Jason Lee Middle School
8500 NW 9th Ave Vancouver, Wa 98665-7715
Principal: Megan Vickery
Assoc. Principal: Patrick Mahaney
Dean: Kari Brandt
Secretary: Kimberly Childress (360) 313-3502
Registrar: Sharon Hoekstra (360) 313-3510
Business Office: April Schreiner (360) 313-3507
Attendance Office: Lori Frank (360) 313-3520
Family Resource Center: Tina Cruz (360) 223-6478
School Psychologist: Laree Foster (360) 313-3588
Library/Media Center: Cheryl Miller (360) 313-3512
Nurse: Joy Feltz (360) 313-3508
Interventions Specialist: Rachel Melo
Karen Davis (Student last names from A-G) (360) 313-3576
Stephanie Amato (Student last names from H-O) (360) 313-3587
Danijel Brdar (Student last names from P-Z) (360) 313-3528
First Day of School
6th Grade Kick Start
All Jason Lee Middle School sixth graders will be starting school on Monday August 30, 2021. This will allow 6th graders to find out procedures and classrooms before we have a full student body.
This is a regular school day (9:15 am to 3:45 pm)
busses will be running on scheduled routes
lunches available for students
7th & 8th Grade Students
All Jason Lee Middle School 7th & 8th grader's first day of school will be Tuesday, August 31, 2021
New School Hours
School staff members will provide before- and after-school activities for students affected by these changes.
VPS is hiring additional bus drivers. Know someone who might be interested in becoming a substitute bus driver? Get details on applying now.
In addition, our middle and late elementary school schedule will be shifting to 9:15 to 3:45. We will be offering instructional, support, and enrichment opportunities for students before and after school and will work with staff on supporting these programs.
To accommodate these changes, we will provide instructional supports and extensions to students who arrive early or stay late due to changed bus schedules. We want our certified staff to have the opportunity to provide these learning opportunities for students.
Bus Stops & Skyward Family Access
Bus stop lists will be posted for families to view on the district's website as soon as the reports are completed (vansd.org/buses/)
family access will be turned on 8/25/2021 by 2:00 pm.
Youth Opportunity Pass Parent Consent 2021-22
C-TRAN, Vancouver Public Schools, the Evergreen School District, WSSB, WSD, and Vancouver Parks and Recreation have formed a partnership to provide free access to public transit and local community centers for all currently enrolled middle and senior high school students who wish to participate. As a participant in this program, your child will receive one full year of free public transit access starting September 1 and continuing through the following August 31. It does not provide service past the Columbia River into Portland.
Please come to the front office for a hard copy application or email firstname.lastname@example.org for a digital version. Expect a couple days to process the forms.
Free After School Fall and Winter Dance Sessions
Each session lasts eight weeks, so students receive eight hours of extracurricular dance education. Sign up deadline is September 10th.
During the program students hone their technical and creative skills as dancers. Students in the program are able to learn specific styles of dance such as ballet, jazz, modern, hip hop, and even cultural dance styles like Mexican Folklorico. Not only do students get to explore the technique of dance, but they also have the opportunity to create dances with other students. Students are encouraged to collaborate while exploring and choreographing based on various stimuli. It is an amazing experience for students to work with students from other schools who share their love for dance. At the end of the sessions the students have a chance to show their families what they learned and perform to a real audience. The program is open to students in grades 3-8. Classes are one hour once a week. Students should wear comfortable clothing that allows them to move freely. Special dance shoes are not necessary, but students may wear them if they wish.
Online Registration form: https://forms.gle/YcAV9y1UuGggqKmS7
*Please print and fill out the medical consent form (link below) and email to email@example.com OR firstname.lastname@example.org. You may also turn it into your school office or mail to:
Barb Nelson/Libby Odren
JPC - Visual and Performing Arts
2901 Falk Rd, Vancouver, WA 98661
Practice Schedule (all practices start on August 30th)
To register, go through Family ID. Contact our business clerk, April Schreiner, for questions about registration status, physicals, and fees
*Cross Country (6th, 7th, 8th grade boys and girls) will practice from 3:45 - 5:15 PM
*7th grade girls Volleyball will practice from 3:45 - 5:15 PM through the first week of school. Starting 9/7, 7th grade Volleyball athletes will practice before school from 7:15 - 8:45 AM
*8th grade girl’s volleyball will practice from 3:45 - 5:15 PM
*6th/7th grade Flag Football will practice from 3:45 - 5:15 PM
*8th grade Tackle Football will practice from 3:45 - 5:15 PM
***For Tackle Football, plan to pick up your child by 5:30. Players need time to change after practice.
Please email the following head coaches with specific questions:
8th grade tackle football: Doug Graham, email@example.com
Flag Football is currently in need of a head coach
8th grade Volleyball: Meghan Boss, firstname.lastname@example.org
7th grade Volleyball: Lee Epperson, email@example.com
Cross Country: Tahlia Silvey, firstname.lastname@example.org and Joie Matteo, email@example.com
2021-2022 VPS Middle School Athletic Calendar
REGISTER ONLINE at www.familyid.com
FALL SEASON: Tackle (Jefferson), Flag Football (MAC), Volleyball (Discovery), Cross Country (Jason Lee)
*Tackle football start practice August 30, end October 20
*VB, Flag, XC start practices August 30 (**cut-off date is 9/3), end Oct 13 (VB/Flag) and Oct.19 (XC)
*SOP Meetings for VB, FB & CC TBD
*Scheduling Meeting – September 7, 8:00 - 3:30, JPC Lobby Conference Room
*Tackle football (16 practices) games on September 22, 29, October 6, 13, 20
*Volleyball/Flag (11 practices) game dates: Sept. 15, 17, 20, 22, 24, 27, 29, Oct. 1, 4, 6, 11, 13
*Cross Country (12 practices) meets: September 16, 21, 30, October 5, 7, 14
*Run-A-Ree September 10 (8 practices)
*Cross Country culminating event October 19
EARLY WINTER SEASON: Wrestling (Alki) & Girls’ Basketball (Gaiser)
*Start practices October 25 (**cut-off date is 10/29), end December 15
*SOP Meetings for GBB & WR TBD
*Scheduling meeting – November 4, 9:30 - 3:30, JPC West Conference Room
*Wrestling (12 practices) meets on November 10, 17, December 1, 8, 15
*Wrestling tournament: December 11 @ Hudson’s Bay
*Basketball (12 practices) game dates: November 10, 12, 15, 17, 19, 22, Dec. 1, 3, 6, 8, 10, 13, 15
LATE WINTER SEASON: Boys’ Basketball (Disco), Girls’ Bowling (Jeff), Unified Basketball (MAC)
*Start January 4, (**cut-off date 1/10), end February 28
*SOP Meeting TBA
*Scheduling meeting – January 12 @ TBD
*Game (11 practices) dates: January 19, 21, 24, 26, 31 February 2, 4, 7, 9, 11, 14, 16, 18, 23, 25, 28
*SOP Meeting January 30 @ 4:00 pm @ Jefferson
*Start practices February 7 (**cut-off date 2/11), end March 29
*Start contests Feb. 23 (11 practices) dates: Feb 23, 25, 28, Mar 2, 4, 7, 9, 11, 14, 16, 18, 21, 23, 25
*District bowling meet on March 28
*Start practices February 28; Skills evaluation March 9
*Game dates: March 16, 23, 30 @ TBA
SPRING SEASON: Track (Jason Lee) & Unified Soccer (Gaiser)Track
*SOP Meeting TBD
*Start practices April 11, (**cut off 4/15), end May 26
*Meets (11 practices): April 28, May 5, 9, 12, 19
*All Star Meet on May 26 @ CRHS
*Start practices April 25; Skills evaluation May 4
*Game dates: May 11, 18, 25 @ Kiggins
Message from our Nurse
Getting Ready for School 2021-2022
Students must be fully immunized prior to the first day of school which is Tuesday August 31st.
As a reminder, a Tdap booster is required for all students in 7th and 8th grade. A Tdap vaccination is acceptable if given on or after 10 years age.
Please submit medically verified immunization records which could be:
- Certificate of Immunization Status (CIS) signed by a doctor
- CIS filled out by a parent or guardian with medical records attached
- CIS, from MyIR.net., of your child's official vaccine record.
Medication in School
- Have your child's physician complete the Medication in School form
- Your clinic can fax the orders directly to the school at (360) 313-3501 - A parent signature is required at the bottom of the form.
- Bring in your child's medication and orders (if not faxed) before school starts .Please bring them in a week before school starts.
- If the medication is for a life-threatening condition, the medication, orders, and health plan MUST be in the school office BEFORE your child can start school!
- Please call the office at (360) 313-3500 or email the school nurse. Joy Feltz at Joy.Feltz@vansd.org if you have questions.
- Asthma (Some students)
- Seizures (Some students)
Individualized Health Plans, Fall 2021
The Individualized Health Plan must be renewed yearly before schools starts:
- Look over your child's Health Plan, edit it as needed, then sign and date it, as indicated on the bottom of the form.
- Return the Health Plan to the school as soon as possible. This will enable your child's teacher and the school nurse to safely prepare for your child.
Top 10 FAQs about returning to school in fall 2021
Will students learn in person or remotely?
Students and families have two instructional options:
● In-person learning five days per week on a regular school schedule
● Full-remote learning through Vancouver Virtual Learning Academy at the Heights Campus
Will schools operate on a regular schedule?
Schools will be open for in-person learning five days per week on a regular schedule (see school websites for hours). The first day of school is Aug. 31. Students will get out of school 40 minutes early on Mondays when school is in session to give teachers time to plan and collaborate.
Are masks required?
All staff and students must wear face coverings or masks indoors and on school buses regardless of vaccination status. An acceptable mask alternative is allowed (e.g., surgical mask or clear face shield with a drape). Students may take mask breaks as needed. Masks are not required outdoors.
What if a student cannot wear a mask?
The mask requirement has exceptions for:
● Kids under age 2
● People with medical condition, mental health condition, developmental or cognitive condition or disability that prevents wearing a face covering
● Those who are deaf or hard of hearing
Alternative options or accommodations may be possible under Section 504 or the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act. Parents and guardians may contact their child’s school to discuss options.
Are daily health surveys/attestations required?
No, daily health screenings and attestations are no longer required. However, a student should stay home if they are running a fever or experiencing other symptoms of illness.
Who will have to quarantine if someone at the school tests positive?
It depends on whether there are close contacts of the person who tests positive, if they are showing any symptoms and whether they are fully vaccinated. People who are fully vaccinated are not required to quarantine or isolate.
Who is considered a close contact?
“Close contact” generally means being within 6 feet of a person with COVID-19 for about 15 minutes or more total over a 24-hour time period. A student is not considered a close contact if they are at least 3 feet away from the student who tests positive and both students were wearing face coverings/masks and other prevention strategies were in place.
An administrator or member of the COVID response team will reach out to close contacts by phone and/or email to provide information about next steps.
How will families be notified if there is a confirmed case?
Parents/guardians will be notified directly if their child is a close contact of someone who tests positive and was at school during their infectious period (48 hours before they began showing symptoms). Information about the case also will be posted to a school’s website when a VPS staff member or student tests positive or is presumed positive for COVID-19 and the person was in a VPS building or on a VPS bus during their infectious period. Information about all cases in the district is available on the data dashboard.
Will there be special procedures for breakfast and lunch?
While continuing to follow other mitigation and prevention strategies, schools will maximize physical distance among students as much as possible during meals. Practices for safe mealtimes may include expanding seating areas, limiting the number of students at each table, signs reminding students to maintain at least 3 feet of distance, placing clear dividers between students and/or asking students to sit in seats with QR codes that can be used for contact tracing if needed. Specific information about breakfast and lunch will be provided by your child’s school.
Will COVID testing be offered?
Schools will provide access to optional COVID-19 testing among students with symptoms or who are close contacts of someone with COVID-19. Schools must also institute screening testing protocols for athletes, coaches, trainers and other personnel who work with athletes who are not fully vaccinated participating in high-contact indoor sports.
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School Supply List
Jason Lee Middle School
BASIC supplies for all students
· Organizational method (3-Ring Binder or accordion file)
· Pencil Pouch
· Stylus Pen
· Earbuds or headphones
· Grid/graph paper, preferably in a spiral notebook or composition notebook
· Ruler (metric)
· Pocket Folder
· Highlighters, at least four different colors
· #2 Pencils, 2 dozen
· Pencil sharpener with container
· Blue or Black Pens (erasable if possible)
· (2) Large Pink Erasers
· Colored Pencils, 24 count
· Loose Leaf Notebook Paper, college ruled
· Spiral Notebooks, college ruled, 9-12
· Composition Book, college ruled
· (2) Glue Sticks
· (2) Tape Dispensers
· Optional: Scientific calculator (Math I, II, III)
ADDITIONAL items (class/grade specific)
7th/8th Grade Visual Arts
· Non-Permanent Markers (alcohol based artist markers OK, but no paint pen markers)
· Colored Pencils, 24 count (Crayola or Prismacolor recommended)
· Pencil Pouch (with student name written in permanent marker)
· #2 Pencils (6) or mechanical pencil (with additional graphite)
· Pencil Sharpener with Container (best for color pencil sharpening)
Orchestra (Items may be purchased at Music World or Beacocks Music or online)
· 3-ring black binder (2 inch) with windows on front and back
· Beginning Orchestra Method Book: Essential Elements Book 1 (instrument specific)
· Intermediate Orchestra Method Book: Essential Elements Book 2 (instrument specific)
Band (Items may be purchased at Music World or Beacocks Music or online)
· 3-ring black binder (2 inch) with windows on front and back
· Beginning Band Method Book: Sound Innovations Book 1 (instrument specific)
· Concert Band Method Book: Sound Innovations Book 2 (instrument specific)
· Instrument cleaning supplies
Families experiencing hardship please contact the school’s FCRC for support
Jason Lee PTA News
Jason Lee Parent Teacher Association is also revving up for an awesome 2021-2022 school year! We’d like to share with you a few ways in which the JLPTA supports our students, school and staff. First off, we’ll hit the ground moving with our only fundraiser of the year; the walk-a-thon renamed M.O.V.E-A-Thon! Motivate, Overcome, Victory,
Everyone will take place in late September. This is our opportunity to raise money for our students, grants and events. We hope you and your student will join by participating, helping, or donating. Another way your PTA provides support is by funding classroom
and extracurricular grants for items such as library books, uniforms, art, intramural, science supplies and so much more.
Throughout the year we celebrate the staff by providing meals and treats during Staff Appreciation Week and offer our support for picture day, back-to-school night, student socials and anywhere else we can make an impact on students, families and the faculty of Jason Lee. Please consider learning more about your PTA. More information on everything we do and how you can get involved will be coming to you in backpacks and emails in August & September. Should you have any questions in the meantime, please feel free to contact
We are excited about being together again and we look forward to a stellar year!
Board Members 2021-22
Amy Josephson, Co-President
Stacy Staples, Co-President
Katie Hopkins, Vice President
Sara Mulholland, Secretary
Michael Walburn, Treasurer
Free & Reduced Lunch Application in now on Skyward Family Access
To submit a free or reduced meal application, please “log into Skyward (Family Access as the “PARENT”)
1. Click Food Service in the menu bar in the left column.
2. If you have more than one child, use the drop arrow at the top of the window to choose the student you are submitting for. You need to fill out an application for each child.
3. Click “Applications” near the top, center of the window, just under your name.
4. In the window that pops up, click “Add Application”.
5. Follow the directions to submit the application, clicking “Next” after completing each page.
6. When you are finished, hit “Submit”.
If you do not remember your password, you can click Forgot your Login/Password on the login page at Skyward (Family Access) to have your password sent to your email address that is on file with the district. If you do not have a Skyward login, please call your school office to get one.
Here is the link for instructions in Spanish.
Jason Lee Counseling Corner!
What is on the site?
- Self-Care padlet
- How to access counselors
- More about our counselors
How to See a School Counselor!
We are excited to meet you this year! This email will tell you how to make an appointment with your school counselor.
We meet with students to talk about schedule changes, stress, school problems, and hard things in life. If we call you down to the office, please do not go to the front office. You can walk to the cafeteria and find our offices.
How to See a School Counselor:
1. Fill out this google form: https://forms.gle/2HcspFd72pXv72an6
2. You can also email us with questions:
Last Names A-G: Mrs. Davis-Alcide at firstname.lastname@example.org
Last Names H-O: Mrs. Amato at email@example.com
Last Names P-Z: Mr. Brdar at firstname.lastname@example.org
Skyward Family Access
What it does: Allows parents to send messages to their children's teachers and pay for school lunches (unless using Skyward through the VPS mobile app). Parents of middle and high school students also can view current schedules, check on assignments, monitor progress and grades and set up helpful notifications.
How do I sign up?
If one or more of the following applies, please contact your child's school for access to Skyward: Your child lives in your household on part of the time or does not live in your household at all or You did not provide your email address to the school.
What if I can't remember my password?
Please see Skyward's "Forgotten login/password assistance" Page and follow the directions. If you still can't access the system, please contact your child's school's office for additional assistance.
How do I change my password?
You can manage your password from within Skyward. Click on the "Account info" link in the upper-right corner. You can change your password or email address using the links on the right.
Who can I call if I still can't get access?
If you have worked through the questions above but still can't get into Skyward Family Access, please check the following:
Did you request an account at least a week ago? (Processing new requests can sometimes take up to one week)
Is your student still enrolled in the Vancouver Public Schools? (Accounts are automatically disabled when your child leaves the district.)
How to view current schedules?
When logged into Family Access, under the Home column, select Schedule. If using the Skyward app, select the menu bar located in the upper right of the screen.
How to view the Responsible Use Policy for your child’s school issued i-pad?
When logged into Family Access, under the Home column, select Online Forms. When using the Skyward app, please choose the Skyward desktop option.
Here you can find more information about Skyward Family Access, Canvas Parent Access, the district’s mobile app and paying fines and fees.
If you still can't get access to the system, please contact Jason Lee at (360) 313-3500.
Brand new to the VPS or families of previous VPS student(s) that need to be enrolled visit:
Information on School Boundaries
For information on school boundaries, including in-district Boundary Exceptions, Our-of-District Boundary Exceptions, and School Enrollment Options visit:
Find out what Immunizations are required for middle school by visiting:
For help with help with your student's device or apps, email email@example.com
or call (360) 313-5400 between 7:30 am - 4:00 pm Monday through Thursday and 7:30 am-3:00 pm on Fridays. We will continue to update you for more resources for I-Pad support.
For the latest information on COVID-19, Remote Learning and School Closures visit:
Entering Absence Requests through Skyward Family Access
To enter an Absence Request:
1. Click Enter Absence Request
2. Select Add Request
3. Select the desired Start Date/Time and End Date/Time for your student's absence.
4. Click the drop-down list to select Reason why your students will be absent.
5. If desired, enter Comment.
6. Click Save
7. A confirmation email is sent to Family 1 (guardian 1 and 2) when any Absence Request is submitted via Family Access.
All submitted Absence Requests are listed on the Absent Requests screen. The Status column indicates whether an Absence Request is pending approval from the school attendance office or has been Accepted and processed.
NOTICE OF NONDISCRIMINATION
Vancouver Public Schools is an equal opportunity district in education programs, activities, services, and employment. The district does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, religion, sex, national origin, marital status, sexual orientation, including gender
expression or identity, age, families with children, honorably discharged veteran or military status, the presence of any sensory, mental,or physical disability, or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal. The district provides equal access to the Boy Scouts of America
and other designated youth groups. The district complies with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 402 of the Vietnam Era Veterans Readjustment Act of 1974, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990,the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, Older Worker Protection Act, and all other state, federal, and local equal opportunity laws. You may contact any of the following people at 2901 Falk Rd., Vancouver, Washington, 98661, or by writing to them at Vancouver School District, PO Box 8937, Vancouver, Washington 98668-8937 or by calling 360-313-1000: ADA–Kathy Everidge (firstname.lastname@example.org); Title VII, 504–Steve Vance(email@example.com);IDEA–Daniel Bettis (firstname.lastname@example.org); Affirmative Action/Title IX–Kathy Everidge (email@example.com); Title IX Elementary–Debra Hale
(firstname.lastname@example.org); Title IX Secondary–Jim Gray (email@example.com); Athletic Equity–Jim Gray (firstname.lastname@example.org).This notification can be provided in the appropriate language for communities of national origin and minority persons with limited English language skills by contacting 360-313-1250.