The Weekly SharkBeat!

SJHS Weekly Parent Newsletter - 10/9/2022

Always Be a Shark!

It's been a great week at SJH! From the Ribbon Cutting Ceremony, to Homecoming 2022, to Fin Fest, our Sharks have been busy. We thank everyone who came out to support our students at the Meet the Sharks Rally. This was the prelude to an exciting Homecoming. Our students and staff dressed up every day, the halls were filled with Shark spirit, classmen worked exceptionally hard to bring their best floats, all before The Battle of 707. The Homecoming Court was 1st class as they represented our school. It was an exciting week!

Our day off could not come at a better time for students to get some rest before our next adventures, and our calendar is full.

Thank you for choosing to be a member of the Shark family, keep swimming forward, and as always, Go Sharks!

Ryan Poston

Principal, SJHS

No School for Students Next Monday and Tuesday

There will be no school on Monday, October 10th in observance of Columbus Day. Tuesday, October 11th is a teacher work day- no school for students.

Please Send a Note for Early Pickup

If you are picking your student up early or they drive, please send a note and have your student bring to the Welcome Desk first thing in the morning. Students will be given a pass to leave class and meet you at the front. This helps with class disruptions and gets your child to the front in a timely manner. We truly appreciate your help.

School Pictures

Makeup Senior Pictures have been rescheduled for October 24 and October 25.

Underclassmen who did not get their picture made will have the opportunity on October 24th. We asked that all students have their picture made for ID purposes and the school yearbook.

Makeup pictures for underclassmen is scheduled for November 30th.

Attendance Makeup

Starting on Tuesday, October 18th we will begin with our after-school tutoring and make-up time. The dates and times are listed below. We will be using room B184 (across from the band room).

There are a few changes this year. First, 1 hour will equal 1 block. Saturdays will be from 8-11. If you attend from 8-11 that will be 3 blocks. For our late arrival students, during the 1st block, you will have the opportunity to work with the Grad Pack. If you are a late arrival student please see the Grad Pack in the Media Center to discuss your schedule with them. If you are an early release student, you will need to see the Grad Pack in the Media Center as well to have them work with your schedule.

Students, will not be able to do tutoring and make up time with individual teachers this year.

When attending tutoring and making up time, students will need to bring work with them. We will have teachers during this time that will be able to assist you with any work that you have.

If you have any questions, please see Mr. Hosfield.

Tutoring/Attendance Dates 2022-2023

1st Semester Make-Up School

One Hour = One Block

Tuesdays: 3:30-4:30pm

October 18, 25

November 1, 15, 29

December 6, 13

January 3, 10

Wednesdays: 3:30-4:30pm

October 19, 26

November 2, 9, 16, 30

December 7, 14

January 4, 11

Thursdays: 3:30-4:30pm

October 20, 27

November 3, 10, 17

December 1, 8, 15

January 5, 12

From our Guidance Department

We are wrapping up meetings with our seniors in the next few weeks. Then we will be getting ready to start underclassmen IGPs. Be on the lookout for sign up information towards the middle of October. We look forward to working with you during these conferences.

We will be meeting with freshmen on October 4 during 1st block.

The PSAT test will be given at school on October 12

Fall Musical

St. James Musical Theatre presents Bright Star. You don't want to miss this wonderful production by our drama students. Showtimes are scheduled for October 14 & 15 at 7:00pm, and Sunday, October 16, at 2:30 pm. Performances will be held in the SJH auditorium. Tickets can be purchased online at

VFW 2022 Scholarship Opportunity

The VFW just announced their 2022 Scholarship program for high school students who could use help paying for college. Established in 1947, the VFW Voice of Democracy audio-essay program provides high school students with the unique opportunity to express themselves in regards to a democratic and patriotic-themed recorded essay. Each year, nearly 64,500 9-12 grade students from across the country enter to win their share of more than $2 million in educational scholarships and incentives awarded through the program.

The Voice of Democracy Program is open to students in grades 9-12 (Oct. 31 deadline), who are enrolled in a public, private or parochial high school or home study program in the United States and its territories.

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Safety First

We continue to ask parents to help us with students crossing Hwy. 707. This is an extremely busy road and dangerous for students to cross. Please ask your child to go to the traffic light to cross.

Outside Food

As a reminder, we do not accept outside food from a restaurant. Food brought into the school must be in a lunch box or bag (other than a restaurant bag). Deliveries of any kind for students are not accepted, this includes Grub Hub, Door Dash or Uber Eats.

Thank you for your help.

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