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To report an absence, please call (925) 606-4717 and press 1 (English) and press 2 (en Español).

To ensure academic success for each student, begins with daily attendance and being on time for instruction.  Please read this important letter in English and en Español  from the Director of Student Services, Scott Vernoy.


All Kids Are Our Kids

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FAQs Equal Access and Student Safety

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Help Needed

We are in need of yard supervisors. This is a paid position.

If you are interested, please contact Cynthia Cuneo at (925) 606-4717 x3819. 


Jackson Avenue Elementary School, in partnership with the
community, will provide all students with a rigorous education,
including problem solving, character
building and 21st century skills,
to successfully prepare them 
for roles as productive citizens.



Adonal Foyle: Too Tall Foyle Visited Jackson Avenue!

Retired Golden State Warrior Player, Adonal Foyle, read his book, Too Tall Foyle: Finds His Game to our students today.  He spoke of his growth mindset and perseverance in his search for the sport that fit him.  If you would like more information about his books and his foundation, please visit tootallfoyle.com.  Thank you to Board Member Chris Wenzel for brining this event to Jackson Avenue!  

Pictured in Photo:  Board Members Chris Wenzel and Anne White, Adonal Foyle and Principal Johnston.  Photo by Bob Palmer.

Solar Panels almost finished!

Our Solar Panels are almost installed at Jackson Avenue!  They will be turning on the power over winter break. We have one panel along one group of parking spaces and another 2 panels on our blacktop to provide much needed shade!  


Please continue to plan accordingly by walking, biking or dropping off around 8:15 to avoid the rush at 8:25am.  The flow of traffic should be the same in the parking lot. You are welcome to park in the extension parking lots as well. Please be mindful of the neighbors driveways so they can come and go as well.  


Character Counts Assembly

We had our second Character Counts Assembly, facilitated by our Fifth Grade Classes.  We reviewed what Respect means. Each class recognized two students from their class that demonstrates traits of Respect: Treat others with respect; follow the Golden Rule • Be tolerant and accepting of differences • Use good manners, not bad language • Be considerate of the feelings of others • Don’t threaten, hit or hurt anyone • Deal peacefully with anger, insults, and disagreements(from the Character Counts Website).  Next month we will focus on Fairness.

Welcome New Staff to Jackson!

We had some changes in staff for the 2017-18 school year.  Some changes are due to 3 retirements, some due to transfers to other sites, some due to changes in positions and some due to growth in our site.  Please join me in welcoming the following staff to our school family:


Bonnie Sanders, former member of our special education team, will now be teaching Kindergarten! (Mrs. Lang has retired).

Kim Anderson joins us from Sunset Elementary, she comes with years of experience and will be an additional teacher to first grade!

Andrea Ortuno joins us from Marylin Avenue and will be teaching our 3rd-5th SDC class. (Mrs. Lopez' transferred to another site).

Lori Adkins is another SDC teacher joining us to teach the other 3rd-5th SDC class. (taking Mrs. Sanders' class).

Keri Gnecco, former 2nd grade job share, is now teaching 3rd grade. (Mrs. Lagin retired).

Shannon Smith, former 2nd grade job share, will now be teaching 2nd grade full time.

Sarah Belsick, will be teaching 4th grade.  (Mrs. Yearby has moved to another site).

Tina Weetman, will be teaching science full time.  (Mr. Greenaway retired).

Marissa Mark, joins us to teach science part time.

Rochelle Vogel, is our full inclusion teacher, joining us with years of experience from another district.  (Mr. Haug has moved to another district).


We also have Lisha Servito returning to us as a special education paraprofessional working in our Inclusion program and Mary Nielsen, joining us from Marylin, working as an Instructional Assistant in our Reading Academy Program.


We are excited for a successful new school year!

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Every Student Can Succeed in Math!

Join me, Principal Johnston, in taking the Math Pledge!  Simply click on this link: https://www.amazon.com/gp/withmathican#growth and take the pledge to help every student succeed in math.  By taking the pledge, you are committing to: 1. We will celebrate our mistakes as opportunities to learn and grow; 2. We will be confident and share our thinking; 3. We will persevere through difficult practice.

Once you have taken the pledge you have access to a variety of resources of how you can support your child at home with learning and developing their math skills--from accessing videos presentations and examples of having a "with math I can" mindset. 

LVJUSD Mobile App

Download a free mobile app for your iPhone or android to stay connected with all your children's schools.  You select which sites to receive updates from by choosing the sites you are interested in.  Please see the attached flyer.  LVJUSD Mobile App.pdf

SBAC Parent Guidelines for Grades 3-5

Our new state testing results will be coming out this Fall.  We will analyze the results and continue to focus on the needs of all students and support programs.  As with all standardized tests, the results will be utilized to make programmatic and instructional decisions about students’ learning.  Per the State, the ELA and Mathematics tests are too fundamentally different for the old exams to make comparisons between old scores and new.  These new scores are best thought of as a baseline or a starting point.

Please take a look at the  “Test Scores” section of the District website (click on Test Scores for direct link or go to www.livermoreschools.com) for additional information on the assessments. Also, please click on the “SBAC Parent Guide for Grade 3-5” for more information.


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All visitors/volunteers to the school campus must sign in at the front office. Please do not go directly to the classroom.

Parents please note: If your child is late to school due to a dentist or doctor appointment, please be sure to bring an appointment verification slip from the doctor to the school main office when you sign your student in late.

Student Absence Hotline: Dial 606-4717, then press 2. Call before 10:00 AM the day of the absence.


8 School Begins again

9 PTO Meeting 7-9 Library

15 Martin Luther King Day--No school

24 Mismatch Day

     Kindergarten Snow Day

    6:30 to 8:30 GATE Event

26 Family Skate Night at TriValley Ice



School Song

Click here to read the words to Jackson Avenue's School Song.  Click here to hear the song sung by Mrs. Gnecco and our students!

Sign Up to Volunteer

Livermore Valley Joint USD is excited to announce the launch of our new online Volunteer Database. Please go to our LVJUSD Volunteer website at https://lvjusd.civicore.com/index.php?section=application&action=new to complete your application and create a Volunteer account. 

Please see Volunteer Handbook for more information (click here).

Social Media and Cyber Bullying

Explore this hyperdoc for information 

on how to keep your children safe

while they navigate the social media 

and use of technology:

click here for English 

click here for Spanish

Recycling Volunteers

During lunch time between 11:50-12:50pm, we need parent volunteers to help students recycle their food and waste.  If you can spare one day a week or more, we would love to have you.  We will train you.  You just need to bring a smile and some patience. Please contact Cynthia Cuneo, (925) 606-4717 x3819.

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