JMS Announcements – 8/26/22
Announcements for Friday, August 26, 2022
Teachers will update weekly assignments every Friday so students know what needs to be done the following week. In the weekly updates, teachers will communicate any due dates for student work.
SCHOOL DRIVER’S PERMIT:
** 9th grade students who wish to obtain a school driver’s permit can follow the following link: https://www.johnstoncsd.org/school-news/school-drivers-permit-process/
This link will guide them to a Google Site. Students will need to log in with their jdragonmail credentials in order to watch a video and complete a quiz. The video contains the information that was presented at permit meetings in the past and will now take the place of those meetings. One parent will need to watch the video and note that completion on the quiz. As usual, the only students eligible are 9th graders who have completed driver’s education and have had their learner’s permit for at least six months. After the quiz has been completed, students can pick up their signed Department of Transportation form in the JMS Front Office. Students will need a parking tag to park on school grounds during the school year. Parking tags are available for $20 when students pick up their DOT form. Please make sure you have your license plate number with you at the time of purchase.
ATTENTION SCHOOL PERMIT DRIVERS: We want to keep you safe and legal. REMEMBER YOU CAN ONLY DRIVE TO SCHOOL–you should not be driving to any other location with this permit! Please review the laws/expectations of your School Permit.
USAGE: When can I use my School Permit?
· Only within the school boundaries
· To school or school sponsored event
LOCATIONS: ** Where do I go with my School Permit? **
· Travel the direct route (App.)
· Gas stations should be on or nearest to the route
TRANSPORTING OTHERS: Can anyone else ride with me?
· One passenger other than siblings
· This does not change the direct route expectation, passengers must start and stop at your locations
VIOLATIONS: What will happen to me if I don’t obey the law?
· Examples of Law Enforcement Consequences
· Loss of privileges (Ex: 2 or more Moving Violations = Revoked for 1 year)
· Monetary (Ex: $195 for Speeding Violation)
· Prolonged time for license
· School Consequences
· Typically: Warning, Alternative parking sight, Loss of privilege
PARKING: Where can I park while I’m at school?
· Back Lot – North side of JMS (Enter Door 15)
· Must have purchased a parking tag ($20) in the JMS Front Office
· Use only non “staff parking” spots
8TH GRADE VOLLEYBALL: The last day to register for 8th grade volleyball is Wednesday August 31st.
STUDENT ACTIVITY TICKETS: If you purchased an activity pass for the 22-23 school year, they will be available for pick up in the Counseling Office until 2pm this week.
GIRLS WRESTLING: Attention All Girls in Grades 7 – 9 → The Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union Board of Directors voted to include Girls’ Wrestling as an official sanctioned sport last year. This will be the first year that Johnston will have a girls program and we are looking for girls in grades 7-12 that are interested in learning more, participating and competing.
If your student is interested, please click the link below and complete the google form. Completing the form will give the Activities Department a list of interested students, so that we can share communications to prepare for this upcoming season. Additionally, the Activities Department will be hosting two FREE clinic dates for interested students.
Weightlifting Hours of Operation:
9th Grade Students ONLY – 6:30-7:30am -Monday, Wednesday, Friday
Locker rooms will be available in the morning for students to shower, change, etc.
8th & 9th Grade Students – 3:00-4:00pm – Monday, Tuesday, Thursday
No locker rooms will be open after school. Students will change in the restroom located across from the weight room.
Location: JMS Weight Room – Closest Entrance is Door 15
1st Official Day – Monday, August 29 – 8th & 9th Informational Meeting & Instructions
Last Day of Fall – Thursday, October 27
1st Official Day – Monday, October 31 – 8th & 9th Informational Meeting & Instructions
CLOSED for HOLIDAY – November 23-25
Last day of 2021 – Thursday, December 15
Resume – Monday, January 9
Last Day of Winter – Thursday, March 2
School Early Dismissal Days = no weightlifting
School Weather Dismissal Days = no weightlifting
Non School Days / Holidays = no weightlifting
In the event we need to close the weight room, the Activities Department will use the following methods of communication:
Student Email Announcements – Sent by Rachel Andrews
In-Person Announcements on Intercom – Sent by Cheryl Hudson