The Tiger Den
Keeping you informed about Joseph Arthur Middle School
Issue #2 - August 27, 2018
As educators, we know that when a child misses a significant number of days of school, his/her education suffers. To help your child do his/her best in school, we urge you to do everything in your power to promote good school attendance.
The following consequences will be enforced regarding absences and tardies.
3rd absence: Certified Letter sent home from school principal
6th absence: Certified Letter sent home from district superintendent
8th absence: Mandatory Parent meeting with the District Truancy Review Team
9th absence: Parents will meet before the ROE #50 Truancy Review Board.
3rd tardy: Certified Letter sent home from school principal
5th tardy: Detention assigned from the office
8th tardy: Parent Meeting with the school principal
10th tardy: In School suspension assigned by the principal
IMPORTANT NOTE TO PARENT: On days that your child will NOT be in attendance, please call the school office at 618.632.6336 x.110 to report the absence. If your child arrives to school after 8:25a they will be marked Tardy (T), unless notified by a parent/guardian why the student is Late. If the student arrives late after 8:46a, the student will be marked with an Unexcused absence for the time missed.
New Social Worker
Her name is Brianna McNamara and she will be at Joseph Arthur Middle School on Tuesdays and Fridays. If you or your student ever needs any assistance, please don't hesitate to contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mark Your Calendar
Friday, August 31 & Monday, September 3
1st Quarter Begins August 15
Progress Reports Available in Skyward September 21
1st Quarter Ends October 12
Parent/Teacher Conferences October 24 & 25
Fall Picture Day
Tuesday, September 11
JAMS Regular Bell Schedule
7:30a Doors Open & Breakfast Served
Advisory - 8:25-8:46a
Period 1 - 8:49-9:31a
Period 2 - 9:34-10:16a
Period 3 - 10:19-11:01a
Period 4 - 11:04-11:38a (5&6 Lunch)
Period 5 - 11:41-12:15p (7&8 Lunch)
Period 6 - 12:18-1:00p
Period 7 - 1:03-1:45p
Period 8 - 1:48-2:30p
Period 9 - 2:33-3:15p
Central School District #104 believes that appearance is a major factor in developing a proper attitude toward learning. We expect parents to assume a major responsibility for seeing the manner in which students dress is in keeping with the dress code; however, the building principal has the final decision. When students violate the dress code, he/she will be asked to change clothes or cover up the inappropriate item. If they are unable or unwilling to do so, his/her parents will be contacted.
The following are unacceptable:
Clothing in poor taste (tobacco or drug logos, alcohol, advertisements, indecent pictures, sexually suggestive slogans, inappropriate sayings, anything promoting gang activity or promotion)
Exposed undergarments or see through items
Display of bare midriff or shoulders
Hats, caps, hoods, bandanas, head coverings or sunglasses worn in school
Pajama pants or slippers without approval from the teacher or administration
Shorts shorter than the mid-thigh
Holes in jeans above the mid thigh
Purses or bags in the classroom
National Bow Tie Day
Tuesday, Aug. 28th, 8am
This is an online event.
RSVPs are enabled for this event.
Student ID Policy
New school ID's may be purchased in the office before school for $5. New ID cases and lanyards may also be purchased for $1.