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I hope your week is wrapping up smoothly - it's a busy time of year!  This is a reminder that today's Principal's Coffee is a celebration of all JLS Parent Volunteers.  We hope you can join us on the JLS patio between 8:45-9:30 AM to be honored, as well as connect with school staff and other parent volunteers.  

Next week we have a special Bell Schedule. We made this change to accommodate our celebrations (6th and 7th Grade Parties, and 8th Grade Great America Field Trip) and have equal time across our period lines.  Please note: JLS Students will be dismissed at 1:45 PM on Monday, May 20, 2024 instead of 2:30 PM - the typical Monday dismissal time.

Read More about Today's Principal Coffee, Next Week's Special Schedule (Monday/Friday), Last Week of School Bell Schedule

Happy Friday!  While our 8th Graders have  started their CA Science Tests this week, all JLS students will be following a special CAASPP Testing Schedule next week - Monday, April 15 through Wednesday, April 17, 2024. Please note, all of our school days will continue to start at 8:30 AM, and our dismissal times will remain the same as usual, with exception to Tuesday, April 16 with a 3:10 PM dismissal (5 minutes earlier than normal). 

I will be happy to share more information about the CAASPP tests and answer questions at today's Principal Coffee from 8:45-9:30 AM. 

Read More about Principal's Coffee Today, CAASPP Testing Next Week!

This message includes a few quick announcements and a couple of important reminders: 

  • This Week’s Schedule: 

    • Thursday, March 28 - “Restructured” Bell Schedule = 2:30 PM Dismissal

    • Friday, March 29 - PAUSD Minimum Day = Middle School Dismissal is 12:40 PM.  Grab ‘n Go Lunch is available 12:40-1:00 PM. 

  • Spring Break: Monday, April 1st - Friday, April 5th (No School, JLS Office closed)

  • JLS Community Zoom Recording and Slide Deck from Friday, March 22

  • Let’s Talk (On the PAUSD webpage): “See/hear something, say something.”

  • CA Healthy Kids Survey for JLS families - Due March 30!

  • Community Feedback for PAUSD 24-25 Promise Goals - Due April 10! 

  • Recruiting Parent Partners: Noon Angels

Read More about Principal’s Community Update: Thursday 2:30 PM Dismissal, Friday Minimum Day, Community Engagement, Input and Feedback


The Hoover Elementary Parking Lot and Drive will be CLOSED from March 25th 2024. 

JLS Families are asked to use the Mitchell Park Library Drop Off Zone, or park their cars in side streets and walk the last block to JLS.

JLS Students are encouraged to WALK, RIDE or ROLL to and from school whenever possible to reduce congestion.

Read More about UPDATE: Traffic Safety at JLS - Critical Safety Information for Families