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. 8: NO School (Indigenous Peoples Day)

Oct. 18, 6-8pm: PTA Meeting. RSVP here!

  • Childcare and pizza for kids provided. 

Friday, Oct. 19th: Walk-a-thon!

Fall Fundraisers:

Tuesday, October 2 | 4-8pm | Chipotle at Stonestown Mall
Make dinner a selfless act by joining the JOES community for dinner at Chipotle! Bring in the flyer, show it on your smartphone or tell the cashier you're supporting Jose Ortega and 33% of the proceeds will be donated back to the school. (Online orders and gift certificate purchase do NOT count)

October 8-15 | Tea Clothing
Shop Tea clothing at and get 15% off and free shipping and Jose Ortega will get 15% of the sales when you enter promo code SDF18JOSEORTEGA at checkout.

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
Our first major fundraiser for the year, let's start out with a bang! Look out for the information packet in next Wedneday's folders. Get a head start and register your child(ren) on PledgeStar now. More info and links here.

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.

Help our school: submit the confidential Multipurpose Family Income Form by Oct. 1

Forms for the 2018-19 school year are due by Oct. 1! Apply online or in person at schools or the Student Nutrition Services office at 841 Ellis Street. Please fill out the form every year even if you do not need or want free or reduced-price school meals. Each completed form provides our school with more classroom funding and student benefits.

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.