Dear Parents of 7th & 8th Graders,
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!
Dr. Chad Uphoff
Student schedules will be available in PowerSchool next Monday morning, August 7th (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, Monday, August 7th.
7th Grade Step-up Day
7th Grade Step-up Day will be on Monday, August 7, 2017. We will offer two different presentations followed by a building tour. Students may bring school supplies to place in their locker after the building tour. In addition, we are offering a voluntary learning opportunity for parents in-between sessions to learn more about G-Suite (Google Education Tools) that students will use regularly. The schedule for 7th Grade Step-Up Day on August 7, 2017 is as follows:
7th Grade Step-up Day Presentation Opportunity #1 (CJHS GYM)
3:00 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.
Parent Learning Opportunity: G-Suite (Google Educational Tools)
4:15 p.m. - 5:15 p.m. (CJHS GYM)
7th Grade Step-up Day Presentation Opportunity #2 (CJHS GYM)
5:30 p.m. - 6:15 p.m.
You can pick whichever presentation time best fits your schedule that day, but you do not need to attend more than one session, seeing as it will be the same presentation. The tours will be conducted by some of our 8th grade students. You will be able to see your class schedule, classrooms, locker and other parts of the building. 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 23, 2017 at 5:30 p.m.
8th Grade Locker Day
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 Tuesday, August 8th from 9:00 a.m. until 10:30 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. 7th graders will be able to access their lockers on 7th Grade Step-up Day on the 7th.
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 Monday, August 14th 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.
All 5th-8th grade students will be provided a Chromebook. You may pick these up before school begins at one of the convenient times listed below:
August 7th, 3:00 p.m.-5:30 p.m. (coincides with Step-up Day)
August 8th, 9:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m. (coincides with 8th Grade Locker Day)
August 14th, 10:00 a.m. (make-up option if you cannot attend the 7th or 8th)
Three Rivers School - Thursday, August 10th
Grade K-6 Supply pickup & Grades 5&6 Chromebook Pickup:
Two opportunities to attend (select just 1)
Opportunity 1: Between 9 and 11am
Opportunity 2: Between 5 and 7 pm.
Anybody who cannot attend the CJHS times, can go to TRS on their date and time. If you have children in multiple grade levels, you can pick up all Chromebooks in one visit.
P.E. uniforms can be purchased at Kenwoody’s in Joliet. 8th graders do not need to purchase uniforms if they can still wear one from last year. The P.E. teachers will give the students a few extra days to have their P.E. uniforms ready if needed.
Any new 8th graders to our school who would like a personalized tour with the principal may come to the office on either Tuesday, August 8th 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 Monday, August 14th at 10:00 a.m. Just stop in the office at one of those times and state that you are a new 8th grade student who would like a tour.
First Day of School
The first day of school for students will be Friday, August 18th. 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.
Entering School Each Day
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
“Meet the Teachers Night” for all 7th & 8th grade parents (students are encouraged to attend with their parents) will be Wednesday, August 23rd, starting at 5:30 p.m. You will be able to tour your child’s schedule and meet the teachers. It will be over by 6:40 p.m. We will provide you with a copy of your child’s schedule at the door. We will run a condensed bell schedule for the evening, thus the reason you will want to arrive for the start time (5:30 p.m.).
Sport Schedules & Directions
This information can be found at the following web address or follow the athletics tab on our webpage.
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, 8th Grade 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.