Daily Announcements

Rodeo Hills Cafeteria
545 Garretson Avenue, Rodeo
Wednesday, August 13th
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
For all parents/guardians of JSUSD students
All transportation applications & lunch applications will be accepted and processed at this faire.
Passes will be sent to each school site accordingly and distributed at the start of the school year
Transportation Faire 6-14.pub
August 16th, 2014
10am - 1pm
We would love to see our community members at this event. Come and join us to get valuable information
and to get all of your questions answered.
The Faire will be held at 400 Parker Avenue in Rodeo at the District Office.
The faire will be comprised of tables in the parking lot with representatives of
the school district such as PTA groups, JSHS Booster groups, food services,
the John Swett Education Foundation, local business partners and law enforcement.
Additionally, there will be a schedule of presentations in the district
office board room on topics including preparing for college and careers,
college financial aid, and parent education.
There will also be some musical entertainment and refreshments.
We hope to see you there!

District Office Annual Faire 6-14.pdf

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Partnering with California PTA

to Provide Common Core Resources to Parents

             “This is a crucial time for public education,” said California State PTA President Colleen A.R. You. “The new Common Core standards will help us prepare all students for college and careers, and help them develop vital critical thinking and deeper learning skills. We’re delighted to have Superintendent Torlakson’s support in sharing information as widely as possible with parents about what the new standards will mean for their children and schools.”

            Originally developed by the National PTA, each guide includes:

  • An overview of some of the key items students will learn in the Common Core State Standards for English-language arts and mathematics.
  • Ideas for activities that enable parents to support learning at home.
  • Topics of discussion for talking with teachers about student academic progress.

            These state-developed standards, which California and 45 other states have voluntarily adopted over the past few years, are designed to provide all students with the deeper learning, critical thinking, and other skills they need to prepare for college and a career. They describe what students should know and be able to do at each grade level.                                          

 The guides are available in English and Spanish on the California State PTA site.

Daily Announcements

Summer School Online Classes

Willow Campus

June 24th to July 31st

Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays

9 a.m. to 3 p.m.


9/10 Intervention 9:05-3:05

Willow Class 9:30-1:00

The 2nd and 4th Wednesday of each month the Intervention class is dismissed at 2:10 p.m. 

I would like a moment of your time to introduce myself. My name is Ken Nelson and I am now the new Principal at Willow High School. I am honored and thrilled that I have been chosen to lead your school and be part of this community. More importantly, I am excited to have the opportunity to serve as a role model/mentor to the students and have a positive impact their lives.

I have spent the past 18 years working in a variety of educational settings gaining teaching and leadership experience in K-12 education. I spent the first part of my career as a high school Social Science teacher at Granada High School in Livermore, CA. I then moved on to begin my administrative career at California High School in San Ramon, CA where I was an Assistant Principal. The past 4 years, I have been the principal at Hidden Hills Elementary School, also in located in San Ramon. I currently live close by in Martinez with my wife, Tamee and my 10 year old identical twin boys, Jake and Luke. I believe my vast educational and life experiences have prepared me to take Willow High School to the next level by bringing a caring and supportive approach to help students become successful in the 21st century world.

I am elated to bring my skills as an educational leader to Willow High School and to work with you as a partner in education to ensure your child’s success. Although I only started a few days ago, it is already apparent to me that this is a caring and welcoming environment. I am looking forward to meeting all of the students to find out what motivates them to succeed.

I feel that my responsibility as the Principal is to make sure all students know that we care about them, will challenge them and that they receive a quality education within a safe, respectful environment. I know the staff at Willow High School shares this same passion. 

I am a firm believer in the home/school/community connection. Please feel free to contact me with any questions, concerns, or just to introduce yourself. As Principal, my door is always open and I welcome your input. Working together only enhances your child’s educational experiences. 


Principal Ken Nelson

CHP News 
How do we  keep our young drivers safe?

CHP News.pdf
Wednesday, August 13
6:30 PM
Public Session
Saturday, August 16
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
JSUSD District Office
400 Parker Avenue
PTA, JSHS Band Boosters, JSEF, local business partners
College & Career, Financial Aid for College & Parent Education Presentations
Musical Entertainment & Refreshments

Tuesday, August 26

Wednesday, September 10
6:30 PM
Public Session

Today, 7/22/2014
High: 70 Low: 60
Mostly cloudy
4% chance of precipitation.
Tomorrow, 7/23/2014
High: 73 Low: 58
Patchy fog
2% chance of precipitation.