JLS 2022-23 Back-To-School Forms

Welcome to the 2022-23 academic year at JLS Middle School! The PTA wants to extend a very warm welcome to you and your entire family to the JLS community. We're looking forward to a great year!
This year, the JLS Back-to-School information is online only. Please go through all sections of this Back-to-School packet to make sure you receive all of the necessary information to start the new school year.
•  Please allow 10-15 minutes to complete this packet.
•  Please go step-by-step (clicke next at bottom of each page) through each page, even if you do not purchase or donate anything. Use "back" on your browser if need be. Please send any questions to jlsptaemail@gmail.com.
NOTE: PLEASE use Safari or Chrome (not FIrefox) to complete this packet.

JLS School info from Mr. Grierson

You may have reached this page from Mr. Grierson's welcome to the school year letter. If so, great! If not, please read it in your Parent Square JLS Feed. It includes dates and information not listed elsewhere in these forms, as well lots of very useful information!

Upcoming Events and School Calendar

Please check the maintained JLS Calendar for the start of school events, such as Principal's Welcome Coffee on August 12, Welcome Back Dinner on August 17, Back to School Night and Picture Day.
To subscribe to this calendar, the links are on the calendar page above, or here are the direct links: google calendar and ics (please note, this is the central school calendar and may not have all events for your particular child's programs).

Staying Connected at JLS

JLS School and PTA keep parents connected and informed in a variety of ways.
     Regular Principal - Parent "JLS Community Zooms" (you'll receive emails about these)
     Parent Square Messages 
     Facebook: JLS Middle School
We are excited for a fun year! The PTA sends out a regular "eNews" newsletter with events and opportunities, and also operates Konstella, our online directory & parent network. You'll be subscribed to both in accordance with the privacy settings you submitted when you registered your child. Stay tuned for lots of fun updates and events from the PTA!
WhatsApp groups
There are some existing WhatsApp groups that are *not* PTA sponsored or managed. To join:
For the class of 2023 (8th grade): https://chat.whatsapp.com/GgELlcgHFLZJRpXlDtiYc5
For the class of 2024 (7th grade): https://chat.whatsapp.com/KhCjkxyXppUJf3rzxdkkUa
For the class of 2025 (6th grade): https://chat.whatsapp.com/GWEPNnrWeYdKMFzG9StqQ8

Important Links

Here are some important links for you to bookmark or come back to as needed. (Feel free to bookmark this packet with this page as home page, www.tinyurl.com/JLSforms2022).
   • JLS Middle School Website
   • JLS Handbook
Additional Services:
   • Supplemental Student Accident and Health Insurance
   • PAUSD will offer free breakfast and lunch meals to all enrolled 2022-23 students; more info here
Middle School Athletics:
The City of Palo Alto runs the after school sports programs at all 3 Palo Alto Middle School. Please pay close attention to the registration information and details found in this document. Please note that registration for Fall Sports offerings starts on August 17 at 8:30am. For registration, parents need to create an "Enjoy!" account here. For further information about the Middle School Athletic program, please see this link. Thank you!

If you have questions on the Back-to-School site please email: jlsptaemail@gmail.com