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Jefferson Middle School

3001 Allis St.
Springfield, IL 62703

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

October 10, 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: Mini Corn Dogs, Tator Tots, & Corn

Tomorrow's Breakfast: Breakfast Bagels

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.

J-Jazz will meet today after school. There will be a discussion of upcoming events.

Bus evacuation drills will begin today at 9:30 AM. Be sure to cooperate and listen! Teachers, please have your classes ready to enter the bus at the assigned times.
9:30 ~ all gender classes, Mr. Murphy's class, & Ms. Johnson's class
10 ~ Team 1 & Team 2
10:30 ~ Team 6 & Team 7, Mr. Blackburn's class, & Mrs. Nevill's class

At 1:15 today, the fire department will be here to conduct a timed fire drill. Remember to follow directions and move quickly to your assigned spot outside. Do not stop at your locker — you won't be outside that long!

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!

Thursday is picture day. All students will have their picture taken even if they will not be purchasing pictures. All students must wear their uniforms for picture day.

The following students have had their PRIDE cards drawn and may pick up their prizes in the main office after school today:
Robbie Cooper
Mike Price
Mary Cartwright
Marquis Pettis
Kaitlin Vehovc
Jonnithin Raymond
Austin Queen
Kyle Shaw
Arnette Martin
James Miller

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