Activities & Events - October 11, 2021

PSAT Testing Day for 9-11 Grade-Wednesday, October 13. 

 If your student is in Grade 9, 10, or 11, then they will be expected to attend school on Wednesday, October 13.  They will be participating in the PSAT assessment. Testing will begin promptly at 8:30. Students will be dismissed once they have completed their assessment which is estimated to be around 12:00pm.  There is no school for students in Grade 7, 8, or 12.

Drop-In Parent/Teacher Conferences-Wednesday, October 13

Parent-Teacher conferences are scheduled for next Wednesday, October 13 from 3:30pm to 5:30pm and 6:15pm to 7:30pm.  Semester teachers will be available during these times for parents to drop-in for 5-10 minute updates about their students.  If you have concerns about your student’s quarter classes, we encourage you to reach out to their teachers immediately since their availability will be limited.  If you believe you need more time with each teacher, please email them directly to set up a separate meeting time.  If you have no concerns about your student, please take this evening to celebrate their success! 

Scheduled Parent/Teacher Conferences-Wednesday, October 14

If the school has concerns about your student that require all of their teachers to meet as a team, then families will be contacted to set up a conference via Zoom.  These conferences will be scheduled during the day on Thursday, October 14.  Our student support team will reach out to schedule these appointments.  Because these conferences are scheduled during the day, there is no school for students.

JA Cross Country Fundraiser

The JA Cross Country team is hosting two restaurant nights to fundraise for an upcoming trip to the National Small Schools Cross Country Championship in Lubbock, TX on November 20th. 

  • Wednesday, October 13th from 4 - 8pm at Chipotle in Arvada (8797 Wadsworth Blvd, Arvada, CO 80003)
  • Thursday, November 4th from 4 - 8pm at Noodles and Company in Westminster (10355 Federal Blvd, Westminster, CO 80260).

With both restaurant night events, participants will need to bring a flyer or the code (paper or electronic - see attached) and tell the cashier that they're participating in the fundraiser before they ring you out. Click on the links to print or save the fliers. Come support our JAGS!



Climbing Team Practice

Climbing practice at the Spot Wednesday, Oct 13th at 4pm.  You need to have your forms filled out and membership paid by Monday Oct 11th. 

JH Community Club

Junior High Community Club meets on the first and third Wednesdays of each month during JH lunch in Room 137.  Bring your lunch and join us to make all kinds of fun plans for the Junior High!

Yearbook deadline extension for 8th & 12th grade families

The deadline to turn in your:

Optional 8th grade ad ($30 fee)

Required senior portrait (no fee)

Optional senior ad ($50-80 fee)

For the yearbook has been extended until Monday, October 18th. This is a one-time extension & is a hard deadline. 

For more information, go to the JA Secondary website > Resources > Documents > Yearbook. 

If you have questions, please email the appropriate yearbook staff:

Junior High -

High School -

Thinking About Christmas Shopping?

A simple way to support your Jaguars’ Teachers, Clubs, Athletic & Activities is by purchasing physical and virtual gift cards from all your favorite stores.  Christmas is right around the corner—support your JAGS and shop from the comfort of your home.  Click on the link for details. Scrip

Join the ACT Advocacy Network for Charter Schools

Jefferson Academy is a member of the Colorado League of Charter Schools. Through October 15th, the League is having a membership drive for the ACT Advocacy Network. The top three schools who have the most family and staff members sign up will win an unrestricted $1,000 cash prize. In addition, 12 families will win $250 gift cards to local merchants to support their back to school expenses. LEARN MORE and sign up to win today!

Community Cares

If your family is experiencing food scarcity or you have suffered job reduction/job loss in recent months, Jefferson Academy provides links to local resources on our K-12 website. You will find links to food distribution sites, links to local agencies and community organizations, and information on services available to all JA & Summit families in need. For more information:

Happy October!

Marti Porreco

Assistant Principal/Activities Coordinator

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