BOBCAT TRACKS

September 2019

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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

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South Junior High's Attendance Policy

If your child is going to be absent, please call the office
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

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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.


Junior High

Breakfast

$1.65/day ($33.00/month)

$.30/day ($6.00/month)

Lunch

$3.00/day ($60.00/month)

Reduced: $.40/day ($8.00/month)

South Junior High's School Calendar and Announcements

Here is a link for South's Calendar and our Daily Announcements


Calendar


Announcements

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.


Dress Code:

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

If you want to donate to South for classroom supplies, projects, or team donations. Please use the form below. All Donations are truly appreciated and are used to make the learning process more accessible for students.

Thanks for all your support.


https://boiseschoolsfoundation49704.thankyou4caring.org/

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.

Hours:

  • 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.

Have questions or need more information? Contact Marie Hattaway at mhattaway@cityofboise.org , (208) 608-7688.

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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 timothy.fahlen@boiseschools.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.