JLS PTA 2023-24 Back-To-School Forms

Welcome to the 2023-24 academic year at JLS Middle School! The JLS PTA (Parent Teacher Association) extends a very warm welcome to you and your entire family. We know there is a lot of information coming to you at the beginning of the school year, and we want to help you find answers to your questions.
Please go through all sections of these Back-to-School forms to make sure you receive all of the necessary information to start the new school year. You can always find a link back to these forms via the JLS PTA website.
In addition to the JLS PTA Back-To-School forms you are reading now, please make sure you've read the following:
  • Principal's Welcome Letter, sent via ParentSquare; please check your email for a letter from Mr. Grierson, which contains links, dates, and important information not found anywhere else.
  • JLS Calendar, maintained on the JLS website; please note the start of school events, such as Principal's Welcome Coffee, Welcome Back Dinner, Back to School Night and Picture Day.
Note: As you go through these JLS PTA Back-To-School forms, please go step-by-step (click 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.

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 invitations via ParentSquare)
     ParentSquare Messages 
     Facebook: JLS Middle School
The PTA uses ParentSquare for all communication, including announcements, volunteer sign ups and weekly eNews that includes school, district and community opportunities. You are automatically enrolled in ParentSquare as a parent or guardian of a student in the district, and you will receive all communications to your email. You can set your notification preferences in ParentSquare. 
Stay tuned for lots of fun updates and events from the PTA!
Not PTA Sponsored
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 16 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!
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/IkAKfo5XZ3JC7dqXW7Z8zQ
For the class of 2024 (7th grade): https://chat.whatsapp.com/Iv2vOqUk7muChbvuh8ewUs
For the class of 2025 (6th grade): https://chat.whatsapp.com/F96r2mjeVN8LZgk6tUU35r
If you have questions on the Back-to-School site please email: jlsptaemail@gmail.com