Demo Family Memo 3.3.2023

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 week Tuesday March 7th, Jefferson will be conducting a school-wide Lockdown drill. This is required by the state of Oregon and is just a drill. We will let students know that this is a drill.

Have a great weekend!!!

Lady Demo Playoff Game at Clackamas HS Tonight!

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Congratulations to our Lady Demos on their win against Sherwood on Tuesday.

They play at Clackamas HS tonight in Round 2 of the 6A Playoffs.

Tickets may be purchased ahead of time by going to:

Volunteer Opportunity March 22

Greetings Demo Families!

We need your help! This is a great opportunity to support our students at Jefferson.

On March 22nd, our Juniors will be taking the SAT and our Sophomores have the opportunity to take the Pre-ACT. We would like to take our 9th grade and non-testing 10th grade students on a field trip to the Zoo from 9am-2:00pm. To do this, we need between 10-15 volunteers to chaperone alongside our staff. It is a wonderful opportunity to connect with students in a FUN way.

You must have a valid background check on file. These are valid for 3 years. The application can be found here:

If you are curious if your background check is still valid, please contact

Please confirm your interest by March 10th by emailing

Your help is necessary in making sure this trip happens!

Thanks for considering!

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.

Families of Sophomore Demos--The Oregon Department of Education recently announced a requirement for school districts to offer the PreACT to all 10th graders for the 2022-2023 school year. While PPS 10th graders participated in the PSAT last October, we are required to provide an opportunity for all 10th graders to participate with the PreACT this Spring. The PreACT assessment predicts student performance on the ACT test and offers career-interest information to your students to make informed decisions and plan for the future. Jefferson will be offering the PreACT on March 22 at no cost to you. Your sophomore must opt-in to take the PreACT by March 10, 2023. Opt-in forms will be distributed and returned to Chemistry teachers.

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.

Demo Alumni Interviews

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This Week's Schedule and Upcoming Events

March 6 A Day

March 7 B Day, Lockdown DRILL

March 8 A Day FLEX

March 9 B Day FLEX

March 10 All 8

March 11 Saturday School 9-12 Kerby St Entrance

Looking ahead:

  • SATs for all Juniors on March 22
  • Spring Break March 27-31

TOMORROW!! Credit Recovery, Saturday School Sign Ups

Students who did not not complete coursework for semester one, but are near completion, will be invited to participate in Credit Recovery at Jefferson High School. Jefferson teachers will support students Saturdays in February and March to finish semester criteria. We will host Credit Recovery On Saturday, February 25th, March 4th, and March 11th from 9-12:00. Please contact to sign your student up or to get more information.

Demo Student Poetry Slam

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Jefferson Poetry Slam is Wednesday, April 5th from 3:00-4:30 in the library. All students are welcome to perform their original poetry. See Ms. Morlock in the library for more information.

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

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Athletic Update March 4- March 12

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 6th - March 11th

Monday - March 6th

  • Varsity Girls Basketball Practice - 3:45-5:30pm Jefferson Aux

  • Track & Field Practice - 4pm

  • Baseball Practice - 3:45pm

Tuesday - March 7th

  • Varsity Girls Basketball Practice - 3:45-5:30pm Jefferson Aux

  • Track & Field Practice - 4pm

  • Baseball Practice - 3:45pm

Wednesday - March 8th

  • Varsity Girls Basketball Playoff Game TBD

  • Track & Field Practice - 4pm

  • Baseball Practice - 3:45pm

Thursday - March 9th

  • Varsity Girls Basketball Practice - 3:45-5:30pm Jefferson Aux

  • Track & Field Practice - 4pm

  • Baseball Practice - 3:45pm

Friday - March 10th

  • Varsity Girls Basketball Playoff Game TBD

  • Track & Field Practice - 4pm

  • Baseball Practice - 3:45pm

Saturday - March 11th

  • Varsity Girls Basketball Playoff Game 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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