Principal's Message                                                     

Greetings Jackson-Reed Community,

It was an enjoyable start to the year welcoming our students back to campus this week.  Members of the staff and I had the pleasure of greeting our Tigers upon entry and seeing their smiling faces as they returned to school.  Student entry went smoothly, due to the staggered arrival and students accessing their schedules via Aspen – thank you for making these adjustments!

Our counselors are continuing to review schedule change requests that come in through the online form.  This process has been extremely efficient and students that would like to request a schedule change request, may do so until September 11th, 2023.  Please keep in mind that our counselors are working to honor as many requests as possible, and schedule requests may be denied.  Our counselors create student schedules based on seat and course availability with the main priority being scheduling students into courses needed for graduation.  While students await a response on their schedule change request, they must follow their assigned schedule in Aspen.

We are aware that during the first week, we had some very large classes, and our educators did a tremendous job teaching and instructing all students that reported to them.  We realize that very large classes are not ideal, and we are taking steps to address this concern.  These steps include rescheduling students into smaller sections of the same course, creating additional sections(s) of the same course, and creating additional courses that students can move into based on teacher availability.  These adjustments are being put in place for the second week of school and should enhance the learning experience for our students.

I’d like to thank our faculty, staff, students, families and community members for their dedication and support in making the first week of school a success. It’s an indication and reminder that together we can and will make the 2023-2024 school year a success!

Tigers R.O.A.R.,

Sah Brown


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Kids Ride Free Cards

Kids Ride Free cards can be requested by a QR Code that is posted throughout the school building that accesses this form. 

Each student will receive an email when their card is active and available and should pick up their card in the atrium ONLY once an email is received. Cards from the previous 2022-2023 school year will deactivate on 9/30/23.

Any questions, please contact 

NAF Night: September 26th, 5:30-7:30 pm

 As many of you know, academies are an important part of Jackson-Reed's academic culture.  We boast of 10 academies, but we know that some of them have different designations.  Eight of them are CTE (Career-Technical Education) pathways. Seven are NAF (National Academy Foundation) Academies, and two are specific to Jackson-Reed. So many acronyms! So confusing, right?

To help ease the confusion and to celebrate being together for a new year, the NAF Academy team is going to host a NAF Night on September 26th from 5:00-7:30pm. Please save this date and time on your calendar. Our objective of the evening is to fill bellies with ice cream (and sorbet) sundaes, celebrate student work, and really outline what our academies are all about and how they will operate here at Jackson-Reed.

If your student is already in an academy, please come! If you are a 9th and 10th grade family who is considering an academy, please come! If you are an upperclassmen family who isn't in an academy, but have a child in middle school planning to attend Jackson-Reed, please come! 

If you haven't RVSP'd yet for this event, please do so by Monday, September 22nd—this will help us plan accordingly. 

You can RVSP here.  

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Events this Week

  • Monday, 9/4: NO SCHOOL

  • Wednesday, 9/6: Virtual Presentation: “Telling Your Story” w/John Hopkins, 6:00-7:00 pm-Register here

  • Saturday, 9/9: Principal's Coffee in the College & Career Center, 10:00 am

  • Saturday, 9/9: Enrollment, 9:00 am -12:00 pm

  • Saturday, 9/9: ACT Test Day

Athletic Events

  • Tuesday, 9/5: Field Hockey, (AWAY) vs. Episcopal @4:15 pm
  • Tuesday, 9/5: Boys Varsity Soccer (HOME) vs. EL Haynes @4:00 pm
  • Tuesday, 9/5: Boys JV Soccer (HOME-Deal) vs. EL Haynes @4:00 pm
  • Wednesday, 9/6: Girls Varsity Soccer (HOME) vs. Cardozo @4:00 pm
  • Wednesday, 9/6: Boys Soccer (HOME) vs.Cardozo @5:30pm
  • Thursday, 9/7: Field Hockey (AWAY) vs. Thomas Jefferson @6:00 pm
  • Thursday, 9/7: Girls Varsity Soccer (AWAY) vs. National Cathedral @4:00 pm
  • Thursday, 9/7: Girls JV Soccer (AWAY) vs. National Cathedral @5:30 pm
  • Friday, 9/8: Varsity Cheer (HOME) vs. Paul @6:00 pm
  • Friday, 9/8: Varsity Football (HOME) vs. Paul @6:00 pm
  • Friday, 9/8: Volleyball (AWAY) vs. Potomac School @4:30 pm
  • Saturday, 9/9: Cross Country, Chesapeak Invite @8:00 am
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Upcoming Events

  • Thursday, 9/14: Back to School Night, 6:00-8:30 pm 
  • Wednesday, 9/20: Clubs & Activities Fair for Students, LUNCH TIME in Atrium
  • Wednesday, 9/20: NOCHE PARA FAMILIAS, 5:30 - 7:30 pm
  • Saturday, 9/23: Enrollment, 9:00 am -12:00 pm
  • Tuesday, 9/26: NAF Night, 5:30-7:30 pm
  • Friday Evening into Saturday, 9/29-9/30:Tenleytown Art all Night in Jackson-Reed's Main Gym 

Enrollment Saturdays

Members of the Enrollment Team will be on hand to assist in enrolling your student(s) for SY23-24 from 9:00am to 12:00pm on the following Saturdays.

  • September 9th 
  • September 23rd

Enrollment documents can be submitted either online or in person: 

  • Online: For complete information and access to the enrollment packet, click here. 
  • In-Person: At Jackson-Reed HS (formerly Wilson HS) Monday-Friday from 9:00 am – 4:00 pm.  

The easiest documents to verify residency are PDF files or photos of the following: 

  • VALID Driver’s License, and
  • Car Registration

NOCHE PARA FAMILIAS:Reserve la fecha:  miércoles, 20 de septiembre, 2023. 5:30 - 7:30 pm. 

Noche para familias es una sesión informativa para los padres/madres y tutores legales hispanohablantes. Las sesiones incluirán información sobre: (1) asistencia y comunicaciones con la escuela, (2) asesoría académica, (3) preparación para la universidad y el mundo laboral (4) computadoras para cada estudiante y programas en línea donde están las tareas y notas de los estudiantes. La sesión será en español. Se servirá una cena.

Save the Date:  WednesdaySeptember 20th, 2023. 5:30 - 7:30 pm.

The Noche para familias is a Spanish-language parent meeting and information session. Sessions will (1) attendance and school communications, (2) school counseling, (3) college and career planning, and (4) student 1-to-1 computers and the programs which carry assignments and grades. The event will be entirely in Spanish. Dinner will be served. 

Additional Updates By Area

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