Back To School Newsletter 2021

Welcome Back!

School Pictures 

Monday August 23, 2021

Back To School Night 

Monday, August 30, 2021  TBA -5:30 pm

Office Hours & Phone Numbers

MJH School Office   -7:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.   -309-833-2074

Attendance Office    -7:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.   -309-833-2484

Principal E-Mail Address

isacksond@mcusd185.org

JH School Hours

8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Jr. High classes begin at 8:00 a.m.  Outside doors are unlocked at 7:30 a.m. Students arriving before 7:50 a.m. should go to the Commons.  Students are dismissed from the Commons at 7:50 a.m. to go to the restroom, and/or get a drink.  Students need to be in their seats for their first hour class at 8:00 a.m.  Buses arrive between 7:35 and 7:50 a.m.  

Breakfast is served  at 7:30 a.m.  Jr. High students should budget their eating time daily, so they are not late for their first hour class at 8:00 a.m.

Drop Off/Pick Up Locations & Procedures

Safety is our main concern in creating procedures for drop off and pick up.  With safety in mind, please follow procedures noted below:

CAR

Parents who drop off/pick up their child should do so in the circle drive at the Jr/Sr High School.  The circle drive is located by the football field on the northwest side of the building.

Students who ride with high school sibling/students should enter the building closest to where the high school student parked and then go to the Commons.  High school students sometimes forget Jr. High classes begin at 8:00 am, not 8:05 a.m. and do not arrive in time for the Jr. high student to be seated on time for their first hour class.  This will result in a tardy.  Please make a plan that prevents your Jr. High child from being late..  

WALK

Students who walk to/from school should enter/leave from the Commons.  They are advised to walk on the grass, not through the parking lot.  Anxious, hurried drivers are maneuvering cars in the parking lot.  Walking on the grass is the safest location.

RIDE A BIKE

There is a bike rack on the southeast side of the building.  Students should park AND LOCK their bikes at the bike rack.  They should enter/leave the building in the Commons.  Caution....bikers riding through/near the parking lot should be VERY ALERT.  Drivers are often in a hurry and may not see the biker.  Defensive biking is advised.

BUS

Students riding a bus will be dropped off and picked up on the  southwest side of the Commons.  At dismissal, students should go directly to the Commons and wait to be dismissed to board their bus.

Jr. High students riding home with their high school sibling should wait in the Commons for the high schooler.

Students riding the Go West bus will also come to the Commons following dismissal at 3:00 p.m.  They will exit the busses from the Commons, not the south entrance.  Bus schedules will remain the same, sp bus students will not arrive home any earlier.