Jones Dolphins Make a SPLASH!
The Week of May 28, 2023
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Our Learning Community...
Memorial Day is a federal holiday in the United States which is observed on the last Monday of May. It is a day dedicated to honoring those who have died while serving in the United States Armed Forces. Memorial Day commemorates all the brave men and women who have given their lives for their country. San Diego is home to a large military population and there are many events happening across the city (check out the link in our Resources for Families section below).
Next Thursday evening is our Spring Showcase of Learning! All of our students have been growing as learners and we look forward to sharing their learning with all of you. Details can be found in the flyer below. We hope to see you there!
Highlights from the Week...
A large component of our teaching team's Professional Development this year has focused on Building and Sustaining Restorative Communities.
Teams from Jones, Fletcher, Nipaquay, Cubberley, Linda Vista, and Juarez Elementary came together monthly with the SDUSD Restorative Justice Practices Department to learn alongside each other.
Wednesday's Professional Development reflected on our work over the course of the year and the growth and celebrations we have seen within our communities.
Now Enrolling...New Students for 2023-2024
If you are the parent/guardian of a student new to San Diego Unified, you can now enroll your child online! To start the online enrollment process, click on the link below. This will take you to a secure online solution provided by InfoSnap.
Only students who are enrolling for the first time in San Diego Unified School District may use our online registration system (some criteria applies). This option is available in both English and Spanish. (This online registration system is separate from the Online Enrollment Options Choice application).
After submitting the online enrollment, you will need to contact our front office at (619) 605-8800 to schedule an in-person enrollment appointment.
This online enrollment process is only for students who are new to San Diego Unified. If your child is currently enrolled, you do not need to complete this process.
*If your child is currently enrolled at another school site and they will be attending Jones Elementary for the 2023-2024 school year please contact our front office at (619) 605-8800 to schedule an in-person enrollment appointment. You can start our Jones enrollment paperwork by visiting our school website (link here).
Online LCFF Forms Available Now
Each year the district is responsible for collecting information from our students’ families to support the Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF) process. The LCFF is hallmark legislation that fundamentally changed how all local educational agencies (LEAs) in the state are funded, how they are measured for results, and the services and supports they receive to allow all students to succeed to their greatest potential.
We are collecting information now and it will be applied to the 2023 – 24 school year. We believe that starting now will reduce the burden of collecting information during the busy time of opening school in the fall and will potentially yield more complete information that will increase the amount of funding that schools and the district receive from the state.
We are starting with our online system accessed through the Parent Portal in PowerSchool. In the portal, we ask parents and families to complete a very short questionnaire that increases the district’s opportunity to receive funds from the state. The information is kept confidential and only used for allowed purposes.
Please complete the form in Parent Portal as soon as possible. If you do not have a Parent Portal account, please contact our front office to set one up. By completing the survey, you will not only be supporting the district’s efforts, but increasing the chances of our school receiving more of this valuable funding.
FOR INSTRUCTIONS ON HOW TO ACCESS THE LCFF FORM ONLINE, CLICK THE LINK BELOW:
26 - No School: Non-Instructional Day
29 - No School: Memorial Day
30 - VAPA: 3rd-5th grade
1 - Spring Showcase of Learning: 5:00 - 6:30 pm
2 - Achievement Awards
7 - Coffee with the Cops: 8:00 am in the Auditorium
7 - Student Council's Student Store
9 - Jones June Jamboree Sponsored by the PTA
12 - Kindergarten Promotion: 8:30 am in the Auditorium
12 - UTK Promotion: 1:00 pm in the Auditorium
13 - 5th Grade Promotion: 8:00 am in the Auditorium
14 - Last Day of School - Minimum Day
16 - Last Day the Office is Open (Enrollment can continue online while the office is
closed, then finalized when the office reopens in August)
8 - Office Opens
18 - New Student Orientation
21 - First Day of School!
Additional Resources for Families...
Check out our school website for PeachJar Flyers, Counseling Resources, Family Handbook, Staff Contact Lists, After School Programs, Enrollment Information and so much more!
Jones Elementary PTA
Our Parent Teacher Association works with Jones Elementary to provide programs and support to benefit the students, their families, teachers, school administration and the community. Run entirely by volunteers, the PTA raises money to support enrichment programs, program instructors, educational assemblies and field trips, family events, and special classroom supplies.
As always, we need your membership, support and ability to volunteer. You can become a member using Totem, a respected membership management service. Please contact us with other thoughts on how we are doing, and your ideas on how you can become involved. We look forward to hearing from you.