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) 313-3520

E-mail: jasonlee.attendance@vansd.org

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: Debbie Dong (360) 313-3520


Family Resource Center: Cindy Cooper (360) 313-3517

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

There are no more early release days on Mondays


5/17 Columbia River Freshman Open House 6:30 pm @ CRHS

5/24 Fort Vancouver Freshman Open House 6:00-7:30 pm @ FVHS

5/24 Honors Society Fund Raiser at Burgerville

6/2 Hudson's Bay Freshman Open House 5:00-6:30 pm @ HBHS

6/7 Skyview Freshman Open House 6:00 pm @ SHS

6/7 String Concert 7:00 pm @ Jason Lee

6/7 & 6/8 IPad Collection from all students

6/16 8th Grade Awards Ceremony

6/16 8th grade party

6/16 Last day of school

Freshman Open House

Parents and 8th grade students are invited to high school! Find out about clubs, sports & activities!

  • 5/17 Columbia River Freshman Open House 6:30 pm @ CRHS
  • 5/24 Fort Vancouver Freshman Open House 6:00-7:30 pm @ FVHS
  • 6/2 Hudson's Bay Freshman Open House 5:00-6:30 pm @ HBHS
  • 6/7 Skyview Freshman Open House 6:00 pm @ SHS

Jason Lee Honors Society Fund Raiser at Burgerville

Jason Lee Honors Society are collaborating with Burgerville at 9909 NE Hwy 99, Vancouver, Washington on May 24th. 20% of your purchase will go to the Jason Lee Honors Society. Make sure to tell them you are here for the Jason Lee Fundraiser. Yummy!!!!

Jason Lee String Concert

All are welcome to attend our Jason Lee String Concert Tuesday, June 7, 2022 at 7:00 pm.

End-Of-Year iPad Collection

All student iPads will be turned in this year. They will be collected during the school day on June 7th and 8th. Students will also need to return the charging brick and cord that they received when they checked out their iPad. If iPads are not returned by the end of the school year, there will be a $350 fine. There will be a $13 fine for missing charging cords and a $13 fine for missing charging bricks.

If you have questions, please email Jason Lee’s librarian Cheryl.Miller@vansd.org.

Win a Bike!!!

JLMS BIKE RAFFLE

We have 3 bikes to give away to students for exemplary attendance.


Who: students with NO tardies and NO absences during May and June (COVID or contagious illness absences not counted against you) will be added to a raffle drawing.


What/When: One bike per grade level will be given away in the last days of school

New last day of school year is June 16

Due to the weather-related closure on April 11, the following schedule will be in effect for the last week of the 2021-2022 school year. Read more.

2021-2022 Jason Lee Yearbooks for sale

Jason Lee students...it's time to visit the Business Office or the online link https://fines.vansd.org/ and purchase your 2021-22 yearbook.

The cost is $20.00 and it's first come, first serve...so don't delay!

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Immunizations: What you need to know for School

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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

Parent Volunteers for Jason Lee

  • Volunteering may resume in full capacity. All volunteers must be fully cleared through Raptor and confirmed with Crystal Reed to have their COVID vaccination documentation on file prior to actively volunteering. Go to https://vansd.org/?s=volunteer

  • Once you are cleared you are a qualified volunteer for two years.

  • We are implement various prevention and mitigation strategies, including but not limited to:

    • Weather pending, hold events/activities outdoors

    • Masking as individuals desire

    • Hand washing/hand sanitizer

    • Physical distancing

  • we ask volunteers, including PTA/PTO/Boosters/etc., to not bring their preschool age children into the buildings if at all possible.

  • Chaperons are permitted to ride on buses as long as they complete the process above.

Jason Lee Students going to Europe in Summer 2023!

Your student is invited to join us on an upcoming educational travel experience to Europe in summer 2023!


When students travel, they expand their knowledge of the world around them, discover more about themselves, and grow more confident. These skills are critical for creating the global citizens of tomorrow, and I would love to have your student join me on this adventure.


Come hear all the details, including the itinerary, activities, academic opportunities, cost of this trip, and EF’s risk-free enrollment period at our informational meeting on 4/27 at 6:00 PM. The meeting will take place in the Jason Lee Media Center and will be streamed on Zoom.


Please click here to register for the meeting ASAP to save your seat: https://bit.ly/3D3ynOI. There are limited spots on this trip, so we would love to have you attend this meeting to learn more about this exciting opportunity!

Join the Vancouver Public Schools team!

Consider the advantages of working for Vancouver Public Schools: Summers off, holiday pay, personal and sick leave, health and retirement benefits (contingent on eligibility).


We are hiring the following positions: Teachers, paraeducators, special education paraeducators, clerical staff, bus drivers, custodians, food

FREE Summer Arts Workshops


Session A - July 25-29-2022 • 9 am - 12 noon

- or -

Session B - August 1-5, 2022 • 9 am - 12 noon


Recess Games (Grades 1-5 in 2021-22)

Location: Lincoln

We will be learning and exploring traditional recess games and etiquette such as Four Square/Wallball/Red Light, Green Light/Gaga Ball etc. Students will learn teamwork and sportsmanship in group games and sports.


Fit-Tastic (Session A Gr. 2-3) - (Session B Gr. 4-5)

Location: Ogden

Student will be participating in a variety of fun, fitness activ-ities and games.


Improv Theatre (Grades 6-8 in 2021-22)

Location: Ogden

Students will work on theatre skills and have fun in a low-risk improv performance class. Students will learn theatre games that build skills like teamwork, risk taking, creativity, and thinking on their feet! Students will act in scenes that they make-up on the spot. This class is like the tv show “Who’s Line is it Anyway”?


Texture, Texture, Texture (Grades 3-5 in 2021-22)

Location : Ogden

A workshop that explores texture through clay, paint, yarn, and many other mediums! Students will learn how to use these materials to make beautiful textured and cultural art.


Dance Planet (Grades 2-4 in 2021-22)

Location: Ogden

Students will learn dances and explore cultures from around the world.


Watercolor Techniques

Location: Lincoln (Grades 4-8 in 2021-22)

We will explore watercolor techniques including wet on wet, dry on wet, color blending using salt and plastic wrap for texture effects, and even some hand lettering for

personalizing


Artist Study (Session A - Gr. 2-5) - (Session B - Gr. 2-5)

Location: Lincoln

Session A - Georgia O’Keefe - Painting/giant paper flowers

Session B - Mizuki Goto - Painting/collage/textures/landscapes.

Explore the art forms of the artist using different mediums, vocabulary and create an interactive notebook.


Summer Choir (Grades 3-8 in 2021-22)

Location: Ogden

Students will learn sheet music reading, harmonization,

dynamics and choral singing techniques as they join together to form a choir.


We will be following state Covid guidelines and local health officials'

recommendations during in-person learning.


Completed registration, consent/medial forms are due no later than Friday, June 10, 2022.

Scan and Email: Libby.Odren@vansd.org

or Take to your school office

or Mail to: Libby Odren - JPC - VaPA

2901 Falk Rd, Vancouver, WA 98661

Questions: Email: Traci.Young@vansd.org


English Application Link

Spanish Application Link

Russian Application Link

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2021-2022 Jason Lee Middle School Honor Society

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2022-2023 Jason Lee Honor Society

All 7th graders with a 3.4 or higher grade point average will receive notification in the spring for Jason Lee Honor Society. They will have an opportunity, along with strict timelines, to complete an application and interview for membership as 8th graders in the 2022-2023 Jason Lee Honor Society.


Our Family Resource Center has a monthly newsletter!

Check it out!

Information on after school programming, summer girl's camp, upcoming food pantry info and much more in the FCRC newsletter


FCRC Newsletter

Cindy Cooper is our Family Resource Coordinator. Our students already love her! She has been hard at work offering Fun Fridays, C-Tran bus passes and stepping up for our students and families. Her contact information is (360) 313-3517 or email her at cindy.cooper@vansd.org

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 click the button below!

Bus Stops & Skyward Family Access

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


Bus Rules

  • No Glass on the Bus (safety hazard in an accident or if broken)
  • No Balloons on the Bus (visibility for the driver no exceptions)
  • No Food or eating of any kind on the Bus especially hard candy (choking hazard)
  • No large bulky items (everything must sit in the seat with a person or it is considered a projectile by state patrol, additionally most seats already have two students in them)
  • Windows on the School side must stay up while at school (safety hazard of students falling under the bus, due to horse play with students on the bus)
  • Masks must be over nose and mouth at all times
  • No bags or students in emergency exits or aisle's

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.

COVID - Close Contact Test to Stay in School

VPS will start an optional test-to-stay program for students on Feb. 14. The program, developed and supported by public health officials, may eliminate an at-home quarantine for students who are not fully vaccinated and who are close contacts of someone who tests positive for COVID-19. Through regular testing, students who are close contacts will be able to continue attending school and participating in school-sponsored extracurricular activities.

Students who are fully vaccinated do not need to quarantine.

VPS is seeing improved attendance rates of students and staff, which may indicate a decline in cases. The test-to-stay program also will help our students stay in school. Test-to-stay was piloted with staff beginning Jan. 19.

More details about the program:

Who is eligible
Students who are not vaccinated or have not completed a primary vaccine series.

Parent permission is required.

Free COVID tests are available for families

Free at home 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.


VPS is offering optional COVID-19 testing to help reduce the spread of the virus and reduce quarantine time frames when possible.

  • Testing for current students is offered on the south side of the Jim Parsley Center at 4100 Plomondon St. Access the site via Plomondon Street. Hours: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday when school is in session. Testing will be provided on a drop-in basis.
  • We are still working toward offering testing at every school. Start dates are contingent on staffing. More information is forthcoming.

Molecular PCR tests will be available for students and staff who are displaying symptoms or have been quarantined for at least five days as the result of being a close contact of someone who tested positive.

A parent or guardian must sign a consent form before a student may be tested. A student or staff member who has been quarantined must remain in quarantine until a negative test result is reported.

Tests will be processed in 24 to 48 hours after they are shipped from a school.

Mask Optional at Jason Lee

  • Masks and face coverings: Masks/face coverings are optional in school buildings and on buses. People may always continue wearing masks or face coverings if they would like to do so. We will respect individual choices regarding masks.

    • Masks/face coverings may be required in some situations such as after isolation due to a positive COVID-19 test or as the result of an outbreak.

    • Masks will be required in school health rooms as these are considered health care settings.


Parents, did you know that we issued, "Jason Lee Panther" masks to all of our students? Here is Ms. Vickery modeling hers!

COVID-19 Safety


One of the problems most often confronting parents of school-age children occurs when a child complains of not feeling well on a school day. The following is not intended as medical advice, but is merely designed as a guideline to be followed until your health care provider can be contacted.


Children should usually be kept at home if any of the following conditions are present (keep in mind the absence of fever does not always indicate the child is well enough to attend school)

  • Fever (100.4 or higher) or chills
  • Shortness of breath/difficulty breathing
  • Muscle or body aches
  • New loss of smell or taste
  • Cough (new, changed, worsening)
  • Congestion/runny nose
  • Nausea, vomiting, diarrhea
  • Headache
  • Fatigue
  • Sore throat


Let us know via E-mail attendance at jasonlee.attendance@vansd.org, or call our attendance line at (360) 313-3520.

Message from our Nurse

Vaccinations

Avoid the summer rush and make sure your child’s immunizations are up to date. Students must have all of the required immunizations or an approved exemption before they start school. Some immunizations must be given 30 days apart, so it’s important to start now.


Remember, 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.