JHS Student/Family Weekly Update

Week of January 25th News, Links & Updates

We are proposing a new bell schedule for next year. Please plan to attend the meeting to hear the proposal going before the JHS School Site Council.

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Special School Site Meeting Scheduled this Monday, January 25th from 2p-3p. Re: New Bell Schedule Proposed for Next Year!

School Site Council (SSC) is a decision-making body made up of staff, teachers, students, and parents. The SSC meets for two main purposes: to approve or deny proposals for spending federal money and to evaluate the effectiveness of these proposals. In short, the SSC determines the best way to spend the federal funding we receive. The meeting will be set as a webinar, with the SSC and members of the Core Master Schedule team as panelists discussing the use of funds to support the 4x4 schedule proposed for next year. If the SSC approves funding, we will continue to move forward with our timeline, including a staff vote on Friday, January 29th. If you would like to address the SSC during the meeting, please submit this "public comment card." Once we start discussing the proposal, public comments will no longer be accepted. Here are documents for your review:

  1. Agenda
  2. Proposed Bell Schedule
  3. Proposal

You can participate in the webinar as an attendee here: https://juhsd-net.zoom.us/j/97131118102

Other Meeting Dates:

  • February 11, 2021
  • March 11, 2021
  • April 15, 2021
  • May-TBD

Meeting Link: https://juhsd-net.zoom.us/j/97131118102


SPSA Summary

SSC CDE Guidelines

CTE Awareness Month

JUHSD families and staff, students will sign up for next year’s courses in the near future. At JUHSD we offer a variety of Career Technical Education (CTE) courses. CTE courses provide work-based learning opportunities along with college and career exploration. Come and watch live presentations by the CTE teachers to find out more about their exciting courses, view industry guest speakers, and postsecondary opportunities. Visit the CTE Awareness Page for details and zoom links or scan the QR code below.

***All links to the events are located on the CTE Awareness Page***

Week of Jan 25th CTE Awareness Events

Monday, Jan 25th - Live session with CTE teachers

WHS/TNHS/JHS - 1:30pm-2:00pm

Wednesday, Jan 27th - Industry Guest Speaker

Phuc Tran - Sheriff Department

Friday, Jan 29th - Postsecondary

IBEW Local 617 - Electrical Apprenticeship

Don't forget to Checkout Grizzly News and the Terra Nova Times

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We need volunteers! Both at Jefferson High School.

Food Bank: Every 2nd and 4th Saturday, 8am-1pm, sign up here

Covid Testing: Every Saturday, 2pm-6pm. Just show up, and if there is a sign up sheet, I (Monica) will send it later.

Link to volunteer signups


JUHSD in collaboration with the County Office of Health is hosting COVID-19 testing every Friday and Saturday from 2 pm to 6 pm. We use the Curative, PCR, self-administered mouth swab test. The test is no-cost and anyone five years and older can be tested. We use volunteers at registration, check-in, and parking lot / line management. Full PPE is provided, we are outside and we follow socially distancing measures to keep everyone safe.

It is helpful to know how prevalent COVID-19 is in the JUHSD community and we can only do that if everyone gets tested, not just those that have symptoms. So the other way to help is to spread the word to your students and their families to come down and take advantage of testing. Especially those that live in Daly City as the area has seen a recent uptick in the infection rate. I have attached flyers that can be sent out to families.

Thank you for all you do for our students, families, and communities!

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I want to bring your attention to a new tool that students have access to — Paper.Co

Paper is an online 24-hour a day tutoring service. Students chat with live tutors who are trained in the Socratic Method (meaning they ask questions to help guide students — they don’t give answers). Students can get help in all their subject areas and tutors speak English, Spanish, Mandarin, and (randomly) French — it’s based in Quebec!

A particularly cool feature on paper is their essay review function. In this, students can upload an essay to Paper and within 24-48 hours they receive line by line feedback.

From Paper's website:

Tutors highlight areas where the student can improve and explain why. In general, they focus on global revision (content, organization, and tone), with a smaller focus on sentence-level revision (clarifying individual sentences, addressing errors in grammar and punctuation). They check to see if there are any specific, immediately obvious issues and focus on providing feedback on how to improve these when completing the review. Please note that the tutors will not fix every aspect of a paper. Ultimately, we are working with the writer at large, not the paper. Our goal is not simply to help the student improve this one particular piece of writing, but to help the student improve as a writer for all future essays.

A second nifty bit is that you can see what students upload and what feedback they receive. You also can see which students are chatting with the tutors about your class and what questions they’re asking.

To log in to Paper, both you and the students “Log in Using Google”.

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Emergency Financial Assistance for Families:

The County of San Mateo still has $5 million in unspent funding for emergency financial assistance for individuals/families. This funding can help anyone living in San Mateo County pay rent, mortgage, utilities, transportation, car repair, medical expenses or other emergency needs. Please share the attached Emergency Financial Assistance/COVID Resources for Families flyers with your families. English, Spanish, and Chinese flyers are attached, and more information can be found on the County of San Mateo website.

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San Mateo County Public Wifi Project:

A list of 25 sites going live (13 SMC Public Library and 12 Public Library WiFi) across the county that will provide free public WiFi to over 1,400 K-12 students.

The flyer highlights the latest SMC Public WiFi locations that can be visited to get online.

To find other SMC Public WiFi sites please visit the SMC Public WiFi webpage at: https://www.smcgov.org/smc-public-wifi-project.

Connecting to SMC Public WiFi is as simple as 1-2-3.

1. From your laptop, tablet, or phone, please go to your WiFi settings and select the network called SMC Public WiFi. No password is needed.

2. A screen will come up asking you to accept the terms and conditions of the county’s Acceptable Use Policy. Select Accept. You must accept these terms and conditions in order to connect to the Internet.

3. Click the Done button on the upper right-hand corner of the screen. You are now connected to the Internet.

Connecting to a library’s public network.

· Connecting to a library’s public WiFi will follow a similar process by accessing the network from the WiFi settings on your device. The network will be named after the library you are visiting.

o Similar terms and conditions may appear and will need to be accepted before connecting to the Internet.

*The County of San Mateo is not responsible for the Public Library’s network, terms and conditions, or performance.

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Sora is really amazing and allows high school students access to Daly City Public Library/Peninsula Library System's entire eBook and audio collection just by using their school credentials (they don't need a library card)! Once they log in, your students will need to "add a library," (Daly City Public/Peninsula Library System) in order to have full access.

Your Sora Starter reading platform has launched! E-books on the web or on your device.

Students will log in to Sora the same way they access your district's resources: their Google credentials using their school username and password.

1) In a browser visit https://soraapp.com/library/juhsd.

2) On a device, download the Sora app through the Google Play or Apple App stores and use setup code juhsd.

3). Browse the Explore tab and borrow a book, audio. Your book will open so you can start reading right away.
From there, you can:
• Click or tap Open Book or Open Audiobook to read or listen to the book.
• Click or tap Options to renew or return the book, get to your notes and highlights, and more.

Daly City Public Library/Peninsula Library System Limits:
• 15 Checkouts
• 15 Holds

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Classroom Engagement: As we begin the spring semester, greater emphasis will be placed on each of us engaging with our camera on. This may be for small portions of a class period or more extended periods of time. As a school, we believe working with our camera on will create a greater level of engagement and connection between members of our community. Not sure how to start doing this? Talk with your Counselor!

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Accounting Career Awareness Program (ACAP) and CalCPA VIRTUAL EVENT

Date: Thursday, January 28 Time: 3:00-4:30 PM There will be $25 DoorDash gift certificates for the first 50 students who register, and AirPods raffled amongst all participants! Registration at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/acap-in-a-day-with-calcpa-tickets-131664797955 Join the Accounting Career Awareness Program (ACAP) and CalCPA for an information session on navigating your education and career. You will hear from Eric Abrams, Chief Inclusion Officer at Stanford University, as he talks about his experiences and shares recommendations on how you can navigate your own path. You will also hear from a panel of professionals as they share insights on their careers in business. This will be followed by an opportunity to network in breakout rooms with diverse professionals from RSM, Kaiser, AirBnB, KPMG, Lending Club, Clorox, PwC, Reddit, EY, Deloitte, Moss Adams, Facebook, and Grant Thornton.

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Virtual Event Date: Saturday, February 6, 2021, from 8:00 AM to 5:30 PM

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We are sending this survey to you on behalf of our community partner, ACCEL San Mateo County, which is a consortium of Adult Schools and Community Colleges in San Mateo County. Their mission is to improve the educational and career outcomes of adult learners throughout the region.

This survey is used to determine what type of in-demand short term career training courses leading to employment opportunities you would be interested in attending if offered by ACCEL San Mateo County.

Your participation is completely voluntary. Your information will help design and plan future course offerings in San Mateo County. The survey should take about 10-15 minutes. Your responses are anonymous. No personal information is collected.

ACCEL Career Education Survey in English


Additionally, you will find the links to the documents which you can download and customize:

  1. Link: Letter to Participants [English]

  2. Link: Letter to Participants [Spanish]

  3. Link: Letter to Participants [Chinese]

The Survey implementation period: Monday, January 4, 2021 thru Friday, February 26, 2021.

Should you have any questions or concerns, please contact Ka’Ryn Holder-Jackson, Executive Director, ACCEL San Mateo at kholderjackson@smuhsd.org.

Please click the links below Wellness drop -in hours as well as Group Flyers with Zoom info:

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To receive direct athletic updates, please join the Jefferson Athletics Google Classroom by clicking this link.

Join Code: vfcpjau

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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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Get your flu shot at:

Home-bound patients who need flu shots should call 1-800-675-8437.

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Through Student Leaders®, Bank of America recognizes high school students who lead and serve in their own communities and beyond. We connect Student Leaders to tools and resources to help make communities better.

As a Student Leader, you will:

  • Work as a paid intern at a local nonprofit for eight weeks
  • Attend the week-long Student Leaders Summit in Washington, D.C. *
  • Develop leadership and career skills
  • Connect with like-minded students from your own community and across the country

*In-person events will be in line with local and national guidelines around gatherings and travel and may be subject to change.

High School Juniors and Seniors:

Apply from now - January 29, 2021.

Apply today

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Cap and gown orders can be placed via the website www.highschool.herffjones.com.

You can also call Herff Jones at 866-238-5336 to place that order.