Safe Routes to School Survey

Safe Routes to School Parent/Caregiver Survey — Your input requested!
How do your students get to JLS?  The City of Palo Alto Safe Routes to
School program, in partnership with PAUSD and the PTA, is conducting an
online survey to help us evaluate and improve the program.  You may choose
between the English, Mandarin or Spanish surveys, if you have not already
done so.

For English version, click here:
https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/DTN5XPZ

For Mandarin version, click here:
https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/CX7D9G7

En Español:  Por favor, ayúdenos a evaluar y mejorar el programa ”Rutas
Seguras a la Escuela” invirtiendo unos pocos minutos para completar esta
encuesta electrónica para padres o cuidadores:
https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/CS6NC2Q

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Not In Our Schools Week (Nov 17-21)

This week is dedicated to: embracing diversity, breaking stereotypes, standing up to hate and respecting and honoring each other’s differences. The JLS Leadership and BeTCha committee have been working together to create a weekly agenda of themes and activities. Please see the embedded weekly calendar for the NIOS eventsEach day will have a theme and a corresponding lunch activity.

Schedule of Events (pdf)

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Minority Achievement and Talent Development Advisory Committee Application Period Completed

Minority Achievement and Talent Development  Advisory Committee

Application Period Completed

The Superintendent of the Palo Alto Unified School District appreciates

the interest by the community in applying for the Minority Achievement

and Talent Development  Advisory Committee.  The application period is

now complete.

The purpose of this Advisory Committee is to prepare a set of strategic,

evidence-based recommendations that, when implemented, will enable the

PAUSD community to assure underrepresented minority students and other

students from disadvantaged circumstances

have the necessary opportunities, conditions, and supports that will

empower and enable them to succeed as well as both realize and maximize

their full intellectual, creative, and social potential. The report will

identify critical issues and, for each issue,

develop strategic recommendations that will include specific metrics for

evaluating the extent to which each strategy was successful, suggested

timelines for implementations, an individual or role (current or future)

to lead each strategy, and cost estimates

for implementing each recommendation. The Advisory Committee will also

be asked to articulate any potential policy issues the Board should

consider developing and adopting.

The application period is now closed.  For more information about this

committee, you can contact the Assistant to the Superintendent,

Kathleen Ruegsegger at kruegsegger@pausd.org

<mailto:kruegsegger@pausd.org>. or by phone at 650-329-3737.

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Minority Achievement and Talent Development Advisory Committee Accepting Applications

Minority Achievement and Talent Development Advisory Committee Accepting Applications
The Superintendent of the Palo Alto Unified School District is seeking applicants for appointment to the volunteer Minority Achievement and Talent Development Advisory Committee. Applicants must reside within the boundaries of the District.
The purpose of this Advisory Committee is to prepare a set of strategic, evidence-based recommendations that, when implemented, will enable the PAUSD community to assure underrepresented minority students and other students from disadvantaged circumstances have the necessary opportunities, conditions, and supports that will empower and enable them to succeed as well as both realize and maximize their full intellectual, creative, and social potential. The report will identify critical issues and, for each issue, develop strategic recommendations that will include specific metrics for evaluating the extent to which each strategy was successful, suggested timelines for implementations, an individual or role (current or future) to lead each strategy, and cost estimates for implementing each recommendation. The Advisory Committee will also be asked to articulate any potential policy issues the Board should consider developing and adopting.
You may download the application <image001.png>or contact the Assistant to the Superintendent, Kathleen Ruegsegger at kruegsegger@pausd.org. You can obtain information by phone by calling 650-329-3737.
Completed applications must be sent to: Dr. Glenn “Max” McGee, Superintendent, Palo Alto Unified School District, 25 Churchill Avenue, Palo Alto, CA 94306, or emailed to:kruegsegger@pausd.org.
All applications must be received by Friday, October 31, 2014 at 4:30 pm.
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October Panther Tracks (Newsletter)

Linked here is the October Panther Tracks Newsletter. Enjoy!

October Panther Tracks (pdf)

(published on the JLS PTA website)

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JLS Online Directory is Here – Are you in it?

The JLS Online Directory is Here–Are you in it?

Simply activate your account here and set up your password. Then log in, and verify that your contact information is correct. Please take a moment to check.

If you are not in the directory, but would like to be, send e-mail to infinitecampus@pausd.org stating that you would like to ”opt-in to PTA Contact and the school directory”. Be sure to include the name of your student(s) and your relationship to the student(s).

Please make sure your household information is correct, so that the print edition is accurate. No edits made afterFriday, 10/3 will be reflected in the print edition.

Questions? Email JLSDirectory@gmail.com

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New JLS Walk and Roll Map

Check out this year’s updated Walk and Roll Map for info about best ways to get to JLS.

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8th Grade Parents – Yearbook Ads on Sale till Nov 1st!

8th grade parents!  Would you like to do something special for your graduate this year?  You can buy an ad in this year’s yearbook to celebrate his/her achievements over the last 3 years.  You can include special photos, poems, and messages to your graduate.  You can sign up and view sample ads, and pricing at our yearbook company’s site: http://www.jostens.com/apps/shop/customer.asp?CID=159472
Prices range from 50.00 to 200.00 for ads.  The DEADLINE for placing an ad is November 1st, 2014.  If you have any questions, you can contact tdevers@pausd.org (yearbook advisor).
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May Panther Tracks (Newsletter)

Attached here is the May Panther Tracks Newsletter. Enjoy!

May Panther Tracks (pdf)

(published on the JLS PTA website)

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Annual Data Update -(Broken Link Now Fixed!)

**** The Link Below was incorrect but it has now been fixed *****

All PAUSD students’ information must be updated each year to ensure that the district has current information: emergency contacts, health conditions, and healthcare providers.

The information is already in the system.  You just need to make sure it is correct and up to date.

Please log on to the parent portal of Infinite Campus :

https://ic.pausd.org/campus/portal/paloalto.jsp

Go to your Inbox and click on the “Annual Data Update” message to start the process.

NEW THIS YEAR:  You can choose to save paper by checking  “YES – I would like to opt out of receiving paper report cards delivered to my home.” You will be able to save the report as a pdf or print the report card at home.

ADU Update Flyer

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