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Jefferson Middle School

3001 Allis St.
Springfield, IL 62703

Thursday, October 11, 2007

October 11, 2007

Respect yourself. • Respect others. • Respect property.

Remember: It is not ok to disrupt class. It is not ok to be hurtful to others!

Keep your hands, feet & other objects to yourself!

Do you know what Jefferson's schoolwide instructional focus is? Ask your teachers!

We are having a problem with students misusing rubber bands in the building and outside after lunch. Several students have been left with welts after being inappropriately struck by other students with rubber bands. This behavior is dangerous and disrespectful and, therefore, has no place in our school. While at school, students should not have rubber bands in their possession. Students who are found with rubber bands or caught misusing rubber bands will be disciplined appropriately.

TEACHERS: Please check dress code this morning. Any student who has a dress code violation should be sent to room 110, the Guidance Office. Students will receive detentions for being out of dress code.

Girls may not wear camisoles under their uniform shirts. The only thing that can be worn under a uniform shirt is a plain white t-shirt that is tucked in!

No shorts may be worn at this time of the year. Mr. Zimmers will be on top of the weather report and will announce any exceptions.

Hoodies may not be worn in class!

Students ~ you must wear shoes in the classroom and in the halls!

Main Entree: Chicken Strips, Mashed Potatoes, & Green Beans

Tomorrow's Breakfast: Cinnamon Biscuit

All food and drink must be kept in the cafeteria. It does not go outside! When you leave the cafeteria, you must go directly outside.

6th grade band this week will be a full band practice Friday during 1st hour. All 6th grade band students should plan on bringing their instruments on Friday.

This is a reminder to ALL students that it is NOT okay to hit or kick others outside, in the hallways, or in the classrooms before, during, and after the lunch hours or school hours! Any behavior that threatens the safety and well-being of another student will not be tolerated at Jefferson. Games in which a group of students target individuals, such as "mosh pit," may be considered bullying or group intimidation and disciplined accordingly. We are counting on all students to show respect by keeping their hands and feet to themselves while outside and in the hallways, today and for the remainder of the school year.

• Students — when guests, administrators, or other teachers enter the classroom, please continue with your lesson. Do not speak to or call out to the visitors, just keep working and paying attention to your teacher.

• Students — please be in your seat when the tardy bell rings! A 3rd tardy will result in 2 full administrative lunch detentions. A 4th tardy will result in an after-school detention. Once you are in the classroom, you must stay in the classroom. If you need a drink or need to use the restroom, go before you enter your next class.

Hallway behavior is very important. If you run, hit, curse, etc. in the halls, you will receive an after-school detention for 1 1/2 hours. You will also receive one if you roam the halls during class time.

BIST ~ Teachers are only going to redirect you once! After that, if you do not follow proper classroom procedures, you will be asked to move to the "Safe Seat" in the classroom. Please move to the Safe Seat without arguing. There will be consequences for being sent out of the classroom to a Buddy Room or Recovery.

If you must be removed from a classroom that has a "guest" teacher, you will receive a minimum of 2 after-school detentions!

Today is picture day! All students must have their picture taken for the yearbook and student ID. If you want a packet of pictures, you must bring the form and the money with you. Please listen for further announcements so you know when to report to the gym. Students must wear their uniforms!

Thursday, October 18th, is the deadline to turn in late work for half credit.

Thursday, October 25th, report cards will be distributed. Tell your parents that parent/teacher conferences are Thursday, October 25th, from 5-8PM and Friday, October 26th, from 8-2:30PM in the gym. No appointments are necessary. Students will not have school on October 26th.

The following students have had their PRIDE cards drawn and may pick up their prizes in the main office after school today:
Marcus Mason
Marty Davis
Samantha Schrock
Kaitlin Veal
Imani Akuoko
Alex Cartwright
Dalton Henderson
Antonio Thomas
Michael Pelich

Remember our school expectations:
Respect Yourself • Respect Others • Respect Property