South Junior High's Contact Information
Principal: Melanie Koch
Vice Principal: Kelly Anne Kuntz
Registrar: Brenda Morse
Attendance: Kathy Noble
Counselor Sec: Terrie Sturges
7th Counselor: Molly McMillian
8th Counselor: Leah Sose
9th Counselor: Ben O'Brien
Message from the Principal
Welcome back, Bobcat family! We are off to a great start to the 2019-20 school year here at South Junior High. In the classrooms students are learning the Bobcat Belief expectations and doing an excellent job of showing those traits in the building. It has been fun to hand out the Bobcat Belief cards and reward students and staff for their awesome choices.
We will be heavily focusing on literacy at South this year. We will be using content area reading strategies, focused notes and daily reading periods to work on reading, writing and general literacy. Please ask your child what they are reading today and encourage them to read at home!
Our clubs and sports are getting going. We encourage every student to become involved and engaged in SJH by joining an interest based club and attending schoolwide events. Thank you for encouraging them to get started.
I have enjoyed being at South Junior High and I am looking forward to meeting you. Please never hesitate to reach out if you have a need. We are here to help you!
IMPORTANT UPCOMING DATES
9/6- Back to School Dance
9/13- Character Trait Day
10/15- Picture Retakes
10/18- Halloween Dance
10/23-24- Parent- Teacher Conferences
10/25- No School
South Junior High's Attendance Policy
to excuse the absence. 208-854-6114 - (24 hour attendance line)
If a student is more than 20 minutes late, they will be
marked absent in that class.
Students must meet 90% attendance to be eligible to receive
credit for a class.
School Attendance = Student Success
Changes in our Free and Reduced Lunch Price Meals
For the past number of years, our school has been eligible for a federal program that allows us to provide meals free-of-charge to all students. Due to overall improving economic conditions among many of our families, in the 2019-20 school year our school will no longer qualify for this free school-wide meal program.
Of course, free or reduced meals will still be available on a student-by-student basis. However, families must apply individually to determine if your student(s) will qualify under Federal guidelines.
Online applications for the individual student free or reduced meals for the 2019 - 2020 school year are available now.
Reduced: $.40/day ($8.00/month)
Operation School Supply
A HUGE THANK YOU goes out the Assistance League of Boise. This organization provided School supplies to South Jr High so students can start the school year with the same supplies as their classmates. THANK YOU! THANK YOU!
Have you been receiving emails from Infinite Campus? It is one the best ways to receive important information, newsletters, games or practice changes, etc. Some teachers even use it to send missing grade reports or class announcements. If you have not been receiving these emails, please contact the main office to update your email address in the system Thank you
Please visit our website for information, calendars, announcements, the Infinite Campus portal link, our monthly newsletter and much more.
Go to: south.boiseschools.org
Operation School Supply
Go to: south.boiseschools.org
South Junior High's Dress Policy
Statement of Attire Standards 2019-2020
The School Board is permitted to adopt dress codes mandating the use of school uniforms. The purpose of the School Uniform Dress Code shall be to provide additional opportunities for increased school safety; to encourage students to experience a greater sense of school identity and belonging; to encourage an improvement in student behavior; and to encourage a high level of program participation.
For more information, please consult our dress code page frond at the following hyperlink.
Annual Notification (Public Release of Student Information)
The Boise School District complies with federal law (Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act) as it relates to the release of student directory information to the public. To learn more, log on to www.boiseschools.org and navigate to Parents & Patrons > Parent Information > FERPA Form. Or, you may pick up a FERPA form at your school, or call the Clerk of the Board at 208-854-4123 to obtain a copy of the FERPA form.
Boise Schools Foundation Donation Form
Thanks for all your support.
Teen Center at South Junior High
Teen City is open at South Junior High!
This after school program is operated by Boise City Parks & Recreation (BPR) to provide teens a safe place to “Relax, Connect & Learn”.
Supper served from 2:30 -3:15 pm, homework supplies are on hand, and a variety of games and activities are offered daily.
- Mon – Thurs, 2:30 -6:00 pm
- Fri, 2:30 – 3:30 pm*
- * Teen Night is also available for teens 7 – 10 pm every 1st and 3rd Friday of every month at Fort Boise Community Center (FBCC). Free shuttle service is provided from South to FBCC, pick-up/drop-off @ approximately 6:30 pm/10:00 pm.
Teen City and Teen Night Shuttle are free, but registration forms are mandatory to participate.
- To download either form, visit: http://bit.ly/SJHTeenCity19-20
- Forms may be turned in BPR Staff during Teen City hours.
Have questions or need more information? Contact Marie Hattaway at email@example.com , (208) 608-7688.
WASHINGTON D.C. Trip information meeting.
Your child is invited to join South for our 3rd summer trip to Washington DC. Please attend our informational meeting on September 17 at 6 pm in the South library if you’re interested in learning more. We will answer all of your questions and address all of your concerns, as well as cover the itinerary, travel dates, costs, and more. Please email Mr. Fahlen, the trip coordinator, with any questions you have at firstname.lastname@example.org. The trip is open to current 7th and 8th graders only; current 9th graders may have an opportunity to travel to DC when they attend high school.