Instructions for CURRENT 6th and 7th grade students to request courses on Infinite Campus for the 2014-2015 School Year

Students will receive the course catalog and be given an explanation of the process by one of their teachers on Wednesday, February 5th.

This lesson will demonstrate how to request courses for the following year.

This info is for CURRENT 6th and 7th graders. Registration begins Wednesday Feb 5th. Signed forms due Feb 10th.

Before logging onto the computer, use the Course Catalog (paper packet or online course catalog) to choose 7 courses you’d like to request.

Please note, when registering online it is essential that you select your courses in the order of preference (starting with 1st choice)

Start by logging into Infinite Campus. Note: the Infinite Campus Portal login is



1) Select Registration 13-14 Jane L Stanford Middle S.

Notice required courses and start course search.



1) Select Course Search to begin the process.

2) Note: Required courses are pre-filled. All students will be pre-assigned to the regular math lane. Changes to math lanes will be made at a later date (May/June), once teacher recommendations have been made.

Bring up list of courses



1) Leave course name and number fields blank

2) Select Go

Note: Choose courses in order of preference (starting with 1st choice)!!

3) Click on course name to display description.

Select Course and Read course description


1) Select the course to read its description

Request course.



1) Read description of course. Please note if any prerequisite is listed as well as the length of course (semester or year.)

2) Click on Request this Course.

3) Course will appear under Requested Courses.

Confirm course request.



1) Confirm that requested course appears in list.

2) If a mistake was made or if you want to delete a course from the list, click on the course name and choose Drop This Request

Delete course if you made a mistake


Note: Only do this if you need to delete a course:
1) Select the course
2) Select “Drop This Request”

Select the correct number of requested courses.


Repeat process until you have requested:

Four semester-long courses (as pictured in #1)
One year-long course and two semester-long courses (as pictured in #2 )
Two year-long courses (as pictured in #3)

Note: Courses are displayed here sorted by course code. When you print the “Request Summary” courses will be sorted by preference (based on the order you selected them.)

Do not request too many!


The system will not prevent you from requesting too many courses. Be sure that you only request:

Four semester-long courses
One year-long course and two semester-long courses
Two year-long courses.

Request alternate courses.


Once you have requested 1) Four semester-long courses, OR 2) One year-long course and two semester-long courses, OR 3) Two year-long courses, please select alternates (in order of preference) for a total of seven courses.

1) Read description of course.
2) Click on Request as an Alternate.
3) Course will appear under Alternate Courses.
Note: Courses displayed here are sorted by course code. When you print the “Request Summary” courses will be sorted by preference (based on the order you selected them.)


Repeat process until a total of seven courses have been chosen.


Print the “Request Summary”


1) Select Print Request Summary from the top right menu bar.

Have a Parent or Guardian sign the Request Summary and return to the Guidance Office by February 10th, 2014.


Note: If your courses are not listed in order of preference (starting with 1st choice) go back and “drop” the requested courses and rechoose them in your order of preference.

You have now completed the registration process.

Science Fair Registration Open Until January 18th – and…Calling for Parent Volunteers

****Students Register Online ****

Science Fair Info and Registration is available online (here). Deadline to register is January 18th. Students can ask their science teacher if  they have further questions.

**** Call for Parent Volunteers ****

The JLS Science Fair is hosted and organized each year by a core team of parent volunteers working with a staff representative. Other supporting parent and outside volunteers assist with the event and reviewing the projects. If you are a parent, please consider getting involved as a general volunteer, interviewer or member of the organizing committee. Sign up to volunteer here.

More info about volunteering, contact one of the Science Fair Parents Volunteer Chairs:
– Stephanie Youngquist: yoyo2000 at
– Marjorie Sayer: 3marjorie14 at
– Jeannette Cheng: chencer at

Family Giving Tree’s Holiday Wish Drive

Be someone’s elf this holiday! Every year the JLS community makes a difference by donating gifts and clothing to low income children through the Family Giving Tree Holiday Wish Drive.  Just go to the Counselor’s office and choose a wish card.  Bring your unwrapped gift with wish card and a toothbrush securely attached, and return it by December 6th, 2013.  You can also donate directly through our virtual giving tree by going to:

8th Grade Parent Yearbook Ads

8th grade parents! Would you like to do something special for your graduating 8th grader? You can publish a full color ad for your child to congratulate him/her in June in our yearbook! You can submit baby pics, family pics, and add a poem or special message for your son or daughter. It is all online – click here to submit your pictures and message.

FAQs and prices are listed there. THE DEADLINE IS NOVEMBER 7! If you have further questions, please email

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.


Sharon Ofek

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

More Info (flyer)

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


Select a Student


Select the “More Info” tab

Write down the “Schoology Code”

Go to and select “Sign Up”


Select “Parent”


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


Enter name, email, and password


Add another child by selecting “Add Child”


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


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