Bullying Prevention Awareness Week

Dear JLS Families,

October is National Bully Prevention Month and this week is the start of Bullying Prevention Awareness Week.

JLS is raising awareness of bullying prevention and will be sharing daily announcements over KJLS about how our actions affect others. We will be highlighting different types of bullying and focusing on prevention strategies.

On Wednesday, JLS will be participating in Unity day, a day to come together and take a stand against bullying. I have welcomed all JLS students to participate in the activities planned and help lead the movement against bullying! Please encourage your child to wear orange and participate in the week’s events as a show of support for all students at JLS.

Wednesday is also Walk and Roll to School Day. Special greeters will be on hand for everyone who bikes or walks to school.

Sincerely,

Sharon Ofek

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Parent Education Event- Breaking the Cycle of Bullying: Strategies for Parents

Monday, October 7th, 6:45 – 9pm, Ohlone MP Room

Intended for families of students in grade K-5

Thursday, October 17th, 6:45 – 9pm, Jordan Middle School cafetorium

Intended for families of students in middle and high school, students are welcome to attend too.

Both meetings will provide light refreshments, childcare, and Spanish translation. Questions? Contact Dena Dersh denadersh@gmail.com

More Info (flyer)

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Parents: How to Create Schoology Parent Account

Parents will find their student’s access code in Infinite Campus. They will use that code to go to Schoology and create an account. Each of their students will have a separate access code, but parents need only one Schoology account that will link to all their children’s Schoology accounts.

Log in to Infinite Campus

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Select a Student

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Select the “More Info” tab

Write down the “Schoology Code”

Go to http://www.schoology.com and select “Sign Up”

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Select “Parent”

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Enter the access code you wrote down from Infinite Campus and select “Continue”

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Enter name, email, and password

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Add another child by selecting “Add Child”

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Enter the code for your next child and select “Use Code”

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Note: Find your other kids’ access codes in Infinite Campus under the ADU tab.

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Reminder: JumpStart Day Wed Aug 7, 2pm-5pm (now includes bike licensing and helmet fitting)

Remember to come to JumpStart Day Wed 8/7/13 2pm-5pm.

Where: Fairmeadow Elementary School Multipurpose Room (right next to JLS)

** New Info**

Bring your bikes and bike helmets!

Palo Alto Police and the JLS PTA will be offering FREE bike licensing, helmet fitting, and school commute information for parents and students.  Your bike must be at the event to be licensed.

** Reminder Info Previously Posted **

  • Drop off completed forms and payments (see green checklist).
  • Students have their school photo taken.

All students must have their school photo taken for student body cards and yearbook.  (Photo packages are available for purchase.) Make-up photos will be taken on September 17.

  • Purchase PE uniforms.

For your convenience there is a separate PE purchase form in this packet.

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Suggested School Supplies

Here is a list of suggested supplies for school. This letter will be included in the summer mailing but is being posted here for your convenience.

Enjoy!

Supply Letter (pdf)

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Jump Start Day August 7th **For All New and Returning Students **

Due to Construction on the JLS Campus, we are moving this event to Fairmeadow.

Join us to:

  • -Have your school picture taken
  • -Drop off registration materials ahead of time
  • - Purchase PE uniforms

Fairmeadow Elementary School Multipurpose Room.

(next door to JLS) 2:00 – 5:00 p.m.

Forms and more info will be mailed home later this summer.

Jump Start Flyer (pdf)

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May Panther Tracks (Newsletter)

Attached here is the May Panther Tracks Newsletter. Enjoy!

May Panther Tracks (PDF)

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8th Grade Great America Trip- DATE CHANGED TO MAY 28!

8TH GRADE GREAT AMERICA TRIP – CHANGE OF DATE!


Due to uncontrollable circumstances, this year’s Great America trip has been changed to Tuesday, May 28th.
Students, please arrive to school on time and report to your 1st period class for a bus departure before 9:00am.
Students will return to school around 5:00pm. Please arrange for transportation home.
Students who are not going on the trip are expected to attend school on May 28th.
If you have questions, please call 650-856-5188.

More details, including eligibility requirements here.

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Portfolio Night – Open House & Book Fair

The JLS Staff invites Students, Parents, and Families to visit our classrooms.

Open House ~ Portfolio Night Book Fair

7:00 – 8:30 p.m.

Wednesday, May 8

7:00 – 8:30 p.m.        Open House and Portfolio Review in 6th – 8th Grade Classrooms

7:00 – 7:30 p.m.        Electives and P.E. Open House for 6th Grade

7:30 – 8:30 p.m.        Electives and P.E. Open House for 7th and 8th Grades

Student-led portfolio reviews have been an important part of assessment and reflection at JLS for more than ten years.  In a portfolio review, students gather their best work samples and present the key concepts from that body of work to an interested audience – in this case, their families.  This evening is an opportunity for students and their families to appreciate what students have accomplished this year.

For 8th grade students, the student-led portfolio reviews will prepare them for their Exit Interviews scheduled this year for May 16 and 17.

Sixth grade students and parents may leave core classrooms from 7:00 – 7:30p to visit P.E. and elective classes.  Seventh and eighth grade students and parents may leave core classrooms from 7:30 – 8:00p to visit P.E. and elective classes.

Parents, Guardians, and other family members, including siblings of

JLS students, are welcome!

We strongly request that parents save in-depth conversations with teachers for a private conference or e-mail.  We thank you in advance for your cooperation.

We look forward to seeing you all on Wednesday, May 8th

Please Note:

The JLS library and textbook fines list will be posted in the breezeway during Open House.  Please stop by and check the list to see if your student’s name is on the list.  If they have a fine, they must clear the fine before the Great America Trip (8th grade) and/or the distribution of yearbooks.

Friday, May 10th is a JLS Minimum Day.

dismissal @ 12:25 p.m.

Portfolio – Night Flyer

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Incoming 7th Graders Need Proof of Tdap Vaccine!

Proof of the Tdap* Vaccine is required before 7th grade entry.

All students entering 7th grade must show proof of having received a Tdap booster ON OR AFTER their 7th birthday before starting school in the fall.

(Información en Español)

·      If your student has not received the Tdap booster, contact your health care provider or clinic as soon as possible. Then send proof of the vaccine to the Central Attendance Office.

·      If your student has already received a Tdap booster ON OR AFTER their 7th birthday, please bring documentation to the Central Attendance Office.

·      All immunization records must be signed or stamped by a licensed health care provider or clinic.

Students who do not provide proof of the Tdap booster vaccine may be denied school entry until they satisfy this state requirement.

Immunization records can be delivered to the Central Attendance Office in any of the following ways:

FAX: (650) 321-4525

EMAIL: centattendance@pausd.org

MAIL or DELIVER:

Palo Alto Unified School District Office – Central Attendance Office

25 Churchill Avenue

Palo Alto, CA 94306

If you have questions about the vaccine, please contact your health care provider.

Thank you to the many families who have already sent proof of the Tdap vaccine.  Your support of our healthy school environment is appreciated.

To Your Good Health,

Palo Alto Unified School District

Health & Central Attendance Office

*Tdap:            Tetanus toxoid, reduced diphtheria toxoid and acellular pertussis vaccine

Palo Alto Unified School District

25 Churchill Avenue Palo Alto, California  94306

District Nurse Linda lenoir, R.N. MSN

Phone: 650-329-3766 Fax: 650-321-4525 or 650-833-4265 llenoir@pausd.org

29 de Junio, 2012

Estimados Padres y Apoderados,

A los estudiantes del 7 grado se les pedirá prueba de que hayan recibido el refuerzo de la vacuna Tdap en su 7º cumpleaños o después para que puedan entrar al 7º grado.

Debido a una NUEVA LEY DE VACUNAS (Decreto 354), a su estudiante se le pedirá que muestre pruebas de un REFUERZO DE LA VACUNA Tdap* (Pertussis/tos ferina) ANTES de comenzar el 7º grado.

  • Si su hijo(a) no ha recibido el refuerzo Tdap, le recomendamos que se comunique con su proveedor de salud o clínica para recibir la vacuna lo más pronto posible (por favor ver abajo). Por favor envíen su prueba de la vacuna por correo, por correo electrónico, por fax o tráiganla en persona a la Oficina de Registros (Central Attendance) INMEDIATAMENTE. Número de fax: 650-321-4525. Correo electrónico: centattendance@pausd.org.
  • Si su hijo ya ha recibido el refuerzo Tdap en su 7º cumpleaños o después, por favor envíe la documentación por correo, por correo electrónico, por fax o tráiganla en persona a la Oficina de Registros (Central Attendance) INMEDIATAMENTE.

Todos los registros de vacunas deben ser firmados o sellados por un proveedor de salud autorizado.

A los estudiantes que entran al 7º grado NO SE LES PERMITIRA ENTRAR A LA ESCUELA a menos de que hayan cumplido con este requisito.

Las vacunas Tdap están disponibles donde su proveedor de salud y en las clínicas locales incluyendo:

Miércoles alternos 9:00-11:00 – Walk-in Immunization Clinic

1:00pm – Only the first 20 patients will be seen

MayView Community Health Center

270 Grant Avenue

Palo Alto, CA  94306

650-327-8717

Miércoles alternos 9:00-11:00 – Walk-in Immunization Clinic

1:00pm – Only the first 20 patients will be seen

MayView Community Health Center

100 Moffett Blvd. #101

Mountain View, CA  94043

650- 965-3323

Llamen para preguntar horarios, fechas y locaciones Clínica Móvil de la Salud

Redwood City

650-573-2786

Lunes, miércoles y viernes 2:00 – 6:00 Ravenswood Family Health Center edades 3-18

1798-A Bay Rd.

East Palo Alto, CA

650-330-7400

Lunes-Viernes 8:30 – 11:00  & 1:00 – 4:30 Sequoia Teen Wellness Center  edades 12-21

200 James Avenue

Redwood City, CA  94062

650-366-2927

Si su hijo no tiene seguro médico, hay seguro médico disponible gratis/a bajo costo a través de Medi-Cal 800-541-5555, Healthy Families/Healthy Kids 1-800-880-5305, y el Plan de Salud Kaiser Child 800-464-4000.

La salud de su hijo es muy importante para nosotros. Si tienen alguna pregunta por favor llámenme al 650-329-3766.

Atentamente,

Linda Lenoir, R.N. MSN

Enfermera del Distrito

* “Tdap”= Tetanus toxoid, reduced diphtheria toxoid and acellular pertussis vaccine.

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