Superintendent Community Update

November 5, 2021

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Superintendent's Message

Dear JUHSD Community,

In observance of Veterans Day, our district office and schools will be closed on Thursday, November 11, 2021. Veterans Day is a holiday to honor our military veterans, their service, and the sacrifices they and their families have made to protect our country. I encourage our school community to learn more about the role veterans have played in U.S. history by clicking here. To all our veterans, we thank you.

Please note that school is in session on Friday, November 12th.

Have a great weekend.


Toni Presta


Daylight Savings Time Change

Daylight Saving Time ends on Sunday, November 7, 2021, at 2:00 am. At this time, clocks will “fall back” one hour, giving us more daylight in the dark autumn and winter mornings. See details about the history of this change and why we still observe DST today, please click on this article link from The Old Farmer's Almanac website.

COVID Testing for Students

COVID-19 testing for students began on Monday, November 1st and takes place before school, during brunch, and lunch. There is no cost to students or families and insurance information does not need to be provided. When asked, you may fill in your insurance information, or you may select that you choose not to provide this information.

Testing is strictly voluntary for all students, with the exception of those who participate in close contact sports (indoors without masks). Those students are subject to mandatory testing and will be notified separately of their requirement to test.

All students whom wish to test will need to register, only once. Students under the age of 18 must have guardian consent to complete the registration form.

Links for registration are school site specific, so each student will need to register for testing at their specific school:

Adult Transition Program

Jefferson High School

Oceana High School

Terra Nova High School

Thornton High School

Westmoor High School

More more information, please contact Michele Jones, District COVID Response Director.

Dia de los muertos Celebration at Westmoor High, November 1st

Oceana High in the News!

Students from Laurie Hughes' cooking class partnered with Pie Ranch Farms in Pescadero to help with the Hopi Blue Corn Harvest. As quoted in their monthly newsletter, one OHS student said, "It felt so grounding to sit around shucking the corn and reminded her of her upbringing in Nicaragua." For more information on this amazing partnership, along with other ways in which you can volunteer with Pie Ranch Farms, please click here to read their November online newsletter.

Board Meeting Highlights, November 2nd

Important information is shared during Board of Education meetings, yet not everyone is able to attend or view the entire meeting.

Please view highlights from Tuesday’s Board Meeting, including mention of Jefferson High School's centennial celebration, by clicking here.

National STEM & STEAM Day

National STEM/STEAM Day is held on November 8th, encouraging and inspiring young people to explore and pursue their interests in Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math.

JUHSD Career Technical Education (CTE) pathways offer a curriculum that aims to strengthen STEAM literacy and ignite interest in STEAM-related careers among all students. Our CTE programs are high-quality and provide a deeper understanding of STEAM career pathways, building interest and skills in STEAM by making content more relevant and tangible.

CTE pathways demonstrate the link between what's taught in the classroom with the wider world. CTE Capstone graduates will gain the skills and knowledge necessary to be global citizens, effective communicators, industry-ready, problem solvers, critical thinkers, and leaders. Our project and problem based learning illustrates the power of CTE and STEAM to address real-world challenges.

For more information on our District's CTE program, please view their October 2021 Newsletter.

College Application and Financial Aid Information Night

Join us Tuesday, November 9th, 6:30-7:30 pm for a college application and financial aid information night. This event is for all 11th & 12th-grade families. The event will take place in the Serramonte Del Rey Galleria, 699 Serramonte Blvd, Daly City.

JUHSD counselors will be on hand to provide information on the California college systems, application process, financial aid, and using the California Colleges platform.

We look forward to seeing you on Tuesday.

Click here to view the flyer.

Click here to view the flyer in Spanish.

For more information, please email District CTE Coordinator Denise Shreve,

Native American Heritage Month

National Native American Heritage Month provides San Mateo County educators the opportunity to teach students about the Ohlone people, their role in the history of the county and the Bay Area, and their efforts to keep their culture alive.

Learn more on the San Mateo County Office of Education’s website.

Enrollment for the 2022-2023 School Year

Online enrollment for incoming 9th Graders will begin on November 15th.

  • JUHSD will send a “JUHSD ParentVue Notification” email to the email address on file at your student’s current school (please make sure your email address is up to date)
  • If you do not receive the “JUHSD ParentVue Notification” email or letter by December 1, 2021, please contact
  • Through the JUHSD ParentVUE account, parents will:

  1. verify and update student demographic information
  2. upload three (3) Proofs of Residency
  3. Choose and rank schools. Review JUHSD Enrollment Policy at

Please visit our District's Enrollment Page for more information.

Parent Forum: Helping Your Child Build Good Habits

Join Dr. Eran Magen, parent-child communication expert, for a free online parent forum to discuss ways in which we can better support our children in fostering good habits. For more information on this November 12th, 12:00 pm event, please click HERE.

ADHD Parent Support Group

Do you feel like you are all alone as a parent of a child with ADHD? You are not alone—come and join other parents of kids with ADHD at Children's Health Council (CHC) parent support group. This monthly group will be facilitated by Emily Cree, PsyD.

Space is limited for parent support groups as these are interactive discussion groups. To register for this free virtual November 9th,12:00 pm event, please click here.

Help Improve Transportation in Daly City

The San Mateo County City/County Association of Governments wants your feedback! Many of us rely on public transportation for our daily living needs, yet face obstacles getting from place to place.

If you're experiencing transportation concerns with the Daly City area, please take a moment to fill out the CBTP (Community Based Transportation Plans) Community survey:

In English :

En Español :

For more information on the CBTP, please click here.