Thursday, July 23, 2015

TJHS Summer 2015 Update

As we close in on the end of July it appears that summer sunshine has finally arrived.  Cool and soggy days have plagued early summer this year, but 80s and sunshine blanket the forecast!  This summer we have been busy preparing for the upcoming school year.  If you have ever been in a school building during the summer, the "Caution, Keep Off, Wet Wax on Floor" sign is an indicator that the custodial crew is hard at work ensuring the building is clean and the floors are shining when the students return in August.  The custodians at TJHS are in full swing to ensure this is true for August 19.  

This year at TJHS we are excited to be able to offer a Pre-Engineering course as a part of our related arts offerings for 7th grade students.  This is possible through a partnership that we have formed with the Upper Valley Career Center. 

Schedule pick-up for 7th and 8th grade students will continue on separate days.  Orientation for 7th grade students will be incorporated into the first day of school.  

Below you will find some important information and dates as we head into August.  

Parent Delivery/Pick-Up - When dropping a student off, use the one-way entrance off of Adams Street, proceed to TJHS, and drop off students at any point along the sidewalk in front; promptly continue to the one-way exit onto Adams Street. 

Students may be picked up from the front of the building, though parking on Ferguson Drive (in front of the building) is not permitted as it is a fire lane.  Parking is available around the island in front of TJHS or in the lot to the north of the building.  

If it becomes necessary for you to pick up your child/children at school, we ask that you:
  • Report to the office
  • Identify yourself
  • Sign your child/children out on our release chart
We do not release any student from school without parental permission, which can be granted by adding the name of the friend or relative to the emergency medical form on file in the office. 

Bell Schedules - TJHS bell schedules

Parent Orientation - We held a parent orientation in May for the parents of incoming 7th grade students.  The powerpoint can be found on the TJHS website under Forms and Resources on the right hand side.  You can click here to view the parent orientation powerpoint.

Athletics - Fall sports schedules are posted on the TJHS website under Forms and Resources on the right hand side.  You can click here to view the Athletic Schedules.  Volleyball will hold try-outs Aug. 3-6 from 5-7pm each day.  CC practice starts Aug. 3 from 8-9:15am each day.  Football practice starts Aug. 3 from 9-11:30am.  

First Week of August - Team letters, Emergency Med. Forms, Fee Envelopes all mailed home.

8th Grade Schedule Pick-Up - Aug. 12 from 10am-2pm

7th Grade Schedule Pick-Up - Aug. 13 from 10am-2pm and 3-5pm

Open House - Aug. 17.  
8th Grade - 5:30-6:30pm, 8th Grade Team meetings begin at 5:30pm (Location in Team letter)
7th Grade - 6:30-7:30pm, 7th Grade Team meetings begin at 6:30pm (Location in Team letter)

First Day of School - Aug. 19

Labor Day (No School) - Sept. 7

Quarterly Academic Awards Assembly - 
Perfect Attendance, Honor Roll (3.5-3.74), Principal's List (3.75-4.0)  
Nov. 10, Feb. 2, Apr. 19
7th Grade - 7:45-8:30am
8th Grade - 8:30-9:15am

Conferences - 
Oct. 1 from 3-7pm
Nov. 5 from 3-7pm
Jan. 21 from 3-6:30pm
Feb. 18 from 3-6pm

Enjoy the remaining days of summer.  I look forward to seeing everyone in August.

Go Trojans!

Dave Dilbone