Thursday Student Bulletin, September 24, 2020

Happy Thursday! Welcome to our 13th  Day of Distance Learning!
Thursday Schedule
Advisory 8-8:25
Class One/Period One 8:30-10:10
Class Two/Period Two 10:20-12:00 Noon
Teachers have office hours 1:30-2:30
6th Grade Band (Brass and percussion) 12:30-1:20
7th and 8th Grade Orchestra 1:05-2:10
7th Grade Band 1:30-2:20
Student Email
Thanks for remembering that student email is for school use ONLY.  It is not intended for "personal" communication with others.  (Think of it like when you have a job and have a workplace email.  You can only use your work email for work.  Misusing your work email can lead to getting fired!)   Misusing your student email can lead to school discipline or getting your student account restricted.  Make good choices!  The school has the ability to read student email.
BobKittens, is another student bothering you over email?  Please report that to a teacher or administrator and we will take care of it.
Skyward Information Update 20-21
Your parents/guardians can now log into Skyward and choose "Information Update 2021" to complete Back to School Paperwork and update your information like phone numbers, emails, and emergency contacts.
School Supplies
Have you run out of something from your School Supplies?  Our office is open 7:30-3:30 if you need something!
We have a few yearbooks from LAST year still available for sale.  They are going fast!  If you are a current grade 7 or 8 student, hurry if you still want one!
MJH BobKittens Class
Hopefully you accepted the MJH Bobkitten Class in Canvas!
You can send kind Kittengrams to students or staff.
You can enter one of the two school wide contests- Your Learning Spot or Decorate your Tub of School Supplies!  There will be prizes!
There's a Miller Scavenger Hunt to participate in as well!
BobKittens, remember the Spring is over and your school work is now being graded.  You get letter grades ... A, B, C ....  You can check your grades in Canvas or in Skyward.  Don't know how to do that?  What a great question to ask in Advisory or go to a teacher's office hours to get help!
Substitute Teachers
Even in distance learning, sometimes your teachers will be gone and have substitutes.  At Miller we are kind, warm, and welcoming to our substitutes!  Make good choices when you have a substitute!  Remember, you are representing yourself, your team, your grade level, and Miller Junior High! Make a great impression!  

Miller Afterschool Program. 2020-2021

Many of our students help out at home during the day and then do their school work in the afternoon after our teachers' day has ended.  If YOU are one of those students, you might want to consider joining the After School Program to get on line support from 2:45- 4:30!

Miller Junior High After School Program is registering students for the 2020-2021 school year.

The program runs 2:45 pm – 4:30 pm Monday through Thursday.

Students have an opportunity for enrichment activities as well as support for their studies.  The program has LIMITED enrollment capacity.  It is not a drop in program, so students are expected to commit to the program and attend every day.  The program will be offered on line/remotely while MJH students are participating in 100% distance learning.  The plan is to transition to in-person After School Program when MJH students are allowed to return to school.  Wear masks, wash your hands, and practice social distancing so we can all return to school soon!

The registration form is attached to the bottom of this email for you to fill out if you are interested.

Attendance is taken daily in your classes.  If you do not attend a live ZOOM session class, OR attend a teacher's office hours, communicate with a teacher via email or call, OR log into canvas and do work for each class each day, you will be marked ABSENT for that class on that day.  If you do work in Canvas after the school day ends at 2:30 until midnight, the teachers review Canvas the next day and will make changes to your attendance for the previous day. 
Yes, this is complicated and a change to how attendance is taken STATE WIDE to take into account remote/distance learning.  

School Lunch
Remember that school lunch is served at our elementary schools.
Monday, Tuesday, and Thursdays 11-1
There have been changes to the program so you no longer need your lunch ID card or your PIN number.
Remember you will be walking onto a school campus, so have a mask and stay 6 feet apart.  It was reported that families/students are going to the food sites without masks.  You need to have a mask to walk onto school district property and get lunch.
All school rules apply at the feeding sites so be the best BobKittens you can be!
Tech issues?
Tell your teacher.  They will let the office know.  Tech issues so bad you can not send an email?  Call the school at 360 538 2100.

School Office Hours
Our Office is "open" 7:30 AM to 3:30 PM.  Please wear a mask.  Practice social distancing.  Ring the buzzer.  Wait outside.  You will not be allowed into the building.  There are some office staff available to take your phone calls as well.  The school office number is 360 538 2100.

Math Books
Our math curriculum is all on line.  If you want a paper version of the math book, you can come to the Miller Office Monday-Friday 7:30-3:30 and request a copy.  Unable to get here during those hours?  We can make other arrangements for your family.
Our students are reading novels for their ELA (English Language Arts classes).  These novels are available on line.  Please let your teacher know if you need a papercopy of the novel and we can make arrangements.  Grade 8 Students should already have a paper copy of the novel that was in their school supply bin.
Go, BobKittens!  Dream, Believe, Achieve!