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Instructional Hours

8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Bell rings at 8:25 a.m.

Wednesdays Only
10:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Bell rings at 9:55 a.m.

Office Hours
8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

(Monday through Friday)


Telephone: 415-695-5675

6th/7th Regular Day

Entry Bell



8:30  ----    8:45

8:48  ----    9:38

9:41  ----  10:30

10:33  ----  11:22

11:25  ----  12:15


12:18  ----  12:52

12:57  ----    1:46

1:49    ----    2:38

2:41    ----    3:30

Late Start Wednesday








/8th Lunch


5°/6th/7th Lunch





8th gr Regular Day

8th Grade Regular Day

Entry Bell



8:30  ----    8:45

8:48  ----    9:38

9:41  ----  10:30

10:33  ----  11:22


11:25  ----  12:00


12:03  ----  12:52

12:57  ----    1:46

1:49    ----    2:38

2:41    ----    3:30

We have a rich tradition of delivering a strong academic curriculum to our diverse student population. We involve our students in meaningful school experiences that promote the joy of learning while addressing students' individual needs.

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SFUSD Seeks Parent Feedback on Proposed Calendar Changes for 2017-18 Academic Year ]

SFUSD teachers, administrators, and parent representatives met recently to discuss options for next year's school-year calendar. Several changes are being considered, including:

1. Starting school one week later in August and ending one week later in May/June
2. Closing schools for the entire week of Thanksgiving, and making those two days up at the beginning or end of the year
3. Eliminating the Columbus Day/Indigenous People's Day holiday on October 9, 2017
4. Later winter break: December 22 to January 8 instead of December 18 to January 2


Please take a moment to share your feedback on these proposed changes in a short survey. See the following links for surveys in EnglishSpanish, and Chinese


The Student Council has made the week of Dec. 12-16 Spirit Week.  Students should make sure they dress appropriately.  If you don't want to participate in the activities then you should be in the school uniform. 


Spirit Week Details

o 12/12 - Twin/Multiples Day

o 12/13 - Pajama Day

o 12/14 - Color by Class/Grade: 6th grade- GRAY, 7th- GREEN, 8th- PURPLE

o 12/15 - Ugly Holiday Sweater Day

o 12/16 - Free Dress Day


Greeting JLMS 8th grade parents,


Tuesday, December 13th from 5:30 to 7:00pm John O'Connell High School will be hosting Prospective Parent Night for the parents that are interested having their student attend the High School.

Parents will get to hear directly from teachers, students, and staff and as well answering questions that you may have.


To confirm your participation, please contact the Family Liaison of John O'Connell H.S. Rebeca Flores at floresr@sfusd.edu or 415-695-5370

The Family Liaison in James Lick M.S. Osvaldo Ortiz will gladly assist will connecting you will the information for the event.


Much Respect,




Saludo a los padres de los alumnos de octavo grado,

Martes, 13 de Diciembre de 5:30 a 7:00 pm La Escuela Secundaria John O'Connell estará recibiendo la Noche de los Padres Prospectivos para los padres que estén interesados en que su estudiante asista a la Escuela Secundaria.

Los padres tendrán la oportunidad de escuchar directamente a los maestros, estudiantes y personal, así como responder a las preguntas que puedan tener.

Para confirmar su participación, comuníquese con el Enlace Familiar de John O'Connell H.S. Rebeca Flores en floresr@sfusd.edu o 415-695-5370

El Enlace Familiar en James Lick M.S. Osvaldo Ortiz estará encantado de ayudarle a conectar la información para el evento.

Mucho respeto,


Construction and Drop Off

James Lick Middle School is finishing renovations that started in December, 2014, as part of the 2011 Proposition A Bond Project. We are proud our seismic and safety upgrades include a remodeled gym, new windows, a new elevator and wheelchair lift, and a fresh coat of paint.


Please repay the kind patience of our neighbors with an orderly drop-off. Drop your students off in the white zone on Noe Street. All students and parents should cross the street using crosswalks. There are crossing guards at Clipper and Noe as well as Castro and 25th Street. 


SF DPT will issue tickets to:


Vehicles parked in the white drop-off only zone on Noe Street

Vehicles double parked around the school.

Vehicles dropping off on Clipper Street


Calendar of Events

Today: 12/9/16

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School Tours

We welcome you and your child to our school tours conducted every Monday from November to January (minus holidays).


Meet outside the main office at 9 a.m. for the one-hour tour, which ends with a Q&A with the principal. No appointment needed. We look forward to seeing you here!