South East Update
Hello Little Hawk Families
Main Office- 319- 688-1070
Michelle Cook- Principal- firstname.lastname@example.org
Emily Dvorak- Assistant Principal- email@example.com
Aryana Ruiz- Office Manager- firstname.lastname@example.org
Pam Quigley- Front Receptionist- email@example.com
Attendance and to report an absence- 319-688-1071
Tonya Burkett- Attendance Secretary- firstname.lastname@example.org
Guidance Office (Schedule questions, student concerns, etc) 319-688-1073
Tara Andresen- Guidance Secretary- email@example.com
Brian Ingram- Guidance Counselor- firstname.lastname@example.org
Jill Coffman- Guidance Counselor- email@example.com
Athletics- (General Questions- sport specific please email your student's coach)
Nikol Carlson- Athletic Secretary- firstname.lastname@example.org
Allison Brewer- Dean of Students- email@example.com
Remind 101 for Chromebook Charging
We have a number of students forgetting to bring their Chromebooks to school charged. This is causing disruptions in their learning as they are not able to immediately access materials. We are seeing this most often on Monday mornings. You, or your student can sign up to get a text message reminder Sunday evening to charge their Chromebooks before Monday morning!
Fall "Non Fund-Raiser"
Dear South East Junior High Parents and Guardians,
As your PTSO President, I want to ask you to consider a year-end donation to SEJH for our non-fundraiser fundraiser! For years, SE raised significant funds through their magazine sales to friends and families. However, as magazines have lost popularity, SE struggled to raise funds this way. The PTSO decided two years ago to simply ask for donations directly WITHOUT asking you or your students to sell anything. This is great for two reasons…you aren’t hitting up friends and family AND SEJH receives 100% of the money!
Unfortunately, many of the things that education budgets covered when we were kids…don’t anymore. That means that if our kids want to experience field trips---the PTSO covers much of the cost. We also pay for sports uniforms, many teacher requests for materials, and much more. Each bus for any activity cost $300! I know---it’s crazy.
So here is the deal…I won’t ask you to chaperone one of these Jr. High field trips if you send in a donation
AND in other great news…SouthEast Jr. High is now its own 501(c)3 organization so your donations are tax deductible!
Please mail your check (preferred method) to SEJH PTSO at 2501 Bradford Dr., Iowa City, IA 52240 or have your student drop it off in the office. Credit cards can be taken at https://iccsdfoundation.org/choose-a-campaign/
Our families always rise to the challenge when we send out request for conference meals or teacher needs, please help us provide every student exciting educational opportunities by making a donation today.
PTSO President, SEJH
No Contribution is Too Large or Too Small!
$10 I am thrilled not to participate in another catalog sales program.
$30 I am relieved not to purchase magazines that I do not have time to read.
$50 I am excited to use the Sunday comics to wrap gifts instead of expensive gift wrap.
$75 I look forward to not spending an evening baking to supply goodies for a bake sale.
$100 I relish the prospect of not asking friends and neighbors to buy trinkets.
$150 I am happy to give 100% of this donation to Southeast and not to a fundraising company.
$200 Thank you for NOT allowing me to chair the fundraising committee!
Inclement Weather Guidelines
The ICCSD inclement weather guideline can be found here: https://www.iowacityschools.org/domain/35
Administrators will use Blackboard Connect to notify parents of inclement weather decisions via telephone. School closings are also broadcast on local TV and radio stations. Information will be posted on the district website too.
What if we have a delay of school due to weather? The radio and TV will announce how long the delay will be. It will be stated in terms of 1 hour or 2 hours. If it is a one hour delay, then school will start at 9:50 AM; if a 2 hour delay, school will start at 10:50 AM. We will then run an adjusted schedule throughout the rest of the school day. School buses will run late by one or two hours.
Your student should arrive at school one to two hours later than when you would normally have your student arrive. Therefore, if you drive your student to school and drop him or her off at 8:30 AM on a regular school day, doing so at 10:30 AM would be appropriate when there is a two hour delay. The school will have minimal staff available for supervision of students during these delays and we would appreciate students arriving as close to the actual delay start time as possible.
What if we get released early?
The school district will make a decision about early outs and communicate that via Blackboard Connect. Buses will pick up at the new dismissal time. All after school activities are cancelled in the event of an early dismissal. There will not be any after school supervision in the event of an early dismissal and students would need to be picked up or have plans in place within 15 minutes of dismissal.
How do I get weather updates?
Go to the ICCSD http://www.iowacityschools.org tune in to KXIC, KCJJ, KRUI, Q103, KRNA, WMT, KFMW, WSUI, WHO, KHAK, KCCK, KUNI, KCRG-TV, KGAN-TV, KWWL-TV. The radio stations have been very helpful in getting out the word if there is a change. Station managers request that the public refrain from calling in for information.
We will also have an update message on our school website at https://www.iowacityschools.org/SouthEastJH.
Minutes from the October PSTO meeting are below!
THANK YOU from your PSTO and SE Teachers!
The SEJH faculty would like to extend a huge thank you to all of the generous parents and guardians that fed us on conference nights.
Shellie Miller Kettelkamp
These heartfelt meals do so much to rejuvenate teachers on long days at work!
1st Trimester Report Cards
Food For Fitness
South East PBIS: Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports
The PBIS team has analyzed our October behavior referral data, and would like to share a few highlights:
- Overall, compared to last year, total behavior referrals are down for the month of October.
- Last year in October, we have 19 major referrals and 17 minors. This year in the month of October, we had 5 majors and 14 minor referrals.
- The classroom is still the most prevalent location for behavior referrals.
Based on this data, the PBIS team is in the process of creating a special acknowledgement system to reinforce classroom behaviors/expectations. This plan will be rolled out the second week of November and run through Winter Break.
Lastly, the PBIS team works really hard to find affordable and desirable items for our SOAR store. At the SOAR store, students can turn in their SOAR tickets or electronic points and "purchase" rewards for their positive behavior. We are always taking donations, if you are interested in donating to the SOAR store, please click here https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0A4CADAB2BA0FD0-pbis1
PBIS Rewards App
We are in the process of switching over to a electronic behavior acknowledgement system called, "PBIS Rewards." This online system will take the place of our paper acknowledgement system known as our SOAR tickets. Your students may have downloaded the free PBIS student reward app on their phone, and they can also access their information from their chromebooks or any desktop computer. If you would like to have access to your students online behavior system, please email Allison Brewer at firstname.lastname@example.org. She can help you get the parent app or desktop version set up. This would allow you to see who, when and for what expectations your student is receiving positive acknowledgements.
South East Homework Club
1st Winter Sports Season Has Begun!
7th Grade Schedule: https://tinyurl.com/y8qv9l2a
8th Grade Schedule: https://tinyurl.com/y8kkkjf5
Volunteer Sign Up:
7th Boys Basketball
8th Boys Basketball
Stadium Clean Up: LAST DATE!
If you have a student that is out for a fall sport or is planning to participate in one of our winter or spring sports we need your help on 11/24, a Friday night game. South East Jr. High is responsible for cleaning the south end zone of Kinnick Stadium . We need all athletes, parents and coaches on hand in order to get this done in a timely manner. Gates open at 7:00 AM. We are usually done by 8:15. If you have a gas leaf blower we encourage you to bring it with you. The more blowers we have the better job we do and the sooner we are done. If you do not have a blower, report to the concourse under the west stands to get brooms and bags. We encourage recycling of all cardboard and plastic items. There are recycling bags available in the west concourse. Please start at the top of the stadium and work down. Move all waste materials to an aisle and then clean the aisles from the top down. All bags of garbage and recyclables should be moved to the concourse area. South East is responsible for the entire south end zone so please stay until we are all done. This a major athletic fundraising activity for South East. The money that we receive helps pay for athletic uniforms and equipment for all sports. Thanks in advance for your help. See you Saturday morning.
South East 2018-19 Calendar Dates to Be Aware Of
South East 2018-19 Bell Schedule
Daily announcements are read each day, and broadcast into classrooms at the beginning of first period.
Announcements can also be found on the South East Jr High website.
It is the policy of the Iowa City Community School District not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, religion, creed, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity and socioeconomic status in its educational programs, activities, or employment practices. There is a grievance procedure for processing complaints of discrimination. If you have questions or a grievance related to this policy, please contact Kingsley Botchway II, Director of Equity, 1725 N. Dodge St., Iowa City, IA 52245, 319-688-1000, Botchway.email@example.com.