MAY 2019

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New Access Entry System

Recently we installed a controlled access entry at the main entrance of South Junior High, which houses the main and administrative offices. The controlled access entry assists us in monitoring visitor access in a centralized and consistent manner, increasing campus security. When visiting South please make certain that you proceed to the main entrance and utilize the video door buzzer to request admittance. Additionally, we employ the Raptor System, which requires all visitors to provide either a driver’s license or State issued identification card. Upon your initial visit to South, you will be asked to provide the identification to scanned and checked through the system. Subsequent visits will not require your identification card to be run through the system, and we will be able to print you a temporary visitor’s badge containing your picture.

A look into MAY

May 6 - 9th City Tennis all day

May 7 - All library books due

May 7-8 -Track and Field Regional

May 8 - Awards Assembly

May 10 - 8th Earth Science Field Trip to Boise State University

May 10 - Spring Fling 5-8pm

May 14 - AP Human Geography Test 12:00PM

May 14 - Track and Field City Championship

May 15 - Choir Pops Concert 7:00pm

May 16 - Freshman Farewell

May 17 - Yearbook Day

May 22-24 - EOCs

May 24 LAST DAY OF SCHOOL 12:00 Release time

Important Information about the summer and begin of school next year


South Jr. High Registration:

Wed. August 7th, 2019

LAST NAME: A-G 8:00 AM– 9:30 AM

LAST NAME: H-P 10:00 AM– 11:30 AM

LAST NAME: Q-Z 1:30 PM– 3:00 PM

Make Up Registration

August 14th, 2019

4:00 PM– 6:00PM

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Our Counselors for the 2019-2020 School Year

7th Grade—Molly McMillian 208-854-6120 or

8th Grade –Josh Lane 208-854-6122 or

9th Grade–Marcy Thompson 208-854-6121 or

The counselors are available in early August to meet with parents and students regarding any questions or con-cerns they may have. Please call ahead to make an appointment. Appointment times are available between 8:00 am - 2:00 pm.

For general counseling and enrollment questions call Terrie Sturges, Counselor’s Secretary at 208- 854-6119.

Please visit the South Counseling Webpage for further information and resources.

South Jr. High's Office Hours for 2019-2020

Office Hours :

August 1st –17th

8:00 AM-3:00 PM

August 19th –May 22nd

7:00 AM-3:30 PM


Check out our website at . Stay up to date with the

school calendar, and see faculty pages for classroom news. Keep current with

grades, missing assignments, and attendance using the Parent Portal :

If you need an activation code to get started or can’t remember

your login information contact the main office at 208-854-6110.

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A big CHANGE in the uniform policy this up coming year

The Hoodie will no longer be able to be worn in the school from Bell to Bell ( 7:45 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.) 1/4 zips and crew neck are still allowed in the classroom and can be purchased in the office.


If you have a student who has outgrown their uniform or is leaving South, please consider donating their gently used uni-forms to the school. Our Social Worker, Barbie Campbell works with numerous families, assisting them with uniform needs and your donations are greatly ap-preciated.

Check out our website at . Stay up to date with the school calendar, and see faculty pages for classroom news. Keep current with grades, missing assignments, and attendance using the Parent Portal :

If you need an activation code to get started or can’t remember

your login information contact the main office at 208-854-6110

Adopt a Bobcat!

Each year students need uniform support.

If you would like to help, please send

a financial donation, big or small ,

to attention:

Barbie Campbell , Social Worker.

All funds will directly benefit our students


Thank You !


School bus schedules will be available online this fall for students living in their home school attendance zone busing boundary.

Please follow these steps:

1. REQUIRED: Contact your school office to request busing and verify eligibility.

(This process is also used to develop a bus roster for emergencies.)

2. Locate your bus stop at by selecting Bus Stop Locator and entering your full address,

including N, S, E, or W.

Select school and click search

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Attendance 208-854-6114

When your child is absent…. Please be sure you call to verify your child’s absence. Parents can call the attendance line 24

hours a day/7 days a week. Anytime a student goes to an appointment (doctor, dental, orthodontist or court) please request

a verification slip to bring into the office to excuse the absence.

For your convenience, if your child needs to leave early. Please call the front offiice(208-854-6110)ahead of time for a Permit

To Leave so they can wait out front for your arrival. Students who leave early must check in and out of the main office.

Automated Messages

If you receive an automated message regarding your child’s absence please return the message

by calling our attendance line at 208-854- 6114. Absences must be excused daily and

within 48 hours to avoid a truancy.


After School Hang out available for teens in grades 7th - 12th.

The Free program is run by Boise Parks and Recreation staff in

partnership with the Boise School District.

The program is located in the cafeteria and is open 2:30 -

6:00pm Monday - Friday during the school year.

We offer recreation activities in the gym or outside, free supper

from 3:30 - 4:30pm, electronics, homework/tutoring help

and weekly fieldtrips around the city.

Join us for a fun and safe place to hang out at the

Bobcat Den!

For more information or have questions contact Barbara

English at

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Contact information for South Jr. High's Nurse

Nurse: Carrie Gingrich, RN

Office: 208-854-6124 Fax: 208-854-6177



 7th: Required for all 7th graders and is

valid for PE through 12th grade and for

sports through 8th.

 8th: Required if one was not submitted in

7th grade and is valid for PE through 12th

and sports through 8th.

 9th: A new physical is required for sports,

or if no physical was submitted in 7th or

8th grade. This physical is valid for PE

through 12th grade and for sports through



 7th Grade Requirements: Tdap & Meningococcal must be up-todate

by the first day of school 8/20/18, please bring a copy to registration.

 If you choose to opt out of Immunizations, please ask the school

nurse for information and/or exemption forms. A complete record

or exemption form must be on file prior to the first day of school.

 Please contact your doctor to make sure your child's immunizations

are current BEFORE school starts.

Questions about your child's immunization status or to make an appointment:

Contact your doctor or Central District Health at 208 -



 If your child needs to take daily medication at school, a

parent/legal guardian must bring them to the school nurse

from 7:30 am - 2:45 pm on any school day.

 A medication authorization form must be completed for

each medication to be administered and all medication

must be in the original prescription bottle with a current

prescription date. Prescription (RX) Medications to be

administered at school must be prescribed by a MD, PA,

or NP.


 7th: Most incoming 7th graders completed these

during registration at the elementary schools

this year, and do not need to do these again until

8th grade, unless you have changes to report.

If you are new to South you will need to complete

this form.

 8th & 9th: The Health Enrollment form must be

completed every year . Make sure you provide up

-to-date information regarding your student's

health and sign the bottom if you want them to

be able to take over-the counter medications

like tylenol, ibuprofen, TUMs, cough drops, etc.

at school.


Please let the nurse know if your child has any

health conditions such as: Severe Allergies, Asthma,

Diabetes, ADHD, Seizures, Heart Condition,

or any other health issue. It is also important for

the school to know about any medications students

are taking, or if they have any activity or

diet restrictions. The Health Enrollment Form is a

great way to communicate this information.

For any serious health concerns, in

addition to completing the Health

Enrollment form, please contact

the nurse directly at 208-854-6124.


All students experiencing signs of illness during school should request

to see the nurse. The nurse will assess the student’s symptoms

and determine if the student needs to go home. Students who

call or text a parent about illness without seeing the nurse should

be directed to the nurse to determine if their symptoms warrant

being excused from school. To be granted a medical excuse by the

school nurse, symptoms must meet the district’s “Guidelines for

Keeping Sick Children Home”

Read more:



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Important Fall sports informational parent meeting

August 15th, 2019 in the South Cafeteria at 5:00PM.

7th and 8th Football practice begins August 12th at 3:00PM .

9th grade Volleyball tryouts will be on August 9th at Borah, 7:00AM.

8th grade Tennis practice begins August 12th at South, 3:00PM .

8th grade Volleyball tryouts August 12th at South, 3:00PM

7th, 8th, 9th Cross Country begins August 12th, 3:00PM

Must have a Physical to participate.

See the South and Borah web site for further Fall sports updates .


Dr. Tom Hickey will be doing physicals this year during registration on August 8th.

He will be here 8:00AM - 3:00PM, and the cost will be $20.00.

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School Supplies Needed

 Glue sticks

 Box of facial tissues

 Spiral notebooks*

 Ear buds available at dollar/discount stores

 Large 3 ring binder ,3” or wider

 with dividers, paper, and a pencil pouch

 Composition Notebook*

 Colored Pencils

 Scissors

 Highlighter pen

 Blue or black pens pen

*Teachers will let students know the first week or two of school the specific type of notebook (s) that will be needed.

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