Cougar News

October Edition

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Admin Den

A message from your Principal, Mr. Simmons:


Happy October! This month we will be starting a targeted Cougar Time (CT) schedule. CT is a 30-minute Accelerated Learning/Intervention/Study Hall time that is provided during the school day. Three days a week students will be participating in study hall, accelerated learning and/or intervention. Additionally, every Wednesday students will be provided a social emotional and/or character-building lesson. Friday's will be fun days; Connections Friday. During this time students can play games or occasionally attend campus club meetings. Please encourage your child to use this time wisely and actively participate.


We truly believe that building relationships and communication is the key to a successful educational experience. Education is a 3-way partnership between the school, parents/guardians, and students. All children are more successful when we work as a team to achieve educational goals. We appreciate your partnership and together, we will continue to improve the quality of our school and provide the best for the children at Dobie JH.

Cougars "CARE" Recognitions

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PARENT ACTION ITEM: COMPLETE FIRST DAY FORMS IN ASCENDER

If you haven't done so already, please complete your first day forms in the Ascender Parent Portal. Once you log in, select your student and then click on the green "registration" button under their name. In the left hand navigation, you will see "Beginning of Year Forms". Please click through the documents until they all say Complete.

Absences/Tardies

Doctor's Notes: When your student has a medical appointment/illness, please submit it either online or have your student bring the note to the front office when they return.

Parent Notes: A parent note can only be accepted for the first 5 consecutive days that a student is absent, any remaining absences require a doctor's note to be considered as excused. (per the Student/Parent handbook page 47).

Tardies: Please encourage your student to be on time to class. Excessive tardies may result in Lunch D-Hall or ISS (In campus suspension).

October Character Trait: Citizenship

Counselors Corner

October is National Bullying Prevention Month

What is Bullying?

Bullying is unwanted, aggressive behavior among school-aged children that involves a real or perceived power imbalance. The behavior is repeated, or has the potential to be repeated, over time. Bullying includes actions such as making threats, spreading rumors, attacking someone physically or verbally, and excluding someone from a group on purpose. Bullying can also take place through technology, known as cyberbullying. Examples of cyberbullying include mean text messages or emails, rumors sent by email or posted on social networking sites, and embarrassing pictures, videos, websites, or fake profiles.

There are many other types of aggressive behavior that don’t fit the definition of bullying. This does not mean that they are any less serious or require less attention than bullying. Rather, these behaviors require different prevention and response strategies.

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Red Ribbon Week - October 25-29

We’re excited to announce the 2021 National Red Ribbon Week Theme, Drug Free Looks Like Me™. Created by Marin Wurst, a 7th grader at Solon Middle School in Solon, Ohio, the Theme is a reminder that everyday Americans across the country make significant daily contributions to their communities by being the best they can be because they live Drug-Free!


Dobie Jr High students are encouraged to participate in our theme days:


Monday, Oct 25- Rally for Red Ribbon Week -Wear as much RED as possible

Tuesday, Oct. 26-We are too Bright for Drugs -Wear Neon

Wednesday, Oct. 27-Doing Drugs is Crazy -Crazy Sock Day

Thursday, Oct 28- Dobie Teams Up Against Drugs -wear your favorite team jersey/shirt

Friday, Oct. 29 -Dobie isn't "Scared" of Saying No to Drugs -wear a Halloween Shirt-NO COSTUMES

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September Suicide Prevention and Awareness Door Decoration Contest Winners

HEALTH AND SAFETY

Food Deliveries

Dobie JH cannot accept food deliveries for students from anyone other than a parent (i.e. Doordash, GrubHub, Favor, Individual Restaurants) This includes students who stay after school for clubs, sports and/or other extra-curricular activities.

(see FAQ pg 8 of the SCUC Health and Safety Protocols 21-22)

FLU VACCINATION CLINIC- OCTOBER 7, 2021


The nurse(s) at each campus will be the collection point for checking and gathering the completed forms. All consent forms will be due on Friday October 1, 2021 to ensure enough vaccine is on hand at each clinic.


The flu shot clinics will be open to all SCUCISD students.



"To register for the flu shot clinic, please download and complete the flu shot consent form. (See below). Please ensure ALL sections of the consent form are completed including parent signature. Students with incomplete forms will not be able to receive the flu shot. Please return completed forms to your campus nurse by October 1, 2021."

Fine Arts

Art Club

If your student is interested in joining art club please review the constitution and return the permission slip to Mrs. Harper gharper@scuc.txed.net

Journalism and Student Publications

YEARBOOKS 21-22

YEARBOOKS: Reserve your copy of the Dobie Jr. High yearbook today for only $50.00! Yearbook prices will rise to $55 starting November 6. Only 240 copies are remaining for pre-order! Purchase your yearbook here.

PURCHASE A STUDENT AD

Student recognition ads are a great way to highlight your 8th-grade student and their junior high accomplishments! Ad spaces are available in a variety of sizes and prices for 8th-grade students and parents to purchase. Purchase your ad here

DOBIE NEWS

Dobie News is hot off the presses! Our News team is working hard to update our web page with new coverage of the 2021-2022 school year. Check out our website and leave us feedback on our stories!

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Dance Information and Expectations

Information/Expectations:

~Friday, October 30 from 5:30-7:30 All students must be picked up at 7:30

~Tickets must be purchased by Wednesday, October 28 at 2:00 pm - If a student has been in ISS or Suspended they are not able to attend this dance.

~Costumes permitted but must not cover your face and it must still meet school dress code (if your unsure ask an administrator)

~Face paint is permitted

~Concession stand will be open- CASH ONLY

~No bags/backpacks - small clutch size purses are permitted.

~If a student violated the code of conduct during the dance they must be picked up immediately and will not be allowed to attend the Spring Dance.

~DOBIE STUDENTS ONLY

~Purchase tickets through My School Bucks- $7.00 (QR CODE BELOW)

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Grade Level Pep-Rally - Dobie Football Field

7th Grade - October 13 @ 2:45 pm - Parents may attend if they check-in through the front office


8th Grade- October 20 @ 2:45 pm - Parents may attend if they check-in through the front office

Oct. 2- Custodial Appreciation Day!

The week of October 4-8, the front office will be accepting notes or treats if you would like to drop off a token of appreciation!


DJH CUSTODIAN STAFF HEROES!!

Aranda, Robert (Head Custodian)

Godinez, Maria

Padron, Maria

Kannenberg, Cynthia

Carriere, Michael

Regalado, Teresa

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BUS SAFETY MONTH

POSTER CONTEST INFORMATION

2021-22:

Please Note: The Poster Contest and National School Bus Safety Week are two different events. The poster theme becomes the theme for the following year's National School Bus Safety Week, which is an active and evolving public education program designed to promote school bus safety. This annual event is held during the third full week in October each year.

2020 Poster Contest Winner

Transportation Expectations

Sit in your assigned seat.

Remain seated while the bus is in motion.

Load and unload- walk in front of the bus.

Keep hands, feet and other objects inside the bus.

Be kind a respectful to your driver and peers on the bus.

Use an appropriate voice level: no shouting.

Thank you Bus Drivers, Dobie Cares about YOU!

Military Student Transition Consultant

A message from Mr. Williamson- MSTC

Hello Cougar Parents,


I wanted to reach out and share some information and let you know that as your Military Student Transition Consultant, I am here to research any questions/issues you may be experiencing throughout your transition into SCUC and this community.


Below is a link to Dobie JH clubs/organizations:


https://www.scuc.txed.net/domain/1483


Additionally, here is valuable resource called "tutor.com" (see link below). Tutor.com is an online tutorial program where once the account is set up, students have access to a tutor 24/7, 365 days who cover over 80 subjects. It is a free resource for dependents of AD parents, Retirees or Veterans that are drawing disability, DoD Civilians working on an installation or for Reservists on AD status. Tutor.com assists with writing labs as well and provides test prep tools for students.


https://military.tutor.com/home

FFA MEETING

Monday, Oct. 18th, 6pm

200 Schlather Street

Cibolo, TX

FOR EXISTING MEMBERS ONLY

Mark Your Calendar

October 4- Picture Retakes

October 7 - Flu Vaccination Clinic (must have parent consent)

October 8 - Early Release / End of the 1st Nine Weeks

October 8- 8th Grade PSAT

October 11- Student Holiday

October 25-29- Red Ribbon Week

October 29 - School Dance