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!




Dec. 14, 6pm: Winter Program

Dec. 20, 6pm: PTA Meeting. Please come! RSVP here! Childcare and pizza provided. 

Dec. 24-Jan. 4: Winter Break

Ed Fund Campaign!


The Ed Fund is an annual campaign to raise money to support our core academic and enrichment programs, such as Science, Computer Science, Art and other support programs that our children benefit from every day.   Our goal is to reach $60K in the three weeks left before Winter Break.

Every student with a donation made of any amount will be entered into the weekly raffle, donate early for MORE chances to win! All classes with more than 80% participation will win an ice cream party! 

Donate online using the link.  Please send an email saying you donated and you will be entered in the raffle.

NEW! Easy way to see if your employer matches!

For employer matching, check out the the link here to see if your company matches your donations! Just enter your company info, and if they match, it will give you all the details for doing so.

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.