January/February News

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.

MJH DAILY SCHEDULE 2021-2022

1st Hour 8:00- 8:43

2nd Hour 8:46-9:29

3rd Hour 9:32- 10:15

4th Hour Class 10:18-11:01

(4A Lunch 10:18-10:53)

5th Hour Class 10:56-11:39

(5B Lunch 11:04- 11:39)

6th Advisory 11:42-11:57

7th Hour 12:00-12:42

8th Hour 12:45-1:27

9th Hour 1:30-2:12

10th Hour 2:15- 3:00

Attendance/Passes/Bus Pass

If your child is absent from school any portion of the day, the parent/guardian must notify the school by 9:00 am.  A parent may call the office anytime before 7:30 a.m. and leave a message on the voice mail.  After 7:30 a.m., please call and speak with office personnel.

If a child is absent and no notification from the parent has been made, a reasonable effort by the school to notify the parent will be made.  A parental note is required on the next date of attendance.  This is in addition to the contact made between the parent and school on the day of the absence.   The note should be submitted to the Attendance Office or Jr. High Office before the student begins classes.  The Attendance Office or Jr. High Office will issue a pass to re-enter class.

If your child has an appointment during the school day, please send a note to school with the student.  The student should bring the note to the Jr. High office and a pass to leave class will be written.  It is very difficult to ensure a timely response if you show up unannounced requesting a student.  For example: PE classes may be hard to find so you may be late for an appointment if we are not notified in advance.  

Bus drivers try to ensure safety for all students on the bus.  Limiting numbers of riders is necessary to ensure safety.  Therefore, if a student needs a bus pass, the student must have a signed note from the parent.  We cannot accept phone calls.  A written request with the parent/guardian signature is required for a bus pass.

Detentions

Detentions are issued to students when other strategies have failed to redirect inappropriate behavior.

After school detentions are served 3:10 - 4:00 pm, Monday through Thursday. Parents are notified.  Students are required to be in the detention room, in their seat, and quiet by 3:10 pm.  The detention will not count as being served if they fail to follow these procedures. Students must bring school work and/or a book to read.  They may NOT go back to their lockers or the restroom after 3:10 pm.  

It is our mission to communicate desired behaviors, not emphasize what NOT to do. Detentions are a tool to redirect behaviors when all other efforts fail.

Reminder

It is the student's responsibility to pick up items brought to school and dropped off at the office by parents/guardians.

Thank you for helping your student remember to bring all items to school.  For example:  homework, musical instruments, lunch money, etc. 

MLK King Birthday

January 17, 2022--NO SCHOOL

President's Day

February 21, 2022--NO SCHOOL

MAP Testing

January 18th and 19th, 2022

January 19th SIP Day

SIP Student Attendance in person 8:00 am -  12:00 pm.

February 16th SIP Day

SIP Student Attendance in person 8:00 am -  12:00 pm.

7th & 8th GRADE AWARDS CEREMONY

There will be an awards ceremony for students who earned honor roll and special character awards. This will be held during Advisory on January 27th for 7th Grade and January 28th for 8th Grade.

E-Learning Days

Here is the District link for E-Learning Days.  Our chart with shortened schedule is posted.

When there is no school due to inclement weather or other emergencies, the day will be an E-Learning Day. Students will meet via Microsoft Teams and complete Daily Tasks. The day will count as an instructional day and attendance will be taken for state reporting purposes.
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Telephone Calls

We encourage parents and children to communicate before he/she arrives at school. This provides a sense of security for students throughout the day.  They know what's going on with family.  Please limit phone messages to emergencies, if possible.  If a student needs to make a call during the school day, they should report to the Jr. High Office.  A phone log is maintained.  The office phone is not for making plans with friends.  The main office closes at 4:00 pm. 

Change of Address

Please notify the office of any changes regarding: home address, employer information, home/work/cell phone numbers, emergency contacts.  Family access is available for you to view various students data such as attendance, grades, emergency contacts, food service summaries and other similar types of information. Please keep your account updated.  

Winter Weather Information

If the weather becomes questionable, a parent/guardian will receive a phone call and an email from Skylert, the District’s notification system, will announce delays, dismissals or school closings. More information can be found on the School Closings page on the school website.

Payment of Registration Fees

If you have not paid your registration fee of $120.00 or your $10.00 lock fee, you may send a check to Macomb Junior High School Office, pay on E-pay, or complete a Payment Schedule.  Forms are available in the school office and need to be completed as soon as possible. 

Attention 8th Grade Parents--2022 High School Freshmen

Pompeii, Venice, or the Colosseum anyone? Plans are underway for a trip to Italy in the summer of 2023 (Summer after your Freshman year).

There will be a virtual Zoom meeting on December 15th at 7:00PM. RSVP to the meeting via this link: https://bit.ly/30K7a4yWatch your email for details or contact Mr. Jordan at jordanm@mcusd185.org if you're interested in more information about the trip.   


Choir News

♫ Macomb Junior High School Choral Department ♫

♫♪♫ FEBRUARY NEWSLETTER ♫♪♫

♫ Dessert Auction/Pops Concert Information- Monday, February 14, 2022

The Dessert Auction/Pops concert is Monday, February 14th in the Fellheimer Auditorium from 5:30 – 8:00 p.m. This is the required concert grade for the third quarter for the 6-12th grade choral students. This is the only concert where students are dismissed after they perform, though they are welcome to sit with an adult and enjoy the rest of the evening when they are done singing. Admission for the event is free; however, we hope that you are generous in your bidding for these prized pies and desserts.

Dessert Auction Performing Order and Call Times

Choir Call time Performance Time

7th grade Choir 5:50pm (Sit with your parents) 6:00-6:30pm

8th grade Choir 6:20pm (Sit with your parents) 6:30-7:00pm

Uniform for the Auction

Dress for the concert performers is as follows:

Junior High School Students – Macomb Music Shirts and jeans.

See you on Monday, February 14th for the Pops Concert/Dessert Auction!

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♫ Upcoming Events: ♫

DATE EVENT

Monday, Feb. 14, 2022 6-12 grade Pops Concert/Dessert Auction *REQUIRED 5:30-8:00 pm MJSHS Fellheimer Auditorium

Saturday, Feb. 26, 2022 IGSMA Solo/Ensemble Contest Optional for 7th and 8th grade choir & band students Place: Warsaw Time: morning/early afternoon

Tuesday, May 10, 2022 Seventh and Eighth Grade Spring Choral Concert 7:00 pm Fellheimer Auditorium *Required of 7th and 8th grade students


For event information and a calendar of events, please visit: www.macombchoirs.org

MJH PTO CANCELLED

MJH PTO Meeting Wednesday, February 16,2022 has been cancelled.