South East Update
Main Office- 319- 688-1070
Rachel Hills- Office Manager- firstname.lastname@example.org
Attendance and to report an absence- 319-688-1071
Tonya Burkett- Attendance Secretary- email@example.com
Guidance Office (Schedule questions, student concerns, etc) 319-688-1073
Tara Andresen- Guidance Secretary- firstname.lastname@example.org
Brian Ingram- Guidance Counselor- email@example.com
Hanna Collins- Guidance Counselor- firstname.lastname@example.org
Athletics- (General Questions- sport specific please email your student's coach)
Nikol Carlson- Athletic Secretary- email@example.com
Allison Brewer- Dean of Students- firstname.lastname@example.org
Meet Your South East Student and Family Advocates!
Our mission is to empower the connection between families and schools to ensure a successful learning experience for all of our children. Your Student and Family Advocate (SFA) can help support school success through sharing information and supporting families with:
- School and home connections
- Mental health resources
- Temporary Living Situations
- School supplies and winter gear referrals
- District and Community resources and referrals
- Navigation of school policies and procedures
- Help registering your child for school
- Pre-scheduled Transportation Support
- Connection to school based mentoring program
- Connection to Healthy Kids School-Based Health Clinic
- Support obtaining sports physicals
The SFA is available daily, following the school calendar, and during other times as needed/by appointment.
ADMINISTRATIVE NEWS AND UPDATES
Daily announcements are read each day, and broadcast into classrooms at the beginning of first period.
Announcements can also be found on the South East Jr High website.
Inclement Weather Guidelines
The ICCSD inclement weather guideline can be found here: https://www.iowacityschools.org/domain/35
Administrators will use Blackboard Connect to notify parents of inclement weather decisions via telephone. School closings are also broadcast on local TV and radio stations. Information will be posted on the district website too.
What if we have a delay of school due to weather? The radio and TV will announce how long the delay will be. It will be stated in terms of 1 hour or 2 hours. If it is a one hour delay, then school will start at 9:50 AM; if a 2 hour delay, school will start at 10:50 AM. We will then run an adjusted schedule throughout the rest of the school day. School buses will run late by one or two hours.
Your student should arrive at school one to two hours later than when you would normally have your student arrive. Therefore, if you drive your student to school and drop him or her off at 8:30 AM on a regular school day, doing so at 10:30 AM would be appropriate when there is a two hour delay. The school will have minimal staff available for supervision of students during these delays and we would appreciate students arriving as close to the actual delay start time as possible.
What if we get released early?
The school district will make a decision about early outs and communicate that via Blackboard Connect. Buses will pick up at the new dismissal time. All after school activities are cancelled in the event of an early dismissal. There will not be any after school supervision in the event of an early dismissal and students would need to be picked up or have plans in place within 15 minutes of dismissal.
How do I get weather updates?
Go to the ICCSD http://www.iowacityschools.org tune in to KXIC, KCJJ, KRUI, Q103, KRNA, WMT, KFMW, WSUI, WHO, KHAK, KCCK, KUNI, KCRG-TV, KGAN-TV, KWWL-TV. The radio stations have been very helpful in getting out the word if there is a change. Station managers request that the public refrain from calling in for information.
We will also have an update message on our school website at https://www.iowacityschools.org/SouthEastJH.
Cleaning out your sports closet?? We have need!
- Cleats (soccer and football)
- Basketball shoes
- Running shoes
- Track spikes
- Volleyball knee pads
- Soccer shin guards
You can drop off to the main office. Thank you in advance for your support of our students!
Iowa Statewide Assessment of Student Progress
Traffic Pattern Reminders!
- Cars are not allowed in the bus lane between 8:30 and 8:50, and again between 3:45pm (2:45 on Thursdays) and 4:15pm.
- There is NO stopping, parking or dropping off on Bradford Dr. directly in front of the school. This has been the most problematic area for us as parents will stop there to wait for their students. The police department and City of Iowa City has designated this as a no stopping/parking zone to ensure student safety. It is also a problem for buses to try and exit onto Bradford with cars parked there. Please abide by the rules.
- Parents may use the back parking lot- please ensure there is room for special ed buses to get through, or Mercer to drop off and pick up.
Arrival to School
The art hallway is open. We are so excited to have this back open as it will help greatly with passing time and traffic flow. The final phase of this project will be completed by the summer of 2020 and all teachers will be back into their permanent classrooms by the start of the 2020 school year.
Update from Liz Eslami
I just wanted to let you know that my little girl is due January 2nd, and I will be taking maternity leave once she arrives. Lisa Wilson will be taking over my 7th and 8th grade classes. Her email is email@example.com. If you have any questions or concerns after winter break, please reach out to her. I do ask that you wait until I take my leave if at all possible before reaching out to her.
When I am on leave, 7th grade classes will be covering a variety of short stories and 8th grade classes will be reading the book Night by Elie Wiesel, and then they will move into a persuasive writing unit.
Colonial Shark Tank
Eighth grade CASL students, their teachers, and a panel of SHARK investors participated in Colonial Shark Tank in November. Students analyzed fictitious scouting notes from five colonial locations in a “reimagined” New World. They combined their understanding from the content areas of science (wind patterns, ocean currents, and climate), social studies (colonization), and language arts (analytical and persuasive writing), to create a weather report and deliver a “pitch” to investors asking for financial support of their new colony.
Congratulations to Claire S., Liv L., and Connor J., winners of the Shark Tank!
Finalists included Dawson M., Matt H., & Jack D. and Jakari F., Ilan T., Brody E., & Murphy F.
A special thank you to the community judges, Mr. Fred Newell, Dr. Mitch Kelly, Mr. Brad Kelly, and Mrs. Michelle Cook, as well as North Dodge Hy-Vee, who donated nine dozen cookies to the event.
Ms. Stanley's Language Arts Class
The Absolute True Diary of a Part-time Indian. We're focusing on these three Essential Questions:
1. How does one’s cultural identity (i.e., expression) present opportunities and/or obstacles for that person? How can we create equal opportunities for all?
2. When a person's individual choices are in direct conflict with his/her culture or society, what are the consequences?
3. How do we determine the difference between cultural appreciation and cultural appropriation?
Polar Bear Club Starting
South East Junior High After School Clubs
Chess Club: Chess Club will start meeting the week of September 10th. Chess club will meet on Wednesday's after school until 5 PM with Mr. Chambers in room 182.
Family Consumer Science Club: FCS Recycle and Redesign will start on December 11th. This club will meet after school Wednesday's from 4-5 PM.
STEM Club: Science Technology Engineering Math Club members will participate in activities that will enhance and extend the middle school STEM curriculum. Subjects will work with robotics (VEX), 3D Design and Modeling (Autodesk Inventor) and power and energy. STEM Club participates in competitions and provides an extra outlet for those who show aptitude and interest in furthering their learning. This club meets on Friday at 8:15 AM with Mr. Negus in room 2033. First meeting will be September 6th.
Geek the Library: What do you Geek? Everyone geeks something, and the South East library supports what you geek! Join Geed the Library in the library to talk about great books, great tech, and whatever else! Geek the Library meets on Tuesday's from 4:00-5:00 PM with Ms. Sims. First meeting 9/05.
Homework Club: Homework Club will meet after school in the library on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday from 4-5 PM. Mr. Lankelma and Mr. Bailey sponsor Homework Club. Homework club will begin the week of September 9th. Please listen to announcements for confirmed date or contact Mr. Bailey. firstname.lastname@example.org
United Action for Youth: UAY provides art activities, games and snacks after school on Tuesday's from 4-5 PM in room starting September, 10th in room 2034.
G! World: This club is for self-identified minority girls. G! World is designed to empower, inspire and educate women through group activities and meaningful discussions, impactful workshops, cultural outings and real world experiences. G!World will be working with students during lunch trimester 1. We will keep you posted on Trimester 2 and 3 meeting times.
Jazz Band: At the beginning of October, SEJH will be holding auditions for their 7th grade and 8th grade jazz bands (two separate ensembles.) These groups meet before school through most of the winter, performing at school concerts and different jazz competitions around the area. Participation is open to any SEJH student interested in auditioning. For more questions, please contact the band director Maddie Madsen.
Yearbook: If you are interested in taking pictures for and creating our 2019-2020 South East Yearbook, consider joining this club. Yearbook will meet on Friday's during Little Hawk Time with Dr. Arnone. The first meeting is on Friday, September 20th.
January 13, 2020
April 20, 2020
November PBIS Data and Winter SOAR Celebration
*12 entries were for documentation purposes only, no follow up requested
*5 entries were followed up on by administration
*10 entries were dealt with in our SAC (Student Advisory Center)
*3 entries requested re-entry meetings with student and teacher
*11 entries fell into the "other" category
*The classroom was the location with the most referrals, followed by hallway, then other
On Friday, December 20th we will hold our annual Winter SOAR celebration during the last hour of school. This is a great time to acknowledge positive behaviors, academics and other student accomplishments the first part of the 19-20 school year. We do rely on donations to make this party extra special. If you are willing and able to donate, please use the sign up genius link below!
Boy's Swimming and Girl's Basketball
Boy's swimming and girl's basketball have officially begun. We are in need of parent volunteers for home games/meets. If you are available and willing, please sign up below:
Boy's Swimming: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090E4CABAB2DAAFD0-20192020
Girl's Basketball: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090E4CABAB2DAAFD0-201920
Wrestling will start in January, with more information in the January newsletter and on our South East social media.