Instructions for CURRENT 6th and 7th grade students to request courses on Infinite Campus for the 2015-2016 School Year

Current 6th and 7th grade students will choose electives courses from the course catalog, request these online via Infinite Campus, and turn in a signed summary sheet to Mrs. Scherer by February 23, 2015.
Teachers reviewed this process with students in class on February 11, 2015.

Here are helpful links:

Holiday Giving Tree

JLS is proud to announce the launch of our annual Family Giving Tree holiday drive ending December 12, 2014.

Thousands of people in the Bay Area are not able to obtain the basic necessities of life. The Family Giving Tree was established to help these individuals obtain warm clothing, bedding, and household supplies, as well as important items for children such as car seats, clothes, educational supplies and toys.

You can help in a couple of ways…

1. Choose a card and fulfill a child’s wish, or choose an envelope and mail in your donation.  Cards are located in the JLS Guidance Office.

2. Go online and sponsor a child’s wish.  Visit our Virtual Giving Tree at

Contact Ms. Buddle at if you have any questions, or visit for more information about the program!

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:

For Mandarin version, click here:

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:

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)

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

<>. or by phone at 650-329-3737.