Superintendent Community Update
January 21, 2022
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Dear JUHSD Community,
I hope this message finds you well. These past few weeks have been particularly challenging due to Omicron, and I thank you very much for your support. Please know that we continue to work hard to keep students safe and learning as this variant sweeps its way through the Bay Area. With that said, I share a bit of hopeful news.
In this past Monday's edition of the San Francisco Chronicle, an article entitled Omicron may have peaked in parts of the Bay Area as California COVID surge slows, stated that "for the first time in a month, average Coronavirus cases have dipped week over week across the Bay Area, suggesting that much of the region may be near, or possibly past, the peak of the winter Omicron surge."
Though we are seeing a glimmer of light at the end of the tunnel, it is important that we continue following COVID protocols outlined by the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) and San Mateo County Department of Public Health. We continue to update our JUHSD COVID Response Page, so please check there periodically.
As I mentioned last week, please be sure to get vaccinated and boosted, consistently wear a high quality mask, eat outdoors, and keep as socially distanced as practicable. I thank you for helping ensure the health and safety of yourself and others.
Finally, in case you missed it, the United States Postal Service will deliver a free rapid antigen COVID-19 test kit of 4 to your home address. To place your free test kit order, please click HERE.
I want to be sure that I am responsive to your emails, but have found a few sneaking into other locations, such as my spam folder. If you have yet to receive a response to an email recently sent my way, please reach out again.
Have a restful weekend.
KN95 Masks Distributed Districtwide
*Image: Students in Danielle Messer's Adult Transition Program properly wear their new KN95 mask distributed by the District.
Become a Substitute Teacher for JUHSD!
Governor Newsom signed an Executive Order lowering barriers to substitute teaching. The flexibilities will support schools in dealing with staffing shortages, and we are very grateful.
One way this affects JUHSD, is that we may now hire anyone with a Bachelors Degree to come join our amazing school district as a Substitute Teacher! To apply, simply fill out the Substitute Teacher Fast Track application at:
Applicants only need to complete the application and list two references. For more information, please contact District Director of Human Resources, Daina Lujan.
JUHSD Turns 100 Official Logo Contest
Free Online Tutoring Continues
*Student support and more!
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A Message from Skyline Community College
This semester, Skyline College will be offering COUN 650: Kapatiran Seminar: College Success Factors to all Jefferson Union High School District students! This fully online seminar is designed to get students thinking about their cultural identity and how it relates to their educational journey while teaching them all about the knowledge, skills, and resources needed to be successful in college. While this seminar is grounded in the Filipinx/Filipinx American experience, students do not need to be Filipinx to enroll!
Instruction Method: Fully online via Zoom
Semester Length: February 9 to May 2, 2022
Date & Time: Wednesdays, after school from 5:00-7:00 pm
Units: 2 (CSU-transferable college credit)
WHO SHOULD ENROLL IN KAPATIRAN SEMINAR?
Students who plan to go to college and want to thrive once they get there
Students who want to get ahead and earn college credit before graduating high school
Students who want to gain tangible skills for being successful in their academics and future careers
Students who want to prepare for college social life by getting connected with peers from across the district
Students who are eager to explore how their cultural identities influence their educational experience (You do not need to be Filipinx/Filipinx American identified to enroll!)
If you would like to enroll in the Kapatiran Seminar to learn about college success, explore your story, and have tons of fun while earning 2 units of college credit, please reach out to Francesca Dolor at firstname.lastname@example.org or click on this electronic flyer ASAP! Seats are limited.
Safe Bathroom State Committee Formed
Special Event Hosted by SMCOE
Social-Emotional Learning and Positive School Climate – What Parents Need to Know and Can Do, January 25, 6:00pm-7:30pm:
San Mateo County Office of Education is hosting a special event that will help parents learn about social-emotional learning and what a positive school climate looks like. Attendees will receive advocacy and other resources to help create social-emotional learning opportunities and build a positive climate at their students’ school. Click here to learn more.
Work With Us!
Check out the Employment Opportunities page for current job postings and more!
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Article: Revitalizing Your Exhausted Teens
As we wrap up our third school week of the new semester, some parents and guardians have noticed a drop in their student's energy levels. According to John Duffy of CNN, this is normal. In his online article, "Revitalizing your exhausted tweens and teens, post-quarantine," Duffy provides 15-minute solutions to helping get your student back into the swing of school. To check out these helpful tips and suggestions, please read the full article here.