North Central News

North Central Junior High: September Updates

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Important Dates:

September 5th: Stadium Cleanup (7:00am Kinnick Stadium South Endzone)

September 6th:
No School Labor Day

September 10: Hancher Field Trip: Step Afrika (7th and 8th grade)

September 16th: No School

September 29: PSTO Meeting 11:30am - 12:30pm (main office)

Meet some of our Awesome Staff!

Show Choir

Show Choir Auditions: New Connections show choir will hold auditions on September 13th and 14th after school. Students must be enrolled in choir for Trimesters 1 and 2 in order to audition. See Mr. Wagner for more information.

8th Grade Marching Band

Come see your North Central 8th Grade Marching Band in action during the Liberty Homecoming festivities! The band will march in the Liberty Homecoming Parade on Wednesday, September 29th, and with the Liberty Band during the pregame show at Liberty's Homecoming football game on Friday, October 1st. They are ready, and excited to play for a live audience again!

Sports Information for Parents

GSA Club

The Gay-Straight Alliance is a safe space and welcomes students of all gender identities and preferences. Students interested in joining the GSA will be meeting in room E140 on Tuesday, August 31, at 4:00. If you are interested but unable to attend that day please email or find Ms. Bovey to get involved!
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If your student will be absent for any reason, please make sure you notify the NCJH Main Office (319-688-1210 or via email at by 9:00am on the day of the absence. Emailing teachers does not excuse the absence. If your student needs to leave early, please notify the main office and a pass will be given to your student to leave class early. Students must check out in the main office before exiting the building.


Students are not allowed access to the building before 8:30am. Students wanting to meet with teachers, must get permission from the teacher prior to the meeting, to be let in to the building before 8:30am. The office will not allow students in to the building before that time unless notification from the teacher has been given to the main office. Students will not be allowed up to meet with teachers before 8:15am unless that has also been clearly communicated with office staff.


North Central Cell Phone Policy

Cell Phone/Personal Technology Policy & Confiscation Procedures

Cell phones: Students may use cell phones during passing time and at lunch while school is in session. All phones must be put away, and ringers silenced before entering the classroom. Phones in use or view during class time may be confiscated by staff (this includes using phones to listen to music). Students who refuse to comply will be subject to additional school consequences. Additionally, students are not allowed to have headphones/earbuds on or in their ears during class. At North Central Junior High School the following steps will be used to enforce the policy:

1. At the beginning of class all teachers/staff will say “secure your phones”

2. Students should have their phones put away and out of sight.

3. If the phone is out or being used, the teacher will confiscate the phone and deliver it to the main office where it will be secured until the end of the day.

4. If a student is refusing to give up his/her cell phone a counselor or administrator will be called and escort the student to the office where the phone will be secured.

5. If a student’s cell phone/device is confiscated three (3) different times, it will be held at school until a guardian comes to school to pick it up. A conference will be requested with student/guardian/admin to discuss possible solutions and/or additional consequences such as:

a. Multiple-day cell/device detention;

b. Trimester long cell/device detention;

c. Yearlong cell/device detention

PSTO Updates

The PSTO (Parent Student Teacher Organization) would like to welcome back our teachers and staff to a stocked NCJH workroom pantry with grab & go snacks and beverages. Help show your support for the teachers & staff by signing up for one or more of the items list below. Please deliver your items to the NCJH main office on Monday, September 13th or Tuesday, September 14th.

PSTO Information:

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Mask Usage

To help slow the spread of COVID-19, the Iowa City Community School District strongly encourages universal indoor mask use for all teachers, staff, students, and visitors to our schools, regardless of vaccination status. This is based on guidance from the CDC. In addition, the President’s Executive Order on domestic transportation requires students and staff to wear a face-covering while on a school bus or while utilizing other District-provided transportation.

In addition, the District strongly encourages eligible individuals to get the COVID-19 vaccine. For individuals 12 years of age and older who have not yet received the COVID-19 vaccine, this vaccine locator may be used to find a provider near you.

Non-Discrimination Policy Statement

It is the policy of the Iowa City Community School District not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, religion, creed, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity and socioeconomic status in its educational programs, activities, or employment practices. There is a grievance procedure for processing complaints of discrimination. If you have questions or a grievance related to this policy, please contact Eric Howard, Director of Equity and Employee Relations, 1725 N. Dodge St., Iowa City, IA 52245, 319-688-1000,