6/3 - 6/4 Week 39 Blast for Educators

I’ve been reflective these last couple of weeks on the feeling of community and closure. As this year started, I knew I had a year to accomplish some important things. Much of that was a lasting knowledge of the philosophical grounding of the “why” and the “how”. This reflection of the “why” and “how” has recently helped me feel confident that the community of staff, students, parents, community organizations will continue to build the school in her namesake: June Jordan. As someone who has had the privilege to carry her spirit and work through the leadership of a school community these last seven years, I know from experience that this work is hard and rewarding and that you will get out of it what you put into the work. For me, the work has been to create a community that one day will educate and birth the folks who will create the “World that Doesn’t Exist Yet”. Only if we truly stretch our own imaginations, can we begin to comprehend what that world could look and feel like. Sometimes we look so hard to see the enemy in our external world, we forget to work on the internal enemy; self-doubt, self-worth, self-love, and compassion. Our community’s fight is to educate students successfully in a world that is not set up for their success. In order to do that, you will need to continue to work together for the sake of our young people. We need to be open, communicate, be clear and precise about our thoughts and our plans. We need to work hard and be okay with our own mistakes and truly develop the art of praxis to make things even better the next time. I have hope, confidence, and excitement that the next generation of JJSE staff will take our community and school towards that “World that Doesn’t Exist Yet”. In hope, love and light.

and from the words of June Jordan…

Message about Monday/Tuesday Schedule:


8:15 - 9:00 Advisory check in - take attendance

9:00 - 10:55 - 11/12th grade advisors and students (support in setting up for graduation): 9/10 - support in your classroom. (If you send students to another room, just get permission from that staff member)

11:00-11:45 Lunch

11:50-3:15 Students in classrooms or cleaning out lockers



8:30-10:30am Staff Meeting

11:00-11:45 Lunch provided for all staff in staff lounge

11:50-3:15 Students check in with advisor - advisor takes advisory attendance

 Graduation Announcements:

As a small school we often rely on the additional hard work of our staff when we have major events. Graduation is on Monday and we could use your support to make sure our graduation is a success. Please follow the Setup/Cleanup division of labor below. If you need to switch from one to another, please switch your name on THIS SHEET: Graduation Support List 18-19

11th & 12th grade teams: SETUP

9th & 10th grade teams: CLEANUP

End of Year Staff Check-Out Sheet - Spring 2019

* ALL staff, please fill out and turn into Main Office before you leave on June 4th.

[19-20] DRAFT Bell Schedule

*This bell schedule is virtually the same. We had to tweak a couple of areas because we were short meeting instructional minutes.

  • All classes 80 min

  • Electives are 10 min shorter during the longer block

  • No “passing period” between dismissal and lunch

  • School starts and ends at the same time, 8:15-3:15. Periods are in same placements.

  • Email Ms. Huang or Mr. Archibald with questions.

Important Links for this week

  • Graduation Announcements -  Graduation will be held in the JJSE auditorium on June 3rd, 2019 from 3-5pm. During Monday - Tuesday - we will be holding “regularly” scheduled classes. Students who are in school need to be in a classroom, making up work and following their schedules. All staff need to be present in their rooms and/or helping with graduation set-up and clean-up.

  • As always, our last staff meeting will be on the morning of June 4th from 8:30-10:25am. We have a late start that day for students at 11:00am. Please take attendance for advisory.

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Events and Important Dates for Spring 2019 -


  • GRADUATION (6/3)

  • Last Staff meeting (6/4) 8:30-10:30am

  • Last Day of School (6/4)

Jessica Huang