Friday, April 29, 2016
Welcome To Jackson

Sarah Crane

School Hours:
M, T, TH, F 7:50 am - 2:20 pm
Wednesdays: 7:50 am - 1:50 pm 

Supervision begins at 7:30 am 

Office Hours: 7:30 am - 3:30 pm
Phone: 503-844-1670 
FAX: 503-844-1678
Attendance Line: 503-844-1673
Attendance Contact: Cindy Baller

Office Manager: Gayle Grossen 
Secretary:  Regina McLoud


May 17th is Science Night and Open House

In order to support spring schedules, we will be combining science night and open house. Please plan on bringing your family for science and classroom fun May 17th from 5:30-7:30 pm.


Please see this new pick up and drop off process.

Jackson Parking Lot Diagram.pdf

Stay Up To Date

If you do not have access to technology/internet, please contact the office and we will gladly provide you with hard copies of school news. Here are some ways we try to keep you informed:

Remind texts: text @jelem to 81010

Twitter handle: @JKESprincipal

PTA Big Tent account: Jackson Elementary 

Monthly newsletter under the "About" Tab above

School District App available in your app store

2016-17 Kinder Registration Packets are now available in the Front Office

Children must be five years old by September 1, 2016, to enroll for the 2016-17 school year. Register at your "home" school as soon as possible. Doing so helps schools ensure they have the staff in place to welcome and support your child through a positive and rewarding experience. To confirm your assigned home school of attendance, please call Transportation at 503.844.1123.  

 NOTE: Requests for kindergarten transfers (to attend a school other than your home school) will be considered August 1 - 19, subject to space availability. Your student must be registered at their home school before submitting a transfer application.


Jackson News

Screen Free Week: May 2 - 8. If the school reaches the goal, the the principal will do the ice bucket challenge!


Jackson in the news!!!

Scroll down for the live twitter feed and pictures tweeted throughout the year!

School doors open and supervision begins each day at 7:30. Class bell rings at 7:50. School BEGINS at 8:00.  Anyone entering the school building at 8 or after has to stand in line to get a late pass.

Does your family want to adopt an area of the school grounds to care for this year? For more info, contact Deb at 

Principal's Message

Jackson School Mission

At Jackson, we are a family community which embraces a tradition of excellence that fosters emotional, social, and academic growth in a culture where everyone is happy, welcomed, included, and challenged.

Dear Jackson Families,

Thank you to everyone who attended this month's Principal Coffee Chat, which included the following topics:  District Strategic Plan (Video), 16-17 Grade Level Assignments (no longer looking at five 3/4 blended classrooms), Computer lab and testing plan for future years, Playground update (Gracie Soldani), Science night combined with Open House May 17, TAG at HSD and Jackson, and recent lock downs and solutions. 

There are many ways to be "in the know" about Jackson activities - click HERE to learn more.

It is a pleasure to serve the students, teachers, and community of Jackson!


Sarah Crane, Ed.D.

Principal's Twitter Feed




New Suncreen Information

  • students in all schools are allowed the outdoor use of sun-protective clothing, including hats
  • students may carry nonprescription sunscreen without documentation in their backpacks, pockets, purses, etc
  • students are encouraged to self -apply sunscreen
  • staff may assist students, but are not required to assist in applying sunscreen when the student is unable to reach exposed areas
  • staff may not be held liable in a criminal action or for civil damages for application of nonprescription sunscreen

Please click here to see the Immunization Rates at Jackson for 2015-16.

Please visit the HSD website, click on parents, click on resources, and then click on immunizations to view Washington County information about Flu and Norovirus.  If you have any new information regarding immunizations, please share that with the front office.

Daily Transportation 

If you need to make changes to your student’s normal going home plan, please send a signed and dated note with your student or call the office  no later than 1:45.

Busing Information Can Be Found Online starting August 20, 2015. Please visit the HSD Transportation web page and look at the myBus student route information.  It is suggested that you check this information periodically for updates to your student's busing information.  Questions? Call 503-844-1123.

Volunteering & Visiting

We couldn't do great work without our volunteers at Jackson!  All volunteers are REQUIRED to complete a district background check, sign in, and work with teachers to determine the best time and role for your time. NO EXCEPTIONS. To  sign up to volunteer, please visit and go to Community  and then Volunteering

 *If you are in the school for any reason, please remember to sign in and wear a badge.  We appreciate all you do for our school but safety is always a priority.  When signing in: Volunteers need to sign in on the white log as well as the computer and sign out on both too. Visitors need to sign in and out on the white log.  During any school evacuation drill or a real evacuation, please make sure to check in with the school secretary. Between 8 - 2:30, entrance into the classrooms is through the office and workroom only.

School Meals

If you are interested in Free/Reduced lunch, you need to reapply each school year.  To  view menus, please visit and go to Departments and then Nutrition Services.