Daily Announcements

Rodeo Hills Cafeteria
545 Garretson Avenue, Rodeo
Wednesday, August 13th
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
For all parents/guardians of JSUSD students
All transportation applications & lunch applications will be accepted and processed at this faire.
Passes will be sent to each school site accordingly and distributed at the start of the school year
Transportation Faire 6-14.pub
August 16th, 2014
10am - 1pm
We would love to see our community members at this event. Come and join us to get valuable information
and to get all of your questions answered.
The Faire will be held at 400 Parker Avenue in Rodeo at the District Office.
The faire will be comprised of tables in the parking lot with representatives of
the school district such as PTA groups, JSHS Booster groups, food services,
the John Swett Education Foundation, local business partners and law enforcement.
Additionally, there will be a schedule of presentations in the district
office board room on topics including preparing for college and careers,
college financial aid, and parent education.
There will also be some musical entertainment and refreshments.
We hope to see you there!

District Office Annual Faire 6-14.pdf

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Partnering with California PTA

to Provide Common Core Resources to Parents

             “This is a crucial time for public education,” said California State PTA President Colleen A.R. You. “The new Common Core standards will help us prepare all students for college and careers, and help them develop vital critical thinking and deeper learning skills. We’re delighted to have Superintendent Torlakson’s support in sharing information as widely as possible with parents about what the new standards will mean for their children and schools.”

            Originally developed by the National PTA, each guide includes:

  • An overview of some of the key items students will learn in the Common Core State Standards for English-language arts and mathematics.
  • Ideas for activities that enable parents to support learning at home.
  • Topics of discussion for talking with teachers about student academic progress.

            These state-developed standards, which California and 45 other states have voluntarily adopted over the past few years, are designed to provide all students with the deeper learning, critical thinking, and other skills they need to prepare for college and a career. They describe what students should know and be able to do at each grade level.                                          

 The guides are available in English and Spanish on the California State PTA site.

Welcome to John Swett High School

How Do I Apply for Financial Aid?

1. Apply for admission to college by the due date.

2. Apply for a PIN at www.pin.ed.gov. Your parents should also apply for a PIN so they can electronically sign your FAFSA

3. Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by March 2, 2014, or by the specified date of a specific college, some require the paperwork by the application due date. This form is required for all federal student aid eligibility and for the Cal Grant program.The FAFSA is available at www.fafsa.ed.gov or from your high school.

4. Complete the CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE (not required by every school, but by most private schools) by March 2, 2014, or earlier if specified by college. All students who wish to be considered for College funded aid must complete a CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE. This form requires a processing fee and is available at www.collegeboard.org.

5. If you are a California resident you are encouraged to apply for a Cal Grant administered by the California Student Aid Commission.
To apply for a Cal Grant you must complete a FAFSA and a Cal Grant GPA Verification Form by the Cal Grant deadline of March 2, 2014. We submit by paper, not electronically.

*Please call the financial aide office of specific colleges for further assistance.

John Swett Office Summer Hours

-Our main office will be open during the month of June and the month of August from 8:30 a.m.- 3:30 p.m.
-We will be closed during the month of July.

Daily Announcements

Principal’s Message:


John Swett High School is committed to excellence in our academic programs.  We have made tremendous progress dramatically improving our Academic Performance Index (API) this year to 770.  We are dedicated to the preparation of our students to succeed in the 21st century.  We recently were selected for the CAPE program to expand AP offerings at JSHS.

 Press Release:

“Congratulations!  In partnership with the College Board and Senator Ed Hernandez (D-West Covina), John Swett High within John Swett Unified has been selected to participate in The College Board’s new California AP Potential™ Expansion (CAPE) initiative. The initiative supports the California state law SB 532, passed on September 6th, 2011, which encourages all public high schools to offer at least five AP® courses.  John Swett High was chosen for CAPE because it was noted that there are currently fewer than eight AP courses being offered. Based upon each student’s individual PSAT/NMQST® score report, many students within your school population have strong potential to be successful in AP courses that are currently not offered at your school.”  This is great news for our school and community and was made possible by our dedicated school staff and high achieving students.

Parents - to view your students' grades, click the parent portal below, to logon, or create a new account.  
Parent Portal

Wednesday, August 13
6:30 PM
Public Session
Saturday, August 16
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
JSUSD District Office
400 Parker Avenue
PTA, JSHS Band Boosters, JSEF, local business partners
College & Career, Financial Aid for College & Parent Education Presentations
Musical Entertainment & Refreshments

Tuesday, August 26

Wednesday, September 10
6:30 PM
Public Session
Friday, September 26
Movie Night in the Park - Grease! Sing-a-Long
7:30 PM
Sponsored by John Swett Education Foundation (JSEF) and Crockett Recreation
Alexander Park, Crockett
Bring blankets and layers

Rodeo Hills, Carquinez and JSHS PTA's will sell popcorn, candy and beverages

Today, 8/1/2014
High: 84 Low: 59
Mostly sunny
0% chance of precipitation.
Tomorrow, 8/2/2014
High: 81 Low: 58
Mostly sunny
0% chance of precipitation.