Jackson Office Summer Hours

August 22 to August 26 8:30am to 1 PM clerical only

August 29 to Sept 1 8:30 am to 1 PM

Counsellors and Admin available at the following times:

Aug 30 to Sept 1 9am to 2PM

For student Registration Day- Aug 30, student must have the following:

1. Student Birth Certificate or Passport

2. Student Care Card

3. Proof of residence (x2)

ex. Property tax notice or rental agreement AND Utility Bill or Drivers license

4. Court Orders (if applicable)

Please note Counsellors not available until August 30th

Course changes can be done via email ncosh@sd83.bc.ca or hbuikema@sd83.bc.ca

If you need immediate assistance -contact School District 250-832-2157

Raffle Baskets are Coming to Jackson!

This years leadership class is holding a raffle basket fundraiser to raise money for the leadership program to initiate student-led school improvement projects and end of the year activities. Tickets are $2 each or 3 for $5 and will be for sale in the cafeteria from May 30th to June 3rd. There will be a variety of basket themes and items. Baskets hold an average value of $150 each. Bring your spare change and buy a ticket! Winners will be announced on June 6th.


J.L. Jackson Secondary

Home of the Steller’s Jays

Jackson would like thank students, staff, and families for all of the submissions and feedback for the naming of our athletic teams.  Jackson athletic teams will be known as the Steller’s Jays starting the 2022/23 school year.

The Steller’s Jay is the provincial bird of BC and according to traditional mythology, Steller’s Jays can teach you fearlessness, adaptability, and survival…if you follow its lead.  The Jackson Jays represents new beginnings and a sense of identity.  It is also a bird recognized in Secwepemc cultures known as Sqewe’y.  It is a bird known to be agile, aggressive, bold, intelligent, and protective.  All descriptive words that represent what athletic teams strive to be.

At Jackson, we are creating a unique identity for our unique school.  We are J.L Jackson with a long history in the community of Salmon Arm.  Originally our teams were known as the Jackson Jets and Jacks and then inherited the Golds and Jewels when Jackson and Sullivan were amalgamated.  The Ministry of Education recognizes Jackson as independent from Sullivan and its once again time to have a name of our own.

Staff and Students are invited to submit team name suggestions:

  • In writing to the office;
  • Emailed to jlj@sd83.bc.ca; or
  • Survey completed on our website

Submissions must include a team name (one name for all teams) and why you feel this name represents Jackson.

  • A team name should be inclusive and characterize our values, teams style of play, symbolize our community characteristics, or represent another source of pride.
  • A graphic designer will suggest logos once a few names are short-listed


  • Call for submissions from students/staff – February 21
  • Submission Deadline – March 18
  • Short-list presented to school community for feedback – April 18

Communicate new branding to the school community – May