Parent-led tours begin October 11 and are held on select Thursday mornings from 8-9:30am. Click the link above to register!

Use this link when shopping on Amazon (and bookmark the link on your browser for quick access).  JOES will earn between 2-6% of all purchases. Please use the link here and NOT AmazonSmile. Thank you!  Double the impact, and use the Benefit App when you check out (see below).

Pay with Purpose and sign up for the Benefit app on your smartphone, a mobile payments app that supports Jose Ortega through your everyday transactions. Shop at hundreds of retailers and restaurants in-store and online. At checkout simply use the Benefit app to pay. Each transaction sends 2-20% of your total purchase to Jose Ortega!  Get the app here!

Check out the shop and earn page under Fundraising for more EASY ways to support the school while you shop!




Oct. 26: Walk-a-thon awards including Pie the Principal at sing-along!

Oct. 28, 10am-3pm: Greening Work Day

  • Come flex your green thumbs for JOES and beautify our schoolyard at the Fall greening work party. Bring the whole family! Lunch provided. Door-prize drawing for Sloat gift cards!

Oct. 31: Halloween Parade

Nov. 3, 11am-3pm: Fall Carnival

Nov. 15, 6-8pm: PTA Meeting. RSVP here!

  • Childcare and pizza provided. 

Fall Fundraisers:

October & November | Good Eggs Grocery Delivery
Visit and enter school code JOES18 and 5% will go back to the school during October - November. New customers get $15 off with this code. More info here.

Friday, October 19 | JOES Walk-A-Thon
We All Belong. Let’s Walk On. Our first major fundraiser for the year, let's start out with a bang! Register on PledgeStar now. More info here.

NEW! Double your donations! Click the link here to see if your company matches your donations!

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October is Stand Up to Bullying month at Jose Ortega.

This is a great time of year to work with our students on the positive ways we make and maintain friends and engage in respectful communication with peers. It is a chance for us to be explicit in teaching the language that will empower our students to name how they are feeling when one is not being kind to them and also, the language they can use to advocate for themselves with a peer or an adult.

Teachers will be showing videos and teaching lessons in class this month about recognizing, reporting, and refusing bullying. The following link is a great starting point in having a conversation with your student about bullying.

There are countless ways volunteers can get involved. Whether you can help during school hours or in the evenings, your time and talent are what make our school great! 

More details here.

Join the PTA for the 2018/2019 School Year!

Why Join the PTA?

  • Your children benefit.

  • School benefits from PTA support.

  • Builds strong community.

  • Make your voice heard.

  • Stay informed.

Morning Traffic Tips

As we start the day bright and early, ready for the morning bell at 7:50am, please utilize our Morning Stop-Drop-and-Go program coordinated by many Parent Volunteers. Please be mindful of their direction as you drive up to the school to safely drop your child off in the morning.

Traffic in the morning is one-way to the west on Sargent in front of the school. Make sure your students have their bags ready and their shoes tied so they can be assisted out of the car by our volunteers.

If you would like to walk in with your child, please find safe and legal parking in the neighborhood around the school.

“Non-Discrimination Policy: San Francisco Unified School District programs, activities, and practices shall be free from unlawful discrimination, harassment, intimidation, and bullying based on actual or perceived race, color, ancestry, national origin, ethnic group identification, age, religion, marital or parental status, physical or mental disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, or gender expression; or on the basis of a person’s association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics.

If you believe you have been subjected to discrimination, harassment, intimidation, or bullying, you should immediately contact the school site principal and/or Director of the Office of Equity (CCR Title 5 and Title IX Officer), Keasara (Kiki) Williams, at 415-355-7334 or A copy of SFUSD’s uniform complaint policy and SFUSD’s non-discrimination policy are available upon request.