Sunday, February 07, 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



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

 The official registration date will be MARCH 1, 2016, however you may pick up and drop off registration packets prior to that date.  Kindergarten round up will be held at 6pm on April 21, 2016   

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


Lights! Camera! Auction!  Mark your calendar for the Jackson PTA Auction on March 11, 2016 from 5:30-10:30 pm at NW Events and Environments.

Congratulations to the final qualifying members of the chess team:Joseph H., Kellan D., Andrew P., William H., Oliver T., Adam E., Nolan P., Noah W., Durham H., Henry DN, Conor P., and Orion M. Lots of great games have been happening in the library over the past weeks!

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

Click HERE to view the Vision Screening information letter.

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,

Our teachers take their work with your children seriously and are also looking to improve their own practices.  Join me in congratulating recent recognition of some of this work: 

Azusa Rice and Julie McClain have been nominated for Crystal Apple Awards!

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

During our January coffee chat, we had a good conversation about our life skills program.  The discussion prompted this letter I sent to all parents via email. Please let me know if you have any additional questions. For previous principal coffee chat summaries, click on the "About" tab above.

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


Sarah Crane

Principal's Twitter Feed




Hearing Screenings at Jackson on Feb 19th

Starting in February, the District will conduct hearing screenings for students in grades K, 1 and 3 in partnership with the Oregon Lions Sight and Hearing Foundation.

Students who do not pass the initial screening will be re-screened within approximately 30 days to take into account any transient hearing loss (i.e. from a head cold). That second screening will be conducted by an audiologist from the Northwest Regional Education Service District (NWRESD). Parents will be notified by mail if their child did not pass the second screening. An explanation of results along with resource information for possible consultation with a hearing specialist will be included in that notification.


Results for all students screened will be placed in the Health section of the students’ cumulative file. For more information or if you would like to opt your child out of the screenings, please talk to your school’s office manager or call the District’s Hearing Screening Team at 503-844-1553.

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.