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Make sure that your student continues to read during the summer!

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August 2, 2018

Dear NCUJHS Students, Parents, and Guardians:

Welcome to the 2018-2019 school year! Monday, August 27 will be an orientation day for all 7th grade students and all new 8th grade students. Eighth grade helpers will be on hand to assist with activities and the scavenger hunt. Parents are welcome to attend that orientation day with their students. All adults will need to sign in with Liz in the front office. School will be dismissed at 12:45 p.m. that afternoon. Lunch will be served prior to dismissal that day. Students will have time that day to visit the front office to turn in any remaining paperwork.

All students will be starting their regular schedule of classes on Tuesday, August 28, 2018; it will be a regular day of school and dismissal will be at 3:10 p.m. We will be running an “A” Day schedule of classes.

Silent reading is part of our everyday schedule. Silent reading is included as part of the day to support development of a life-long habit of reading, to help students develop independent skills as readers, and to relax and enjoy the brain break by reading independently chosen texts for pleasure. Students should have reading material with them each day. Materials can include books or magazine - fiction or nonfiction - and can be related to schoolwork or not. Our silent reading will start on Tuesday, August 28, 2018. Silent reading is a school-wide initiative and takes place in Teacher Advisories (TAs). Students need to be prepared with reading material for that day.

TAs are a homebase for students. This is where students meet in the morning, at the end of the day, for silent reading, and for their guided study. While you will almost always hear it called TA – it is important to remember that this is the teacher that is serving in an advisory capacity for your student. These teachers will work to help students develop academic goals for this school year. They also will assist them to organize their learning reflections in the e-portfolio as they prepare for their spring Student Led Conference. Our hope is that our teacher advisors will become a trusted adult in the students’ school day, someone students and parents can turn to for information and support in problem solving.

There are many on-line resources that parents can access for information regarding the Junior High. General information and activities will be posted on the NCUJHS website (http://ncujhs.ncsuvt.org/) as well as the NCUJHS Facebook Page (https://www.facebook.com/North-Country-Union-Junior-High-School-668789536569250/?ref=bookmarks).

You are encouraged to use Powerschool to keep current on student progress throughout the year. Reporting documents will be sent home on the following dates.

Trimester 1 - 11/30/18

Trimester 2 - 3/18/18

Trimester 3 - Date to be announced

This is my 21st year working at NCUJHS. As I contacted many 7th grade parents this summer, it is amazing to see the connections to older brothers and sisters, and yes, even to parents who have come through the Junior High while I have been working here. I feel fortunate to be part of this community as a resident and also as a learner. I look forward to our year together. If you have any questions or concerns, please be sure to call (802)766-2276 or email (nicole.corbett@ncsuvt.org) so that you can be provided with the information you need.

Sincerely,

Dr. Nicole Corbett