Jason Lee Middle School

8500 NW 9th Ave Vancouver, Wa 98665-7715

Jason Lee Missions Statement: Open doors to student success, by developing life-long learners, responsible decision makers and caring and contributing members of society

Contact Us

Office: (360) 313-3500

Attendance Line: (360) 313-1454

Fax: (360) 313-3501

School Closure Information Line (360) 313-1401

Want to e-mail a teacher? first.last@vansd.org

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Administrative Staff:

Principal: Megan Vickery

Assoc. Principal: Patrick Mahaney

Dean: Kari Brandt


Office Staff:

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


School Counselors:

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

Upcoming Dates

Jan 24 Early Release

Jan 28 Semester Break (No school)

Jan 31 Early Release

Feb 7 Early Release

Feb 14 Early Release & Valentine's Day

Feb 21 President's Day (No school)

Feb 28 Early Release

2021-2022 Jason Lee Middle School Honor Society

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Cafeteria Menu

VPS breakfast & lunch are "free from the USDA Grant" however, due to the continuing supply issues, last minute changes may be made without notice.


We ask you still fill out your yearly free/reduced lunch applications so that we can access other grants that you child may qualify for such as reduced sports fees. If you haven't done so this year please pick the form up in the Jason Lee office.


To see our school menu visit: VSD Meals

Winter Weather - School Closures

Inclement winter weather may result in the following:


· Closure

· Late start/delay

· Early release

· Buses using snow routes


VIEW SNOW ROUTES

Snow Routes https://vansd.org/snow-routes/

Making the decision:

School closures, delays and early releases are decided as early as possible. Before deciding, the district consults with a meteorologist and closely monitors weather conditions. Transportation crews begin driving in different areas of the school district to assess road conditions. The decision to close schools or delay opening them is taken very seriously. The safety of students and staff is a top priority.

How can you find out if there is a closure or delay?

Check VPS Website or Chinook Website

Check for emails/texts from district or school

Subscribe to FlashAlert http://flashalert.net/news.html?id=393

Get the VPS AP! https://vansd.org/mobile-app/

Call the Info Line to hear recorded information: 360-313-1401

Check local news and radio stations

Check District Facebook

FREE FOOD PANTRIES!

Open to ALL Vancouver Public School Families

The Clerk County Food Bank, Share and Vancouver Public Schools are partnering to host free monthly food pantries at 8 VPS Schools starting in November/December.

Sacajawea (700 NE 112th Street, Vancouver, Wa. 98685) 11 am- 12 pm

Feb 9, March 9, April 13, May 11

Sarah J. Anderson (2215 NE 104th Street, Vancouver, Wa. 98686) 11 am-12 pm

Feb 1, March 1, March 29, May 3


Need a Winter Break Food Box? Please reach out to:

our new FCRC Cindy Cooper at cindy.cooper@vans.org Ph# 360-131-3517, text # 360-8395421

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ESL Classes at Clark College

English as a second language classes are being conducted at Clark College for $25.00 per quarter. Tuition waivers applications accepted. Computers and Wifi Hotspots are available to borrow. Learn more at clark.edu.cc.esl or phone 360-992-2741 (leave a voice mail)
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Each session lasts eight weeks, so students receive eight hours of extracurricular dance education.


During the program students hone their technical and creative skills as dancers. Students in the program are able to learn specific styles of dance.

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.


Winter Session Dates:

Wed, January 26, 2022 – March 16, 2022

5:00 - 6:00 pm

Vancouver School of Arts and Academics


To apply all interested students and parents should submit Registration and Consent/Medical Forms by Friday,


Registration & Consent English Link

Registration & Consent Spanish Link

Registration & Consent Russian Link


January 14, 2022. Families will receive a confirmation email with further details about attendance, attire, etc.

Jason Lee PTA News



Board Members 2021-22

Amy Josephson, Co-President

Stacy Staples, Co-President

Katie Hopkins, Vice President

Sara Mulholland, Secretary

Michael Walburn, Treasurer

Bus Stops & Skyward Family Access


Bus stop lists ARE posted for families to view on the district's website (vansd.org/buses/)


To login to Skyward Family Access go to https://vansd.org/

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 cindy.cooper@vansd.org for a digital version. Expect a couple days to process the forms.

Free COVID tests are available for families


"Free Covid tests are available for families. Please sign up at www.covidtests.gov to receive your free test. This can be very useful to have on hand."

2022 Boys Basketball Game Schedule

The 2022 boys basketball schedule is attached. For all away games, we will have bus transportation to take our athletes to the games, and athletes will need to be picked up from those games by parents or guardians.


Basketball game schedule LINK

Sports Practice Schedule & Connecting with Coaches

Practice from 3:45 - 5:15 PM - On Mondays players must go into the gym until practice starts

***plan to pick up your child by 5:30. Players need time to change after practice.


7th grade boys BB practice will run from 7:15 – 8:45 AM


Please email the following head coaches with specific questions:
8th grade Varsity Basket ball: Coach Doug Graham, doug.graham@vansd.org

8th grade JV Basket ball: Coach Mike Kates, mike.kates@vansd.org
7th grade Varsity Basket ball: Coach Lee Epperson, lee.epperson@vansd.org

7th grade JV Basket ball: Coach Casey Smith, casey.smith@vansd.org

Covid Screen Testing for Athletics

Washington State Department of Health and WIAA will require COVID Screening Testing for Athletics.


The change requires testing of all athletes, coaches, trainers and support personnel regardless of vaccination status. Testing is required for participation. A parent or guardian must give permission to allow a student to be tested.

In addition, testing will be increased to three times per week. One of those tests must occur the day before the competition or the day of the event.


INFORMATION ABOUT COVID TESTING

Please click on the links below to learn more about testing for athletes, and to sign the consent form for testing. We will be providing the tests on site at Jason Lee.


WIAA Athletics Testing Letter

Rapid Antigen Consent Form

DOH K-12 guidelines


A signed consent form must be turned in to April Schreiner in the Jason Lee Business Office prior to your child’s first practice on January 4th. Signed consent forms can be dropped off at school, or emailed directly to april.schreiner@vansd.org.

Free Sports Physicals

Sponsored by

Vancouver Public Schools

Family Medicine of Southwest Washington

Available to Vancouver Public School students entering 6th through 12th grades

These physicals are provided by volunteers and are meant to target those athletes with difficulty accessing care or who do not have health insurance. These exams are not meant to replace regular health visits with your primary care provider*. If you have access to primary care, please have your sports physical performed there.

*Students with known cardiac, asthma, diabetes and/or seizure related issues or other conditions of concern cannot be served. If an abnormality is found, you will be referred to your primary care provider before being cleared for your sport.

Limited Space

You must sign up in the Business Office of your school

Sports physical staff will facilitate a referral to a primary care provider

*February 28, 2022

*March 7, 2022

*3:00 – 4:45 pm @ Fort Vancouver HS

Students please bring:

· WIAA Sports Physical Form with the medical history portion completed and signed by parent before your physical.

· Wear loose fitting shorts and a t-shirt

· Signed permission slip IF NOT ACCOMPANIED BY A PARENT OR GUARDIAN

Forms are available at the school business office, and can be downloaded from our website at www.vansd.org

(Click on Athletics, scroll down to Forms and click on Physical form and/or Parent Consent form).

**Those experiencing symptoms of COVID, have had exposure to someone who had COVID within the previous 14 days, or have had a positive COVID test in the past 10 days will not be allowed to have a physical completed**

Your child may be eligible for free or low-cost medical, dental and vision coverage through Washington Apple Health for Kids. You can find out more information or apply at the sports physicals. If you would like to apply, please bring proof of all household income, birth certificates for your children, and picture ID for your children 16 years and older.

Links for Sports Physical Forms

Message from our Nurse

Vaccinations

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.

Life Threatening Conditions:

  • Diabetes
  • Anaphylaxis
  • Asthma (Some students)
  • Seizures (Some students)
Talk with your nurse if you are unsure if your child's condition is considered "life threatening"


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.
If you have any questions email the nurse at: Joy.Feltz@vansd.org

Free & Reduced Lunch Application in now on Skyward Family Access

The Application for Free and Reduced Lunch is available in 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!

The counselors at Jason Lee are here to support you and your students this school year. We know that many students and families have been struggling during these times. We visited all students in classrooms this week to introduce ourselves. Students can make an appointment to see a school counselor using this link: https://forms.gle/akmzZRFxgcHseghm7


We have launched a google counseling website that you can access here: https://sites.google.com/vansd.net/jasonleecounselingcorner. This website includes information about how to contact us, resources, and more.


You can also visit our Virtual Self-Care room here: https://padlet.com/283131/p42q1begru420w4r. Self-care is extremely important as we are dealing with stressful times. You can find ways to support yourself in this self-care room. Check this out!

How to See a School Counselor!

Hello Students!


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 karen.davis@vansd.org

Last Names H-O: Mrs. Amato at stephanie.amato@vansd.org

Last Names P-Z: Mr. Brdar at danijel.brdar@vansd.org

Skyward Family Access

What it is: Gateway to student's current educational world.


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.


For additional account help, please visit, https://vansd.org/account-help/

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.

Important Information

Enrollment is now online

Brand new to the VPS or families of previous VPS student(s) that need to be enrolled visit: Registration Link


Information on School Boundaries

For information on school boundaries, including in-district Boundary Exceptions, Our-of-District Boundary Exceptions, and School Enrollment Options

visit: VSD Boundary Link


Immunizations

Find out what Immunizations are required for middle school by

visiting: Immunization Requirements


I-Pad's

For help with help with your student's device or apps, email student.support@vansd.org

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.


Coronavirus Updates

For the latest information on COVID-19, Remote Learning and School Closures visit:

VSD COVID

Entering Absence Requests through Skyward Family Access

Guardians may submit absence requests to the student's school from Skyward Family Access. This is done in the Attendance tab in 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.

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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 (kathy.everidge@vansd.org); Title VII, 504–Steve Vance(steve.vance@vansd.org);IDEA–Daniel Bettis (daniel.bettis@vansd.org); Affirmative Action/Title IX–Kathy Everidge (kathy.everidge@vansd.org); Title IX Elementary–Debra Hale

(debra.hale@vansd.org); Title IX Secondary–Jim Gray (james.gray@vansd.org); Athletic Equity–Jim Gray (james.gray@vansd.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.