Jamaica Monthly Newsletter

May 2023

Words of Wisdom from Principal Black

Jamaica families,

As we round out the 2022-2023 school year, I would like to send my deepest gratitude to all my families and students for the warm welcome and amazing first year at Jamaica. I am truly humbled to be the Principal of Jamaica and am looking forward to many more great years.

Please be safe and have an amazing summer. I will see you all in August of 2023.

To my 6th graders heading in to middle school.....

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Ms. Black


Jamaica Elementary School

PTSO Updates

Follow our PTSO social media pages for important updates! Facebook is "Jamaica Elementary PTSO" and Instagram is "jamaicacrocsptso".

PTSO Reminder Dates

May 1st-5th Teacher Appreciation Week

May 4th- Star Wars Day "May the fourth be with you"

May 4th- Talent Show 6pm

May 9th- Evening of Excellence (invite only) @LHHS Stadium 7pm

May 19th- 6th Grade Breakfast (families welcome) 8:15am

May 19th- 6th Grade Dance @ Nautical 6pm-8pm

May 22nd- NEHS/STUCO/Million word readers- Swim (Aquatic Center) 11:00am-2:00pm

May 24th- Water Day/Movie Day

May 25th- End of the year Awards Assembly 8:15am- Last Day of School (11:00am Release) -May 25th- *Lunch will not be provided*

Lunch will not be provided on the last day of school


If your child will be turning 11 before or during summer break, they must have their Tdap and Meningococcal immunizations, or an appointment made to receive them prior to starting the new school year. Please send me a copy of the immunization record or let me know of the appointment date ASAP to avoid any delay in starting the new school year! I appreciate everyone and cannot wait to see our students in the fall! Records or appointment dates can be emailed to kweber@lhusd.org

Dress Code

As the weather is warming up, students are wearing shorts more often. Please be sure that your student is following the dress code. Per the district handbook, Shorts and skirts must be fingertip length. This means long enough so that when standing straight, hands at sides, the hem is at the edge of the fingertips. All bottoms must be free from rips, holes, or tears above the knees. Students are responsible for checking in the mirror before coming to school.

*Dress code will be enforced, and students will be required to change if they do not follow dress code. There will be NO exceptions.

Breakfast Reminder

Breakfast starts at 7:30 am Students need to be finished eating by 7:55 am. Please remind your child that if they are having breakfast at school, they need to be coming in as soon as they arrive. Students that get to the office at 7:55 am with plans to have breakfast will not have enough time to eat.

Birthday Marque Message

PTSO is still offering the Birthday Marquee Fundraiser. $10 will get your child’s name on the marquee for their birthday week. We can also do ½ birthdays as well! Forms are in the office.

Student Tardiness and Pick Up Times

Friendly reminder that the first bell is at 7:55A.M. daily and students must be in class by 8:00A.M. not to be considered tardy.

Please ensure your students are promptly picked up at the release of school, and If you are running late please contact the front office immediately.

Reduced-Price Meal Fee Subsidy

ADE has announced that all students who have Reduced priced meal eligibility will be able to eat for Free, both breakfast and lunch, through the end of the school year.

Households will need to re-apply next year as a new application is needed each year. A household can, at any time of year, submit a new application if there is a reduction in household income.

School Shirts

Stop by the front office to get your school shirts. We have all sizes and colors currently available. You can also get long sleeve shirts now that the weather is cooling down. Please bring cash or credit card for payment. Don’t forget there is a Web Store found at: https://az-lakehavasu.intouchreceipting.com/

Short Sleeve Youth Shirts are $5

Long Sleeve Youth Shirts are $7

Lunch With Students

We welcome you to come to have lunch with your student. We even have a special table just for you to eat with them. Per district policy, you may only bring food for your student.

School Visitors

All visitors during school hours must sign in at the front office and also be issued a visitors pass. Please ensure the pass is returned and that you sign out upon your departure.

Safety and Security

At Jamaica, we take the safety of our students, staff, and guests seriously; therefore we are a closed campus.

  1. It is critical for safety that all guests, including parents and guardians, check in at the front office and sign in for a visitor’s badge. We ask that you do not go into the classrooms without an appointment.

  2. The gates are staying locked in the mornings until 7:45 am. This is for the safety and security of our students in the mornings. Students should wait near the building and away from the drive-through lane. Parents, please drop off and pick up outside the gates.

  3. In the parking lot, please use the crosswalk and do not walk in front of traffic. Thank you to our many parents who follow this rule to help model for our students. (This includes Jamaica. Please do not cross where there is no crosswalk)

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