Jerabek Weekly Newsletter

Week of October 15, 2023

Family Friday Postponed- Rescheduling in the Works!

We apologize for the late notice of the cancellation of Family Friday on 10/13. Due to the increased threat alert warning issued late Thursday, 10/12, we were unable to reallocate staff to accommodate the influx of visitors during the event.

We want to thank our FFO for their support and coordination in supporting this extremely difficult decision. Shoutouts to Abby Flakes, Sharon Camarillo, Lindsay Smyres, and Jenny Cornelissen for their support in collecting and delivering lunches.

We will find a future date for a family day and will work with our FFO to make it extra special.

Thank you for your understanding and support in prioritizing safety!

In-N-Out Burger and Reading!!

Get ready for the In-N-Out Burger Cover-to-Cover Club challenge! Kids ages 4-12 can start logging books for the event on October 7th, full details can be found at

Great California ShakeOut Drill 10/19

This year's International ShakeOut Day is October 19, when millions of people worldwide will participate in earthquake drills at work, school, or home!

At 10:19 a.m. (local time) on 10/19, SDUSD schools will join millions of people across California practicing earthquake safety.

The office will be closed for approximately 15 minutes during this event. If you need to pick up your child on Thursday during this time, please make sure you pick your child up early or wait until the ShakeOut drill is over.

Jerabek Book Fair Thank You!

Thank you for supporting the Literati Book Fair!

Due to the postponement of Family Friday, the online store for the Literati Book Fair will remain open through Monday, October 16th.

Visit the Jerabek Book Fair Site now to shop online or learn about Literati’s awesome Book Club subscription program.

We would like to thank Emily Caballero for all her work in coordinating the book fair and all the volunteers for supporting the event!

Parent volunteers needed for Green Team Kickoff Week

We will be kicking off our new student-led Green Team on Tuesday, October 24th! We are looking for volunteers that can help with face painting during lunch on that day. If interested, please email

Thank you!

LCFF Data Collection

San Diego Unified School District (SDUSD) will again ask all school sites to collect Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF) forms for all students for the 2023-24 school year. LCFF data collection also affects Title I Eligibility/Ranking, and the higher the collection rate, the more funding the district as a whole and individual school sites will receive. The collection process is currently open and will run through October 31, 2023; but we ask for the needed information to be collected as soon as possible.

Your child’s school needs this information to help ensure it receives all the state funding to which it is entitled. It will not affect your child receiving free meals at this school as all children will have free access to meals this school year. You may have received an email from SDUSD with a link to complete the LCFF form on Survey Monkey.

The LCFF online form is available on the Parent Portal, and NOT on the student’s portal. To create a Parent Portal account, you will need:

  • A valid email address
  • Access ID and Password from your student's school

If you do not have the Access ID and Password for your student, please come to the front office with a photo ID (DL). You will need an Access ID and Password for each student you wish to link to your account.

Click here to access the Parent Portal

You may complete it using Survey Monkey or Parent Portal but you do not need to do both.


School Choice is designed for students who wish to attend a school other than their neighborhood school.

The Choice Application "Priority Window" for School Year 2024-2025 will be October 2, 2023 to November 15, 2023 and will be part of the lottery process which will be completed in February 2024. Parent notifications of the lottery results will be sent via email in early March 2024.


Attendance is a Jerabek focus this year! All California schools are funded based on ADA - Average Daily Attendance. Prompt and regular attendance is important at all times. When your child must be absent for any reason, please report the absence using this Google Form or call the office at (619) 605-1700 (Press 1) by 9:00 a.m. every day of non-attendance, giving the exact reason for the absence. Contact Susan Gallego at with any questions.

Thank you for your support!

Counseling and Guidance Resources

The SDUSD Counseling Department has shared a few resources and tools to assist students and families with managing their emotions, feelings, and stress. This first resource is the SDUSD Virtual Calming Room.

The next is the Community Mental Health Resource Guide for the Scripps Ranch community. Click here to access the guide.


EVERY student is welcome to join us for FREE Breakfast and Lunch each school day.

  • Universal FREE Meals start the first day of the 23-24 School Year.

  • Breakfast is served from 8:15-8:25 in the cafeteria.

Kid's Choice Breakfast

Kid's Choice Lunch

Drop-Off and Pick-Up Announcement

Please, Please, Please do not park, and leave your car unattended, in the 3-minute zone at drop-off and pick-up. This is a passenger loading and unloading zone. If you have relatives that drop off and pick up your student(s) please inform them of this important information!

Family Faculty Organization of Jerabek Elementary School

The Family Faculty Organization of Jerabek Elementary School, or FFO, is an organization similar to a PTA, made up of parents, community members, and staff who work together to provide students with added enrichment to their existing curriculum. Everyone who has a child at Jerabek is automatically a member of the FFO.

The FFO bridges the annual gap on hundreds of thousands of dollars in funding that is not given to school, teachers, and families due to service area’s median incomes. 97 cents of every dollar donated to the FFO goes directly back into programs and services for Jerabek Elementary families. To learn more visit the links below!

Click here to visit the FFO Website.

Click here to subscribe to the FFO mailing list.

Click here to get involved with Jerabek FFO.

Jerabek FFO Newsletter

October 11th Newsletter

Upcoming September Events

October 18 Scripps Ranch Cluster Meeting Marshall Middle School @ 4:30 PM

October 19 Great California Shakeout

October 19 SSC/SGT Meeting

October 19 @ 6:00 PM 3rd Grade Math and Science Night

October 20 Pledge Drive Ends!

October 23-31 Red Ribbon Week

October 26 Awards Assembly

October 26 @ 5:00 PM Trunk or Treat

October 27 Fall Picture Day

October 31 @ 8:40 AM Costume Parade