• Updated 7/21/2020:

    Dear Jackson Community -

    I am very excited to begin working with all of you this school year. Currently the district is preparing their plans for opening the 2020-2021 school year. We will share information about the coming school year as soon as we can. I hope you are enjoying your summer vacation and reading a lot of great books.

    Take care!

    Mr. Larama

    Principal, Jackson Elementary


    Dear Jackson Families,

    Welcome to the 2019/2020 school year at Jackson Elementary!  We look forward to a spectacular school year!  We owe so much of our positive school culture to an amazing staff and our fabulous school community.  We have a strong core group of PTA members whose contributions add to our success at Jackson.  From the inspiring Chihuly exhibit at the Schack Art Center, created through our PTA Art Docent program, to their support in creating an interactive sensory play area and mural on the playground, our PTA is an integral part of our school and community.

    Jackson will have a full-time Assistant Principal this year!  We are excited to have Jennifer Reyes return this year as our full-time assistant.  Jennifer brings lots of experience in the areas of instruction, equity and social justice.  We are excited to have Jennifer remain at Jackson!

    Jackson is a culturally rich community and we are passionate about helping each student achieve academic and social emotional excellence.  We have a highly qualified teaching staff and continue to learn and grow professionally to serve the needs of our diverse learners and their families.  We ensure our students have viable and motivating learning experiences that align with 21st century skills.

    We continue to provide enrichment and athletic experiences such as, two Lego Robotics Teams, our PTA sponsored Lego Build Club, Girls on the Run, Fiber Arts Club, Foreign Language for Youth, and our after-school Soccer Club.  Our third graders will participate in the "Make a Splash" swim program sponsored by the YMCA and once again, 5th graders will attend overnight camp at Cedar Springs in the fall.

    Jackson is committed to keeping our students safe.  If your child expresses any concern to you regarding our school, please let their teacher or the office know.  We want to make sure we are creating a safe optimal learning environment for all students.

    We are a late start school.  Students should arrive at 8:50AM if they eat breakfast at school.  If students are not eating breakfast or participating in before school programs, they should arrive at 9:00AM when adult supervision is provided.  The final bell rings at 9:15AM and all students should be in class, ready to learn and work at that time.

    As always, we welcome opportunities to chat formally or informally about ways we can best serve our students. We want to work collaboratively with you to make your child's experience at Jackson successful.   Please stop by and see us anytime!   You will receive ongoing communication from your child’s teacher letting you know how you can work together to ensure your child’s needs are met.  We look forward to working in partnership with you to ensure the success of our children!

    We are excited to continue being a part of this amazing learning community!

    Warmest Regards,
    Darren Larama                              Jennifer Reyes
    Principal                                        Asst. Principal

                                                           Jennifer Reyes