Jerabek Weekly Newsletter

Week of October 2, 2023

Please Note: There is no school on Friday, October 6th!

Jerabek Book Fair- October 9-13

The Book Fair will be open:
Before school (8:15-8:45am)
After school (M-W, F 2:50-4:00pm, Th 12:10-1:00pm)
During Class Shop Time (Tuesday or Wednesday, schedule varies by teacher)
Lunch Recess on Friday (Family Friday)

Friday, October 13 will be FAMILY FRIDAY
Bring a picnic style lunch to eat with your Koala, then shop the Book Fair together! Volunteer clearance is not required, but all visitors must sign in at the front gate (not office) prior to entering campus. No food will be provided for families. Lunch times are as follows:

K,1st- 11:00-11:40
2nd, 3rd- 11:40-12:20
UTK, 4th and 5th 12:20-1:00

Visit the Jerabek Book Fair Site now to shop online, set up a Gift Card for your student or teacher (Literati’s version of eWallet), or learn about Literati’s awesome Book Club subscription program. Students can bring their gift cards to school or volunteers can look them up at checkout.

Attention Volunteers: Category D Clearance

Category D Volunteers:

Please make sure you let us know when you have completed the Live Scan application and it has been submitted. We send the district the names that have been submitted and they let us know when they are cleared.

Thank you!

Smart Devices

Jerabek students (TK-5) may have mobile/cell phones, smartwatches, and other electronic signaling devices on school grounds and school buses, at school-sponsored activities, and while under the supervision of district employees. Students may use mobile/cell phones, smartwatches, and other electronic signaling devices on school campus before school begins and after school ends. These devices must be kept out of sight (in backpacks or given to the teacher to hold) and turned off during instruction and in the classroom.

Unauthorized use of these devices distracts from the learning environment. School officials, including classroom teachers, may take devices away from students for inappropriate use.

Students and parents are reminded that during an emergency situation, cellular sites may be overwhelmed due to a high volume of calls. Should this occur, emergency communication could also be affected. It is important that mobile phones and other devices be used sparingly so that emergency services have priority to assist the students and staff on the site.

Board of Education Policy H-6980 outlines

LCFF Data Collection

San Diego Unified School District (SDUSD) will again ask all school sites to collect Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF) forms for all students for the 2023-24 school year. LCFF data collection also affects Title I Eligibility/Ranking, and the higher the collection rate, the more funding the district as a whole and individual school sites will receive. The collection process is currently open and will run through October 31, 2023; but we ask for the needed information to be collected as soon as possible.

Your child’s school needs this information to help ensure it receives all the state funding to which it is entitled. It will not affect your child receiving free meals at this school as all children will have free access to meals this school year. You may have received an email from SDUSD with a link to complete the LCFF form on Survey Monkey.

The LCFF online form is available on the Parent Portal, and NOT on the student’s portal. To create a Parent Portal account, you will need:

  • A valid email address
  • Access ID and Password from your student's school

If you do not have the Access ID and Password for your student, please come to the front office with a photo ID (DL). You will need an Access ID and Password for each student you wish to link to your account.

Click here to access the Parent Portal

You may complete it using Survey Monkey or Parent Portal but you do not need to do both.


Attendance is a Jerabek focus this year! All California schools are funded based on ADA - Average Daily Attendance. Prompt and regular attendance is important at all times. When your child must be absent for any reason, please report the absence using this Google Form or call the office at (619) 605-1700 (Press 1) by 9:00 a.m. every day of non-attendance, giving the exact reason for the absence. Contact Susan Gallego at with any questions.

Thank you for your support!

FEMA alert nationwide test

On Wednesday, October 4 at 11:20 am Pacific Time. every TV, radio and cellphone in the United States should blare out the distinctive, jarring electronic warning tone of an emergency alert, accompanied by a notice along these lines:

“This is a nationwide test of the Emergency Alert System, issued by the Federal Emergency Management Agency, covering the United States from 14:20 to 14:50 hours ET. This is only a test. No action is required by the public."


School Choice is designed for students who wish to attend a school other than their neighborhood school.

The Choice Application "Priority Window" for School Year 2024-2025 will be October 2, 2023 to November 15, 2023 and will be part of the lottery process which will be completed in February 2024. Parent notifications of the lottery results will be sent via email in early March 2024.

To learn more about the Choice Application process, parents may attend one of the two scheduled workshops below.

October 11, 2023

Time: 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm


ID: 860 1846 6363

October 12, 2023

Time: 9:30 am – 11:00 am


ID: 860 1846 6363

Volunteers Needed

We need volunteers for our lunch and recess times. Especially for our lower grades (UTK and Kinder). Please let us know if you are interested and cleared to volunteer at

Lunch Recess Times:

  • K/1 - 11:00 - 11:40
  • 2/3 - 11:40 - 12:20
  • UTK & 4/5 - 12:20 - 1:00

Our school nurse, Theresa Avorh, is available on Wednesday and Friday afternoons only. 2:30-3:00 PM to assist with TB Testing.


EVERY student is welcome to join us for FREE Breakfast and Lunch each school day.

  • Universal FREE Meals start the first day of the 23-24 School Year.

  • Breakfast is served from 8:15-8:25 in the cafeteria.

Kid's Choice Breakfast

Kid's Choice Lunch

Drop-Off and Pick-Up Announcement

Please, Please, Please do not park, and leave your car unattended, in the 3-minute zone at drop-off and pick-up. This is a passenger loading and unloading zone. If you have relatives that drop off and pick up your student(s) please inform them of this important information!

Family Faculty Organization of Jerabek Elementary School

The Family Faculty Organization of Jerabek Elementary School, or FFO, is an organization similar to a PTA, made up of parents, community members, and staff who work together to provide students with added enrichment to their existing curriculum. Everyone who has a child at Jerabek is automatically a member of the FFO.

The FFO bridges the annual gap on hundreds of thousands of dollars in funding that is not given to school, teachers, and families due to service area’s median incomes. 97 cents of every dollar donated to the FFO goes directly back into programs and services for Jerabek Elementary families. To learn more visit the links below!

Click here to visit the FFO Website.

Click here to subscribe to the FFO mailing list.

Click here to get involved with Jerabek FFO.

Jerabek FFO Newsletter

September 27th Newsletter

Upcoming September Events

September 15th - October 15th Hispanic Heritage Month

October 4th @ 11:20 am FEMA alert nationwide

October 6 No School- Non-Instructional Day

October 9-13 Jerabek Book Fair

October 13 @ 8:00 FFO Meeting B20

October 18 Scripps Ranch Cluster Meeting

October 19 Great California Shakeout

October 19 SSC/SGT Meeting

October 19 @ 6:00 PM 3rd Grade Math and Science Night

October 26 Awards Assembly

October 26 @ 5:00 PM Trunk or Treat

October 27 Fall Picture Day

October 31 @ 8:40 AM Costume Parade