Maryville Junior High School

Daily Announcements

Friday, October 30th - "B” Day

October


30 Traditional, Digital, and Hybrid Learners

30 PAC Butter Braid Fundraiser Ends


November

2 Traditional, Digital, and Hybrid Learners

3 Maryville City Schools - Closed

4 Traditional, Digital, and Hybrid Learners

5 Traditional, Digital, and Hybrid Learners

6 Traditional, Digital, and Hybrid Learners

Halloween Costumes - MJHS students should not wear Halloween costumes to school. Students should attend school dressed according to dress code. No costumes will be allowed.


PAC Butter Braid Fundraiser - The Butter Braid fundraiser will run through Friday, October 30th. All orders will be delivered to students on Thursday, November 19th. Please visit the following link to self-register your student, https://tinyurl.com/y6mw5q67.

Students with Dell Computers - If you are a student at MJHS and still has a school issued Dell Laptop instead of the newer "Touchscreen" Lenovo Laptops, please respond to the survey in Launchpad / ClassLink. The icon in Launchpad says... "Dell Still?"


If you are a digital student please click on the following link, https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=MZUbU75HG0aS8l-mEweKgmGP9Rp8fEtKmBRHkLanTt9UNllYOFA5SzdaUFZLTzlPVksxRUhSM0xUVy4u


This survey will compile a list of students with a Dell Laptop. We will then begin the process of getting students a Lenovo Laptop. We are still experiencing delays receiving Lenovo's due to Covid related issues, so please be patient as we work on getting students swapped over. Mr. Hall will call students down to the Help Desk one at a time as Lenovo's become available.


Digital Student Studies - The yearbook staff would like photos of Digital students showing things they are doing at home. This can be working on their computer, hands on projects for school, physical exercise for PE, etc. We will also include hybrid students to showcase what they are doing as they attend classes in the building. If you are a digitial student who transferred back to the building, we plan to conduct interviews with you as well.

Please send photos to Mrs. Luttrell @marat alicia.luttrell@maryville-schools.org or upload them to eShare at www.hjeshare.com school code 12906


9th grade Boys' Basketball Tryouts - Tryouts for the 9th grade boys' basketball team will take place October 29 and 30 from 6:45 to 7:30 a.m. in the MJHS gym.


Cornerstone Club - The Cornerstone Club is hosting a food drive through Friday, October 30th. Students can bring in non-perishable food items to their Science teacher. Prizes will be awarded to the winning class in each grade.


Girls Bible Study - Any 8th or 9th grade girl interested in Bible study, can meet before school in Mrs. Clark's classroom (# 314) on Friday mornings from 7:40 - 8:10 a.m.


Returning to MJHS after COVID-19 - All returning students (with a COVID-19 positive diagnosis or close contact isolated) will be re-admitted through the school clinic and asked several health questions to confirm the absence of symptoms. Please see the nurse, in the school health clinic, before proceeding to other areas of the school. As a reminder, the school health clinic is now located on the first floor. From the back entrance to the school, take the first hallway to the left, and the clinic is in the first room on the left. To reach the clinic from inside the school, pass the cafeteria and take the hallway to the right, the clinic is in the first classroom on the left.

MJHS Cafeteria

Free School Meals - Maryville City Schools are currently offering FREE MEALS TO ALL STUDENTS under a new USDA funded program. Please visit the following link for more information, https://www.smore.com/2jvkx. Please follow the link below to view the MJHS Cafeteria menu.


Students receive one free breakfast and one free lunch, per day. MJHS offers four lunch options. The boxed meal, pizza, chicken slider, or PBJ Uncrustable all come with a fruit and veggie. Students choose one for their free meal.


Students must pay for extras. An extra pizza is $3.00, an extra chicken slider $1.50, an extra PBJ is $1.50, and an extra box lunch is $2.25. Chips, ice cream, tea, canned and boxed juices cost extra. Milk comes with meal.


Students must stand in line and let the cashier see what they are getting before they sit down.

Morning Arrival & Temperature Checks

MJHS adjusted temperature check frequency beginning Monday, September 14th. Through the first 6 weeks of school we had no incident where a student was identified with a temperature at drop off. We fully attribute this to the diligence of our families to screen their children and keep them home should they have a fever, or a preponderance of symptoms. Because of this, we will reduce our temperature check frequency to 2 to 3 times per week. Temperature check days will be each Monday and Thursday, with the possibility of a randomly selected day. We will review temperature screening data every two weeks and make further adjustments (more or less) as the data informs.


All returning students (with a COVID-19 positive diagnosis or close contact isolated) will be re-admitted through the school clinic and asked several health questions to confirm absence of symptoms. Likewise, these students may be provided more frequent health and fever checks upon the return to school.

Supervised Study Hall

Morning - Room 220 7:30 - 8:10 a.m.


Afternoon - Library 3:30 - 4:30 p.m.



Family Resource Center Homework Assistance at Parkside - The Family Resource Center offers homework assistance to students living in Parkside, on Tuesday and Thursday from 4:00-5:00 p.m. For additional information, please see the following flyer. For more information, please contact the Family Resource Center at 865-982-6473.

MJHS Yearbook - School is definitely different this year. We hope your family is finding a routine whether you're a traditional, digital, or hybrid student. Our yearbook will be different too. We want to encourage families to share your photos with us. Visit www.HJeShare.com to upload your photos. Be sure to use our school code, 12906. Let's see all those great photos!

Testing Calendar

Please refer to the following testing calendar when making appointments for your student.
Face Coverings- We do expect all faculty, staff, and students to wear face coverings while at school. Also, students need to be dressed in accordance with our dress code, as listed in the student handbook.


We will be requiring students to wear face coverings (masks or shields) on the buses beginning Monday, August 31st. Administrators will work with bus drivers to promote and hold accountable this expectation. Masks will be supplied on the buses for student use. Students with health concerns will work with school administrators for exemption of this expectation.

Traditional Learners

MJHS is currently offering daily, onsite campus instruction. The next opportunity for families to change their instructional delivery option will be Fall Break. We must have your request to switch before noon, September 30th. This will allow your student to switch instruction type on October 14th, upon returning from Fall Break. Families will have additional opportunities to make a change at winter, and spring breaks. We are still requesting families to only make one instructional delivery change per year.

Digital Learners

Digital Attendance:


Students who are learning digitally MUST complete an attendance link for each teacher's class on their Canvas Calendar Event each day. When students are learning from home, they will be expected to click on the link for each teacher, each day. Once they click the link and complete the survey, teachers will cross check the form completion with classroom rosters to determine daily attendance. Completing only one link per day will result in absences in individual classes, so it is important that students complete this process for each class.

Hybrid Learners

Hybrid students planning to walk to/from campus to attend their required classes must have written permission from a parent/guardian. Hybrid students entering the building during 2nd, 3rd, 4th, or 5th period will need to check into school, in the main office, each day. All hybrid students must check out through the main office before leaving campus.

FAQs

Q: Can my student switch to a different learning style?

A: The next opportunity to switch will be Winter Break. We must have your request to switch before noon, December 15th. This will allow your student to switch instruction type on January 5th, upon returning from Winter Break. Families will have an additional opportunity to make a change at spring break. We are still requesting families to only make one instructional delivery change per year. Please call MJHS at (865)983-2070 to request a change.


Q: Can my student switch learning styles more than once?

A: As shared originally, after school starts, we must limit switching to one time only.


Q: What if we have an emergency situation and need an immediate change?

A: As always, if a student or family encounters circumstances that would require an immediate change of instruction, do not hesitate to contact MJHS at (865)983-2070.


Q: We do not have WiFi. Can I apply for a hotspot?

A: Families may apply for a hotspot by using their cell phone to access the application at, https://www.maryville-schools.org/central-office/technology/wi-fi-initiative.


Q: My digital student wants to take the test to earn their Learner's Permit. How do we request a 1010 Form? Please email angie.kizer@maryville-schools.org to request a 1010 Form. Students must be passing their classes and have good attendance. 1010 Forms will be mailed to digital students.


*Traditional students will continue to sign up for a 1010 Form in the Attendance Office. Traditional students will have their 1010 Forms delivered to their classrooms.

Q: How does my Digital, or Hybrid student check out books from the MJHS Library

A: The library is open and ready to check out books. Whether you are a traditional or digital learner, we can connect you with something to read.

  • Traditional learners can come in with a class, or on their own.
  • Digital learners can contact Mrs. Luttrell via email or phone call to let her know what books they want to check out. The library staff will have them ready in the front office.


Students can access the library system three ways:

  • Click on the MJHS Destiny app on your laptop
  • Go to Class Link and locate the Destiny icon
  • Follow this link to Destiny.


Login with your username/password.


We also have Digital books and audio books that can be downloaded to a phone or iPad. Please see the following instructions.


When you check out a digital book through Destiny, they will show up in your Destiny Read app for 2 weeks.


Q: How does my student use Destiny to check out books?

A: Video 1 - Introduction

Video 2 - Collections

Video 3 - Ebooks and audio books

Video 4 - Holding a book and more


Please contact Mrs. Luttrell for more information!

Q: What requirements will be in place for Fall Athletic Events?

A: Fall Athletic Events Spectator Attendance Requirements as per TSSAA, TMSAA, and the Governor's Executive Order:


  • Temperature Checks
  • Masks are Mandatory
  • Social Distancing Between Family Groups


We also suggest spectators bring their own camp chairs or folding chairs to use in case bleachers, or other seating is not available, especially for outdoor athletic events.


Due to our TSSAA driven restrictions, we will not be able to allow 8th grade football players and cheerleaders into the Maryville High School games for free this year. These students have to purchase a ticket and remain with their parents.


TSSAA Restrictions - Due to our TSSAA driven restrictions, we will not be able to allow 8th grade football players and cheerleaders into the Maryville High School games for free this year. These students have to purchase a ticket and remain with their parents.

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