Our Mission

Jackson Elementary School’s mission is to provide a quality educational program for all students. The school staff helps students develop into lifelong learners who set and achieve goals, think creatively and solve problems, become responsible citizens, and learn practical life skills to succeed in our modern society. We design our academic and instructional program to accomplish our mission. Our staff models responsible actions in day-to-day instruction.

Health Guidelines for 2021-2022 School Year

We are excited to welcome the new school year with the full opening of our schools for learning. We look forward to bringing all students back to every campus, every day. We also welcome a new option for distance learning students.  While we are all very excited to reopen ACUSD schools for full-time, in-person learning, safety remains our highest priority for our students and staff. We want to share the latest health and safety guidance that applies to all California schools for 2021-2022.

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JUSTAP Parent Club 

It is rewarding to be a part of children’s success. JUSTAP volunteers are always welcome. 

Want to get involved? Join us today.

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Campus News

Highlights of student achievements, special events, and more.

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How to Use Parent Square

Jackson Elementary uses Parent Square to communicate all critical information to families.

Full instructions are located at the link below.

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Barbara MagpusaoMs. Magpusao is the principal at Jackson Elementary. She has been principal at Jackson Elementary since 2005. Ms. Magpusao graduated from UCLA with a BA in Psychology and received her teaching credentials (Multiple Subject, Learning Handicapped, Severely Handicapped and her Masters in Special Education) at the University of the Pacific. She later received her Educational Administration credential at CSU, Sacramento. She began her career in Folsom Cordova Unified School District and then transferred to Amador County Unified School District in 2000.

She loves having a positive impact on children’s lives and anyone who comes in contact with her. Ms. Magpusao has created a school environment where everyone is welcome and everyone belongs

Teacher Roster

Ms. Sarah Borbasborba@acusd.org(209) 257-5600 1st Grade
Ms. Lara Buntinglbunting@acusd.org(209) 257-5600 2nd Grade
Mrs. Paula Cahillpcahill@acusd.org(209) 257-5600 1st Grade
Mrs. Lisa Carneylcarney@acusd.org(209) 257-56002nd Grade
Ms. Shari Clarksclark@acusd.org(209) 257-56004th Grade
Sarah Crowescrowe@acusd.org(209) 257-5600Moderate / Severe 2nd - 5th
Janet DeLeojdeleo@acusd.org(209) 257-56003rd Grade
Mrs. Neika Esteyneika.estey@acusd.org(209) 257-56005th Grade
Ms. Maggie Frederickmmfrederick@acusd.org(209) 257-5600 1st Grade
Mr. Chris Garciacgarcia@acusd.org(209) 257-5600 4th Grade
Mr. Garrett Gavalisggavalis@acusd.org(209) 257-5600Moderate/Severe K-1st
Mr. Dan Klementdklement@acusd.org(209) 257-5600 5th Grade
Mr. Reuben Kobrinrkobrin@acusd.org(209) 257-5600 3rd Grade
Ms. Denae Mertendmerten@acusd.org(209) 257-5600 Kindergarten
Ms. Nikki Silveira nsilveira@acusd.org(209) 257-5600Kindergarten
Mrs. Lisa Varwiglvarwig@acusd.org(209) 257-5600Transitional Kindergarten
Mrs. Kayley Wakleekayley.waklee@acusd.org(209) 257-5600Kindergarten


School counseling is available to assist students and their families. All high schools have school counselors on staff. Services are available to all junior high and elementary schools for grief counseling, bullying prevention, or other services as needed. Teachers and administrators are also trained to recognize and help students.

Mental Health and Wellness during COVID-19

“State Superintendent Tony Thurmond and the CDE are extremely concerned about the mental health and wellness of students whose lives have dramatically changed during the COVID-19 response, as well as the health of staff who are also coping with these changes.

To support students, schools, and communities during this challenging time, the CDE has gathered information regarding mental health resources, including links for students to get direct access to mental health professionals. The new “Help for Students in Crisis” web page includes crisis and warm line numbers, along with other COVID-19-related resources for providing virtual mental health services, and information for mental health providers, families, and youth: https://www.cde.ca.gov/ls/cg/mh/studentcrisishelp.asp.”

Social-Emotional Well Being Resources

We understand these are challenging times for students and families.  The Youth Crisis Hotline is a free phone or online chat hotline developed to assist all students. Students can also reach out to their school counselors for support.

For complete information including phone numbers and many other programs offering support within District and local community, visit our Counseling & Student Support Page


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