Minidoka Jr. High Parent Newsletter

March 2023

Dates to Remember

March 8: 12:30-1:30 Parent Patron Advisory Meeting (Lunch Provided)

March 9: 3:30-7:30 Parent Teacher Conferences

March 10: 8:00-12:00 Parent Teacher Conferences

March 20-24: Spring Break

March 31: Parent Perceptions Due-Please help us by filling out the links for teacher and administrator evaluations included in this newsletter. Thank you!

Parent Engagement Survey


Trenton has only been at MJH for a few weeks, and he has already passed 13 Power Focus Areas and is caught up and passing all classes! Nice work!

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Jose is on-track in all subjects; he is focused, and working hard to have good grades and attendance! Congratulations!

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Cyberbullying Video for Schools (Lessons / Education) for Middle School and High School Students

Power Focus Areas (PFA) Definition

Individually paced tests where students study and take on their own while being guided by their teachers.

Mr. Bruns

48% of 8th graders are on-track in math, and another 40% are only off track by one assignment!

Mr. Bell-Social Studies

68% of the 8th graders are on track in history, and 31% of the 7th graders are on track, with another 37% of them one assignment away from being on track.

Mr. Jarvis

59% of 8th grade is on track in all of their current assignments. 21% are off by only one assignment.

March Breakfast Menu

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March Lunch Menu

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Lion King Ticket Purchase

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Parent Login to Summit Platform Instructions

How do I log into the Summit Learning Platform?

To log into the Summit Learning Platform as a parent/guardian:

  1. Go to
  2. Click Parents Login in the upper right
  3. Sign in with your username or email address, as well as your password

If you’ve forgotten your password:

  1. Click Forgot Password? on the login screen, under Password
  2. Enter your username or email address, then click Reset Password. You’ll receive an email with further instructions to reset your password

If you don’t receive the email, or if you’ve forgotten your username or email address, your child’s teacher should be able to provide you with that information.

If you don't have a parent account, please reach out to your student's teacher or principal and provide them with your name and email address for them to create an account for you. They will provide you with a username and password, which you can later update.

If you have additional questions or need more help, just contact our help desk.

Instructions to See Your Child's Work on Summit

Where can I see my child’s work?

As a parent/guardian, you may want to see what your child is working on at school. From the menu on the left, you can explore this through 3 different avenues:


In the Week section, your child can plan and set goals for focus areas and checkpoints they are working on. Clicking on a goal will take you to the corresponding focus area or Project it is associated with.


The Year section shows your child’s progress across all subjects. Scroll down to see each of your child’s courses, as well as the Projects and focus areas for each course.

The vertical blue line is the pacing line, and it indicates where your child should be today in order to be on track, or on-pace, to complete a given course by the end of the school year. Projects and focus areas to the left of the line are either completed or behind schedule, while all Projects and focus areas to the right of the line are upcoming in the school year. Students are free to work on focus areas ahead of time or return to previous focus areas for review at any time. You can toggle to past or future school years by clicking on the left or right arrows at the top right of the page.

Note: Projects that have been assigned are sized proportionally, depending on the start and end dates of the Projects. For example, a longer Project will take up more space than a shorter Project. Projects that are unassigned, as well as all focus areas, are spaced equally and are presented at the same width.

How do I see my child's specific assignments?

You can view your child's specific assignments by clicking into a project. Once you are viewing a project, you can click into the individual assignments to see your student's progress as well as the teachers' written feedback.

  1. Go to your child's Year Page
  2. Click into a project
  3. Click into a checkpoint or final product

4. See your child's progress and the teacher's comments


In the Progress section, you can view everything your child recently worked on, a summary of his/her goals for each week, and a space to view notes from teachers and mentors.

You can also view your child’s grades in each of their classes based on their current pace. Keep in mind that these grades are not final until the school year ends and may change whenever students complete Projects or pass Content Assessments. By clicking into each course, you will receive a detailed grade summary.

MJH Family Engagement Plan 2022/23

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Purchasing Uniforms or School Gear: Uniforms can be purchased at the office at MJH or online through the link below.