Thomas Jefferson Middle School
Online registration for returning students in 2017-2018 School Year:
July 25 to August 1. You will need to log in to your Skyward Family Access account to complete online registration. *Computers will be available at all schools during normal working hours. After August 2nd please call your school.
Onsite registration at the school buildings for new students 2017-2018:
High School and Middle Schools - August 1&2 - 8 am to 11 am and 12:30 pm to 3:30 pm
Elementary Schools - August 1 - 8 am to 11 am and 12:30 pm to 3:30 pm
Incoming 6th Graders:
If you are the parent/guardian of an incoming 6th grader, please bring documentation for required vaccinations to Thomas Jefferson Middle School:
- June 19 - 28, 7:30 -12:30
- July 10-29, 7:30 - 12:30
Back To School
- First Day of School - Monday, August 14th
- Open House - Wednesday, August 23rd
- Late Start Wednesdays will no longer occur during the 2017/18 School Year. Please see the district calendar for other changes.
- 2017-2018 School Calendar
Student Handbook: BF/TJ Middle School Dress Code
This was Board-approved on June 15, 2017
While fashion changes, the reason for being in school does not. As students mature and become adults, they will be required to meet certain dress standards for many occupational obligations and social functions. Student/staff health and safety, common decency, student schoolwork, and school and classroom order are all affected. This basic dress code does not infringe on students’ rights of freedom of expression, but rather encourages students to “dress for success” and come to school properly prepared to participate in the professional, educational process. Students are expected to observe ordinary standards of good grooming, with attire appropriate to a comfortable, yet professional and working school atmosphere.
In keeping with the above philosophy, and in order to reduce misunderstanding, the guidelines listed below have been approved by the VCS School Board.
1. The maintenance of common decency and classroom order requires adequate coverage of the person. Any clothing which reveals undergarments or the lack of undergarments will be considered inappropriate.
2. Cleanliness of person and apparel is required.
3. Pungent sprays, patchouli oils, strong perfumes, and like substances are not to be used or worn to school. These odors are disruptive to the educational process and harmful to the health of others.
4. Students will not be permitted to wear clothing which contains profanity or other suggestive inscriptions or advertises/promotes the use of death, suicide, destruction, gangs, cults, alcohol, drugs, or other substances which, if used by a minor, would be illegal. Additionally, clothing will not be permitted which advertises, promotes, or via innuendo or double meaning, suggests inappropriate ideas or behavior not conducive to a positive school climate or is disruptive to the educational functioning of the school.
5. Students will not be permitted to wear garments such as halter tops, those which reveal bare midriffs or backs, strapless tops, see-through tops, those which contain spaghetti straps, and garments with plunging or revealing necklines. Shirts and tops must be long enough to tuck in.
6. Pants must be worn on the waist without undergarments exposed. Skirts and shorts must have an inseam of four inches or greater. Any holes in pants must be below the knee.
7. The maintenance of health and safety includes the wearing of shoes, sandals, or boots, and such additional items that may be required in special classes such as industrial technology, laboratories and physical education.
8. Unauthorized costumes will not be permitted.
9. Slippers and pajamas or other nightwear will not be permitted.
10. Attire that may cause property damage or personal injury is not to be worn (i.e., chains, shoes that may leave black marks or scuffs on the floor, etc).
11. Upon entering the building during the school day all students are to remove sunglasses, caps, hats and other head coverings.
12. A jacket or coat, which is normally worn outdoors, is to be placed in a locker during the school day. In addition, backpacks are to be stored in a locker during the school day.
The administration reserves the right to use its discretion in determining the type of clothing appropriate for the school setting. Wearing inappropriate apparel will result in the student’s removal from class until the problem is corrected and/or may result in possible further disciplinary action.
ORIENTATION FOR 6TH AND NEW 7TH/8TH GRADE STUDENTS
When: Friday, August 11th
All 6th grade and new 7th and 8th grade students are expected to attend school from 7:50-10:15 a.m. on this day. Students will meet their teachers, follow their class schedule, and learn how to open their lockers. 7th and 8th grade students' day will include important technology training. Buses will be picking up students on the regular morning schedule Friday after 7:00 a.m. and returning students to their home after 10:30 a.m. Students are asked to bring their schedules and meet in the cafeteria. 7th and 8th grade students who have already attended TJMS should remain at home on this day.
8th Grade Supply list
* UPDATED – June 5, 2017- Link to print
General supplies – to be used in 1 or more subjects:
Loose leaf paper (6-8 packages), pens (black or blue, & red), Highlighters, organization system (ex: expandable portfolio folder, binder, etc.) - optional
Colored pencils, dry erase markers
Pencils, hand-held pencil sharpener, erasers, wire locker shelf (optional)
Computer Specific Supplies
Headphones/earbuds (inexpensive), wireless mouse (optional)
Subject specific supplies:
Language Arts / Communication Arts
• 3-subject notebook with pockets
• Pocket folder
• 3-ring binder (2” or larger) filled with loose leaf paper & 5 dividers – Algebra
• 3-subject notebook – Math 8 (Arce & Arnold)
• Pocket folder
• Scientific calculator (used in science too),
Recommended: Texas Instruments TI-30X IIS
• 1-subject notebook with pockets or 1-subject notebook and folder - Social Studies
• Spiral notebook - Science
• Folder (or section in organization system) Biology
• 3-subject notebook Spanish • 1-subject Spiral notebook
• 1 Pocket folder
• 1 package 3 x 5 index cards German
• To be determined Advisory • Kleenex boxes (2-3 boxes) - turn in to Advisory teacher 1st week of school
• Spiral or composition notebook - Orchestra
1. Positive Attitude – I will complete all work & put forth my best effort on each task I am assigned. 2. Priority List – School work will be at the top of my list not my extra-curricular & social activities. 3. 3 R’s –> RESPECT, RESPONSIBILITY, REFLECTION.
7th Grade Supply List
Link to Print
___3-ring binder (1-inch)
___2 Packages loose leaf paper
Mrs. Loutzenhiser / Mr. Wassilak
___Twin pocket folder with fasteners
___2 Large Glue Stick (kept in the classroom)
Ms. Blakley / Mr. Harnew
Items to be kept in the classroom:
___Earbuds for class (inexpensive works perfectly)
Ms. Blakley / Mrs. Murvine / Mrs. Olsen
___3-ring binder with pockets inside the cover (1-inch)
___Tab dividers for binder (set of 5)
___Package of loose leaf paper
___2 red pens
___2 different color highlighters
___Loose leaf paper
___1 package 3x5 index cards (100-200 count)
___2 Dry erase markers (to stay in classroom)
___3 large boxes of tissues for homeroom
___Blue or Black pens (minimum of 6)
___Additional No. 2 pencils or mechanical pencils
6th Grade Supply List
Link to Print
Please review the list carefully and if you have any questions, wait before purchasing, and ask the staff at Parent Open House in August.
(will be used for all classes)
Pencil case with your name on it
Pencils, pencils, pencils (keep restocking them throughout the year, please)
4 different colored highlighters
Small hand held pencil sharpeners
Inexpensive ear buds stored in a labeled zipper pouch
Extra folders for Allied Arts classes
One red 1- inch 3 ring binder with pockets
One package of 5 dividers
One package of loose leaf paper
Required for Honors Math One scientific calculator (suggested Texas Instruments 30Xiis approximately $12.99 @ Target)
**This is recommended for the rest of the math classes as they will be able to use it from 6th – 12th grade and on their ISTEP tests.
One green 2 pocket, pronged folder
One green spiral notebook
One blue 2 pocket pronged folder
One blue spiral notebook
One white 1-inch 3 ring binder with pockets
One package of 5 dividers
Two packages of loose leaf paper
Four ziploc bags - gallon size
2 packages of red pens
(These supplies are to be turned into advisory/homeroom teacher.)
One package of 4 color dry erase markers (wide tip)
Two large sized boxes of tissues
Put your name on your supplies as much as possible. When purchasing backpacks, please be aware that larger backpacks and backpacks with wheels will not fit in the student lockers. Also note that we are not recommending trapper keepers and have gone to individual subject recommendations.
PHYSICAL EDUCATION UNIFORMS
6th grade and new 7th and 8th grade students may purchase physical education uniforms from Blythe's Sport Shop (located at 2810 Calumet Avenue) for a cost of $20.00 ($12.50-shorts, $7.50-shirt). Students are welcome to wear uniforms purchased for older siblings. All students are expected to wear P.E. uniforms