August 1, 2018
I hope the students are as excited as I am about school starting. It is going to be a great school year! I have attached some back-to-school information you might find helpful.I look forward to seeing everyone soon!
Student schedules will be available in PowerSchool Tuesday, August 14th (approximately 9:00 a.m.). Paper copies of these individual student schedules will also be provided to 7th grade students at 7th Grade Step-up Day, Tuesday, August 14th and to 8th graders at 8th Grade Locker Day, Wednesday, August 15th.
7th Grade Step-up Day will be on Tuesday, August 14, 2018. We will offer two different presentations followed by a building tour. You may bring school supplies to place in your locker after your building tour. The schedule for 7th Grade Step-Up Day will be as follows:
7th Grade Step-up Day Presentation #1 (CJHS GYM) 2:00 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.
7th Grade Step-up Day Presentation Opportunity #2 (CJHS GYM) 5:00 p.m. - 5:45 p.m.
You and your family can pick whichever presentation time best fits your schedule that day. After the presentation, you will be able to walk your class schedule, see inside your classrooms, and open your locker. Teachers will not be present at Step-up Day, but they will be available to meet parents at the more formal “Meet the Teachers Night” on August 29, 2018, which starts at 5:00 p.m.
8th graders will be given plenty of time to put their supplies in their locker on the first day of school. However, if they wish to do this early, we are providing a time for this. 8th graders may come into the school on Wednesday, August 15th from 9:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. to access their locker. They will need to stop into the office first to pick up a school-printed copy of their schedule which will have their locker number and combination on it.
Make-up Opportunity for 7th Grade Step-Up Day & 8th Grade Locker Day If you are unable to attend one of these days, the make-up opportunity will be Friday, August 17th at 10:00 a.m. (until 11:00 a.m.). There will not be a presentation on this day, but I will be available if there are any questions.
Students can pick up a paper copy of their schedule and put school supplies in their locker.
P.E. uniforms can be purchased at Kenwoody’s in Joliet. 8th graders do not need to purchase uniforms, as they can still wear the same one from last year.
Any new 8th graders to our school who would like a personalized tour with the principal may come to the office on either Wednesday, August 15th at 9:00 a.m. (new 7th graders can just attend Step-up Day, seeing as all 7th graders are new to the building) or Friday, August 17th at 10:00 a.m. Just stop in the office at one of those times and state that you are a new 8thgrade student who would like a tour.
The first day of school for students will be Wednesday, August 22nd. The doors open at 7:35 a.m. The school day will begin at 7:53 a.m. and dismissal is early on that first day, at 12:50 p.m.
Doors open at 7:35 a.m. each day of school, and class begins at 7:53 a.m. Car riders are to be dropped off at the southeast door (pull up all the way to the very back of the lot, closest to the southeast door), which is available from 7:35-7:50 a.m. each morning. Car riders who arrive after 7:50 a.m., should be dropped off at the main entrance. Bike riders and bus riders will enter the main door each morning.Students who walk to school each day may enter whichever door is most convenient (southeast or main entrance).
“Meet the Teachers Night” for all 7th & 8th grade parents (students are encouraged to attend with their parents) will be Wednesday, August 29th, starting at 5:00 p.m. You will be able to tour your child’s schedule and meet the teachers.It will be over by 6:00 p.m. We will provide you with a copy of your child’s schedule at the door and you will then head to your child’s first-hour classroom. We will run a condensed bell schedule for the evening, thus the reason you will want to arrive for the start time (5:00 p.m.) if you want to meet your child’s first-hour teacher.
This information can be found at the following web address or follow the athletics tab on our web page.
The supply list link can be found below this message. The lists can also be found under the parent link of the JH school website or on the CSD17 app. For those that ordered school supplies from the Channahon PTO, those supply kits will be available for pick up in the JH office on Step-up Day, 8thGrade Locker Day and
the make-up date for each event referenced earlier. We keep our school supply list streamlined, updated and to only ask for needed materials.
There are many extra-curricular activities for students to be involved in during Junior High School.Those activities are listed below: