The JLS staff invites parents and students to visit their child’s classrooms.
Open House and Portfolio Night
7:00 – 8:30 p.m.
6:30 – 9:00 p.m.
Wednesday, May 16
This evening is an opportunity for families to celebrate the work that each student has accomplished over this school year. 7th and 8th grade students will present their portfolios in the student-led portfolio reviews. This will prepare 8th grade students for the Exit Interviews that happen on May 21 and 22.
We strongly request that parents save their in-depth conversations about their children with JLS teachers for a private conference or e-mail. We thank you in advance for your cooperation.
Have you done your Annual Data Update yet?
Did you know? JLS, Jordan, and Terman are having a friendly competition to see which school can get this completed first. Help us beat Jordan and Terman!
By May 15 ALL JLS families must complete their PAUSD Annual Data Update online through Infinite Campus. In addition, current 7th grade parents must complete the PAUSD Residency Verification process in person at the District Office. Verification needs to be completed before 7th grade families can begin the Annual Update. Current 6th and 8th grade parents do not need to do the Residency Verification this year.
7th Grade families were mailed a letter and one form about residency. Click here for another copy.
Trouble logging into Infinite Campus? Contact email@example.com
Questions? Call Melissa Kaiser at 650-856-5177
This STAR testing schedule will be shared with all students by their teachers next week. It is being posted here just for your information:
STAR Testing Schedule (pdf)
Attached here is the March Panther Tracks Newsletter. Enjoy!
Download March Panther Tracks Newsletter (pdf)
Learn more about our community through service! Do you like to cook, visit neighbors, garden, play your instrument or sing, or work with children and teachers? Parents, sign up your students (here) for the JLS PTA Youth Community Service Day after school on March 21 from 2-5 pm. Space is limited – projects close when they are full! We also invite all participants to bring eggs and tortillas to donate to the South Palo Alto Food Closet! Questions? Contact Megan Fogarty or Nancy Smith.
Panther Camp 2012, our orientation program that helps 6th graders transition to middle school, will take place at the beginning of school next year. We are beginning our selection of the students who will be counselors for Panther Camp.
Panther Camp Counselors will serve as mentors to the incoming 6th graders and will be in a position of leadership and responsibility. Current 7th grade students who are applying are asked to demonstrate and explain their positive leadership qualities. When selecting the Panther Camp Counselors these qualities, as well as three specific school related areas: Academic, Behavioral, and Attendance will be considered. The Panther Camp Counselor application will be available on the JLS website in March and selections will be made in April. Students who are selected must attend a MANDATORY Panther Camp Counselor training on August 8th from 8:00 – 2:00p. Students and parents, please √ check your summer calendars and save this date! Participation in the August 8th training is a firm requirement for Panther Camp Counselors; unfortunately, we are not able to make exceptions. This is also the date of the JLS Jump Start Day; Panther Camp Counselors will be able to attend Jump Start Day.
Download Application Here (pdf)
During the week of March 19-23, JLS will be holding their annual Not In Our Schools Week, which is dedicated to celebrating diversity, fostering our global community, standing up to hate and breaking stereotypes. We will have cultural groups perform at lunch, as well as other activities during the week. Attached is the schedule we will follow for the week, and includes the daily theme and lunchtime activity for any particular day. We look forward to a week of positive student interaction, togetherness, and celebrating who we are as individuals and as a school. Thank you!
Schedule of Activities (pdf)
Attached here is the January Panther Tracks Newsletter. Enjoy!
January Panther Tracks 2012
Not enough homework? Too much homework? What is the right amount? What is the purpose?
Tuesday, January 10, 2012
JLS, Room 730, 7:00pm
Join Denise Pope, Stanford lecturer and Co-Founder of Challenge Success, and Sharon Ofek, JLS Principal, for an interactive presentation & discussion. Come hear about the latest research, what JLS is doing and the new JLS homework guidelines. Don’t miss this very important adult-only event. Bring a friend!
JLS, Room 730, 7:00pm
Questions? Contact JLS 650-856-5188
Schoology Accounts for all parents have been created and are ready to be activated.
Note: Due to a glitch in production, the letters with the activation code and instructions was just mailed today (12/13/11). Look for them in the mail soon.
Instructions on activating your parent account are posted here.
General info about Schoology is available here: