Superintendent Community Update

April 22, 2022

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Superintendent's Message

Dear JUHSD Community,

I begin this week's message with a reminder to continue to mask indoors. As you know, restrictions are being lifted and life has opened up. Like many people I was enjoying the relaxation of the low case count. Unfortunately, I have spent the last 10 days home with COVID. I encourage you to spend time doing those activities that you have missed with friends and family. However, as cases have slightly risen, I recommend that you continue wearing masks while indoors on campus.

Next, I want to call out how proud I am of our district. We are just three short weeks away from the District's Centennial Celebration and Staff Housing Ribbon Cutting on Friday May 13, and the excitement is building! Along with honoring 100 years of educational excellence within our wonderful district, we will officially open the doors to 705 Serramonte, our workforce housing building!

I feel incredibly honored to be a part of a district that has created a solution to providing an affordable living solution in the Bay Area for our staff. A special shout out goes to Deputy Superintendent Tina Van Raaphorst, Director of Construction and Special Projects Stefanie Phillips, and Director of Communication and Staff Housing Austin Worden for their tireless work on this project and to our Board of Trustees for their vision. WOOT!!

Please get out and enjoy the sun this weekend.


Toni Presta


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Masks Strongly Encouraged

As shared during the week of March 14, JUHSD will follow the guidance of the State and the San Mateo County Department of Public Health, and will strongly recommend students and staff to continue the wearing of face masks in indoor settings. Please remember to respect everyone's mask choice!

WHS Cheer Volunteers in Daly City

This past Saturday, the Westmoor High School Cheer Team, under the direction of site fashion design teacher Terri Cabarle, volunteered with the Daly City Recreation Department during their annual Spring Fun Day at Westlake Park. Way to go, Rams!

If you campus organization volunteers within the community, we want to hear about it! Email Austin Worden, District Director of Communication, with how you and your students are helping out in the area.

Board Meeting Highlights, April 19

Important information is shared during JUHSD 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 a special presentation on the District's English Learner Development Program, by clicking here.

Spring Show at TNHS

Nova! Where Stars are Born. Terra Nova Arts is proud to present Nova, a Spring Arts Show of Monologues, Songs, Music and Dance, on April 29 & 30 at 7:00 pm, and May 1 at 2:00 pm in the Terra Nova Theater.

Tickets for this amazing event can be purchased by clicking HERE. Come see the best of the arts as we welcome in a season of renewal you don't want to miss!

RSVP Deadline Extended!

Don't miss the District's 100th Anniversary Celebration and Educational Staff Housing Ribbon Cutting on Friday, May 13th, 5:00-7:00 pm, at Serramonte del Rey! For more info, email District Director of Communication and Staff Housing Austin Worden.

Click HERE to RSVP!

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Rise in Revolution Event

Check out this free student-led conference at College of San Mateo:

Rise in Revolution: A Social Justice Conference, April 25-29, 2022, 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm:

The CSM Multicultural & Dream Center’s Rise in Revolution Conference is a student-organized conference that seeks to inspire and provide college students (along with the larger San Mateo County community) with the knowledge, skills, and resources to be agents of change. Register Here

Presentations and Events from SMCOE

Join San Mateo County Office of Education as they host the following free workshops to our parents and students:

*Sustainable and Climate Ready Schools Challenge (TK-12 Families), Applications due May 16, 2022: Applications are now open for the San Mateo County Sustainable and Climate Ready Schools Challenge. The challenge identifies students, staff, and community members who are leading efforts in their school communities to create a sustainable and climate resilient future. Learn more.

*Raising Health Kids Workshop Series for Families with Foster Youth, April 28, May 12, May 26. Click here for reregistration information!

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