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August 2020

Upcoming Parent & Athlete Meetings

Submitted by neely.mcewan on Tue, 08/25/2020 - 10:31

Boys and Girls Cross Country will have a Parent and Athlete Meeting on Wednesday, August 26  in the Library at 3 pm. Practice will start Monday the 31st.

Girls Tennis will have a Parent and Athlete Meeting Wednesday in Coach Bell's Room, Room 209. It will be at 3. Practice will start Monday the 31st.
Please have filled out, and a physical done as soon as you can. You will not be able to practice until all information is filled out. More information will be at the Parent, Athlete Meeting.
Come one, come All!! We need a lot of athletes!"

Picture Day is Here!

Submitted by neely.mcewan on Wed, 08/19/2020 - 11:32

Get your school picture taken on Thursday, August 20. All students will have their picture taken for the yearbook regardless of whether you purchase a picture packet.

Traffic Map

Submitted by neely.mcewan on Tue, 08/18/2020 - 17:43

It is no small task getting 1000+ students to and from school each day, and we appreciate all of the support and help from our patrons as we seek to make pick up and drop off run as smoothly as possible. We appreciate your support in helping us to make this a safer plan for students and drivers. There are three open doors each morning until the bell rings to start the school day (noted in yellow). After that time, only the front door will remain unlocked for safety purposes and students will need to check in at the front office. As always, the middle lot is designated for faculty parking and bus pick up/drop off only. Please be vigilant in asking your students to use the sidewalks and not run across the road. Additionally, if you have student drivers, please make them aware of the traffic patterns. Thanks again for your help in getting our students get to school and home safely each day!

New Student Back to School Afternoon

Submitted by neely.mcewan on Fri, 08/14/2020 - 08:53

We hope that you are excited and gearing up for another great year of school! We are excited to welcome you to become Spartans. We know this year has had many unique challenges with COVID, going to at-home learning in March, and now moving to a new school. We believe that you are up to these challenges and we are here to help you along the way.

We want to invite you to a special New Student Back-to-School Night next Tuesday the 18th from 2:00-3:00 PM. This is only for students who are new to the school. Please take this opportunity to come, look around, find your classes, and meet your new teachers. See the invitation flyer attached. You are also welcome to come to the regular back to school night from 3:00-5:00 PM if you prefer, or if it fits your schedule better. We hope to see you there.

Please remember to wear a mask . . . they are required.

Chromebook One-to-One and Insurance

Submitted by neely.mcewan on Mon, 08/10/2020 - 15:52

As many of you have heard, we are planning to go one-to-one with Chromebook distribution when we start school on August 19. Students will be issued a Chromebook that they will be allowed to use for educational purposes here at school and at home, and students will have the same Chromebook for the duration of the school year. The cost of the Chromebook is covered under each student's basic registration fees.

In deciding to go one-to-one, however, we have had a number of questions regarding the Chromebook insurance we are offering. The way our SaJHS Chromebook Insurance works is . . . it costs $30, and will cover any damage or technical issues associated with the Chromebook. It does not cover obvious intentional damage to Chromebooks or lost Chromebooks. All other damage or maintenance, however, is covered by the insurance, so we are encouraging our students to purchase the Chromebook insurance.

If you have questions regarding one-to-one Chromebook use or the insurance we're offering with it, feel free to contact the administration at Salem Jr High School.  

Class Changes

Submitted by neely.mcewan on Mon, 08/03/2020 - 09:25

Dear Parents and Students,

Due to COVID-19 and social distancing requirements, Salem Junior High will be using a Google Form to make class changes electronically.   

Please be aware that many of our classes are full and changes may be difficult to complete. We will try our best to accommodate your requests. Changes will be made on a first come, first served basis.  The Google form will also be used as a waiting list if the requested class is full.  Please use the Master Schedule with this form to determine if the change you want is possible.   

If you would like to be a Teacher's Aide (TA)  you will either need to wait until school starts to get permission from the teacher or have the teacher send your counselor an email indicating which period they would like you to TA.  

If a request is able to be made a $5 class change fee will be applied to the student's account.  A response will be sent to the email address used to submit the form.  We want to make sure every student has the opportunity to get the schedule they would like, however this process is new and it may take some time to get through everyone's requests.  The counseling office will also be prioritizing students' schedules that require online registration.

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