share this with your parent/guardian and keep for reference throughout the
students who participate in any athletic activity are required to purchase ASB
membership. This can be done at the Main
Office. All athletic information for
Jason Lee will be posted on the Pierce County League (PLC) website. You can access this by going to Jason Lee’s
website (www.jasonleebobcats.org) – Activities –
Athletics – click on PIERCE COUNTY LEAGUE WEBSITE – “JLMS” for Jason Lee.
This is the website that the Athletic Director (AD) uses to communicate sports
related information. Athletic Clearance, registration, game schedules,
try-out information, and game schedules will all be located here.
Athletic Clearance is a term that will be new for 2018-19. Students must be cleared through the AD’s
office to participate in sports at Jason Lee. This is done prior to EACH
sports session. The AD will put the Athletic Clearance dates and times on the
PCL website. Students will need to come during the posted clearance dates/times
to meet with the AD. After being cleared, students will receive an
Athletic Permit. This needs to be
kept safe, as the coach will ask for the permits at try outs. If
students come during non-posted dates/time for clearing, there is no guarantee
the AD will be on campus. Keep in mind, the AD schedule is very different
than the rest of the staff on campus and he may not always be on campus.
Questions that can’t be answered on the PCL website can be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
attendance is vital to student success at Jason Lee Middle School and we want
nothing more than for you to be successful while here. Take a moment and
think about how large and unique Jason Lee campus is. We have 600
students spread across a 7+ acre campus. Depending on the class, e.g.
Music, PE, Art, it can be extremely difficult to locate students. Because
of how large and vast our campus is, we do attendance a little differently than
what you have been accustomed to at elementary school. We want you to
feel empowered to be a responsible adult and take ownership of your
attendance. You have one dedicated Attendance Secretary, Ms. Nordi.
Her email is email@example.com and her phone
number is 253-571-7693. Your
Attendance Office is in the Main Office. For more on our Attendance
Policy, see page 107 in the Student Handbook.
Dismissal (ED): Any student leaving for an early dismissal MUST be signed out
in the Main Office, no exceptions! The
person picking you up will need to come to the Attendance Office to sign the
dismissal slip, and you will be called out of class when they arrive. Please avoid leaving class early, and wait to
be called down. Anyone picking you up
must be listed as an emergency contact and provide valid ID when they
arrive. If they are not listed, you will
not be allowed to leave with them.
or Tardy: If you are going to be absent/tardy from school, your parent/guardian
can either email Ms. Nordi or leave her a voicemail. Please provide the
parent/guardian name, student’s name, ID# if known, return phone number, and a
brief reason for the occurrence. A signed note from your parent/guardian
can also be submitted upon your arrival back to school.
If you become sick while you are at school, please do not text your
parent/guardian and ask that they come get you. You can tell your
teacher that you are sick and need to go to the Nurse’s Office with a timed and
signed pass. If you need to go home, the Nurse will contact your
parent. When your parent/guardian comes to get you, they should let the
Main Office know you are in with the Nurse.
They will be directed to the Nurse’s Office to sign you out from there.
and Assembly Days: Please do not text your parent/guardian after a test or
before an assembly and ask that they come pick you up from school. Unless it is
a TPS District scheduled early release day, the dismissal bell rings at 2:50.
schedules can be found on Jason Lee’s website, www.tacomaschools.org (select Jason
Lee under “Schools”) or www.jasonleebobcats.org. Under the “Resources” tab, you will find our
dates for the school district will be available on the district’s
website. A “Calendar” link is available on both the “Parents” and “Students”
tab on www.tacomaschools.org. A button
that says, “More Calendars” is on the top left and provides printable calendars
for this school year and the next school year. School calendars are
mailed to you over the summer, but if you need a replacement or extras for
family members, you can pick them up at the Main Office or from the District
like visitors are not allowed on campus during the school day, students are not
allowed to leave campus during the school day without a yellow early dismissal
slip and explicit parent permission.
Once you arrive on campus, either by bus or parent has dropped you off,
you are not allowed to leave campus until the afternoon dismissal bell.
For more information, including disciplinary action, please see page 109 of the
Lee’s top goals are your safety and your education. We take both
extremely seriously. We strive for limited classroom disruptions.
If you forget items at home and it gets delivered to you at school, you will
not be called down from class. You will have to come to the Main Office during
passing periods or during lunch (but don’t be late to your next class) to pick
up your item. It is not staff’s responsibility to find you on campus when
a delivery has been made. Furthermore, to ensure the orderly operation of
Jason Lee, personal celebration items will no longer be acceptable in the
building during the school day. These
items include, but are not limited to: flowers, balloons, tiaras, cakes,
cupcakes, cookies, wrapped gifts/presents etc. Birthdays should be celebrated
after school hours and not on Jason Lee campus. This policy is to support
our goal of making sure all Jason Lee students are safe and are being provided
a conducive learning environment. Please
see page 110 in the Student Handbook for more details.
Delivery Services: Outside food cannot be ordered and delivered to Jason
Lee. It will be refused upon delivery. This policy is put in place
for the health, safety, and security of all students. This is a district-wide policy.
Lee has a strict uniform policy. We want
our Bobcats to be responsible, respectful young adults. You are required to be in uniform every day,
except for free dress days. On free dress days, what you wear cannot be
offensive, gang related, promote drugs/alcohol, or disrupt the classroom
learning environment. It must follow the
dress code as it is stated in the Handbook. The complete dress code policy is located on
pages 8-9 in the Student Handbook and located on the Jason Lee
you call Jason Lee at 253-571-7700, we have created an option to expedite your
call, saving you time and providing you ease. Please use the following
Request – Opt. #1
– Opt. # 2
Office Opt. # 3
Office Opt. #6
contact tab in the banner of Jason Lee website has a complete staff
directory. You are more than welcome to reach out to staff using their
email or direct line.
class is not conducive to the learning environment. We ask that you use
your time wisely to take care of business outside of the classroom. The best
time to take care of needs is before or after school, or during lunch.
Some examples of things to take care of during your own time and not during
class time, are: making purchases or paying fees, getting a bus pass, asking
the Guidance Office if you can make an appointment to see your counselor, etc.
great tool to know about is our Nutrition Services website, www.tacomaschools.org/nutrition, or www.tacomaschools.org – Parents – School
Meals. You can load money to your account, check your account balance and
set alerts. This is also where you would apply for free or reduced lunch.
It’s a very convenient and informative site!
Lee does not allow the use of personal digital devices during classes, unless
requested by a teacher to use as an educational resource. Cell phones are not required
for any class. While at Jason Lee
personal digital devices (cell phone, iPod, Tablets, etc.) must be turned
off and secured in your locker.
Jason Lee is not responsible for
lost or stolen devices. Students bring
devices at your own risk. More
information regarding electronic devices, including disciplinary action for
misuse of electronic devices, can be found on page 111 of the Student Handbook.
teachers will tell you during the first week of school any specific supplies
they want you to have, if any. Jason Lee
offers a binder of all the basic supplies needed for $15, and can be purchased
at any time in the Main Office. The
binder includes the following: 4” wide binder, five-tab dividers, zipper
pouch, pencils, pencil sharpener, pens, composition books (enough for all
classes), erasers, highlighters, and colored pencils. Many of these supplies are replenished
throughout the year. If you need to
replace any supplies, please let your advisory teacher know or visit the Main
You can find an electronic version of the Student Handbook on Jason Lee’s
website under “Resources”. It is recommended that you and your
parent/guardian spend time familiarizing yourself with the Student
Handbook. It is very informative and includes helpful information on
things like the attendance policy, dress code, graduation requirements, bell
schedules, clubs and athletics, to name just a few.
Lee has an amazing Student Store. The Student Store sells spirit wear,
snacks, drinks, and some school supplies. The Student Store is located
near the Lunchroom. It is available to
you after school only.
become familiar with the “BUS ROUTES” section of TPS’ website under the
Parent’s section. There is a lot of great information and tools on this
website. This is where you will go to find out if a bus is provided for you and
its route information. If you are going to take the school bus, you
will need to register with Ms. Nordi sometime during the first few weeks of
school. Ms. Nordi will be available daily in the Main Office from
7:45-3:00. It is OK to begin the school year riding the bus, while you wait to
meet with Ms. Nordi. Once routes are
confirmed through Transportation, you will be required to provide a half-slip
to the driver, which you obtain from Ms. Nordi.
coming to Jason Lee must first check in at the front office, sign the visitor’s
log, and receive a badge. Classroom
visitations must be pre-arranged with the principal and teacher(s) at least 24
hours prior to the desired visit date/time.
Those that are volunteering must complete the required Volunteer Form
and be cleared before volunteering at Jason Lee. This is required for any of the following
activities: observing in a student’s classroom, chaperoning on field trips
and/or dances, coaching or assistant coaching a sport, working in the
building/classroom, any other activity where a student might be present. More information on visitation and
volunteering can be found on page 113 of the Student Handbook.
Jason Lee Website
highly recommend that students and their parents/guardians become familiar with
Jason Lee’s website. It has important and useful information. The
“Contact” tab has every staff member’s phone number and email. Parents
are welcome to contact their student’s teachers and counselor using their
direct contact information. Under the “Resources” tab are important
links to other sites which include, Bell Schedules, Student Handbook,
Counselor’s Office section, our Anti-Bullying Pledge, Lunch Money site, etc.
Also, check out the Programs/Activities menu option. You can look at
Jason Lee clubs and access our Athletics site.