Distance Learning Starts Monday

School Resumes August 10

Welcome Back from Dr. Deloria, Superintendent of Schools

Dear JUHSD Parents and Caregivers,

To our new parents, I am proud to welcome you to Jefferson Union High School District! For returning parents, welcome back to another year of learning. JUHSD offers some of the best schools in the country according to US News & World Report. We represent a diverse community with five high schools and an Adult Education program.

The JUHSD is conducting Distance Learning at all schools for the Fall semester. As you may know, San Mateo County is currently on the State Monitoring List due to the continued spread of COVID-19. This means that schools are not currently allowed to operate in person. I convened a Return-to-School committee last semester to begin preparing for distance learning. Our teaching staff, administrators, and district leaders are well equipped to serve the needs of our students in a virtual setting. Whichever school your student is attending this year, I know that they will have an excellent educational opportunity.

Thank you for trusting us with your student. We take this responsibility very seriously and are looking forward to a school year full of exciting opportunities, growth, and community building.


Dr. Terry Deloria (Dr. D.)

Important communications coming from your school

You should have received an email this week from your school with details about orientation, the start of school, and more. If you haven't received this, please contact your school:

Jefferson High School (650) 550-7700

Oceana (650) 550-7300

Terra Nova (650) 550-7600

Thornton (650) 550-7840

Westmoor (650) 550-7400

Help Desk helpdesk@juhsd.net

Registration and Enrollment Questions registration@juhsd.net

Please include your student's first and last name, and school of enrollment when emailing.

New County Mask Requirement: Avoid Fines

The San Mateo County Board of Supervisors adopted an urgency ordinance which allows fines to be imposed on Individuals who violate health orders, including refusing to wear a face covering. Please wear a mask and avoid a fine. Learn more here.

Food Services Change August 11

Breakfast and lunch meal packets will continue to be served on Tuesdays and Fridays, but beginning August 11, meals will be served 1:00pm - 3:00pm to avoid conflicting with students attending their online classes. Tuesday’s packet contains food for three days and Friday’s contains two days.

SCHOOL ID NUMBERS NEEDED - Starting August 11, JUHSD students will need to provide their student ID numbers to receive meals.

ENDING SERVICE FOR NON-STUDENTS - Starting August 21, we can only serve district students. Due to changes imposed by the federal government, we will not be able to serve anyone that does not have a JUHSD student ID number.

LOCATIONS - Starting August 11, we will be adding meal service at Ocean High School.

  • JEFFERSON HIGH SCHOOL - enter from Bruno Avenue to the circle drive at the front of campus
  • OCEANA HIGH SCHOOL - enter from Paloma to the circle drive where the area is marked for bus pick up/drop off
  • TERRA NOVA HIGH SCHOOL - front of campus, near the flagpole
  • WESTMOOR HIGH SCHOOL - loading zone (white lane) on Edgemont, near the pool

Questions can be directed to Anne McDonell at amcdonell@juhsd.net.
View more information here.

Get Ready for Google Classroom

Students will not be directly reporting to their scheduled classes on August 10-14. Instead, activities will be assigned to students via Google Classroom. Participation is mandatory. Attendance will be recorded and reported. To access Google Classroom, students will need to sign in using their district issued Google login information (jeffersonunion.net).

1. Parents should have received an email with the student’s Google login information. If you did not receive this email, please contact helpdesk@juhsd.net

2. You can view Google Classroom instructions here.

Detailed information on how and when to access student schedules will be sent by your student’s assigned school.

Important Actions

  1. Verify your information on ParentVue if you haven't already
  2. Acknowledge forms
  3. Watch for school principal messages
  4. 9th Graders, complete your Tuberculosis paperwork
  5. Visit your school's website

Each of these items is explained in last week's newsletter, at this link

Please contact helpdesk@juhsd.net for any issues with logging into your account.

Toys/Books/Gift cards for JUHSD Emergency Daycare Program for Staff Children

The JUHSD is preparing to provide emergency childcare to our employees who don’t have someone to monitor elementary-aged students who are in distance learning. Participating staff will be paying the actual costs of the program, which are primarily staffing costs.

One way to keep the costs as low as possible is for community members to donate toys and equipment. Please look over your home/basement, etc. to see if you have any of the following in CLEAN and GENTLY Used condition:

  • Legos or other building type toys
  • Elementary-aged books
  • Floor puzzles
  • Wood puzzles
  • Elementary-aged games
  • Other toys that have stood the test of time and require imagination like a play dinosaur, horse or farm set.

Please email Candice Bell, cbell@juhsd.net in advance and drop off at the district office M-Th between the hours of 9-1.

Spread the word—we need to band together and support our staff who need this service to do their work. Thank you!