Principal's Message

Greetings Jackson-Reed Community, 

I hope everyone is having an enjoyable day as we start this week. We have two weeks left in the second term, and while we’ve made many strides academically, we want to ensure our students end the first semester positively. Let’s ensure all our students turn in their assignments, attend office hours, or visit our tutoring centers so their Term 2 report cards reflect their true brilliance.  

As a reminder, there is no school on Monday, January 15th, as we honor the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Dr. King devoted his life to service, and many service events are taking place throughout the region to participate in. Tomorrow is a tremendous opportunity for our students to earn community service hours needed for graduation and a great way to make a positive difference.  

Wishing you a positive and productive week! 

Tigers R.O.A.R., 

Sah Brown 


Community Service Opportunities

Events this Week

Mon Jan 15

  • MLK Holiday- NO SCHOOL

Tue Jan 16

  • All day, Senior Pictures
  • 9:00am - 12:00pm, NAF Resume Blitz for Academy Interns
  • 3:45pm - 5:30pm, Credit Recovery

Wed Jan 17

  • All day, Senior Pictures
  • 9:00am - 12:00pm, NAF Resume Blitz for Academy Interns
  • 3:30pm - 5:00pm, College Essay Mentoring
  • 3:45pm - 5:30pm, Credit Recovery

Thu Jan 18

  • All day, Senior Pictures
  • 7:45am - 8:30am, JROTC Formation/Drills
  • 9:00am - 12:00pm, NAF Resume Blitz for Academy Interns
  • 3:45pm - 5:30pm, Credit Recovery

Fri Jan 19

  • All day, Senior Pictures
  • All day, A-Day

Literacy Night Highlights

Athletics this Week

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Upcoming Events

Mon Jan 22

  • 11:55am - 12:40pm, Marvel Monday

Tue Jan 23

  • 3:45pm - 5:30pm, Credit Recovery
  • 4:30pm - 6:00pm, DC History Fair
  • 6:00pm - 7:30pm, LSAT Meeting

Wed Jan 24

  • 3:30pm - 5:00pm, College Essay Mentoring
  • 3:45pm - 5:30pm, Credit Recovery

Thu Jan 25

  • 7:45am - 8:30am, JROTC Formation/Drills
  • 3:45pm - 5:30pm, Credit Recovery

Fri Jan 26

  • End of Term/Half Day PD & Half Day Records Day/No School for Students
  • 9:00am - 3:00pm, College & Career Center's FAFSA Completion

Term 2 Reminders

Term 2 ends on Friday, January 26th. All assignments and assessments must be completed by this day. Term 2 Report Cards will be available in ASPEN on Friday, February 9th.

Please reach out to your student's teacher if you have specific questions regarding make-up assignment/assessment days or office hours.

Click & Read: January's Principal's Coffee info!

Location Update: This event will now be held in the Jackson-Reed College & Career Center to accommodate participants. 

ESOL Ice Skating Trip New Date: January 19.

The ESOL Ice Skating trip previously scheduled for 12/20 was postponed due to transportation issues with the Red Line. Our new date in January 19. Students will meet at 10:30 am in the Atrium of the School for departure. Lunch will be provided.

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Jackson-Reed HS Winter Concert

  • Wednesday, January 31st at 7:00 pm
  • University of the District of Columbia, Theater of the Arts
  • 4200 Connecticut Avenue, NW Washington D.C.

This Concert will feature a Special Guest DC Legendary Musician, John Buchanan, formerly of The Soul Searchers. Our student ensembles of Show Choir, String Orchestra, Concert Band, and Jazz Band will be featured as well. Contact Mr. Phifer for any other details.

11th Grade SAT Accommodation Requests

The SAT School Day for 11th graders will take place on March 13, 2024. If your student has a 504 plan or IEP and does not already have College Board approval for their testing accommodations, please download and fill out this form to provide consent for the school to request accommodations from College Board. Completed forms should be emailed or submitted in person to Ms. Wells (; Room 104j). Please make every effort to submit the form as soon as possible but no later than January 8, 2024 to allow enough time for College Board to make decisions regarding the request before the test.

Please note: if your student has already been approved for College Board accommodations, they do not need to resubmit a request. If you are not sure if your child has College Board approval, please reach out to Ms. Wells.


Additional Updates By Area

Click on the headings below to see more information about each area. Please see "UPDATED" or "NEW" areas accordingly.