Black Family Welcome BBQ
All new students and families, please join us on Saturday, August 19th from 10:30am – 12:30pm for an orientation. Learn about school programs, meet your teachers, and get your schedule!
10:30 – 12:30pm – New Family Orientation
12:00 – 1:00 Community BBQ
1:00 – 2:30 – African-American Parent Advisory Council (AAPAC meeting) – come find out how our school is supporting black students and families this year. Sign up for our new African-American Male Achievement Class.
JJSE senior Nikki Whittaker was chosen by SFUSD as one of its six “outstanding graduates” for the Class of 2017. Here is her profile:
My family was displaced from their home in the Mission. While we found programs that provided assistance, I wanted to bring my new neighbors into the conversation so I co-founded a program called ‘Transformative Technology’ to bring people from both sides of gentrification to find solutions together.
I am graduating from June Jordan School for Equity and headed to UCLA. I want to become a UN ambassador or immigration lawyer.
JJSE student leaders celebrated at the SFUSD school board on Tuesday, May 23, as the board voted unanimously in favor of the resolution they had developed in support of undocumented students. The resolution established a new, stronger policy for all SFUSD schools, providing legal protections, social-emotional support, and college and career access for undocumented and mixed-status students. This is one of the strongest policies in the nation, and perhaps the only one which was developed by and for undocumented students and peers. JJSE students led the effort, along with students from many other high schools in SF. This was a historic moment, and it represents the kind of leadership we need from JJSE students!
Congrats to the JJSE Class of 2017! We are so proud of our graduates. At this critical time in our nation’s history, this remarkable group of young people gives us hope for the future!
Congratulations! You received your school placement at June Jordan School for Equity. Please join us for a New Family Tea Party and H’orderves, Thursday, April 13th, from 5:30-7:30pm. Meet the staff, current student leaders and other families! If you chose June Jordan but did not get a placement letter, you are still welcome to come to the Tea Party to learn more about our school community. All families, please RSVP by calling the school at 415-452-4922 or emailing Annabel Martin at email@example.com. Hope to see you there! Spanish translation provided.
You can also sign up for a student shadow day any Friday morning by calling the school directly and see our classrooms in action! Sign up in the school office when you come to register your child or sign up at the Tea Party! Please bring your registration letter!
On Monday, November 21, June Jordan School for Equity hosted an all-day “Strength in Numbers” youth summit, to not only discuss the shooting which occurred at our school October 18, but also broader topics that affect all youth in the district. For more information, please visit http://jjse.org/about/strength/.
JJSE: Youth Summit from Room 212 Productions on Vimeo.
JJSE students, staff, and parents speak about the events of October 18, 2016. This four-minute video was made by math teacher Marcus Hung and student leaders.
The award-winning JJSE debate team just returned from a week in Chengdu, China, where they competed in an international debate tournament. Teacher TR Amsler says, “What a privilege it was taking students to Chengdu China for a debate tournament. We created a debate clash between climate change and the power of young people to determine our future rather than a passive spectator role in the face of global markets. I couldn’t have been prouder. We made it back with a bigger conception of the world and new friends. We might have come back home, but these students aren’t the same ones who left.”
JJSE had another fantastic graduation… Here is a photo of the Class of 2016 reciting our traditional closing poem “In Lak’ech: You Are My Other Me.”
If you received your school placement at June Jordan School for Equity, please join us for a New Family Tea Party and H’orderves, Wednesday, April 6th, from 5:45-7pm. Meet the Co-Directors, current student leaders and families, and the wonderful staff! If you chose June Jordan but did not get a placement letter, you are still welcome to come to the Tea Party to learn more about our school community. All families, please RSVP by calling the school at 415-452-4922 or emailing Annabel Martin at firstname.lastname@example.org. Hope to see you there!
You can also sign up for a student shadow day any Friday morning by calling the school directly and see our classrooms in action! Sign up in the school office when you come to register your child or sign up at the Tea Party!