AFJROTC NEWSLETTER

September 15TH 2020 Edition

SCHOOL NOTES

IN PERSON??

Don't forget that kids STILL have the option of coming back to individual classes and still be "remote" for other classes. Many of our kids are electing to come back to ROTC only--it's an option! And you still have time to change your status from remote to in-person!


GRADES??

Note that the school's source for grades is Gradebook, NOT Canvas. With the missed days we've extended some due dates, AND we are waiting until most kids get an assignment completed before entering grades in Gradebook. Therefore there could be a few day lag between completing an assignment and having a grade appear in Gradebook. If we didn't do that any kids missing assignments would be failing. If you see a failing grade in Gradebook it means your child has missed at least one assignment.


AFTER SCHOOL ACTIVITIES??

REPORT TO ROTC AT SENIOR CAMPUS AT 3:00.

  • DRILL TEAM: Mon-Thur 3:00-4:30. There's still time to try the drill team!
  • PHYSICAL TRAIINING: Mon/Wed 3:00-4:00.
  • ORIENTEERING: Tue/Thur 3:00-4:00. First session Thursday, 27 Aug.
  • FLIGHT SIMULATOR/RC: Mon-Thur 3:00-4:30 (sign up basis)


DRIVE BY UNIFORM ISSUE FOR UPPER CLASSES (REMOTE)


  • THURSDAY, 17 SEP 3:30-5:00. Park in the lot and walk to area directly outside ROTC and get uniforms, fill out blue cards. Take these home and make sure they fit. If they don't cadets will have to come in for fitting.



DRILL INSTRUCTION FOR 9TH AND 10TH GRADES??

We purchased a (rather expensive) drill curriculum to help catch kids up with fundamentals of marching. That material is being delivered as online assignments for both 9/10 graders weekly. They're graded assignments, but there will be a lag in the grading by a week since we get a report when they complete the assignment from the vendor. They have to get a 100 on the 5-question test before moving on to the next week's material.

SERVICE ACADEMY, ROTC AND FLIGHT ACADEMY BRIEFINGS AVAILABLE!!

SERVICE ACADEMY AND ROTC BRIEFING: https://youtu.be/t46_QIYRaIo

JROTC FLIGHT ACADEMY BRIEFING: https://youtu.be/G-H_XYS78HE


These briefings are from LtCol McMartin and are for anyone interested in preparation for service academies, ROTC in college or the Air Force's Flight Academy. Preparation begins NOW for those things!

CHARACTER-NO EXCUSES

I like to show all classes this video at least once a year. Thinking about what these men and women who literally gave parts of their bodies for our country have to work through every day, it makes me a lot less prone to complaining!! No Excuses!
Upstanders-A Warrior's Workout

CADETS IN ACTION!

AWARDS PRESENTATION ARCHIVES

BOOSTER CLUB INFO

NEXT MEETING IS TUESDAY, 13 OCTOBER 7:00PM

We'll let you know if we can do in person or Zoom. MANY THANKS to our outgoing Booster Board members and to those just beginning to serve!!

BOOSTER CLUB MEETING SLIDES

NEW VIDEOS OUT!

These are short infoblast type videos to get the young folks interested, both done by our cadets.


Here's a short 30 second quickvid:

https://youtu.be/HKDwrsU3uEc



Here's a longer 1:30 video

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GnANAc7jBKI&feature=youtu.be

AFJROTC CADET WEBSITE

Get all the latest info, calendars, events and the cadet guidebook here

BOOSTER CLUB WEBSITE

Click to access the Booster Club website

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JUNIORS ENJOYING OUR NEW FRIEND, MR. ZOOM