Parent Networks

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JLS uses the application UpToUs to administer and communicate in parent network groups. Parent network groups are organized by grade level. Their purpose is to help foster social networks and connections within each grade level and to offer another avenue for questions or concerns about Middle School. Please consider joining your child’s or children’s grade level parent group.

Parent Network and Principal Coffee Chats

The JLS Admin and Parent Network coordinators are hosting frequent parent coffees to increase opportunities for communication. Please check the calendar for upcoming coffees. You can find the presentations given at past coffees here

Accessing UpToUs

When you completed the PAUSD Annual Data Update (ADA) or registered as a new student, you were asked if you would share your contact info with the PTA. If you clicked “Yes”, you will be in the UpToUs directory and have access to the directory. If you clicked “no”, you will not be in the directory and must create your own UpToUs account.

Join Grade Level Parent Network

In order to join the parent network on UpToUs, you must be in the district’s database. If you do not already have access to UpToUs, please verify that Infinite Campus has your current information (and that you have completed the ADU (Annual Data Update). If you are still unable to access UpToUs, please contact for assistance.


All postings to the Parent Networks must follow the Parent Network Guidelines: PTAC Parent Network Guidelines

The guidelines are recommended by PTAC, the Palo Alto Council of PTAs.


The 8th Grade Parent Network is organized by Anjuli Belwal and  Uma Mahankali.


The 7th Grade Parent Network is organized by  Anjani Sarma and Angela Hansen.


The 6th Grade Parent Network is organized by Ahmed Azab and Uma Mahankali.

Please feel free to contact the Parent Network Organizers. You can find their email address on our online directory,  UpToUs.