October 2019

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What's up with those BOBCATS!

Wondering what is happening on a daily basis at South Jr. High? Want to know what clubs or sports teams your child can join? Keep up on all the activities happening at SJH by reading our daily announcements at:

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Parent Teacher Conferences

Parent teacher conferences are taking place at South Junior High on October 23rd from 3:30 to 6:30 pm and October 24th from 3:30 to 6:30 pm. Please join us either night to connect with your student's teachers. Home to school communication is a vital part of your student's education. Our teachers look forward to seeing all of you that Wednesday and Thursday! Also remember that school is not in session on Friday, October 26th

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Students are allowed 9 absences per semester in each class period; this includes both

excused and unexcused absences. A student is considered absent if they miss 20 or more minutes of the class. All absences must be excused by a parent or guardian within 48 hours of the absence in order to avoid a truancy. Parents or guardians can call the attendance office 24 hours a day 7 days a week to excuse absences. The direct phone number to the attendance office is 208-854-44936454. Voicemails in the attendance office are checked regularly during school hours.


Truancies occur when absences are not excused. Reasons for truancies may include leaving campus without permission (PTL), intentionally missing class, arriving to class more than 20 minutes late without a parent/guardian excusal or any absences that is not excused within 48 hours.

If a student exceeds the allowed 9 total absences in a class during the semester they may be at jeopardy for losing credit for that class.

PTL’s (Permit to Leave)

If your student needs to leave school early for any reason they must first obtain a permit to leave (PTL). Permits to leave can be requested by a parent or guardian by calling

208-854-6114. We kindly ask that you allow at least 1 hour of notice for a PTL but more

advanced notice is always appreciated.


Students are considered tardy if they are not seated in class when the bell rings at the

beginning of each class period up until 20 minutes into class. If a student is more than 20

minutes late they are considered absent. Please review the tardy policy in the student planners.

Be cool! Stay in school. Don’t be late. Graduate!

Needs of the School this Month:

With the weather turning colder, we are in need of tissues for the classrooms. If you would

like to contribute and drop off tissues in the main office, we will get them to the classrooms.

Thank you in advance for your donation.

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ):

What is the Campus Portal?

Campus Portal is our tool for parents and students to access instant, online, timely and secure student information: class schedule, assignments, attendance, course registrations for next year, report cards and transcripts.

Campus Portal is a means to further promote educational excellence by enhancing our program of communication with parents and students.

Who is eligible to have a Campus Portal account?

Parents of current students are eligible to activate a Parent Portal account, after agreeing to the terms and conditions of use.

How much does the Campus Portal cost?

Nothing. It is a free service to parents, and actually saves the district money by reducing paperwork and labor costs.

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Infinite Campus Mobile App

Download the Infinite Campus app

on your iOS or Android mobile device.

After downloading it, it will ask to search district, type in Boise, then Idaho and search.

It will bring up Boise Independent School - then click on this.

A Look Ahead

10/15- Picture Retakes

10/18- Halloween Dance 6:00 p.m.-7:30 p.m.

10/23-24- Parent- Teacher Conferences 3:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m.

10/25- No School

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