Class of 2026 for Parents

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Jackson-Reed Class of 2026 Families!

September 10, 2023

We hope you had a wonderful summer. We are your Class of 2026 parent representatives to the Parent Teacher Student Organization (PTSO). Our goal is to help represent your interests and to keep you updated on important matters and events each month.  For those of you who are new to Jackson-Reed this year, Welcome! Those of you returning, we look forward to another great year!

As we prepare for the start of school, we wanted to send you some important information, reminders and first day logistics. We also wanted to give a shout out to our NEW10th Grade Assistant Principal Ms. Porshia Ojigbo, whom you will be able to meet at our grade level Orientation on August 23rd (info below).

As always, please keep an eye on the NEW JRHS website for the most up to date information.  If you no longer want to be on this list, or know someone who would like to be added, please let us know. And of course, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us if you have any questions along the way!We look forward to a great year ahead!

All the best-
Alysa MacClellan and Susan Pultz
Your Class of 2026 Jackson-Reed PTSO Parent Reps


Important Dates

  • September 14th - Back to School Night. Parents/guardians will have the opportunity to meet their student’s teachers, receive a syllabus for each class, and access the teacher’s preferred method of communication.
  • October 11th - PSAT Testing.

Donate to the PTSO

The Jackson-Reed PTSO raises much-needed funds via donation, which then returns the money raised to the teachers, school and student organizations as needed in response to their requests for grants. These grants pay for books, supplies, technology and materials for our classrooms; field trips and competitions for our classes and student groups; annual senior class dues for students with demonstrated need; and much, much more throughout the year.

Every family is considered a member of the Jackson-Reed PTSO, and we cannot support our school without your donations. You can choose to donate at any level you choose. Please click HERE for more information, or send a check made payable to the "Jackson-Reed PTSO" to the school at 3950 Chesapeake Street, NW Washington, DC 20016.

Useful Information

Attendance Form

This form is for requesting excused absences for Jackson-Reed High School. After you submit the form, you should receive a confirmation, and a copy goes to the attendance counselor. For early dismissals, the attendance counselor will call you to confirm it and then create an early dismissal pass for your student to pick up at STEP.

Kids Ride Free Cards

KRF cards will be available soon. More information can be found here.

DC One Card ID

If your child did not receive a DC One Card last year, or you are new to Jackson-Reed, please request a card here.

Free and Reduced Meal (FARM) Applications

A new application is needed for the school year 2023-2024. Students at Jackson-Reed High School could qualify for free/reduced lunch through an online application found here.

Se necesita una nueva solicitud para el año escolar 2023-2024. Los estudiantes de Jackson-Reed High School podrían calificar para el almuerzo gratis/reducido a través de una aplicación en línea que se encuentra.

More info can also be found here.

Paying for School Lunch

  • Students will be required to pay for meals each day, if not eligible for free and reduced lunches.
  • The price is $3.00 per lunch.
  • Breakfast and afterschool meals are FREE.
  • We encourage all families to fill out a free and reduced meal application that can be found here.
  • If you don't qualify for free and reduced lunch but your child will be purchasing school lunch, create an account HERE with a credit or debit card. Setup SMART PAY to automatically add money to your student's account whenever it reaches a low balance. You can receive low balance notifications to remind you when funds are low.

Your Class PTSO Parent Reps

Alysa MacClellan and Susan Pultz:

Join the Class of 2026 Remind Page

  • Updates will be posted by the Assistant Principal (AP) periodically.
  • Please join our remind link using the Class of 2026 Remind101 Code: @JRHS2026 or text @jrhs2026 to 81010

10th Grade Team


Assistant Principal

Dean of Students

Director of Culture and Climate

Attendance Counselor


Social Workers

Restorative Justice Coordinator

Minoso Rodgers -

Daniellea Valdez -


Stay Connected

  • Website: Jackson-Reed HS publishes key information for families on the school website (

  • E-mail Communications: Jackson-Reed and the PTSO will send out a weekly newsletter each Sunday evening. To make sure you receive these, consider updating your contact information in Aspen (

  • X (formally Twitter): Follow Jackson-Reed at @JacksonReedPTSO and @JacksonReedHSDC.