcoming Events

March 20 A Day

March 21 B Day, Rose Festival Assembly Schedule

March 22 SAT and PreACT

March 22 Field Trips for all Non-Testing Students

March 23 B Day

March 24 A Day

March 24-- All Outstanding Grade Change Forms Due

Looking ahead:

  • Spring Break March 27-31

March 22: SATs, PreACTs, Seniors at PSU, and Zoo Field Trip

Families of Junior Demos--On March 22, Jefferson will be giving the SAT to all juniors. Scores on the SAT can provide strong evidence of college-readiness in the college admissions process. PPS is paying the cost of this school-day test for all juniors. Students do not need to opt-in to this test. All juniors will test in the AUX (small gym) for the duration of their school day. Once they have completed the testing they will be dismissed for the day.

Freshman and Non-Testing Sophomores will be participating in a field trip on March 22. Seniors will be attending a field trip to Portland State University on that same day. HERE IS A LINK TO THE PERMISSION SLIP. You are welcome to email signed slip to

B.E.A.M Black Student Success Summit and Black Baccalaureate

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Rose City Self Defense

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What is it? Rose City Self-Defense class is a free course designed to help people identify their risks, evaluate their strengths and explore their options for dealing with the threat of violence. During the course emphasis will be placed on:

• Identifying prevention strategies if faced with a dangerous situation

• Exploring intuition as a safety tool and exploring bias

• Understanding and practicing boundary setting skills

• Learning various escape options

• Exploring consent and abusive relationships

Practicing physical self-defense skills Class Details:

• For women & young women ages 13 and up (Young people between the ages of 13-16 are asked to be accompanied by a trusted participating woman adult) including folks who are trans and non-binary

• Completely free to participants!

• Must take all 3 classes in order!

• Registration opens on Tuesday, April 4th at 6:00pm • May class will be held on Wednesdays, May 3rd, 10th and 17th from 5:30-8:45 pm at the Jefferson High School Cafeteria, 5210 N Kerby Ave, Portland, OR 97217 • To Register:

College and Career

Get Schooled Portland is partnering with PPS to support Juniors and Seniors with:

  • Personalized Financial Aid Support
  • Scholarships & Grants
  • College App & Scholarship Essay Feedback
  • Finding a Summer Job
  • Custom Email and Text Alerts

Sign-up for support + enter to win a $1,000 Scholarship
from Get Schooled®

Middle College Updates

  • Mid term checks have been sent out to Beyond High School students for those currently enrolled in a PCC course. Please check in with your student to see how they are doing in their PCC class.

  • PCC spring term registration starts Tuesday March 7th. Please have your Junior or Senior student check in with their Beyond High School teacher or Middle College coordinators for support.

  • Textbooks for winter term are now available. Please check with Middle College coordinators for details. If your student has textbooks from previous terms, please return them to the Middle College office.

  • Students should be following their PCC schedule on flex days.

  • PCC Middle College Office is now virtual on Fridays, 9am-4pm. This is accessible through Google Meet using the code: PCC

Athletic Update March 20- March 25

It is a great time to become a DEMO! We are currently accepting athletic participation registration for Track and Field and Boys Baseball. Please go to and create an account and sign up to participate. Click this link to register… or type in

Athletics Schedule Week of March 20th - March 25th

Monday - March 20th

  • Track & Field Practice - 4pm

  • Baseball Practice - 3:45pm

  • Softball Practice - 3:45pm

Tuesday - March 21st

  • Track & Field Practice - 4pm

  • Baseball vs South Salem - Jefferson Baseball Field 4:30pm

  • Softball Practice - 3:45pm

Wednesday - March 22nd

  • Track & Field Practice - 4pm

  • Baseball Practice - 3:45pm

  • Softball Practice - 3:45pm

Thursday - March 23rd

  • Track & Field Practice - Blue and Gold Intersquad Meet 4pm

  • Baseball at Benson HS Marshall Campus 5pm

  • Softball Practice - 3:45pm

Friday - March 24th

  • Track & Field Practice - 4pm

  • Baseball Practice - 3:45pm

  • Softball Practice - 3:45pm

Saturday - March 25th

  • TBD

Jefferson High School Spring Sports

Jefferson Athletics is excited to offer Spring athletic programs which include Track & Field (Boys and Girls), and Baseball. For more information, contact: Diallo Lewis

Track & Field Baseball

Sarai Seekamp Clarence Richmond

Family ID Registration - Please visit Jefferson Family ID to register for Spring Sports. Student-athletes must complete registration, have a valid physical on file, and be cleared by the Jefferson Athletic Office in order to participate in Spring Sports beginning February 27th.

Academic Eligibility

Academic requirements are as follows and students who fail to meet any of these requirements are not eligible to participate in sports. 1) student must have passed five classes the previous semester; 2) student must be enrolled and be passing five classes in the current semester; 3) student must be making satisfactory progress toward graduation by earning the minimum number of credits: 4.5 credits by the start of 10th grade, 10 credits by the start of 11th grade, 17 credits by the start of 12th grade. In addition, students must have earned the following GPA the previous quarter: 2.0 with no F's or 2.5 with one F. Students who do not meet this requirement may register and participate but will be placed on academic probation for the current quarter and must attend study sessions.

Portland Public School Athletic Attendance Policy

A student athlete must attend school for the entire day of that practice.

A student athlete's absence from one or more classes in the days before the contest or practice must be excused. Attendance office must be notified prior to the absence.

Demos I Say!


Do you see a chromebook with a pink "Loaner" sticker on it at your house? Has your student told you their chromebook is locked? Do you see extra PPS chromebooks in your house that do not match the number of students that live with you?

Please remind students to return those to the office! We will make sure they have the appropriate book assigned as well as replenish our daily loaner box.

Head/Face Coverings

We continue to see students wearing inappropriate head/face covering while in school. This makes it hard to identify students in our school, which is a safety issue. Please make sure to go over the proper head/face attire with your student(s).

Students seen in violation will be asked to immediately remedy the situation or asked to leave for the day. Please review the following pictures below



Tutoring at Jefferson

Tutoring started! Students should take advantage of these opportunities to meet with teachers and recieve help in core subjects.

3:45 – 4:45

***Snacks provided***

MONDAYS: Spanish B32, English and Social Studies C10



Questions? Talk to Mr. Causey in c4 or

School Social Worker

Kiante Holmes (she/her)


(call or text)


Anya Hall (A-J)

Grades 9-12 Last Names A-J

971-231-9308 (call or text)

Sean Betker (K-Z)

Grades 9-12 Last Names K-Z

(971)231-9316 (call or text)


  • There are several way to excuse your student’s attendance:
  • Leave a message on our Attendance Line! 503-916-5180

  • Email

  • Send your student with a note

  • For all day Attendance, excuse it using Parentvue!

SUN School and SEI

After school Programing @SEI Center Monday & Wednesday 4pm-7pm transportation provided

After school SUN SCHOOL Programing Tuesdays and Thursdays at Jefferson for more info


Parent Coordinators: Vanessa McGee Kristen Wildanen , Raul Velasquez

Program Manager: Marcus White cell (503-891-1266)

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