LETTER FROM THE SUPERINTENDENT — Monday, May 25, 2020
As this challenging school year comes to an end, I would like to thank all of our students and families for their self-motivation and commitment to continuing with their school studies in the face of the COVID 19 pandemic. The resolve of this community is real, and we will surely be stronger for the effort when looking back at these times. As we approach the closing of the school year, I would like to share some dates and information. First, I would like our seniors and their families to know we are planning graduation activities. We were hopeful the pandemic would come to an end or at least allow for traditional type graduation ceremonies. As we move forward, we are ever hopeful but are planning some other options as well. The details and dates are not yet available. We will be releasing this information in a future correspondence. We also understand the COVID 19 restrictions came on quickly and students left school with the intentions of returning this year. Since this was not the case, many left personal items at school. We will be opening the school buildings on May 27th from 8:00am to 3:00pm and again on May 28th from 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm. Students will be allowed to enter the schools during the above listed times to recover personal items. We are also asking they return any school items they may have in their possession including books, iPad with charger, and any other items students may have taken home to complete school work. There will be specific instructions at each building covering how to pick up and drop off materials. We are asking families to limit the number of people entering the school building to the student and one guardian. In addition, we ask all to practice social distancing and wear masks while on school property. Final grades/report cards will be available for viewing on Sapphire June 2nd. Again, I would like to thank our students and families for their patience and hard work over these difficult weeks and wish each of you a safe and healthy summer.
Dr. Gary Dawson
JUNIATA COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT
FINAL BUDGET NOTICE AND PER CAPITA TAX NOTICE
Notice is given that the Proposed Final Budget for the General Fund of the Juniata County School District for the 2020-2021 fiscal year in its most recent form is available for public inspection at the school district offices, 146 Weatherby Way, Mifflintown, PA, and will be presented for adoption as a Final Budget at a meeting to be held at the district offices at 8:00 p.m. on Thursday, June 18, 2020. The budget may be amended before final adoption.
Notice is also hereby given that persons eighteen (18) years of age or over who become residents or inhabitants of this school district and persons attaining the age of eighteen (18) years while a resident or inhabitant of this school district are required by law within twelve (12) months thereafter to notify the Juniata County School District Business Manager, 146 Weatherby Way, Mifflintown, PA (telephone 717-436-2111), of their having become residents or inhabitants or their attainment of age. This notice is given in connection with the per capita tax levied by Juniata County School District, and any person failing to comply with the requirements of this notice will be liable, in addition to the tax, for a penalty equal to the tax.
Polly S. Digon, Secretary
TRANSLATED (Spanish) COVID-19 RESOURCES
CDC Spanish What to do if you have COVID19
CDC Spanish Coronavirus Factsheet
DOH Spanish Coronavirus Factsheet-2
DOH Spanish Coronavirus Factsheet-3
DOH Spanish Coronavirus Factsheet-4
DOH Spanish Coronavirus Factsheet
DOH Spanish How to Get Tested
Juniata County School District elementary school principals are requesting parents of children who will be enrolled in school for the first time this fall to register their children for school by contacting Polly Digon at the district’s administrative office via email at email@example.com; or by calling 717-436-2111, ext. 5002.
Kindergarten registration is open to any child who will be five years of age on or before September 1, 2020. To be eligible for first grade, a child must be six years of age on or before September 1, 2020. If parents do not feel their child is ready for kindergarten, they may elect to wait until the following year to register.
It is important that parents review the immunization status of their child, since children entering school for the first time are required to be immunized as follows: four doses of diphtheria and tetanus vaccine, with one dose administered on or after the child’s fourth birthday; four doses of polio vaccine, with one dose administered on or after the child’s fourth birthday; three doses of hepatitis B; two doses each of measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) vaccine; and two doses of varicella (chickenpox) vaccine or history of disease.
If all immunizations have not been completed, parents should contact their family doctor or clinic to have them completed. Children may be exempt from immunization requirements for medical, religious or strong philosophical objections.
STUDENT ATTENDANCE NOTES
ATTENTION PARENTS: If your child needs a note sent to school, you now have the opportunity to send them electronically. Simply send all notes to firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you!
“Do your personal best today and all life long.”
We, the students and staff, take pride in our school and community. TJHS is located in Mifflintown, PA, along the banks of the Juniata River. Our school provides instruction to sixth, seventh, and eighth grade students.
PENNSYLVANIA BULLYING PREVENTION TOOLKIT
CLASS DOJO FOR PARENTS
TJHS is utilizing a great app to reward students for Positive Behavior this year. It is called Class Dojo, and your student may have already used this previously in our district. By clicking the link below, you can either sign-in (or sign-up) for Class Dojo to keep track of your child’s performance at TJHS. (If you have signed up for this program in the past, you can still use the same email to log back in. If you cannot remember, simply click on the “Forgot Your Password?” link.) You then access Class Dojo via the website, or the Class Dojo app for iOS or Android systems.
Tuscarora Junior HS and Juniata HS fans, go to http://www.jhsindians.com/, or click on Athletics on the main menu above for all athletic schedules and updates.
INFORMATION ABOUT BULLYING & CYBER BULLYING
There is a way to report bullying at TJHS. The following email address has been established to report bullying issues.
ONE CALL NOW SAFE SCHOOL HELPLINE
1-800-324-4800 or text 66746, then TIPS
Tuscarora Junior High School students and staff continue to be BRAVE during the 2018-19 school year….Be respectful, Resilient, Accountable, Value education, & Exhibit excellence!
**Homework Helper is being held after school on Tuesdays & Thursdays. Students MUST sign-up in the office in the morning HR period to stay for Homework Helper!**
Measures of Academic Progress™ (MAP)